Solar and storage new competing with coal and other fossil fuels

We know that the costs for various renewable energy technologies have been coming down significantly in recent years. Travis Hoium writes on the Motley Fool website about some of the progress that has been made. Importantly, solar together with storage can now compete with coal and other fossil fuels on its own.   The Energy … Continue reading Solar and storage new competing with coal and other fossil fuels

Windows will provide more than a room with a view

We are reading about important technology developments practically every day. Niamh Mcintyre writes in The Independent about using solar windows and what their potential impact will be.   Solar windows could meet 'nearly all' of America's electricity demand Solar cell technology could soon tap into the massive energy potential of windows and other transparent objects, … Continue reading Windows will provide more than a room with a view

There is a need to better understand the solar industry

According to Chelsea Harvey, writing in the Washington Post, there has been an on-going underestimation of the expansion of solar energy and that could have serious policy implications. What do you think?   We’ve been underestimating the solar industry’s momentum. That could be a big problem. Analysts have been underestimating the expansion of solar energy … Continue reading There is a need to better understand the solar industry

It’s time to reassess the notion of “new energy”

Werner van Zyl, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Lecturer in sustainable energy at the University of KwaZulu-Natal writes that our long-term sustainable energy solution has to focus more on the sun.   All roads to sustainable energy lead to the sun Humans consume 221 tonnes of coal, 1,066 barrels of oil, and 93,000 metric cubes of … Continue reading It’s time to reassess the notion of “new energy”

Major investments taking place in Australia to increase capacity for producing solar panels

It is an encouraging sign of the energy transition that, as Michael Slezak reports in The Guardian, there is major investment taking place for the solar industry in Australia. This is most encouraging.   Large-scale solar industry takes off as 12 new plants secure finance Australia’s large-scale solar industry now appears to be on solid … Continue reading Major investments taking place in Australia to increase capacity for producing solar panels

An idea that morphed into a company that plans to make solar energy the most accessible form of energy in the world

The energy transition requires innovation and not only in technologies but in techniques and business models. Katie Fehrenbacher writes in The Guardian about a company that started with crowdfunding and is now a major accelerator and an incubator in the growing renewable energy world.   Powerhouse: the startup making solar the most accessible energy in … Continue reading An idea that morphed into a company that plans to make solar energy the most accessible form of energy in the world

Impact of California’s boom in solar power

Everyone is fascinated with developments in California to promote sustainable energy. Ian Johnston writes in The Independent that the impact of solar production is leading to negative electricity process. The energy transition is truly underway.   California produced so much solar power, electricity prices just turned negative "Yeah, they're out there havin' fun, In the … Continue reading Impact of California’s boom in solar power

India achieves important milestone in deployment of solar power

India is making important advances as it is taking its energy transition seriously. Sanjay Dutta writes on the ETEnergyworld website from the Economic Times that total installed solar capacity, including rooftop and off-grid projects, has crossed 10 GW.   Big boost for India's power generation: Solar power capacity crosses 10,000 Megawatt Green power is driving … Continue reading India achieves important milestone in deployment of solar power