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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 […]

Autonomous cars: Jag gets in the market

The latest investment in US ride-hailer Lyft will send a fleet of luxury vehicles into the market – and they may one day be smart enough to pick up passengers on their own. Carmaker Jaguar Land Rover on Monday announced a $33 million investment in Lyft and pledged to supply a fleet of vehicles as it conducts research […]

Enel’s CEO Francesco Starace new President of EURELECTRIC

Francesco Starace, CEO of the Enel Group, appointed as new President of EURELECTRIC, the association representing the electricity industry at the pan-European level. The Board also elected Alistair Phillips-Davies, Chief Executive of SSE, and Magnus Hall, President and CEO of Vattenfall, as Vice Presidents who will share the responsibilities of the role. Estoril, Portugal – June […]

Solar in Middle East: Abu Dhabi ushers in new solar certification for homes and businesses

Abu Dhabi has launched a solar certification scheme to ensure regulatory standards for small scale units are met as the emirate gears up for more residential installations. The Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC) has created an assessment scheme for suppliers and manufacturers of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems to meet the requirements created by […]

GWEC celebrates 500GW on Global Wind Day

Leading trade bodies, led by the Global Wind Energy Council, have celebrated reaching 500GW installed capacity world wide, on Global Wind Day 2017. “Wind power has become the leading source of new power generation in Europe and in many countries around the world,” GWEC said in a joint statement with WindEurope. “In 2016 alone, $112.5 […]

China Huayang Group Selects SkyPower as Its Global Partner to Develop Solar Energy Projects Around the World

SkyPower, the world’s largest global developer of utility-scale solar energy projects, and China Huayang Economic and Trade Group Co., a Chinese state-owned company under the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, announced today that it has entered into a world class partnership together. Huayang has selected SkyPower to be its global partner to […]

Solarcentury fastest growing renewable energy company in the United Kingdom

Solarcentury is UK’s fastest growing private renewable energy company measured by international sales. Solarcentury has been ranked number 22 in The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 which ranks the UK’s mid-market private companies with the fastest-growing international sales. The list includes companies from a range of sectors including well-known names in Aerospace, Digital Marketing and Retail. […]

Clean Disruption News: Henrik Fisker Debuts 400 Mile Range EMotion Electric Car to Compete with His Arch Rival, Tesla

Famed automotive designer hasn’t given up on electric drive just yet, unveiling his next design meant to compete with his arch rival, Tesla. With a starting price tag of $129,000US, Karma Automotive’s EMotion luxury electric car is aiming for higher-end Tesla/Mercedes/Audi/BMW buyers. For that, you get a car that designer Henrik Fisker claims will provide […]

Clean Disruption News: New CEM campaign aims for goal of 30% new electric vehicle sales by 2030

BEIJING – The Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) announced a new campaign called EV 30@30 to speed up the deployment of electric vehicles and target at least 30 percent new electric vehicle sales by 2030.  The campaign will support the market for electric passenger cars, light commercial vans, buses and trucks (including battery-electric, plug-in hybrid, and fuel cell […]

Tesla Superchargers will use solar power and batteries, says Elon Musk

Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed on Twitter that all Superchargers are being converted to solar and battery power, with the end goal of being almost entirely off the electricity grid.   The reveal follows Tesla’s continued push “to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy.” According to Musk’s Master Plan, Part Deux, one of his principle goals is […]

Solar in USA: New York will sink $1.5B into renewable energy projects to spur clean energy jobs

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo last week announced a new Clean Climate Careers (CCC) initiative that will aim to create 40,000 clean energy jobs by 2020. As part of the program, the state is planning to invest $1.5 billion in renewable energy, aiming to procure an additional 2.5 million MWh each year. According to the governor’s announcement, it is […]

India’s first solar satellite television service brings ‘magic’ to villages

An Indian social business has launched the country’s first solar satellite television service, bringing clean energy powered entertainment to households and businesses through a pay-as-you-go payment scheme. Simpa Networks, which began operations in 2011, is one of thousands of social enterprises in India tapping into the renewable energy market in a country where one-fifth of […]

PV developers invest in pre-build module checks to protect margins

Utility-scale solar developers are increasing upfront investments in rigorous quality assurance programs to secure return-on-investment amid aggressive price competition, industry experts told New Energy Update. The average global auction price for utility-scale PV fell from $250/MWh in 2010 to $50/MWh in 2016, according to a study published by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in […]

Solar in USA: In Brooklyn, you can now sell solar power to your neighbors

In Brooklyn, you can buy honey collected from an urban bee hive. You can buy lettuce grown atop an old bowling alley. And now, you can purchase free range, gluten-free, fresh, organic solar power right off your neighbor’s roof. Brooklyn startup LO3 Energy is revolutionizing the way homeowners buy and sell electricity. They are making it possible to auction rooftop solar power […]

Solar in Europe: U.K. Breaks Solar Power Record on Hottest Day of the Year – Solar Provided 24 % of U.K. Demand at Lunchtime

Solar panels provide 24 percent of U.K. demand at lunchtime Output exceeded 8.7 gigawatts on Friday ahead of rainy weekend Britain’s fleet of solar panels generated a record amount of electricity on Friday, as the nation basked in sunshine during the hottest day of the year. U.K. solar power output rose to a record 8.75 […]