National labs: Wind energy costs at or heading to all-time lows

Most studies predict the cost of wind energy will continue to fall through at least 2030, said national laboratory staffers in a new report . The report, "The Past and Future Cost of Wind Energy," released June 6, is a collaboration among workers from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, with assistance from European researchers. The crux of the report is that while future trends, drivers and constraints are difficult to predict, the cost of wind-generated electricity will probably continue to decrease in the coming decades. Onshore wind's levelized cost of energy, or LCOE, fell by a factor of more than three between 1980 and 2000, the researchers said. "However, beginning in about 2003 and continuing through the latter half of the past decade, wind power capital costs increased — driven by rising commodity and raw materials prices, increased labor costs, improved manufacturer profitability, and turbine upscaling — thus pushing wind's LCOE upward in spite of continued performance improvements," they said.

Over 2,000 companies around the world are part of PROINSO's Network of Qualified Installers

A total 2,082 companies from all over the world have joined PROINSO's Qualified Installers Programme, whose International Network has the highest number of members for a network of its kind.

Energy Fundamentals signs co-operation agreement with University of Vienna and the Technical University of Munich

Research analysing the effect of policy on hourly electricity prices

Quick Mount PV to Hold June 27 Ribbon Cutting and Building Tour at New Walnut Creek Facility

Quick Mount PV to Hold June 27 Ribbon Cutting and Building Tour at New Walnut Creek Facility

Nation's Largest Commercial High Solid Waste-to-Energy Digester Begins Construction

Sacramento Facility Includes California's First Digestion-Based Renewable Natural Gas Fueling Station

Alta Devices Discloses Key Technologies to Serve a New Class of Solar Applications

Flexible Sheets of High Efficiency Solar Cells Enable Adaptable Form Factors

The Global Smart Energy Market Reached $222 Billion in 2011, Says Pike Research

"Our annual report demonstrates that smart energy is no longer a niche market,"

Power Climber Wind Introduces the Next Generation Turbine Service Lift

Featuring increased travel speed and advanced electronics at Windpower 2012

Solar3D Completes Important Milestone Required to Make Its 3-Dimensional Solar Cell

Company creates process methodology to fabricate the 3-D photovoltaic microstructures, the most complex and critical component of its high efficiency silicon solar cell

ArrayPower and Phoenix Contact Enable Simpler, Safer Commercial-Scale PV Systems

Partnership brings novel cable harness design to the Sequenced Inverter

BigBelly Solar Extends Its Smart Grid for Waste & Recycling TM to Mobile Devices

Collection staff and management can now access data from smartphones and tablets, bringing real-time data about their waste & recycling locations into the field for greater operational efficiency

AQT Solar Reaches Significant Milestone with CZTS Solar Module Prototype

Company completes initial development in record time; 60 Watt module represents significant step forward in CZTS development

Advanced Energy Successfully Commissions New AE 500 Commercial Inverters for School Project

500kW Inverters Selected By Solar Developer for Industry-Leading Features and Unsurpassed Service and Customer Support

SageGlass helps Solar Decathlon- and AIA award-winning home achieve net-zero energy efficiency

SageGlass helps Solar Decathlon- and AIA award-winning home achieve net-zero energy efficiency

Global Solar Energy Announces Sale Process

Industry-leading flexible CIGS manufacturer initiates investor process, providing an opportunity to participate in mature technology at an entity with proven products and scaled production

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