SOLAR 2013 kicked off this morning in Baltimore with nine tracks of parallel sessions that included a forum about the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s JEDI models. JEDI, which stands for Jobs and Economic Development Impact, is a series of free online calculators for estimating employment and other impacts that result from investment in new power generation or fuel production.
Utility-scale soft costs were just 25 cents/watt According to a new study from NREL, in 2010 the average soft costs for residential systems averaged $1.50 per watt, or roughly 23 percent of system cost. For commercial systems, the median 2010 soft costs were $0.99/W for systems smaller than 250 kW (about 17 percent of system [...]
The overall return on investment on combined energy efficiency and photovoltaic projects is better than for photovoltaic alone says a panel at WREF 2012.
Dr. Dan Arvizu, Director and Chief Executive of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), gave a very detailed presentation on how to “Realize a Clean Energy Future” at WREF 2012. He started off his presentation by talking about the pressing energy issues we currently have: energy security, the economy, and protecting the environment. Currently, the [...]