Category: Special Features

Powering into energy-efficiency market

With investment totalling £6m and a substantial contract win from a housing association under his belt, it’s no wonder former group managing director of Scottish & Southern Energy (SSE), Adrian Pike, is feeling positive about the future. He has taken an ambitious leap from the corporate world into the rapidly expanding solar and energy efficiency… Read more »

Intellectual Property And Renewables The Role Of China In The Global Market

As Japan and the international community count the cost of the Fukushima Dai-ichi disaster and an energy strategy reliant on nuclear power, analysts are predicting an upturn in demand for renewables. Coupled with recent political unrest in the Middle East and North Africa, which has added to concerns over security of supply, the renewables sector… Read more »

Solar photovoltaic electricity in the UK: lessons from the European experience

Solar Photovoltaic (PV) electricity is poised to become a significant and competitive supplier to the European electricity market. The UK has traditionally lagged behind markets like Germany, however, the introduction of a Feed in Tariff (FiT) is changing the scene. Whilst boosting the share of PV can contribute to reaching the UK’s ambitious renewable energy… Read more »

Trina Solar to participate as speaker

Trina Solar to participate as a speaker at the International Congress on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Sources in Bulgaria Barcelona, 31st March 2008 The international manufacturer of solar modules Trina Solar will be participating as a speaker on the fourth edition of the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Sources conference which will be held… Read more »

PV could represent 25 percent of global electricity

PV could represent 25% of global electricity consumption in 2040. Dr Winfreid Hoffmann, President, European Photovoltaic Industry Association.Writing exclusively for PES, Dr. Winfried Hoffmann, President of the EPIA, discusses the current state of the industry and his hopes for a bright future… {pagebreak} The global photovoltaic sector has been growing significantly over the last eight… Read more »

PES exclusive EWEA update

Wind industry ready to boom. European Wind Energy Association Chief Executive Christian Kjaer talks exclusively to PES about how the European Commission’s ongoing efforts to tackle climate change are paving the way for “a massive expansion in wind power”, but certain member states should be reaching to pull their socks up. {pagebreak} In January this… Read more »

Winds of change

Angelika Pullen, Policy & Communications Director, Global Wind Energy Council. With wind power predicted to deliver 34% of the world’s electricity by 2050, Angelika Pullen takes a look at how the future of energy is not only bright, but also decidedly green. Corporate leaders are walking a different path in their efforts to reduce carbon… Read more »

The 21st century battle for energy

THE 21st CENTURY BATTLE FOR ENERGY Christian Kjaer, CEO of the European Wind Energy Association discusses the current state of the industry and puts forward his blueprint for the future… {pagebreak} In March this year, 27 EU Heads of State unanimously agreed that 20% of our energy consumption must come from renewable energy sources by… Read more »

Suntech’s story

Since founding in 2001, Suntech has grown rapidly to become one of the largest solar companies in the world. In fact, Suntech was the fourth largest manufacturer of PV cells in the world at the end of 2006, up from eighth position one year earlier. This startling growth and success in the solar industry is… Read more »