Tennessee Valley Authority Plans for Up to 14GW of Solar by 2038

Tennessee Valley Authority Plans for Up to 14GW of Solar by 2038

In simple terms, it indicates that TVA, like utilities across the country, is preparing for the shift from fossil fuels and toward carbon-free energy as a primary generation resource, while taking steps to manage the resulting grid reliability and resiliency challenges, Colin Smith, senior solar analyst with Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables, said in a Tuesday interview.

A Look at the Shifting Landscape for C&I Solar

A Look at the Shifting Landscape for C&I Solar

According to numbers from Bloomberg New Energy Finance, 86 percent of global corporate renewables deals were signed in the last three years. Numbers from Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables show corporate solar deals drove nearly a quarter of the overall 2018 solar market.

Watch Grid Edge Innovation Summit 2019 Right Here on June 18 & 19

Watch Grid Edge Innovation Summit 2019 Right Here on June 18 & 19

Willa Hightower, Director of Strategic Planning, Exelon Utilities Alex Rojas, Director, Distributed Technologies, Ameren Services Company Manish Rukadikar, Manager - Business Planning and Development, DTE Energy Moderator: Elta Kolo, Ph. D., Research Manager, Grid Edge, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables Wednesday, June 19, 2019 (all times PT).

Chinese Firms Could Rule Offshore Wind Market Without Ever Leaving Home

Chinese Firms Could Rule Offshore Wind Market Without Ever Leaving Home

The potential size of China's surging offshore wind market means that, despite having less advanced technology than their Western peers, Chinese original equipment manufacturers could lead the global offshore wind order rankings in years to come, said Luke Lewandowski, director at Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables.

As Coal Retires in PJM, Why Aren’t Renewables Filling the Vacuum?

As Coal Retires in PJM, Why Aren’t Renewables Filling the Vacuum?

Over the last several years, 29 gigawatts of retiring coal plants in PJM have been replaced with 23 gigawatts of natural gas, according to a recent Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables webinar.

Watch Solar Summit 2019 Right Here on May 14-15

Watch Solar Summit 2019 Right Here on May 14-15

Kenneth Labeja, Director, Business Development, Avangrid Scott Moskowitz, Director of Strategy and Market Intelligence, Hanwha Q CELLS America Phil Robinson, Director of Solar Project Structuring, Constellation Energy Moderator: Michelle Davis, Senior Analyst, Solar, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables 12:05 p.m.-12:35 p.m. Research Presentation: 2019 State Policy Compass.

As Solar Loans Start to Dominate, Loan Providers See Increasing Value in Installer Networks

As Solar Loans Start to Dominate, Loan Providers See Increasing Value in Installer Networks

A new residential solar finance report from Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables found that Mosaic maintained its position as the top solar loan provider last year, claiming a quarter of the loan market.

US Surpasses 2 Million Solar Installations as Industry Looks to ‘Dominate’ the 2020s

US Surpasses 2 Million Solar Installations as Industry Looks to ‘Dominate’ the 2020s

“The residential sector has become much more diverse in terms of actual companies involved over the last three years,” said Michelle Davis, senior solar analyst at Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables.

Spruce Finance Gets Second Act as Owner and Operator of Home Solar Assets

Spruce Finance Gets Second Act as Owner and Operator of Home Solar Assets

Allison Mond, a senior solar analyst at Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables, said the financing deal announced this week again demonstrates that more investors are interested in solar as an asset class.

The Top Five Inverter Players Saw Their Market Share Slip by 6% Last Year

The Top Five Inverter Players Saw Their Market Share Slip by 6% Last Year

Although the top five players lost market share, vendors 6 through 10 made gains, increasing their share of the global market from 15 percent to 19 percent, according to a new report from Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables.

How the US Solar Industry Will Weather the ITC Phasedown

How the US Solar Industry Will Weather the ITC Phasedown

“Despite the fact that we’re now in a world where there are tariffs in place on solar modules, and the Investment Tax Credit (ITC) that helped bolster the industry in its early days is now stepping down, the future actually looks quite bright,” said Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables Senior Analyst Colin Smith on a webinar this week (available to watch for free here).

Infrastructure Fund Buys Community Solar Developer Clean Energy Collective

Infrastructure Fund Buys Community Solar Developer Clean Energy Collective

Michelle Davis, senior solar analyst at Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables, said the acquisition reinforces the trend of infrastructure funds and other institutional capital investing in solar.

US Volt/VAR Market to Peak in the Late 2020s

US Volt/VAR Market to Peak in the Late 2020s

The advanced volt/VAR control (VVC) market in the United States grew by 39 percent from 2014-2018, and currently totals half a billion dollars. More detail on the Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables report 'Advanced volt/VAR control and optimization 2019-2028: US regulation, adoption and market forecast' can be found in the report brochure.

Energy Storage to Become ‘Key Grid Asset’ with 13-Fold Growth Through 2024

Energy Storage to Become ‘Key Grid Asset’ with 13-Fold Growth Through 2024

The capacity of energy storage systems around the world is set to increase thirteenfold over six years, from 12 gigawatt-hours of installed capacity in 2018 to an astonishing 158 GWh in 2024, according to a new market assessment by Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables.

Which State Leads In Corporate Renewable Offtake Deals? Hint: It’s Not California

Which State Leads In Corporate Renewable Offtake Deals? Hint: It’s Not California

In the U.S., 22 states have more than 50 megawatts of projects operating or in development with corporate offtakers, according to Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables.

How a Residential Microgrid Can Earn Its Keep Beyond the Neighborhood

How a Residential Microgrid Can Earn Its Keep Beyond the Neighborhood

The microgrid was designed, engineered and deployed by PowerSecure, an EPC+ microgrid developer with over 2 gigawatts of operational microgrid capacity in the U.S. Alabama may be dipping its toes into microgrids, but the Southeast leads the nation in installed microgrids overall, primarily for resilience in states such as Florida and North Carolina, according to Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables.

Q&A: Leading Players and Strategies in US Commercial Solar

Q&A: Leading Players and Strategies in US Commercial Solar

In a new report, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables senior solar analyst Michelle Davis describes how the non-residential segment* is becoming more diverse and nuanced, requiring both flexibility and efficiency from installers, developers, asset owners and financiers.

US and Latin America Take Top Spot Again in the Growing Solar Tracker Market

US and Latin America Take Top Spot Again in the Growing Solar Tracker Market

The global solar PV tracker market grew by 20 percent last year, and the U.S. and Latin America remained the largest markets for tracker technology. Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables breaks down the global tracker market by megawatts shipped and by region in a new report.

Watch The Grid Edge East Forum Right Here on April 3

Watch The Grid Edge East Forum Right Here on April 3

Tim Driscoll, Director of Information Management Outcomes, Itron Howard Smith, Manager of Distributed Energy Resource Policy, Southern Company Warren Westrup, Business Developement Manager, Utilties, Sierra Wireless Thomas Golden, Chief Strategy Officer, EnergyUnited Moderator: Ben Kellison, Director, Grid Research, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables 12:00 p.m.-12:30 p.m. Case Study: How Duke Energy Is Relying on Frontier Technologies to Become More Resilient.

Repsol Invests in Storage Startup Ampere Amid Shift to Cleaner Energy

Repsol Invests in Storage Startup Ampere Amid Shift to Cleaner Energy

Rory McCarthy, senior research analyst at Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables, noted Repsol's investment in the residential storage market came soon after another European oil and gas heavyweight, Shell, acquired sonnen , a German battery company.

Zola Electric Unveils a New ‘Smart’ Storage System to Displace Diesel and Eliminate Outages

Zola Electric Unveils a New ‘Smart’ Storage System to Displace Diesel and Eliminate Outages

"The launch of this modular smart storage product is timed well with Zola's evolution beyond the solar home system space, and the broader sector's growing focus on more urban and peri-urban customers," said Ben Attia, a senior solar analyst with Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables.

Utility-Scale Solar Projections Now Exceed Pre-Tariff Forecasts

Utility-Scale Solar Projections Now Exceed Pre-Tariff Forecasts

Projections for utility-scale solar growth from 2020 to 2022 now exceed forecasts drafted before the Trump administration’s announcement of Section 201 tariffs, according to new analysis from energy research and consulting company Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables.

What’s Next for Battery Pricing and Supply Chains After the Madness of 2018?

What’s Next for Battery Pricing and Supply Chains After the Madness of 2018?

"Because of what was happening in South Korea, a lot of the tier-one manufacturers were just supplying the domestic market," said Mitalee Gupta, an energy storage supply chain analyst at Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables.

Watch Our Financing Renewables in the US Live Event On March 14

Watch Our Financing Renewables in the US Live Event On March 14

Thursday, March 14, 2019 (all times Eastern) 3:00 p.m.-3:45 p.m. Identifying Valuation Risk: Rapid Technology Shifts and Policy Upheaval Prajit Ghosh and Matt DaPrato from Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables will present an overview of the solar, wind and storage U.S. markets, including state-level demand drivers, pricing trends, and technology outlooks, plus perspectives on how investment and M&A activity in these markets points to emerging company strategies.

What the Heck Should We Do With All These Distributed Resources?

What the Heck Should We Do With All These Distributed Resources?

Distributed energy resources are going to double on the U.S. grid by 2023, according to research from Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables. Don’t forget to listen to our careers episode produced with Wunder Capital. Listen to that episode in the Interchange feed or find it here.

Sunrun Presents Another Record Quarter, with 115 Megawatts Installed in Q4

Sunrun Presents Another Record Quarter, with 115 Megawatts Installed in Q4

"Sunrun's earnings show that it is possible for a large, national installer to still grow, and to do so with the third-party owned model," said Allison Mond, a senior analyst tracking rooftop solar at Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables.

Europe to See a Sixfold Increase in Battery Cell Manufacturing Share by 2026

Europe to See a Sixfold Increase in Battery Cell Manufacturing Share by 2026

Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables forecasts that the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region will account for almost 228 gigawatt-hours of lithium-ion cell manufacturing capacity a year by 2026, out of a total of around 649 gigawatt-hours worldwide.

Germany Sees Solar Installations Spike to Nearly 3GW in 2018

Germany Sees Solar Installations Spike to Nearly 3GW in 2018

Tom Heggarty, senior solar analyst at Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables, said much of the growth in 2018 was from commercial and industrial energy consumers.

India’s first grid-scale battery storage project comes online

India’s first grid-scale battery storage project comes online

Designed to provide grid stabilisation, better peak load management, add system flexibility, enhance reliability, and protect critical facilities for 2 million consumers that are served by Tata Power-DDL, the new project is part of India’s larger and ambitious vision to install 225 GW of renewable energy generation by 2022 – a target recent analysis from Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables suggests is slipping away from India.

DC-Coupled Solar-Plus-Storage Systems Are Gaining Ground

DC-Coupled Solar-Plus-Storage Systems Are Gaining Ground

DC-coupled solar-plus-storage is becoming increasingly common for front-of-the-meter (FTM) applications and is likely to become dominant in the residential market, according to a new report from Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables.