NewEnergyNews: ORIGINAL REPORTING: New factors help drive growth of big solar

NewEnergyNews

Gleanings from the web and the world, condensed for convenience, illustrated for enlightenment, arranged for impact...

The challenge now: To make every day Earth Day.

YESTERDAY

  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Climate Change Report – ‘Upheaval’ In ‘Uncharted Territory’
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Oil Giants Buying In On EU Ocean Wind
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Japanese Floating Solar Backed by Apple
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Germany Upped EV Access 27% in 2016
  • THE DAY BEFORE

    THINGS-TO-THINK-ABOUT THURSDAY, March 23:

  • TTTA Thursday-No Majority Anywhere Doubts Climate Change
  • TTTA Thursday-Making The Baby Decision As The Climate Changes
  • TTTA Thursday-Wind Delivers 54% Of Power To Midwest 11-State System
  • TTTA Thursday-A System To Better Use New Energy
  • THE DAY BEFORE THE DAY BEFORE

  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: New Markets Opening Up To Distributed Resources
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: Utilities Driving Record Solar Growth
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: Hawaii’s Fight For 100% New Energy Goes On
  • THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • TODAY’S STUDY: Battery Energy Storage Right Now
  • QUICK NEWS, March 21: Eight Things To Do About Climate Change; The Fight For New Energy Wires; The Best New Energy Battery
  • AND THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • TODAY’S STUDY: Ways To Get To Zero Emissions
  • QUICK NEWS, March 20: $19 Trillion Benefit In Global Climate Fight; U.S. New Energy Now A $200Bil Biz; $10Bil EV Buy Planned By Band Of Cities
  • THE LAST DAY UP HERE

  • Weekend Video: The Colors Of Energy
  • Weekend Video: The Jobs Boom In New Energy
  • Weekend Video: Veterans Join Wind's Fight For New Energy
  • --------------------------

    --------------------------

    Anne B. Butterfield of Daily Camera and Huffington Post, f is an occasional contributor to NewEnergyNews

    -------------------

    Some of Anne's contributions:

  • Another Tipping Point: US Coal Supply Decline So Real Even West Virginia Concurs (REPORT), November 26, 2013
  • SOLAR FOR ME BUT NOT FOR THEE ~ Xcel's Push to Undermine Rooftop Solar, September 20, 2013
  • NEW BILLS AND NEW BIRDS in Colorado's recent session, May 20, 2013
  • Lies, damned lies and politicians (October 8, 2012)
  • Colorado's Elegant Solution to Fracking (April 23, 2012)
  • Shale Gas: From Geologic Bubble to Economic Bubble (March 15, 2012)
  • Taken for granted no more (February 5, 2012)
  • The Republican clown car circus (January 6, 2012)
  • Twenty-Somethings of Colorado With Skin in the Game (November 22, 2011)
  • Occupy, Xcel, and the Mother of All Cliffs (October 31, 2011)
  • Boulder Can Own Its Power With Distributed Generation (June 7, 2011)
  • The Plunging Cost of Renewables and Boulder's Energy Future (April 19, 2011)
  • Paddling Down the River Denial (January 12, 2011)
  • The Fox (News) That Jumped the Shark (December 16, 2010)
  • Click here for an archive of Butterfield columns

    -------------------

    Some details about NewEnergyNews and the man behind the curtain: Herman K. Trabish, Agua Dulce, CA., Doctor with my hands, Writer with my head, Student of New Energy and Human Experience with my heart

    email: herman@NewEnergyNews.net

    -------------------

    -------------------

      A tip of the NewEnergyNews cap to Phillip Garcia for crucial assistance in the design implementation of this site. Thanks, Phillip.

    -------------------

    Pay a visit to the HARRY BOYKOFF page at Basketball Reference, sponsored by NewEnergyNews and Oil In Their Blood.

  • ---------------
  • WEEKEND VIDEOS, March 25-26:

  • Bill Maher Talks Trump Havoc, Climate Havoc
  • What NYC Faces From Climate Change
  • Kids Design A New Energy City

    Wednesday, December 14, 2016

    ORIGINAL REPORTING: New factors help drive growth of big solar

    As RPS importance declines, 3 factors help drive growth for utility-scale solar; For the first time, most utility-scale solar development this year won't be driven by renewable portfolio standards

    Herman K. Trabish, April 5, 2016 (Utility Dive)

    Editor’s note: Under the new administration, state policies could determine the long-term fate of New Energy.

    The solar industry added a record 7.3 GW of new capacity in 2015, with over 4 GW of that coming from the utility-scale solar segment. Industry numbers foresaw 2016 more than doubling last year’s installed capacity — increasing to 16 GW of installations, including almost 12 GW of utility-scale solar and, as of Q3 2016, numbers were reinforcing the forecast. Energy Department numbers that predicted utility-scale solar would be, for the first time, the biggest source of new U.S. generation for the year have proven accurate. GTM Research’s The Next Wave of U.S. Utility Solar explained that while 80% of utility-scale solar had been driven by state renewable portfolio standards (RPSs), over 50% of the 2016 utility-scale solar pipeline is non-RPS driven.

    As demand for solar expands beyond RPS programs, three factors are expected to drive growth in the utility-scale segment of the market, the study reports. The biggest will be voluntary utility procurements as power companies are attracted by solar’s low price. The installed cost for utility-scale solar has dropped over 50% since 2007, according to Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The second will be must-take procurement from qualifying facilities (QFs) under the dictates of the 1978 Public Utility Regulatory Policy Act(PURPA). The third will be corporate procurement of power from utility-scale solar systems. While this area is smallest of the three at present, analysts expect it to be among the most interesting markets in coming years… click here for more

    IFTTT Recipe: Share new blog posts to Facebook connects blogger to facebook

    NO QUICK NEWS

    0 Comments:

    Post a Comment

    << Home