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Renewables In Perspective

This Sandia paper offers insights as to the potential for various renewable energy sources.  This is one of the sources that Elon Musk is using to guide his vision. Richard Perez offers similar information graphically, see below.

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Utility Scale Solar Cost Halves in 4 Years

Great progress is being made in lowering the cost of PV.  This report on utility scale PV generation shows recent progress. UPDATE:  Dubai paves the way and gets there several years early. Other renewable energy and related cost reduction trends … Continue reading

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CREE Continues to Deliver Game Changing Inverter Components

I love this stuff.  As a former inverter designer all I can say is I wish we had had these back in the day!

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China Looking at 4GW Solar Installation

INDIA SOLAR RESOURCE Map showing excellent solar resource in India See article on INDIA ADDING 4 GW here.     For comparison, the US Southwest has fabulous solar resources as well.  Better than India.  Only in remote areas of the … Continue reading

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Solar Resource Maps

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory has produced some nice solar resource maps. They show the available sunlight for solar energy and for concentrating solar energy (which is a technology approach for optimizing solar power production).  More maps can be found … 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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Solar ROI Calculator

This is a neat graphic I ran across this morning. It is already out of date as it came out March 2012 so over a year old. And during that year prices dropped, probably faster than they anticipated. See: http://go.bloomberg.com/multimedia/solar-silicon-price-drop-brings-renewable-power-closer/

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PV Projected to Double by 2018 –

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/collapse-china-photovoltaic-industry-spark-180748960.html

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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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An NREL Presentation With Some Interesting Slides on Future of Renewable Energy

http://www.nrel.gov/director/pdfs/20130117_renewable_energy_capturing_the_potential.pdf

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