Author: Dr. Jim Carey

Fighting Blackouts: Japan Residential PV and Energy Storage Market Flourishing

In the past, a PV system with battery storage was associated with the off-grid system — not connected to the utility grid. The battery stores the energy produced by the PV system and when the sun goes down, electricity is drawn from the battery. In Japan, the battery became attractive to store electricity from “the grid,” to reduce electricity bills.

The Future of Solar in Latin America

ClearSky Advisors has recently evaluated the attractiveness of each market in Latin America by quantifying the relevant fundamental and political factors which will drive solar installations over the next several years. Fundamental factors include sola…

Massachusetts Solar: Healthy Mix of Business Sense, Environmental Awareness and Public Engagement

It’s not often that I hear about renewable energy installations near my hometown in Southeastern Massachusetts – many towns in that area seem to have a vocal dose of NIMBY-ism. So when I heard that auto-auction company Manheim was unveiling a 3.5-megawatt installation in Dighton, Mass., I jumped at the chance to go take a look and was pleasantly surprised at what I found.