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"I love my Mac. I just wish it came in green"

05 Aug 14 - 11:24 CEST
"I love my Mac. I just wish it came in green"

Last April Apple released a beautiful promo-video titled "better". Though many cynics will still discount the computer giant's efforts as window(s) dressing, Apple has actually gotten a lot 'better' in its environmental and sustainability policies since it was heavily criticized for its manufacturing processes halfway into the 2000s.

TOP 5 Renewable Energy Crowdfunding Platforms

15 Jul 14 - 09:43 CEST
TOP 5 Renewable Energy Crowdfunding Platforms

Over the years we’ve seen and experienced many challenges and barriers in the constantly evolving renewable energy industry. There are regulatory hurdles, technical challenges, and consumer acceptance, to name a few. But one of the biggest impediments to widespread change has always been finance. Now, the emerging finance method of “crowd funding” has ...

New investment models attract billions to solar assets

13 Jun 14 - 10:46 CEST
New investment models attract billions to solar assets

LONDON – Rapidly emerging investment vehicles and models like Yieldcos and Independent Power Producers (IPP’s) are opening up the solar market for large scale investments, making solar assets investable for big investors. Portfolios being sold on the secondary markets in the €50-100m tranche range are increasing and €2-3 billion of new assets per annum ...

European inverter manufacturers remain competitive with Asian counterparts

28 May 14 - 13:29 CEST
European inverter manufacturers remain competitive with Asian counterparts

Christoph van Bergen is CEO of Sputnik Engineering AG (SolarMax). He is a leading solar industry veteran and probably has the longest track record as CEO of a solar PV company in the world. He is known for his in depth knowledge, vision, modesty and friendliness and a visionary PV industry leader. Solarplaza interviews Christoph to get a grasp of his ...

"After the roller coaster years, increasing steadyness of the global industry might be the biggest surprise"

26 May 14 - 09:38 CEST
"After the roller coaster years, increasing steadyness of the global industry might be the biggest surprise"

In light of their new product-launch, Solarplaza interviews Walter Nehls, CEO of the global market leader in process automation systems for the production of solar modules: Komax Solar.

Dakar event reveals untapped potential for solar power in West Africa

15 May 14 - 12:11 CEST
Dakar event reveals untapped potential for solar power in West Africa

During two fully packed days this week developers, financiers, government officials and other key stakeholders met at the Pullman Hotel in Dakar, Senegal to learn about and discuss «Competitive Solar Solutions West Africa». The Solarplaza-organised event was supported by key institutions like the World Bank and its affiliate IFC, the national Development ...