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.
Bifacial Solar Panels Installed on Residential Roofs

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

, industry players and analysts say. The latest US tariff on global imports of solar photovoltaic (PV) cells and panels extends over a four-year period and…
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 and…
Terawatt-Scale Solar PV Power Plants: 20-Fold Increase by 2030

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

. The pace of reductions in the cost of solar power and increases in the scale of manufacturing caught the group of scientists by surprise,…
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 small,…
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) emissions,…
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?

. Sunrun’s 2019–2030 Repowering Clean: Gigawatt-Scale Potential for Residential Solar & Battery Storage in Los Angeles “shows how LADWP (the L.A. Department of Water &…
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. Some already are poised to…
Solar Power Panels on Green Grass

Clean Energy for America Act Would Rationalize, Strengthen U.S. Tax Policy; Too Bad It Stands Little Chance of Passing

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 tax…
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). GB solar and renewable energy production has likely plateaued…
The Kayenta Solar Power Farm

The Switch to Solar at Coal Power Plants and Mines is On

Project developers, investors, government and community organizations in the U.S. are coming together to resolve the socioeconomic and environmental issues associated with deploying solar energy-fueled…
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