Trina Solar Reports A Bumper First Quarter

Last week, Trina Solar (NYSE: TSL) reported its strongest first quarter in the company’s history. Total solar panel shipments during Q1 were 1,026.2 MW, consisting of 891.7 MW of external shipments and 134.5 MW to the Trina’s own downstream solar power projects. This compares with total shipments of 1,098.8 MW in the final quarter of […]

More Major California Solar Projects For SunEdison

SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE: SUNE) announced last week it had been awarded a contract to build 33 megawatts of rooftop solar in California. Part of Southern California Edison’s (SCE) program to update the grid in metropolitan areas, the project will see solar power systems constructed on rooftops throughout the Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Los Angeles […]

Solar Powered Water ‘ATMs’ For Pakistan

Solar powered ATM’s may soon be delivering clean water in the Punjab region of Pakistan. Punjab was once one of the most fertile areas on Earth. After agriculture with a focus on water intensive crops went into overdrive in the 1970’s, groundwater levels began dropping at a frightening rate. According to the Columbia Water Center, […]

A Bright Future For Solar In Queensland

Queensland’s solar power industry is back on track after three years of neglect under the former government said Minister for Energy and Water Supply Mark Bailey recently. Under the Liberal National Party, Queensland saw the biggest job losses of any Australian state according to the Minister. “For three years, the previous Newman government didn’t just […]

$6.73 Trillion – The Cost Of Fossil Fuel Subsidies In 2015

Post tax energy subsidies reached USD $4.9 trillion globally in 2013 and are projected to reach $5.3 trillion (AUD $6.73tn) this year – 6.5 percent of global GDP – states a Working Paper recently published by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The massive figure includes the costs imposed on governments through air pollution and events […]

Renewable Energy Employed 7.7 Million In 2014

The number of people employed in the renewable energy industry globally had grown by 18% last year according to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). IRENA says more than 7.7 million people worldwide are now employed by the renewable energy sector. Where once Europe and the USA dominated, the landscape has rapidly changed. Further underlining […]

Wind Farm For The English Channel

Wind turbines will soon dot the English Channel after an agreement between energy giant E.ON and the UK Green Investment Bank to build the Rampion Offshore Wind Farm, 13 kilometres off the Sussex coast. Comprising 116 3.45 MW turbines, the project will have the capacity to generate 400 MW of electricity and deliver 1,300 gigawatt […]

Solar Inverter Manufacturers Get Busy

It appears brighter days are ahead for the world’s leading manufacturers of solar inverters. Sungrow Power Supply Co., Ltd. says just in the first quarter of 2015 the company exported 230 MW of inverters to overseas markets, compared to a total of international sales of 293 MW in 2013 and 430 MW in 2014. “These […]

Plan To Run Melbourne’s Trams On Solar Power

Melbourne has the largest tram network in the world – and it could soon be running on the power of the sun. According to Wikipedia, the Melbourne tramway network consisted of 250 kilometres of track, 493 trams, 25 routes, and 1,763 tram stops as at May last year. While trams may be an efficient and […]

1.1 Billion Still Without Electricity

A great deal of progress has been made in bringing access to electricity to people around the world, but more than a billion are still relying on polluting fuels for light says the World Bank. Nearly 3 billion people also still cook using polluting fuels like kerosene, wood, charcoal and animal dung. A new report […]