Monthly Archives: June 2013

German solar association releases new business models guide

The German Solar Industry Association and specialist lawyers have created a guide to new business models manifesting themselves in the solar market. The guide is rooted firmly in the context of a volatile energy market and acknowledges that Germany will … Continue reading

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Use of batteries to ensure clean, reliable and affordable electricity access

The pillar of ARE’s Energy Storage Campaign (Alliance for Rural Electrification) is a new position paper “Using batteries to ensure clean, reliable and affordable universal electricity access” developed by ARE jointly with its members. This document includes useful recommendations, applications … Continue reading

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China is going to move "Solar Production" overseas

As Europe slaps duties on $15 billion of solar panels, their Chinese producers are preparing to counterattack with devices assembled from South Africa to Istanbul that will avoid the import taxes. Trina Solar Ltd., JinkoSolar Holding Co. (JKS) and Canadian … Continue reading

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Japan’s Solar Industry benefits from aggressive feed-in tariff

Japan’s existing 7.4 gigawatts of installed solar capacity is expected to double this year, thanks to the country’s aggressive feed-in tariff. Word of Japan’s rapid adoption of solar energy has the industry buzzing. Bloomberg New Energy Finance reported last week … Continue reading

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FNB Namibia goes GREEN

By Eric Noir, Technical Director, WSP GREEN by DESIGN Sustainability in the built environment is more than simply a green building. At the national level, it means essentially addressing market transformation. This is achieved by overcoming resistance to change. It … Continue reading

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Preparing for winter power outages in SA

3 May 2013 | ESI Africa Seasonal increases in the use of heaters, lighting and air conditioning systems, combined with uncertainty over the continuity of the municipal power supply this winter, are again placing the spotlight firmly on the efficiency … Continue reading

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Losing Revenue from Hybrids prompts States to hit Owners

Hybrid and electric cars are sparing the environment. Critics say they’re hurting the roads. The popularity of these fuel-efficient vehicles is being blamed for a drop in gasoline taxes that pay for local highway and bridge maintenance, with three states … Continue reading

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