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Solar has a place as Obama outlines climate change policy

Barack Obama.

The U.S.' historic climate change policy, announced today, has a role for solar, but only alongside natural gas, nuclear and CCS as "clean energy technologies." Pledges will add up to more than 13 GW of renewables by 2025.


Gehrlicher becomes preferred solar supplier to US government

Lauingen Energie Park.

U.S. federal departments can buy Gehrlicher products such as rooftop and ground mount arrays and solar carports using online process thanks to five-year GSA contract. Extension options could mean 20 years of federal custom for...


Nepal embraces solar power

Nepal has become one of the latest emerging Asian nations to embrace solar power with a 20 MW project backed by the World Bank and a 30 MW facility to be built by China's Hunan Yueer.


Tentusol to build 250 MW PV plant in Cadiz, Spain

Cadiz, Spain

Spanish group Tentusol on Monday unveiled plans for a 250 MW photovoltaic project in the southern province of Cadiz. Last week local authorities announced another large-scale project in Valencia.


Samsung and Ontario row back on renewables commitment

Ontario.

Samsung has reduced by C$2 billion its commitment to wind and solar in Ontario. Provincial government denies the move has anything to do with recent WTO ruling against its FIT program's domestic content requirement.


Italian FIT payments to stop in July

The Italian flag.

Subsidy limit of €6.7 billion has been passed triggering a halt to future FIT payments from a point one month after the limit was reached. Italy is the third EU member state to halt its solar incentives.


No news is good news, the message from Beijing

Karel de Gucht.

Trade commissioner Karel de Gucht repeats desire for amicable solution to solar stand-off but talks with Chinese opposite number were not part of the latest EU-China Joint Committee. Technical negotiations on the issue have moved...


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