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Frost & Sullivan forecasts solar PV technology to account for 33.4 percent of total renewable energy capacity additions over the 2012–2025 period. Image: Sarnia PV plant. Courtesy: First Solar Inc.

Frost & Sullivan: Solar PV expected to account for the highest percentage of total capacity additions

2015-01-28

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan (Mountain View, California, U.S.) forecasts the global installed capacity of renewable energy to more than double from 1,566 gigawatts (GW) in 2012 to reach 3,203 GW in 2025 at an average annual growth rate of 5.7 percent. According to Frost & Sullivan’s “Annual Renewable Energy Outlook 2014”, solar photovoltaic (PV) technology is expected to account for 33.4 percent of total renewable energy capacity additions over the 2012–2025 period. Read more...

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Frost & Sullivan forecasts solar PV technology to account for 33.4 percent of total renewable energy capacity additions over the 2012–2025 period. Image: Sarnia PV plant. Courtesy: First Solar Inc.

Frost & Sullivan: Solar PV expected to account for the highest percentage of total capacity additions

2015-01-28

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan (Mountain View, California, U.S.) forecasts the global installed capacity of renewable energy to more than double from 1,566 gigawatts (GW) in 2012 to reach 3,203 GW in 2025 at an average annual growth rate of 5.7 percent. According to Frost & Sullivan’s “Annual Renewable Energy Outlook 2014”, solar photovoltaic (PV) technology is expected to account for 33.4 percent of total renewable energy capacity additions over the 2012–2025 period. Read more...

A version of the latest ITRPV PV technology roadmap is available at www.itrpv.net

New Edition of the International Technology Roadmap for PV to be released in China and during Intersolar Europe

2015-01-28

The next edition of the SEMI International Technology Roadmap for PV (ITRPV) will be presented and released on April 29th, 2015 in Shanghai, China, followed by a presentation on June 11th, 2015 during Intersolar Europe in Munich, Germany. With solar photovoltaic (PV) installations increasing rapidly around the globe, the importance of technology in the production of wafers, cells and modules is critically important, SEMI emphasizes. While the pressure on margins will remain, PV equipment and material suppliers play an important role in PV advancements. Read more...

The next steps in the development will be to add Natcore's black silicon antireflection control technology to the front of the cell

Natcore Technology makes first back-contact solar cell using laser processing to be manufactured at much lower cost than conventional cells

2015-01-28

Three months ago, Natcore Technology (Red Bank, N.J., US) announced that its scientists had created an all-low-temperature, laser-processed solar cell. Now Natcore's scientists have taken a giant step further, with an advance that promises not only to slash production costs, but also add significantly greater power output to commercial solar cells, the company announces. Read more...

Sol Systems is now deploying over USD 100 million in capital to finance over 100 MW of commercial-scale and small utility PV projects

Sol Systems takes aim at commercial-scale PV projects, will deploy USD 200+ million in 2015

2015-01-28

Sol Systems Sol Systems LLC (Washington D.C., US) on January 27th, 2015 announced its plan to deploy over USD 200 million into the solar asset class, to finance at least 150 MW of photovoltaic (PV) projects. The year has started with a bang for the firm, which is now deploying over USD 100 million in capital to finance over 100 MW of commercial-scale and small utility projects in the 200 kW to 5 MW range, Sol Systems announced. Read more...

The RS1PV clamp has already received TÜV and MCS certification and will be presented to the public for the first time at Ecobuild in London

Renusol presents new universal clamp for PV mounting systems

2015-01-28

At this year’s Ecobuild trade show, mounting systems manufacturer Renusol is set to present the world’s first universal clamp for mounting photovoltaic (PV) panels which can be used as either mid or end clamp. In order to switch between the mid and end clamp function, the clamp head is simply turned by 90 degrees, the producer emphasizes. Read more...

President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Naredra Modi during a State Dinner in New Delhi, India, January 25th, 2015. President Obama provided an additional investment commitment of USD 2 billion for renewable energy in India Picture: Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

U.S. Trade and Development Agency commits USD 2 billion for the Indian renewable energy sector

2015-01-27

In a US-India joint statement released on January 26th, 2015, the US reiterated its intent to support India's proposed targets on clean energy and climate change, Bridge to India (New Delhi, India) reports. On clean energy finance, US President Barack Obama provided an additional investment commitment of USD 2 billion for renewable energy in India by the US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA). Read more...

SunEdison has recently signed agreements to develop 10 gigawatts of PV capacity in India within the next 5 years

SunEdison CEO joins President Obama, Prime Minister Modi at New Delhi climate talks to discuss how solar helps US-India Trade

2015-01-27

SunEdison, Inc. (Belmont., Calif., US) on January 27th, 2015 announced that Ahmad Chatila, Chief Executive Officer of SunEdison joined President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India in New Delhi, India, to discuss the ways that renewable energy can drive US-India trade, provide American jobs, and curb India's greenhouse gas emissions. "It's a great honor to be invited to meet with President Obama and Prime Minister Modi to discuss how renewable energy can benefit the people of both India and America," stated Ahmad Chatila, Chief Executive Officer of SunEdison. Read more...

Abengoa reference PV plant. Atacama 1 PV plant with an installed capacity of 100 MW will consist of 392,000 PV panels

Abengoa celebrates start of construction for Atacama 1: 210 MW PV and CSP plant will become the largest solar complex in Latin America

2015-01-27

Abengoa (Madrid, Spain) on January 26th, 2015 celebrated the start of the construction of a photovoltaic (PV) plant that will be part of the Atacama 1 solar complex, located in the north of Chile (Comuna de María Elena, Segunda Región). The PV project is based in the Atacama Desert, the region with the highest level of solar radiation in the world. Atacama 1 will feature a photovoltaic plant with a capacity of 100 MW and the first solar thermal plant (CSP) in Latin America, with 110 MW of installed capacity and 17.5 hours of thermal storage. Read more...

While there are plans for some large hydropower development in Cameroon, the implementation of solar PV will deliver power on much shorter timelines

PV in Africa: SEFA to support a 72 MW solar photovoltaic plant in Cameroon

2015-01-27

The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) approved at the end of 2014 a USD 777,000 preparation grant for JCM Greenquest Solar Corporation to support the development of a 72 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant as the first renewable energy Independent Power Producer (IPP) in Cameroon. The SEFA grant will finance environmental and social impact assessments and the cost related to the technical, legal and financial advisory services. Read more...

FPL has identified three uniquely advantaged sites for large-scale solar PV projects equivalent to roughly 45,000 typical residential rooftop systems

FPL announces plans to install more than 1 million solar panels at three additional PV plants in Florida

2015-01-27

Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) on January 26th, 2015 announced details about plans to build substantially more solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity as part of its ongoing strategy of advancing clean energy while keeping electricity affordable for customers. Before the end of 2016, FPL intends to build three new solar PV power plants that are being designed to cost-effectively complement other major system improvements, which include the retirement of some of the company's oldest fossil fuel-burning units. Read more...

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