India’s energy and mines minister Piyush Goyal has challenged Germany and the city of Munich to a race with the ancient holy city of Varanasi to become the first large city in the world to be 100% powered by clean energy.
Taking place this week in Tokyo as part of the World Smart Energy Week event attracting around 70,000 visitors, PV Expo features an eye-opening and often exotic range of products and services. Here are pictures of some highlights taken by PV Tech reporter Andy Colthorpe.
Australia’s Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) and renewable energy financier Westpac are to provide low cost finance for Australian businesses to invest in solar and other low emission technologies.
Solar developer SPI Energy has invested around US$4.6 million in an electric vehicle rental service in China, with the company expected to build branded charging stations and leverage its PV business to finance its growth.
Germany is “on track” to meet its 2030 renewables targets – but more could and should be done to increase the use of clean energy in the transport and heating sectors, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has said.