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Clean Disruption News: Solar Energy Just Cleared a Pricing Target Set for 2020 according to The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

The Department of Energy (DOE) has announced that utility-grade solar panels have now reached cost targets that were set for 2020. The SunShot Initiative was established in 2011, and sought to bring the price of solar energy down to six cents per kilowatt-hour. That price goal has now been reached in Kansas City, Missouri, which the […]

Tesla highlights growth in China, says 1,000 Superchargers online by end of the year

Tesla grew its business in China significantly since a tough launch back in 2014 and the company highlights its progress in a new video with testimonies from owners.  Tesla China tripled its sales in 2016 to over $1 billion with over 11,000 deliveries and they continued their streak during the first quarter 2017 with a record quarter. That’s […]

Pictures Gallery: Black-Tie Solar Gala of SOLAR FUTURE. TODAY at Solar Power International 2017 in Las Vegas

Watch now Pictures Gallery from Black-Tie Solar Gala at Solar Power International 2017 in Las Vegas in conjunction with SOLAR FUTURE.TODAY & Solar Business Club.  Go to Pictures Gallery by clicking on the below picture.

Clean Disruption News: MEPs agree to bolster EU’s draft renewable energy target for 2030

The European Parliament’s energy committee confirmed on Monday (4 August) that MEPs want renewable energy targets to be more ambitious than the proposal put forward by the Commission. Monday’s meeting of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) saw MEPs debate 1,300 amendments to the European Commission’s initial proposal for a new directive on […]

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 2006, Professor Muhammad Yunus: Solar & Social Business Leaders should join forces to drive the World’s transition into a good direction

Today we are so excited to present our exclusive discussion with Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 2006, Professor Muhammad Yunus and Co-Patron of SOLAR FUTURE.TODAY, The World Solar & Cleantech Influencers Forum that we brought you from Dhaka, the Capital of Bangladesh. We discuss with Professor Yunus, father of microcredit, social business but also solar energy […]

Dubai’s DEWA urges customers to install solar panels at home

The Dubai Water and Electricity Authority (DEWA) says solar panels have already been installed on 435 buildings under the Shams Dubai initiative. The authority is calling for more customers to take up the clean power programme that launched in 2015, with a goal to have solar panels installed on every roof in Dubai by 2030. “Shams […]

Modi pushes for solar alliance at BRICS summit

Brushing off the discord of the past couple of months, India displayed robust participation at the BRICS meeting in the Chinese port city of Xiamen, with PM Narendra Modi saying the group contributes “stability and growth in a world drifting towards uncertainty”. Making his intervention at the BRICS plenary session, Modi asked BRICS to team […]

£1 billion solar programme for social housing tenants was launched in England and Wales

A solar programme which aims to install rooftop solar panels for social housing tenants across England and Wales was officially launched after Duch Maas Capital invested £160 million in the initiative. The Government welcomed £160 million, as it is expected to unlock the rest of the £1 billion. The panels will be installed for free […]

Clean Disruption News: New Jersey Congressman develops legislation to secure transition of fossil-fuel industry workers

Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr announced his plans to create strong legislation able to secure the transition of workers employed by the fossil-fuel industry towards clean energy jobs. The announcement came through a statement straight from the 6th District of New Jersey Congressman’s office. According to the statement, workers displaced from jobs in the fossil-fuel industry- […]

China eclipses Europe as 2020 solar power target is smashed (China’s installed capacity topped well over its 105GW target)

China has reached its 2020 solar power target three years ahead of schedule, after installed capacity topped well over its 105GW target. Europe has been urged to show similar ambition. New figures published by solar industry firm Asia Europe Clean Energy (Solar) Advisory (AECEA) last week revealed that China has exceeded its 2020 target of […]

Stalled Chile Solar Farm Is Seeking $800 Million to Restart

Abengoa put project on hold in 2016, EIG took over in December ‘Several international banks’ interested in financing project A stalled solar-thermal project in northern Chile backed by a U.S. private equity investor is seeking about $800 million in debt to resume construction, according to people familiar with the deal. EIG Global Energy Partners, the […]

Clean Disruption News: Virtual Currency May Boost Australia’s Grassroots Solar Trade

Power Ledger has sold 57% of ‘power tokens’ since Sunday Panels now on 21% of suitable buildings Down Under: report An Australian company is introducing its own version of bitcoin that will let homeowners and businesses sell excess energy generated from their rooftop solar panels to neighbors, without a middleman taking a cut. As of […]

BYD’s Electric Bus Starts Service in the Australian Capital

Canberra, which is located in the Australian Capital Territory, is well-known across the world as the “Garden of Oceania.” However, with its ever-increasing population and traffic congestion, environmental pollution has become a concern for the residents of this urban oasis.  “Approximately 25 percent of greenhouse gas emissions in the ACT come from vehicles. Electric vehicles […]

Clean Disruption News: Cummins Beats Tesla To The Punch, Unveiling Heavy Duty Electric Truck

Cummins, a leading maker of diesel and natural gas engines for commercial trucks, unveiled a Class 7 heavy-duty truck cab Tuesday featuring an advanced 140 kWh battery pack that it will sell to bus operators and commercial truck fleets starting in 2019. The 18,000-pound tractor cab, dubbed AEOS after one of the four-winged horses driving […]

Tesla Starts Production of Solar Cells in Buffalo

Tesla Inc. is starting production of the cells for its solar roof tiles at its factory in Buffalo, New York. The company has already begun installing its solar roofs, which look like regular roofs but are made of glass tiles. But until now, it has been making them on a small scale near its vehicle […]

Clean Disruption News: Shell Joins Solar Push in Coal Country of World’s Top Exporter

Co. studying feasibility of project in Australia’s Queensland Equis has approved A$1.5 billion solar farm in same region Royal Dutch Shell Plc is investigating a solar power project in an Australian region better known for its fossil fuels, particularly coal. The company is studying the feasibility of a solar development on its land in the […]

Pictures Gallery: C-40 Visionary Dinner of SOLAR FUTURE.TODAY at Intersolar South America 2017 in Sao Paulo

Watch now Pictures Gallery from “C-40 Solar & Cleantech Visionary Brainstorming Dinner: Paving the Way for the World 4.0. in Latin America” held on 10 July 2017 in Bar do Terraco at the Top of Brazil on the 42th Floor of Terraco Italia in conjunction with SOLAR FUTURE.TODAY & Solar Business Club.  Go to Pictures Gallery by clicking on the […]

China’s Solar Appetite Eats Into India’s Clean Energy Effort

Panel prices not falling as much as India’s developers hoped Risk of lower returns is making solar developers more cautious Indian solar projects banking on a continuous supply of ever-cheaper panels are now under threat as China’s appetite props up prices. The global spot market price for solar panels in the second quarter fell at […]

Solar Innovation: Could This Glass Brick Be the Solution to Solar Energy’s Design Problems?

Between cost savings and environmental concerns, there’s plenty of demand for solar energy these days. But designing something sexier than your average rooftop panel has remained a vexing challenge. Luckily, researchers at Exeter University in England seem to have hit on a solar-cell solution that effortlessly combines form and function. Dubbed Solar Squared, the design […]

Major Changes Recommended In India’s 100 Gigawatt Solar Power Plan

An Indian Parliament committee has given recommendations for making major changes in the National Solar Mission which, it believes, are essential to achieve the 100 gigawatts of operational capacity target by March 2022. Committee members noted that the government has taken notable measures to increase solar power capacity in the country, and the wind energy […]

2017 Vision Electric Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet World Debut at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

In Pebble Beach prior to last year’s Concours d’Elegance, Mercedes-Benz introduced the stunning Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 concept vehicle. At the time it seemed like the stunning car would be tough to top, but Mercedes achieved that by removing said top. The Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet wowed the invited crowd at its world debut during a […]

Argentina launches 1.2GW RenovAr Ronda 2 renewable tender (450 MW for Solar)

Argentina launched the RenovAr Ronda 2 national auction for the supply of 1,200MW of renewable energy capacity. Through the tender, announced via a resolution in the official gazette, authorities will seek to award 550MW wind, 450MW solar, 100MW biomass, 35MW biogas, 15MW biogas from landfills (waste-to-energy) and 50MW small hydropower capacity. Maximum PPA prices for […]

Solar in South Africa: Abengoa’s Xina Solar One, the third solar thermal plant in the country is practically completed

Abengoa, the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the energy and environmental sectors, has achieved practical completion for Xina Solar One, its third solar thermal plant in SA. Xina Solar One is a 100 MW plant that uses parabolic through technology to generate renewable and sustainable and dispatchable power from the […]

Solar in USA: California Solar Production During the Eclipse

The usual pattern of solar-power generation in California was briefly disrupted on Monday as the eclipse crossed the U.S. The state’s power grid operator saw about 3,400 megawatts of large-scale solar power fall off the system, less than the agency had projected. “Things went really, really well,” Eric Schmitt, vice president of operations for the […]

Solar in USA” Historic Eclipse Puts U.S. Power Grid Under the Microscope

California grid says ‘things went really, really well’ Less solar generation was lost to event than expected The Great Solar Eclipse of 2017 came and went and California kept the lights on despite losing about half of its solar energy during the darkest moments. At the command center of the state’s grid operator, the California […]

Solar Innovation: Fullerene Device Acts as Both Solar Cell and a Current Inverter

An international team of researchers has developed a photovoltaic cell based on a combination of magnetic electrodes and C60 fullerenes— sometimes referred to as Buckyballs—that increases the photovoltaic efficiency of their device by 14 percent over photovoltaics using ordinary materials and architecture. In research described in the journal Science, scientists from China, Germany, and Spain […]

Solar in Middle East: Kuwait Plans Tender for $1.2 Billion Solar Project in 2018

Tender to build Dibdibah will be issued in first quarter Plant will replace need for 5.2 million barrels of oil a year Kuwait will issue a tender to build the estimated $1.2 billion Dibdibah solar-power plant in the first quarter of 2018 as part of the country’s plans to produce 15 percent of power from […]

Solar Trade War: Solar Developers and Panel Makers Clash Over Tariff Request

Dozens of solar industry executives, government officials and foreign diplomats gathered here on Tuesday to urge federal trade commissioners to reject a petition from two troubled domestic solar equipment manufacturers to impose steep tariffs and minimum price guarantees on similar imports. At risk, they argued, is the future of the solar industry itself. “They seek […]

London Solar Auctions Aim to Make City Greenest on Earth

Tender to build Dibdibah will be issued in first quarter Plant will replace need for 5.2 million barrels of oil a year London Mayor Sadiq Khan said he wanted to try city-wide auctions as part of an environment strategy proposed to more than double the capital’s solar energy generation capacity by 2030. The reverse auctions […]

Clean Disruption News: Germany to Take on Tesla With Gigafactory Rival

German executives are preparing to announce a new home for a lithium-ion battery plant designed to rival the output at Tesla Inc.’s Gigafactory. Terra E Holding GmbH will choose one of five candidate sites in Germany or a neighboring country next month to build its 34 gigawatt-hour battery factory, Frankfurt-based Chief Executive Officer Holger Gritzka […]