Poland’s solar market ‘set for exceptional growth’

GlobalData suggests this is largely due to reduced VAT rates for micro-solar systems as well as the introduction of a rebate scheme for residential solar systems

Solar energy market ‘set for spectacular growth over next five years’

The International Energy Agency (IEA) predicts the world’s total renewable-based power capacity will grow by 50% between 2019 and 2024

Free solar panel scheme launches to help businesses go off-grid

The energy generated will be supplied to the grid, with the user then able to purchase it back at a discounted fixed-tariff rate

Solar power ‘reaches grid parity in China’

New research suggests subsidy-free solar projects could be built in most cities across China at a cheaper price than energy supplied by the grid

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EDF signs deal to buy 1.8GW of solar panels

The North American branch of the French energy giant has signed a supply deal with Canadian Solar for projects in the US, Canada, and Mexico

Trina Solar delivers modules to Ukraine’s largest photovoltaic site

The site is expected to provide renewable power to around 100,000 households across the country

New smart meters remotely adjust solar generation

E.ON is one of the first companies in Germany to control solar systems using smart meters. The energy supplier has developed a control box that can prevent grid congestion by flexibly controlling how much power the solar panels generate. Control boxes and smart meters can be used to reduce and increase output from a remote […]

Flexible solar panels get ready to roll out

A Swiss solar firm has developed a thin, lightweight and rollable photovoltaic panel. Flisom’s new technology offers a 20 times higher power to weight ratio than standard silicon solar panels and can achieve world record conversion efficiencies of 20.4% in a Copper Indium Gallium Selenide (CIGS) cell. The company, headquartered in Zurich, has spent over a […]

Solar industry should target China and India

The global solar industry should target China and India as the two countries are the most promising high growth solar PV markets. That’s according to a new report, which suggests global policy changes and collapse in prices have brought the industry to a point from which it needs to transform and thrive in a cost-conscious […]

World surpasses 100GW of solar capacity in 2012

Solar power broke the 100GW threshold in 2012, with more than 30GW connected to the electricity grid last year. According to the European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA), the world’s total solar PV electricity capacity was a little more than 101GW at the end of last year, equivalent to energy produced by 16 coal power plants […]