Analyst calculates investing in renewables yields far more usable energy to the consumer than oil, dollar for dollar. Traditional combustion engines see a 75-80% energy loss compared to 25-30% in EVs.
Australian research organization CSIRO says its solar cells, printable onto plastic, are nearing market. CSIRO says domestic solar dye cell manufacturer Dyesol is interested in commercializing the technology.
In another push for DG, China's National Energy Administration says small-scale generation pilot areas must be started by the end of the month to qualify for support. Manufacturer Renesola says a Q4 solar gold rush would drive up...
Fears have been mounting that the growth of clean technologies such as solar PV and batteries will lead to shortages in essential rare metals. These are "misguided" according to a new report by the UK Energy Research Center...
Republican-turned-Democrat Charlie Crist says incumbent Republican governor Rick Scott oversaw bill rises to fund utility infrastructure including natural gas pipes and nuclear. The utilities have donated $3.55m to Republicans...
More and more farmers are combining sheep and chickens with rows of PV panels and producing a double output of food and clean, home-grown power, according to a new report, says the BRE National Solar Centre.
The company says the Xiangshui project is a landmark ground-mounted solar project that uses land efficiently and combines fish farming and solar power generation.
The Dutch group has taken over the insolvent German PV group, which will continue to operate under the Wagner Solar brand and retain 80 employees at its two sites in Hesse.
Total installations in the region are expected to reach 1.5 GW through 2018. The region’s current PV pipeline of planned utility-scale projects amounts to 1.3 GW.
In a recently published report, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) traces the development of solar photovoltaic and its dramatic decline in costs.
A new Energy Union project team to be headed by European Commission Vice President-designate and former Slovenian Prime Minister Alenka Bratusek will "steer and coordinate" new bundled portfolios, including Climate Action and...
Italy has raised the upper limit for net metering in the country from 200 kW to 500 kW per installation. The measure is set to boost the commercial rooftop PV sector.
Following its acquisition by Taiwanese group Sunrise Global Energy, production at the former Bosch-owned Aleo Solar in Prenzlau, Germany, has begun again. The PV manufacturer is now producing its high-efficiency 300 W modules at...
Describing the deal as "a significant milestone" in its global expansion, SPI said it would pay nearly $92 million in cash and company shares for Sinsin Renewable Investment Limited.
In its second supply agreement with the Chinese group, Hanwha SolarOne continues to develop solar PV in northern China with total module shipments of 100 MW.
The Norwegian power solutions group will provide autonomous power systems for mobile telecommunications in the Arab gulf region. Eltek has provided solar powered telecom installations across Africa.
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