Europe

Africa in the Scope of G7 Energy Ministerial & Making Italy Sunny Again! – Exclusive talk to Carlo Calenda, Minister for Economic Development, Italy

During, a Side Event of G7 Energy Ministerial: “Africa 2030: Empowering the continent through innovation, green tech solutions and capacity building”, Under the auspices of the Italian G7 Presidency, we had an exclusive opportunity to speak to Carlo Calenda, Minister for Economic Development of Italy about the importance of Africa in the G7 Energy Ministerial as well […]

Clean Disruption: German utility E.ON offers UK households solar panels with battery storage

German utility E.ON launched a combined solar panel and battery storage product for British customers which could cut rising electricity bills by 50 percent, it said on Wednesday. Britain’s energy providers are under pressure from the government to help customers find ways to reduce bills after five of the country’s big six suppliers, including E.ON […]

Solar in Europe: German Solar Business Climate Rises Most Since 2010, Survey Says

Germany’s solar industry’s business climate improved the most this decade as consumers increase purchases of cheaper rooftop systems and batteries, a quarterly survey shows.   The BSW solar industry’s business climate index rose in the first quarter to the highest since 2010 in a sign that companies are confident of boosting sales this year, the Berlin-based group […]

Fraunhofer ISE tops 31.3 % efficiency record for a new type of solar PV cell in only a couple of months

In November 2016, Fraunhofer ISE (Freiburg, Germany) reached a record efficiency for a triple-junction solar cell made of III-V and silicon material.  Now, in the short amount of time, the researchers in Freiburg have surpassed their own record. Their newest result boasts an efficiency of 31.3 percent for a fully integrated silicon-based multi-junction solar cell.  […]

Clean Disruption News: ENGIE successfully issues its second Green Bond of €1,5 billion

To support its ambitious development strategy in renewable energies and energy efficiency, ENGIE issued its second Green Bond of €1,5 billion. The Group reaffirms its commitment and determination to play a leading role in the development of green finance. A bond tender offer for a total amount of 700 million euros was launched simultaneously on […]

Solar in Europe: We reached the bottom, time to revamp! Pietro Radoia, Senior Analyst, Solar Insight at Bloomberg New Energy Finance

SolarPV.TV,  the Official TV Partner of the SolarPower Summit 2017 organized by SolarPower Europe, speaks to Pietro Radoia, Senior Analyst, Solar Insight at Bloomberg New Energy Finance about the solar business in Europe. Pietro, who started his solar adventure at EPIA (European Photovoltaic Industry Association) – today’s SolarPower Europe, over 10 years ago also shares with us, how in […]

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.

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 […]

Intersolar Europe 2017: New Technologies and Efficiency Concepts in PV Production Technologies

The investment trend in the photovoltaics industry (PV industry) is carrying through into 2017: Numerous PV manufacturers are set to build new production facilities or retrofit existing capacity this year. Innovative technologies are increasing the efficiency of solar cells, and at the same time, reducing manufacturing costs. Intersolar Europe, the world’s leading exhibition for the […]

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 […]

Solar in Ukraine: China gears up to build solar power plant in Chernobyl’s exclusion zone

China’s GCL- Power has confirmed its plans to build a solar power plant in the Chernobyl exclusion zone. GCL-Power said the new plant will bring remarkable social and economic benefits. CCTV’s Aljosa Milenkovic reports from Chernobyl. For three decades, Chernobyl Exclusion Zone it was the area detached from the rest of the world. But now, […]

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 […]

European solar energy companies call for end to EU’s trade barriers against Chinese solar panels

The EU has imposed restrictions on industries including the clean energy. Recently, the simmering row over the EU’s trade barriers against Chinese solar panels has erupted once again. Richard Bestic reports from London.   VIDEO courtesy CCTV News In addition, according to SolarPower Europe, over 400 European companies covering all EU Member States sent a letter to […]