Tag: Distributed Energy

2016 California Solar Market in Six Charts

Residential solar installations fell 8 percent in 3Q16 vs. the prior year. Industry analysts believe this may be due to saturation in areas that are strong fit for solar as well as the impact of the election uncertainty. Reuters covered this trend in i…

3@3 on Solar PV: REWI Wrap-Up, Rick Perry, Tax Credits

Jenn Runyon, Chief Editor of Renewable Energy World and Paula Mints, Chief Market Research Analyst with SPV Market Research discuss three hot topics in the global solar industry for three minutes each. Today’s topics include a wrap up of the REWI conference, how Rick Perry could change the U.S. Department of Energy and solar tax credits. Check it out.

Cheap Ice Energy Storage for Solar Homes

By the summer of 2017, solar homeowners could store surplus daytime solar in an ice-based energy storage unit with a 20-year life, for less than half the cost of a battery storing the same solar kilowatt-hours, according to Ice Energy CEO Mike Hop…

Listen Up: The Real Cost of Electricity

Electricity is a commodity — indistinguishable regardless of the source (all kWh are the same), available from different suppliers and easily transferable. But like many commodities, the cost of electricity varies depending on the location to which it is delivered.