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SOLAR FUTURE.TODAY Black-Tie Gala Abu Dhabi 2018 & Visionary Influencers Awards: Tony Seba, Hans-Josef Fell…

SOLAR FUTURE.TODAY Black-Tie Gala Abu Dhabi at its The 2nd SOLAR FUTURE.TODAY World Annual Forum that brought together Middle East solar and cleantech industries as well as notable policy-makers, personalities, business leaders and investors with its international peers.  ORGANIZED BY: SolarPV.TV, Solar Business Club, SOLAR FUTURE.TODAY & Partners including Visionary Corporate Partners: BYD, LTI ReEnergy, SUMEC Group, SICES Solar, Enerray, […]

Solar in USA: California Will Spend $1 Billion on Low-income, Multifamily Solar

California is ready to spend $1 billion over the next decade on rooftop solar installation for low-income residents. In December, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) approved the creation of the Solar on Multifamily Affordable Housing (SOMAH) program. Funded by the statewide greenhouse gas cap-and-trade program, it will provide $100 million in annual solar installation […]

Solar in USA: Tesla’s New York Gigafactory Kicks Off Solar Roof Production

Photovoltaic glass shingles produce electricity from the sun Tesla built factory in Buffalo with help from New York State Tesla Inc. has kicked off production of its long-awaited electricity-producing shingles that Elon Musk says will transform the rooftop solar industry. Manufacturing of the photovoltaic glass tiles began last month at a factory in Buffalo built with […]

Solar in Middle East: In Saudi Arabia, REPDO shortlists ACWA Power and Marubeni for 300MW solar project

On 4th January 2018 REPDO announced that two consortiums have been shortlisted to develop the 300MW Solar PV project in Sakaka, Al Jouf as part of Round 1 of the National Renewable Energy Program (NREP).  The two bidders are: 1. ACWA Power 2. Marubeni Corporation with consortium members Khaled Ahmed Juffali Energy & Utilities Limited and Axia […]

Cleantech Disruption: Chinese City Shenzhen to Become World’s First to Switch Entire 16.000 Bus Fleet to Electric

The city of Shenzen, China is home to a staggering 16,000 buses. To compare, that’s more buses than the five largest North American bus fleets combined (New York City, Los Angeles County, New Jersey Transit, Chicago and Toronto). Now, after a six-year effort to replace its diesel-fueled buses, the major Chinese city is well on […]

French Utility EDF Renewable Energy invests in San Diego based Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) start-up Nuvve

EDF Renewable Energy (EDF RE) has completed a Series A investment in San Diego-based Nuvve Corporation (Nuvve), a start-up working on Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) technology. The investment and partnership with Nuvve is part of EDF Renewable Energy’s strategic growth in the distributed electricity and storage market. EDF RE joins Nuvve with Toyota Tsusho in the Series […]

Clean Disruption News: BP bets on solar business with $200m stake in Europe’s largest solar developer

BP to invest $200m in Lightsource over three years for a 43% stake in the business Lightsource is Europe’s largest solar development company, focused on the acquisition, development and long-term management of large-scale solar projects Lightsource to rebrand as Lightsource BP Combination expected to propel company’s continuing rapid expansion worldwide Lightsource and BP today announced […]

China’s LONGi plans solar manufacturing plant in India to bid for the world’s largest solar tender of 20 gigawatts (GW)

LONGi Green Energy Technology Co. Ltd may become the first Chinese company to set up a solar manufacturing facility in India, according to two people aware of the development. The plan to set up a factory in India by LONGi, the world’s largest monocrystalline solar wafer maker, comes in response to Indian government’s proposal to […]

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 […]

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 […]