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Renewable Energy Databook from NREL

Better late than never, NREL put out a renewable energy databook that covers RE through the end of 2013.  It is full of charts and graphs that do a nice job of illustrating RE progress in the US and the … Continue reading

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Li_Ion at $270 / kWhr EV Tipping Point May Be Closer Than The Analysts Think

Nissan has just announced that they will provide replacement batteries for their Leaf cars for $6500 = $5500 after trade-in for your old battery pack.  This puts Li-Ion battery packsat about $270 / kWhr.  That is well within the range … Continue reading

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EV Batteries Prices are Collapsing – The Mainstream Media Misses the Big Story

As they are so prone to do, the mainstream media has framed the slashed prices of EVs and PEVs as a price war.  Perhaps it is but the big story is that they can have this price war because the … Continue reading

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Smart Grid To Be $2 Trillion Industry

This article looks at the massive undertaking that the smart grid is going to be, claiming that it is a $500 Billion investment.  For perspective, that is less expensive than the Gulf war, spread out over a longer time and … Continue reading

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100% Renewables by 2050 or Sooner!

100×50 or sooner! I would like to see 100% renewables in the US by NO LATER than 2050.  Sooner is better for sure.  100% renewables in the US will create the technology scale such that renewable energy will move worldwide … Continue reading

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MA Hit Solar Goals Ahead of Schedule

Congratulations Massachusetts – 250 MW of solar complete 4 years ahead of schedule, another 1600MW announced today http://www.seia.org/news/seia-applauds-massachusetts-new-solar-goals

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“China Puts US to Shame”

Nice to see this coming out in mainstream media.  China is taking renewable energy seriously and dominates the industry that a few short years ago was dominated by US, Japan and Germany.  Read about it Here.

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About the Changing Utility Paradigm

I haven’t digested this one yet.  Saw it on a FB post so am putting it here for reading later. http://grist.org/climate-energy/solar-panels-could-destroy-u-s-utilities-according-to-u-s-utilities/ Their solution – http://grist.org/climate-energy/how-can-we-boost-distributed-solar-and-save-utilities-at-the-same-time/   Addional reading which is suggested in the second story above – http://ndn.org/electricity20 http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/green/report/2012/08/27/33827/the-networked-energy-web/ http://www.rmi.org/elab

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Nice to See One US Solar Module Company Doing Well

First Solar surprised analysts and shares rocketed higher: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-04-09/first-solar-surges-as-2013-sales-forecast-exceeds-estimates-1-.html?cmpid=yhoo

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Chinese Solar Tariffs

After months of speculation, the US Commerce Department has released a finding that Chinese Solar Cell manufacturers have been dumping (selling below cost) in the US market in violation of International trade agreements.  They will be slapping tariffs on the … Continue reading

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