As the European Union forges ahead with its green recovery and looks to meet new emissions reduction targets, member states should ensure they convey the benefits of solar power to citizens while also building partnerships with industry, according to a panel speaking at this week’s SolarPower Summit.
Meyer Burger Technology has announced that 100 staff will definitely be let go from its facility in Thun after a consultation procedure was completed on 28 November. However the security of another 60 positions will be dependant on whether strategic alternatives are found.
India could become the fourth largest market for renewable energy in the world with 25% renewable energy in its mix by 2030, according to a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).
The imposition of “effective remedies” in the Section 201 trade case could create 115,000 new jobs in the US solar supply chain according to a report commissioned by the petitioners, Suniva and SolarWorld Americas.
This week's Movers & Shakers covers both expansions into new territories and new business ventures. A long-term member of the Nevada Public Utilities Commission resigns, while the SEIA gains two new board members. Also, GRID Alternatives and Washington DC launch a new solar training programme for low-income residents.
GRID Alternatives Mid-Atlantic, a subsidiary of the US’ largest non-profit solar installer, is launching its national Women in Solar programme – an effort to increase gender diversity in the solar supply chain – with the help of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).
This week's Movers & Shakers segment features executive shuffles in energy storage companies and an O&M firm, while examining a new merger between Spain's Gamesa and Siemens Wind Power. Spain's Renewable Energy Association elects a new president for the next four years, and Jon Wellinghoff exits SolarCity amid the US$2 billion Tesla acquisition.
News in Brief: SCE tops the SEPA rankings for the top solar capacity of utilities for the second year in a row, PG&E issues an RfP for renewable energy projects ranging from 0.5MW to 20MW, Canada's Solar Alliance acquires the entire LA residential solar pipeline of an undisclosed US company, and Rhode Island's Gina Raimondo has announced a 40% increase in the state's clean energy jobs.