Solar roadmap lights the way

Happy Watts – ( If you want to be sure of reaching a destination, you need a map. It’s the same with an ambitious goal like ramping up solar energy in America. via Arizona Republic>>


Spain needs boost for solar

Happy Watts – ( The solar power market is not likely to see a boost in aid from Spain’s new energy plan, which will debut a draft by January, one of the country’s top energy officials told Reuters in an interview on Monday. via Reuters>>

How to Compare Power Generation Choices

Happy Watts – ( People like to compare the cost to generate electricity from various renewable resources, like wind or solar, to the cost to generate electricity from coal, nuclear and natural gas. Comparing these costs is like comparing apples to oranges. Power generation is a complex business and without considering load factor; capacity (kW) and energy (kWh); and fixed and variable costs, these comparisons are not legitimate for evaluating power generation technologies. via Renewable Energy World>>

Italy is second largest Solar market

Happy Watts – ( Italy has been on the global PV investment map for the last three years. The reason is the generous feed-in-tariffs that have been offered since 2006. This, combined with remarkable solar irradiation, led to a quick boom on the Italian PV market. The purpose of the report is to study the Italian PV market situation and analyze the market potential and forecasts for the coming years. via Solar Plaza>>