Cecilia Keating concludes PV Tech’s end-of-year review, with a look back at Q4 2019's highlights, where bifacial modules narrowly missed being added to President Trump's broader suite of solar tariffs, free-market solar swept Europe, the world's climate priorities were put under the microscope at COP25, and sub-Saharan Africa wrestled with major energy crises.
Despite a significant drop in global renewable energy investment last year, a corresponding rise in renewables deployment spelled encouraging news for the sector, according to a new UN Environment Programme (UNEP) report entitled ‘More Bang for the Buck’.
The second Solar and Off-Grid Renewables West Africa event in Ghana in April heard mixed views on the progress of solar in the region. But with the first projects reaching completion and others moving forward, brighter times seem to be around the corner. Tom Kenning reports
Global investment in renewable energy reached a new record of US$285.9 billion in 2015 more than double the US$130 billion of investments in new coal and gas generation, according to new United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) figures.