Category Archives: Analysis

Africa’s Solar Future

published: 2011-12-13 16:08 | editor | category: Analysis
When Soitec built a concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) power plant for the 17th annual Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP17) held November 28 to December 9, 2011 in Durban, So...  more

Latin America’s Solar Market

published: 2011-12-07 9:46 | editor | category: Analysis
The countries of Latin America are expected to see tremendous growth for utility-scale solar energy projects andsome of the big global solar industry players are making the region a priority with an influx of fundingdespite the cu...  more

Energy Storage Systems in Japan

published: 2011-12-06 11:23 | editor | category: Analysis
Lessons from Natural Disasters In the wake of the disastrous outcome from the earthquake, northeast Japan’s infrastructure was severely periled, not to mention the long-term nuclear pollution that followed. Aside from the re...  more

Global Renewable Energy Investment: Two Reports

published: 2011-12-05 10:13 | editor | category: Analysis
World investment in new renewable energy capacity and technologies is expected to total $7 trillion over the next 20 years, according to a new report released on November 16, 2011, by Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Meanwhile, renew...  more

Leasing PVs is a Growing Market

published: 2011-11-30 10:07 | editor | category: Analysis
Manufacturers of PV panels have a potentially huge market for residential rooftop systems worldwide, especially in countries like the U.S. which offer rebates and tax incentives on both a state and federal level. But these rooftop...  more