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Help for Hurricane Maria’s victims: Solar industry joins charities in relief project

Help for Hurricane Maria’s victims: Solar industry joins charities in relief project

Led by the Solar Foundation, 20 solar companies and organizations have joined major charities in their quest to bring reliable electricity and clean water to victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and on the Virgin Islands.

U.S. solar market increases steadily

U.S. solar market increases steadily

The U.S. solar market continues to grow, albeit slowing down slightly. Remarkably low prices for utility-scale systems have encouraged this and led to an additional 2 GW of solar capacities in the first quarter of 2017 alone.

Intersolar Europe: Solar industry’s heart is beating strong

Intersolar Europe: Solar industry’s heart is beating strong

Last week we participated as exhibitors in the Intersolar Europe – the largest global trade fair dedicated to the solar industry. Our international team was excited to take part in discussions about our platform, extend our network and meet interested parties from all around the world.

How the UK’s solar industry could improve

How the UK’s solar industry could improve

Only a few years ago, the UK was considered one of the leading countries for producing and developing solar PV infrastructure. Back then, the industry was growing and subsidies were favourable. As we enter the second half of 2016, we have to exchange this image for a bleaker one. Subsidy cuts made the industry lose thousands of jobs this year. But things are not all bad in the UK, says Steven Meredith from Renewable Energy Hub.

UK: Loss of solar jobs due to subsidy cuts

UK: Loss of solar jobs due to subsidy cuts

A detailed survey by PwC and the British Solar Trade Association (STA) found that the UK’s solar industry is in desperate need of stability following the government’s subsidy cuts, which caused the loss of over 12,000 solar jobs in the past year. Tax abatement could help boost the sector tremendously, researchers reckon.

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