Reports

IRENA envisions doubling to a 36% energy share for renewables by 2030 in its new report – REthinking Energy 2017: Accelerating the global energy transformation

Renewable energy is a fundamental and growing part of the world’s ongoing energy transformation. Governments all over the world are joining that consensus. The use of renewables is their prime choice for enhancing access to a ordable, reliable and cleaner sources of modern energy services. More than 170 countries have established renewable energy targets, and […]

U.S. Solar Surged 95% to Become Largest Source of New Energy – Total Installed Capacity to Reach 105 GW by 2021

Solar installations surpassed gas and wind for first time Record 14.6 gigawatts of solar panels added in 2016, SEIA says Solar developers installed a record 14.6 gigawatts in the U.S. last year, almost double the total from 2015 and enough to make photovoltaic panels the largest source of new electric capacity for the first time. […]

Solar in China: NEA officially releases China’s 13th Five-Year-Plan for solar development, confirms 110 GW target

China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) officially released the 13th Five-Year-Plan (2016–2020) for solar development on December 16th, 2016, Asia Europe Clean Energy (Solar) Advisory Co. Ltd. (AECEA) reports. The “plan” includes the 110 GW solar target, split into 105 GW of solar PV and 5 GW of Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) which was officially known since later October, and re-confirms […]

Corporate Investments in Energy Storage in USA Reach $660 Million in Q3 2016

According to the latest edition of GTM Research and ESA’s U.S. Energy Storage Monitor, corporate investment in energy storage reached an all-time high in terms of quarterly investments in Q3. Disclosed venture funding and project finance totaled $660 million in the third quarter of the year, bringing the annual total to $812 million. FIGURE: Disclosed Corporate Investments […]

IRENA’s Worldwide Renewable Energy Statistics for Free through REsource

Would you like to learn more about the latest renewable energy statistics and trends? The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has set out to produce comprehensive, reliable data sets on global renewable energy capacity and electricity generation. Through its newly released statistics query tool, users can download and perform quick offline data queries. Data has been […]

Solar PV capacity installed world-wide will exceed 756 GW by 2025

According to a new GlobalData (London, UK) report, cumulative global installed solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity is set to continue its growth to 756.1 GW by 2025.  “Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Market, Update 2016 – Global Market Size, Market Share, Average Price, Regulations and Key Country Analysis to 2025” finds that PV growth will remain considerable over the next […]

Cumulative solar capacity in India hits 8.6 GW: Mercom capital group

Cumulative solar installations in India have reached 8,643 MW as of September 2016. Mercom is forecasting solar installations to reach approximately 4.8 GW for calendar year 2016. So far installations in calendar year 2016 have reached 3.3 GW. Approximately 500 MW of solar has been installed in about a month since Mercom last reported installation figures for India. Four […]

Navigant Research: Global module-level power electronics (MLPE) capacity to grow to 42.2 GW in 2025

High Efficiency Solar PV Modules and Module-Level Power Electronics: Global Market Analysis and Forecasts Global cumulative manufacturing capacity for solar PV modules remained steady at around 70 GW between 2012 and 2015, but actual production doubled from 32 GW to 60 GW. This surge increased the margins of the top module manufacturers and tightened the […]

World Energy Council report: Renewables now account for over 30% of total global installed power generation capacity

According to a new report published by the World Energy Council in partnership with CESI S.p.A., renewables, including hydro, now account for over 30% of the total global installed power generation capacity and 23% of total global electricity production.  Explosive wind and solar PV growth In the past 10 years, wind and solar photovoltaics (PV) have […]

Realizing a dream of Wang Chuanfu in Brazil – BYD’s Marketing & Gov Affairs Director, Adalberto Felico Maluf Filho

In SolarPV.TV Exclusive Interview from Intersolar South America 2016 held in Sao Paolo, Brazil, we speak to Adalberto Felicio Maluf Filho, BYD’s Marketing & Governmental Affairs Director in the country. Adalberto helps in realizing a dream of Wang Chuanfu, Founder of BYD in Brazil and supports the development of new factories for solar pannels, EV […]

Solar in LATAM: Exploring huge multi-gigawatt potential for solar business in Brazil – Rodrigo Lopes Sauaia, CEO at ABSOLAR, Associação Brasileira de Energia Solar Fotovoltaica

During Intersolar South America 2016 in Sao Paolo, Brazil we had an exclusive opportunity to speak to Rodrigo Lopes Sauaia about the huge multi-gigawatt potential for solar business in the country. Rodrigo is Co-founder and chief executive officer (CEO) at the Brazilian Photovoltaic Solar Energy Association (ABSOLAR – Associação Brasileira de Energia Solar Fotovoltaica), the […]

Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF): Chile auction set to deliver world’s lowest cost solar farm

Analyst firm says last week’s national energy auction saw $29.1/MWh bid from solar project, undercutting previous record set by Dubai solar plant. The world’s cheapest unsubsidised power plant is set to be built in Chile in the form of a 120MW solar farm, following the country’s energy auction last week. Leading analyst firm Bloomberg New […]

Solar in Indonesia – New Regulation Rekindles Indonesia’s 5GW Solar Power Potential

Indonesia’s new solar photovoltaic (“PV”) regulation introduces a first-come, first-served (“FCFS”) process for allocating capacity quotas to verified solar developers and investors (“SDIs”). At least 5000 MW of solar capacity will be allocated at feed-in tariffs (“FiTs”) determined by ESDM. FiTs for the first tranche of 250 MWp range from US$ 0.145 per kWh (DKI […]

TOP PV Module Supplier Scorecard 2016: Trina Solar, SunPower, First Solar, Hanwha Q-cells and Jinko Solar

In a new scorecard reviewing the solar photovoltaic (PV) module sector, Trina Solar, SunPower, First Solar, Hanwha Q-cells and Jinko Solar were all identified as this year’s industry leaders. Each of these companies garnered above average scores for both market presence and market momentum, according to the ranking from IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO), a global business […]

Key to success on the emerging solar markets – Alexis Issaharoff, Advisor to Royal Family of Malaysia, CEO at Antah Renewables

During Intersolar Europe 2016 we spoke to Alexis Issaharoff, Advisor to Royal Family of Malaysia, CEO at Antah Renewables, one of the most active networkers at Solar Business Club. Alexis Issaharoff together with His Royal Highness Tunku Naquiyuddin He has been working in renewable energy for the last 10 years as VP for the Nasdaq […]