This week's Movers & Shakers focuses on big career moves in Germany, India and the US. SMA Americas plans a major push into the US market, the International Solar Alliance welcomes a new interim director and India's Hartek Group takes on BHEL's Jeet Chhatwal to develop innovative automated systems and procedures for day-to-day activities which further improve productivity and bring more efficiency.
The route to decarbonisation in the energy sector will create benefits of US$10 trillion every year by 2050, while requiring only US$1.8 trillion to implement, according to a new joint report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).
This week's Movers & Shakers segment sees big waves in Europe with a new president for SolarPower Europe and Lightsource hiring a new strategy officer in its move to evolve from a pure solar company to a global energy leader. There's resignations in some of Asia's biggest module manufacturers including Trina Solar and Yingli Green, and the Coalition for Community Solar Access celebrates its first anniversary and talks to PV Tech on how to keep the community solar boom going.
In this week's Movers & Shakers, PV Tech investigates Bill Gates' US$1 billion clean energy fund Breakthrough Energy Ventures, by speaking to new Science lead Eric Toone. We also report on Glasspoint Solar and Lark Energy's US expansions, new executive appointments in Asian firms Kyocera and 3TIER India, and thousands of energy jobs in the pipeline in the wake of Spain's renewable energy tenders.
This week's Movers & Shakers includes a celebration of clean energy with the #CleanEnergyJobs campaign revealing that the industry employs over 3 million Americans to date. The segment also includes NRG and ABB appointing new board members, Germany's KACO expanding into Asian markets and the SEIA hiring Dana Sleeper as its new head of external affairs.
This week's Movers & Shakers segment involves new CEOs, CFOs and managing directors. New Jersey's NRG Energy exits the residential solar business and the SEIA bestows its prestigious Solar Champion Award.
In this week's Movers & Shakers, PV Tech reports mostly on good news, with new appointments in sales, public policy, asset management and business development. However, Texas' Mission Solar Energy has announced its second wave of big job cuts - this time slashing 170 jobs as the company realigns its objectives to purely module assembly.
Rallying on the steps of the Maryland State House yesterday, clean energy supporters compared governor Hogan’s veto of a bill that would boost renewable energy to the views of the climate sceptic president-elect.
This week, Maryland governor Hogan vetoed the Clean Energy Jobs – Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard (RPS) Revisions bill (SB0921/HB1106) that would have increased the renewable energy mandate to 25% by 2020, up from the existing 20% target by 2022.