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Opportunities for solar & smart energy solutions in Algeria – Mohamed Hammoud,Managing Director at MILLTECH

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  Mohamed Hammoud, Managing Director at MILLTECH who updates us on the current opportunities for solar & smart energy solutions in his homeland, Algeria. Regalgrid® has designed an innovative technological platform which achieves the first open and interconnected energy […]

The Energy Communities in Italy – Emilio Sani, lawyer and industry specialist of Italia Solare

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 Emilio Sani, lawyer and industry specialist of Italia Solare who updated us on ongoing law-making with regards to the energy communities in Italy. Regalgrid® has designed an innovative technological platform which achieves the first open and interconnected energy system whereby […]

Solar in USA: Florida governor signs pro-consumer solar bill into law

Two days ago, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the industry’s national association, commended Florida Governor Rick Scott after he signed Senate Bill 90 into law. The new law implements 2016’s Amendment 4 by providing sensible tax treatment for residents and businesses installing solar and includes consumer protections strongly supported by SEIA. Following is a […]

Enel’s CEO Francesco Starace new President of EURELECTRIC

Francesco Starace, CEO of the Enel Group, appointed as new President of EURELECTRIC, the association representing the electricity industry at the pan-European level. The Board also elected Alistair Phillips-Davies, Chief Executive of SSE, and Magnus Hall, President and CEO of Vattenfall, as Vice Presidents who will share the responsibilities of the role. Estoril, Portugal – June […]

GWEC celebrates 500GW on Global Wind Day

Leading trade bodies, led by the Global Wind Energy Council, have celebrated reaching 500GW installed capacity world wide, on Global Wind Day 2017. “Wind power has become the leading source of new power generation in Europe and in many countries around the world,” GWEC said in a joint statement with WindEurope. “In 2016 alone, $112.5 […]

H.E. Dr Mebrahtu Meles, Ethiopian State Minister for Industry: Powering 100 million of Ethiopians to Secure Double Digit Growth of “Water Mama of Africa”

During the 5th Anniversary Annual Conference of RES4MED held recently in Rome, we had an opportunity to have an exclusive talk to Mebrahtu Meles, Ethiopian State Minister for Industry. Ethiopia, the country with the second largest population in Africa (almost 100 million people) and recognized as “Water Mama of Africa” is looking forward towards powering its continuous double digit growing […]

Global Market Outlook 2017-2021: Solar Boom Continues (Presentation by Michael Schmela, Executive Advisor, SolarPower Europe)

SolarPower Europe has recently launched the ‘Global Market Outlook for Solar Power 2017-2021.’ The report confirms that 2016 was another record year for solar, with global annual solar additions growing by 50% with 76.6 GW installed. There is now a total worldwide solar power generation capacity of 306.5 GW. Today we present a comprehensive presentation of […]

Solar in Middle East: Dubai eases approval requirements to boost rooftop solar

The Dubai authorities will ease approval requirements for the installation of rooftop solar panels, potentially trimming construction time by up to a month and stoking demand from clients. Approved contractors received an emailed notification from the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) on Thursday that certain requirements were no longer necessary for the no objection […]

RES4MED = Don’t impose but propose… Roberto Vigotti, the man behind a success story of RES4MED

During the 5th Anniversary Annual Conference of RES4MED held recently in Rome, we had an opportunity to have an exclusive talk to the man behind the organization, who just five years ago together with Francesco Starace, CEO of Enel started shaped on a sheet of paper a successful story of the organization.  Today, RES4MED & associated RES4AFRICA is a leading […]

Clean Disruption News: New CEM campaign aims for goal of 30% new electric vehicle sales by 2030

BEIJING – The Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) announced a new campaign called EV 30@30 to speed up the deployment of electric vehicles and target at least 30 percent new electric vehicle sales by 2030.  The campaign will support the market for electric passenger cars, light commercial vans, buses and trucks (including battery-electric, plug-in hybrid, and fuel cell […]

From the Dream to the World 4.0. – Tom Zhao at BYD presents a symbolic SkyRail to Hans-Josef Fell, Father of Renewables in Germany

During “Black-Tie Gala Europe Celebration” of “SOLAR FUTURE.TODAY FORUM EUROPE” held on June 1st 2017 in  in the historical House of Artists (The Muenchner Kuenstlerhaus) in Munich on the occasion of Intersolar Europe, Tom Zhao, General Manager of Solar Business at BYD presented a symbolic SkyRail to Hans-Josef Fell, Father of Renewable Energy Law in Germany.   It was a truly touching moment after […]

Solar in Europe: U.K. Breaks Solar Power Record on Hottest Day of the Year – Solar Provided 24 % of U.K. Demand at Lunchtime

Solar panels provide 24 percent of U.K. demand at lunchtime Output exceeded 8.7 gigawatts on Friday ahead of rainy weekend Britain’s fleet of solar panels generated a record amount of electricity on Friday, as the nation basked in sunshine during the hottest day of the year. U.K. solar power output rose to a record 8.75 […]

Solar in USA: Minnesota governor vetoes state legislature’s attempt to gut renewables

The Republican-led legislature is doing a full-court press against clean energy this session. Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton has locked horns with Minnesota’s Republican-led legislature over a set of budget bills that must pass before the session ends next week, or the state risks a shut-down. On Monday, the governor vetoed five omnibus bills over concerns that the legislature […]

Solar Battle: China vs India – “the fight” or “hand in hand”? Pranav R. Mehta, Chairman of NSEFI (National Solar Energy Federation of India), Co-Chair of Global Solar Council & Vice-Chair of APVIA

During SNEC 2017 in Shanghai we spoke on Solar Leaders TV Stage with unexpected guest, Pranav R. Mehta, Chairman of NSEFI (National Solar Energy Federation of India), Co-Chairman of Global Solar Council & Vice-Chairman of Asian Photovoltaic Industry Association (APVIA). India and China seem to be amongst the nations that aim at leading the world’s transition towards […]

SOLAR FUTURE.TODAY FORUM ASIA 2017 Visionary Debate: Solar & Cleantech Revolution in Asia: Towards 100%!

SOLAR FUTURE.TODAY FORUM ASIA 2017 at SNEC 2017 in Shanghai – PILLAR I. POLICY Visionary Debate: Solar & Cleantech Revolution in Asia: Towards 100%! (one of our most controversial debates ever) Hans-Josef Fell, President of the Energy Watch Group, Author of draft of German Renewable Act 2000, Member of the German Parliament 1998-2013 & Chair of […]

Kenya is paving the path for Solar & Renewables but also for Electric Vehicles, Jeremiah Kiplagat, Director, Institute of Energy Studies & Research at KPLC (Kenya Power & Lighting Company)

During, a Side Event of G7 Energy Ministerial: “Africa 2030: Empowering the continent through innovation, green tech solutions and capacity building”, Under the auspices of the Italian G7 Presidency, we spoke to Jeremiah Kiplagat, Director, Institute of Energy Studies & Research at KPLC (Kenya Power & Lighting Company) about his country paving the path for Solar & […]

Towards 100% Renewable Energy in Africa & Worldwide – Exclusive talk to Christine Lins, Executive Secretary at REN21

During, a Side Event of G7 Energy Ministerial: “Africa 2030: Empowering the continent through innovation, green tech solutions and capacity building”, Under the auspices of the Italian G7 Presidency, we spoke to Christine Lins, Executive Secretary at REN21 about the organization’s role in achieving 100% Renewable Energy in Africa & Worldwide.  REN21 is the global renewable energy policy multi-stakeholder […]

Cambodia makes first solar power play

Cambodia has made its first major investment in solar energy. A US$9.2 million solar farm, slated to be operational by August 2017, will be Cambodia’s first sun-powered electricity source to be connected to the national grid. The farm will provide Southeast Asia’s second poorest country with 10 megawatts of power. This is enough to meet […]

Five signs that Nigeria is leading sub-Saharan Africa in climate action

Last year was one of optimism for environmentalists and sustainability practitioners all over the world. The mass acceptance of the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by national governments, investors and corporations alike finally showed that global and diverse parties were ready to work together to reduce the threat of climate change and promote sustainable development. Undoubtedly, […]

Africa in the Scope of G7 Energy Ministerial & Making Italy Sunny Again! – Exclusive talk to Carlo Calenda, Minister for Economic Development, Italy

During, a Side Event of G7 Energy Ministerial: “Africa 2030: Empowering the continent through innovation, green tech solutions and capacity building”, Under the auspices of the Italian G7 Presidency, we had an exclusive opportunity to speak to Carlo Calenda, Minister for Economic Development of Italy about the importance of Africa in the G7 Energy Ministerial as well […]