This is your SolarWakeup for May 5th, 2016
Solar in Latin America is largely highlighted by three Countries: Chile, Mexico and Brazil. Brazil and Mexico have used the auction mechanism to get price discovery, each receiving multiple times over the amount of projects the auction was open for. However, market dynamics have caused Brazil projects to be slow to take off and Mexico is yet to be seen. Mexico originally went with a remote PPA approach and has had limited capacity built on that before the program was sunset. If you are working on Mexico or Brazil, give me a shout. I want to learn more from you.
9 GW of solar projects registered for July auction in Brazil
Solar power is contagious. These maps show how it spreads.
PV Talk - The Smart Electric Power Alliance on dropping ‘solar’ from its name
50 shades of climate opposition
Harvard Scientist, Longtime Solar Skeptic, Now Sees the Light
6 Utility Dive:
Making sense of Q1's monster M&A activity in the power sector
7 Think Progress:
The Energy Revolution Is Actually Happening Right Now
8 Los Angeles Times:
How SunEdison went from Wall Street star to bankruptcy
9 Renewable Energy World:
SunEdison is Not Solyndra - Why 2016 Looks So Different from 2011
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This is your SolarWakeup for May 4th, 2016
1 million solar installs! That’s a big deal but what is really the big deal is that the next million will happen in less than 2 years. Dubai is signing PPAs for sub $0.03/kWh and storage prices are dropping like silicon in 2010. Here’s the kicker, States like Florida contributed less than 1% of those solar projects while being one of the largest energy users in the Country. We have a long, long way to go and I really enjoy going through this growth with everyone of you. Take a moment, pat yourself on the back and go sell another project!
1 Huffington Post:
Million Solar Strong
Bill Richardson - What Saudi Arabia’s Bet on Solar Power Means
US - DOE grants $25m to aid grid integration of solar energy
New Hampshire bill expands state financial incentive for solar
Benefits of Clean, Distributed Energy - Why Time, Location, and Compensation Matter
New Record Set for World's Cheapest Solar, Now Undercutting Coal
7 Utility Dive:
Oklahoma utility proposes demand charges to cover distributed energy costs
8 Greentech Media:
Do We Really Need Solar That’s Too Cheap to Meter?
9 New York Times:
What’s Holding Back Renewable Energy? / Utilities Must Stop Blocking Solar Growth
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