Cost Archive

15 Jun 2014

$10 Million More For Low Cost LEDs

The price of a typical high efficiency LED light bulb has been falling off the cliff lately, and it’s going to take another steep dive because the Energy Department has just chipped in $ 10.5 million for
6 Jun 2014

IEA: World’s Energy Needs Will Cost $48 Trillion by 2035

Meeting the world’s growing need for energy will require more than $ 48 trillion in investment in energy supply over the period to 2035, according to a special report released by the International Energy Agency (IEA). Read
13 May 2014

High Cost Of The Solar Middleman

If there’s no such thing as a free lunch, then how can Americans get solar on their roof with “zero money down” and lower their electric bill?  Solar leasing, as it’s often called, is a clever market
2 May 2014

Fossil Fuel Subsidies Cost ~$2 Trillion Annually, According To IMF

Originally published on RenewEconomy. By Sophie Vorrath Science informs us about the environmental cost of our global fossil fuel habit – the IPCC recently reported that CO2 emissions from fossil fuel combustion and industrial processes contributed around
27 Apr 2014

Wind & Solar Can Generate Electricity For Half The Cost Of Nuclear

Originally published on Renew Economy. New-build wind and solar energy systems can generate electricity for up to 50 per cent cheaper than new nuclear power plants, a German study has found. The research, commissioned by German think
4 Apr 2014

Curb on wind turbines would cost jobs, says Scottish Renewables

Scotland-based leading green energy trade association Scottish Renewables has cautioned that rumored plans to eradicate onshore wind turbines will result in thousands of job cuts in the country, if followed. CTBR – News
24 Mar 2014

LED Lamp Efficiency To Continue Improving As Cost Decreases

Originally published on the EIA website. Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Annual Energy Outlook 2014 Early Release Technology improvements for general service lighting, driven by federal efficiency standards, are leading to increased reliability and bulb life. As efficiency
5 Mar 2014

Cost Of The Tesla Model E Exaggerated In Flawed Study

Originally published Gas 2. Elon Musk has always called for a $ 35,000 Tesla, but one research firm says that the numbers just don’t add up. Too bad the study makes flawed assumptions. But it’s still worth asking
18 Feb 2014

Cost Of Solar PV Continues To Plummet

Originally published on RenewEconomy. One of the most misunderstood aspects of the solar PV phenomenon over the past 5 years is the idea that it has been that it has been driven entirely by surplus capacity from
12 Feb 2014

HyperSolar reaches milestone in achieving low cost solar powered hydrogen production

HyperSolar, the developer of a breakthrough technology to produce renewable hydrogen using sunlight and any source of water, announced that its artificial photosynthesis technology is now capable of producing 1.2 volt open circuit voltage for use in