Tag: solar

News and Policies, World

Domestic solar and storage on the rise as Japanese market bounces back

January 22, 2020

Via: PV Resources

The Japanese PV market has enjoyed considerable prosperity over the last few years. 2012 saw capacity more than double thanks on the back of subsidies and new installations in 2015 reached a peak value of 10.5GW. But as PV is […]

News and Policies, State

Solar generation increases in Hawaii

January 20, 2020

Via: Energy Global

Three solar arrays built by Clearway Energy Group totalling 110 MW and Hawaiian Electric’s West Loch solar array producing 20 MW came online on Oahu, Hawaii, in 2019. In addition, nearly 3500 new systems across Oahu, Hawaii Island and Maui […]

Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Solar industry asks for central role in Europe’s green investment plan

January 15, 2020

Via: PV Resources

Solar representatives have called for the energy source to become one of the beneficiaries of Europe’s new green investment roadmap, presented in Brussels this week. On Tuesday, top European Commission figures revealed a plan that would have Europe channel “at […]

Chemical, Conventional Fuels, Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Five 2020 Energy Predictions: Solar Surge, Coal Crash, Gas Exorcism, Clean Energy Incentives, Public Mobilization

January 13, 2020

Via: Forbes

2019 may have been the year clean energy irreversibly turned a corner toward dominance in the United States. After all, who could have foreseen last January that America would realize existing coal can’t compete against new renewables, see new solar-plus-storage […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

7 European Companies Looking to Go Big in American Clean Power in 2020

December 18, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

The Europeans are coming. From offshore wind, to solar, to the ballooning corporate renewables market, utilities, oil majors and developers are heading across the Atlantic for a piece of that gigantic American power pie. Many of the companies on this […]

Commercialization, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, U.S.

US adds 2.6 gigawatts of solar photovoltaics in third quarter, new figures show

December 12, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

The solar market in the U.S. added 2.6 gigawatts of solar photovoltaics in the third quarter of 2019, with total solar capacity — which includes both photovoltaic and concentrating solar power — hitting 71.3 GW, according to a new report. […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

A New Floating Solar Farm Shows That Renewables Can Be Easy

November 7, 2019

Via: Forbes

The Sekdoorn floating solar farm in the Netherlands is completed after a record six weeks of work. This is the fastest construction speed ever for the German company specialized in the renewables sector BayWa r.e., who worked together with its […]

News and Policies, World

China’s solar installations slump to 4.6GW in Q3

October 29, 2019

Via: PV Resources

According to official figures released by China’s National Energy Administration, new solar capacity installations in the third quarter of 2019 slumped to only 4.6GW under new support mechanisms that were implemented mid-year. The cumulative PV installations in the first three […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Solar Roofs: Tesla Says The Sky Is The Limit

October 28, 2019

Via: Forbes

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. is in the process of shutting off electricity to about 940,000 customers in Northern California — a trend that will continue as it fights wildfires and works to upgrade its network. But just as this […]

Domestic, Electric, Energy Consumption

Natural Gas And Renewables Will Rule America’s Electricity Future

October 25, 2019

Via: Forbes

As much as wind and solar are increasing, natural gas is increasing more. And gas will continue to grow faster than all other energy sources in the United States for some time. Over the past fifteen years, coal has decreased […]

Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Philippines utility Meralco injects US$8.2 million into 210MW of solar

October 3, 2019

Via: PV Resources

Philippines utility Meralco has sunk PHP424 million (US$8.2 million) of equity funding into its renewables subsidiary, MGreen, to support 210MW of solar projects. The solar projects are estimated to have a total project cost of PHP10.01 billion (US$193 million). The […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Solar Technology Will Just Keep Getting Better: Here’s Why

September 26, 2019

Via: Forbes

With the federal Investment Tax Credit phasing out, it’s a good time to take stock of the solar industry – both taking a look at where it has come from and where it is headed, especially in terms of innovation […]

Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, U.S.

US Solar Industry Rallies Behind 20% Generation Target for 2030

September 24, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

The solar industry met in Salt Lake City with a more sweeping and disciplined message than in some years past: Rally to extend the federal Investment Tax Credit and buckle up for a decade of massive industry growth. The hosts […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

On a sunny day this German factory runs completely on solar power

September 13, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

Multinational tech firm ABB claims to have opened a factory that can generate all of its energy needs via solar power. In May 2019, Zurich-headquartered ABB unveiled what it described as a CO2-neutral factory in the town of Luedenscheid, Germany. […]

Energy Economics

Bipartisan bill looks to simplify distributed solar permitting in US

September 10, 2019

Via: PV Resources

A Republican senator from Maine and a Democratic senator from New Mexico have introduced legislation that aims to slash costs and red tape currently complicating local permitting for distributed renewable energy, energy storage and electric vehicle (EV) charging systems. The […]