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yesterday by TomRaftery
Solar has overtaken gas and wind as biggest source of new US power • Bloomberg
Chris Martin:
<p>Despite tariffs that President Trump imposed on imported panels, the US installed more solar energy than any other source of electricity in the first quarter.

Developers installed 2.5 gigawatts of solar in the first quarter, up 13% from a year earlier, according to a report Tuesday from the Solar Energy Industries Association and GTM Research. That accounted for 55% of all new generation, with solar panels beating new wind and natural gas turbines for a second straight quarter.

The growth came even as tariffs on imported panels threatened to increase costs for developers. Giant fields of solar panels led the growth as community solar projects owned by homeowners and businesses took off. Total installations this year are expected to be 10.8 gigawatts, or about the same as last year, according to GTM. By 2023, annual installations should reach more than 14 gigawatts.</p>

Solar is unstoppable; the price of making panels keeps falling, and it's additive - you don't have to tear down old installations to put new ones in. And penetration of panels is at a tiny percentage of the potential.

Mining coal is a mug's game: expensive, dangerous, polluting. Speaking of which...
solar  economics 
5 days ago by charlesarthur
Little Sun - solar lamps etc.
Some products in conjunction with Ikea
solar  lighting 
5 days ago by magnusc
Very high temperature (up to 1400C) molten silicon thermal energy storage. The kicker seems to be using concentrated solar power to melt, and a thermophotovoltaic system to recover power rather than a brayton cycle turbine using an intermediary fluid.
molten  silicon  thermal  energy  storage  concentrating  solar  thermophotovoltaic  TPV  power  generator 
5 days ago by asteroza
StratoSolar Precedent
Interesting precedent paper in the early days of photovoltaics, describing a system very similar to StaroSolar's floating PV array.
StratoSolar  floating  PV  solar  array  ballon  tethered  research  technology  retro 
5 days ago by asteroza
Sustainable By Design :: tools
Tools for designing window shading to optimize for seasons
home  solar 
5 days ago by infusionrc
Billions in U.S. solar projects shelved after Trump panel tariff
“The U.S. solar industry employs more than 250,000 people - about three times more than the coal industry…”
Solar  Trade  Tariffs  Trump  Energy  Idiocy  Environment  Manufacturing 
6 days ago by Membranophonist
RT : Warren Buffett’s Nevada Power signs 1GW of new + 100MW/400MWh of co-located battery storage, most at record…
solar  from twitter
6 days ago by kcarruthers

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