The World Bank will invest heavily in clean energy and only fund coal projects in “circumstances of extreme need” because climate change will undermine efforts to eliminate extreme poverty, says its President Jim Yong Kim. Talking ahead of a U.N. climate summit in Peru next month, Kim said he was alarmed by World Bank-commissioned research […]
Mexican solar energy company Ilioss and its partner Schneider Electric Mexico have signed a contract to supply over 2 MW of solar power for two plants of beverage maker Envasadora Gugar in Oaxaca and Chiapas states. This is the first project of the commercial agreement signed by Ilioss and Schneider Electric in September for promoting […]
Chinese solar products maker JinkoSolar Holding Co Ltd said Monday it will supply 7 MW of modules to solar equipment distributor Almacen Sustentable SA de CV for a photovoltaic (PV) plant in Mexico. The company did not disclose any further details on the project, nor mentioned any financial terms on the deal.
Argentine firms Sienergy SA and Distrocuyo SA are on track to start construction of a 20-MW photovoltaic (PV) park in Mendoza province in early 2015, local daily Los Andes said Monday, quoting project manager Luciano Masnu.
Chinese solar manufacturer ReneSola Ltd. substantially narrowed its net loss in the third quarter of 2014 despite recording a drop in revenue and missing its module shipment guidance. The company notes that a foreign exchange loss of $13.7 million and a delay in shipments due to the anticipation of new lower minimum imported prices in […]
A new network, which will challenge the assumption that renewable energy it is simply a male-dominated industry, was kickstarted yesterday at the south west’s biggest low-carbon event. Entrepreneurial Women in Renewable Energy (EWiRE), an initiative that has been driven by Regen SW events manager Rachel Hayes, was launched at the Annual Renewable Futures conference in […]
Applying a thin film of metallic oxide significantly boosts the performance of solar panel cells–as recently demonstrated by Professor Federico Rosei and his team at the Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications Research Centre at Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS). The researchers have developed a new class of materials comprising elements such as bismuth, iron, chromium, […]
Three necessary steps for the Mexican energy reform to help boost clean power and fight climate change
Numerous countries in Latin America have pledged emission reductions to help fight the global climate crisis. This international leadership is commendable, but how well is it translating into concrete action on the ground? During and after the upcoming Lima COP, governments in the region need to consider how effectively their national policies help achieve their […]
America is building so much solar power that 10% of the country’s energy needs could be generated by the sun in 15 years, says a new study urging the country to keep looking skyward for energy solutions. Today, the country gets less than 1% of its energy from the sun. But the country also tripled […]
Researchers from North Carolina State University and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology have found that temperature-controlled aggregation in a family of new semi-conducting polymers is the key to creating highly efficient organic solar cells that can be mass produced more cheaply. Their findings also open the door to experimentation with different chemical mixtures […]
In a pair of new papers, University of Chicago Booth School of Business Professor John R. Birge, along with Ingmar Ritzenhofen and Professor Stefan Spinler of the WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management (Germany) have quantitatively analyzed the effects of various schemes to support renewable energy generation and, consequently, to reduce carbon emissions and end fossil […]
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In an effort to continue to improve the safety of firefighters and the people they protect, the Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA) and the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs (OAFC) today announced the completion of a new training program for firefighters. The program addresses safety considerations and fire fighting protocols for successfully fighting fires where […]
Mexican energy regulator CRE has approved solar photovoltaic (PV) projects of 1,072 MW that could be installed in the next five years, local daily El Economista reported last Wednesday. Including plants in operation and construction, the country could reach 1,222 MW of PV capacity, increasing the share of this technology to 2% of its current […]
Chilean energy solutions provider Schwager Energy SA completed the sale of 85% in a 20-MW photovoltaic (PV) project to Origis Devco CVBA, linked to Cyprus-based Origis Energy Ltd. Origis Devco paid USD 850 (EUR 684.1) for 85% of Central Solar Desierto I SpA, the firm managing the Chaka PV project, and will provide the necessary […]