Posts tagged: Grid parity

Interesting Solar Power Trends To Watch In 2017

The solar industry in recent years has been characterized by double-digit installation growth and moderate revenue expansion, especially in the largest markets — namely Japan, China, and the United States. With the ongoing cost reduction of solar power, forward-thinking organizations are reevaluating their energy strategy to cut costs and manage their energy consumption more effectively. […]

Solar Power Lights School in Off-the-Grid Vancouver Island Alternative Bastion

By: Dirk Meissner LASQUETI ISLAND, B.C. — The solar-power energy system that lights up False Bay School on Lasqueti Island passed a major test this fall when the tiny two-classroom building suddenly went dark. That was when Principal Reid Wilson discovered the school’s back-up power source, a diesel generator, had broken down and the West Coast […]

Israeli Firm Says It Can Keep Solar Power Plants Running At Night

Ari Rabinovitch, Reuters Germany’s President Christian Wulff, right, and Avi Brenmiller wear protection glasses during a visit to Brenmiller’s Siemens’ solar receiver production plant in Beit Shemesh. An Israeli solar power company, Brenmiller Energy, says it has developed a new, more efficient way to store heat from the sun that could give a boost to […]

Future of Technology – Map Shows when Solar Power is a Bargain

By John Roach In 2013, the cost of solar power in San Diego will be cheaper than electricity from the local utility grid, according the predictions of an energy policy analyst who created a handy graphic to illustrate when so-called grid parity will be achieved. Sam Mircovich / Reuters A prototype sun tracking solar panel made […]