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Cost of Solar to Drop Another 20-30% as 2020 Approaches

16 Feb 15 - 12:04 CET
Cost of Solar to Drop Another 20-30% as 2020 Approaches

Solar PV has recently been handed a huge responsibility, and solar proponents may now rejoice as the world finally expects solar power to fill the role of the global electricity providing powerhouse. While the global PV market rang in around 42 GW at the end of 2014, the worldwide market is now gaining even more momentum with emerging markets boasting ...

Leading Solar Investment Fund Sees Continued Growth for UK Market Under the New CfD Scheme

12 Feb 15 - 15:24 CET
Leading Solar Investment Fund Sees Continued Growth for UK Market Under the New CfD Scheme

“The ROC regime is due to come to an end from April 2015 onwards for plants over 5MW, however it will continue to apply to sub 5MW projects. For projects larger than 5MW, a CfD (Contract for Difference) regime will be implemented. From our perspective, this will not slow the growth in the UK solar PV market which commentators forecast will continue to ...

How Hybrid Solar Solutions can Reduce Costs for Intensive Energy Users

11 Feb 15 - 10:47 CET
How Hybrid Solar Solutions can Reduce Costs for Intensive Energy Users

Intensive energy users throughout the African continent face similar obstacles: loss of power, inconvenient national grid interruption, and high costs of diesel fuel, to name a few. But throughout Africa, excellent examples of how solar PV can solve these industry crippling issues are spreading fast.

Saudi companies are in the driver’s seat for renewable energy development at home and abroad

04 Feb 15 - 09:52 CET
Saudi companies are in the driver’s seat for renewable energy development at home and abroad

While Saudi Arabian company ACWA Power has been making headlines recently for its record-breaking solar bids in Dubai, there are still many Saudi companies considering how best to enter the renewable energy market. In this interview, Nikolai Dobrott, Apricum managing partner, asks Dr. Amer Alswaha, Apricum senior advisor based in Saudi Arabia and the ...

Top 50 World’s Best Performing PV Stocks in 2014

28 Jan 15 - 14:59 CET
Top 50 World’s Best Performing PV Stocks in 2014

The solar industry is highly dynamic, experiencing growth and change in every corner of the global market. Each year, Solarplaza presents the best performing stocks of the previous year because the top companies tend to shuffle around depending on the strength of the market, the rate of expansion in emerging markets, and each company’s overall position ...

High Costs of Diesel Pushing $1/kWh Pave the Way for African Solar Surge

26 Jan 15 - 17:43 CET
High Costs of Diesel Pushing $1/kWh Pave the Way for African Solar Surge

As 2015 begins, key players within the solar market have boldly gone on record claiming that 2015 marks the start of a major solar energy flare. The global market exhibits that aspects of the PV market have gained strength, boasting higher output and more buyers than ever before. The continent of Africa has been deemed by various solar experts a market ...