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IEA Solar Report Provides Wealth of Information (14 Charts)

The newest edition of the Photovoltaic Power Systems Programme report was recently released by the IEA — detailing a huge quantity of different aspects of the global solar PV market as well as country- and region-specific solar PV markets. This 19th edition of the report provides a number of highly interesting/useful graphs, some of which are posted below. Providing […]

October 16th

Solar Panel Prices Falling Fast Around The World (Number Fun)

We’re in the midst of a massive cleantech revolution. Solar power is beginning to disrupt the hell out of the power industry. Electric vehicles are on the verge of putting gasmobiles to sleep. Wind power is already one of the cheapest options for new electricity generation in the world — if not the cheapest. The movement is exciting to watch. And, […]

August 11th

United Spanish Front Reports Spain To European Parliament

Spain, in the midst of a less than ideal economic situation, recently made some retroactive cuts to its solar energy incentives. Not cool, dude… not cool. That messes with investor confidence, citizen confidence, and also the country’s ability to combat global warming (not to mention its ability to recover from the economic situation it’s in). […]

June 14th

EU Votes Against Provisional Duties On Chinese Solar Imports (18–4–5)

Rather than take the course the United States took, EU member states have overwhelmingly voted against imposing provisional anti-dumping duties on solar imports from China. The vote was 18 opposed, 4 in favor, and 5 abstaining. A proposed 47% average anti-dumping duty could still be implemented (this vote just concerned provisional duties). But that is […]

May 29th

e-Highway2050 — Electricity Highways For Europe

One of the wonderful benefits of solar and wind power is that the sun is always shining somewhere and the wind is always blowing somewhere. If you’re got a broad and responsive enough grid, you can avoid fluctuations in sunshine and blowing wind in some locations — providing constant clean energy. Of course, you need […]

April 23rd

Construction Starts On Solar-Powered Stadium In France

A new, completely solar-powered stadium has just broke ground in Bordeaux, France. The stadium is set for completion in 2015. It will be named the Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux and designed by Swiss design firm Herzog & de Meuron. The solar-powered stadium has been in concept for many years, first unveiled to the public in […]

April 20th