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Leonardo Camilo Curioni – Solar Disruptor in the Distributed Generation Space in Brazil

Today we present you our exclusive talk to Leonardo Camilo Curioni – Solar Disruptor in the Distributed Generation Space in Brazil. Leonardo, a visionary Italian entrepreneur, founder & CEO of SICES Brasil tells us about the history of the company that drove a development of solar distributed generation in Brazil. He also shares with us shares with us […]

Real kick-off of DEWA’s Dubai Solar Shams Program; Moving to solar+storage solutions on the off-grid market – interview with Daniel Zywietz, Enerwhere

Daniel Zywietz, Vice Chairman of CECB and Founder and CEO of Enerwhere gives a comprehensive update on the current status of DEWA’s Dubai Solar Shams Program and his company expansion on the local rooftop market. Enerwhere is known from providing off-grid Solar Hybrid Systems which include diesel generators, and we were curious when the company will […]

Energy in the home of the future

Fireplaces and chimneys have been part of every home and shelter ever since primitive man poked holes in the tops of their caves to let the smoke out,… until about a hundred years ago when central heating became widely available. Conveniences of modern life such as gas lights, closelines, ice boxes, Victrolas and Super 8 […]

Fraunhofer CSE Demonstrates Commercial-Ready Plug And Play PV Systems

The Fraunhofer USA Center for Sustainable Energy Systems (CSE) successfully demonstrated two installations of Plug and Play PV (photovoltaic solar) systems at its “2016 Demo Day. “Plug and Play PV Systems are easy to install, easy to inspect for code compliance, and can participate in electronic Permitting, Inspection and Interconnection (ePI&I) processes. The vision for […]

Solar Revolutionist & Disruptor in the Sub-Saharan Africa – Cornelius Matthes, CEO at Pawame

Today we present our exclusive talk to Solar Revolutionist & Disruptor in Sub-Saharan Africa, Cornelius Matthes, Founder & CEO of Pawame, a company which is spreading “Pay As You Go” solar solution across Kenya. Why do we think that Cornelius is a Solar Revolutionist & Disruptor? You will learn that from our exclusive talk with him at Intersolar […]

SolarCity and NRDC Paper: Rooftop Solar Generation Provides Net Benefit to All Nevada Utility Customers

Rooftop solar generation provides 1.6 cents of benefit per kilowatt-hour of energy generated, producing $7 million in benefits annually for all Nevada utility customers, according to a study released today by SolarCity and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). If environmental and health externalities are included, the benefits of rooftop solar increase to 3.4 cents per […]

Elon Musk Says Tesla’s Solar Shingles Will Cost Less Than a Dumb Roof

“Electricity is just a bonus.” It’s official: After Tesla shareholders approved the acquisition of SolarCity, the new company is now an unequivocal sun-to-vehicle energy firm. And Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk didn’t take long to make his first big announcement as head of this new enterprise.  Minutes after shareholders approved the deal—about 85 percent of them voted yes—Musk told the crowd that he had just returned […]

Solar Speaks: JinkoSolar explains how new loan partnership with GreenSky pays installers

Solar Power World recently talked with Jeff Juger, director of business development for JinkoSolar, about the panel manufacturer’s new partnership with residential loan provider GreenSky. Announced earlier this year, the partnership allows solar installers who purchase JinkoSolar PV modules to use GreenSky’s competitive loan program and technology platform, which includes a mobile application to help installers get […]

Mosaic raises $200m for US home solar loans

Mosaic, one of the United States’ leading solar financing solutions, announced it had closed on $200 million in financing for residential solar in the US. One of the leading providers of “affordable solar financing solutions for homeowners,” Mosaic announced on Wednesday that it had closed on an “up to $200 million” warehouse facility with the […]

Obama aims to expand low-income housing solar to 1GW

President Barack Obama plans to increase installations of solar power for low-income households 10-fold to one gigawatt by 2020. Under the Clean Energy Savings For All initiative announced Tuesday, Obama combined the efforts of six federal agencies to expand or create new programs to help reduce solar energy costs for consumers who might not otherwise have […]

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 in USA: Sunlight Financial gets $500 million for home solar loans

Sunlight Financial, a startup that provides loans for home solar systems, on Wednesday said it received a $500 million commitment from Technology Credit Union that will finance about 20,000 new rooftop installations. The announcement, Sunlight’s largest single funding commitment to date, comes as demand for residential solar is slowing in California, by far the industry’s […]

Solar in USA: Rooftop Solar Facing U.S. Consolidation as “Weaker Hands” Fold

Demand for residential power systems is slowing in U.S. ‘Likely see more acquisitions or bankruptcies,’ BNEF says It’s not the best time to be a midsize U.S. rooftop solar company. Growth is slowing nationally, especially in California, the biggest solar market. Interest rates are creeping up. As larger rivals gain share and expand into new cities and states, […]

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 […]

Plugging the sun with the solar & hybrid off-grid solutions – Luca Piffer, Global Sales Director at Plug the Sun, Enerray Group

Today in our exclusive talks from Addis Ababa from RES4AFRICA Program Launch in Ethiopia, the most powerful event ever for renewables in the country, we speak to Luca Piffer, Global Sales Director at Plug the Sun, Enerray Group. Thanks to our friends at RES4AFRICA, ENEL Green Power & Enerray (that recently launched its off-grid JV Plug the Sun) we had […]