8 Solar Trends to Follow in 2015

These are some of the most crucial solar storylines of the past three months, according to GTM Research’s analysts. Every quarter, GTM Research’s solar analysts compile the most important data and findings from the past…

Regarding power fluctuations from Hawaii’s largest solar plant

Why It Matters The intermittent nature of solar power is limiting how much and how widely it can be used. Shipping containers full of lithium batteries will stabilize Kauai’s grid when passing clouds interrupt power…

Where the energy storage expansion will happen first and why

The commercial-industrial segment of the market is ready to buy in People who watch the energy storage market say they now know where and how it will break out commercially.New numbers show solar plus storage…

The Meaning of Disruption: How Should Utilities Think About Change?

There’s lots of debate about the meaning of “disruption” and what it could bring for utilities. Here are a few musings. “Disruption” is one the most overused words to describe how radical technological change can…

Renewable energy reshaping utilities

Solar energy, particularly distributed photovoltaic (PV) generation, drives more full-time utility employment than any other renewable generating resource, according to research conducted by the Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) and ScottMadden Inc., which looked at…

Soon, Europe Might Not Need Any New Power Plants

  Within a few decades, large-scale, centralized electricity generation from fossil fuels could be a thing of the past in Europe. That’s the word from investment bank UBS, which just released a new report anticipating…

Solar Energy Revolution: A Massive Opportunity

My friend Ray Kurzweil projects the U.S. will meet 100 percent of its electrical energy needs from solar in 20 years. Elon Musk is a bit more conservative, pegging it at 50 percent in that…