Tagged with Solar PV

Making greenhouses even greener

Making greenhouses even greener

Two of my uncles had large greenhouses and one was probably (almost certainly) Canada’s first commercial organic farmer so there has always been a fascination with this industry. It is encouraging to read an article by Sydney Pereira on the Newsweek website how there are now demonstrations to have greenhouses both produce electricity and grow … Continue reading

There is a need to better understand the solar industry

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

Cleaning dirty urban water using solar panels

Cleaning dirty urban water using solar panels

One city in California is planning to save local government money by using solar panels to clean dirty water. Thaddeus Millertmiller explains in an article on the Chowchilla News website.   Solar panels will save Chowchilla money, city says Chowchilla plans to clean its dirty water with help from the sun, which leaders say will … Continue reading

Solar PV and America’s energy transition

Solar PV and America’s energy transition

The installation of new PV has been going from strength to strength in recent years, until last year. Hiroko Tabuchi writes an important article in the New York Times about some of the factors related to those changes.   Rooftop Solar Dims Under Pressure From Utility Lobbyists Over the past six years, rooftop solar panel … Continue reading

First digital energy marketplace for rooftop solar

First digital energy marketplace for rooftop solar

With the rapid expansion of rooftop PV systems, it is encouraging to read this article by Bianca Nogrady in The Guardian about the world’s first digital energy marketplace. It will be interesting to see how this expands to other countries   Australian consortium launches world-first digital energy marketplace for rooftop solar Australian homeowners with solar … Continue reading

Energy transition underway: dramatic plunge in price of renewables

Energy transition underway: dramatic plunge in price of renewables

There have been important breakthroughs in the price of renewable energy technologies. Ian Johnston writes in The Independent about recent data showing how the cost of solar energy has dramatically dropped, making it increasingly competitive.   Solar power becoming world’s cheapest form of electricity production, analysts say Data produced by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) … Continue reading