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Panasonic Wants To Go Mass Market With Solar Cells On Electric Car Roofs

Panasonic is ready to take the lead offering solar panels embedded into mass-produced electric car roofs. The Japanese electronics giant started this move in February partnering with Toyota by adding its 180-watt array of solar cells into the roof of new Prius Prime plug-in hybrids. Battery range is increased through this passive technology that Prius […]

Innovation is already there in Kenya, we just luck capital access & technical expertise – Lilian Motongori, Kenyan Youth Senator and Women Empowerment Advocate

During the 5th Anniversary Annual Conference of RES4MED held recently in Rome, we had an opportunity to have an exclusive talk to Lilian Motongori, Kenyan Youth Senator and Women Empowerment Advocate. Lilian, an extremely motivated and positive young entrepreneur, speaks about her various projects in she is involved starting from the Kenyan Youth Senate, though off-grid electrification projects, to […]

Opportunities for solar & smart energy solutions in Algeria – Mohamed Hammoud,Managing Director at MILLTECH

Couple of weeks ago we had an exclusive opportunity to cover an official launch of Regalgrid at H-Farm in Treviso, Italy. In this interview we speak to  Mohamed Hammoud, Managing Director at MILLTECH who updates us on the current opportunities for solar & smart energy solutions in his homeland, Algeria. Regalgrid® has designed an innovative technological platform which achieves the first open and interconnected energy […]

The Energy Communities in Italy – Emilio Sani, lawyer and industry specialist of Italia Solare

Couple of weeks ago we had an exclusive opportunity to cover an official launch of Regalgrid at H-Farm in Treviso, Italy. In this interview we speak to Emilio Sani, lawyer and industry specialist of Italia Solare who updated us on ongoing law-making with regards to the energy communities in Italy. Regalgrid® has designed an innovative technological platform which achieves the first open and interconnected energy system whereby […]

Time for energy self-consumption in Italy? interview with Giulio Arletti, CEO at Coenergia

Couple of weeks ago we had an exclusive opportunity to cover an official launch of Regalgrid at H-Farm in Treviso, Italy. In this interview we speak to Giulio Arletti, CEO at Coenergia one of the leading solar distributors in Italy and potential partner of Regalgrid Europe. Regalgrid® has designed an innovative technological platform which achieves the first open and interconnected energy system whereby single units, called “nodes” […]

Regalgrid, a smart investment choice – Alessandro Brucagin, Archeide SICAV – Empower Fund

Couple of weeks ago we had an exclusive opportunity to cover an official launch of Regalgrid at H-Farm in Treviso, Italy. In this interview we speak to Alessandro Brucagin, who was representing Archeide SICAV – Empower Fund, one of strategical investors in Regalgrid Europe. Regalgrid® has designed an innovative technological platform which achieves the first open and interconnected energy system whereby single units, called “nodes” and comprised […]

Solar Innovation: Smile – Your Photos Can Generate Energy !

Kaleo-Solar, a unique technological solution for integrating high-definition images in solar. Thanks to the support of the Banque Cantonale Neuchâteloise (BCN), CSEM has developed the KALEO technology, which enables the production of illustrated solar panels. Opening new horizons in solar energy, this promising solution can be discovered in Neuchâtel. For the first time, six “photovoltaic” […]

Clean Disruption News: Enel Snaps Up Demand Response Firm In $250M Deal

Law360, New York (June 22, 2017, 4:31 PM EDT) — The U.S. green power unit of Italian utility giant Enel Group said Thursday that it has agreed to buy demand response provider EnerNOC in a deal that values at $250 million the company that develops technology allowing consumers to be paid for using less power during high-demand periods.  Enel […]

Vivint Smart Home Introduces Vivint Smart Properties for Property Developers and Managers

Provo—Vivint Smart Home, the leading smart home services provider in North America, Tuesday announced Vivint Smart Properties, the first comprehensive smart home solution designed for rental properties. Available across the U.S. and Canada, Vivint Smart Properties enables property developers and managers to increase the value of their properties by adding smart home technology as an amenity […]

Western Europe Smart Grid Investment To Reach $133.7 Billion Over Next 10 Years, Northeast Group Reports

Western Europe is looking to invest $133.7 billion in smart grid infrastructure by 2027, as it seeks to update its grid system to 21st century standards while maintaining itself as a top smart grid region on the world stage. According to a recent report from the Northeast Group, smart meter projects are now commonplace, while information technology, battery […]

Spruce Finance Completes Sale of $250 Million Energy Efficiency and Solar Loan Portfolio

Spruce Finance, a provider of consumer financing for residential energy efficiency and solar technology, has completed a whole loan sale of $250M of its efficiency and solar loan portfolio to a large North American bank with expertise in consumer loan assets. This marks the second major sale of loan assets for the company. “We’re pleased […]

New Great SolarPower Live Map – Mapping the Real-Time Power of Solar in Europe

The SolarPower Live Map provides an overview of real time solar PV generation covering virtually all European countries, with most data broken down up to a detailed regional level. In addition to the real-time data, the SolarPower Live Map shows also historic solar PV generation from 2005 to 2016, as well as generation data per […]

U.S. President Donald Trump just discovered the benefits of solar power

So what exactly would happen if President Donald Trump actually built “The Wall”? VIDEO Courtesy CNN

Solar in Middle East: Private solar power systems catch on in Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — The National Economy Ministry in Gaza announced on May 27 that it was lifting all fees, import taxes and customs duties on equipment for generating electricity, including solar power systems. This decision comes as the electricity crisis in the enclave reaches a new plateau, with Gaza’s only power station unable to […]

Solar in USA: Florida governor signs pro-consumer solar bill into law

Two days ago, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the industry’s national association, commended Florida Governor Rick Scott after he signed Senate Bill 90 into law. The new law implements 2016’s Amendment 4 by providing sensible tax treatment for residents and businesses installing solar and includes consumer protections strongly supported by SEIA. Following is a […]

Autonomous cars: Jag gets in the market

The latest investment in US ride-hailer Lyft will send a fleet of luxury vehicles into the market – and they may one day be smart enough to pick up passengers on their own. Carmaker Jaguar Land Rover on Monday announced a $33 million investment in Lyft and pledged to supply a fleet of vehicles as it conducts research […]

Enel’s CEO Francesco Starace new President of EURELECTRIC

Francesco Starace, CEO of the Enel Group, appointed as new President of EURELECTRIC, the association representing the electricity industry at the pan-European level. The Board also elected Alistair Phillips-Davies, Chief Executive of SSE, and Magnus Hall, President and CEO of Vattenfall, as Vice Presidents who will share the responsibilities of the role. Estoril, Portugal – June […]

Tesla reportedly closing in on China deal to produce cars from local factory

Tesla is close to securing a deal with the city of Shanghai that would allow the Silicon Valley-based electric carmaker to produce vehicles in China, according to a newly published report by Bloomberg. Chinese regulations require Tesla to enter into a joint venture with a local company to manufacture vehicles in the country. Having a presence in the […]

City of Vancouver unveils solar power pilot project

Cloudy skies didn’t stop the City of Vancouver from marking the first day of summer by rolling out a new solar energy demonstration program. Six boat sheds at the Creekside Paddling Centre have been outfitted with 60 new solar modules as a part of the city’s “Solar Now” project. Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson said the […]

Solar in Middle East: Refugee camp in Jordan first to run on solar energy

At Al Azraq camp for Syrian refugees in Jordan, renewable solar energy may help return some normalcy for those living in limbo. in May, a new two-megawatt solar photovoltaic plant turned on the lights. The plant promises to provide electricity to at least 20,000 camp residents, with plans to expand in the future. VIDEO Courtesy CGTN […]

Solar in LATAM: EDF Energies Nouvelles to Partner with Canadian Solar for an Additional 115 MWp of Solar Project in Brazil

Canadian Solar Inc., one of the world’s largest solar power companies, and EDF Energies Nouvelles, a global market leader in renewable energy, announced today the acquisition of 80% interest in Canadian Solar’s Pirapora II solar energy project in Brazil by EDF Energies Nouvelles’ local subsidiary, EDF EN do Brasil.  The 115 MWp Pirapora II project will start construction in the […]

Solar in Middle East: Abu Dhabi ushers in new solar certification for homes and businesses

Abu Dhabi has launched a solar certification scheme to ensure regulatory standards for small scale units are met as the emirate gears up for more residential installations. The Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC) has created an assessment scheme for suppliers and manufacturers of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems to meet the requirements created by […]

“Shared Energy: Touch & Feel” – Clean Disruptor Davide Spotti & his Regalrgrid Sharing Energy Technology Platform

Couple of weeks ago we had an exclusive opportunity to cover an official launch of Regalgrid at H-Farm in Treviso, Italy. In this interview we speak to Clean Disruptor Davide Spotti & his Regalrgrid Sharing Energy Technology Platform. Regalgrid® has designed an innovative technological platform which achieves the first open and interconnected energy system whereby single units, called “nodes” and comprised of generators and/or accumulators and/or renewable […]

Optimizing the solar future, today with Regalgrid sharing energy technology platform – Enrico Carniato, Group Deputy General Manager at Upsolar Group & CEO of Upsolar Systems Italy

Couple of weeks ago we had an exclusive opportunity to cover an official launch of Regalgrid at H-Farm in Treviso, Italy.  Regalgrid® has designed an innovative technological platform which achieves the first open and interconnected energy system whereby single units, called “nodes” and comprised of generators and/or accumulators and/or renewable energy consumers, are networked in real time. In this interview we speak […]

Clean Disruption News: Airbus drops a new video showing off its autonomous flying taxi concept

Hailing a flying taxi will someday be as easy as pulling out your phone and pressing a button.  That’s the future presented by a number of vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft projects, and major transportation movers and shakers, most notably Uber and its partners, have outlined plans to take the ride hailing services currently stuck on […]

Clean Disruption News: Deutsche Post and Ford to build Transit-based electric van

Deutsche Post, the German mail service, has long hoped to replace its fleet of 30,000 internal-combustion delivery vans with electric vehicles. In 2014, it bought the company Street Scooter, which has since built thousands of small car-sized electric delivery vans. Now Deutsche Post has announced it is partnering with Ford to put a larger all-electric […]

GWEC celebrates 500GW on Global Wind Day

Leading trade bodies, led by the Global Wind Energy Council, have celebrated reaching 500GW installed capacity world wide, on Global Wind Day 2017. “Wind power has become the leading source of new power generation in Europe and in many countries around the world,” GWEC said in a joint statement with WindEurope. “In 2016 alone, $112.5 […]

H.E. Dr Mebrahtu Meles, Ethiopian State Minister for Industry: Powering 100 million of Ethiopians to Secure Double Digit Growth of “Water Mama of Africa”

During the 5th Anniversary Annual Conference of RES4MED held recently in Rome, we had an opportunity to have an exclusive talk to Mebrahtu Meles, Ethiopian State Minister for Industry. Ethiopia, the country with the second largest population in Africa (almost 100 million people) and recognized as “Water Mama of Africa” is looking forward towards powering its continuous double digit growing […]

ACWA Power CEO Paddy Padmanathan – Short Term Goal: US$ 70 Billion Platform in just 3 years / Long Term Vision: The Future World will be electric, and ACWA Power will be amongst The Leaders of this transition

During the 5th Anniversary Annual Conference of RES4MED held recently in Rome, we had an opportunity to have an exclusive talk to unexpected guest, Paddy Padmanathan, CEO & President of ACWA Power about his short and long term visions for the World’s transition & change of the society paradigm. Paddy, one of the biggest visionaries and supporters of solar & […]

IRENA and State Grid of China to Cooperate on Accelerating Energy Transition

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC), the world’s largest utility, agreed today to enhance their co-operation with a view to advancing the energy transition under global and regional initiatives, including the Paris Agreement and the Belt and Road initiative. The framework of the agreement includes opportunities for […]