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Author Archives: Joshua S Hill

EU Removes Trade Barriers On Chinese Solar Imports

September 4th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

Following reports last week that the European Union was considering scrapping import controls on solar panels and cells from China, the European Commission has announced that it will remove trade duties on solar panels and cells imported from China, Taiwan, and Malaysia. 


South Africa Drops Nuclear in Favor of Renewables

August 28th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

The South African Department of Energy this week announced that the Cabinet has approved the draft updated Integrated Resources Plan (IRP 2018) which will see increased renewable energy generation in place of planned nuclear expansion. 


European Onshore Wind Industry To Be Driven By Policy Incentives

August 24th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

New policy research has shown that policy-based incentives are expected to drive the expansion of the onshore wind sector throughout Northern and Western Europe over the next decade, with capacity worth in excess of 70 gigawatts (GW) expected through the next ten years. 


Utility-Scale Solar Suffers 20% Drop-Off In First Half

August 24th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

A total of 16 gigawatts (GW) worth of new utility-scale solar PV was brought online through the first half of 2018 according to new figures published this week by Wiki-Solar, representing a 20% decline on the same period of time a year earlier. 


Vivint Solar Introduces Solar Leasing In Florida

August 23rd, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

One of America's leading residential solar providers, Vivint Solar, has announced this week it will begin making available solar leases to its customers in Florida, following approval by the Florida Public Service Commission


Scotrenewables Floating Tidal Stream Turbine Posts Record-Setting Power Generation

August 22nd, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

Scotrenewables Tidal Power's 2 megawatt (MW) floating tidal stream turbine has set yet another record, posting over 3 gigawatt-hours (GWh) of renewable electricity generation in its first year of testing at the European Marine Energy Centre in Orkney, Scotland --- more power than that which was generated by the country's entire wave and tidal energy sectors in the previous twelve years



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