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Clean Power Lives On Even as Trump Ends Obama ‘Clean Power Plan’

Wind, solar forecast to boom even without Clean Power Plan Economics and tax credits are key drivers for renewables President Donald Trump’s long-expected executive order to roll back climate change regulations is drawing cheers from fossil-fuel producers and howls from environmentalists. The reaction from clean-energy companies? While repealing the Clean Power Plan is deeply symbolic, the move […]

Fraunhofer ISE tops 31.3 % efficiency record for a new type of solar PV cell in only a couple of months

In November 2016, Fraunhofer ISE (Freiburg, Germany) reached a record efficiency for a triple-junction solar cell made of III-V and silicon material.  Now, in the short amount of time, the researchers in Freiburg have surpassed their own record. Their newest result boasts an efficiency of 31.3 percent for a fully integrated silicon-based multi-junction solar cell.  […]

EDF Renewable Services reports 10 GW under contract in North America

DF Renewable Services (EDF RS, San Diego, CA, U.S.), a provider of renewable operations and maintenance (O&M) services in North America, on March 27th, 2017 introduced the new renewable asset intelligence platform TRUalytics 2.0 at the Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Summit hosted by EDF RS last week in San Antonio, Texas.  TRUalytics for solar PV plants to be […]

Brookfield Finds Solar ‘Entry Point’ After SunEdison’s Collapse

Operates 10,700 megawatts of clean power with almost no solar Small hydropower plants make up bulk of Brookfield portfolio Brookfield Asset Management Inc., one of the biggest owners of hydropower, is about to make its first major move into solar power. Canada’s largest alternative asset manager has about 10,700 megawatts of clean-energy plants around the world, […]

SolarPower Summit 2017: ABB’s Electric Car Coming? Leonardo Botti, Global Head of Product Management – PG Solar at ABB

SolarPV.TV,  the Official TV Partner of the SolarPower Summit 2017 organized by SolarPower Europe, speaks to Leonardo Botti, Global Head of Product Management – PG Solar at ABB about the company’s performance in the solar business but also about the company plans within the whole clean energy sector. Will ABB introduce electric vehicles to its clean energy products portfolio? You […]

UK breaks new solar energy record on sunny March weekend

Last weekend’s sunny weather was not only good for beers, barbecues and bees, but also drove solar power to break a new UK record. For the first time ever, the amount of electricity demanded by homes and businesses in the afternoon on Saturday was lower than it was in the night, because solar panels on […]

Tesla to take orders for solar roof tiles starting April 2017

Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA.O) will start taking orders for its solar roof tiles in April, Chief Executive Elon Musk said in a Tweet on Friday. The solar-powered roof shingles were unveiled in October last year to show the benefits of combining his electric car maker with solar installer SolarCity Corp SCTY.O. There was no detail on cost. […]

Solar in USA: Rooftop Solar Facing U.S. Consolidation as “Weaker Hands” Fold

Demand for residential power systems is slowing in U.S. ‘Likely see more acquisitions or bankruptcies,’ BNEF says It’s not the best time to be a midsize U.S. rooftop solar company. Growth is slowing nationally, especially in California, the biggest solar market. Interest rates are creeping up. As larger rivals gain share and expand into new cities and states, […]

Dubai Starts Desert Solar Plant as Part of World’s Biggest Park

Plant was awarded in January 2015 at lowest solar cost at time DEWA plans to have 5,000 megawatts of renewable energy by 2030 Dubai’s government-owned utility completed a 200-megawatt power plant one month ahead of schedule as part of a plan to build the world’s largest solar energy park by 2030. The 1.2 billion dirham […]

Researchers Think They’re Getting Closer to Making Spray-On Solar Cells a Reality

Study by Japanese scientists in 2009 sets off perovskite boom Oxford PV may begin commercializing technology by end of 2018 Imagine a future when solar cells can be sprayed or printed onto the windows of skyscrapers or atop sports utility vehicles — and at prices potentially far cheaper than today’s silicon-based panels. It’s not as […]

PV EXPO Japan 2017: Brining German Quality & Worldwide Experience to Japan – Yuka Matsuura, Mounting Systems

Today, in our special coverage of PV EXPO Japan 2017 held recently in Tokyo, we present you our exclusive talk to Yuka Matsuura, Key Account Manager, Mounting Systems K.K. about the company’s activities in Japan but also other neighboring markets. Mounting Systems GmbH, an ISO certified company, headquarters in Rangsdorf/Berlin, is one of the world’s largest producers of […]

SolarPV.TV Worldwide Coverage 2017

Through interviews with industry leaders and experts, country, technology, policy and market updates, and also regularly attending the most influential events throughout the world SolarPV.TV is always at the heart of the solar industry and business activities. By utilizing our platform as well as sharing the key content with partnering web portals and social media, […]

Clean Disruption News: JV of Kalyon Enerji and Hanwha Q.CELLS wins 1 GW solar tender in Turkey

Today concludes the tender for the biggest renewable energy project in Turkey’s history. A joint venture formed by Kalyon Enerji and Hanwha Q.CELLS today won the tender to build a 1.000 MW solar power plant in the Karapınar region in Turkey with the bid of 6,99 USD-cent per kWh. According to the tender rules, this […]

Jeremy Leggett, Executive Chair of SolarAid: How can renewables help to create a better civilization?

Dear SolarPV.TV viewers, let us share an awesome Keynote Statement by Jeremy Leggett, our friend and Solar & Cleantech Pioneer,  to the Start Up Energy Transition Tech Festival, held today in Berlin: “I speak today about the wider context of all the wonderful innovation and creative disruption we are hearing about from around the world […]

IEA finds CO2 emissions flat for third straight year even as global economy grew in 2016

Global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions were flat for a third straight year in 2016 even as the global economy grew, according to the International Energy Agency, signaling a continuing decoupling of emissions and economic activity. This was the result of growing renewable power generation, switches from coal to natural gas, improvements in energy efficiency, as […]

PV EXPO Japan 2017: 3% Efficiency gain with the new “half-cut cell” solar PV modules – Blue Liu, Manager Shanghai Quality Department at BYD

Today, in our special coverage of PV EXPO Japan 2017 held recently in Tokyo, we present you our exclusive talk to Blue Liu, Manager Shanghai Quality Department at BYD about their new “half-cut cell” solar PV modules which ensure at least 3% higher output comparing to the standard modules.  

PV EXPO Japan 2017: Marubeni’s Solar & Cleantech Business At a Glance – Alessandro Fujisaka, Marubeni America Corporation

Today, in our special coverage of PV EXPO Japan 2017 held recently in Tokyo, we present you our exclusive talk to Alessandro Fujisaka, Department Manager at Marubeni America Corporation. It was interesting to learn about 25 years Marubeni’s history in solar but even more interesting about its current milestones and strategy for the years to come.

Solar in USA: Google’s New Tool Says Nearly 80 Percent of Roofs Are Sunny Enough for Solar Panels

The company’s Project Sunroof lets you look up your house and helps you decide whether to invest in your own clean power plant. If you’ve ever thought about getting solar panels on your house but worried about whether it was worth it, Google may now have just the thing to help you decide. In a […]

Clean Disruption News: ENGIE successfully issues its second Green Bond of €1,5 billion

To support its ambitious development strategy in renewable energies and energy efficiency, ENGIE issued its second Green Bond of €1,5 billion. The Group reaffirms its commitment and determination to play a leading role in the development of green finance. A bond tender offer for a total amount of 700 million euros was launched simultaneously on […]

COP 21 Follow Up Talk – Cleantech Revolution? Together We Are Stronger – Jean-Pascal Pham-Ba, Secretary General and Spokesperson at Terrawatt Initiative

SolarPV.TV,  the Official TV Partner of the SolarPower Summit 2017 organized by SolarPower Europe, speaks to Jean-Pascal Pham-Ba, Secretary General and Spokesperson at Terrawatt Initiative. Jean-Pascal, with whom we spoke last time at COP 21 in Paris, updated us on the recent milestones & action plan of this ambitious initiative. Last but not least, we would like to congratulate […]

Solar in Europe: We reached the bottom, time to revamp! Pietro Radoia, Senior Analyst, Solar Insight at Bloomberg New Energy Finance

SolarPV.TV,  the Official TV Partner of the SolarPower Summit 2017 organized by SolarPower Europe, speaks to Pietro Radoia, Senior Analyst, Solar Insight at Bloomberg New Energy Finance about the solar business in Europe. Pietro, who started his solar adventure at EPIA (European Photovoltaic Industry Association) – today’s SolarPower Europe, over 10 years ago also shares with us, how in […]

Driving Solar 4.0. Industrial Revolution in Europe: Digitalization, Internet of Things, Blockchain & New Financial Models – Sonia Dunlop, Policy Advisor at SolarPower Europe

SolarPV.TV,  the Official TV Partner of the SolarPower Summit 2017 organized by SolarPower Europe, speaks to Sonia Dunlop, Policy Adviser at SolarPower Europe how the organization is helping its members and the whole solar industry to drive the Solar 4.0. Industrial Revolution in Europe.

European countries unite for North Sea clean power hub

This week, we’re inspired by plans to build an artificial island in the North Sea that would power around 80 million homes across six countries with renewable energy. A consortium of European energy companies, including TenneT and Energinet, have announced plans to create a 6 km2 island in the middle of the North Sea that will connect large new wind farms. […]

Nigeria as the future solar and renewable energy hub for ECOWAS – HRH Prince Malik Ado-Ibrahim & Michael Bellmer

Today in our Exclusive Coverage of WFES 2017 for SolarPV.TV & WFES TV in partnership with MESIA, we speak to HRH Prince Malik ado Ibrahim, Chairman of Nigus International Investments and Michael Bellmer, Managing Director, LTi ReEnergy; Chairman of H2H Task Force at Solar Business Club. During this exciting discussion we were exploring opportunities for Nigeria […]

Canadian Solar Signs PPAs with SECI to Develop 80 MWac Solar Power Projects in India

Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world’s largest solar power companies, today announced that it has secured Power Purchase Agreements for an aggregate 80 MWac of solar power projects with the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), a public sector undertaking of the Government of India. Canadian Solar was awarded these projects under […]

Top Solar Business News: Trina Solar goes private

China-based PV manufacturer Trina Solar has announced the completion of its going-private transaction and suspended trading of its shares on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) as it awaits delisting within the next 90 days. Last August, Trina unveiled its plans to go private through a takeover bid from an investor consortium led by the […]

Clean Disruption News: Volvo is aggressively pushing for its first long-range electric car to start between $35,000 and $40,000

Last month, Volvo confirmed that it plans for its first all-electric vehicle to come in 2019 with battery pack options up to 100 kWh. Now the company adds that it plans to sell the vehicle in the US for an aggressive starting price of $35,000 to $40,000 with at least 250 miles of range. Lex Kerssemakers, CEO […]

Asia to take lion’s share of $4.4T opportunity in energy

Globally, about $4.4 trillion will be invested in new power generating capacity over the next 10 years, at an average of $485 billion a year, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance. This large-scale investment in the energy sector will not only provide opportunities for investors but probably also determine our success in limiting climate change […]

SolarPower Summit 2017: Solar President Donald Trump? Exclusive talk to the U.S. Solar Industry Pioneer – Thomas Thompson, VP Sales, LONGi Solar USA

SolarPV.TV,  the Official TV Partner of the SolarPower Summit 2017 organized by SolarPower Europe, speaks to Thomas Thompson, VP Sales, LONGi Solar USA, one of the U.S. Solar Industry Pioneers, who came to Brussels from Massachusetts to update European members of SolarPower Europe on the current situation on the solar market in the U.S. after the recent Presidential Elections. […]

Audi: three new full-electric cars by 2020

Audi plans three full-electric cars by 2020. First of them is a big crossover. Then there will be a big coupe, and finally a smaller more mainstream car. The small one, last to appear, will use the VW Group’s flat-floor MEB platform, Audi boss Rupert Stadler told TopGear.com. It can have motors front and rear for […]