Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook and a Saudi Arabian prince are among the names signed up to support the Breakthrough Energy Coalition, an initiative launched as COP21 climate talks begin today in Paris.
A trade association representing some of Germany’s energy storage industry has welcomed the renewal of a support scheme for batteries, but says that establishing “fair market conditions” for storage would be more important.
Indian prime minister and French president Francois Hollande will jointly launch the International Solar Alliance (ISA) at the COP21 climate conference in Paris today.
Many solar developers who were allocated capacity in the Indian state of Telangana’s 2GW solar auction are facing severe delays in the signing of agreements with the state’s government.
India’s central government aims to introduce a US$1 billion private equity fund dedicated to the renewable energy sector, according to India’s energy minister Piyush Goyal.
PV Nano Cell announced its plans to enter the US solar market with its ‘Sicrys’ silver and copper inks. The inks are expected to accelerate the adoption of solar photovoltaics (PV) by reducing the cost of silicon solar cell production, using an efficient process that produces sustainable inks without the use of hazardous wastes, and by increasing solar cell efficiencies at a mass production scale.
Leading CIS thin-film producer Solar Frontier is building a 5MW power plant with TSK in Kuwait as part of a benchmarking project with c-Si technology for the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR).
Dubai has launched an ambitious new energy strategy, which includes a provision to make rooftop solar mandatory from 2030.
Indian state-owned bank IDBI has raised US$350 million through the issue of green bonds, which also received orders of around US$1 billion.
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved US$450 million of financing to initiate an Energy Efficiency Green Bond Facility in the Latin America region.
SolarPower Europe (Brussels, Belgium) is present at the launch of the International Solar Alliance on November 30th, 2015 by India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President François Hollande at 5pm at the opening of COP21 in Paris.
"We are delighted that the International Solar Alliance is bringing together over 100 countries to accelerate development and deployment of solar around the world” comments Oliver Schafer, President of SolarPower Europe.
Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (Baoding, China), known as “Yingli Solar,” on November 30th, 2015 announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Yingli Green Energy Europe GmbH and R.Power Sp. z o.o. (Warsaw), a leading Polish renewable energy project developer formerly known as AMB ENERGIA, have agreed to expand their joint PV project development pipeline in Poland from 30 to 60 megawatts (MW).
Silicor Materials Inc. (San Jose, California, U.S.), a producer of solar silicon and aluminum by-products, on November 30th, 2015 announced an initiative to achieve a carbon-neutral status at its commercial manufacturing facility in Grundartangi, Iceland.
In cooperation with the Icelandic Forestry Association and the Icelandic Environment Association (KOLVIDUR), Silicor will fund the planting of more than 26,000 trees across the country to offset 2,800 tons of CO2 annually – enough to cover both Silicor’s silcon production process and the transportation logistics related to manufacturing, shipping and receiving at the site.
JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (Shanghai, China) has been invited to a critical conference on climate change in Paris scheduled to be held from November 30th.
As a Chinese leading solar photovoltaic (PV) company, JinkoSolar aims to have their voices heard on climate change issues.
The government of Dubai has unveiled an ambitious program which will see 25% of its power generation come from solar energy by 2030. Currently that figure is 1%.
The wide-ranging Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 program is expected to result in USD 13.6 billion worth of new solar investments, the Middle East Solar Industry Association (MESIA) announced.
Cleantec Trade, an importer of Asian solar photovoltaic (PV) panels in the BeNeLux, on November 24th, 2015 announced that its supplier Eging PV (Jintan, China) has achieved “Tier 1” status on the Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) PV Module Maker Tiering System.
Eging PV is ranked a top 10 Chinese solar brand and, on own account, achieves solar panel efficiencies up to 18% by using pioneering cell technology, fully automated production lines, vertical integration and extensive quality control. Eging has raised capacity to 1 GW by the end of 2011.
India is set to contribute more than any other country to the rise in global energy demand over the next 25 years, underlining its ever-greater influence in Asia and on the world stage; even so, its energy demand per capita in 2040 would still be 40% below the world average.
India’s growth in energy provision is not confined to fossil fuels. India also becomes the world’s second-largest market for solar photovoltaics (PV), as the deployment of renewables gathers pace in the power sector.
PG&E Corporation Chairman, CEO and President Tony Earley and three additional top company leaders will participate in events surrounding the upcoming COP21 international climate talks in Paris to represent California’s success in clean energy and call attention to the need for global action to reduce the effects of climate change.
PG&E’s leaders will speak during multiple events at the two-week summit, which begins November 30th, highlighting how California and its utilities have become models for curbing carbon emissions while improving quality of life and expanding the economy.
REC, a global provider of solar energy solutions, inked a landmark partnership with Asia Pacific Breweries (APB, Singapore) that will see the home-grown Tiger Beer brewery make the leap towards solar energy.
In a pioneering Power Purchase Agreement (PPA), REC will provide solar power for APB Singapore’s facilities.
Energy storage systems producer Sonnenbatterie GmbH (Wildpoldsried, Germany) introduces the “sonnenCommunity,” connecting households to make conventional electricity suppliers obsolete through self-generated power, the company announced.
The sonnenCommunity combines three technologies: decentralized renewable power generation, advanced battery storage technology and digital networking.