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Connecting the right players on the verge of a solar (r)evolution

In the coming years, solar will become cost-competitive with conventional technologies and reach the mythical market parity. This will open the doors for a solar (r)evolution. What will be the new business models? In Europe, several pioneering markets – that

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EurObserv’ER: PV covers 7% of demand in Italy and Germany

EurObserv’ER has released its photovoltaic barometer. With nearly 100 GW of new installed capacity, the world wide solar photovoltaic market has once more set a new record. Half of this on-grid capacity (52.9 GW) was realized in China, followed by

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Interview with Solar Ventures’ Michele Appendino

In light of our upcoming ‘Solar Market Parity Europe’ conference, Solarplaza interviewed Michele Appendino, the Chairman and CEO of Solar Ventures, an Italy-based, but internationally operating, independent power producer. They developed, built and operated a large portfolio of solar assets

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Jordan’s Za’atari camp goes green with new solar plant

The largest solar plant ever built in a refugee camp went live, providing clean and much-needed additional power to 80,000 Syrian refugees living in Jordan’s Za’atari camp. The plant will reduce annual carbon dioxide emissions from the camp by 13,000

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A powerful mix of solar and batteries is beating natural gas

Natural gas is getting edged out of power markets across the U.S. by two energy sources that, together, are proving to be an unbeatable mix: solar and batteries. In just the latest example, First Solar Inc. won a power contract

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New 30% U.S. tax on solar cells threatens jobs

After U.S. President Trump chose to impose a 30 percent tariff on imported solar cells and panels, Abigail Ross Hopper, President and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) issued a statement saying that “while tariffs in this case

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The history of solar energy, going back to 4,000 b.C.

Harvesting the power of the sun has been a human endeavor since the beginning of civilization. After all, the sun puts out 3.8 x 1026 watts of power, and NASA scientists estimate that even capturing 0.0001% of what hits the

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Balearics launch pioneering plan to phase out emissions

The Balearic islands’ government has launched a pioneering plan to phase out greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, potentially setting itself on a collision course with the Spanish government. Under the green manifesto, new diesel cars will be taken off the

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Ten trends that will shape the global solar market in 2018

It’s going to be a big year for solar around the world. The global solar market grew by 26 percent last year, with 99 gigawatts of grid-connected PV capacity installed. According to GTM Research’s new Global Solar Data Hub, 2018

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The Navajo Nation first solar farm is a great success

The Navajo Tribal Utility Authority (NTUA) and its subsidiary NTUA Generation, Inc., signed an agreement that will expand the Kayenta Solar generation facility located just outside Kayenta, Ariz. The second solar farm will be called Kayenta II. The second solar

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