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Clean Disruption News: Solar Energy Just Cleared a Pricing Target Set for 2020 according to The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

The Department of Energy (DOE) has announced that utility-grade solar panels have now reached cost targets that were set for 2020. The SunShot Initiative was established in 2011, and sought to bring the price of solar energy down to six cents per kilowatt-hour. That price goal has now been reached in Kansas City, Missouri, which the […]

Clean Disruption News: MEPs agree to bolster EU’s draft renewable energy target for 2030

The European Parliament’s energy committee confirmed on Monday (4 August) that MEPs want renewable energy targets to be more ambitious than the proposal put forward by the Commission. Monday’s meeting of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) saw MEPs debate 1,300 amendments to the European Commission’s initial proposal for a new directive on […]

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 2006, Professor Muhammad Yunus: Solar & Social Business Leaders should join forces to drive the World’s transition into a good direction

Today we are so excited to present our exclusive discussion with Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 2006, Professor Muhammad Yunus and Co-Patron of SOLAR FUTURE.TODAY, The World Solar & Cleantech Influencers Forum that we brought you from Dhaka, the Capital of Bangladesh. We discuss with Professor Yunus, father of microcredit, social business but also solar energy […]

Modi pushes for solar alliance at BRICS summit

Brushing off the discord of the past couple of months, India displayed robust participation at the BRICS meeting in the Chinese port city of Xiamen, with PM Narendra Modi saying the group contributes “stability and growth in a world drifting towards uncertainty”. Making his intervention at the BRICS plenary session, Modi asked BRICS to team […]

Clean Disruption News: New Jersey Congressman develops legislation to secure transition of fossil-fuel industry workers

Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr announced his plans to create strong legislation able to secure the transition of workers employed by the fossil-fuel industry towards clean energy jobs. The announcement came through a statement straight from the 6th District of New Jersey Congressman’s office. According to the statement, workers displaced from jobs in the fossil-fuel industry- […]

China eclipses Europe as 2020 solar power target is smashed (China’s installed capacity topped well over its 105GW target)

China has reached its 2020 solar power target three years ahead of schedule, after installed capacity topped well over its 105GW target. Europe has been urged to show similar ambition. New figures published by solar industry firm Asia Europe Clean Energy (Solar) Advisory (AECEA) last week revealed that China has exceeded its 2020 target of […]

BYD’s Electric Bus Starts Service in the Australian Capital

Canberra, which is located in the Australian Capital Territory, is well-known across the world as the “Garden of Oceania.” However, with its ever-increasing population and traffic congestion, environmental pollution has become a concern for the residents of this urban oasis.  “Approximately 25 percent of greenhouse gas emissions in the ACT come from vehicles. Electric vehicles […]

Pictures Gallery: C-40 Visionary Dinner of SOLAR FUTURE.TODAY at Intersolar South America 2017 in Sao Paulo

Watch now Pictures Gallery from “C-40 Solar & Cleantech Visionary Brainstorming Dinner: Paving the Way for the World 4.0. in Latin America” held on 10 July 2017 in Bar do Terraco at the Top of Brazil on the 42th Floor of Terraco Italia in conjunction with SOLAR FUTURE.TODAY & Solar Business Club.  Go to Pictures Gallery by clicking on the […]

Solar Innovation: Could This Glass Brick Be the Solution to Solar Energy’s Design Problems?

Between cost savings and environmental concerns, there’s plenty of demand for solar energy these days. But designing something sexier than your average rooftop panel has remained a vexing challenge. Luckily, researchers at Exeter University in England seem to have hit on a solar-cell solution that effortlessly combines form and function. Dubbed Solar Squared, the design […]

2017 Vision Electric Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet World Debut at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

In Pebble Beach prior to last year’s Concours d’Elegance, Mercedes-Benz introduced the stunning Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 concept vehicle. At the time it seemed like the stunning car would be tough to top, but Mercedes achieved that by removing said top. The Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet wowed the invited crowd at its world debut during a […]

Argentina launches 1.2GW RenovAr Ronda 2 renewable tender (450 MW for Solar)

Argentina launched the RenovAr Ronda 2 national auction for the supply of 1,200MW of renewable energy capacity. Through the tender, announced via a resolution in the official gazette, authorities will seek to award 550MW wind, 450MW solar, 100MW biomass, 35MW biogas, 15MW biogas from landfills (waste-to-energy) and 50MW small hydropower capacity. Maximum PPA prices for […]

Solar in South Africa: Abengoa’s Xina Solar One, the third solar thermal plant in the country is practically completed

Abengoa, the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the energy and environmental sectors, has achieved practical completion for Xina Solar One, its third solar thermal plant in SA. Xina Solar One is a 100 MW plant that uses parabolic through technology to generate renewable and sustainable and dispatchable power from the […]

Solar Innovation: Fullerene Device Acts as Both Solar Cell and a Current Inverter

An international team of researchers has developed a photovoltaic cell based on a combination of magnetic electrodes and C60 fullerenes— sometimes referred to as Buckyballs—that increases the photovoltaic efficiency of their device by 14 percent over photovoltaics using ordinary materials and architecture. In research described in the journal Science, scientists from China, Germany, and Spain […]

Solar Trade War: Solar Developers and Panel Makers Clash Over Tariff Request

Dozens of solar industry executives, government officials and foreign diplomats gathered here on Tuesday to urge federal trade commissioners to reject a petition from two troubled domestic solar equipment manufacturers to impose steep tariffs and minimum price guarantees on similar imports. At risk, they argued, is the future of the solar industry itself. “They seek […]