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  • China to Triple Solar Capacity by 2017

    The new target is double the previous one set for 2015, according to a statement posted last week on the website of the National Development and Reform Commission. China already has about 20GW of solar capacity and has emerged as the world's largest renewable energy market in recent years. As the world's largest greenhouse gas (GHG) emitter, the government has stepped up investment in clean ...


    By Climate Action

  • UK to expand solar production capacity

    Sun may not be its most plentiful commodity right now, but that hasn't stopped the UK from seeking to become a global leader in solar PV technology. With established producers, installers and integrators of PV products such as Sharp, Romag, Crystalox and Solar Century, and a growing number of smaller firms such as G24i and Quanta Sol focusing on next generation technologies, the UK is in a strong ...

  • Concentrated Solar Thermal Power capacity continues growing despite economic uncertainty

    Usual suspects Spain and the USA lead the industry with a combined market share of over 90% of projects under construction. New markets open up in MENA, Australia and India where 1.9 GW of CSP have been announced, according to new report by CSP Today Concentrated Solar Thermal Power (CSP) bucks the downward economic trend by continuing to grow apace despite tough economic times, According ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • NYC mayor wants to boost solar power capacity five-fold

    Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to increase the solar power capacity of city-owned buildings five-fold from what it is now, mayoral aides said Wednesday. The push comes as part of an ambitious plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions in the country's most populous city by 80 percent by 2050. De Blasio plans to make the announcement in his State of the City ...


    By Associated Press

  • Wind, Solar Generation Capacity Catching Up with Nuclear Power

    Advocates of nuclear energy have long been predicting its renaissance, yet this mode of producing electricity has been stalled for years. Renewable energy, by contrast, continues to expand rapidly, even if it still has a long way to go to catch up with fossil fuel power plants, writes Worldwatch Institute Senior Researcher ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Microsoft announces largest ever wind energy purchase

    Microsoft inked its largest wind energy deal to date earlier this month, signing two agreements representing 237 megawatts (MW) of wind capacity, bringing Microsoft’s total investment in wind energy in the U.S. to over 500 megawatts. Microsoft has contracted with Allianz Risk Transfer to acquire energy from the new 178 MW Bloom Wind project in  Kansas, as well as with Black Hills ...

  • Sanyo Electric to up capacity for solar cells

    Sanyo Electric Co. will spend 7.8 billion yen (US$81.9 million) to increase output capacity for solar cells at a Shimane Prefecture facility by about 70 percent next April. The firm plans to boost production of its HIT solar cells, which are a hybrid of crystalline and thin-film technologies. It foresees growth in demand for solar power generation systems on the back of economic stimulus ...


    By Japan Corporate News - JCN

  • Market Study: Solar PV Power in Portugal, Market Outlook to 2020, 2011 Update Capacity, Generation, Solar Parks, Regulations

    Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Power Market in Portugal, Outlook to 2020, 2011 Update Capacity, Generation, Power Plants, Regulations and Company Profiles is the latest report from GlobalData, the industry analysis specialists that offer comprehensive information on the solar PV power market. The report provides in depth analysis on global renewable power market and global solar PV power market with ...


  • ReportsnReports – Solar PV Power in Portugal, Market Outlook to 2020, 2011 Update – Capacity, Generation, Solar Parks, Regulations

    Solar PV Power in Portugal, Market Outlook to 2020, 2011 Update – Capacity, Generation, Solar Parks, Regulations, and Company Profiles  ReportsnReports.com adds GlobalData Market ...


  • Industry Overview: Solar PV Power in Argentina, Market Outlook to 2020, 2011 Update Capacity, Generation, Major Power Parks

    Solar PV Power in Argentina, Market Outlook to 2020, 2011 Update Capacity, Generation, Major Power Parks, Regulations and Company Profiles is the latest report from GlobalData, the industry analysis specialists that offer comprehensive information on the solar PV power market. The report provides in depth analysis on global renewable power market and global solar PV power market with forecasts ...


  • Market Report: Solar PV Power in Bulgaria, Market Outlook to 2020, 2011 Update - Capacity, Generation, Power Plants

    Solar PV Power in Bulgaria, Market Outlook to 2020, 2011 Update Capacity, Generation, Power Plants, Regulations and Company Profiles is the latest report from GlobalData, the industry analysis specialists that offer comprehensive information on the solar PV power market. The report provides in depth analysis on global renewable power market and global solar PV power market with forecasts up to ...


  • China wind power capacity jumps to record high

    China boosted its installed wind energy capacity last year to a record 19.81 million kilowatts as the world's biggest greenhouse gas emitter tries to switch its power grid to cleaner energy sources. The National Energy Administration said Thursday that wind farms produced 153.4 billion kilowatt hours of electric power in 2014, making up 2.8 ...


    By Associated Press

  • Solar power to the people!

    As technological obstacles to the efficient use of solar energy diminish, economic and political challenges remain to its widespread adoption by the poor. 'The sun occupies centre stage, as it should, being literally the original source of all energy,' said India's prime minister, Manmohan Singh, describing an action plan for India's national strategy on climate change, in June 2008. He ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • inAccess at Solar POWER-GEN

    Following its expansion of operations in US and the establishment of new offices in San Jose, CA, in view of forthcoming installations of inSolar platform, inAccess is exhibiting at Solar POWER-GEN, February 13-15in San Diego, CA.In its second year, Solar POWER-GEN offers a very informative conference and exhibition focused in the ...


    By InAccess

  • Solar power for the united nations

    The United Nations has shown by example how to conserve energy. A European company has installed the largest on-roof solar-power system in Africa atop the headquarters of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in Nairobi . The 515 kWp solar-power system was connected to the grid on during the UN Global Ministerial Environment Forum meeting mow underway. This project has created the first ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Concentrated Solar Power Industry in India to 2025 - Capacity, Generation, Regulations and Company Profiles

    "Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) in India, Market Outlook to 2025 - Capacity, Generation, Regulations and Company Profiles” is the latest report from GlobalData, the industry analysis specialists that offer comprehensive information and understanding of the CSP market in India. The report provides in depth analysis on global renewable power market and global CSP market with forecasts up to ...

  • Latest Study: US Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Power Market to 2020 - Capacity, Assets and Market Share

    By 2020, the global cumulative installed capacity is expected to reach 271, 442 MW as the sector is anticipated to receive government support in he coming years. This is the key takeaway provided by the alternative energy report -"US Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Power Market to 2020 Capacity, Assets and Market Share"from GlobalData. This report highlights the country's solar PV installed capacity ...


  • Canadian Solar Announces New Powerful Solar Cell

    Canadian Solar Inc. (the "Company", "we" or "Canadian Solar") (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world's largest solar companies, today announced its new ELPS solar cell technology boasting up to 19.5 percent cell efficiency for the monocrystalline and up to 18 percent for polycrystalline cells.Canadian Solar, one of the world's leading solar companies, will introduce its new powerful ELPS solar cell ...


    By Canadian Solar Inc. (CSI)

  • Marekt Overview: Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) in Australia, Market Outlook to 2025 Capacity, Generation, Regulations and Company Profiles

    Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) in Australia, Market Outlook to 2025 Capacity, Generation, Regulations and Company Profiles is the latest report from GlobalData, the industry analysis specialists that offer comprehensive information and understanding of the CSP market in Australia. The report provides in depth analysis on global renewable power market and global CSP market with forecasts up to ...


  • SwissINSO Expands Capacity for Producing Its 100% Solar-Powered Water Purification Units

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland - SwissINSO Holding Inc. (OTCCBB.SWHN) is pleased to announce a major expansion in production capacity for its Krystall (TM) solar-powered water purification / desalination units. The new plant in Denges is now close to SwissINSO's headquarters at the prestigious R&D Science Park at EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Federale ...


    By SwissINSO

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