Andrew Burger

Andrew Burger

Andrew is a researcher, reporter, writer and editor whose work spans the fields of energy, science, technology, sociology, finance and political economy. He has a degree in geology, a master's in finance and has completed postgrad studies in international governance for biodiversity.
Demonstration Home in Prescott Where Mandalay Homes Tested Solar with Residential Batteries

Solar Home Builders and Rooftop Specialists Geared Up for California’s Title 24 New Build Solar Home Standard

State and local solar industry players have been gearing up for the institution of California’s new residential solar housing mandate on January 1, 2020, anticipating…
Solar-Plus-Storage Microgrids to Power the Bahamas During Hurricane Dorian

Seven Solar-Plus-Storage Microgrids Live in the Bahamas; More to Come

Hurricane Dorian all but devastated the Bahamas in September, the lightly populated island of Abaco being hit the worst. It wasn’t long thereafter that the…
Solar Panels Electrifying Mining Sites to Accelerate Energy Transition, Reducing Carbon Footprint

Newmont Goldcorp’s All-Electric Borden Mine Marks Landmark in Major Miners’ Clean Energy Transition

Billed as “the mine of the future,” Newmont Goldcorp’s all-electric Borden gold mine near Chapleau, Ontario, Canada marks a milestone in this regard. Wholly owned…
Solar Power Costs Drop Below Natural Gas Generation in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asian Solar Power Set to Surge as Costs Drop Below Natural-Gas Generation

Southeast Asian nations are stepping up plans to invest in and deploy solar power as the cost has dropped below that for gas-fired power plants,…
Shopping Malls Solar Integrations: From Possible to Inevitable

Big-Box Retail and Shopping Mall Solar: From the Possible to the Probable to the Inevitable

A growing, international host of big-box retail, shopping mall owners, architects and building-integrated solar (BIPV) and energy management specialists are joining forces so as to…
Electrification in Papua New Guinea: Embracing Mobile Pay-Go

Papua New Guinea Emerges as a World-Leading Market for Mobile Pay-Go Solar

Papua New Guineans are embracing mobile pay-go, aka PAYG, solar, which is proving to be a potent, if small-scale, agent of change in terms of…
Lumos Solar GSX Bifacial Modules

Reversal of U.S. Bifacial Solar Tariff Exemption Will Bite, But Growth Expected to Continue

The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) in early October abruptly and unexpectedly reversed its decision to exempt bifacial solar modules from global import tariffs, throwing up another…
Natural Gas Power Generation and Stranded Asset Risk

Natural Gas Power Stranded Asset Risk Reaches a Tipping Point

Investment risk in new and proposed natural gas power plants is on the rise. The risk of them becoming stranded assets has reached a tipping…
Merchant Solar Projects Are Rising as Deployment Costs Come down to Record Lows

Merchant Solar Projects Rise as Contract Prices Fall to Record Lows

The costs of deploying large-scale solar and solar-storage power plants have come down to a level where growing numbers of developers are willing, and able,…
National Flag, Solar Panels and Blue Sky: Solar Energy Development in Spain

Spain’s Second Solar Boom, and Possible Market Failure?

New solar installations in Spain have soared since the institution of new, more ambitious national renewable energy goals and regulatory reforms, including rescinding regulations that…
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