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European Solar in Good Shape: Lux Research

Europe's solar market is in good shape despite the global financial crisis, a new study by Lux Research shows. Small European markets will show favourable returns in the near term, the study predicts, while Asian markets will rise over the next few years. Portugal's market is currently the hottest – for solar investors able to undertake projects under the nation's installations cap. The Portuguese internal rate of return (IRR) remained high in 2011 and is projected to push the annual market to nearly 400 MW in 2016. At number two is the solar market in Cyprus, followed by Hawaii, Greece and Israel.

Forecasting Solar Demand: European Solar in Good Shape, Says Lux Analyst

Europe's solar market is in good shape despite the global financial crisis, a new study by Lux Research shows. Small European markets will show favorable returns in the near term, the study predicts, while Asian markets will rise over the next few years. Portugal's market is currently the hottest — for solar investors able to undertake projects under the nation's installations cap. The Portuguese internal rate of return (IRR) remained high in 2011 and is projected to push the annual market to nearly 400 MW in 2016. At number two is the solar market in Cyprus, followed by Hawaii, Greece and Israel.

Australia’s Carbon Price Should Support the New Community Energy Sector

Australia is in the global spotlight for passing its new renewable energy package. A few days before the new measures passed, the senate saw a historic moment for community energy with the opening of...

Solar PV Consultant Available in Greater Cincinnati Area.

After my first involvement with solar back in 1977 in the Oilfield Instrumentation and control industry (Dresser Industries) I kept abreast of changes in the business as my career moved through various phases.  As...

Using SRECs to Speed Up Your Solar Payback

Many states require utilities to provide a certain amount of electricity from renewable sources like solar power.  If a utility is unable to meet these requirements, some states allow utilities to purchase...

When Will Renewable Energy Achieve Vertical Integration?

Since taking on this beat late last year I have been struck by how primitive the renewable energy industry is, in some important ways. And I'm not just talking about technology. ...

When Will Solar be Truly Competitive?

A lot has been written lately about the excellent Berkeley Lab report called Tracking the Sun, which describes cost trends in U.S. Solar production back to 1999. (The illustration is from the report.) John Farrell...