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Clean Disruption News: Baidu, China’s internet technology giant, plans to mass produce Level 4 self-driving cars with BAIC by 2021

Baidu, China’s internet technology giant, hopes to be in the business of mass producing autonomous cars by 2021, thanks to a partnership with BAIC Group, a Chinese automaker which will handle the manufacturing part of that equation. BAIC Group is one of Baidu’s many partners for its Apollo autonomous driving program, and it’ll use the […]

Impressive World’s Largest 2000 MW (2 GW) Solar Power Park at Pavagada in Tumakuru district of Karnataka, India

The 2,000 MW capacity solar park at Pavagada in Tumakuru district of Karnataka, which is currently under development, is touted to be the world’s largest. The Karnataka government has put out an aerial video showing the massive solar power park which is coming up on nearly 13,000 acres of land. A LiveMint report from earlier this year states […]

LTI ReEnergy & Nuevosol: through H2H towards strong partnership – Michael Bellmer & Sriram Dasari

Today in our exclusive coverage or Renewable Energy India 2017 held recently in Greater Noida we speak to Michael Bellmer, Managing Director of LTI ReEnergy & Sriram Dasari, Director -Strategy at Nuevosol about their recently launched partnership. LTI ReEnergy is consequently realizing its “German Heart and Local Content” strategy and by partnering with Nuevosol strengthen its position in […]

Let’s work together to make the sun brighter! Upendra Tripathy, Interim Director General of The International Solar Alliance (ISA)

Today we present our exclusive talk to Upendra Tripathy, Interim Director General of The International Solar Alliance (ISA) about the official launch of the organization to be held on December 9th in New Delhi but also about the role of cooperation between the governments and industry leaders.  Motto of the Alliance is: Let’s work together to […]

Pictures Gallery: C-40 Visionary Dinner of SOLAR FUTURE.TODAY at Renewable Energy India 2017 in Greater Noida

Watch now Pictures Gallery from ““C-40 Visionary Dinner: “Paving the Way for the World 4.0. – Is India Ready for Clean Disruption?” held on 21 September 2017 in Jaypee Greens Golf & Spa Resort, meticulously designed by the veteran golfer Greg Norman, a visual treat for all the travelers as well as sportsperson, in conjunction with SOLAR FUTURE.TODAY & Solar Business Club.  Go […]

China’s cars will be ‘fully electrified’ by 2030: BYD Chairman Wang Chuanfu

China’s vehicles will be “fully electrified, including all passenger cars” by 2030, predicts the chief executive of China’s top electric vehicle maker, who spoke with reporters here Thursday in the wake of news that the government will phase out fossil-fuel vehicles. Beijing is still considering the timeline for the ban announced earlier this month. BYD […]

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 2006, Professor Muhammad Yunus: Solar & Social Business Leaders should join forces to drive the World’s transition into a good direction

Today we are so excited to present our exclusive discussion with Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 2006, Professor Muhammad Yunus and Co-Patron of SOLAR FUTURE.TODAY, The World Solar & Cleantech Influencers Forum that we brought you from Dhaka, the Capital of Bangladesh. We discuss with Professor Yunus, father of microcredit, social business but also solar energy […]

Modi pushes for solar alliance at BRICS summit

Brushing off the discord of the past couple of months, India displayed robust participation at the BRICS meeting in the Chinese port city of Xiamen, with PM Narendra Modi saying the group contributes “stability and growth in a world drifting towards uncertainty”. Making his intervention at the BRICS plenary session, Modi asked BRICS to team […]

China eclipses Europe as 2020 solar power target is smashed (China’s installed capacity topped well over its 105GW target)

China has reached its 2020 solar power target three years ahead of schedule, after installed capacity topped well over its 105GW target. Europe has been urged to show similar ambition. New figures published by solar industry firm Asia Europe Clean Energy (Solar) Advisory (AECEA) last week revealed that China has exceeded its 2020 target of […]

Solar in India: With no auctions in sight, solar power price may fall below all-timelowof ₹2.44 a unit

The dearth of new solar auctions could drive the prices of solar power further down, below the all-time low of ₹2.44, with developers backed by private equity funds trying hard to build their assets, even if it means sacrificing returns. Bidding at IRRs “Many developers have built their companies anticipating huge auctions to reach the […]

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 […]

IRENA and State Grid of China to Cooperate on Accelerating Energy Transition

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC), the world’s largest utility, agreed today to enhance their co-operation with a view to advancing the energy transition under global and regional initiatives, including the Paris Agreement and the Belt and Road initiative. The framework of the agreement includes opportunities for […]

China Huayang Group Selects SkyPower as Its Global Partner to Develop Solar Energy Projects Around the World

SkyPower, the world’s largest global developer of utility-scale solar energy projects, and China Huayang Economic and Trade Group Co., a Chinese state-owned company under the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, announced today that it has entered into a world class partnership together. Huayang has selected SkyPower to be its global partner to […]

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 […]

India’s first solar satellite television service brings ‘magic’ to villages

An Indian social business has launched the country’s first solar satellite television service, bringing clean energy powered entertainment to households and businesses through a pay-as-you-go payment scheme. Simpa Networks, which began operations in 2011, is one of thousands of social enterprises in India tapping into the renewable energy market in a country where one-fifth of […]

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 […]