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Energy, Environment, and Policy PODCAST 'The Energy Gang'

Discussion in 'Energy, Environment, and Policy' started by nwdiver, Aug 2, 2015.

  1. nwdiver

    nwdiver Active Member

    Feb 17, 2013
    United States
    I found this podcast a few days ago...

    The Energy Gang

    Some interesting tidbits I've picked up is the challenge of keeping solar profitable as costs fall... SunEdison CEO expressed concern over making $$$ when you can displace the energy of a home with PV for ~$5k in the next 10 years; And how abhorrent the economics of base load have become...

    Lots of other great stuff.
  2. DriverOne

    DriverOne Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2012
    Austin, TX
    Yes, great podcast. I too enjoyed the SunEdison CEO interview.

    I wonder how SolarCity, SunEdison etc will make profits too. Plenty of solar companies have already foundered on that rock. Will Solarcity "make it up in volume"? The number of roofs wanting panels is "near infinite" but is a good profit possible?
  3. Robert.Boston

    Robert.Boston Model S VIN P01536

    Oct 7, 2011
    Portland, Maine, USA
    SunEdison locks in profits by assuring that it has long-term Power Purchase Agreements supporting nearly all of its projects. It's a very different business model than SCTY's.

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