Carbon Pricing & The Energy Transition

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Sun, 14 Jun 2020 05:32:28 +0000

We are making great progress, with costs of solar, wind, and batteries continuing their decline. But we are not moving fast enough to turn the tide on human-caused climate change. One study I saw recently said we need to be installing wind and solar at triple the current rate to get to 90% renewable just for electricity by

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Bifacial Solar Panels That Follow The Sun Now Most Cost Effective

Credit to Author: Cynthia Shahan| Date: Sun, 07 Jun 2020 17:11:07 +0000

A bifacial solar panel is a solar panel that can collect energy from the front side and the rear side (a normal monofacial panel only collects energy from one side). Bifacial solar technology was created in the latter 1960s. It was dormant while the broader PV market  exploded. It was too costly for the incremental energy production improvements

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US Wind Power Plants Show Little Decline With Age

Credit to Author: Cynthia Shahan| Date: Mon, 25 May 2020 23:30:39 +0000

Some days if feels like things aren’t made to last. Cell phone replacements, for one — how many does one have to have? Wind turbines, however, show a refined aging that suffers little efficiency loss over time

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What’s the Cheapest New-Build Power Technology?

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2020 20:05:09 +0000

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Onshore wind and photovoltaic (PV) solar power are the cheapest forms of new-build power generation for at least two-thirds of the world’s population, according to analysis published by research company BloombergNEF (BNEF). Meanwhile, battery storage has become the lowest-cost new-build technology for peaking purposes in gas-importing regions, such as Europe, China, and Japan. BNEF reported […]

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The Case for Autonomous Network Management

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Mon, 02 Mar 2020 05:00:00 +0000

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There is a near-global drive to replace carbon-based, polluting, resource-constrained energy sources with non-carbon renewables as the primary fuel for the electricity industry. Even traditional sources of

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Utility-Scale Solar Has Led U.S. Solar Since 2012

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Sun, 05 Jan 2020 18:58:58 +0000

https://emp.lbl.gov/utility-scale-solar/The utility-scale solar sector has led the overall U.S. solar market in terms of installed capacity since 2012. In 2018, the utility-scale sector accounted for nearly 60% of all new solar capacity, and is expected to maintain its market-leading position for at least another six years

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Solar Costs & Wind Costs So Low They’re Cheaper Than *Existing* Coal & Nuclear — Lazard LCOE Report

Credit to Author: Cynthia Shahan| Date: Sat, 23 Nov 2019 03:00:32 +0000

A brief decade held considerable cost-efficiency gains in wind and solar. These sustainable technologies are now more cost-effective than any other power generation technologies in general, according to Lazard. Solar and wind technologies simply make more sense

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Clean Energy At 1 Cent Per Kilowatt-Hour

Credit to Author: Scott Cooney| Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2019 06:14:10 +0000

We need clean energy, and we need it ASAP. There are barriers to getting it done, including permitting, price, land-use issues, energy-water nexus issues, lobbying efforts by the fossil industries and the puppets they install in our government, and more. Capital projects can take years to develop as a result of these obstacles

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