Monthly Archives: July 2013

The global solar market is bigger than Germany and the US, or why the BTI is wrong about the future of solar PV

Last week, I had the interesting experience of reading a piece which casts doubt on the future growth of global solar markets, “How Fast Are The Costs Of Solar Really Coming Down?”, by the Breakthrough Institute (BTI) and specifically Alex Trembath. This was novel for me as I don’t read this perspective often. Most of […]

Solar and nukes in a California summer

Things are changing rapidly on California’s electric grid, and they point the way to the future. In early June 2013 SCE announced that it would permanently shutter 2.25 GW of operating capacity at the remaining two reactors at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station in San Diego. And late last week, PG&E shut down the […]