Tendencias en RI

Solar Market Insight Report 2017 Year in Review

In 2017, the U.S. market installed 10.6 GWdc of solar PV, a 30% decrease year-over-year from 2016. In 2017, 30% of all new electric generating capacity brought online in the U.S. came from solar, ranking second during that period only to natural gas. Q4 2017 saw price increases in most PV market segments stemming from increases in module costs. This was due to a global shortage of Tier 1 module supply and the uncertainty spurred by the Section 201 petition. However, the price increases were mitigated by falling prices in racking and inverters, improving operating efficiencies, and likely margin compression.



Utilities and Electric Vehicles: Evolving to Unlock Grid Value

Based on recently updated electric vehicle (EV) forecasts, electricity consumption will grow from a few terawatt-hours (TWh) a year in 2017 to around 118 TWh by 2030 (Source: Bloomberg New Energy Finance). While utilities have proven their ability to adapt and innovate, the findings of our latest EV report show many utilities may be unprepared for this sudden change in load growth. The information and tools in this report will help utilities and their partners find a path forward.
After data collection and detailed analysis, SEPA found that 75% of utilities were in the earliest stages of EV program development. Now is the perfect time to act, and given forecasts it’s important for these utilities to work with peers, and others in the industry, to develop a robust EV strategy and identify strategies to leverage EVs as a grid asset. These efforts will better prepare utilities and equip them with the knowledge and technologies needed to unlock value.



A U.S. Consumer’s Guide to Electric Vehicles

Electric cars offer consumers affordable, efficient, and high-tech transportation. More models, including crossovers, minivans, hatchbacks, and sedans, become available every year. Today, new-car buyers can choose from about 40 models. By 2022, about 90 electric vehicles are projected.



Un llamado a la acción para proteger a ciudadanos, sector privado y Gobierno

El documento incorpora 56 acciones concretas que abarcan ámbitos tan amplios como ciudadanía y sector privado, operadores de infraestructuras críticas, gobierno y administraciones públicas, ciberdefensa y lucha contra el cibercrimen, entre otros. Igualmente, incluye recomendaciones encaminadas al impulso del emprendimiento y la generación de talento, no sólo como elementos estratégicos para la ciberseguridad de cada país, sino también como oportunidades de crecimiento y desarrollo.



How Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is Poised to Transform the Delivery of Energy Services

The utility business was historically hardware driven, where utilities generated power and hoped it reached the customer. They meter the consumption at the home, and replace resources when failure is reported by customer. Over the last decade a lot has changed, how measurements are made what types of generation are widespread, and the price of monitoring equipment. Through digitization it is now possible to repair equipment before it breaks, utilize more renewable sources, and maintain large grid networks with fewer people.