IEA hails new era in solar PV

The International Energy Agency has highlighted the claimed 50% growth in solar PV installations in 2016, which reached over 74GW, is part of a new trend that showed renewable energy sources with almost two-thirds of net new power capacity that approached 165GW coming online.

Movers & Shakers: Trina Solar, TerraForm Power, ACWA Power, 8minutenergy and more

In this week's Movers & Shakers, PV Tech reports on employment happenings across the globe in Europe, the US and the Middle East. ACWA Power creates a new clean energy division, the executive director of the IEA wins a prize and 8minutenergy's general counsel is appointed to the US Department of Commerce's Renewable Energy and Efficiency Advisory Committee (REEEAC).

Global PV installations hit 49GW in 2015 – IEA

Renewables surpassed coal and became the largest source of global power capacity in 2015, along with the addition of 49GW of solar PV, according to the International Energy Agency’s ‘Renewable Energy Medium Term Market Report 2016’.