Attendees at the 16th Forum Solarpraxis in Berlin have been buoyed by the news that the German storage subsidy is set to be extended for three years.

26/11/15: Forum Solarpraxis: It's all political for Europe's big two solar powers

Contrasting fortunes for the German and U.K. solar PV markets in 2016 will suppress the European solar landscape as policy changes take effect.

Solar engineer, Aurora, Colorado

26/11/15: NREL: Economic potential of renewable power rising fast

"In just four years, thanks to falling renewable energy technology costs, economic potential has more than tripled," the National Renewable Energy Laboratory says.

National Solar Thermal Test Facility, Sandia National Laboratory

26/11/15: DOE: New report paves way for energy future

Solar PV power has increased tenfold over the past four years, according to the U.S. Department of Energy's 2015 Quadrennial Technology Review.

Last year's Forum Solarpraxis saw around 650 attendees, 100 less than this year

26/11/15: Forum Solarpraxis: German storage subsidies likely to continue

The 16th Forum Solarpraxis kicked off today with the good news that German storage subsidies are likely to continue for the next three years. A parliamentary committee is currently discussing the issue. As of 2017, meanwhile, 5%...

IRENA's REthinking Energy 2015 report

26/11/15: IRENA: Renewables set to deliver climate solution

The renewable energy organization's latest report outlines actions that can limit the global temperature increase to below 2 degrees Celsius by accelerating the transition to renewable energy.

Mexico City

26/11/15: Latin America: IDB backs energy efficiency green bonds

The Inter-American Development Bank is facilitating up to $450 million in financing to underwrite energy efficiency projects in several Latin American countries.

George Osborne, chancellor of the Exchequer

26/11/15: UK embraces nuclear, gives energy intensive sector free ride

David Cameron's government is aiming to make the U.K. a leader in nuclear reactor technology while spending billions on cleaning up ageing nuclear sites. While eliminating environmental tariffs for big industry, it's also...

25/11/15: Blue Earth picks up an all-star cast of executives

The solar developer has hired talent from SunEdison, Recurrent Energy and NRG Renew.

25/11/15: Saskatchewan sets 50% by 2030 renewable energy target

Saskatchewan's plan to double its share of renewable energy generation will include procuring at least 60MW of utility-scale solar through auctions beginning in 2016.

25/11/15: Brazil predicts 4.5 GW of installations through expanded net metering rules

A virtual net metering policy has been introduced and the project size cap has been increased to 5 MW. Under the new rules Brazil's ANEEL expects 4.5 GW of renewable energy installations by 2024.

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27/11/15: Qatari firm to offer solar training for Syrian refugees

GreenGulf is partnering with the Norwegian Refugee Council and other organizations to improve the quality of life for residents with solar installations and a training program. The project is part of a greater effort to meet the...

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Industry press releases

27/11/15: Apricum launches subscription service for solar, wind and energy storage markets

Customized insights and ongoing strategic dialogue: Apricum's subscription service offers companies insightful market analysis and the chance to regularly tap the expertise of its renewable energy consultants on a one-to-one...

By: Apricum – The Cleantech Advisory

27/11/15: WINAICO modules pass 5000 Pa DML test to withstand strong winds greater than level 17

WINAICO's high efficiency WST-260P6 modules pass 5000 Pa DML tests, performed by leading research institute ITRI, to prove the module reliability against strong winds greater than level 17 on the Beaufort scale

By: Win Win Precision Technology Co., Ltd.

26/11/15: Heliatek wins Renewable Energy Design Award 2015

HeliaFilm was recognized at the Elektra European Electronics Industry Awards in London.

By: Heliatek

26/11/15: Gray modules: New dimension in organic photovoltaics for buildings

Merck's new lisicon formulation enables greater power generation of more than 50 W per square meter in semi-transparent Belectric OPV modules.

By: Belectric OPV GmbH

26/11/15: Vector Cuatro secures a new asset management contract in Japan

The firm has signed an agreement for the asset management of a solar PV project owned by one of the most important companies in the Pacific energy sector.

By: Vector Cuatro

25/11/15: SustainCo Inc. announces contract of over $270,000 for energy management system in Toronto School

SustainCo Inc. is pleased to announce that SustainCo Solutions & Services through its wholly owned investee VCI Controls Inc., has been awarded a contract worth over $270,000 by VR Mechanical Solutions Inc. for an energy...

By: SustainCo Inc.

25/11/15: UGE International announces agreement to acquire Endura Energy

UGE sees move as major step towards leadership position in commercial solar.

By: UGE International

25/11/15: PV Analyzer Z100

PV Analyzer Z100 reduces fault-finding times on solar panel systems considerably.

By: EmaZys Technologies

25/11/15: KRAFTWERK Renewable Power Solutions named Owner's Engineer for 50 MW PV plant in Egypt

The consortium Cairo Solar Farm appoints KRAFTWERK Renewable Power Solutions as Owner’s Engineer of 50 MW PV plant project in Egypt.

By: KRAFTWERK Renewable Power Solutions GmbH

25/11/15: Yingli Green Energy announces results of 2014 Annual General Meeting

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited, one of the world's leading solar panel manufacturers, today announced that all shareholder resolutions proposed at the Company's 2014 annual general meeting held on November 24, 2015...

By: Yingli Green Energy

24/11/15: 75 MW Solar tracking site complements wind in Arizona

Red Horse 2 solar site is fully operational in Cochise County-

By: Array Technologies, Inc.

24/11/15: JinkoSolar announces appointment of Vice President Global Sales and Marketing

JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd today announced the appointment of Mr. Gener Miao as its Vice President Global Sales and Marketing.

By: JinkoSolar

24/11/15: GE and Solargise partner to introduce GE’s innovative solar inverter solutions in an expanding solar industry in India

With solar farms being built in 7 different locations across the country, Solargise, partnering with GE, has taken the lead in driving the next technology shift for utility-scale solar power in India.

By: GE

24/11/15: SunEdison signs 6.2 MW solar power deal with L.A. County

SunEdison, Inc. today announced that it has signed 20-year power purchase agreements with Los Angeles County in a deal that will see nine government facilities powered with 6.2 megawatts DC of solar energy.

By: SunEdison

24/11/15: Solar Impluse promotes clean tech solutions to solve climate change

Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg founders and pilots of Solar Impulse will be actively engaged in the COP21 Climate Conference which will take place in Paris, France to highlight the fact that investing in solutions, for...

By: Solar Impluse

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