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Solar in MENA: Fourth phase of world’s largest single-site Concentrated Solar Power Project (CSP) launched

The largest single-site Concentrated Solar Power Project (CSP), which broke ground at the Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park on Monday, will begin producing power by 2020. His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, launched the the fourth phase of the solar […]

Planet Power – The First IMAX 3D Movie Devoted to Clean Technologies to Premiere in Washington DC on March 21, 2018

It is a great pleasure to present a trailer of PLANET POWER, the first ever IMAX 3D film devoted to clean technologies, produced by Catherine & Pascal Vuong, Winners of Visionary Influencers Awards 2018 in category Visionary Artists. ​ The World Premiere of PLANET POWER will be held on March 21, 2018 in Washington DC in USA and it will […]

Trump claims the U.S. makes better solar panels than China. That’s not quite right.

At a White House meeting focused on the Florida school shooting, President Trump took a brief detour into the world of solar power, bragging that he’s brought back domestic manufacturing and that America makes better solar panels than China. The problem? Those statements aren’t supported by facts, experts say. Veering away from remarks on preventing […]

Clean Disruption News: Petroleum Development Oman and GlassPoint Solar inaugurated the Miraah solar plant at the Amal oilfield

Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) and GlassPoint Solar have inaugurated the Miraah solar plant, located at the Amal oilfield in the south of Oman, which will be among the world’s largest solar projects on completion. Once complete, the one gigawatt installation will consist of 36 blocks built in a sequence, which allows PDO to benefit from […]

Solar Trade War: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi defends free trade as the U.S. raises tariffs

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi warned Tuesday that the recent wave of trade protectionism, in which governments raise barriers to free trade between nations, is “worrisome.” Modi delivered the warning in a speech Tuesday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, just hours after the U.S. government of President Donald Trump approved tariffs on […]

SOLAR FUTURE.TODAY Black-Tie Gala Abu Dhabi 2018 & Visionary Influencers Awards: Dr Jane Goodall, 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 […]