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Introduction to Grid Parity and Levelised Cost of Electricity

Grid parity occurs when an alternative form of energy generates power at a levelised cost of electricity (LCOE) that is less than or equal to the price of buying electricity from the grid. LCOE is a measure of the lifetime generated energy and cost of electricity from a certain technology. The cost is typically given [...]

Rooftop Solar Installation: Why Behind the Meter Works

The electric power industry is composed of the generation, transmission, distribution and sale of electric power to general public. Existing energy architecture is a century old and inefficient, with generation segment dominated by centralised stations powered by polluting fossil fuel. Fossil fuelled centralised station power has many negative externalities that are not effectively priced into [...]

Solar Rooftop in Corporate Renewable Energy Strategies

Billion-dollar corporations are now a driving force for renewable energy globally. Twenty-three companies from the Fortune 100 and Global Fortune 100 have set specific targets — either percentage of energy, capacity (MW) or level of investment — for buying and investing in renewable energy for their own operations. With the dramatic fall in the cost [...]

Emergence of Battery Storage

Sun and wind energy are free but because of its variability, its future hinges on economically competitive energy storage solutions. “The issue with existing batteries is that they suck,” said Elon Musk, Tesla’s CEO. The company launched its battery products Powerwall and Powerpack last April 2015. Tesla Powerwall is a 7 kWh lithium-ion-battery system that [...]