Ben Willis

July 22, 2016
A growing regulatory burden on PV mounting manufacturers in the US has prompted some of the leading players to set up a new trade body to represent their interests. Ben Willis reports on how the new body’s members hope to turn back the rising tide of red tape.
June 22, 2016
A panel of finance experts speaking at InterSolar Europe have given news of the Tesla-SolarCity deal mixed reviews ranging from "silly" to "brilliant".
March 30, 2016
A hybrid power plant in Nevada, USA, which combines geothermal, PV and solar thermal power has been inaugurated and become the first of its kind to combine the three generation types.
March 30, 2016
International downstream solar specialist, Conergy, has completed and connected 201MW of PV projects in the Philippines.
March 29, 2016
Japanese thin-film manufacturer Solar Frontier has heralded a 150MW module supply deal in the US as a major step towards its final decision on building a factory in America.
March 18, 2016
PV manufacturing capacity expansions planned this year are expected to push production levels beyond anticipated demand in 2016, creating further cost pressures for suppliers.
March 17, 2016
A memorial to the 1994 genocide in Rwanda is to be powered almost entirely from solar following the completion of a PV system on the site.
March 17, 2016
A 90MW PV project has been completed and inaugurated in South Africa under the country's flagship renewable energy programme.
March 16, 2016
The global surge in renewable energy deployment has been credited for greenhouse gas emissions remaining flat for the second year running, according to the International Energy Agency.
March 15, 2016
This year looks likely to set a record for distributed solar securitisation deals as a growing number of developers look to tap the asset-backed securities market.

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