Following last week’s finalisation of US trade tariffs on Chinese and Taiwanese PV products, SolarWorld is readying itself for a 6-8GW – “if not more” – annual US solar market over the next decade, SolarWorld Americas president Mukesh Dulani tells Recharge.
28 January 2015 03:22 GMT
The cabinet of German Chancellor Angela Merkel has approved an executive order to carry out pilot tenders for ground-based PV arrays of 400MW on average per year for the 2015-17 period – designed to act as a test for auctions for other renewable energy technologies from 2017 onwards.
28 January 2015 12:30 GMT
Florida Power & Light Company – a unit of NextEra Energy, the largest owner of US wind capacity – has unveiled plans to add 225MW of large-scale PV capacity in Florida over the next two years, in a move that will double the Sunshine State’s installed solar base.
26 January 2015 11:42 GMT
Sweden's nuclear watchdog and state-owned utility Vattenfall have stopped all preparations for the construction of new nuclear power plants in the country, after a new minority government last year said it would strive for a power supply 100% based on renewables.
26 January 2015 02:02 GMT
Abengoa will not proceed with its Palen CSP project in the California desert until the US makes clear what will happen to the solar Investment Tax Credit after 2016, Abengoa Yield chief executive Santiago Seage says.
23 January 2015 07:04 GMT
A casual observer of the PV industry could be forgiven for wondering why, after yesterday’s ruling finalising a second round of steep US tariffs on Chinese PV products, Chinese solar stocks bumped along as if nothing had happened – in some cases even rising.
22 January 2015 06:43 GMT
Volatile prices for both oil and renewables have become the top priority for energy leaders worldwide, due to their impact on investment decisions and possible strains on the system, the World Energy Council says in a report.
21 January 2015 03:34 GMT
Chile's combined PV and wind installed capacity almost quadrupled to about 1.2GW in 2014 – with solar transformed from bit-part-player to major power-generator – data from the government's renewable energy department (Cifes) showed.
21 January 2015 09:54 GMT
The capacity foreseen for pilot tenders for PV arrays in Germany has been cut to an average of 400MW per year in the 2015-17 period, according to a new – and likely final – draft of an executive decree on the auctions seen by Recharge.
19 January 2015 12:39 GMT
Renewable technologies such as solar and wind are increasingly competing with conventional forms of generation on cost, with the levelised cost of electricity (LCOE) of PV falling by half over the four years to 2014, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) said at its fifth assembly in Abu Dhabi this week.
19 January 2015 10:21 GMT
Subsidies and hidden costs of fossil-fired and nuclear power in 2015 are slated to be about double the amount German consumers pay via a surcharge on their electricity bill to finance the expansion of renewable energies, claims a study by the forum for ecological and social market economy (FÖS) commissioned by Greenpeace Energy.
16 January 2015 05:12 GMT
Employment in the US solar sector is booming, according to a new report, giving the industry a critical political weapon as the fight to extend the 30% Investment Tax Credit beyond 2016 begins to heat up significantly.
15 January 2015 07:16 GMT
Upcoming pilot tenders for PV arrays in Germany won’t be a blueprint for auctions in other technologies, Chancellor Angela Merkel told the renewables industry, while also urging rapid grid expansion and displaying scepticism about capacity markets for fossil generation.
15 January 2015 10:08 GMT
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