The ruling Liberal Democratic Party of Japan is reportedly planning to cut funding for the primary sources of a ¥70 billion (US$569 million) renewable energy programme by eliminating tax breaks for companies that install solar panels in order to sell power.
Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power has acquired a controlling interest in the 157MW Roserock solar facility — the company’s first solar project in Texas — from solar developer Recurrent Energy.
Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook and a Saudi Arabian prince are among the names signed up to support the Breakthrough Energy Coalition, an initiative launched as COP21 climate talks begin today in Paris.
A trade association representing some of Germany’s energy storage industry has welcomed the renewal of a support scheme for batteries, but says that establishing “fair market conditions” for storage would be more important.
Leading CIS thin-film producer Solar Frontier is building a 5MW power plant with TSK in Kuwait as part of a benchmarking project with c-Si technology for the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR).