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Renewable Energy and Jobs Annual Review 2018 – IRENA

Global renewable energy employment reached 10.3 million jobs in 2017, an increase of 5.3% compared with the number reported in the previous year. An increasing number of countries derive socio-economic benefits from renewable energy, but employment remains highly concentrated in … Continue reading

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NPD Solarbuzz: Chinese solar PV industry rebound continues

Yingli and Jinko Forecast to Announce Record PV Shipment and Costs for Q3’13 During the third quarter of 2013 (Q3’13), the recovery of the solar photovoltaic (PV) industry took a major step forward. Nine of the top ten solar PV … Continue reading

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Innovation in renewable-energy technologies is booming – RE Patents on the rise

New study shows that from 1970 to 2009, Japan led the world in the number of patents related to photovoltaics (solar cells). Over the last five years of that period, the number of solar patents worldwide increased by 13 percent … Continue reading

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After Fukushima Disaster, Advocates Argue Only Safe Nuclear Power Is None At All

Ritesh: If Japan, a quality conscious nation can’t deal with a natural disaster, Indian Nuclear Power Plants touted as a resolution for Indian Energy woes are a disaster just waiting to happen. Disposal of Nuclear waste is another area which … Continue reading

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Mercom reiterates its global PV installation forecast of approximately 38 GW for 2013, 23% growth year-over-year

Mercom Capital Group, reiterated its global photovoltaic (PV) installation forecast of approximately 38 GW for 2013, strong 23 percent growth year-over-year, noting improving market conditions, in its recent analysis.  “After years of overcapacity, bankruptcies and record low prices, we are … Continue reading

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IHS: China chimes as US solar companies lag market growth leaders

Yingli Green Energy is still leading the pact, based on IHS’ analysis of merchant module shipments, garnering 8.1% global market share, up from 7.3% in the same period a year ago. The fastest growing supplier is reported to be ReneSola, … Continue reading

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First Solar to manufacture new crystalline silicon line from end of 2014

Natgrp: Writing on the wall for Thin Film! “CdTe isn’t suitable for residential or small commercial – that’s half the global market.” Denis de Ceuster, Tetrasun has achieved a third party confirmed efficiency of 21.4% with its n-type silicon cells First … Continue reading

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Chinese module prices continue to rise

Chinese panels are increasing in price due to the EU’s anti-dumping tariffs. As a result, high-quality modules from South Korean and Western suppliers are becoming more competitive, says IHS. The European Union’s anti-dumping tariffs are driving up prices for Chinese … Continue reading

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India May Expand Solar Dumping Probe to EU, Japan Cells – All parties must submit written statements by July 25, and defendants have until Aug. 2 to respond

Indian clean-energy companies that claim manufacturers in the U.S. and China dumped solar cells below cost on the market are seeking to extend their case to include imports from Europe and Japan. Indosolar Ltd. (ISLR), Jupiter Solar Power Ltd. and … Continue reading

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Chinese car makers turn to hybrids, entering a niche ‘green’ market

Natgrp: Range anxiety is a common phenomenon due to which all electric cars have an inherent disadvantage as mentioned in my article on vehicles of the future in Energy Next Magazine. This article further makes that very same point. Throwing … Continue reading

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