Blackouts in Belgium, pitfalls & solutions

Major pitfalls: people say: ‘we have PV panels, so we do not have to worry‘: this is not correct as blackouts or power downs will happen during the winter period and in the evening time….. when the electricity production from

Officials from 14 governments meeting in Geneva today announced the launch of international negotiations that will aim to eliminate tariffs on “environmental goods” – products like wind turbines, solar water heaters, filters for wastewater treatment, and photovoltaic panels.

first step towards removal of import duties on PV panels into europe that would allow lower pricing and removing protectionism cfr. the SETI Alliance: “An early breakthrough in international trade negotiations on environmental goods would serve as an important signal to

Will Tesla disrupt the electric utility industry?

Jonas wrote in the investor note entitled “Nikola’s Revenge: TSLA’s New Path of Disruption:” Tesla’s quest to disrupt a trillion $ car industry offers an adjacent opportunity to disrupt a trillion $ electric utility industry. If it can be a

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Global Demand for Polysilicon to Surge 25% in 2014, according to NPD Solarbuzz

Solar PV panel sales showing a steep growth! Also the market in the BeNelux will benefit from this. More shipments, means more local stocks and shorter lead times!

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40% reduction in Greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 in comparison with 1990!

A reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 40% below the 1990 level, an EU-wide binding target for renewable energy of at least 27%, renewed ambitions for energy efficiency policies, a new governance system and a set of new indicators

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Top 10 PV module suppliers in 2013

The Top 10 supplied over 18GW of PV modules in 2013, representing a 40% increase compared to 2012. With global PV demand in 2013 only growing by 20%, it is clear that the industry’s leading players expanded market shares considerably

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Inverter shipments to top 10GW in final quarter

full article: IHS estimate that quarterly shipments of solar inverters will exceed 10 GW for the first time ever in Q4 after a record 9.9 GW were shipped in the third quarter of 2013. Led by rapid expansion in the

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Already some 5000 solar storage systems installed in 2013 in Germany!

SOLAR ENERGY STORAGE: OPENING UP NEW CUSTOMER POTENTIAL IN EXISTING BUILDINGS ref. Solar Energy Storage, December 04.2013, by M. Ammon The future of our energy supply is in the hands of renewable energy. Since there is not only a disparity

As of 6th March: registration on PV panels, cells & wafers, coming out of China

Risk on retro-active taxation of +60/70% for anti-dumping & +10-15% for anti-subsusidy EneRa is considered as an interested party as we are an importer of the product subject to the on-going anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigations. In this context, please note

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Energy Storage System of 12MWhrs

China’s Largest and First Environmentally-friendly Battery Storage Station is in Service

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