US Solar Installs Fall to Their Lowest Level Since 2015, as Uncertainty Swirls and Prices Rise

America’s solar industry had its toughest quarter in two years.  Faced with political uncertainty, rising equipment prices, a slowdown in maturing markets, and a churn within residential installer rankings, deployments in the third quarter of the year are down on both a quarterly and annual basis.  According to GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries … Read more

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Wärtsilä builds 52 MWp solar PV power plant in Jordan

The technology group Wärtsilä today announced it has signed an EPC contract to supply a 52 MWp solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant to AM Solar BV/ Jordan, a joint venture between energy provider AES Jordan and Japanese conglomerate Mitsui Co., Ltd. The order was booked in November 2017. This is the first Utility Scale PV … Read more

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Wirsol to develop two PPA-backed, subsidy-free solar parks in Q1 2018

Wirsol has a long-established UK operation, building a number of solar farms in the country. Image: Wirsol. Solar EPC Wirsol Energy has acquired development rights for two UK-based, subsidy-free solar farms that it intends to develop in Q1 2018. However the company has been quick to point out that while the two projects will be … Read more

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Murkowski: Energy provisions remain ‘in flux’ in GOP tax proposal

Dive Brief: Tax provisions critical to the electric power sector remain in flux as Republicans try to reconcile competing House and Senate versions of tax reform, Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) said on Wednesday.  The status of production tax credits for wind and nuclear energy, incentives for electric vehicles and a host of other “orphan” energy resources … Read more

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Vozilla — 200 Nissan LEAFs In Carsharing Program Launched In Wrocław, Poland

Cars Published on December 13th, 2017 by Zachary Shahan 0 December 13th, 2017 by Zachary Shahan  Several years ago, a thoughtful energy guy CleanTechnica reader here in Poland reached out to me on LinkedIn and asked about what me might be able to do to advance electric vehicles in Poland. We agreed electric carsharing seemed … Read more

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CleanTechnica Appears On China Global Television Network (Video)

Autonomous Vehicles Published on December 13th, 2017 by Nicolas Zart 0 December 13th, 2017 by Nicolas Zart  Oh, shameless plug! We can’t help promoting clean technologies around the world, even if it means appearing on international live TV to talk about electric vehicles (EV) and renewable energy. When our colleagues at CGTH.com, China’s national TV … Read more

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Faraday Grid: A Mysterious Startup That Aims to Transform the Transformer

This month, Edinburgh, Scotland-based Faraday Grid displayed a transformer technology it said would allow grids to handle up to 60 percent renewables without becoming unstable. The company claimed its Faraday Exchanger product, due to be tested in Australia next year, would also reduce grid losses by up to 15 percent by automatically correcting fluctuations in … Read more

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