Jim Rogers, Former CEO of Duke Energy, addresses cleantech professionals, academics and students at the BERC Energy Summit. “Cleantech opportunity today is as great as it has ever been.” That’s how Jim Rogers, Former CEO of Duke Energy, kicked off this year’s BERC Energy Summit on Friday, February 24. Unfortunately, a bright future does not […]
Does time-varying pricing significantly increase the efficiency of the decisions that consumers are making? That is, do consumers that currently pay flat rates behave very differently if they faced volatile hourly varying prices? A look at Spain’s solar market may help answer those interesting questions
The new Indian government has aggressive plans for the country’s renewable energy sector. India plans to add nearly 100,000 MW of solar power and 60,000 MW of wind power. An important vehicle for facilitating the growth of India’s solar sector is the National Solar mission (NSM). Under the NSM, wherein solar projects are allocated by […]
Solar net metering was introduced in 1980s and is continuing. In recent past, few US states considered to stop net metering but did not. Will net metering be banned or something else will gradually eclipse it?
Sunfolding is an innovative solar project from Otherlab, whose new tracking system functions as ideally as the traditional solar tracker but costs five times less. At the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit 2014, Sunfolding received a 1.8 million grant for its innovation in solar technology.
The process of integrating various types of complex technological products into a larger microgrid system remains one of the largest economic bottlenecks in the deployment of microgrids. New microgrid start-up companies have realized the opportunity presented by this integration challenge and have started to vertically integrate microgrid development to create a more appealing business model.
Hanergy Thin Film Power, a leading solar manufacturer, has launched a new solar design competition in cooperation with several international design centers and Oakland’s SfunCube, the only U.S. start-up incubator for solar entrepreneurs. The winning solar design will receive a $160,000 cash prize plus the chance to commercialize the product.
Currently a residential solar module is installed every 2.5 minutes in the United States. The frequency of residential solar installations has been increasing dramatically in the last ten years, both in the US and on a global level. Recent trends also indicate that the driver of solar energy demand is shifting from Europe to Asia.