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Global Solar PV Demand Grows For 10th Straight Year, 2017 Will Be Bigger

Originally published on CleanTechnica by Adam Johnston Firm growth from China will help boost overall global PV demand for the 10th consecutive year, according to a recent report from IHS. IHS Technology Senior Analyst Josefin Berg said Chinese feed-in tariff (FIT) cuts from last September have created higher-than-projected 4th quarter growth. Berg notes global capacity additions reaching 77 […]

February 12th

3 Ways Donald Trump’s Climate Approach Is A US Economic Disaster

Originally published on CleanTechnica by Zachary Shahan To be fair, we don’t yet know what Donald Trump’s precise climate approach will be, but it seems all but guaranteed that he will slow and obstruct climate action and will do a “great deal” to increase pollution and CO2 emissions from the out-of-date oil, coal, and gas industries. This is idiotic not […]

February 12th

US Solar Presence Could Double For Kyocera

Kyocera wants to expand its sales in the United States, and sees opportunities in the residential solar and energy storage markets. Sales for the company fell recently in Japan, forcing the company to look at expanding into the United States. “There is growing need for energy storage in the US residential market,” said Kyocera president Goro […]

November 9th

300 MW Of Japanese Solar Bonds May Be Offered By Barclays

About 300 MW of Japanese solar power projects may be supported by the British banking and investment group Barclays, in the form of solar bonds. $418 million or JPY 50 billion is the monetary value associated with the projects, should Barclays go ahead. The reason it may want to proceed is to offer an alternative investment option for its clients. Renewable […]

October 27th

SunPower X Series Solar Panels Coming To Japan

One of the top solar energy technology companies in the world, SunPower Corporation, will begin offering its X-Series Solar Panels in the Japanese market starting sometime in the early part of 2016, according to a recent press release. The announcement — which was made originally at PV Japan 2015 — means that the well regarded […]

August 9th

Kyocera Backing Floating Solar In Japan

Operation has reportedly commenced for the world’s largest floating mega solar power plant, located in Japan and developed by Kyocera. Reported on the Nikkei Business Publications website Solar Power Plant Business, The Hyogo Kasai City Sakasamaike Floating Mega Solar Power Plant began the sale of electricity to Kansai Electric Power Company (KEPCO) on June 11. The project, […]

July 28th

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