Check out the updated numbers of the Brazilian photovoltaic solar sector

Check out the updated numbers of the Brazilian photovoltaic solar sector in a simple and intuitive way, the ABSOLAR infographic gathers the main indicators of the Brazilian photovoltaic solar sector. Continue reading

The Rivierenland Water Board and IBC SOLAR realize solar park with 7,200 solar panels

Arnhem, May 10, 2019 – IBC SOLAR, a global leader in photovoltaic (PV) systems and energy storage, has provided the Dutch regional water authority Rivierenland with a solar park consisting of 7,200 solar panels in three months. Dutch water boards aretaking more and more measures to cope with the effects of climate change and, for that reason, they are also implementing a sustainable energy policy. With this 2.2 MWp installation at the Arnhem sewage treatment plant, the Rivierenland Water Board is also taking an important step towards its sustainable ambitions. As a supplier for the solar park, IBC SOLAR ensures the qualitative supply of sustainable electricity, from which the local sewage treatment plant can now draw its energy. Continue reading

RREAL a Winner in a National Competition to Expand Solar Access

The Rural Renewable Energy Alliance was named a winner of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar in Your Community Challenge.   May 17, 2019 [Backus, MN] – The Rural Renewable Energy Alliance (RREAL) announced that it won Runner Up for the Best Low- and Moderate-Income (LMI) Projects in the Solar in Your Community Challenge, a $5 million prize competition from the U.S. Department of Energy that aims to expand solar electricity access. After nearly 20 years of delivering solar energy to low-income families, RREAL and its partner communities won national recognition for their innovative Community Solar for Community Action (CS4CA) model that is empowering low-income communities and ensuring solar energy is accessible to all. Competing against more than 170 teams from 43 states and territories, this Minnesota based organization received the honor of runner up. Continue reading

IDA’s 2019 World Congress: Forging New Crossroads to Sustainability

For the past forty years, the International Desalination Association’s World Congress has specialized in showcasing cutting-edge technical papers on water treatment solutions. But this year, the Congress is exploring new pathways.   IDA’s World Congress is widely recognized as the premier event on advanced water treatment solutions, specifically desalination and water reuse. One of the industry’s signature events, the World Congress began in 1985 in Bermuda. Since then, the Congress has taken place consistently every other year, allowing IDA to enact its mission of connecting people and ideas to water solutions. Continue reading

ASOLMEX AND ACESOL SIGN COLLABORATION AGREEMENT

The objective is to set joint actions that encourage the development of photovoltaic solar energy in Mexico and Chile.   Santiago de Chile, Chile, April 24th 2019. The Mexican Solar Energy Association (Asolmex, due to its acronym in Spanish) and the Chilean Solar Energy Association (Acesol, due to its acronym in Spanish) signed a collaboration agreement for supporting and encouraging the development of solar energy in both countries. Continue reading

UNEF celebrates the opening of new era for self-consumption in Spain

At the beginning of April, the Spanish Government passed a decree that defines a simpler and stable framework for the development of self-consumption, opening up a completely new scenario for the PV industry. UNEF’s view is really positive, as it considers this new regulation as an important step to stabilize the situation and give regulatory certainty after many years of tax and administrative hurdles. Continue reading

SUN RISES ON SOUTH AFRICA’S ENERGY CRISIS

South Africa’s national power utility Eskom grapple to meet South Africa’s energy demand has sped up the need to explore alternative energy sources. However, making sure that the lights stay on is just one of the reasons why renewables are the answer to South Africa immediate and long-term energy supplies. Decreasing the carbon footprint, decentralising power supply to create more economic opportunities and, over time, dramatically reducing the cost of electricity, all present a compelling case for a significant increase in renewable energy supply to optimise the country’s energy mix.  Continue reading

Brazil’s distributed generation reform to respect existing users

The distributed generation arrangements of tens of thousands of Brazilians will be respected by a reform poised to see the light later this year, power market regulator ANEEL has confirmed. Continue reading

SolarPower Europe launches supply side industrial policy for solar in Europe

At the SolarPower Summit, which took place on 6-7 March in Brussels, SolarPower Europe called for the adoption of an ambitious supply side industrial strategy to increase solar jobs to 300,000 by 2030 and to guarantee that 20% of Europe’s electricity demand is powered by solar by 2030. Continue reading

SolarPower Europe signs cooperation agreement with National Solar Energy Federation of India

Brussels, 7 March 2019 -  SolarPower Europe and the National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen cooperation and explore new business opportunities for solar companies in the European and Indian solar market.  Continue reading