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Have we reached an inflexion point for solar investors?
Unbelievable is a word that one should rarely use, but it is the best adjective to describe developments over the last years in the solar sector. For instance, in 2007 a 220watt 60 cell solar module,
Who will be the winners in the Digital Energy Revolution?
There are five key technologies, the 5 S's of semiconductors, sensors and software, as well as solar and storage, which are poised to revolutionise our energy world in the coming years. Fossil fuels
2017 will prove to be a record year for global solar installations
At the start of every year I estimate what the global installations of solar will be. And every year I get it wrong and I continually underestimate the size of the market. You would think I should lea
The Carbon-Capture Dream Is Dying
The collapse of a Dutch “clean coal” power project has ended near-term prospects for carbon capture and storage (CCS) in European power generation. That leaves proponents of the technology having
Why we need to ban diesel cars
I recently took part in a podium discussion organised by the European Commission on how to push innovation in energy. All of the podium panellists were asked; if Europe could do one thing, what would
Technology shifts in solar are good for customers, but not all producers will survive
I was recently at the Intersolar Conference in Munich and for the first time in many years I came back very excited about what I saw. We are seeing a big technology shift in solar and an increasing fo