Market & Policy

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. […]

Sharing the Passion & Shaping the Market’s Growth: MESIA Strategy 2017 and Beyond with Board Members – James Stewart, Karel De Winter & Wim Alen

Today in our Exclusive Coverage of WFES 2017 for SolarPV.TV & WFES TV in partnership with MESIA, we speak to three of their Board Members: James Stewart, MESIA’s VP, and General Manager at ALEC Energy, Karel De Winter, MESIA’s International Development Director and General Manager at Alsa Solar Systems & Wim Alen, MESIA’s Secretary General […]

Solar Trade War: EU proposes shorter extension of China solar duties

New recommendation for 18-month extension vs initial 24 months Majority of EU countries voted in January against extension Measures include duties and minimum price agreement (Adds Commission source on commissioner discussion) The European Commission has softened a proposal to extend anti-dumping duties on Chinese solar panels, a document seen by Reuters showed, after opposition from a […]

China’s solar power capacity more than doubles in 2016 and reaches 77.42 GW

China’s installed photovoltaic (PV) capacity more than doubled last year, turning the country into the world’s biggest producer of solar energy by capacity, the National Energy Administration (NEA) said on Saturday.  Installed PV capacity rose to 77.42 gigawatts at the end of 2016, with the addition of 34.54 gigawatts over the course of the year, data from […]

Tired but extremely happy! an exclusive talk with Naji El Haddad, Group Event Director at Reed Exhibitions ME, THE man behind the WFES 10-year’s history

Today we speak to Naji El Haddad, Group Event Director at Reed Exhibitions ME, the man behind WFES organisation and success. The World Future Energy Summit (WFES), part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, celebrated its 10-year anniversary in 2017 & SolarPV.TV had an opportunity to be an active part of it as TV Media Partner. […]

Solar in LATAM: Brazil solar energy drive stalled by high costs, strict rules

A government plan to spur the construction of solar energy farms in Brazil is faltering because of high costs, strict rules requiring local components and low-priced competition from Chinese suppliers, say regulators and power sector executives. Developers had been excited about solar power’s potential in a continent-sized country with 200 million consumers and plentiful sunlight. But many […]

Trump infrastructure priority plan includes transmission, wind, energy storage

Dive Brief: A 50-item list of infrastructure priorities compiled by the Trump administration and released by McClatchy and the Kansas City Star includes provisions for transmission expansion, wind and energy storage, among other power sector projects. It is not clear if the $137 billion wish list is a draft or final version, the outlets reported, but is […]

Kick-Off Gala Celebration of SolarFUTURE.today, the World Solar & CleanTech Influencers Forum in Abu Dhabi

Uniting Influencers to Shape the Sustainable Future, Today Kick-Off Gala Celebration of SolarFUTURE.today, the World Solar & CleanTech Influencers Forum held on 17 January 2017 in Fairmont Bar Al Bahr in Abu Dhabi on the occasion of the World Future Energy Forum 2017. brought together Middle East solar and cleantech industries as well as notable policy-makers, personalities, […]

Solar in China: National Energy Administration (NEA) – China added 34.24 GW of solar PV capacity in 2016

On January 16th, 2017 China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) officially released its solar photovoltaic (PV) installation figures for the entire year 2016, Asia Europe Clean Energy (Solar) Advisory Co. Ltd. (AECEA) reports. Accordingly, by the end of 2016 the total grid-connected solar PV installations reached 77.42 GW – up 34.24 GW YoY.  By the end of 2015 China was […]

Bertrand Piccard – Swiss Solar Pilot Who Circled Globe Wants to Talk Climate With Trump

Solar Impulse CEO Bertrand Piccard sees growth in renewables Clean energy is what can ‘make America great again,’ CEO says Bertrand Piccard, the Swiss pilot who circumnavigated the world in a solar-powered plane, wants to convince Donald Trump that investing in clean energy is key to creating jobs and growth. Piccard, the chief executive officer […]

Focus Saudi Arabia: His Excellency Khalid A. Al-Falih with CNN’s Becky Anderson at ADSW 2017 Global Action Day

His Excellency Khalid A. Al-Falih, Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources speaks with CNN’s Becky Anderson. His Excellency Khalid Al-Falih Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources and Chairman of the Saudi Aramco Board of Directors, KSA His Excellency Khalid A. Al-Falih is Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources for the Kingdom of […]

#DailySnap1 @WFES/ADSW 2017: The Center of Gravity for All Sources of Energy (Dr. Sultan Al Jaber, BYD, SkyPower Global, Desert Technologies, Diamond Developers)

The World Future Energy Summit (WFES), part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, celebrated its 10-year anniversary in 2017 & SolarPV.TV had an opportunity to be an active part of it as TV Media Partner. Already the world’s most influential event dedicated to advancing the use of renewable energy, energy efficiency and clean technology, to mark […]

Young people drive MENA’s transition towards clean energy future, today! H.E. Dr. Nasser Saidi, Chairman, CEBC

During CEBC 5th Annual MENA Clean Energy Summit we spoke to the Chairman of the Clean Energy Business Council H.E. Dr. Nasser Saidi, former Minister of Trade & Economy, Lebanese Government, former Chief Economist Dubai International Finance Centre. Registered as a Not for Profit Company in Masdar City in Abu Dhabi, the Clean Energy Business Council is the […]

Reinforcing & Strengthening the UE-GCC Cooperation – Frank Wouters, Director at The EU–GCC Clean Energy Network

During the recent Desert Energy Leadership Summit organized by Dii – Desertec Industry Initiative in Dubai we spoke exclusively to Frank Wouters, Director at The EU – GCC Clean Energy Network which aims to catalyze partnerships between clean energy stakeholders, both in the GCC and the EU. It was indeed a very exciting discussion as Frank has 25 years experience in renewable energy, intermediate […]

Cooperation between Africa and EU towards sustainability – Sergio Mercuri, Italian Ministry for Foreign International Cooperation; Co-Chairman of the EU-Africa Energy Partnership

During During RES4AFRICA Program Launch Event “A step change in the deployment of Renewable Energy in Eastern Africa” held in Nairobi Kenya we had an exclusive opportunity to speak to Ambassador Sergio Mercuri at Directorate General for Global issues at the Italian Ministry for Foreign International Cooperation and Co-Chairman of the EU-Africa Energy Partnership about cooperation between Africa and EU towards sustainability. The […]

Together we are stronger! Exclusive discussion with Sakari Oksanen, Deputy Director-General of IRENA

During the recent Desert Energy Leadership Summit organized by Dii (Desertec Industry Initiative) in Dubai we spoke exclusively to Sakari Oksanen, Deputy Director-General of IRENA (International Renewable Energy Agency). As Deputy Director-General since December 2015, Sakari Oksanen supports the Director-General in managing IRENA’s work programme and associated resources. He leads and oversees IRENA’s programmatic work, ensuring […]

Solar Trade War: China expresses disappointment at EU favoring continued limits on Chinese solar panels

China expressed disappointment at the European Commission favoring an extension of anti-dumping and anti-subsidy measures on imports of Chinese solar products, an official at the Ministry of Commerce said on Thursday. Wang Hejun, chief of Trade Remedy and Investigation Bureau, said: The measures that the European Commission takes not only damage the interests of Chinese […]

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 […]