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Andrew Burger

Andrew Burger
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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.
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

Leading multinational mining companies have been stepping up their investments in and deployment of on-site solar, battery energy storage and hybrid natural gas power...
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...
Shopping Malls Solar Integrations: From Possible to Inevitable

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

Shopping malls and similar venues present attractive, big-time opportunities as potential sites for grid-connected solar power, energy storage and intelligent, highly energy-efficient facilities management....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Opening up Namibia’s National Electricity Market to Solar and Renewable Power Producers

Namibia Sets a Foundation for Sustainable Solar, Renewable Energy and Socioeconomic Development

New solar energy markets and industry are emerging worldwide as costs continue to decline, performance improves, supply chains expand, solar-plus-storage systems march towards economic...
Agrivoltaic Energy System Practice on Farmland: Incorporating the Benefits of Solar Power

Agrivoltaic Research, Applications Could Reconcile Trade-Offs at the Water-Food-Energy Nexus

A growing body of scientific research and real-world applications at the water-food-energy nexus is revealing that solar panels and photovoltaic (PV) energy systems on...
China’s Panda Solar Station Along Its New Silk Road

International Research Project Charts Course for Chinese Transition to Unsubsidized Power Market

Last Updated on August 22, 2019, 3:25 AM China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), one of the country’s foremost economic agencies, and the National...
Aerial View of Bonaire—Divers Paradise

Caribbean Island Rolls Out Battery Energy Storage System, Looks to Add Solar on Path...

Grid power and electricity service on the Caribbean island of Bonaire has improved substantially as a result of the addition of a new, smart,...

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