Europe

The Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) technology (by ENEL)

The Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) technology allows electric vehicles to be fully integrated into the electricity grid by also improving grid capability to handle renewable power and will make renewable sources even more diffused and affordable. During the the 21st UN Conference on Climate Change (COP21) in Paris, Enel and Nissan announced the development of a Vehicle-to-Grid […]

IMEC Reports Record Conversion Efficiency of 23.9 % on a 4 cm2 Perovskite/Silicon Solar Module

Belgian Imec announced an improvement of its 4 cm2perovskite/silicon tandem photovoltaic module achieving a power conversion efficiency of 23.9 percent. Reaching this level, imec is the first to achieve a module-on-cell stack that outperforms the standalone silicon solar cell. Perovskite solar cells have many desirable properties, as they can achieve a high power conversion efficiency, […]

Alphabet Wants to Fix Renewable Energy’s Storage Problem — With Salt

Alphabet Inc.’s secretive X skunk works has another idea that could save the world. This one, code named Malta, involves vats of salt and antifreeze.  The research lab, which hatched Google’s driverless car almost a decade ago, is developing a system for storing renewable energy that would otherwise be wasted. It can be located almost anywhere, has the potential […]

Solar in Europe: Solar dominates Spain’s 5GW renewables auction – winners announced

Spain’s energy ministry has released the full list of winners from its latest renewables auction, with several small-scale projects in amongst the large-scale winners. A total of 3,909MW of solar PV capacity and 1,128MW of wind capacity was awarded to 40 companies, in yesterday’s auction. The list of solar winners was as follows: Solar Developer capacity […]

Solar Trade War News: DG Trade Proposes New Price Control Mechanism for Solar Panels in the European Union

Brussels, 20 July 2017 – Late yesterday evening, the European Commission set out a proposal for a new mechanism for controlling the price of solar panels and cells imported to the European Union from China. The products’ prices had previously been governed by a minimum import price (MIP) system that the European Commission acknowledges had […]

Clean Disruption News: Green finance group calls on EU to stop funding fossil fuels

A group of financial experts has set out its vision for hardwiring sustainability goals into the European Union’s financial system, calling on the 28-country bloc to stop pouring public money into polluting fossil fuels and focus spending on clean energies instead. The EU’s high-level group on sustainable finance issued its interim report on Thursday (13 July), urging the European […]

Clean Disruption News: Volvo Becomes the First Premium Car Maker to Go All Electric

Starting 2019 onwards, all vehicles manufactured by veteran automaker Volvo will either be hybrid or electric. According to Håkan Samuelsson, Volvo Car Group’s president and CEO, “We are convinced that the future of Volvo is electric.” COMMITTED TO ELECTRIFICATION Electric vehicles are quickly becoming the future of automobiles, thanks to efforts by both veteran car […]

Helping solar developers to market & sell their projects worldwide – Michael Ernst, General Council, Sr. Vice President at Clean Power Inc

During Intersolar Europe 2017, held recently in Munich, Germany, we spoke to Michael Ernst,  General Council & Sr. Vice President at Clean Power Inc about their recent developments and plans.  Michel, right hand of Mary O’Donnell, a passionate green business woman who runs a sustainable & renewable farm in Kingston, Massachusetts, has over 30 years of energy experience as […]

Linking Investors with Solar Technology – Sebastian Petretschek Vice General Manager at TÜV Rheinland

During Intersolar Europe 2017, held recently in Munich, Germany, we spoke to Sebastian Petretschek, Vice General Manager at TÜV Rheinland about their role in linking investors with solar technology.  For over 20 years TÜV Rheinland PTL has been the leading provider of safety testing, performance testing, and market certification for the photovoltaic marketplace.

“Making Solar Double Green For Over 10 Years” – Jan Clyncke, Managing Director of PV CYCLE at Intersolar Europe 2017

During Intersolar Europe 2017, held recently in Munich, Germany, we spoke to Jan Clyncke, Managing Director at PV CYCLE about over 10 years history of the organization and its strategy for the next years to come.  PV CYCLE is a non-profit, member-based organization that offers collective and tailor-made waste management and legal compliance services for companies and […]

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 […]

Clean Disruption News: France to ban all new oil and gas exploration licenses & will support the addition of more than 17 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy capacity

France plans to terminate the granting oil and gas exploration licenses at home and in overseas territories, as the country aims to increase the share of renewables in the nation’s energy mix.   Ecology Minister Nicolas Hulot announced the draft proposal on Friday 23 June. He told BFMTV: “There will be no new exploration licenses for […]

Enerray, a leader in the design, development and management of medium and large scale photovoltaic plants

Enerray, founded in 2007, is an Italian company that is a leader in the design, development and management of medium and large scale photovoltaic plants, for its own plants and those owned by third parties. As a company of the Maccaferri Industrial Group, Enerray provides turnkey solutions for industrial roofing, shelters, on-ground installations and greenhouses, […]

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 […]

Someone has to do it. Orchestrated by LTI ReEnergy – exclusive talk to Michael Bellmer at Intersolar Europe 2017

During Intersolar Europe 2017, held recently in Munich, Germany, we spoke to Michael Bellmer, Managing director at LTI ReEnergy who approached us a new company “orchestrating strategy”. Below you can also learn how Michel & his Team define this new strategy (source LTI ReEnergy) A concert of great artists. The energy revolution is gaining momentum. Renewable 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 […]

Time for energy self-consumption in Italy? interview with Giulio Arletti, CEO at Coenergia

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 Giulio Arletti, CEO at Coenergia one of the leading solar distributors in Italy and potential partner of Regalgrid Europe. Regalgrid® has designed an innovative technological platform which achieves the first open and interconnected energy system whereby single units, called “nodes” […]

Regalgrid, a smart investment choice – Alessandro Brucagin, Archeide SICAV – Empower Fund

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 Alessandro Brucagin, who was representing Archeide SICAV – Empower Fund, one of strategical investors in Regalgrid Europe. Regalgrid® has designed an innovative technological platform which achieves the first open and interconnected energy system whereby single units, called “nodes” and comprised […]

Solar Innovation: Smile – Your Photos Can Generate Energy !

Kaleo-Solar, a unique technological solution for integrating high-definition images in solar. Thanks to the support of the Banque Cantonale Neuchâteloise (BCN), CSEM has developed the KALEO technology, which enables the production of illustrated solar panels. Opening new horizons in solar energy, this promising solution can be discovered in Neuchâtel. For the first time, six “photovoltaic” […]

Western Europe Smart Grid Investment To Reach $133.7 Billion Over Next 10 Years, Northeast Group Reports

Western Europe is looking to invest $133.7 billion in smart grid infrastructure by 2027, as it seeks to update its grid system to 21st century standards while maintaining itself as a top smart grid region on the world stage. According to a recent report from the Northeast Group, smart meter projects are now commonplace, while information technology, battery […]