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Offshore Wind Costs: Toward a Zero-Subsidy Era?

Offshore wind equipment is reaching record heights and unforeseen low costs that are allowing it to be deployed with fewer and fewer subsidies. MAKE Consulting (which recently joined the GTM and Wood Mackenzie family) has a new analyst note that further illustrates the increasing competitiveness of offshore …

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The Top Solar Manufacturers Are Not Necessarily Making the Highest-Quality Modules

Can the silicon-based (mostly Chinese) solar module industry maintain its reliability given the constant price declines in component and system costs? Current solar module pricing at 30 or 40 cents per watt might not leave a lot of room for building in reliability. DNV GL's PV Module Reliability Scorecard gathers reliability test data from its lab on a large group of panel manufacturers. The lab has been testing solar modules for more than six years and has reams of historical data to compare performance …