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
Governments and private investors pledged $20bn for green-energy R&D at the Paris climate summit. But how do politicians, NGOs, investors and the renewables industry ensure that this investment is achieving the COP21 goals?
02 February 2016 04:13 GMT
SPI Energy aims to become the “Uber of green energy” by linking retail investors in China with distributed PV projects in need of finance and other clean-energy products, chairman Xiaofeng Peng said in an interview on the day his company listed shares on the Nasdaq Stock Market.
19 January 2016 05:56 GMT
An all-renewables-powered energy system stretching over Russia and Central Asia would be "achievable and economically viable" by 2030, according to a new study from Finland's Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT).
04 January 2016 10:57 GMT
France’s Ciel and Terre and local partner Sunlution have secured R$100m ($26m) from Brazilian federal power companies Chesf and Eletronorte to build and test 10MW of floating PV in Brazil over the next three years.
17 December 2015 06:00 GMT
Duke Energy Renewables has formed an “alliance” with energy storage specialist Green Charge Networks, with the aim of incorporating more batteries with the PV systems its subsidiary REC Solar builds for commercial and industrial (C&I) clients.
08 December 2015 02:50 GMT
Tri Global Energy, the fast-growing US wind developer, is the latest wind company to diversify into solar, announcing it will acquire K12Solar, a California-based rooftop PV installer, and launch a new solar-focused business unit.
01 December 2015 06:45 GMT
Japanese thin-film PV developer Solar Frontier and Spanish engineering contractor TSK have are moving ahead with construction of a 5MW pilot project in Kuwait to evaluate the performance of the copper indium gallium selenide (CIS) technology in desert conditions.
30 November 2015 10:55 GMT
Twenty of the planet’s major nations and some of its richest individuals pledged to mobilise tens of billions of dollars to advance the deployment of clean energy sources, as world leaders gathered in Paris for the COP21 UN climate summit.
30 November 2015 10:05 GMT
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