Solar News

Solar in Europe: German Solar Business Climate Rises Most Since 2010, Survey Says

Germany’s solar industry’s business climate improved the most this decade as consumers increase purchases of cheaper rooftop systems and batteries, a quarterly survey shows.   The BSW solar industry’s business climate index rose in the first quarter to the highest since 2010 in a sign that companies are confident of boosting sales this year, the Berlin-based group […]

Solar in LATAM: Solarcentury acquires PV projects totaling 400 MW

Four new solar industry professionals have joined Solarcentury’s (London, UK) Latin American business, from private equity investor ECOSolar. Enhancing the LatAm team strengthens Solarcentury’s ambition to become the leading developer in the region.  The 400MW of utility-scale pipeline acquired from ECOSolar includes solar photovoltaic (PV) projects that are a mix of ready to build and […]

Solar in Middle East: Saudis to Seek Bids for 700-Megawatt Wind and Solar Projects

Energy Ministry qualifies 51 companies to bid for power plants First Solar, renewables unit of EDF among qualified companies Saudi Arabia will begin seeking bids next week from renewable-energy companies to build wind and solar plants with a combined capacity of 700 megawatts as part of the kingdom’s $50 billion program to boost power generation and […]

Solar in LATAM: BYD launches R$150 million solar panel factory in Brazil

Renewable energy technology company BYD has launched a solar panel factory in the southeastern Brazilian city of Campinas, the country’s first zero ecosystem project. With an initial investment of R$150 million, the plant will have a production capacity of 200 megawatts and generate 360 jobs. BYD Brazil’s solar panels contain the exclusive state-of-the-art technology Double […]

Moving The World Together – Solar Business Club’s Leaders Michael Bellmer & Matthias Altieri at WFES 2017 in Abu Dhabi

After a very successful Kick-Off Gala of  “SOLAR FUTURE.TODAY, the WORLD Solar & Cleantech Influencers FORUM” and Kick-Off Breakfast Meeting of the Solar Business Club, H2H (Human To Human) Network of Trusted Solar & Cleantech Industry Leaders that took place at WFES 2017 in Abu Dhabi, we spoke with two leaders of  Solar Business Club about the rationals behind creation of […]

Solar in LATAM: Enel Green Power starts construction of the 238 MW Don José solar PV project in Mexico

Enel Green Power (EGP, Rome, Italy), through its Mexican renewable energy subsidiary Enel Green Power México (EGPM), has begun construction of Don José solar photovoltaic (PV) plant, which is located in San Luis de la Paz, in the country’s North-Central state of Guanajuato.  Don José will have an installed capacity of 238 MW and once completed […]

Modi’s Aim to Spread Solar to Poorer Nations Wins IEA Support

Solar Alliance aimed at countries clustered around Equator IEA will encourage financing for more solar projects The International Energy Agency will help support Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s goal to spread solar power to more developing nations, especially those clustered around the Equator. Fatih Birol, executive director of the Paris-based agency that oversees energy policy in industrial nations, […]

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, […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]