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Solar in MENA: Bahrain inks deal to develop solar power policies

Bahrain hires technical consulting and engineering company CESI as it eyes renewable energy drive. Bahrain has appointed technical consulting and engineering company CESI as it embarks on developing its solar power policies. Dr. Abdul-Hussain Ali Mirza, the country’s Minister of Electricity and Water Affairs, said CESI has been hired to support Bahrain’s sustainable energy unit […]

Solar in USA: North Carolina Bill to Expand Solar Development Signed into Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Governor Roy Cooper signed NC House Bill 589: Competitive Energy Solutions for North Carolina into law. Following is a statement from Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA): “We appreciate Governor Cooper’s leadership in signing NC H589 today, a measure that will significantly enhance the […]

Solar in LATAM: Brazil’s installed solar capacity seen jumping 325% by end-2017

The Brazilian Association of Photovoltaic Solar Energy (Absolar) projects that the country will end 2017 with 1 GW of installed solar PV power generating capacity, a 325% surge from the current 235 MW. The overvall solar investments through the end of the year are estimated at up to BRL 4.5 billion (USD 1.3bn/EUR 1.2bn). At the moment, Brazil’s solar capacity is enough […]

Clean Disruption News: Hawaii’s Push to 100% Renewable Energy Presents Opportunity for Solar Energy

Hawaii continues to push the envelope in renewable energy, providing a path for the rest of the country. Hawaii has long been the U.S. leader in solar energy deployment, despite the fact that the state’s renewable energy efforts rarely get national attention. Solar energy, in particular, makes sense in Hawaii because of the state’s abundant sunshine […]

24 GW in H1 2017 – China “The Solar Nation” Is Adding Solar Power at a Record Pace

Distributed solar accounts for almost a third of installations Idled solar capacity falls 5 percentage points in period China, the world’s biggest investor in clean energy, is on pace to install record amounts of new solar this year after adding 24 gigawatts of capacity in the first half amid a push by policy makers to locate electricity production […]

Solar in Israel: Sun is shining, Money is in the bank, NOW we need to perform! Eitan Parnass, CEO at REAI

During Intersolar Europe 2017, held recently in Munich, Germany, we spoke to Eitan Parnass about the current status & perspectives for the solar business in Israel,  Eitan Parnass is the Founder & Chief Executive Officer of the Green Energy Association of Israel (REAI), the main renewables lobbying group in Israel. Established in 2009, REAI promotes […]

Thumbs Up for Solar – The SolarPower Europe Midsummer Celebration 2017

On solar’s brightest day, 21 June, SolarPower Europe held the SolarPower Dialogues and Midsummer Celebration which brought together European Commission Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič, Engie CEO Isabel Kocher, MEP Kaja Kallas, Christian Westermeier President of SolarPower Europe and Vice-President of Sales Wacker Chemie, Alison Finch the Chief Marketing Officer Huawei Solar Europe, Fabrizio Bizzarri Enel’s Head […]

The World 4.0. Vision by Father of Renewables Hans-Josef Fell and Top Solar & Cleantech Executives: BYD, ACWA Power, LTI ReEnergy, Munich RE, Regalgrid, TÜV Rheinland, PV CYCLE, Dii and innogy

Visionary Debate “From From Dark Ages to Solar & Cleantech 4.0.” a part of Black-Tie Gala Celebration of SOLAR FUTURE.TODAY FORUM EUROPE 2017, held on June 1st 2017 in Munich (on the occasion of Intersolar Europe 2017) in the historical House of Artists (The Muenchner Kuenstlerhaus) a meeting place for artists and society alike and living proof of the style […]

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 […]