Community-owned solar power is on the rise in the U.S. Kent James, chief strategy officer of Martifer Solar USA has implemented a series of projects with the Colorado-based Clean Energy Collective. In the following interview, he speaks to pv magazine about the benefits and barriers of the model, and discusses why the real traction for rapid solar garden development lies in its broad appeal for utilities.
Unhampered by a massive surge in the output of oil and natural gas, especially in the U.S., renewables will take their place in the sun by 2035, according to the findings of the World Energy Outlook 2012. Overall, solar power is expected to grow more rapidly than any other renewable technology. Subsidies will continue to play a key role in development, however.
According to a new report, the “explosive” growth of photovoltaics in the U.K., and the related falling costs, mean the market for nuclear is disappearing. Combined with “stiff competition” from other renewables, the case for investing in nuclear is shaky at best.
On the back of photovoltaic tariffs for Chinese manufacturers exporting modules into the U.S., expectations were that the Chinese market would become a substitute for its domestic manufacturers. However, judging by Q3 shipment estimates, the market has not quite taken off as some had predicted. Robert Dydo, CEO-Editor SolarPVInvestor and Jason Tsai, chief analyst Solarzoom PV Research Center discuss.
The power of governmental legislation in driving solar stocks was again brought to the fore this week, as prices rose sharply on the back of favorable information coming from Asia.
After a positive start to 2012, solar stocks have given back most of their gains as bad figures coming out of China lead to some significant losses.
Solar stocks around the world have risen after Winfried Kretschmann became the first regional Green Party president in German history. In an interview with pv magazine Wolfgang Seeliger speaks about the countrys political influence on the rest of the world, as well as what the win could mean for PV.
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