BP Forecasts Shared, Autonomous EVs Will Help Drive to Peak Oil Before 2040

BP's latest Energy Outlook sees peak oil on the horizon for the first time — driven by the rise of shared and autonomous electric vehicles. Under the Evolving Transition (ET) scenario, which assumes that policies and technology continue to evolve at a similar speed to that seen in recent past, oil demand slows and eventually… Continue reading BP Forecasts Shared, Autonomous EVs Will Help Drive to Peak Oil Before 2040

Local Balancing Is the Key to California’s Clean Energy Future. Regionalization Isn’t

California needs a sustainable and affordable energy system that can deliver an all-renewable energy supply and manage that supply cost-effectively. Instead of creating an interstate entity that may not be aligned with California’s renewable energy goals, we should build an energy system that provides the modern grid California will actually need going into the future… Continue reading Local Balancing Is the Key to California’s Clean Energy Future. Regionalization Isn’t

Long Tail Solar Consolidation: Soligent Acquires Installer Network Repower America

The residential solar sector just saw an acquisition that, bucking a recent trend, had nothing to do with bankruptcy or retreat. Solar equipment distributor Soligent acquired Repower America Wednesday, taking on the latter's network of local rooftop solar installers backed by a central support platform. The combined companies hope to fuel profitable solar growth across… Continue reading Long Tail Solar Consolidation: Soligent Acquires Installer Network Repower America

Solar-Storage for Homes: PetersenDean Partners With SolarEdge and LG

Solar module-level power electronics maker SolarEdge has been quietly putting its own solar-battery inverter control system, dubbed StorEdge, into the field over the past couple years. But energy storage still makes up only a tiny fraction of its growing share of business in the highly competitive global solar inverter industry.  On Tuesday, SolarEdge announced a… Continue reading Solar-Storage for Homes: PetersenDean Partners With SolarEdge and LG

South Korea Strengthens Grid to Take On More Renewables

South Korea took action this month to strengthen its grid in preparation for a major boost in renewable energy generation. At the beginning of the month the state-owned Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) picked U.S. infrastructure provider GE Power to build a 4-gigawatt high-voltage DC (HVDC) transmission link from the east of the country to… Continue reading South Korea Strengthens Grid to Take On More Renewables

In Nigeria, a Template for Solar-Powered Minigrids Emerges

On a sticky November day in the small Nigerian village of Gbamu Gbamu (pronounced, bomb-ou, bomb-ou), Akinola Oduola clambers down a wooden ladder propped against a minaret that overlooks a tight cluster of adobe, wood and concrete homes. “This is my work,” Oduola says by way of introduction, gesturing toward the mosque that is taking… Continue reading In Nigeria, a Template for Solar-Powered Minigrids Emerges

Mexico’s Solar Market Is Booming, But Still Has Key Hurdles to Clear

Mexico's solar industry shot out of nowhere to become a world leader within the last three years. Now everyone involved is trying to take a step back and figure out what happens next. The combination of tangible opportunities with abundant unknowns animated GTM's Solar Summit in Mexico City last week, hearkening back to the beginnings… Continue reading Mexico’s Solar Market Is Booming, But Still Has Key Hurdles to Clear