The International Battery and Energy Storage Alliance (IBESA) has recently been formed to help facilitate collaboration between solar, electrical energy storage, and smart grid technologies companies. IBESA was created by the International PV Equipment Association (IPVEA) and solar research group EuPD to represent the emerging solar storage sector. This alliance will help give access to market [...]
At today’s plenary session, we were thankful to have the ability to Skype with Bill McKibben for the session, as he was unable to join us in Baltimore. Bill McKibben is a radical grassroots activist, author, and president/co-founder of 350.org. He is a fantastic speaker and we were lucky to have the opportunity of listening [...]
Why Americans Pay 80% More for PV In a study supported by the Department of Energy’s SunShot program, the Lawrence Berkeley Lab has revised its assessment of why solar installations are cheaper in Germany than in the United States. It’s not because labor rates are lower; instead, standard practices mean fewer labor hours on each [...]
GlobalData’s latest report on offshore wind power expects the global market to grow immensely by the end of the decade, with the UK as a leader in the industry.
A new report from Lawrence Berkeley Lab asks the question “Why Are Residential PV Prices in Germany So Much Lower Than in the U.S.?” The report supports the premise of the new ASES Solar Freedom Now! campaign, which aims to slash “soft costs” of solar installations in the United States. The answers won’t surprise you. [...]