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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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Popular and ‘Best-Of’ Posts

  WIND: WIND INTERMITTENCY IS EXAGGERATED – NREL study shows US wind potential is larger and more stable than previously thought with capacity factors of 65% available, see details HERE.  Better even than Handleman Post predictions, that capacity factors of … Continue reading

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World PV Capacity Equivalent to 30 Nuclear Power Plants

Growth of solar energy continues to ramp rapidly.  With 2013 figures released we see solar at 137GW which is equivalent to about 30 nuclear power plants.

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Tesla is the Most Important Car Company – Morgan Stanley

Photo Credit Hans-Johnson CC Tesla is the Most Important Car Company – Morgan Stanley. Tesla mainstreaming EVs, from the world class design to safety to disruptive cost reduction of Li-ion batteries, Tesla is leading revolutionary change in the auto industry … Continue reading

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Tesla to Give Away Intellectual Property and Bring Solar to Cost Parity

What an amazing guy this Elon Musk is. http://www.teslamotors.com/blog/all-our-patent-are-belong-you http://blog.solarcity.com/silevo/ About Silevo  

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Installed Renewables Capacity

UPDATED APRIL 22, 2015 The report from which this graphic was obtained is Here . UPDATE:  2015 Cumulative Wind Installations Wind capacity has risen by nearly 100 fold in the last 20 years.  If we see 1 / 10th of … Continue reading

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A Great Graphic That Illustrates the Disruptive Nature of Solar Energy

The graph came from this blog More graphs here.  I like these but proceed with caution, they really don’t address intermittency.  So there is much work to be done.  This series of posts covers much of what needs to go … Continue reading

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Best Of the Handleman Post 2013

Below are links to some of my favorite posts for the year: Tesla – Good Stuff about this revolutionary car: About those Tesla Fires – Tesla has had three fires. In all the fuss the press neglected to mention that … Continue reading

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A Month In the Life of a CA Solar Array

An oft cited deficiency of solar energy is its intermittency.  However, in the Southwest solar is surprisingly reliable.  The graph above is typical and notice that it is auto-scaled so the lowest point on the graph is still well above … Continue reading

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PV Closing in on $2.00 / W Installed

The graphic below shows that we are nearing $2.00 / W installed in Germany for solar.  $2.00 / Watt takes into account the price of the Euro which is trading at about $1.37.  In the US we are closer to … Continue reading

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