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REthinking Energy provides insights on the innovations, policy and finance driving further investment in sustainable energy system

New IRENA report details how renewables can decarbonise the energy sector and improve the lives of billions


Falling costs, driven by innovation in technology and policy, is spurring renewable energy deployment and with it a myriad of socioeconomic benefits, according to the new comprehensive publication released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). “REthinking Energy,” now in its third edition, was released on January 15th, 2017 at IRENA’s seventh Assembly, the Agency’s ultimate decision-making authority. Read more...

Solar corporate funding 2010–2016

Mercom Capital: Total corporate funding in solar sector dropped by 64 percent in 2016


Mercom Capital Group, LLC (Austin, Texas, U.S.) on January 10th, 2017 released its report on funding and merger and acquisition (M&A) activity for the solar sector in 2016. Total global corporate funding in the solar sector, including venture capital/private equity (VC), debt financing, and public market financing, raised by public companies came to USD 9.1 billion, compared to USD 25.3 billion in 2015, a 64 percent drop. Read more...

Utility-scale solar PV plant in India

Bridge to India: India's solar PV market expected to grow by 90% in 2017


According to consultancy services provider Bridge to India (Delhi), India starts the year 2017 with a pipeline of around 14 GW of utility-scale solar PV projects, out of which 7.7 GW is expected to be commissioned in the year (growth of around 90% over 2016). Combined with 1.1 GW of expected rooftop solar capacity, India should add a total of 8.8 GW in 2017, ranking it amongst the top three global markets after China and the USA, Bridge to India expects. Read more...

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