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US$ 3.4 trillion of Solar PV Investment by 2040 according to BNEF’s long-term forecast

This year’s edition of BNEF’s long-term forecast sees $11.4 trillion investment in global power generation capacity over 25 years, with electric vehicles boosting electricity demand by 8% in 2040. Low prices for coal and gas are likely to persist, but will fail to prevent a fundamental transformation of the world electricity system over coming decades […]

Ubiquitous Energy’s Truly Transparent Solar Technology Demonstrated Globally in BMW Brand Stores

Ubiquitous Energy, Inc., leader in transparent solar technology, is pleased to announce that its ClearView PowerTM technology is being demonstrated in BMW Brand Stores around the world this summer as part of BMW’s “i Exhibition.” The ClearView Power transparent photovoltaic coating is being displayed on 6-inch glass panels produced in Ubiquitous Energy’s Silicon Valley pilot […]

TUV Rheinland Presents a New Certification Program for Distributed Commercial PV Systems in Japan

Today TUV Rheinland Japan Ltd. announced its new certification program intended for stakeholders who construct distributed commercial PV systems in Japan. This third party certification program for PV power plants is a service that combines company qualification, inspections, and a certification system to ensure and enhance the quality, safety, and performance of the PV power […]

DNV GL Expands Solar Capabilities with Purchase of Assets from Amplify Energy

DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts, has expanded its solar offering with new capabilities, facilities and expertise through the purchase of key assets from Amplify Energy. “With these additions, DNV GL continues to expand as the premier solar testing and asset management resource for manufacturers, investors, developers and operators around the world,” […]

Solar in Jordan: Works are underway on 23,1 MW Falcon Ma’an solar PV project

Enerray and Desert Technologies have started construction their a 23.1 MWp sovereign backed PV project within the Ma’an Development Area in Southern Jordan. DT and Enerray are acting both as investors, co-developers as well as turn-key Engineering, Procurement and Construction (“EPC”) contractors for the project. This project is one of twelve approved by the Ministry […]

Huawei, SMA and Sungrow Lead GTM Research’s 2015 Global PV Inverter Rankings

Huawei and SMA were the leading global vendors of solar photovoltaic inverters in 2015, according to preliminary findings from GTM Research’s upcoming report, The Global PV Inverter and MLPE Landscape. SMA relinquished its position atop the inverter-shipment rankings for the first time, despite increasing its global shipments by 44 percent. However, SMA strengthened its leadership position in […]

IRENA Celebrates 5 Years of Advancing the Renewable Energy Solution

Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., 4 April 2016 – Today marks the fifth anniversary of the formal creation of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), as a fully-fledged intergovernmental organization. “The past five years have witnessed a dramatic shift in the global energy sector,” said IRENA Director-General Adnan Z. Amin. “Technology costs of renewables have plummeted, investment […]

ecobee and SunPower Launch Program Helping Homeowners to Take Control of Electricity Costs

TORONTO and SAN JOSE, Calif., March 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — ecobee Inc., maker of the first Wi-Fi-smart thermostat, is teaming up with SunPower, one of the world’s most innovative and sustainable energy companies, to help homeowners in California and New York take greater control of their electricity costs. Participating consumers can receive clean, solar electricity from […]

I want Europe to remain the RES leader! Claude Turmes, Member of the European Parliament, ITRE Committee and EUFORES President

In our Exclusive interview in partnership with EU PVSEC 2016, we speak to Claude Turmes, Member of the European Parliament, ITRE Committee and EUFORES President.  Claude Turmes has been a Member of the European Parliament since 1999 and he was Rapporteur in the ITRE committee for e.g. the Renewables Directive, the Global Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Fund […]

JA Solar Goes Big and Adds Another 1.5 GW Fully Automated Module Manufacturing Facility

JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (Nasdaq: JASO) (“JA Solar”), one of the world’s largest manufacturers of high-performance solar power products, today announced that it has started mass production of high performance PV panels at its newest module manufacturing facility in Xingtai, Hebei province, China. The new manufacturing facility, located in the Economic Development District of […]

Powerhive at Kisii county, Kenya – Resilient Energy Infrastructure for Off-Grid Communities

Powerhive provides access to productive, affordable and reliable microgrid electricity for rural homes and businesses around Africa and beyond. This video shows Powerhive customers and solar generation sites in Kisii county, Kenya, where the company got its start. Powerhive’s ability to serve commercial customers in remote areas is a key component of our value proposition, […]

At least 227 GW of solar PV are now installed worldwide according to International Energy Agency Photovoltaic Power System Programme (IEA PVPS)

IEA PVPS published its new Snapshot report on Wednesday, 6 April 2016. This serves as a preliminary assessment prior to the PVPS Trends Report that will be published in September 2016. This report provides estimated data about photovoltaic (PV) capacity in the countries reporting to the IEA PVPS Programme and additional key markets. At least […]

The Future of the Grid – SolarCity Launches Utility and Grid Services

 SolarCity (NASDAQ: SCTY), best known as the nation’s number one provider of rooftop solar to consumers and businesses, today introduced a new set of services for utility and grid operators. SolarCity’s new services include installation, financing, and consulting services for utility-scale solar and energy storage resource development, as well as advanced controls for demand response, distributed […]

GTM Research: By 2020, the global solar PV inverter market will value more than $7.1 billion – shipments to reach 90GW

BOSTON, Mass.  (June 16, 2016) –   According to GTM Research’s latest report, The Global PV Inverter and MLPE Landscape 2016, global shipments of solar PV inverters will reach 90 gigawatts (AC) by 2020. This represents an average annual growth rate of 11 percent between 2016 and 2020. Of the 59.7 gigawatts shipped in 2015, […]

ABB inaugurates microgrid in South Africa, boosting renewables and power reliability

Zurich, Switzerland, June 8, 2016 – Innovative solar-diesel solution provides continuity of power supply for ABB’s premises in Johannesburg and helps reduce carbon emissions ABB today commissioned an integrated solar-diesel microgrid installation at its 96,000 square meter Longmeadow facility in Johannesburg, South Africa. This is a world premiere for the innovative solution with fully grid-connected […]

Building Four Green Dreams of Wang Chuanfu in the Middle East & Africa – Exclusive talk to Tom Zhao, General Manager of Global Sales Solar at BYD

Today in our Exclusive Coverage of WFES 2017 for SolarPV.TV & WFES TV in partnership with MESIA, we present our talk to Tom Zhao, General Manager of Global Sales Solar at BYD. Tom shares with us the company’s vision on how BYD is going to build its founder Wang Chuanfu four green dreams in the Middle […]

Solar & Renewables Towards Ukraine’s Energy Independence & Economic Growth – Alex Ryabchyn, Member of the Ukrainian Parliament

While attending SEF Kiev 2016 (International Sustainable Energy Forum), Alex Ryabchyn, Member of the Ukrainian Parliament & Chairperson, Subcommittee on Energy Saving and Energy Efficiency, Committee on Fuel and Energy Complex, Nuclear Policy and Nuclear Safety invited SolarPV.TV to an exciting Round Table Event: Renewables and Energy Efficiency in the new Energy Strategy: simulation of […]

IHS Technology: Single-Axis Tracker Market in North America Doubled in 2015 – Reaching $1.2 Billion

According to IHS Technology, the North American single-axis solar tracker market increased by over 100 percent, year over year, to reach USD 1.2 billion in 2015; the market is forecast to grow 20 percent to USD 1.4 billion in 2016. Bottom Line The North American single-axis tracker market increased by over 100 percent, year over year, to reach $1.2 […]

meteocontrol and Phoenix Solar establish alliance in the MENAT region

The Middle East, northern Africa and Turkey (MENAT) are the focal point of the partnership between the photovoltaic service providers meteocontrol GmbH and Phoenix Solar AG. Phoenix Solar, an international photovoltaic company, will rely on meteocontrol’s monitoring systems to operate PV power plants in the MENAT region. The companies are launching the partnership with a […]