Category Archives: Analysis

Solar Energy’s Real U.S. Employment Impact

published: 2012-05-30 15:11 | editor | category: Analysis
By D.A. Barber The role that solar energy can play in not just the total energy mix of the U.S. but also job creation has been addressed in a number of recent studies all of which project strong but varied rates of growth. But muc...  more

PV Costs Could Fall 40 percent by 2015

published: 2012-05-24 9:31 | editor | category: Analysis
By D.A. Barber A report from McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm, says that the cost of a typical commercial PV system could fall 40 percent by 2015 and an additional 30 percent by 2020. The report conclude...  more

BIPV Thin Film Market Analysis Report

published: 2012-05-22 17:51 | editor | category: Analysis
According to EnergyTrend, the solar research division of TrendForce, rooftop solar system is likely to be widely accepted and used in the residential sector. Manufacturers will make use of thin-film’s characteristics, such a...  more

U.S. Feed-in Tariffs will Increase PV Demand

published: 2012-05-16 15:40 | editor | category: Analysis
By D.A. Barber Feed-in tariffs (FIT) have been the preferred policy in many regions of the world to help support investors to rapidly increase installation of renewable energy installations projects and markets. Under most FITs, h...  more

Off-Grid Solar on US Tribal Land the Next Boom

published: 2012-05-15 16:25 | editor | category: Analysis
By D. A. Barber While most US residents take electricity for granted, tens of thousands of American Indians living on the 56 million acres of tribal “reservations” held in trust by the United States Interior Department...  more

International Technology PV Roadmap

published: 2012-05-10 16:08 | editor | category: Analysis
By D.A. Barber Due to expansion in past 2 years of capacity, the PV market has changed dramatically and competition as far as technology and cost has become the main focus within the solar industry. This is a big challenge for the...  more