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MIL-OSI Energy: Gigawatt-sized Cultana Solar Farm takes shape in South Australia

By   /  August 16, 2018  /  Australia, Battery Storage, Business, Commodities, Cultana Solar Farm, Economy, Energy, energy storage, English, Exploitation, Exploration, Gas, Global Economy, Industry, Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, MIL Oil-Energy Sector OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Economics, Mining Sector, News, Newsletter Daily, Newsletter News Weekly, Oil, Oil Rigs, Open Source Intel, Sanjeev Gupta, Simec Zen, solar, South Australia, Transition  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Energy: Gigawatt-sized Cultana Solar Farm takes shape in South Australia

Source: Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis The Guardian: Billionaire UK industrialist Sanjeev Gupta has launched a $1bn, one-gigawatt renewable energy plan based in South Australia’s mid-north that he says will lead Australian industry’s transition to more competitive power. In the first of a number of projects slated for the upper Spencer Gulf region, […]

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MIL-OSI Energy: China challenges U.S. solar tariffs at WTO

By   /  August 16, 2018  /  Business, China, Commodities, Economy, Energy, English, Exploitation, Exploration, Gas, Global Economy, Industry, Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, MIL Oil-Energy Sector OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Economics, Mining Sector, News, Newsletter Daily, Newsletter News Weekly, Oil, Oil Rigs, Open Source Intel, president trump, solar, U.S. Solar Tariffs, World Trade Organization  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Energy: China challenges U.S. solar tariffs at WTO

Source: Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis Associated Press: China says it is challenging a U.S. tariff hike on solar panels before the World Trade Organization, adding to its sprawling conflicts with President Donald Trump over trade and technology. The 30 percent tariffs announced in January improperly help U.S. producers in violation of WTO […]

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MIL-OSI Energy: Virginia regulators okay 1.8-million-panel solar PV facility

By   /  August 14, 2018  /  Business, Commodities, Economy, Energy, English, Exploitation, Exploration, Gas, Global Economy, Industry, Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, Microsoft, MIL Oil-Energy Sector OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Economics, Mining Sector, News, Newsletter Daily, Newsletter News Weekly, Oil, Oil Rigs, Open Source Intel, solar, Solar PV, sPower, Sustainable Power Group, Virginia, Virginia State Corporation Commission  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Energy: Virginia regulators okay 1.8-million-panel solar PV facility

Source: Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis Richmond Times-Dispatch: A massive solar farm proposed in western Spotsylvania County has cleared one hurdle, but it has a few others remaining. In a filing Wednesday, the State Corporation Commission signed off on Utah-based Sustainable Power Group’s Pleinmont Solar LLC proposal to build an outdoor facility with […]

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MIL-OSI Energy: Report: U.S. utilities are going ‘from zero to 100’ on solar

By   /  August 11, 2018  /  Business, Commodities, Economy, Energy, Energy Investment Trends, English, Exploitation, Exploration, Gas, Global Economy, Industry, Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, MIL Oil-Energy Sector OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Economics, Mining Sector, News, Newsletter Daily, Newsletter News Weekly, Oil, Oil Rigs, Open Source Intel, solar, Utility trends  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Energy: Report: U.S. utilities are going ‘from zero to 100’ on solar

Source: Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis Utility Dive: New numbers show the “beautiful friendship” between utilities and solar is growing and bringing the U.S. power system’s transition to higher renewables penetrations along. “Utilities of all kinds and in many places are accelerating from zero to 100 on solar in response to record-low prices,” […]

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MIL-OSI Energy: Latest U.S. Energy Information Agency data: solar and wind costs

By   /  August 10, 2018  /  Business, Commodities, Economy, EIA, Energy, Energy Information Administration, Energy Investment Trends, Energy Policy, English, Exploitation, Exploration, Gas, Global Economy, Industry, Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, MIL Oil-Energy Sector OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Economics, Mining Sector, News, Newsletter Daily, Newsletter News Weekly, Oil, Oil Rigs, Open Source Intel, solar, Utility trends, Wind  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Energy: Latest U.S. Energy Information Agency data: solar and wind costs

Source: Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis Agri-Pulse: The cost of building some renewable energy generators is down, according to a data analysis released this week by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). Among newly constructed utility-scale electric generators in 2016, annual capacity-weighted average construction costs for solar photovoltaic (PV) systems and onshore wind […]

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MIL-OSI Energy: Palestine, perpetually short of electricity, turns to solar

By   /  August 10, 2018  /  Business, Commodities, Economy, Energy, English, Exploitation, Exploration, Gas, Gaza, Global Economy, Industry, Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, Massader, Middle East, Mideast, MIL Oil-Energy Sector OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Economics, Mining Sector, News, Newsletter Daily, Newsletter News Weekly, Oil, Oil Rigs, Open Source Intel, Palestinian Investment Fund, solar, Southern Gaza Desalination Plant, West Bank  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Energy: Palestine, perpetually short of electricity, turns to solar

Source: Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis Reuters: From orderly rows of solar panels in a field in the West Bank to the chaotic rooftops of Gaza, Palestinians are hoping that harnessing the energy of the sun can reduce their dependence on Israel for electricity. The West Bank only gets around three-quarters of the […]

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MIL-OSI Energy: In Illinois coal country, a town takes up solar

By   /  August 9, 2018  /  Business, Commodities, Economy, Energy, English, Exploitation, Exploration, Gas, Global Economy, Illinois, Industry, Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, Microgrid Energy, MIL Oil-Energy Sector OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Economics, Mining Sector, News, Newsletter Daily, Newsletter News Weekly, Oil, Oil Rigs, Open Source Intel, SHINE, solar, StraightUp, Utility trends  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Energy: In Illinois coal country, a town takes up solar

Source: Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis Belleville News-Democrat: Chad Easton, Marissa’s new 37-year-old mayor, has found himself in the unlikely position of promoting solar energy as a way to help the former coal community cope with high power costs. Plans call for construction of two solar farms, one 5 acres and one 11 […]

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MIL-OSI Energy: Analysts: Rooftop market to drive stronger-than-expected 2018 solar uptake in China

By   /  August 9, 2018  /  Asia, Brookfield Asset Management Inc., Business, China, Commodities, Daqo New Energy Corp., Economy, Energy, English, Exploitation, Exploration, Gas, Global Economy, GLP Pte. Ltd., India, Industry, Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, Latin America, Middle East, MIL Oil-Energy Sector OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Economics, Mining Sector, News, Newsletter Daily, Newsletter News Weekly, Oil, Oil Rigs, Open Source Intel, solar  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Energy: Analysts: Rooftop market to drive stronger-than-expected 2018 solar uptake in China

Source: Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis S&P Global Market Intelligence ($): China’s decision to slow the pace of solar-power development and cut financial aid to the industry has plunged the global solar market into uncertainty. But some industry insiders see bright spots in China’s domestic solar industry in 2018. Longgen Zhang, CEO of […]

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MIL-OSI Energy: Zero-cost electricity disrupts traditional power-generation models in U.S., Europe and Australia

By   /  August 8, 2018  /  Business, Commodities, Economy, Energy, English, Exploitation, Exploration, Gas, Global Economy, Industry, Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, MIL Oil-Energy Sector OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Economics, Mining Sector, News, Newsletter Daily, Newsletter News Weekly, Oil, Oil Rigs, Open Source Intel, Renewables, solar, Transition, Utility trends, Wind  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Energy: Zero-cost electricity disrupts traditional power-generation models in U.S., Europe and Australia

Source: Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis Bloomberg News: Bright and breezy days are becoming a deeper nightmare for utilities struggling to earn a return on traditional power plants. With wind and solar farms sprouting up in more areas — and their power getting priority to feed into the grid in many places — […]

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MIL-OSI Energy: Report: Solar prices have more room to fall

By   /  August 7, 2018  /  Business, Commodities, Economy, Energy, Energy Investment Trends, energy market trends, Energy Markets, English, Exploitation, Exploration, Gas, Global Economy, Industry, Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, MIL Oil-Energy Sector OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Economics, Mining Sector, News, Newsletter Daily, Newsletter News Weekly, NextEra Energy, NV EnergyEagle Shadow Mountain solar project, Oil, Oil Rigs, Open Source Intel, Renewables, solar, Tri-County Electric Cooperative, Tucson Electric Power, Xcel Energy  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Energy: Report: Solar prices have more room to fall

Source: Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis Utility Dive: A new analysis from Greentech Media (GTM) Research estimates solar bids becoming as cheap as $14.07/MWh through 2022, assuming a perfect storm of desirable financing and technology advances. While that is an extremely low and aspirational price in today’s market, the report warns that the […]

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