SunPower has begun construction of a 15MW (ac) PV project at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada, part of the Obama administration’s comprehensive strategy to increase security of power supply and reduce energy costs for the US armed forces.
25 March 2015 05:15 GMT
China will easily exceed its 100GW solar target for 2020, with Beijing likely to update and expand the target in its upcoming 13th five-year strategic plan for the country, covering the 2016-2020 period, says Yingli Solar’s chief executive.
25 March 2015 04:46 GMT
California in 2014 became the first US state to source more than 5% of its electricity from utility-scale solar plants, pushing it beyond wind-rich Texas as the state with the most non-hydro renewables generation, according to government figures.
24 March 2015 04:29 GMT
Germany’s energy minister Sigmar Gabriel has sparked a fierce controversy by suggesting the introduction of a “climate levy” on older fossil-fired power plants – a move that that could reduce CO2 emissions in Europe’s largest economy and give a boost to the EU’s malfunctioning emissions trading system (ETS).
20 March 2015 05:06 GMT
EU leaders last night committed Europe to pursuing an Energy Union in a communiqué that pledged to engage “the next generation of renewables” – but were slammed by green campaigners for making too many concessions to polluting and unsafe sources.
20 March 2015 10:39 GMT
President Barack Obama signed an executive order to cut the US federal government’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 40% by 2025 from 2008 levels, a move that will boost its electricity consumption from renewable sources to 30%, the White House says.
19 March 2015 08:54 GMT
As European leaders prepare to discuss plans for Energy Union at an EU summit, the bloc’s climate action and energy commissioner warned that Brussels will take legal action against member states that fail to make progress towards their 2020 renewables targets.
18 March 2015 01:28 GMT
Japan’s Solar Frontier, a technological outlier in the global PV manufacturing sector, can agree with its global rivals in one regard at least: the need to push downstream into project development and ownership. Increasingly, that push will be directed beyond Japan’s shores.
06 March 2015 11:27 GMT
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