Cleantech News

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 […]

Chinese GCL challenges Tesla Powerwall with the Launch of New Colorfull Energy Storage Products

China-based GCL System Integration Technology Co., Ltd showcased its first E-KwBe energy storage product series on May 4, 2016 at the Solar Energy Exhibition & Conference held in Australia. The E-KwBe series became the highlight at the event this year, attracting much attention. The new energy storage product series improves user experience with a wide […]

STOP linear thinking solar guys! Now is time for exponential growth – Visionary Debate with Tony Seba, Alex Levran & Eckhart Gouras

Today, we present SOLAR FUTURE.TODAY Visionary Debate “STOP linear thinking solar guys! Now is time for exponential growth” held in San Francisco on Solar Leaders TV Stage at Intersolar North America 2017. We spoke with the following visionaries: Tony Seba, a serial Silicon Valley entrepreneur, and an instructor in Entrepreneurship, Disruption and Clean Energy at […]

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 […]

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 […]

SOLAR FUTURE.TODAY FORUM ASIA 2017 Visionary Debate: Solar & Cleantech Revolution in Asia: Towards 100%!

SOLAR FUTURE.TODAY FORUM ASIA 2017 at SNEC 2017 in Shanghai – PILLAR I. POLICY Visionary Debate: Solar & Cleantech Revolution in Asia: Towards 100%! (one of our most controversial debates ever) Hans-Josef Fell, President of the Energy Watch Group, Author of draft of German Renewable Act 2000, Member of the German Parliament 1998-2013 & Chair of […]

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 […]

SOLAR FUTURE.TODAY & Solar Business Club Leaders at BYD Dynasty Launch, SNEC 2017 & FORUM ASIA 2017 in Shanghai, China

“SOLAR FUTURE.TODAY FORUM ASIA” was held from 18 to 20 April 2017 in Shanghai, China on the occasion of  SNEC 2017 – 11th International Photovoltaic Power Generation Conference & Exhibition. The Forum brought together Chinese and Asian solar and cleantech industries as well as notable policy-makers, personalities, business leaders and investors with its international peers and featured  “Black-Tie Gala Asia Celebration” held in the House […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Adani, India’s biggest solar power producer and top coal-fired generator, secures milestone in planned $16 billion Australian coal project

India’s Adani Enterprises Ltd reached a milestone on Monday in its bid to build a controversial $16 billion coal project in northern Australia, winning approval for part of a rail link to service the planned mine. The mine has now secured all major state and federal government approvals, said the Queensland state government, whose premier […]

Clean Energy Business Council elects new board

Members of the Clean Energy Business Council (CEBC, Dubai, UAE) a leading clean energy association in MENA have elected a new Board of Directors. The Board elect has appointed Dr. Nasser Saidi and Mhairi Main Garcia as the Chair and Vice Chair respectively, for the next two year term. The appointment coincides with the Green Sukuk […]

Wanted: Business Models for the Energy Future

The energy world is changing fast. Investments into renewable energy are outpacing investments into traditional energy. The incumbents, unused to this pace of change and tied down by large asset bases and long-term investment strategies, are struggling. The first who were hit, were the utilities in developed countries with a high share of renewables in the […]

KACO new energy introduces the blueplanet gridsave 1000 TL3 bi-directional battery inverter

KACO new energy is opening up a whole new dimension with the blueplanet gridsave 1000 TL3: a storage solution in the megawatt-class. The unit assists utility companies, distribution grid operators, EPCs and large companies to balance energy generation and consumption on the power grid. The blueplanet gridsave 1000 TL3 is a bidirectional battery inverter with […]

New Era of Enernet: Energy is the new new internet

If you’re not paying attention to what’s going on in energy, you should. We’ve seen this movie before. Spoiler alert: There’s massive economic opportunity ahead. How massive? Imagine standing in 1992, knowing that Google, Akamai, Netflix, Facebook, Amazon, eBay, BuzzFeed and Uber lay ahead. This time it’s the “enernet,” not the internet, that will transform […]

#DailySnap1 @WFES/ADSW 2017: The Center of Gravity for All Sources of Energy (Dr. Sultan Al Jaber, BYD, SkyPower Global, Desert Technologies, Diamond Developers)

The World Future Energy Summit (WFES), part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, celebrated its 10-year anniversary in 2017 & SolarPV.TV had an opportunity to be an active part of it as TV Media Partner. Already the world’s most influential event dedicated to advancing the use of renewable energy, energy efficiency and clean technology, to mark […]

Solar+Storage in Puerto Rico: Sonnedix Launches On-Demand Solar Energy – Advanced Energy Storage Pilot Project

Salinas, Puerto Rico – Sonnedix Solar Puerto Rico LLC (Sonnedix), a subsidiary of the Sonnedix Group, is pleased to announce the commissioning of its first grid-scale, base-load shifting, energy storage project.  The project consists of a 1.25MWh Aquion Aqueous Hybrid Ion (AHI™) Battery array and is powered by a separate 250 kWp solar PV array.  It […]

Tesla Unveils Model 3!

Model 3 combines real world range, performance, safety and spaciousness into a premium sedan that only Tesla can build. Tesla’s most affordable car yet, Model 3 achieves 215 miles of range per charge while starting at only $35,000 before incentives. With a five star safety rating, Model 3 will also be the safest car in its class and it […]

DP Energy receives approval for 375MW wind/solar hybrid power project in Australia

Ireland’s DP Energy has secured approval from the South Australian government for the development of 375MW Port Augusta wind/solar hybrid facility in the region. Located near the former Northern Power Station, the Port Augusta Renewable Energy Park will feature 59 wind turbines and almost 400ha of photovoltaic panels. Expected to cost about A$680m ($517.8m), the […]

Together we are stronger! Exclusive discussion with Sakari Oksanen, Deputy Director-General of IRENA

During the recent Desert Energy Leadership Summit organized by Dii (Desertec Industry Initiative) in Dubai we spoke exclusively to Sakari Oksanen, Deputy Director-General of IRENA (International Renewable Energy Agency). As Deputy Director-General since December 2015, Sakari Oksanen supports the Director-General in managing IRENA’s work programme and associated resources. He leads and oversees IRENA’s programmatic work, ensuring […]

Shunfeng International Clean Energy Limited Announces 2015 Results

HONG KONG, March 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Shunfeng International Clean Energy Limited (“SFCE” or the “Company”; Stock Code: 1165.HK), a leading integrated clean energy solutions provider; today announced its annual results for the full year ended 31 December 2015. Revenue increases 22.4% year-on-year to RMB7,032.4 million Solar power generation increases 67.2% year-on-year to 1,016,312 MWh In […]

The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) committed $837 million to new investments in the Australian clean energy sector in the 2015–16 financial year

The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) committed a record $837 million to new investments in the Australian clean energy sector in the 2015-16 financial year, contributing to projects with a total value of $2.5 billion. The CEFC’s investment commitments since its inception in 2013 have now reached $2.3 billion, contributing to projects with a total […]