Disruptive Innovation of Solar Energy

1. Defining Disruptive Innovation What is a disruptive innovation? Disruptive innovation is a term popularized by Clayton Christensen’s widely known book The Innovator’s Dilemma. Christensen pointed that a disruptive innovation delivers currently neglected value metrics which are different from value metrics by mainstream markets. For example, think of Tesla’s automobile value metrics: self-driving and “green”; in contrast […]

Learning Curve of Solar Energy

What is a learning curve? Basically, a learning curve describes how a process becomes more efficient as more output is produced. This could be used to predict future cost reduction of solar PV. 1. The Learning Curve Solar PV is very disruptive to the electricity grid. It is expected to be cheaper by 32.6% for […]

3 Types of Solar Energy Installation

There are three types of solar energy installations: On-Grid Off-Grid Hybrid How are they different? Let us examine each one. 1. On-Grid System Can be used in parallel with the grid Imagine the grid as a form of battery in this case – surplus of solar energy can be “stored” in the grid, In cloudy […]