For some, December probably meant eggnogs, football, relatives, etc. For the California solar industry, it meant a record month of rooftop, behind-the-meter solar. There were over 36 MW of customer-owned installations–the highest since the California Solar Initiative’s inception, and over 130 MW worth of incentive applications. Details on the California Solar
That is to say: ‘closer than it appears.’
Incentives for the residential California solar market are down to $0.35/W (down from $4.50), or about 4% of the average reported cost of a system.
June set a new record for the largest amount of new
In 2010, for the third consecutive year, new wind power installations in the European Union will have roughly the same amount of electricity-generating capacity as newly built natural gas power plants, according to the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA).
About 10 gigawatts of new wind power capacity is expected to be added in 2010, which would boost total installed capacity to about 85 gigawatts, according to the trade organization.
Natural gas remains the EU’s leading source of generating electricity, producing about 119 gigawatts in 2007, according to industry data.