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CPFL Energias Renovaveis, Brazil’s Largest Wind Company Has Big Plans to Dominate Solar

CPFL Energias Renovaveis planning 450 megawatts of solar power ‘I am sure the solar market will take off,’ CEO Sousa says Brazil’s biggest wind company has set its sights on dominating the country’s nascent solar market. CPFL Energias Renovaveis SA has 1 megawatt of solar power in operation now, a pilot project in Sao Paulo […]

US Solar Installs Fall to Their Lowest Level Since 2015 According to GTM Research & SEIA Report

In Q3 2017, the U.S. solar market installed 2,031 megawatts direct current (MWdc). Of that total, 51% came from the utility PV segment, which added more than 1 GWdc for the eighth consecutive quarter. KEY FIGURES In Q3 2017, the U.S. market installed 2,031 MWdc of solar PV, a 51% decrease year-over-year from Q3 2016. […]

Solar in Europe: French utility EDF to build 30GW of solar power projects in France by 2035

French electric utility company Électricité de France (EDF) intends to develop and construct 30GW of solarpower plants in the country through its subsidiary EDF Energies Nouvelles. To be built by 2035, the new projects will be part of the newly launched EDF Solar Power Plan. On completion, the total installed capacity will be four times […]

Shawn Qu, CEO at Canadian Solar, offers to take the company private

Canadian Solar Inc (CSIQ.O) said on Monday it received a letter from its Chief Executive Shawn Qu to take the company private. The solar company said Qu, its largest shareholder, has offered to buy all of the outstanding shares he and his wife Hanbing Zhang do not already own for $18.47 per share. The offer […]

Etihad Energy Services Company (Etihad Esco) to power DEWA water reservoirs with solar PV

Etihad Energy Services Company (Etihad Esco) has been awarded the contract for the development, and installation of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems at Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) water reservoirs. The installation of solar PV systems on Dewa’s water reservoirs will reduce the emirate’s carbon footprint and increase the proportion of solar power in Dubai’s […]

Intersolar India 2017 welcomed more than 13,000 best quality solar professionals despite surprising rainfalls during draught season

The first time in 9 years of existence, Intersolar India had to experience India’s unbelievable climate change. Surprising rainfalls accompanied the event during a draught season. Despite these consequences of the climate change Intersolar India opened the doors to a total attendance of more than 13,000 solar and energy storage experts, even 10% more than […]

Innovations in Energy to Power Tomorrow – Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) in Ontario, Canada

CEO Peter Gregg, and VP Terry Young share their thoughts on the IESO’s role to enable innovative solutions that will create value and prepare Ontario for the power system of tomorrow. Want to learn more? Read about the innovative work happening in Ontario: www.ieso.ca/powering-tomorrow  SOURCE: Ontario IESO

Blockchain could be the missing link in the renewable energy revolution

An estimated €231 billion is spent annually on energy efficiency (EE) investments – but tapping the full potential of EE will require at least four times as much investment. This finance gap is slowing down the energy transition we need. As it is, global energy intensity – a measure of the energy efficiency of a […]

Enerray O&M Revamping Hydrogeological Disruption

Enerray restored a PV plant in the south of Italy following a collapse caused by hydrogeological disruption, which had led to a significant drop in energy production. SOURCE: ENERRAY SPA – Don’t worry, be sunny

Clean Disruption News: BMW batteries to have 15-year lifecycle

BMW says its range of electric vehicles will have the same life-expectancy as current internal-combustion vehicles, despite some degradation in battery efficiency. Speaking with CarAdvice in Munich this week, BMW head of battery development, Andreas Raith, said talk of longevity issues is not backed up by field data. “It’s not a marketing statement, those batteries are […]

Philippines’ BDO sells $150 mln green bonds; IFC sole investor

BDO Unibank Inc, the Philippines’ largest bank, said on Friday it has raised $150 million from a green bond sale, the first such issue by a local lender, with International Finance Corp (IFC) as the sole investor. Proceeds will be used to expand BDO’s financing for climate change projects, including renewable energy, green buildings, and […]

Sustainable City Dubai – Visit by Fully Charged

Fully Charged spent an amazing day at the Sustainable City, a housing development in Dubai with 3,500 people already living there and it’s still not quite finished. This truly is a remarkable achievement, a stark lesson to building contractors the world over. It’s not more expensive to build and it’s hugely cheaper and more efficient […]

New Report by SolarPower Europe: Operations & Maintenance Best Practices Guidelines Version 2.0

Operation and maintenance (O&M) has become a standalone segment within the solar industry and it is widely acknowledged by all stakeholders that high-quality O&M services mitigate potential risks, improve the Levelised Cost of Electricity (LCOE) and Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) prices, and positively impact the return on investment (ROI). Responding to the discrepancies that exist […]

Solar in USA: Duke Energy assumes full ownership of California-based REC Solar

Duke Energy, one of the largest energy companies in the country, announced today it has acquired full ownership of California-based REC Solar, a provider of renewable energy solutions for commercial customers throughout the U.S. Duke Energy first acquired a majority interest in REC Solar in February of 2015. REC Solar will continue to be a […]

New NX Drive Energy Storage System by NEXTracker

NX Drive™ by NEXTracker is the most flexible and reliable energy storage system (ESS) on the market today, providing best-in-class safety features for the toughest environmental conditions. Designed for utilities, developers and energy partners, NX Drive supports multiple battery technologies and provides unprecedented configurability for a wide range of storage applications, project sizes and future […]

Bitcoin could cost us our clean-energy future

If you’re like me, you’ve probably been ignoring the bitcoin phenomenon for years — because it seemed too complex, far-fetched, or maybe even too libertarian. But if you have any interest in a future where the world moves beyond fossil fuels, you and I should both start paying attention now. Last week, the value of […]

Enerray delivers the solar rooftop to the worldwide US e-commerce giant Amazon

Enerray has  completed the photovoltaic system on the rooftop of the worldwide US e-commerce giant new logistic center located in Passo Corese (Rieti province, Center Italy). The photovoltaic system is going to provide a 964 kWp electric power thanks to 3,200 mono crystalline solar panels, all the energy is for the logistic center self-consumption and […]

The Energy That Never Sleeps – H2H (Human 2 Human) event in Australia by SolarJuice and its visionary founders & solar disruptors Rami Fedda and Andrew Burgess

The Energy That Never Sleeps – H2H (Human 2 Human) event in Australia by SolarJuice and its visionary founders & solar disruptors Rami Fedda and Andrew Burgess. Thumbs Up for SolarJuice !

Our friends from SolarJuice (the largest solar & storage distributor in Australia) & their business partners at All-Energy Australia 2017 in Melbourne

Our friends from SolarJuice (the largest solar & storage distributor in Australia) & their business partners at All-Energy Australia 2017 in Melbourne

Clean Disruption News: Electric aircraft nears take-off as Rolls-Royce, Airbus & Siemens team up to build ‘e-jets’

Airbus, Rolls-Royce and Siemens have teamed up to develop the technology needed to create electrically powered aircraft. In 2020 the companies plan to fly a demonstrator aircraft with one of its existing jet engines replaced by an electric unit. The engine will use a fan powered by electricity from an on-board generator located in the […]

Clean Disruption News: Electric cars already cheaper to own and run than petrol or diesel in the UK, US and Japan, new research shows

Electric cars are already cheaper to own and run than petrol or diesel cars in the UK, US and Japan, new research shows. The lower cost is a key factor driving the rapid rise in electric car sales now underway, say the researchers. At the moment the cost is partly because of government support, but […]

Munich RE: tailoring a solution for Middle East solar & cleantech markets – Marc Bednarz

During our visit of Noor Solar Technology (NST), the first solar production hub and fully integrated energy solutions “one stop shop” in Dubai, UAE we speak to Marc Bednarz, Head of Green Tech Solutions APAC, Munich RE.

Amazing benchmark for India? Nuevosol visits Noor Solar Technology production hub in Dubai, UAE

During our visit of Noor Solar Technology (NST), the first solar production hub and fully integrated energy solutions “one stop shop” in Dubai, UAE we speak to Sriram Dasani, Director – Strategy, Nuevosol Energy one of the Youngest Leaders of the Indian solar industry.

Solar panels “Made in Dubai” from Noor Solar Technology – Amit Samant, Factory Manager

During our visit of Noor Solar Technology (NST), the first solar production hub and fully integrated energy solutions “one stop shop” in Dubai, UAE we speak to Amit Samant, Factory Manager.

NST = Unique solar business model in the Middle East – Josef Lobnig, CEO at EPCO Consulting

During our visit of Noor Solar Technology (NST), the first solar production hub and fully integrated energy solutions “one stop shop” in Dubai, UAE we speak to one of NST partners – Josef Lobnig, CEO at EPCO Consulting.

BIPV – addressing 45% of the human consumption of energy – Rafic Hanbali, CEO at SWISSINSO

During our visit of Noor Solar Technology (NST), the first solar production hub and fully integrated energy solutions “one stop shop” in Dubai, UAE we speak to one of NST partners – Rafic Hanbali, CEO at SWISSINSO &  Managing Partner at Emirates Insolaire.

Solar in ASEAN: 200 MW Floating Solar Project to be Developed in Indonesia

Indonesia is set to be the site of a 200 MW floating solar PV project that is poised to become the world’s largest floating solar photovoltaic (PV) plant when it is complete. Indonesian power company PT Pembangkitan Jawa-Bali (PT PJB), a subsidiary of state electricity company Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN), and the Abu Dhabi Future […]

Getting the Vision to Earth: LTI ReEnergy, a localization partner at Noor Solar Technology production hub in Dubai, UAE – Michael Bellmer, Managing Director at LTI ReEnergy

Following its “German heart and local content” strategy, LTI ReEnergy was one of driving forces behind setting up a solar production hub and fully integrated energy solutions in Dubai by Noor Solar Technology (NST). During our visit of NST we spoke with LTI’s  Michael Bellmer and David Walter about how did they succeed in “Getting […]

Zero Mass’ solar panels turn air into drinking water

Water scarcity affects more than 40 percent of the global population. In the third episode of Next Level season 2 by The Verge, Lauren Goode visits Zero Mass Water, an Arizona-based startup, that is harvesting water using solar panels that pull moisture from the air, even in the desert. VIDEO Courtesy: The Verge  

Solar in USA: 5,500 K-12 Schools Have Already Gone Solar

Nearly 5,500 K-12 schools in the U.S. are harnessing the sun’s rays for energy, according to a new report by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the Solar Foundation and clean energy nonprofit Generation 180. That means about five percent of all K-12s in the nation are solar powered. The study, Brighter Future: A Study […]