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SOLAR FUTURE.TODAY Black-Tie Gala Abu Dhabi 2018 & Visionary Influencers Awards: Tony Seba, Hans-Josef Fell…

SOLAR FUTURE.TODAY Black-Tie Gala Abu Dhabi at its The 2nd SOLAR FUTURE.TODAY World Annual Forum that brought together Middle East solar and cleantech industries as well as notable policy-makers, personalities, business leaders and investors with its international peers.  ORGANIZED BY: SolarPV.TV, Solar Business Club, SOLAR FUTURE.TODAY & Partners including Visionary Corporate Partners: BYD, LTI ReEnergy, SUMEC Group, SICES Solar, Enerray, […]

Solar in USA: California Will Spend $1 Billion on Low-income, Multifamily Solar

California is ready to spend $1 billion over the next decade on rooftop solar installation for low-income residents. In December, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) approved the creation of the Solar on Multifamily Affordable Housing (SOMAH) program. Funded by the statewide greenhouse gas cap-and-trade program, it will provide $100 million in annual solar installation […]

Solar in USA: Tesla’s New York Gigafactory Kicks Off Solar Roof Production

Photovoltaic glass shingles produce electricity from the sun Tesla built factory in Buffalo with help from New York State Tesla Inc. has kicked off production of its long-awaited electricity-producing shingles that Elon Musk says will transform the rooftop solar industry. Manufacturing of the photovoltaic glass tiles began last month at a factory in Buffalo built with […]

India Consider 7.5% Tariff on Imported Solar Panels

Government mulling tax on shipments for future solar bids Solar panels may be reclassified as motors to attract tax India, the largest buyer of solar equipment from neighboring China, is considering a 7.5 percent tax on imported solar panels, according to government officials with knowledge of the situation. Such imports aren’t taxed now, but might […]

Solar in Middle East: In Saudi Arabia, REPDO shortlists ACWA Power and Marubeni for 300MW solar project

On 4th January 2018 REPDO announced that two consortiums have been shortlisted to develop the 300MW Solar PV project in Sakaka, Al Jouf as part of Round 1 of the National Renewable Energy Program (NREP).  The two bidders are: 1. ACWA Power 2. Marubeni Corporation with consortium members Khaled Ahmed Juffali Energy & Utilities Limited and Axia […]

Cleantech Disruption News: China halts production of 553 car models over fuel efficiency

The new year is proving to be a headache for some car makers in China. As of January 1st, the country has suspended production of 553 car models that didn’t meet its fuel efficiency standards. Some of these come from partnerships with foreign heavyweights, including Beijing Benz Automotive, Chery and FAW-Volkswagen. It’s not certain how […]

Solar in MENA: Expanding Enerwhere business, everywhere where is the sun! Daniel Zywietz, CEO

During an amazing 8th Desert Energy Leadership Summit held recently in Dubai and organized by our friends at Dii we spoke to Daniel Zywietz, CEO of Enerwhere about his company achievements & milestones in 2017 and amazing plans for the future.

Solar in MENA: Exponential growth expected in 2018 by Yellow Door Energy, UAE’s Private Utility – Jeremy Crane, CEO

During an amazing 8th Desert Energy Leadership Summit held recently in Dubai and organized by our friends at Dii we spoke to Jeremy Crane, Founder & CEO of UAE’s Private Utility – Yellow Door Energy about an expected exponential growth of his company in the year 2018.  

India becomes the first country to launch a massive 10 GW floating solar power programme

The Indian government has launched an ambitious floating solar power programme in order to boost the development of the niche technology and invest in the next generation of solar power. The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), which operates under the administrative control of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy of India, has invited […]

Cleantech Disruption: Chinese City Shenzhen to Become World’s First to Switch Entire 16.000 Bus Fleet to Electric

The city of Shenzen, China is home to a staggering 16,000 buses. To compare, that’s more buses than the five largest North American bus fleets combined (New York City, Los Angeles County, New Jersey Transit, Chicago and Toronto). Now, after a six-year effort to replace its diesel-fueled buses, the major Chinese city is well on […]

The First Solar Expressway in The World, Opened Today in Shandong, China

The idea of solar roads has been dismissed by many as being impractical. But that didn’t stop China from opening one for testing today, joining the ranks of France, Holland, and other countries giving it a shot. In Jinan, the capital of the northeastern Shandong province, traffic is now rolling over a stretch of expressway […]

Costa Rica has just run on 100 percent renewable energy for 300 days

Costa Rica, known primarily as a honeymoon destination, is a veritable paradise. Not only is it full of picturesque scenes featuring white sand beaches, and crystal clear waters, but you’re pretty much guaranteed sunshine all year round. And boy is it atmospheric – jam packed with misty jungles, mind-boggling wildlife and active volcanoes. However, it’s […]

Solar in Middle East: Ibri to host Oman’s first, 500 MW, solar power project

A Request for Qualifications (RfQ) for Oman’s first utility scale solar Independent Power Project (IPP) will be issued here today, paving the way for the aggressive and accelerated adoption of renewables as a source of power generation in the Sultanate. The landmark project, which will be located in Wilayat of Ibri in Al Dhahirah Governorate, […]

Renewable energy outstripped coal use in the UK for most of 2017

The UK has been working to significantly reduce its carbon emissions and with that effort, it hit some major green milestones this year. In April, the country went a full day without coal-generated power for the first time in 135 years. And in June, the country saw more than half of its energy being generated […]

Cleantech Disruption News: 2018 will usher in the green cryptocurrency revolution

Headlines sounding the death knell of fossil fuels and the internal combustion engine do not quite add up to the birth of a global green economy. For that, we need green money as much as we need clean technology. Far too often, buying green still means paying more. Policies and subsidies have helped lower consumer […]

An Australian who “Fell in Love with Solar” 17 years ago – exclusive talk to Andrew McCarthy, Founder and Managing Director of Gippsland Solar

Few weeks ago, on a special invitation of our friends, founders of Solar Juice, Rami Fedda & Andrew Burgess, we attended All Energy Conference & Exhibition in Melbourne as well as an amazing Solar Juice & its partners party “The Energy That Newer Sleeps”. Australia was the only one continent missing on the map of SolarPV.TV […]

French Utility EDF Renewable Energy invests in San Diego based Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) start-up Nuvve

EDF Renewable Energy (EDF RE) has completed a Series A investment in San Diego-based Nuvve Corporation (Nuvve), a start-up working on Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) technology. The investment and partnership with Nuvve is part of EDF Renewable Energy’s strategic growth in the distributed electricity and storage market. EDF RE joins Nuvve with Toyota Tsusho in the Series […]

Solar in Middle East: DEWA inaugurates 1MW solar panel plant at Emirates Modern Poultry

HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), inaugurated a 1MW photovoltaic solar plant at the food processing unit of Emirates Modern Poultry Co. (Al Rawdah) at Al Marmum in Dubai. Abdalla Sultan Alowais, Chairman of Al Rawdah, Abdulla Al Qubaisi, Vice Chairman of Al Rawdah; Dr Rashid […]

EU Member States agree 27% renewable energy target by 2030 vs 35% agreed by the European Parliament

The European Council, composed out of 28 EU member states, has adopted the binding target of reaching at least 27% renewable energy of its overall energy consumption by 2030. The agreement, reached on December 18, 2017, paves the way for the Council to start negotiations with the European Parliament in the beginning of the next […]

U.S. renewable energy industry relieved as Republicans keep tax credits

The U.S. renewable energy industry expressed relief after a compromise Republican tax bill released late on Friday preserved key tax credits that had been at risk of being removed, but it raised concerns about a provision that may threaten investment in the sector.  A wind farm, part of the Tehachapi Pass Wind Farm, is pictured […]

H2H Relationship is the last thing that is gonna be commoditized in Solar Business in Australia – Adrian Noronho, International Sales Director at Fronius

Few weeks ago, on a special invitation of our friends, founders of Solar Juice, Rami Fedda & Andrew Burgess, we attended All Energy Conference & Exhibition in Melbourne as well as an amazing Solar Juice & its partners party “The Energy That Newer Sleeps”. Australia was the only one continent missing on the map of SolarPV.TV […]

Josef Gmeiner: Making Solar Triple Green in Australia with the whole Solar & E-Waste Recycling Solution by RINOVASOL & PVCYCLE

Few weeks ago, on a special invitation of our friends, founders of Solar Juice, Rami Fedda & Andrew Burgess, we attended All Energy Conference & Exhibition in Melbourne as well as an amazing Solar Juice & its partners party “The Energy That Newer Sleeps”. Australia was the only one continent missing on the map of SolarPV.TV […]

Within 10 years Australia will be 80% off the grid – Huon Hoogesteger, Managing Director and Founder, Smart Commercial Solar

Few weeks ago, on a special invitation of our friends, founders of Solar Juice, Rami Fedda & Andrew Burgess, we attended All Energy Conference & Exhibition in Melbourne as well as an amazing Solar Juice & its partners party “The Energy That Newer Sleeps”. Australia was the only one continent missing on the map of SolarPV.TV […]

Solar+Storage emerges in Australia – Cody Hua, General Manager and Sales Director, SolaX

Few weeks ago, on a special invitation of our friends, founders of Solar Juice, Rami Fedda & Andrew Burgess, we attended All Energy Conference & Exhibition in Melbourne as well as an amazing Solar Juice & its partners party “The Energy That Newer Sleeps”. Australia was the only one continent missing on the map of SolarPV.TV […]

Clean Disruption News: BP bets on solar business with $200m stake in Europe’s largest solar developer

BP to invest $200m in Lightsource over three years for a 43% stake in the business Lightsource is Europe’s largest solar development company, focused on the acquisition, development and long-term management of large-scale solar projects Lightsource to rebrand as Lightsource BP Combination expected to propel company’s continuing rapid expansion worldwide Lightsource and BP today announced […]

Clean Disruption News: Tesla Is Selling Solar, Cars and Home Batteries, All Under One Roof

If there’s any doubt Tesla Inc. isn’t just a car company anymore, its brand-new Manhattan showroom should put it to bed. On Friday, Tesla opens a store in New York’s Meatpacking District that, for the first time, will sell cars, solar panels and batteries permanently under one roof. In a sparse, glass-walled space, the Model […]

China’s LONGi plans solar manufacturing plant in India to bid for the world’s largest solar tender of 20 gigawatts (GW)

LONGi Green Energy Technology Co. Ltd may become the first Chinese company to set up a solar manufacturing facility in India, according to two people aware of the development. The plan to set up a factory in India by LONGi, the world’s largest monocrystalline solar wafer maker, comes in response to Indian government’s proposal to […]

ABB “flash-charging” buses go live in Geneva

Two articulated electric buses using ABB’s 20-second flash-charging technology have gone into service in the city of Geneva. The buses, the first of their kind in the world, take less than one second to connect to the charging point on an overhead high-power charging contact when they pull into selected stops, topping up the batteries […]