Africa’s Solar Future

published: 2011-12-13 16:08
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

Post-Solyndra: U.S. Politicians Vilify Solar Energy Subsidies

published: 2011-12-08 10:07
According to the Union for Concerned Scientists, “All the energy stored in Earth's reserves of coal, oil, and natural gas is matched by the energy from just 20 days of sunshine.” Solar provides less then one percent of global ener...  more

Latin America’s Solar Market

published: 2011-12-07 9:46
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
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 reconstr...  more

Global Renewable Energy Investment: Two Reports

published: 2011-12-05 10:13
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
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