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Global Market Outlook 2017-2021: Solar Boom Continues (Presentation by Michael Schmela, Executive Advisor, SolarPower Europe)

SolarPower Europe has recently launched the ‘Global Market Outlook for Solar Power 2017-2021.’ The report confirms that 2016 was another record year for solar, with global annual solar additions growing by 50% with 76.6 GW installed. There is now a total worldwide solar power generation capacity of 306.5 GW. Today we present a comprehensive presentation of […]

Solar in Middle East: Dubai eases approval requirements to boost rooftop solar

The Dubai authorities will ease approval requirements for the installation of rooftop solar panels, potentially trimming construction time by up to a month and stoking demand from clients. Approved contractors received an emailed notification from the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) on Thursday that certain requirements were no longer necessary for the no objection […]

China Huayang Group Selects SkyPower as Its Global Partner to Develop Solar Energy Projects Around the World

SkyPower, the world’s largest global developer of utility-scale solar energy projects, and China Huayang Economic and Trade Group Co., a Chinese state-owned company under the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, announced today that it has entered into a world class partnership together. Huayang has selected SkyPower to be its global partner to […]

Solarcentury fastest growing renewable energy company in the United Kingdom

Solarcentury is UK’s fastest growing private renewable energy company measured by international sales. Solarcentury has been ranked number 22 in The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 which ranks the UK’s mid-market private companies with the fastest-growing international sales. The list includes companies from a range of sectors including well-known names in Aerospace, Digital Marketing and Retail. […]

Total Eclipse: Oil Giant Sees Its Future in Electricity

Sensing a peak in demand for crude oil, France’s Total is betting it can also produce and sell electricity to businesses and consumers. France’s Total SA, TOT 0.53% one of the world’s largest oil companies, sent its top executives to Silicon Valley last summer, where they met with tech investors and futurists. At Tesla Inc.’s Bay Area factory, a Total executive tweeted a […]

$1 billion Israeli renewable energy commitment to Africa

$20m agreement for Liberia’s first solar field is first deal following a memorandum of understanding signed between Israel and ECOWAS. Jerusalem-based renewable-energy developer Energiya Global will invest $1 billion over the next four years to advance green power projects across 15 West African countries as part of a memorandum of understanding signed earlier this week between Israel […]

Clean Disruption News: Henrik Fisker Debuts 400 Mile Range EMotion Electric Car to Compete with His Arch Rival, Tesla

Famed automotive designer hasn’t given up on electric drive just yet, unveiling his next design meant to compete with his arch rival, Tesla. With a starting price tag of $129,000US, Karma Automotive’s EMotion luxury electric car is aiming for higher-end Tesla/Mercedes/Audi/BMW buyers. For that, you get a car that designer Henrik Fisker claims will provide […]

RES4MED = Don’t impose but propose… Roberto Vigotti, the man behind a success story of RES4MED

During the 5th Anniversary Annual Conference of RES4MED held recently in Rome, we had an opportunity to have an exclusive talk to the man behind the organization, who just five years ago together with Francesco Starace, CEO of Enel started shaped on a sheet of paper a successful story of the organization.  Today, RES4MED & associated RES4AFRICA is a leading […]

Clean Disruption News: New CEM campaign aims for goal of 30% new electric vehicle sales by 2030

BEIJING – The Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) announced a new campaign called EV 30@30 to speed up the deployment of electric vehicles and target at least 30 percent new electric vehicle sales by 2030.  The campaign will support the market for electric passenger cars, light commercial vans, buses and trucks (including battery-electric, plug-in hybrid, and fuel cell […]

The World 4.0.: Enel electric car & sustainable family solution at Enel Store? Francesco Starace, CEO at Enel

During the 5th Anniversary Annual Conference of RES4MED held recently in Rome, we had an opportunity to have an exclusive talk to one of the clean energy disruptors in the utility space, Francesco Starace, CEO of Enel. Mr. Starace was appointed Group Chief Executive Officer in May 2014.  He joined Enel in 2000, holding several executive positions including Head […]

Tesla Superchargers will use solar power and batteries, says Elon Musk

Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed on Twitter that all Superchargers are being converted to solar and battery power, with the end goal of being almost entirely off the electricity grid.   The reveal follows Tesla’s continued push “to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy.” According to Musk’s Master Plan, Part Deux, one of his principle goals is […]

Solar in USA: New York will sink $1.5B into renewable energy projects to spur clean energy jobs

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo last week announced a new Clean Climate Careers (CCC) initiative that will aim to create 40,000 clean energy jobs by 2020. As part of the program, the state is planning to invest $1.5 billion in renewable energy, aiming to procure an additional 2.5 million MWh each year. According to the governor’s announcement, it is […]

India’s first solar satellite television service brings ‘magic’ to villages

An Indian social business has launched the country’s first solar satellite television service, bringing clean energy powered entertainment to households and businesses through a pay-as-you-go payment scheme. Simpa Networks, which began operations in 2011, is one of thousands of social enterprises in India tapping into the renewable energy market in a country where one-fifth of […]

PV developers invest in pre-build module checks to protect margins

Utility-scale solar developers are increasing upfront investments in rigorous quality assurance programs to secure return-on-investment amid aggressive price competition, industry experts told New Energy Update. The average global auction price for utility-scale PV fell from $250/MWh in 2010 to $50/MWh in 2016, according to a study published by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in […]

From the Dream to the World 4.0. – Tom Zhao at BYD presents a symbolic SkyRail to Hans-Josef Fell, Father of Renewables in Germany

During “Black-Tie Gala Europe Celebration” of “SOLAR FUTURE.TODAY FORUM EUROPE” held on June 1st 2017 in  in the historical House of Artists (The Muenchner Kuenstlerhaus) in Munich on the occasion of Intersolar Europe, Tom Zhao, General Manager of Solar Business at BYD presented a symbolic SkyRail to Hans-Josef Fell, Father of Renewable Energy Law in Germany.   It was a truly touching moment after […]

Pictures Gallery from Black-Tie Gala Celebration of SOLAR FUTURE.TODAY FORUM EUROPE at Intersolar Europe 2017 in Munich

“SOLAR FUTURE.TODAY FORUM EUROPE” held from May 31 to 2 June 2017 in Munich on the occasion of Intersolar Europe, featured its flagship “Black-Tie Gala Europe Celebration” in the historical House of Artists (The Muenchner Kuenstlerhaus) a meeting place for artists and society alike and living proof of the style and society model of its time of origin.   In 1893 prince regent Luitpold […]

Solar in India: 750 MW Rewa Solar Power Plant – A Defining Milestone in India’s Solar Energy Journey

The successful commercial close of 750MW Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Park in Madhya Pradesh, has helped India get closer to its 100 GW solar energy goal by 2022. The public private partnership initiative utilized a robust project structure and innovative de-risking mechanisms, paving the way for other large scale solar power projects in India. With […]