SolarReserve Inks Deal With South Australia to Supply Solar Thermal Power With Storage for 6 Cents

SolarReserve, the California-based developer that bundles CSP towers, PV and molten-salt storage, won a contract to supply the South Australian government with dispatchable solar for between AUS 7.5 and 7.8 cents per kilowatt-hour. That amounts to USD 6 cents per kilowatt-hour — a price lower than SolarReserve's planned project in Copiapó, Chile, which was bid… Continue reading SolarReserve Inks Deal With South Australia to Supply Solar Thermal Power With Storage for 6 Cents

Mexico’s Nascent Energy Storage Market Is ‘Very Open for Business’

Mexico doesn’t have any grid storage, but that won’t be the case for long. A delegation from the nation’s energy leadership journeyed to San Diego this week for the Energy Storage North America conference to deliver a message. After decades with a state-owned monopoly utility, Mexico deregulated its electrical grid with a 2013 law. The… Continue reading Mexico’s Nascent Energy Storage Market Is ‘Very Open for Business’

How Two Bankrupt Companies Are Threatening Tens of Thousands of American Solar Jobs

Let’s be clear: the Section 201 trade case now under consideration at the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) is about jobs, plain and simple. If the petitioners get what they want, tens of thousands of American solar workers will lose their jobs. This case, filed with the ITC by two foreign-based solar companies, both deep… Continue reading How Two Bankrupt Companies Are Threatening Tens of Thousands of American Solar Jobs

How the Coming Solar Eclipse Will Cast Its Shadow Across the U.S. Solar Fleet

Want to know how the coming solar eclipse will affect your local solar farm? The U.S. Energy Information Administration has the data.  The solar eclipse coming on August 21 will cast a pathway of shadow across the United States, with the moon shading at least half of the sunlight reaching the earth across all 48… Continue reading How the Coming Solar Eclipse Will Cast Its Shadow Across the U.S. Solar Fleet

Suniva and SolarWorld Claim Their Trade Case Will Create More Than 114,800 Jobs

A game of dueling numbers is playing out over the market impacts of a pending U.S. solar trade case. An economic analysis released yesterday by law firm Mayer Brown, on behalf of trade case petitioners Suniva and SolarWorld Americas, finds that imposing new tariffs on solar products made outside of America will result in a… Continue reading Suniva and SolarWorld Claim Their Trade Case Will Create More Than 114,800 Jobs