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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 …

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Uh, Oh, Here Comes Honda With $13.8 Million For FCEV Hydrogen Stations In California

Honda is doubling down on the California fuel cell EV market with a new $13.8 million pledge to help build more hydrogen fuel stations for FCEVs Uh, Oh, Here Comes Honda With $13.8 Million For FCEV Hydrogen Stations In California was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other …

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Friday Energy Facts: Solar Photovoltaic Output Depends on Orientation, Tilt, and Tracking

Because PV panels are able to capture more solar energy when they are pointed directly at the sun, installers may configure systems to optimize output by adjusting the orientation and tilt of a system, or by using mechanisms that track the sun as it traverses the sky.read more

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Official: Over 70 utilities announce major EV deal at White House

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, United States Plug-in vehicle purchases by the American public may be slowing down this year, but have faith. Because utility companies will be picking up a little bit of the slack by stepping up their focus on buying electric …