NewEnergyNews: ORIGINAL REPORTING: Trends Within The Solar Boom

NewEnergyNews

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

While the OFFICE of President remains in highest regard at NewEnergyNews, this administration's position on climate change makes it impossible to regard THIS president with respect. Below is the NewEnergyNews theme song until 2020.

The challenge now: To make every day Earth Day.

YESTERDAY

  • TODAY’S STUDY: Connecting Big Business With New Energy
  • QUICK NEWS, October 16: Making Climate Change A Political Issue; Wires Needed For New Energy
  • THE DAY BEFORE

  • TODAY’S STUDY: Rooftop Solar Right Now
  • QUICK NEWS, October 15: Trump Accuses Climate Scientists Of ‘Political Agenda’; Gen-Xers, Millennials Like Solar And Savings In Green
  • THE DAY BEFORE THE DAY BEFORE

  • Weekend Video: Bill Maher Talks Hurricanes And Climate Change
  • Weekend Video: Al Gore’s Pick For Congress
  • Weekend Video: What’s The Number?
  • THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-The Global Economy, Climate, And The Next Crisis
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-A Huge New Energy Boom Is At Hand
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-The Global New Energy Transition Is Next
  • THE LAST DAY UP HERE

    THINGS-TO-THINK-ABOUT THURSDAY, October 11:

  • TTTA Thursday-10 Ways To Change The Climate Back
  • TTTA Thursday-A Nobel Prize Is Not Enough To Beat Climate Change
  • TTTA Thursday-2018 Corporate Solar Buy Hits $6.7 Billion
  • --------------------------

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

    Founding Editor Herman K. Trabish

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

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

    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.

  • ---------------
  • TODAY AT NewEnergyNews, October 17:

  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: La-La Land Plans For 100% New Energy
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: All About South Carolina’s Nuclear Woes

    Wednesday, May 03, 2017

    ORIGINAL REPORTING: Trends Within The Solar Boom

    As solar price drops, utility interest spurs growth in non-traditional markets; Solar markets outside the U.S. Southwest are picking up steam thanks to steady price declines across all segments

    Herman K. Trabish, September 8, 2016 (Utility Dive)

    Editor’s note: The solar boom has gotten bigger since this story ran, led by the trends described here.

    Solar prices continue to fall and utilities are developing more and more of the resource. Tracking the Sun IX from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory shows the price of building solar power plant generation has fallen 60% since 2009. Since 2015, the national median installed price for residential solar systems have fallen 5%, non-residential system costs have dropped between 7% and 9%, and the utility-scale solar cost has fallen 12%. But utilities should be aware of market changes that are likely when the 30% investment tax credit for solar begins to phase down. Until the phase-down begins in 2019, according to LBNL’s Utility-Scale Solar 2015; An Empirical Analysis of Project Cost, Performance, and Pricing Trends in the United States.

    Growth is being driven by power purchase agreement (PPA) prices that have come down in a wider range of U.S. regions, including the Southeast and the Upper Midwest. Utilities are beginning to explore community solar. Growth in rooftop solar seems to have slowed. Utilities resist it because of a perceived shift to non-solar owning customers for grid upkeep costs. They await rate design reforms that will replace net energy metering with more effective price signals. Reductions in utility incentives, a better levelized cost of electricity and a shift to loan-financed direct purchases may also be slowing the decline in the price of rooftop solar, resulting in slowed growth in the sector. But two trends are clear: Customers want to participate in solar and they want multiple pathways for that participation… click here for more

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

    0 Comments:

    Post a Comment

    << Home