Maldives or Mauritius? No dilemma for solar

In Mauritius, a 16 MW grid-tied solar power plant aimed at reducing coal and oil consumption was commissioned last week, while in the Maldives the Scaling Up Renewable Energy Program (SREP) is supporting the archipelago’s efforts to committ to clean energies through a 5 MW solar tender. Although located on different sides of the Indian […]

Low, middle income households install solar more than wealthy

New myth-busting analysis has revealed that rooftop solar is not so much in vogue among the wealthy, but is more popular among poorer households. Cost-saving benefits are, however, being blunted by high fixed charges, while energy retailers are profiteering from households with solar PV, states the report from the Victoria Energy Policy Climate. Electricity retailers […]

DfT funding innovative solar rail, roads and footways trials

The Department for Transport (DfT) has awarded multi-million-pound funding to trials of solar used in conjunction with railways, roads and footways. Last week the DfT announced a raft of new funding deals, the first of which is a project that has won a share of a £1.75 million pot allocated to carbon-cutting rail schemes. That […]

How Tesla is taking over neighborhoods with solar energy

Tesla has been betting on word of mouth to promote most of its products and solar has been no exception since it has acquired SolarCity Here’s how Tesla has been taking over neighborhoods with solar energy thanks to the help satisfied customers. SolarCity, like most other solar installers, were using many different sale channels ranging from […]

Bright future for floating solar panels in South-east Asia

A floating solar photovoltaic cell test-bed in Tengeh Reservoir in Tuas in 2016. While such panels cost more to install, they are up to 16 per cent more efficient because the water’s cooling effect helps reduce thermal losses and extend their life, according to the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore.ST FILE PHOTO PUBLISHED FEB […]

Party is over for dirt-cheap solar panels, says China executive

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) – The global solar power industry is about to lose a major competitive windfall as prices of Chinese-made solar panels begin to recover after a collapse last year, the leader of one of the world’s top manufacturers said on Thursday. “The party if definitely over,” said Eric Luo, president of China’s GCL […]