capacity factor

For decades, the main factor sustaining the primacy of fossil fuels in our energy ecosystem has been lower costs vs. renewables (and powerfully entrenched interests and lobbying, but that’s another story). However, in 2014 and 2015 something big happened: for the first time in history renewable technologies reached a point where the cost didn’t skew […]

Over the coming years energy needs are predicted to rise sharply. Yet, the need to reduce emissions of harmful gases into the atmosphere grows more urgent by the day. The good news is that we are surrounded by more sustainable energy resources than we could ever need. In just one hour the sun provides more […]