The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Clean Energy Group (CEG) have released the first comprehensive public analysis detailing the potential size of the commercial behind-the-meter battery storage market in the United States. NREL analyzed over 10,000 utility tariffs in 48 states, finding that more than five million of the 18 million commercial customers across the country may be able to cost-effectively reduce their utility bills with battery storage technologies.
DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body, has released its third annual PV Module Reliability Scorecard report, presenting the most complete publicly-available comparison of PV module reliability test results.
Massachusetts-based Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA), a national, nonprofit coalition of public agencies and organizations working together to advance clean energy, has taken an in-depth look at successful and promising policies and programs that can be used to bring the benefits of solar to low-income consumers. “Bringing the Benefits of Solar Energy to Low-Income Consumers” , a guide authored by Bentham Paulos of PaulosAnalysis, outlines the obstacles that low-income households face in accessing solar power and provides a detailed overview of strategies that policymakers and government agencies can use to encourage low-income solar adoption.
When is it financially worthwhile investing in a Photovoltaic (PV) system? A new report, “The True Competitiveness of Solar PV. A European Case Study” published by the European PV Technology and Innovation Platform (ETIP PV) compares the levelised cost of PV electricity (PV LCOE) with the cost of sourcing electricity from the grid for the same usage in different European countries and market segments.