March 19 2018

Mexico Forecast to Add 24 TWh of Clean Energy by 2022

Mexico’s 2013 energy reform has changed the corporate power market dramatically. The introduction of a market in clean energy certificates (CEL) will lead to the generation of an additional 24 terawatt-hours of clean energy by 2022, Bloomberg New Energy Finance finds in its 1H 2018 Corporate Energy Market Outlook. The CELs are the primary mechanism by which […]

March 19 2018

FERC Ruling to Help Enable 13GW Battery Pipeline in U.S.

This article first appeared on the BNEF mobile app and the Bloomberg Terminal. 13 gigawatts of energy storage in U.S. interconnection queue FERC Order 841 will enable significant storage uptake Energy storage capacity in U.S. wholesale markets’ interconnection queues Source: Bloomberg New Energy Finance, all U.S. ISO/RTOs. Energy storage plays only a niche role in U.S. wholesale markets […]

March 13 2018

India’s Electric Vehicle Market Doubled in 2017

This article first appeared on the BNEF mobile app and the Bloomberg Terminal. India sold an estimated 2,000 electric cars in 2017 Government is now going easy on its 100% EV ambitions Estimated number of EV passenger cars sold in India Source: BNEF India’s electric vehicle industry saw a year of heightened interest in 2017 as many automakers […]

March 5 2018

France Onshore Wind Auction Sees Price Drop

This article first appeared on the BNEF mobile app and the Bloomberg Terminal. 500MW of capacity awarded in first round Average weighted bid was 65.40 euros/MWh Levelized onshore wind auction bids in EMEA Source: Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Note: LCOE and bids are based on expected commercial operation date.  The results of the first French onshore wind auction […]

February 26 2018

Powering Last-Mile Connectivity

More than 4 billion people are not connected to the internet today, representing a huge opportunity for both development and business. Bridging the ‘digital divide’ for these un-networked billions requires affordable and reliable access to electricity. Power is a crucial element at all stages of providing internet access: from running backhaul services to the core […]

February 19 2018

Waymo Zooms Ahead in California Autonomous Vehicle Testing

This article first appeared on the BNEF mobile app and the Bloomberg Terminal. Unit of Alphabet accounts for 85% of reported miles driven GM increased testing more than 10-fold from 2016 to 2017 Autonomous miles driven on public roads in California  Source: Bloomberg New Energy Finance, California Department of Motor Vehicles. Note: Data through November 30, 2017.  Alphabet – via […]

February 12 2018

Tesla Australian Virtual Power Plant Cheaper Than U.S. PV

This article first appeared on the BNEF mobile app and the Bloomberg Terminal. Solar-plus-storage project costed at $2.51 per watt U.S. households continue to pay over $3 per watt for solar How the Tesla virtual power plant could work Source: Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Note: This schematic applies the first two phases of the program only and reflects […]

February 6 2018

Don’t Like Trump’s Solar Tariffs? Try Working Around Them

The new U.S. tariffs on importing solar cells and modules aren’t expected to have a major effect. Any changes they do bring about will be further weakened if manufacturers try a few workarounds identified in a new Bloomberg New Energy Finance report. Clients can access the full ‘Five Loopholes in Trump’s Solar Tariff Ruling’ report on […]

February 5 2018

GE, Shell Drive Frontier Solar to New Heights

This article first appeared on the BNEF mobile app and the Bloomberg Terminal. $819 million raised by pay-as-you-go solar start-ups Sustainable financing structures are work in progress Funding rounds announced by pay-go solar companies  Source: Bloomberg New Energy Finance Selling solar electricity kits to frontier-market households is turning from a philanthropic activity into a VC-backed industry that uses micro-finance, […]

January 29 2018

Digitalization Could Provide $38 Billion in Benefits to Energy

This article first appeared on the BNEF mobile app and the Bloomberg Terminal. Smart meters to realize $18 billion in value in 2025 Value of digital flexibility shows most growth potential Annual value of the benefits of digitalization to utilities, consumers  Source: Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Note: DR is demand response, O&M is operations and maintenance, HEMS is […]

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