South Africa Ranks as the World's Most Attractive Emerging Country for Solar Energy

South Africa scored 66 out of 100 in the IHS Emerging PV Markets Attractiveness Index for the fourth quarter of 2013

ACORE's Renewable Energy in the 50 States: Southeastern Region Report Finds Good Resources, But Shortage of Policy, Production and Power

Three of the Southeastern states provide more than half the region's renewable power

Bloomberg New Energy Finance founder to chair new advisory board, joined by Tanaka, Rogers

Research company will benefit from top-level international energy expertise in setting its agenda.

Energy Efficiency Standardization Roadmap Draft Open for Public Comment until March 15, 2014

Roadmap outlines 116 recommendations to advance energy efficiency in the built environment

New Theory May Lead to More Efficient Solar Cells

UH Collaboration with Université de Montréal Published in Nature Communications

Enel Green Power discuss domination of South African onshore wind with international panel on sustainability

With almost 2,000MW of onshore wind South Africa is under the global spotlight as the industry's most exciting market.

Tower technology to lead CSP industry in Chile

With the latest announcement of Abengoa winning the first international bid in Chile with a tower project, the market trend towards this technology grows. CSP Today has published a complimentary report in which it outlines how tower technology is set to take the lead in Chile.

U.S. utilities set to procure CSP in 2014

The California Public Utilities Commission's recent 1.3GW storage mandate to be fulfilled by the states 3 major utilities by 2020 has led to utilities across the nation putting procurement plans in place to avoid being caught out by a wholesale federal roll out of similar legislation.

Parabolic Trough report tackles lack of cost data for CSP plants

The new Parabolic Trough Report 2014: Cost, Performance and Thermal Storage published by CSP Today gives new clarity to cost and performance of concentrated solar power parabolic trough technology.

CSP will adapt to South Africa's electricity demand curve

Demand for electricity in South Africa has increased progressively over several years and the grid now faces supply and demand challenges. As a result, the Department of Energy has implemented a new Integrated Resource Plan to enhance generation capacity and promote energy efficiency. Photovoltaics (PV) and concentrated solar power (CSP) are set to be the main beneficiaries from the new plan having their initial allocation raised considerably.

Major Players to Gather in Accra this April for Sub-Saharan Africa Solar Conference

Sub-Saharan Africa is one of the most exciting solar markets in the world

Sun Sets On Solar Power In Germany; Industry Slashes 50% Of Jobs In Two Years

Germany’s solar power industry shed a staggering 5,000 jobs over the past two years, reducing the size of the industry by more than half, according to new data released on Tuesday by the Federal Office for Statistics.   A prolonged supply glut induced by cheap Chinese solar imports has resulted in a scourge of bankruptcies at several of Germany’s erstwhile elite solar manufacturers, including Q-Cells, Conergy and Solon.   In 2012, the solar industry employed more than 10,000 workers in Germany. More than half of those jobs have vanished over the past 24 months, according to figures from the Federal Office for Statistics.   The solar jobs data was shared with reporters from Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, which stated that less than 5,000 Germans are currently employed by the solar power industry – the lowest employed level in nearly half a decade.   Similar data was not available for other sectors of the renewable energy industry, but some signs of distress have surfaced in sectors outside of solar.   In 2013, Germany’s offshore wind power manufacturers cut more than 2,000 jobs, according to the Industrial Union of Metalworkers, the Germany’s largest metalworkers’ union.

GDF SUEZ Canada Announces Start of Commercial Operation of the 99MW Cape Scott Wind Project in British Columbia

Cape Scott is the joint venture's tenth wind installation in Canada.

Iberdrola S.A. Awarded 300 MW Combined-Cycle Power Plant Project in Baja California, Mexico

Work on the $270 million plant and associated facilities will begin in April 2014 with commercial operation planned for August 2016.

Vivint Solar Acquires Solmetric Corporation

SunEye, PV Designer and PV Analyzer products to be further developed to serve and grow existing Solmetric customer base

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