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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 […]

Solar Innovation: Could This Glass Brick Be the Solution to Solar Energy’s Design Problems?

Between cost savings and environmental concerns, there’s plenty of demand for solar energy these days. But designing something sexier than your average rooftop panel has remained a vexing challenge. Luckily, researchers at Exeter University in England seem to have hit on a solar-cell solution that effortlessly combines form and function. Dubbed Solar Squared, the design […]

Solar in South Africa: Abengoa’s Xina Solar One, the third solar thermal plant in the country is practically completed

Abengoa, the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the energy and environmental sectors, has achieved practical completion for Xina Solar One, its third solar thermal plant in SA. Xina Solar One is a 100 MW plant that uses parabolic through technology to generate renewable and sustainable and dispatchable power from the […]

Solar Innovation: Fullerene Device Acts as Both Solar Cell and a Current Inverter

An international team of researchers has developed a photovoltaic cell based on a combination of magnetic electrodes and C60 fullerenes— sometimes referred to as Buckyballs—that increases the photovoltaic efficiency of their device by 14 percent over photovoltaics using ordinary materials and architecture. In research described in the journal Science, scientists from China, Germany, and Spain […]

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 […]

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, […]

Intersolar North America: Mounting to the Top – Matthias Altieri, CSO at Mounting Systems & Holger Giebel, CEO at Mounting Systems inc.

During Intersolar North America 2017, held recently in San Francisco, California, we spoke to Matthias Altieri, CSO at Mounting Systems & Holger Giebel, CEO at Mounting Systems inc. Matthias updated us on the global strategy of the company and their new tracking systems, while Holger focused on the company activities in the United States & the current […]

Tackling solar PV recycling in the United States & worldwide – Jan Clyncke at PV CYCLE & Alex Levran at SUMEC

During Intersolar North America 2017, held recently in San Francisco, California, we spoke to Jan Clyncke, Managing Director at PV CYCLE & Alex Levran, CEO & President of SUMEC North America about anticipating tackling of solar PV recycling in the United States & worldwide.  PV CYCLE is a non-profit, member-based organization that offers collective and tailor-made waste management and legal compliance services […]

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 […]

STOP linear thinking solar guys! Now is time for exponential growth – Visionary Debate with Tony Seba, Alex Levran & Eckhart Gouras

Today, we present SOLAR FUTURE.TODAY Visionary Debate “STOP linear thinking solar guys! Now is time for exponential growth” held in San Francisco on Solar Leaders TV Stage at Intersolar North America 2017. We spoke with the following visionaries: Tony Seba, a serial Silicon Valley entrepreneur, and an instructor in Entrepreneurship, Disruption and Clean Energy at […]

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 […]

Update on Solar Business in Latin America by Arturo Herrero, Founder & CEO of AlterPower, Former Executive at JinkoSolar, Trina Solar and BP Solar

During Intersolar Europe 2017, held recently in Munich, Germany, we spoke to Arturo Herrero, Founder & CEO of AlterPower AG, one of Solar Pioneers & solar business practitioner with over 16 years of solar experience on Top Executive Positions at JinkoSolar, Trina Solar and BP Solar, who is now driving not only solar but also cleantech revolution. Arturo, […]

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 […]

Tony Seba: Major industries such as energy and transportation will undergo a complete “disruption” by the year 2030

Major industries such as energy and transportation will undergo a complete “disruption” by the year 2030, Mr. Tony Seba told guests of the Pacific Council and the Korea Foundation during his keynote address at the SeouLA Forum on March 31 in downtown Los Angeles. SeouLA convened dynamic business, civic, government, and academic leaders from the United States and South […]