Solar Power To Threaten Conventional Power By 2020

Leonard Hyman & William Tilles for OilPrice.com: By 2030, solar-plus-storage could threaten the economic relevance of their distribution grids by making less necessary the connection with the local electric utility.

SolarWorld collapses as Europe's solar industry eclipsed by China

Christoph Steitz for Reuters: Europe's embattled solar power industry has been dealt a fresh blow, with cut-price competition from China driving Germany's SolarWorld into insolvency.

Why Quality, Safety & Testing Matter in Your PV Inverters

The long-term success of a PV system ultimately relies heavily on the quality of the components within it - and too often many inverter manufacturers cut corners to achieve less expensive products that will sell quickly.

5 Common Solar Sales Mistakes Dealers Should Avoid

Developing an effective solar sales strategy can be challenging: when you're facing tough competitors in a crowded market, dealing with varying customer needs and values, and finding creative ways to offer value, it's easy to overlook the basics.

Tesla solar roof prices come in cheaper than some had expected

Robert Ferris for CNBC: Tesla said the first two styles of its solar roof will be priced at about $21.85 per square foot. That price is slightly lower than the $24.50 per square foot that Consumer Reports had expected.

Tesla's Solar Roof Is Finally Ready For You to Buy

Tom Randall for Bloomberg: Elon Musk says orders will begin today. Pricing details have yet to be revealed.

Push to educate Congress on energy storage crosses political divide

Andy Colthorpe for Energy Storage News: Two Congressional representatives in the US have united across party political lines to form the Advanced Energy Storage Caucus, a group dedicated to educating Members of Congress on the benefits of the nascent technology.

The Netherlands opens massive offshore wind farm

Megan Treacy for TreeHugger: The long distance from shore has the benefit of being beyond the horizon so there is no visible evidence of it from shore but it also carries the benefit of harnessing the stronger winds in that area.

Ten Years Of The Intersolar Award: Finalists Announced For The Solar Industry Innovation Prize 2017

The Intersolar AWARD is celebrating its 10th anniversary: The award honors pioneering products and solutions in the solar industry for the 10th time running.

Lincoln International's Solar Energy Stock Index: Q1 2017

Solar Energy Index Underperforms S&P in Q1 2017

Installing solar to combat national security risks in the power grid

Allison Mills for Phys.org: Distributed microgrid tech can secure the electrical grids at military bases to reduce the impact of cyberattacks, physical attacks from terrorists and natural disasters.

SolarCity's solar installations crash nearly 40%

Nichola Groom, Reuters: Tesla's SolarCity reported a drop of nearly 40 percent in solar installations for the first quarter on Wednesday, the latest sign of a reversal in fortunes for the once high-flying residential solar industry.

Ice Energy Storage Explained

New storage technologies are broadening the appetite for storage beyond lithium ion. I think we've hit the tipping point where the awareness and value of energy storage has gone mainstream.

Renewables Continue to Break Records, but Room for Improvement Remains

Renewables are expected to cover more than 60 percent of the increase in world electricity generation over the medium term, rapidly closing the gap with coal.

The US is using so much solar power that it will have to prepare for the August eclipse

Michael J. Coren for Quartz: As the shadow of the moon passes over North America, the eclipse is expected to knock out about 70 megawatts a minute- two to three times faster than the typically daily drop, reports the California Independent System Operator.

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