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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.
Calling for More Effective Support for Solar Mini-Grids in Africa from Leading Solar Investors

African Solar Investment and Industry Continues to Grow but Falls Far Short of What’s...

The 21st annual Africa Energy Forum took place in Lisbon, Portugal June 11–14, highlighting the risks, rewards, opportunities and challenges African nations and solar...
Granny Flat Lifted over Villa Park Home

Super-Fast Growing Solar Installer Aims to Help Los Angeles, California Address Affordable Housing Crisis

One of the fastest-growing solar installers in the U.S. is now taking on Los Angeles and California’s affordable housing shortage with the launch of...
Solar Power Plant in Okinawa, Japan

Japanese Solar Poised for Growth But Government’s Long-Term Decarbonization Strategy Falls Short of Expectations

Japan’s long-term decarbonization strategy falls short on several counts, including setting solar and renewable energy goals and phasing out use of fossil fuels, according...
Bifacial Solar Panels Installed on Residential Roofs

US Import Duty Exemption Adds Fuel to Anticipated Surge in High-Efficiency Bifacial Solar PV

The US market for high-efficiency, bifacial solar panels is poised to surge higher over the course of the next 12 months, thanks to being...
Solar Desalination System to “Green” Drought-Stricken Namibia

No Batteries Needed: Can Low-Cost Solar Desalination System “Green” Namibia’s Desert Coast?

Water quality and scarcity is a growing issue the world over, including in Namibia, which has been struggling to cope with a prolonged drought...
Terawatt-Scale Solar PV Power Plants: 20-Fold Increase by 2030

Scientists Envision 20-Fold Increase in Solar PV Power by 2030

Five-hundred gigawatts (GW) of solar power capacity had been installed globally as of year-end 2018 and another 500 GW is expected to be installed...
Electric Cooperatives Sign Collective Solar Power Purchase Agreement

Five Texas Electric Coops Sign Collective Solar Power Purchase Agreement

Five Texas electric cooperatives banded together and recently signed a collective deal for 7 megawatts (MW) of emissions-free, DC solar power generation capacity. Though...
Solar Thermal and Related Technologies Used in Industrial Processes for Decarbonization

Can Solar Bring the Heat Big Industry Needs to Decarbonize?

There’s a pressing need to develop and make use of low-, preferably zero-carbon fuels to power industry in order to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG)...
Rooftop Solar Panels Deployed in Angeles National Forest, Arcadia, United States

How Many L.A. Rooftop Solar Panels to Replace a Natural Gas Power Plant?

The market-leading residential solar energy systems installer in the U.S., California-based Sunrun has a bold plan to replace one of three Los Angeles (L.A.)...
U.S. Corporations Leveraging Renewable Investment and PPAs to Achieve 100 Percent Renewable Energy Goals

Leading U.S. Corporations on the Cusp of Achieving 100 Percent Renewable Energy Goals

Corporations have become major drivers of solar and renewable energy growth in the U.S. over the course of recent years. Along with a growing...
Solar Power Panels on Green Grass

Clean Energy for America Act Would Rationalize, Strengthen U.S. Tax Policy; Too Bad It...

U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) introduced legislation in the upper house of the U.S. Congress May 2 that would rationalize and streamline the federal...
BedZED Ecovillage in England

Solar Energy Production in Great Britain Hits Record-High; Plateau Seen Ahead

Solar energy generation reached a Q1 record-high in Great Britain (GB) in 2019’s first quarter (Q1’19). Solar energy systems produced 2.7 terawatt-hours (TWh) of...

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