By Max Hall, PV Magazine International
Wood Mackenzie’s number-crunchers are the latest analysts queueing up to predict a bumper year ahead for PV, with falling prices, rising efficiency rates and booming markets outside China all on the cards. And it could be a make-or-break year for mega-projects, says Wood Mac.
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Additional Recommended Reading
Trends Shaping the Global Solar Market in 2019, Greentech Media
In a new report (available for free), we highlight the top 10 trends to watch in solar this year. Below, we highlight five of them.
IREC’S 2019 CLEAN ENERGY STATES HONOR ROLL
After a colossal year of energy policy activity across the states, IREC calls out some favorite 2018 success stories in our 2019 Clean Energy States Honor Roll, announced today.
MORE GOOD NEWS FROM OTHER STATES
Platte River Power Authority plans for zero carbon emissions by 2030, The Rocky Mountain Collegian
Northern Colorado is working to get a whole lot greener. The Platte River Power Authority board of directors
passed a policy for zero carbon emissions by 2030,
following Colorado State University, Fort Collins and
Longmont’s goal of 100 percent renewable electricity by the same year.
- Central Idaho Animal Shelter Will Open New Facility Powered By Solar Energy, Boise State Public Radio. The Mountain Humane Animal Shelter was the first no-kill shelter in the state. They can add another superlative to their credentials: Their new facility will be run entirely with solar energy.
- N.C. College To Reap Financial Benefits Of New Solar Project, Solar Industry
Contributing to the college’s mission to lead the educational and local community in more
sustainability practices, the solar farm will raise approximately $40,000 annually in solar-
- FPL partners on Shark Valley Solar Energy Project at Everglades National Park, Miami’s
Community Newspapers. It’s an intriguing fact of nature that alligators, the ubiquitous denizens of the Everglades, are solar powered, with scaly skin that optimizes the sun’s rays to maintain
energy. Now, thanks to a grant and new solar panels donated by Florida Power & Light Company (FPL), solar energy will power the Shark Valley Visitor Center in Everglades National Park, where hundreds of thousands of visitors can learn fascinating facts about solar energy, alligators and the Everglades.
- A change in energy, Albuquerque Journal
On the renewable energy front, state officials want new mandates to require utilities to derive 50 percent of their electricity from solar, wind and other clean resources by 2030, and possibly 80 percent by 2040.