Cost and prices

What is rooftop solar really worth?

A new report released by Environment Texas Research and Policy Center calls on state regulators to seriously consider the vast benefits provided by distributed generation and promote it as a leading option for our energy future.

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EnergySage educates with solar buyer’s guide

EnergySage has released an all-new solar buyers guide which provides data and assessments of thousands of different solar modules and inverters, as well as scores of residential batteries.

Is the cost of cutting carbon too steep?

Wood Mackenzie has released a report entitled “Deep decarbonization requires deep pockets” estimating that it would cost $4.5 trillion to fully decarbonize the U.S. power grid by 2030, but is the avoided cost greater than the upfront?

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Is the U.S. solar market slipping towards merchant?

As contract lengths shorten, U.S. solar developers and investors are relying more and more on sales of power in the spot market as the future.

Roth: Bifacial tariff exemption to drive down U.S. module prices

The investment banking firm expects an increase of bifacial imports from Southeast Asia, and says that this could drop U.S. average selling prices below 40 cents per watt.

Bifacial beats Trump’s tariffs

Federal trade authorities have ruled that bifacial solar modules are no longer subject to the Section 201 ruling, which currently apply a 25% tariff to most solar modules imported to the United States.

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PEPCO seeks a hefty price tag for the energy transition

The company’s multi-year rate case filing seeks a more than 10% return on equity for more than $300 million per year of investments in the distribution grid and a $21.60 fixed charge on residential customers – all to enable Washington D.C.’s transition to clean energy.

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Trump tariffs on Mexico could hit SunPower, Enphase

“Another week, another trade crisis.”

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Scientists see global PV rocketing to 10 terawatts by 2030, for starters

A Science journal article describes how to reach “a future with ~10 terawatts of PV by 2030 and 30 to 70 terawatts by 2050, providing a majority of global energy.”

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Nearly 200 MW coming to Indiana at under $1/watt

This unprecedented development in the Hoosier State is just the beginning of a much, much bigger tidal wave of development, all of which is planned before Halloween of 2023.

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