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Clean Disruption News: For the 1st time since 1984, renewables surpass nuclear as a percentage of US energy generation

This year, for the first time in the modern nuclear era, renewable energy has surpassed nuclear power as a percentage of U.S. energy generation. Nuclear power generation has been facing hurdles for a while: it’s expensive to expand, often politically unsavory, and not as competitive as the cheap natural gas that has flooded the market in recent […]

Solar in Europe: Solar dominates Spain’s 5GW renewables auction – winners announced

Spain’s energy ministry has released the full list of winners from its latest renewables auction, with several small-scale projects in amongst the large-scale winners. A total of 3,909MW of solar PV capacity and 1,128MW of wind capacity was awarded to 40 companies, in yesterday’s auction. The list of solar winners was as follows: Solar Developer capacity […]

Solar in MENA: Bahrain inks deal to develop solar power policies

Bahrain hires technical consulting and engineering company CESI as it eyes renewable energy drive. Bahrain has appointed technical consulting and engineering company CESI as it embarks on developing its solar power policies. Dr. Abdul-Hussain Ali Mirza, the country’s Minister of Electricity and Water Affairs, said CESI has been hired to support Bahrain’s sustainable energy unit […]

Tackling solar PV recycling in the United States & worldwide – Jan Clyncke at PV CYCLE & Alex Levran at SUMEC

During Intersolar North America 2017, held recently in San Francisco, California, we spoke to Jan Clyncke, Managing Director at PV CYCLE & Alex Levran, CEO & President of SUMEC North America about anticipating tackling of solar PV recycling in the United States & worldwide.  PV CYCLE is a non-profit, member-based organization that offers collective and tailor-made waste management and legal compliance services […]

Intersolar is ready to assist the world’s transition towards solar & clean technologies worldwide – Florian Wessendorf, Managing Director, Solar Promotion International

Today we present our exclusive talk to Florian Wessendorf, Managing Director at Solar Promotion International, who manages all Intersolar events worldwide besides Intersolar Europe in Munich. Florian and the whole Intersolar management & team fully understand the world’s transition towards solar & cleantech economy and they are ready to assist the industry and other stakeholders […]

Solar in USA: North Carolina Bill to Expand Solar Development Signed into Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Governor Roy Cooper signed NC House Bill 589: Competitive Energy Solutions for North Carolina into law. Following is a statement from Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA): “We appreciate Governor Cooper’s leadership in signing NC H589 today, a measure that will significantly enhance the […]

Solar in LATAM: Brazil’s installed solar capacity seen jumping 325% by end-2017

The Brazilian Association of Photovoltaic Solar Energy (Absolar) projects that the country will end 2017 with 1 GW of installed solar PV power generating capacity, a 325% surge from the current 235 MW. The overvall solar investments through the end of the year are estimated at up to BRL 4.5 billion (USD 1.3bn/EUR 1.2bn). At the moment, Brazil’s solar capacity is enough […]

Clean Disruption News: Hawaii’s Push to 100% Renewable Energy Presents Opportunity for Solar Energy

Hawaii continues to push the envelope in renewable energy, providing a path for the rest of the country. Hawaii has long been the U.S. leader in solar energy deployment, despite the fact that the state’s renewable energy efforts rarely get national attention. Solar energy, in particular, makes sense in Hawaii because of the state’s abundant sunshine […]

STOP linear thinking solar guys! Now is time for exponential growth – Visionary Debate with Tony Seba, Alex Levran & Eckhart Gouras

Today, we present SOLAR FUTURE.TODAY Visionary Debate “STOP linear thinking solar guys! Now is time for exponential growth” held in San Francisco on Solar Leaders TV Stage at Intersolar North America 2017. We spoke with the following visionaries: Tony Seba, a serial Silicon Valley entrepreneur, and an instructor in Entrepreneurship, Disruption and Clean Energy at […]

Clean Disruption News: Apple is reportedly working on electric car batteries with CATL, China’s biggest battery maker

Last year, Apple was rumored to be working on an autonomous all-electric car codenamed ‘Project Titan’. The company later confirmed development work on an autonomous driving platform and CEO Tim Cook even referred to it as “a core technology” for the company, but it showed signs of giving up on developing an actual car. But now Apple […]

Solar Trade War News: DG Trade Proposes New Price Control Mechanism for Solar Panels in the European Union

Brussels, 20 July 2017 – Late yesterday evening, the European Commission set out a proposal for a new mechanism for controlling the price of solar panels and cells imported to the European Union from China. The products’ prices had previously been governed by a minimum import price (MIP) system that the European Commission acknowledges had […]

24 GW in H1 2017 – China “The Solar Nation” Is Adding Solar Power at a Record Pace

Distributed solar accounts for almost a third of installations Idled solar capacity falls 5 percentage points in period China, the world’s biggest investor in clean energy, is on pace to install record amounts of new solar this year after adding 24 gigawatts of capacity in the first half amid a push by policy makers to locate electricity production […]

Clean Disruption News: Green finance group calls on EU to stop funding fossil fuels

A group of financial experts has set out its vision for hardwiring sustainability goals into the European Union’s financial system, calling on the 28-country bloc to stop pouring public money into polluting fossil fuels and focus spending on clean energies instead. The EU’s high-level group on sustainable finance issued its interim report on Thursday (13 July), urging the European […]

Solar in Israel: Sun is shining, Money is in the bank, NOW we need to perform! Eitan Parnass, CEO at REAI

During Intersolar Europe 2017, held recently in Munich, Germany, we spoke to Eitan Parnass about the current status & perspectives for the solar business in Israel,  Eitan Parnass is the Founder & Chief Executive Officer of the Green Energy Association of Israel (REAI), the main renewables lobbying group in Israel. Established in 2009, REAI promotes […]

Update on Solar Business in Latin America by Arturo Herrero, Founder & CEO of AlterPower, Former Executive at JinkoSolar, Trina Solar and BP Solar

During Intersolar Europe 2017, held recently in Munich, Germany, we spoke to Arturo Herrero, Founder & CEO of AlterPower AG, one of Solar Pioneers & solar business practitioner with over 16 years of solar experience on Top Executive Positions at JinkoSolar, Trina Solar and BP Solar, who is now driving not only solar but also cleantech revolution. Arturo, […]