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Dan Shugar, the King Midas of Solar

Dan Shugar lives, breathes and bleeds solar. "If you cut my wrist, pure silicon comes out," he exclaimed in an interview with Powerhouse CEO Emily Kirsch, as part of the Watt It Takes interview series. This week, Shugar steps behindShow More Summary

Tesla Battery Supply Constraints Weigh on a Young Storage Industry

When Tesla unveiled its stationary storage products for homeowners and utilities in 2015, it immediately sparked new demand for batteries. But in the two years since, the company's track record for delivery has been mixed. While pursuing...Show More Summary

North Carolina’s Solar Market Gripped by Growing Pains, as Gigawatts of Projects Are Planned

Over the years, driven by the requirements of its renewable energy portfolio standard and the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act, North Carolina has risen to become the country's second-largest solar market. The state now has more than 3,500 megawatts of solar installed and more than 7,000 solar jobs. Show More Summary

GTM’s Book of Customs, Traditions and Etiquette, Vol. II: A Grid Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand

Oh, what trying times in which to gather for frothy merriment! A nation of contrasts, we gather once a year to feast and set aside our squabbles over which model of electricity delivery will triumph, or whether blockchain will be the end to all problems. Fear not as you navigate the treacherous waters of division and misunderstanding. Show More Summary

Global Energy Storage to Double 6 Times by 2030, Matching Solar’s Spectacular Rise

The energy storage industry is set to rise dramatically -- for those companies that can play the long game. Bloomberg New Energy Finance released a report Tuesday that forecasts the global energy storage market will “double six times”...Show More Summary

Trump Says US ‘Will No Longer Tolerate’ Trade Abuses, as ITC Delivers Solar Tariff Report

The market outlook for solar projects in the U.S. now officially rests in the hands of President Donald Trump. Last week, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) published a report sent recently to the White House on the pending Section 201 investigation of crystalline silicon photovoltaic (CSPV) solar cells and modules. Show More Summary

Origins of the Solar Learning Curve

The experience curve is a useful tool for forecasting future cost reductions in solar. This curve, also known as the learning curve, reveals a consistent pattern in solar: For every cumulative doubling of production volume, the price...Show More Summary

Mexico’s Energy Auction Just Logged the Lowest Solar Power Price on the Planet

Preliminary results from Mexico’s latest energy auction have broken the lower boundary for solar costs, following a trend seen in other auctions around the world. The Mexican government this month announced the average price achieved...Show More Summary

National Grid and AutoGrid Test Demand Response for Natural Gas in New York

Demand response in the electricity sector is now worth billions of dollars and over 30 gigawatts of capacity in the United States. It’s a useful tool for utilities and grid operators trying to manage the real-time balance of supply and...Show More Summary

Siemens Plans to Cut Nearly 7,000 Jobs in Traditional Power Generation

Siemens announced massive cuts last week that would eliminate 2 percent of the industrial giant's workforce. Nearly all of the layoffs will come from its Power and Gas division, reducing labor on its power plant turbine business. “Renewables...Show More Summary

Tesla Turns to Roadster, Semi Truck Deposits for a Creative Financing Solution

The finale to Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s glitzy semi-truck unveiling last week in Southern California featured a surprise product launch and a familiar fundraising strategy. Shortly after Musk finished rattling off stats about the new electric...Show More Summary

Cypress Creek Invests Billions in South Carolina’s Solar Market. Now It’s Investing in People, Too

Gene Wilson first learned about solar energy while studying architecture at Clemson University in the late 1970s, around the same time President Jimmy Carter installed solar thermal panels on the White House. “I came through school when we were going through one of the energy crises. Show More Summary

UK Wave Energy Startups, Clamoring for Government Money, Have Failed on Their Promises

Why has wave energy flopped in the U.K.? Experts are blaming “a fundamentally over-optimistic view, on the part of government and industry,” on the failure to achieve commercialization, despite endless promises from startups. A new study, written by researchers at the University of Strathclyde and Imperial College London, doesn't mince words. Show More Summary

The Top Stories in Energy Storage Are Right Here

In a few weeks, the GTM research and editorial teams are headed to San Francisco for the third annual U.S. Energy Storage Summit. As usual, we'll have data-driven conversations and presentations that cover the top storylines in the industry. A lot happened since the last event. Show More Summary

The House Passed a Tax Bill. Will Wind and Solar Take a Hit in the Final Package?

The House passed its tax reform bill yesterday that includes cuts to renewable energy tax credits. The package is already having a chilling effect as developers stall projects because of a potential change to the tax code. What willShow More Summary

Why Tesla’s Electric Semi Truck Is the Toughest Thing Musk Has Attempted Yet

The timing isn’t great for Tesla to be entering a new market segment. Elon Musk’s high-tech energy and transportation company is already overwhelmed with production delays, a massive backlog of Model 3 deliveries, a restructuring solar business and several disaster response efforts underway around the globe. Show More Summary

High-Efficiency Monocrystalline Solar Surges in 2017. Here’s Why Bifacial Is Next

The photovoltaic industry is experiencing rapid change, with high-efficiency modules seizing market share and setting the stage for even higher efficiencies to come. Passivated emitter and rear cell (PERC) technology, and particularly...Show More Summary

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