Market & Policy

Jeremy Leggett, Executive Chair of SolarAid: How can renewables help to create a better civilization?

Dear SolarPV.TV viewers, let us share an awesome Keynote Statement by Jeremy Leggett, our friend and Solar & Cleantech Pioneer,  to the Start Up Energy Transition Tech Festival, held today in Berlin: “I speak today about the wider context of all the wonderful innovation and creative disruption we are hearing about from around the world […]

Driving Solar 4.0. Industrial Revolution in Europe: Digitalization, Internet of Things, Blockchain & New Financial Models – Sonia Dunlop, Policy Advisor at SolarPower Europe

SolarPV.TV,  the Official TV Partner of the SolarPower Summit 2017 organized by SolarPower Europe, speaks to Sonia Dunlop, Policy Adviser at SolarPower Europe how the organization is helping its members and the whole solar industry to drive the Solar 4.0. Industrial Revolution in Europe.

Nigeria as the future solar and renewable energy hub for ECOWAS – HRH Prince Malik Ado-Ibrahim & Michael Bellmer

Today in our Exclusive Coverage of WFES 2017 for SolarPV.TV & WFES TV in partnership with MESIA, we speak to HRH Prince Malik ado Ibrahim, Chairman of Nigus International Investments and Michael Bellmer, Managing Director, LTi ReEnergy; Chairman of H2H Task Force at Solar Business Club. During this exciting discussion we were exploring opportunities for Nigeria […]

SolarPower Summit 2017: Solar President Donald Trump? Exclusive talk to the U.S. Solar Industry Pioneer – Thomas Thompson, VP Sales, LONGi Solar USA

SolarPV.TV,  the Official TV Partner of the SolarPower Summit 2017 organized by SolarPower Europe, speaks to Thomas Thompson, VP Sales, LONGi Solar USA, one of the U.S. Solar Industry Pioneers, who came to Brussels from Massachusetts to update European members of SolarPower Europe on the current situation on the solar market in the U.S. after the recent Presidential Elections. […]

SolarPower Summit 2017: Policy framework still in the scope – Paolo Frankl, Head of the Renewable Energy Division at the International Energy Agency (IEA)

SolarPV.TV,  the Official TV Partner of the SolarPower Summit 2017 organized by SolarPower Europe, presents an interview with Paolo Frankl, Head of the Renewable Energy Division at the International Energy Agency (IEA).  Dr. Frankl leads the IEA’s work on renewable energy, providing policy advice in the areas of technology, markets and systems integration. He is the member […]

SolarPV.TV Snapshot: SolarPower Summit 2017 by SolarPower Europe

SolarPV.TV,  the Official TV Partner of the SolarPower Summit 2017 organized by SolarPower Europe, presents a short snapshot from this exciting two-day conference focusing on global solar market forecasts, policies and technology trends. The conference, held at Thon Hotel EU in Brussels, brought together over 300 leading policymakers, key industry stakeholders and analysts. During the Summit […]

Wacker Chemie’s Christian Westermeier to Lead SolarPower Europe as the New President

Following the Board elections of SolarPower Europe on 8 March, Dr. Christian Westermeier, Vice President of Sales, Marketing & Application Engineering of Wacker Chemie AG, has been elected as the new President, replacing the outgoing Oliver Schaefer of Sunpower. Commenting on the outcome, James Watson CEO of SolarPower Europe stated ‘President Westermeier is a perfect […]

The Clean Future of Africa Started Today – Hans-Josef Fell, Member of the German Parliament 1998-2013 & Tom Zhao, General Manager of Global Sales Solar at BYD

Today in our Exclusive Coverage of WFES 2017 for SolarPV.TV & WFES TV in partnership with MESIA, we speak to  Hans-Josef Fell, President of the Energy Watch Group, Author of German Renewable Energy Sources Act 2000, Member of the German Parliament 1998-2013 & Tom Zhao, General Manager of Global Sales Solar at BYD. At the end of our […]

Solar in USA: New York sees almost 800 percent growth in solar power over five years

New York state-supported solar power increased by almost 800 percent from December 2011 to December 2016, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced on Tuesday, with almost $1.5 billion leveraged in private investment. The state saw 83.06 megawatts of solar installed through 2011, with the total installed through 2016 hitting 743.65 megawatts, an increase of 795 percent. […]

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 […]