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Fraunhofer ISE tops 31.3 % efficiency record for a new type of solar PV cell in only a couple of months

In November 2016, Fraunhofer ISE (Freiburg, Germany) reached a record efficiency for a triple-junction solar cell made of III-V and silicon material.  Now, in the short amount of time, the researchers in Freiburg have surpassed their own record. Their newest result boasts an efficiency of 31.3 percent for a fully integrated silicon-based multi-junction solar cell.  […]

Brookfield Finds Solar ‘Entry Point’ After SunEdison’s Collapse

Operates 10,700 megawatts of clean power with almost no solar Small hydropower plants make up bulk of Brookfield portfolio Brookfield Asset Management Inc., one of the biggest owners of hydropower, is about to make its first major move into solar power. Canada’s largest alternative asset manager has about 10,700 megawatts of clean-energy plants around the world, […]

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 […]

Solar in USA: Rooftop Solar Facing U.S. Consolidation as “Weaker Hands” Fold

Demand for residential power systems is slowing in U.S. ‘Likely see more acquisitions or bankruptcies,’ BNEF says It’s not the best time to be a midsize U.S. rooftop solar company. Growth is slowing nationally, especially in California, the biggest solar market. Interest rates are creeping up. As larger rivals gain share and expand into new cities and states, […]

SolarPV.TV Worldwide Coverage 2017

Through interviews with industry leaders and experts, country, technology, policy and market updates, and also regularly attending the most influential events throughout the world SolarPV.TV is always at the heart of the solar industry and business activities. By utilizing our platform as well as sharing the key content with partnering web portals and social media, […]

Jeremy Leggett, Executive Chair of SolarAid: How can renewables help to create a better civilization?

Dear SolarPV.TV viewers, let us share an awesome Keynote Statement by Jeremy Leggett, our friend and Solar & Cleantech Pioneer,  to the Start Up Energy Transition Tech Festival, held today in Berlin: “I speak today about the wider context of all the wonderful innovation and creative disruption we are hearing about from around the world […]

IEA finds CO2 emissions flat for third straight year even as global economy grew in 2016

Global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions were flat for a third straight year in 2016 even as the global economy grew, according to the International Energy Agency, signaling a continuing decoupling of emissions and economic activity. This was the result of growing renewable power generation, switches from coal to natural gas, improvements in energy efficiency, as […]

PV EXPO Japan 2017: Marubeni’s Solar & Cleantech Business At a Glance – Alessandro Fujisaka, Marubeni America Corporation

Today, in our special coverage of PV EXPO Japan 2017 held recently in Tokyo, we present you our exclusive talk to Alessandro Fujisaka, Department Manager at Marubeni America Corporation. It was interesting to learn about 25 years Marubeni’s history in solar but even more interesting about its current milestones and strategy for the years to come.

Solar in Europe: We reached the bottom, time to revamp! Pietro Radoia, Senior Analyst, Solar Insight at Bloomberg New Energy Finance

SolarPV.TV,  the Official TV Partner of the SolarPower Summit 2017 organized by SolarPower Europe, speaks to Pietro Radoia, Senior Analyst, Solar Insight at Bloomberg New Energy Finance about the solar business in Europe. Pietro, who started his solar adventure at EPIA (European Photovoltaic Industry Association) – today’s SolarPower Europe, over 10 years ago also shares with us, how in […]

Driving Solar 4.0. Industrial Revolution in Europe: Digitalization, Internet of Things, Blockchain & New Financial Models – Sonia Dunlop, Policy Advisor at SolarPower Europe

SolarPV.TV,  the Official TV Partner of the SolarPower Summit 2017 organized by SolarPower Europe, speaks to Sonia Dunlop, Policy Adviser at SolarPower Europe how the organization is helping its members and the whole solar industry to drive the Solar 4.0. Industrial Revolution in Europe.

Nigeria as the future solar and renewable energy hub for ECOWAS – HRH Prince Malik Ado-Ibrahim & Michael Bellmer

Today in our Exclusive Coverage of WFES 2017 for SolarPV.TV & WFES TV in partnership with MESIA, we speak to HRH Prince Malik ado Ibrahim, Chairman of Nigus International Investments and Michael Bellmer, Managing Director, LTi ReEnergy; Chairman of H2H Task Force at Solar Business Club. During this exciting discussion we were exploring opportunities for Nigeria […]

Canadian Solar Signs PPAs with SECI to Develop 80 MWac Solar Power Projects in India

Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world’s largest solar power companies, today announced that it has secured Power Purchase Agreements for an aggregate 80 MWac of solar power projects with the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), a public sector undertaking of the Government of India. Canadian Solar was awarded these projects under […]

Clean Disruption News: Volvo is aggressively pushing for its first long-range electric car to start between $35,000 and $40,000

Last month, Volvo confirmed that it plans for its first all-electric vehicle to come in 2019 with battery pack options up to 100 kWh. Now the company adds that it plans to sell the vehicle in the US for an aggressive starting price of $35,000 to $40,000 with at least 250 miles of range. Lex Kerssemakers, CEO […]

SolarPower Summit 2017: Solar President Donald Trump? Exclusive talk to the U.S. Solar Industry Pioneer – Thomas Thompson, VP Sales, LONGi Solar USA

SolarPV.TV,  the Official TV Partner of the SolarPower Summit 2017 organized by SolarPower Europe, speaks to Thomas Thompson, VP Sales, LONGi Solar USA, one of the U.S. Solar Industry Pioneers, who came to Brussels from Massachusetts to update European members of SolarPower Europe on the current situation on the solar market in the U.S. after the recent Presidential Elections. […]

SolarPower Summit 2017: Forgotten “O” in “Operations and Maintenance” solar terminology – Vassilis Papaeconomou, Alectris & Máté Heisz, SolarPower Europe

SolarPV.TV,  the Official TV Partner of the SolarPower Summit 2017 organized by SolarPower Europe, speaks to leaders of “Operations and Maintenance Task Force”: Vassilis Papaeconomou, Managing Director at Alectris (Chair of the Task Force on behalf of SolarPower Europe members) & Máté Heisz, Business Analyst at SolarPower Europe.  Acknowledging the emerging importance of Operations and Maintenance for the […]

SolarPV.TV Snapshot: SolarPower Summit 2017 by SolarPower Europe

SolarPV.TV,  the Official TV Partner of the SolarPower Summit 2017 organized by SolarPower Europe, presents a short snapshot from this exciting two-day conference focusing on global solar market forecasts, policies and technology trends. The conference, held at Thon Hotel EU in Brussels, brought together over 300 leading policymakers, key industry stakeholders and analysts. During the Summit […]

Wacker Chemie’s Christian Westermeier to Lead SolarPower Europe as the New President

Following the Board elections of SolarPower Europe on 8 March, Dr. Christian Westermeier, Vice President of Sales, Marketing & Application Engineering of Wacker Chemie AG, has been elected as the new President, replacing the outgoing Oliver Schaefer of Sunpower. Commenting on the outcome, James Watson CEO of SolarPower Europe stated ‘President Westermeier is a perfect […]

1366 Technologies reports 19.9% efficiency using Direct Wafer and Hanwha Q CELLS solar PV cell technologies

Silicon wafer manufacturer 1366 Technologies (Bedford, Mass., US) on March 8th, 2017 announced a new performance record for its Direct Wafer technology with the achievement of 19.9% solar cell efficiency through 1366’s ongoing technical partnership with Hanwha Q CELLS.  The result, which was independently confirmed by the Fraunhofer ISE CalLab, clearly demonstrates the rapid efficiency gains that […]