PVinsights: Solar price downtrend sees no sign of alleviation

Solar panel prices continue the downtrend this week, due to sluggish global demand. In China, solar panel prices are facing the obvious price reduction, since solar demand is weakening. Moreover, the traditional rush installation in Japan and India are heading the end in March, so major solar panel buyers are now reducing their procurement sharply. The slow demand pressurizes the solar panel prices in these regions. Moreover, with more trade-friendly capacities available, Chinese module makers now can strengthen their market share in the U.S and the EU by offering more competitive prices.

Another win for renewable energy in California

The Imperial Irrigation District Board of Directors approved a lease agreement with Controlled Thermal Resources today that will allow for the development of a new centralized geothermal power plant in the Salton Sea Known Geothermal Resource Area located in Southern California.

Bourne Energy Develops Clean Energy Technology That Closes the Gap with Fossil Fuels

Bourne Energy Develops Continuous High Power Zero-Carbon Generator That Will Speed The Global Transition to Renewable Energy

Bipartisan Massachusetts Lawmakers Show Great Leadership In Pressing Pro-Solar Legislation

Following is a statement from Sean Gallagher, vice president of state affairs for the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), applauding 100 members of the Massachusetts House of Representatives for writing House leadership in support of legislation to assure strong net energy metering policies:

Strathcona completes 500 kW PV system on Newmarket Magna Centre

Ontario solar manufacturer Strathcona Energy International provides high-efficiency modules for FiT project, installed by sister company Strathcona Solar

Geothermal energy as useful tool for de-carbonising Europe's heating sector

The role of geothermal energy in district heating - while continuously underestimated - could play a tremendously important role for the energy security and an efficient and affordable heating future of Europe.

Report on Offshore Wind in Massachusetts Confirms Outlook for Market Driving Low Cost at Larger Scale to Power State's Clean Energy Future

Study finds State's commitment to offshore wind would enable markets and technology to generate a more than 50% drop in cost - and below or at-market energy prices for ratepayers - in next decade

Internet of Things Will Place Greater Pressure on Companies to Modernise

Companies failing to upgrade ageing IT systems will struggle to survive as the Internet of Things momentum gathers pace

MIT develops nontoxic way of generating portable power

Battery substitutes produce current by burning fuel-coated carbon nanotubes like a fuse.

Tesla Motors returns to CWIEME in 2016

After a packed seminar at CWIEME Chicago in October last year, Dr. Konstantinos Laskaris, principal motor designer at Tesla Motors, will be joining other leaders in the design and manufacture of electric motors and transformers this May in the 2016 CWIEME Berlin seminar programme.

Energy Department Announces Denver as Next Location for Solar Decathlon Competition in 2017

Dr. Orr revealed that Denver won the bid to host this biennial event, in which student teams compete to design, build, and operate cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive solar-powered houses.

President Obama and Prime Minister Trudeau Announce Environment and Climate-Change Strategy

Agreement Lays Out Plan To Drastically Cut Greenhouse Gases and Grow Clean Energy, Protect the Arctic, and Address Methane Pollution

First Solar Reaches 5GW of O&M Assets

Intends to grow market share in EMEA region

Energy Management Volatility around the corner

The convergence of many different factors in the energy markets has created a somewhat perfect storm for locking in low rates for gas and electricity end users.

PVinsights: Sign of bear market rally on solar components

The prices of both multi-crystalline and mono-crystalline modules decline sequentially this week, while some regional module price drop is partially offset by the USD weakening. At this moment, major markets are entering traditional slow season, including China, India, and Japan. Although some Chinese solar players are still expecting the demand improvement in 2Q16, the current weakening demand forced solar panel price more clearly. Moreover, since solar demand in Japan and in India is also heading slow, this escalates the price pressure on solar panel.

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