Solar photovoltaic (PV) energy reaches historic mark of 300 MW in distributed micro generation and mini generation in Brazil

According to ABSOLAR, the country currently has 32,033 solar photovoltaic systems connected to the grid, representing more than R$ 2.2 billion in accumulated investments Brazil has just reached the historic mark of 300 MW of solar photovoltaic installed capacity in distributed generation of in residences, commercial buildings, industries, rural activities and public buildings. Continue reading

Asolmex illuminates Communities in the Tarahumara

In order to improve the quality of life on hundreds of Tarahumara families, the Mexican Association of Solar Energy (Asolmex) and the Fundación del Empresariado Chihuahuense (FECHAC), started the Ilumínate Program in communities of Guachochi, in the Sierra Tarahumara. Continue reading

The International Desalination Association: Committed to Advancing the Use of Renewables in Desalination

Increasingly, the world is embracing desalination and water reuse to address its growing water challenges. Desalination is now practiced in 150 countries, and over 300 million people rely on desalinated water for some or all of their daily needs. Today, the cumulative installed desalination capacity exceeds 92.5 million cubic meters per day, with more than 19,000 desalination plants globally. Continue reading

Standing Tall in the Global Market

Jeff Juger, Director of Business Development, JinkoSolar The global solar industry has often hinged on policy. Sometimes it helps push the industry forward; sometimes it slows it down. In all situations, companies must continue to evolve in order to grow and sustain their future. JinkoSolar hit a couple key milestones in 2017. The company shipped more modules globally than any other brand for the second year in a row, and this year surpassed $4 billion in revenue—all this while remaining profitable. 2018 beckons for more, as JinkoSolar estimates 11.5 to 12.0 gigawatts of global shipments. These achievements can be attributed to financial discipline, ironclad commitment to regional markets, and technology leadership. Continue reading

Enel Green Power Mexico inaugurates Villanueva, largest solar PV plant in the Americas

The PV facility, located in the Mexican state of Coahuila, will be able to produce over 1,700 GWh per year once fully operational. Villanueva is the Group’s largest PV plant worldwide and the first energy project to start operation after the entry into effect of Mexico’s energy reform. Continue reading

Global Associations Workshop

This year, SolarPower Europe, BSW, and the Global Solar Council are co-hosting the “Global Associations Workshop” with the support of Intersolar, which will take place on Thursday, June 21st from 16:00 to 18:00. The objective of the workshop will be to bring together solar industry associations from across the world and enable an exchange on the latest market and policy information. Click Here to see the concept paper for the workshop. Continue reading

IBC SOLAR has delivered all components for Sweden’s largest PV rooftop installation

IBC SOLAR has delivered all components for Sweden’s largest PV rooftop installationSwedish online pharmacy opts for PV technology from Germany Bad Staffelstein / Germany, April 11, 2018 – IBC SOLAR AG, a global leader in photovoltaic (PV) systems and energy storage, has delivered all components for Sweden’s largest PV rooftop installation. The plant has been designed and mounted by Solkompaniet, Sweden’s leading PV installer. More than 5,500 polycristalline modules of the brand GCL produce energy for a new logistics center of the online pharmacy Apotea. Continue reading

The most comprehensive solar global market report is back for 2018... and you can be in it!

Have your brand or product displayed in SolarPower Europe's annual award-winning Global Market Outlook for Solar Power, the most authoritative market report for the global solar power sector. With comprehensive historical market data, five-year forecasts for the main global markets, as well as an analysis of the role that solar is playing in the European energy system, the Global Market Outlook for Solar Power is an essential tool for the global solar sector and energy stakeholders alike. As an internationally respected report, the Global Market Outlook offers some of the most in-depth and comprehensive analytical information on solar to date. On top of winning Best Provision of Industry Information and Intelligence at the 2018 European Association awards, the 2017 report received incredible international success: Continue reading

Solar and Distributed Energy are Modernizing the U.S. Electric Grid

Built during the last century, the United States electric grid was primarily designed to transport electricity from large central station power plants to end-use customers. But with rapid growth of distributed energy resources (DER) resulting from falling costs and technological advances, customers are increasingly taking charge of their own energy. These resources offer the promise of a more innovative, economic, and cleaner electric grid. DER, such as solar power, will play an important role providing power and grid services where they are needed most. To reach this goal, however, distribution grid planning must evolve to allow more transparency into system needs, enable more robust data exchange between utilities and DER providers, and include DER as a standard component of utility load forecasts. Continue reading

Solar Electricity: Contributing to Grid Stability

Dr. Mahesh Morjaria, Vice President PV Systems at First Solar Governments, utility companies and private enterprises around the world have rapidly been embracing solar energy and for good reason: Solar energy is not only clean and renewable; it has already become the cheapest source of energy in some countries. Continue reading