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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 […]

Helping solar developers to market & sell their projects worldwide – Michael Ernst, General Council, Sr. Vice President at Clean Power Inc

During Intersolar Europe 2017, held recently in Munich, Germany, we spoke to Michael Ernst,  General Council & Sr. Vice President at Clean Power Inc about their recent developments and plans.  Michel, right hand of Mary O’Donnell, a passionate green business woman who runs a sustainable & renewable farm in Kingston, Massachusetts, has over 30 years of energy experience as […]

Former SunEdison employees raise funds for new solar venture

Former employees of the bankrupt SunEdison have raised funding for a new development company focused on solar projects. Summit Ridge Energy is led by CEO Steve Raeder, who previously managed SunEdison’s East Coast commercial and industrial solar business. The principals at Summit Ridge, which is based in Arlington, Virginia, also include Christian Redmond and Jarryd Commerford, both of whom previously […]

Linking Investors with Solar Technology – Sebastian Petretschek Vice General Manager at TÜV Rheinland

During Intersolar Europe 2017, held recently in Munich, Germany, we spoke to Sebastian Petretschek, Vice General Manager at TÜV Rheinland about their role in linking investors with solar technology.  For over 20 years TÜV Rheinland PTL has been the leading provider of safety testing, performance testing, and market certification for the photovoltaic marketplace.

Regalgrid, a smart investment choice – Alessandro Brucagin, Archeide SICAV – Empower Fund

Couple of weeks ago we had an exclusive opportunity to cover an official launch of Regalgrid at H-Farm in Treviso, Italy. In this interview we speak to Alessandro Brucagin, who was representing Archeide SICAV – Empower Fund, one of strategical investors in Regalgrid Europe. Regalgrid® has designed an innovative technological platform which achieves the first open and interconnected energy system whereby single units, called “nodes” and comprised […]

Autonomous cars: Jag gets in the market

The latest investment in US ride-hailer Lyft will send a fleet of luxury vehicles into the market – and they may one day be smart enough to pick up passengers on their own. Carmaker Jaguar Land Rover on Monday announced a $33 million investment in Lyft and pledged to supply a fleet of vehicles as it conducts research […]

Solar in India: 750 MW Rewa Solar Power Plant – A Defining Milestone in India’s Solar Energy Journey

The successful commercial close of 750MW Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Park in Madhya Pradesh, has helped India get closer to its 100 GW solar energy goal by 2022. The public private partnership initiative utilized a robust project structure and innovative de-risking mechanisms, paving the way for other large scale solar power projects in India. With […]

Solar in USA: Sunlight Financial gets $500 million for home solar loans

Sunlight Financial, a startup that provides loans for home solar systems, on Wednesday said it received a $500 million commitment from Technology Credit Union that will finance about 20,000 new rooftop installations. The announcement, Sunlight’s largest single funding commitment to date, comes as demand for residential solar is slowing in California, by far the industry’s […]

COP 21 Follow Up Talk – Cleantech Revolution? Together We Are Stronger – Jean-Pascal Pham-Ba, Secretary General and Spokesperson at Terrawatt Initiative

SolarPV.TV,  the Official TV Partner of the SolarPower Summit 2017 organized by SolarPower Europe, speaks to Jean-Pascal Pham-Ba, Secretary General and Spokesperson at Terrawatt Initiative. Jean-Pascal, with whom we spoke last time at COP 21 in Paris, updated us on the recent milestones & action plan of this ambitious initiative. Last but not least, we would like to congratulate […]

SolarPower Summit 2017: No issue with financing of RE projects in Africa – Michael Franz, Team Leader at Africa-EU Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme (RECP)

SolarPV.TV,  the Official TV Partner of the SolarPower Summit 2017 organized by SolarPower Europe, presents an interview with Michael Franz, Team Leader at Africa-EU Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme (RECP),  a African-European platform for promoting renewable energy market development and investment in Africa.  The RECP supports market development in a variety of ways. This includes the provision of critical […]

Brookfield To Acquire Controlling Interest In TerraForm Power & Acquire TerraForm Global

The fate of SunEdison’s two yieldcos has finally been settled, as Canadian asset management firm Brookfield Asset Management has agreed to assume a controlling stake and assume sponsorship of TerraForm Power, and acquire TerraForm Global. Earlier this year we reported that Brookfield Asset Management had entered into exclusive talks with both of SunEdison’s yieldcos — TerraForm Power […]

Clean Disruption News: U.S. power utility company AES Corp and AIMCo to buy solar developer FTP Power for $853 million

U.S. power utility company AES Corp (AES.N) said on Friday it would buy a privately held company that builds utility-scale solar projects, along with Canada’s investment fund manager Alberta Investment Management Corp, for $853 million in cash. The deal to buy FTP Power LLC, popularly known as sPower, from hedge fund Fir Tree Partners also […]