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Cal on August 28th, 2016

Cost of US Solar: 2010-2015     Source:The Price of Solar Is Declining to Unprecedented Lows; Scientific American Note: prices are installed cost per rated Watt of solar generating capacity (or $/WDC); the installed cost includes everything needed to get a solar power system up and running: the panels, the power electronics, the mounting hardware, and […]

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Cal on August 15th, 2016

Crude oil prices would have to skyrocket above $350 per barrel for electric vehicle makers to make a dent in the global automobile market, according to a study done by researchers at the University of Chicago’s Energy Policy Institute. Oil prices are currently hovering in the $40 per barrel range. The batteries for EVs cost, on average, about […]

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Cal on August 7th, 2016

  Industry analysts IHS Markit expect the on-grid energy storage market to double this year from 1.4 gigawatt hours (GWh) to 2.9 GWh. IHS projects this storage capacity to skyrocket to 21 GWh by 2025. Over this period, lithium ion batteries will be the mainstream energy storage technology, capturing more than 80% market share in the grid-tied segment. IHS expects Japan and the US to be the […]

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Cal on August 3rd, 2016

Argentina’s recoverable shale oil reserves are estimated at 27 billion barrels and hold the third largest shale gas and fourth largest shale oil reserves in the world. The Vaca Muerta Shale spans across four provinces and is almost double the size of the Eagle Ford shale area in the US state of Texas. Current production from […]

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Cal on July 30th, 2016

New research suggests that households in Pakistan waste 25% of the nation’s electricity due to inefficient appliances. The usage of older household appliances were found a primary source of wasted electricity, with refrigerators being the worst offender followed by fans and lighting. Moreover, at a time of serious energy shortages in the south Asian country, a total of […]

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Cal on July 25th, 2016

A study released by the non-profit American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy looked at energy efficiency among the world’s 23 largest energy consuming nations. These countries represent about 75% of all the energy consumed around the globe. The study looked at 35 different metrics of measuring energy efficiency in each country, including the intensity of energy use […]

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Cal on July 15th, 2016

  Source: Deutsche Welle, Sea change to Germany’s energy transition as it throws renewables to the open market

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Cal on July 12th, 2016

The US Energy Information Administration projects renewable energy will surpass nuclear power by 2020 and coal by 2028 to become the second largest source of US electricity generation after natural gas. Renewable energy growth will increase from 13% in 2015 to 24% in 2030, and 27% by 2040, with almost all of this growth from […]

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