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AND WOW, there are certainly plenty of new markets for the renewable energy industry – and they are finally coming out into the light. Deployment of renewables is an “idea whose time has come”. These are the words of Adnan Amin, director general of the International Renewable ...
Posted 09 April 2013 by Gail Rajgor
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So cumulative solar PV power installations worldwide shot past the 100GW mark in 2012, the European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA) announced this month. In fact, the figure by end 2012 was just over 101GW. A major milestone indeed.  While the global industry still grapples with some ...
Posted 20 February 2013 by Gail Rajgor
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By Sneha Shah. The vicious downturn of the global solar industry has seen innumerable bankruptcies and thousands of job losses. Companies which used to rule the roost in the solar industry like Q-Cells, Evergreen Solar, and Energy Conversion Devices no longer exist today. The most promising o ...
Posted 04 December 2012 by David Hopwood
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The solar power market in South Africa has ramped up a gear, with a stream of project news emanating from the country in recent days. Covering project financial close, contract awards and construction starts, the news covers both solar PV and concentrated solar power (CSP). Why this news flurry? W ...
Posted 15 November 2012 by Gail Rajgor
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By Mathias Aarre Maehlum, EnergyInformative.org Electrical power is probably the most important factor for development and growth. According to International Energy Agency (IEA), there are almost 1.5 billion people in the world that lack access to electricity. The IEA has stated that half of those ...
Posted 12 November 2012 by Gail Rajgor
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Amid optimistic announcements for gigawatts of CSP installations over the next few years, stage whispers of the barriers this industry continues to face continue. At CSP Today’s Project Development conference held in Denver on October 25 and 26, Stephen Mullennix, Partner at U.S. Renewables Gr ...
Posted 01 November 2010 by Paula Mints
tags: csp , solar , pv , permitting
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So much happening in California, much of it crucial to the forward progress of solar in the biggest market in the USA. First, unemployment remains high, the budget remains in limbo with outgoing governor Schwarzenegger willing to let the situation pass on through to the next administration, while i ...
Posted 31 August 2010 by Paula Mints
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Caught ya – this is really an article about branding. You know,  that marketing function that turns needs into wants and functions into attributes – or, scares the heck out of you and then turns around and offers you a safe place to land while it makes you love being scared. The fu ...
Posted 20 August 2010 by Paula Mints
tags: solar , panel , pv , energy , power , renewable
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First came the announcement, then came optimism, then came the announcements, then came the reality checks and finally, the changes to Ontario’s wildly anticipated feed-in tariff; not to kill it off, but to control it and, hopefully, help develop a sustainable market. Historically, Canada has ...
Posted 11 August 2010 by Paula Mints
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There is a wave of new business professionals in the solar industry – and not all of them speak solar. Every industry has its own language along with a host of acronyms to go along with it. The specific language of business can actually obliterate understanding, but, there is no getting aroun ...
Posted 27 July 2010 by Paula Mints
tags: Solar , PV
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