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Solar Power Will Kill Coal Faster Than You Think

Solar power, once so costly it only made economic sense in spaceships, is becoming cheap enough that it will push coal and even natural-gas plants out of business faster than previously forecast. That’s the conclusion of a Bloomberg New Energy Finance outlook for how fuel and electricity markets will evolve by 2040. The research group estimated solar already […]

Apple issues $1 billion green bond after Trump’s Paris climate exit

Apple Inc (AAPL.O) offered a $1 billion bond dedicated to financing clean energy and environmental projects on Tuesday, the first corporate green bond offered since President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the Paris climate agreement. The offering comes over a year after Apple issued its first green bond of $1.5 billion – the […]

Global Market Outlook 2017-2021: Solar Boom Continues (Presentation by Michael Schmela, Executive Advisor, SolarPower Europe)

SolarPower Europe has recently launched the ‘Global Market Outlook for Solar Power 2017-2021.’ The report confirms that 2016 was another record year for solar, with global annual solar additions growing by 50% with 76.6 GW installed. There is now a total worldwide solar power generation capacity of 306.5 GW. Today we present a comprehensive presentation of […]

Solar in Middle East: Dubai eases approval requirements to boost rooftop solar

The Dubai authorities will ease approval requirements for the installation of rooftop solar panels, potentially trimming construction time by up to a month and stoking demand from clients. Approved contractors received an emailed notification from the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) on Thursday that certain requirements were no longer necessary for the no objection […]

Solar in Middle East: Masdar consortium closes financing for third phase of Dubai solar park

A consortium led by Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company Masdar has completed the financing for the third phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai, it said in a statement on Wednesday. The 800 megawatt (MW) project was financed by Union National Bank, the Islamic Development Bank, Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation, […]

China Huayang Group Selects SkyPower as Its Global Partner to Develop Solar Energy Projects Around the World

SkyPower, the world’s largest global developer of utility-scale solar energy projects, and China Huayang Economic and Trade Group Co., a Chinese state-owned company under the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, announced today that it has entered into a world class partnership together. Huayang has selected SkyPower to be its global partner to […]

Solarcentury fastest growing renewable energy company in the United Kingdom

Solarcentury is UK’s fastest growing private renewable energy company measured by international sales. Solarcentury has been ranked number 22 in The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 which ranks the UK’s mid-market private companies with the fastest-growing international sales. The list includes companies from a range of sectors including well-known names in Aerospace, Digital Marketing and Retail. […]

Total Eclipse: Oil Giant Sees Its Future in Electricity

Sensing a peak in demand for crude oil, France’s Total is betting it can also produce and sell electricity to businesses and consumers. France’s Total SA, TOT 0.53% one of the world’s largest oil companies, sent its top executives to Silicon Valley last summer, where they met with tech investors and futurists. At Tesla Inc.’s Bay Area factory, a Total executive tweeted a […]

Congratulations to Jodie Roussell, New CEO of Global Solar Council

The Global Solar Council has selected Jodie Roussell to be the Council’s new Chief Executive Officer. Roussell will assume the new role on 1 August 2017. The Global Solar Council represents national and regional solar associations, and the leading global corporations operating in solar, across an industry that now employs over 3 Million people worldwide. […]

EBRD approves US$ 500 million for private renewable projects in Egypt

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has taken a major step forward in the rollout of renewable energy with the approval of a US$ 500 million framework to finance renewable energy in Egypt. The financing, approved by the EBRD’s Board of Directors on 7 June 2017, supports the development of private renewable energy projects […]

$1 billion Israeli renewable energy commitment to Africa

$20m agreement for Liberia’s first solar field is first deal following a memorandum of understanding signed between Israel and ECOWAS. Jerusalem-based renewable-energy developer Energiya Global will invest $1 billion over the next four years to advance green power projects across 15 West African countries as part of a memorandum of understanding signed earlier this week between Israel […]

Clean Disruption News: Henrik Fisker Debuts 400 Mile Range EMotion Electric Car to Compete with His Arch Rival, Tesla

Famed automotive designer hasn’t given up on electric drive just yet, unveiling his next design meant to compete with his arch rival, Tesla. With a starting price tag of $129,000US, Karma Automotive’s EMotion luxury electric car is aiming for higher-end Tesla/Mercedes/Audi/BMW buyers. For that, you get a car that designer Henrik Fisker claims will provide […]

Intersolar Europe 2017 Report & Highlights by Intersolar TV

The premier event of the year has opened its doors once again: Intersolar Europe 2017! This year, the exhibition is focusing on the new energy world. Keep watching to discover all the must-see attractions of this year’s Intersolar Europe. VIDEO Courtesy Intersolar TV

RES4MED = Don’t impose but propose… Roberto Vigotti, the man behind a success story of RES4MED

During the 5th Anniversary Annual Conference of RES4MED held recently in Rome, we had an opportunity to have an exclusive talk to the man behind the organization, who just five years ago together with Francesco Starace, CEO of Enel started shaped on a sheet of paper a successful story of the organization.  Today, RES4MED & associated RES4AFRICA is a leading […]

Clean Disruption News: New CEM campaign aims for goal of 30% new electric vehicle sales by 2030

BEIJING – The Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) announced a new campaign called EV 30@30 to speed up the deployment of electric vehicles and target at least 30 percent new electric vehicle sales by 2030.  The campaign will support the market for electric passenger cars, light commercial vans, buses and trucks (including battery-electric, plug-in hybrid, and fuel cell […]

SolarPV.TV Pics: How does an Electric Car work? (Example of Tesla Model S)

Electric cars are making big waves in the automobile world. These noise-free, pollution-free and high-performance vehicles are expected to make their I.C. engine counterparts obsolete by 2025. This video will unveil the hidden technologies behind the Tesla Model S, which recently became the world’s fastest accelerating car. We will see how electric cars have achieved […]

Helping solar & renewable energy growth in Africa with RES4MED – Michele Scandellari, CEO at SECI Energy & Enerray

During the 5th Anniversary Annual Conference of RES4MED held recently in Rome, we had an opportunity to have an exclusive talk to Michele Scandellari, CEO at SECI Energy & Enerray.  Michele, who is a member of the Steering Committee of RES4MED, explained us how the organization activities in helping solar & renewable energy growth in practice & what is […]

Making RES4MED “Bambino del Mondo” – Antonello Cammisecra, CEO at Enel Green Power & President of RES4MED

During the 5th Anniversary Annual Conference of RES4MED held recently in Rome, we had an opportunity to have an exclusive talk to the new President of RES4MED, Antonello Cammisecra, who has also been recently appointed as the new CEO of Enel Green Power.  Born in Naples (Italy) in 1970, Antonio Cammisecra graduated cum laude in Mechanical Engineering from the University of […]

The World 4.0.: Enel electric car & sustainable family solution at Enel Store? Francesco Starace, CEO at Enel

During the 5th Anniversary Annual Conference of RES4MED held recently in Rome, we had an opportunity to have an exclusive talk to one of the clean energy disruptors in the utility space, Francesco Starace, CEO of Enel. Mr. Starace was appointed Group Chief Executive Officer in May 2014.  He joined Enel in 2000, holding several executive positions including Head […]

Tesla Superchargers will use solar power and batteries, says Elon Musk

Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed on Twitter that all Superchargers are being converted to solar and battery power, with the end goal of being almost entirely off the electricity grid.   The reveal follows Tesla’s continued push “to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy.” According to Musk’s Master Plan, Part Deux, one of his principle goals is […]

Solar in USA: New York will sink $1.5B into renewable energy projects to spur clean energy jobs

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo last week announced a new Clean Climate Careers (CCC) initiative that will aim to create 40,000 clean energy jobs by 2020. As part of the program, the state is planning to invest $1.5 billion in renewable energy, aiming to procure an additional 2.5 million MWh each year. According to the governor’s announcement, it is […]

India’s first solar satellite television service brings ‘magic’ to villages

An Indian social business has launched the country’s first solar satellite television service, bringing clean energy powered entertainment to households and businesses through a pay-as-you-go payment scheme. Simpa Networks, which began operations in 2011, is one of thousands of social enterprises in India tapping into the renewable energy market in a country where one-fifth of […]

Solar in USA: Tesla, Sunrun expected to resume Nevada rooftop solar sales

U.S. solar companies Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) and Sunrun Inc (RUN.O) on Monday said they would resume selling rooftop panels in Nevada because legislators passed a bill reinstating a policy the state had abandoned 18 months ago. Assembly Bill 405, which supporters say they expect Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval to sign in coming days, would require […]

Clean Disruption: India will sell only electric cars within the next 13 years

Every car sold in India from 2030 will be electric, under new government plans that have delighted environmentalists and dismayed the oil industry. It’s hoped that by ridding India’s roads of petrol and diesel cars in the years ahead, the country will be able to reduce the harmful levels of air pollution that contribute to […]

US solar market added more than two gigawatts in first quarter of 2017, new study shows

The solar market in the U.S. added 2,044 megawatts – just over two gigawatts (GW) – of new photovoltaic capacity in the first quarter of 2017, according to the latest U.S. Solar Market Insight Report.  The report, from GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), said that total installed capacity hit 44.7 GW, […]

Richard L. Kauffman gets 2017 Solar Champion of Change Award

Intersolar North America announced that Richard L. Kauffman, New York’s chairman of energy and finance, has been named the winner of the 2017 Intersolar Champion of Change AWARD. This award is annually presented to entities or individuals who have helped strengthen America’s solar energy industry and increased adoption of solar in the United States. Kauffman […]

Pope Francis Presented With Opel Ampera-e (Rebranded Chevy Bolt EV)

Pope Francis was presented with his all-new Opel Ampera-e — a rebranded Chevy Bolt EV — at the recent Laudato Si sustainability conference by Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann, as revealed in a recent press release. In relation to the pope receiving the new Opel Ampera-e, the Italy-based firm Enel is also working with the Vatican to create […]

Vietnam Conglomerate Plans $1 Billion Solar Parks Project

TTC Group looks to expand in the renewable energy sector Company’s solar project could be one of nation’s largest Vietnam’s TTC Group, a sugar, energy, real estate and tourism conglomerate, is planning to spend as much as $1 billion on an ambitious plan to build one of the country’s largest portfolio of solar projects in an effort […]

PV developers invest in pre-build module checks to protect margins

Utility-scale solar developers are increasing upfront investments in rigorous quality assurance programs to secure return-on-investment amid aggressive price competition, industry experts told New Energy Update. The average global auction price for utility-scale PV fell from $250/MWh in 2010 to $50/MWh in 2016, according to a study published by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in […]

Clean Disruption: Boarding a driverless bus test in East London

Could autonomous buses provide a solution for municipal transport? The FT’s Robert Wright visits an experiment in east London to find out. VIDEO Courtesy FT (For more video content from the Financial Times, visit http://www.FT.com/video)