Renewables prices have been falling precipitously over the past five years as government research and incentives have encouraged and excited deployment. There has been exponential growth, firstly with wind and now solar, throughout […]
DISCUSSION: Utilities 2.0? Or 2.No?
Residential solar installations are happening at an unprecedented rate here in the United States. Lowering installation and panels costs are accelerating PV installations, especially in places where electricity prices are exceptionally higher […]
DISCUSSION: Value of Solar Tariff, Adaptable for Other Markets?
Net metering undoubtedly benefits consumers, but it is a crude fashion of valuing rooftop solar and does not take into consideration, nor pay for, many of the benefits provided by the grid. Austin […]
DISCUSSION: Why are German retail electricity prices rising?
This chart suggests that the increase in FIT rates are offset by a decrease in wholesale power prices. What else might explain rising German retail electricity prices?
DISCUSSION: Is Solar Securitization ready for the Big Time?
Distributed solar has grown by 5 times since 2010, with current capacity expected to double by 2016. Residential installations are a key component of this growth. Financing for distributed solar has traditionally […]
[Closed] DISCUSSION: Germany’s tiny renewables costs
This interesting and beautiful graph was recently published by the German Renewable Energy Agency (Agentur für Erneuerbare Energien). It shows the increases of energy costs per month for the average German household […]
[Closed] DISCUSSION: Graph of the Day: A bird’s eye view on integrating renewables
In the lively conversation about how to integrate variable renewables such as wind and solar into our electric grid’s generation mix, an unlikely player has entered the fray: a duck. It’s not […]
[Closed] DISCUSSION: History Contradicts the U.S.’s ‘All of the Above’ Energy Strategy
I hope you’re sitting down. Republicans and Democrats agree on something, at least nominally. It’s called an “all of the above” energy policy. That phrase occurs in both White House policy pronouncements […]