Renewables can increase to 61% of EU electricity mix in 2030 at lower cost, report says

New analysis shows how cheap renewables and flexible demand could replace more than half of European coal and gas generation by 2030, while reducing system cost and almost doubling emissions savings from the power sector, compared to current plans.

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Analysis Finds 5 Million Commercial Customers in the U.S. Could Cut Costs with Battery Storage

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.

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Global Market Outlook 2017-2021: Solar Boom Continues 2016 is another record solar year

SolarPower Europe today launched the ‘Global Market Outlook for Solar Power 2017-2021.’ The report confirms that 2016 was another record year for solar, with global annual solar additions growing by 50% with 76.6 GW installed.

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DNV GL releases 2017 PV Module Reliability Scorecard

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.

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Report Outlines Strategies to Bring the Benefits of Solar to Low-Income Households

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.

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