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Solar Power Plant in Okinawa, Japan

Japanese Solar Poised for Growth But Government’s Long-Term Decarbonization Strategy Falls Short of Expectations

Japan’s long-term decarbonization strategy falls short on several counts, including setting solar and renewable energy goals and phasing out use of fossil fuels, according...
Terawatt-Scale Solar PV Power Plants: 20-Fold Increase by 2030

Scientists Envision 20-Fold Increase in Solar PV Power by 2030

Five-hundred gigawatts (GW) of solar power capacity had been installed globally as of year-end 2018 and another 500 GW is expected to be installed...
Solar Thermal and Related Technologies Used in Industrial Processes for Decarbonization

Can Solar Bring the Heat Big Industry Needs to Decarbonize?

There’s a pressing need to develop and make use of low-, preferably zero-carbon fuels to power industry in order to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG)...
Rooftop Solar Panels Deployed in Angeles National Forest, Arcadia, United States

How Many L.A. Rooftop Solar Panels to Replace a Natural Gas Power Plant?

The market-leading residential solar energy systems installer in the U.S., California-based Sunrun has a bold plan to replace one of three Los Angeles (L.A.)...
American Businesses Are Realizing the Benefits of Investing in Sustainable Energy

Sustainable Energy Is More Cost-Efficient Than You Think: Three Ways That Renewable Energy Is...

With all the attention given to wind, solar and other forms of clean power, you’d be forgiven for assuming sustainable energy use is more...
BedZED Ecovillage in England

Solar Energy Production in Great Britain Hits Record-High; Plateau Seen Ahead

Solar energy generation reached a Q1 record-high in Great Britain (GB) in 2019’s first quarter (Q1’19). Solar energy systems produced 2.7 terawatt-hours (TWh) of...
Solarpark Neukirchen I by Windwärts Energie GmbH

The Sun Shines on Europe

2018 was a banner year for solar power in Europe. As in the United States, solar is the fastest growing segment of the energy...
Solar PV Modules Installed on the Walnut Place, Boulder

The Solar Shift: PV Power Side-Tracks the Feds

Under the Trump Administration, policy initiatives and financial supports that propelled the solar industry forward have been under attack, but for the most part,...
The Geopolitics of the Energy Transformation

Solar, Renewables, Energy Transformation Reshaping the Geopolitical Landscape

Solar energy investments and usage have grown fast and spread worldwide in recent decades, so much so that they’re influencing and reshaping the geopolitics...
Primary School Children in Kenya Holding Solar Lights

December Caps a Bright, Busy Year for Off-Grid Solar in Sub-Saharan Africa

Smart, off-grid solar energy power generation and distribution continues to gain traction across Sub-Saharan Africa, attracting interest from national and multilateral development agencies, international...
Relationships Between Solar PV Technical Risks and Bankability

A Lender’s Perspective on Solar PV Technical Risks and Bankability

For a solar PV lender, the core challenge in ensuring the profitability of a PV investment lies in making correct assumptions at the planning...
Solar PV Quality Conerns in Africa

Solar PV Quality Concerns in Africa

The need for a strong quality control, assurance and standards regime across the PV value chain in Africa is getting more critical. The associated...

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