The combination of slower electricity demand growth, low natural gas prices, and policies that encourage renewables-sourced electricity generation is changing the type and the amount of generating capacity added each year. via […]
How Soon Can Tesla Get Battery Cell Costs Below $100 per Kilowatt-Hour?
Where does the lithium-ion battery industry — and most notably, Tesla/Panasonic — stand today on battery costs? Solar veterans will recall a time not so long ago when the industry’s biggest dream […]
Study Highlights a Least Cost Energy Vision for the U.S.
A new study from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) models electricity system in the United States if we were to use its energy resources in the most cost effective way. […]
Peak Coal: How Much Remains Economically Recoverable?
(Click to enlarge)The eventual peak in world fossil fuel output is a potentially serious problem for human civilization. Many people have studied this problem, including Jean Laherrere, Steve Mohr, Paul Pukite (aka […]
Solar Module Prices Reached 57 Cents per Watt in 2015, Will Continue to Fall Through 2020
According to GTM Research’s latest edition of the PV Pulse, the global blended average price for a tier-1 Chinese-produced multicrystalline PV module fell 10 percent year-over-year and reached 57 cents per watt […]
Wind Top New Power Capacity Source in Europe
In 2015 12,800 MW of new wind capacity was installed in the EU, an increase of 6.3% over 2014, and more than any other form of power generation, according to recent new […]
The Long Term Impact Of The Oil Rig Crash
The North American Baker Hughes Rig Count came out Friday. The decline continues. Baker Hughes gives an oil and gas breakout for every basin and state with five years of historical data. […]
Bad Moon Rising—Any Credence in a Near-Term Methanol Revival?
Times are tough in the methanol market. Posted and spot prices for methanol have continued falling (to levels not seen since 2010). New methanol capacity, planned during the good ol’ days, has […]
Saudi Arabia’s electricity privatisation plans preparing ground for solar
Saudi Arabia’s plans to privatise its electricity sector will also include a pivot towards renewable energy sources, according to press reports in the kingdom. via PV-Tech http://ift.tt/1RsGNyu
Growth in domestic natural gas production leads to development of LNG export terminals
The first export shipment of liquefied natural gas (LNG) produced in the Lower 48 states on February 24 is a milestone reflecting a decade of natural gas production growth that has put […]