5. CLEANTECH

Clean Disruption News: Volvo is aggressively pushing for its first long-range electric car to start between $35,000 and $40,000

Last month, Volvo confirmed that it plans for its first all-electric vehicle to come in 2019 with battery pack options up to 100 kWh. Now the company adds that it plans to sell the vehicle in the US for an aggressive starting price of $35,000 to $40,000 with at least 250 miles of range. Lex Kerssemakers, CEO […]

Tesla Completes Hawaii Storage Project

Provides power that’s cheaper than utility’s cost for diesel Project has 13 megawatts of panels, 52 megawatt-hours storage Tesla Inc. has completed a solar project in Hawaii that incorporates batteries to sell power in the evening, part of a push by the electric car maker to provide more green power to the grid. The Kapaia installation includes […]

IRENA: Enabling Variable Renewables and Driving Down Emissions, with Electric Vehicles

At a media frenzied event last March, electric car manufacturer, Tesla, unveiled its Model 3. Priced to compete with conventional fossil-fuelled vehicles, it attracted over 325,000 reservations within a week.  The hype built around this vehicle, and several other fast and slick electric cars, is but a symptom of a much larger and growing movement across the motor […]

The Clean Future of Africa Started Today – Hans-Josef Fell, Member of the German Parliament 1998-2013 & Tom Zhao, General Manager of Global Sales Solar at BYD

Today in our Exclusive Coverage of WFES 2017 for SolarPV.TV & WFES TV in partnership with MESIA, we speak to  Hans-Josef Fell, President of the Energy Watch Group, Author of German Renewable Energy Sources Act 2000, Member of the German Parliament 1998-2013 & Tom Zhao, General Manager of Global Sales Solar at BYD. At the end of our […]

Clean Disruption News: BYD Launches Biggest E-taxi Fleet in South East Asia

Renewable energy technology company BYD has introduced 100 electric taxis in Singapore, forming the biggest e-taxi fleet in South East Asia. The commercial introduction of the pure electric e6 cars also represents the largest investment of its kind by a Chinese electric car manufacturer. This latest injection of electric taxis into Singapore’s transport network was […]

Clean Disruption News: Elon Musk launches Tesla electric vehicles in Dubai

Dubai’s petrol-guzzling supercars will soon face greener, healthier competition.  Tesla co-founder and chief executive Elon Musk launched the company’s electric vehicles in the United Arab Emirates yesterday. This was the Californian company’s first foray in the ­Middle East, which is potentially a big market for its luxury cars and sports-utility vehicles. The electric car maker […]

ORC-PLUS: Innovative CSP & Storage Projects in Morocco & Enerray’s vision for Africa and the MENA region – Michele Scandellari, CEO at Enerray

Today in our Exclusive Coverage of WFES 2017 for SolarPV.TV & WFES TV in partnership with MESIA, we speak to Michele Scandellari, CEO at Enerray. In our talk with Michele we focused on their innovative CSP & Storage Projects in Morocco (shortly described below) as well as on the company strategy in Africa & the MENA […]

Building Four Green Dreams of Wang Chuanfu in the Middle East & Africa – Exclusive talk to Tom Zhao, General Manager of Global Sales Solar at BYD

Today in our Exclusive Coverage of WFES 2017 for SolarPV.TV & WFES TV in partnership with MESIA, we present our talk to Tom Zhao, General Manager of Global Sales Solar at BYD. Tom shares with us the company’s vision on how BYD is going to build its founder Wang Chuanfu four green dreams in the Middle […]

CleanTech Disruption News: Tesla Opens World’s Largest Battery Plant in California

Tesla cut the ribbon on a massive battery storage facility in the Southern California desert, 60 miles east of Los Angeles on Monday. The Powerpack project, a joint venture with local electricity provider, Southern California Edison (SCE), will support grid operation during peak hours and improve the integration of renewable energy resources. “This project is exactly in line with […]

Trump infrastructure priority plan includes transmission, wind, energy storage

Dive Brief: A 50-item list of infrastructure priorities compiled by the Trump administration and released by McClatchy and the Kansas City Star includes provisions for transmission expansion, wind and energy storage, among other power sector projects. It is not clear if the $137 billion wish list is a draft or final version, the outlets reported, but is […]

Solar in Middle East: DEWA’s new HQ to be world’s smartest governmental building

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa), recently welcomed a high-level delegation from the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) headed by Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of RTA.  During the meeting, Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer highlighted the features of Dewa’s new […]

#DailySnap3 @WFES/ADSW 2017: Under One Umbrella with WFES – IWS, EcoWaste, SolarExpo & Energy Efficiency Expo (Caparol Paints, InterAct & Rockwool International)

In our #DailySnap3 @WFES/ADSW 2017 we share with SolarPV.TV viewers snapshots from WFES’s Expo floor including IWS (International Water Summit, EcoWaste, Energy Efficiency Expo & solarExpo. We also speak to representatives of Caparol Paints, InterAct & Rockwool International. The World Future Energy Summit (WFES), part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, celebrated its 10-year anniversary in 2017 […]

Clean Disruption Headlines: Tesla, Panasonic Expand Partnership, Look To Incorporate Solar Panels Into Tesla’s Cars

Panasonic’s relationship with Tesla is going to include more than car batteries. Panasonic announced Tuesday it’s investing in Tesla’s solar production facility in Buffalo, N.Y.  The investment, more than $256 million, helps Tesla build photovoltaic cells, which will be used to incorporate solar panels into existing products, and the company’s solar roof lines. SOURCE & VIDEO […]

Corporate Investments in Energy Storage in USA Reach $660 Million in Q3 2016

According to the latest edition of GTM Research and ESA’s U.S. Energy Storage Monitor, corporate investment in energy storage reached an all-time high in terms of quarterly investments in Q3. Disclosed venture funding and project finance totaled $660 million in the third quarter of the year, bringing the annual total to $812 million. FIGURE: Disclosed Corporate Investments […]

EV News Headlines: Launch of the South African Electric Vehicle Industry Association (EVIA)

An electric vehicle revolution is set to hit many car markets around the world within less than 10 years. Bert Witkamp, the secretary-general of the European electric vehicle association, said yesterday that China would by 2030 be producing about 40 million cars, of which between 40 percent to 50 percent would be electric cars. Witkamp said the Chinese […]

Clean Disruption News: BYD Unveils its Fourth Green Dream at C40 Mayors Summit – SkyRail Electric Monorail

Today BYD unveiled SkyRail, another part of its “green dreams” at the C40 Mayors Summit in Mexico City. The company’s President and Chairman Wang Chuanfu unveiled the Chinese company’s SkyRail electric monorail before 500 guests, including more than 40 mayors, from over 93 cities. SkyRail is part of BYD’s urban transportation solution, which aims to address […]

We are on the forefront of the world’s transition! Exclusive talk to Francesco Venturini, CEO at ENEL Green Power

During RES4AFRICA Program Launch Event “A step change in the deployment of Renewable Energy in Eastern Africa” held in Nairobi Kenya we had an exclusive opportunity to speak to Francesco Venturini, President of the organization but also CEO of Enel Green Power, a company which is planning to become the largest green utility in the world. According to Francesco, we […]

BMW, Daimler, Ford And Volkswagen Plan JV For High-Power Charging In Europe

BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company ( F ) and Volkswagen Group with Audi and Porsche have signed a memorandum of understanding to create the highest-powered charging network in Europe. The goal is the quick buildup of a sizable number of stations to enable long-range travel for battery electric vehicle drivers. The projected ultra-fast charging network […]

SolarCity and Tesla: Tau Microgrid

The island of Ta’u in American Samoa, located more than 4,000 miles from the West Coast of the United States, now hosts a solar power and battery storage-enabled microgrid that can supply nearly 100 percent of the island’s power needs from renewable energy. This provides a cost-saving alternative to diesel, removing the hazards of power […]