SOLAR KEEPS SURFING
Photo by Pete Cabrinha
The US solar installation industry continues to condense, with the top 10 installers comprising half of the US Residential PV market in early 2014.
OO The solar power potential of the contiguous U.S. and the sites of most of the nation’s solar power generating facilities. The darker the shade of brown, the greater the solar power production potential of an area. Credit: EIA
Other new maps show how solar power is starting to take hold in parts of the US southwest, while microgrids are expanding, becoming cleaner, and commercial energy storage is becoming more viable in the US.
Meanwhile, SunPower, one of the rooftop solar installers, has begun adding energy storage capabilities to their installations in new homes.
Credit Dennis Schroeder/NREL
In Arizona, solar companies are fighting back against the new rooftop solar tax.
In coal-producing Australia, solar power continues to expand, and US-based First Solar, a large solar manufacturer and project developer, predicts that utility-scale solar costs in Australia will halve over the next five years, becoming cheaper than wind energy by 2020.
Renewable Energy Set To Skyrocket Globally. Global adoption of renewable energy shows no signs of slowing over the next 15 years, with nearly two-thirds of an expected $7.7 trillion in new investment going toward non-fossil power generation, according to new projections by Bloomberg New Energy Finance, reports Daniel Cusick at ClimateWire.
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