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Time For A New Vocabulary for Renewable Energy
 

Time For A New Vocabulary for Renewable Energy

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Solar energy installations are growing at double-digit rates but the adoption rate trails Germany by 10X. We need to move beyond Solar-is-for-wealthy tree-huggers to solar is for American jobs and ...

Solar energy installations are growing at double-digit rates but the adoption rate trails Germany by 10X. We need to move beyond Solar-is-for-wealthy tree-huggers to solar is for American jobs and clean air.

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    Time For A New Vocabulary for Renewable Energy Time For A New Vocabulary for Renewable Energy Presentation Transcript

    • Time For a New Vocabulary for renewable energy
    • Source SEIA, Mar2011 US PV Market
    • Source SEIA, Mar2011 US SHW Market
    • Source SolarTech Mar2011 Santa Clara County survey Market Challenges
      • Clean-tech is a global economic driver
      • Subsidies drive learning curve i.e. cost
      • LEED and “net zero” are reshaping construction industry
      • Demand Response & Smart Grid will impact everything that uses energy
      Environment
    • We need a new vocabulary Source: Danny Kennedy CEO, Sungevity
    • 100,000 trains of coal (America’s annual consumption for electricity)
    • Is 600GW possible?
      • 90% of Israeli homes have SHW
      • 10% of Chinese homes have SHW
      • PV provides 5% of German electricity
      GW Renewable Energy today
      • Cost of solar ~$4/W industry wide
        • Home installation is ~$6/W before incentives
        • DOE SunShot targets $1.00/W by 2017
      • Federal 30% tax break - thru 2016
      • 23 states with additional incentive
        • Visit http://dsireusa.org for information
      Data points