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Together We Are Building Worldwide Off-Grid Solar Market – Luca Piffer, Global Sales Director at Plug The Sun

During the 4th ARE Investment forum held recently in Catania, Italy we spoke to Luca Piffer, Sales Director at Plug The Sun that provides 360° services and solutions to the off-grid markets worldwide.   

Michele Scandellari on SECI Energia Strategy 2018 & Enerray’s new landmark solar PV plants in Egypt totaling 116 MW

During the 4th ARE Investment forum held recently in Catania, Italy we spoke to Michele Scandellari, CEO at SECI Energia, a mother company of Enerray.  Michele Scandellari updated us on SECI Energia Strategy 2018 & Enerray‘s three new landmark solar PV plants in Egypt totaling 116 MW to be constructed in the near future. These solar […]

Solar Trade War: PV Panel Makers Have Just Hours Left to Avoid Trump’s Tariffs

Solar panel makers trying to get around tariffs President Donald Trump has imposed on imported equipment are running out of time. Companies have through Friday to seek exemptions to the 30 percent duties that went into effect last month. Thirteen had as of Friday morning, according to the U.S. International Trade Commission’s website. SunPower Corp., […]

Solar in India: Waaree to set up 1,000 centres for solar solutions

In a first-of-its-kind initiative to support the government’s efforts in achieving its ambitious solar power generation target of 100 gigawatt (GW) by 2022, Waaree Energies plans to open around 1,000 solar experience centres in the next one year across India. In a first-of-its-kind initiative to support the government’s efforts in achieving its ambitious solar power […]

Solar in MENA: Enerray invests to construct three landmark solar PV projects in Egypt totaling 116 MW

The company has developed and is going to construct 116 MW as part of the Benban Solar Park in Egypt Enerray S.p.A. has invested to develop three ground-mounted photovoltaic projects in Egypt. The PV plants will become a part of the 1.8 GW Benban Solar Park, the largest private-sector financed PV Park in the Middle East and […]

South African Minister of Energy Jeff Radebe to sign off 27 Renewable Energy Projects

After almost a two-year delay, The Minister of Energy, Jeff Radebe has announced that he will be signing off 27 electricity generation projects that will create 61 600 full-time jobs in South Africa. The Renewable Energy Project was on hold when Jacob Zuma was still president but it will finally see the light of day. […]

Abu Dhabi fund allocates $17m to Seychelles renewable projects

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, the UAE’s government-backed development aid entity, has allocated Dh64.2 million ($17.4m) towards two renewable energy projects in the Seychelles, it said in a statement on Monday. Around Dh31.2m of the aid will be dedicated to an upcoming solar farm developed by Abu Dhabi clean energy company Masdar in the artificially-built […]

ISA summit 2018: Modi presents 10-point action plan to promote solar energy

With French President Emmanuel Macron by his side at the founding conference of the India-initiated International Solar Alliance (ISA), Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday presented a 10-point action plan to promote the use of solar energy. Speaking at the plenary session of the conference, Modi said there should be a full ecosystem for availability […]

France’s President Macron pledges €700m to solar energy push

France will spend an extra €700 million euros ($862m) by 2022 to help developing countries with their solar energy projects, president Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday. Emerging economies will get the assistance in the form of loans and donations, over and above the 300 million euros ($369m) France had already committed in 2015, AFP reported. Speaking at […]

Inspiring the World to Go Cleantech with Planet Power, IMAX 3D Movie – Catherine & Pascal Vuong, Producers

During the 19th Colloque of the French Renewable Energies Industry Association (SER), we spoke to Catherine & Pascal Vuong, Producers of Planet Power, 3D IMAX Movie, Winners of SOLAR FUTURE.TODAY Visionary Influencers Awards 2018 in category Visionary Artists. ​ Here you can see a trailer of PLANET POWER, the first ever IMAX 3D film devoted to clean technologies, produced by  […]

Planet Power – The First IMAX 3D Movie Devoted to Clean Technologies to Premiere in Washington DC on March 21, 2018

It is a great pleasure to present a trailer of PLANET POWER, the first ever IMAX 3D film devoted to clean technologies, produced by Catherine & Pascal Vuong, Winners of Visionary Influencers Awards 2018 in category Visionary Artists. ​ The World Premiere of PLANET POWER will be held on March 21, 2018 in Washington DC in USA and it will […]

France is back to the global solar game, 30 GW alone will be brought by EDF ! Xavier Daval, President of SER-SOLER

During the 19th Colloque of the French Renewable Energies Industry Association (SER), we spoke to very sunny Xavier Daval, President of President of its Solar Commission (SER-SOLER).   Xavier was very sunny & excited as France in back to the global solar game!

RECOM expands solar modules production capacity at Sillia & stronger commits to the French solar market – Hamlet Tunyan, CEO

During the 19th Colloque of the French Renewable Energies Industry Association (SER), we spoke to Hamlet Tunyan, CEO at RECOM Solar about further expansion of production capacities in their recently acquired French company Sillia.  RECOM is one of the largest PV module manufacturing companies in Europe and a comprehensive solar solutions provider. Innovation, superior quality, […]

Engie will lead solar & cleantech disruption – Isabelle Kocher, CEO at Engie

SolarPV.TV Speak exclusively to Isabelle Kocher, CEO at Engie about the company plans of leading solar & cleantech disruption. In 2016 and 2017, Isabelle Kocher ranked as the 3rd « Most Powerfull Woman » in the world, in business category, according to the magazine Fortune. Follow Isabelle Kocher on LinkedIn et Twitter Learn more about Engie here

LATAM is set to electrify and improve the quality of life of its rural communities

Around five percent of the region of Latam (31 million people) are still without electricity, and in many rural areas expansion of the electric grid may take decades to establish, and may not be economically feasible given the prohibitive costs of expansion efforts in areas such as the mountainous Andes or the Amazon jungle. The […]

Work in progress at the largest 754 MW solar project in LATAM in Villanueva, Mexico

Work in progress in Villanueva, Mexico. Villanueva will be the largest photovoltaic plant in Latin America and one of the biggest worldwide. VIDEO Courtesy Enel Green Power

Solar in ASEAN: Solar energy from S’pore to power Microsoft in Singapore

Microsoft yesterday said it will purchase solar power from the Sunseap Group in Singapore, the technology company’s first renewable energy deal in Asia. Microsoft will buy 100 per cent of the electricity generated from Sunseap’s 60 megawatt-peak solar power project for 20 years for its Singapore data operations, the software company said in a statement. […]

Trump claims the U.S. makes better solar panels than China. That’s not quite right.

At a White House meeting focused on the Florida school shooting, President Trump took a brief detour into the world of solar power, bragging that he’s brought back domestic manufacturing and that America makes better solar panels than China. The problem? Those statements aren’t supported by facts, experts say. Veering away from remarks on preventing […]

Solar in USA: Capital Dynamics agrees to buy solar-farm owner 8Point3 Energy Partners LP for $977 million

The biggest buyer of solar farms in America is a company you’ve probably never heard of. Meet Capital Dynamics, an asset manager that handles $15 billion. The firm’s been snapping up clean-power plants for years, but it wasn’t until this month — when the company agreed to spend almost $1 billion on a solar business […]

EU Doubling Renewables by 2030 Positive for Economy, Key to Emission Reductions

New IRENA report outlines how increasing share of renewables to 34% can boost economy, and help meet emission reductions goals The European Union (EU) can increase the share of renewable energy in its energy mix to 34 per cent by 2030 – double the share in 2016 – with a net positive economic impact, finds […]

2018 Sustainable Energy in America Factbook: U.S. is home to more than 3 million clean energy jobs!

The 2018 edition of the Sustainable Energy in America Factbook – produced for the Business Council for Sustainable Energy by Bloomberg New Energy Finance, provides up-to-date, accurate market information on energy efficiency, natural gas and renewable energy. The 2018 Factbook shows that the U.S. is home to more than 3 million clean energy jobs, and […]

Renewables in Europe: MEPs take big step towards energy market reform

MEPs have decided to impose strict rules on mechanisms often used as coal power subsidies and to support small-scale renewable energy producers. But the European Parliament now faces the fight of its life to convince member states of its ambitious position. Lawmakers took a step towards new EU electricity market rules on Wednesday (21 February), […]

Clean Disruption News: Petroleum Development Oman and GlassPoint Solar inaugurated the Miraah solar plant at the Amal oilfield

Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) and GlassPoint Solar have inaugurated the Miraah solar plant, located at the Amal oilfield in the south of Oman, which will be among the world’s largest solar projects on completion. Once complete, the one gigawatt installation will consist of 36 blocks built in a sequence, which allows PDO to benefit from […]

RECOM State of Art Solar Modules Manufacturing Facilities

The video presents “state of art” solar modules manufacturing facilities of RECOM. Video Courtesy: RECOM

Solar in USA: Tesla May Be About to Lose Its Throne as King of Rooftop Solar

Tesla Inc. may be losing the lead in the rooftop solar market. The company installed 87 megawatts of solar systems in the fourth quarter, according to a statementWednesday. That’s down from the 201 megawatts installed in the same quarter a year earlier and the lowest since it paid $2 billion in 2016 to buy SolarCity — […]

Vestas, World’s Biggest Wind Turbine Maker Pivots to Solar and Batteries

Vestas sees new revenue in projects with wind, solar, storage Hybrid market expected to be 2 gigawatts in size: Runevad Vestas Wind Systems A/S will offer solar power and storage, allowing the world’s biggest turbine maker to sell hybrid renewable plants that generate electricity around the clock. “We broaden the scope to sustainable energy,” Chief […]

Pay as You Go – a reliable solution for rural electrification with business opportunities

Pay as You Go, or PAYG, is a prepayment energy solar home system that allows the user to pay only for the amount of energy he consumes, thus avoiding the initial purchasing cost of the system. The purchase, installation and maintenance of Pay as You Go systems can be made by a third parties investor […]

Solar in ASEAN: Vietnam sees solar power construction boom as nation goes green

Numerous projects to build large solar power facilities are underway in Vietnam, as the country scrambles to make up for the anticipated power shortage due to the recent cancellation of nuclear power plant construction projects. Thien Tan Group will by 2020 spend $2 billion to build five large solar power plants in the southern province of […]

Clean Disruption News: Tesla Tapped by Australia Anew in Virtual Power Plant Plan

Project pairs solar panels with batteries in South Australia Cites analysis showing plant will reduce energy bills by 30% South Australia plans to roll out solar panels and Tesla Inc. batteries to at least 50,000 homes to form what its government says will be the world’s largest virtual power plant. Beginning with a trial of […]