We’ve reached a tipping point where fossil fuels will enter terminal decline, independently of climate policy action. Given climate policy action is also now accelerating, fossil fuels are double dead. To paraphrase Douglas Adams, “So long and thanks for all the energy”.
Articles: Solar Energy (325)
Despite the unabated economic disaster, despite unemployment, bureaucracy, overtaxation, bad government, corruption, mafia, and all the rest, Italians are reacting at least in one field: in renewable energy, especially photovoltaic energy.
No nation has as high a penetration of residential solar as Australia, with one in five homes now powered by the sun.
Driven by better battery technology and the disincentivization of grid-connected solar panels, off-grid solar is about to make a comeback. How sustainable is a solar PV system if energy storage is taken into account?
Following the earthquake, Gham Power provided lights and mobile charging stations for relief workers and the displaced.
Despite a lack of attention on energy in the UK elections, important changes are underway and challenging the viability of traditional energy.
Will only time tell whether it will be enough to keep solar panels cheap when crude oil no longer is?
In October, 2014, Deutschebank issued a report stating that solar will reach grid parity in 36 of fifty US states by 2016. Solar has already reached parity in 10 states that currently account for 90% of solar electricity generation.
Solar power could replace coal as the world's biggest source of electricity by 2050. That's according to a new report this week from the International Energy Agency (IEA).
By replacing kerosene lamps with solar we can eliminate an entire category of carbon fuel use.