Tag: Solar


Middle East and North Africa remains hotbed of solar power development with more than 5,700 megawatts of capacity under development. The Middle East Solar Industry Association (MESIA) recently reported that eight countries in the region have more than 4,050 megawatts Read more…


Canadian Solar and EDF Energies Nouvelles have begun construction of the 191.5 MWp Pirapora I solar energy project in Brazil. Canadian Solar, which is one of the world’s leading solar power companies, and EDF Energies Nouvelles, a global renewable energy Read more…


China’s largest private investor group, China Minsheng New Energy Investment Co., is developing a 2 GW solar farm in the Ningxia region which will be made up of some 6 million solar panels. A report from Bloomberg last week highlighted Read more…


As project developers continue to push the limits on tariff bids for solar power projects in India, innovation in the sector is also gathering pace. A government-owned is looking to grow agricultural crop alongside solar power modules. Gujarat Industries Power Read more…


A Canadian cleantech company, Thermal Energy International Inc., is targeting the attractive cogeneration market with a super-efficient combined heat and power (CHP or cogeneration) solution for industrial and institutional markets


Machu Picchu

In the mountains of rural Peru, solar power organizations are finding footholds. Their experiences may illuminate the challenges of electrifying remote areas. The Clean Energy Solutions Center hosted a webinar on Nov. 18 in which solar organizations in rural Peru Read more…


U.S. Capitol Building

Private-sector investment in clean energy continues to grow as costs come down and free-market dynamics begin to replace government subsidies. But this influx of financial capital is still not enough, according to speakers at “Creative Power: New Models for Growing Read more…


The problem is not too much solar. That might seem self-evident, but that is basically what utilities around the country are arguing — and trying to ‘fix.’  As energy users are increasingly turning to solar to generate their own emission-free Read more…


Since 2004, the year of the first major revision of Germany’s Renewable Energy Act (EEG), the country has added at least 35 gigawatts (GW) of solar and 35 GW of wind to its electric grid – enough to offset upwards Read more…


Rural school in Tanzania

In regions of the developing world where electrical grids are weak or nonexistent, people often rely on kerosene. In a webinar on Sept. 16, staff from four pay-as-you-go solar companies described how they are building rural sales networks in Africa Read more…


In a few weeks, the solar industry will converge on Las Vegas for three jam-packed days of sun worship. Not at the pool, but in the halls and among the exhibits at Solar Power International (SPI) 2014. Brands big and Read more…


A recent article in The Economist describes a blog post by Charles Frank of the Brookings Institute in which he questions the  methods that have been used to compare renewable energy sources with more traditional sources like coal, gas and Read more…


According to the IMF, ten of the twenty fastest growing economies in the world are in Africa. These include the top three: São Tomé and Principe, South Sudan, and Guinea. Considering the fact that many of these are starting with Read more…


The UK’s Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is now available and will be administered by the energy regulator Ofgem. The RHI will support and reward households who move away from fossil fuels for heating their homes. Use this helpful guide on Read more…

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