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


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


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

Solar Serves the Next Generation in Uganda

Pine River, Minnesota – March 7, 2019, – The Rural Renewable Energy Alliance (RREAL) is partnering with African Children Today (ACT) to install a solar microgrid for the ACT Junior Academy in Rakai, Uganda. Continue reading

Solar optimism sweeps Europe

SolarPower Summit opened in Brussels announcing another year of growth for the global solar sector in 2018 to 104 GW; and huge solar optimism in EU. Continue reading

A productive collaboration begins with a dominant goal: to became Crete zero-emission island in 2030

Greening the Islands Observatory & Crete Region will involve Crete population in a new green growth strategy.  Heraklion, Crete, 05 March 2019 - Crete, one of Greece’s top holiday destinations and battered by flooding last week, has identified key actions become a zero-emissions island by 2030 by boosting use of renewable energy and electric cars, optimising its water resources and recycling waste as a way to protect its local environment and make the island more resilient to climate change. Continue reading