EnergyTrend’s Keywords of the Year: Anti-Dumping and Countervailing, Capacity Expansion, and Emerging Markets – 2014 Review 4/4

Recently, global solar PV market has been growing with an annual rate of 16~20%, and the trend is expected to continue until 2018. In 2014, the supply and demand situations have changed due to international trade disputes and new energy policies issued in many countries. Thr.. more

Policy and Market Shift Lead to Changes in PV Development – 2014 Review 3/4

Energy development, including solar PV, is closely linked to energy policies and international trades. Through the interactions among trading partners and policy transition, future solar trend can be forecasted as follow: manufacturers have to go global in a faster-pace; dist.. more

Advances in PV Technology – 2014 Review 2/4

Achievements of energy technology represent how advanced the industry is. In terms of solar energy, improvements in high efficiency solar technologies, such as PERC and N-Type solar cells, are the highlights of this year. Colored and transparent solar cells which can be .. more

The Changing Green Energy Industry – 2014 Review 1/4

Led by solar industry, the green energy industry has faced unprecedented policy storms in 2014. Different from bankruptcies caused by the financial crisis in 2008, the policy storms changed many countries’ and companies’ development strategies. At the same time, en.. more

End of CSP? Ivanpah Solar Plant Generated Less Energy Than Anticipated

Invested and co-owned by Google, NRG Energy and BrightSource, Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System was once recognized as a landmark of concentrated solar power (CSP) projects. However, it not only scorches birds, but also fails t.. more

Mega Cities of the Future Require Local Electricity Production – Solar "Roof energy" Is the Answer

Author: Sven Lindström, CEO, Midsummer Seven billion people will live and work in urban areas by 2050 and the demand for energy for all these people will be huge. Local production of energy will be needed with building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) key to mak.. more

Electric Vehicle, the Mini Solar Power Plant in Your Home

Solar PV power is getting more effective with lower cost, and this trend has made it a popular option for home owners who are interested in raising greener lifestyles. A report in TIME explains residential PV systems’ best partner &nda.. more