Throughout its 25-year history, First Solar, the largest US PV manufacturer, has always had plenty of things going for it. The efficiency of its thin-film modules, however, was never one of them. How times have changed.
04 February 2016 03:03 GMT
Mexico is set to become a major player in the global renewables industry following the conclusion of its three-year energy reform in December, which has removed the state’s near monopoly on power production, embraced foreign investment and set ambitious long-term green-energy targets.
02 February 2016 02:05 GMT
The European wind-power industry’s Olympian effort to scale up its offshore turbines towards 10MW has driven down the levelised cost of energy (LCoE) to the point where the targeted £100 ($143) per MWh is now squarely in the cross-hairs.
02 February 2016 09:55 GMT
The first stage of the world’s largest wind farm — 1.5GW of an eventual 3GW — is expected to get the go-ahead from the US government this year, together with approval for an unprecedented 725-mile (1,166km) direct-current transmission line to specifically carry its power from Wyoming to California.
12 January 2016 03:36 GMT
It is a surreal sight. The deep blue lake stretches as far as the eye can see, yet is higher than the patchwork farmland around it. In the barely bobbing waves, close to the water’s edge, stands a row of wind turbines that seem to mirror the even larger turbines lining the shore.
11 January 2016 12:02 GMT
Chinese energy policy through to 2020 is set to be spelled out in the country’s 13th Five-Year Plan (13FYP), which is due to be finalised at the National People’s Congress in Beijing on 14 March and implemented a few days later.
07 January 2016 09:06 GMT
A year ago, US President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met in New Delhi with a handful of the world’s most powerful business leaders. Among them were the heads of Disney, Tata Group — and SunEdison.
05 January 2016 02:10 GMT
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