Europe

Eni goes green with Enerray

The Maccaferri Industrial Group company inaugurates the first PV park for Eni Green Data Center Enerray has finished the construction and the setting up of the first photovoltaic system on land that will be used by Eni Green Data Center on the behalf of Eni New Energy, the new company of Eni group dedicated to […]

Clean Disruption News: World’s First Electric Car Charging-Road Opens In Sweden — The Road Charges Car Batteries On The Go!

The world’s first electrified road for charging cars and other vehicles has been opened in Sweden. Situated near Stockholm, the project was initiated in the wake of Sweden becoming non-dependent on fossil fuels from 2030. The road connects the Stockholm Arlanda airport to a logistics centre nearby, called PostNord. As of now, the construction spans […]

Clean Disruption News: French state-owned utility EDF to invest 8 bln euros in power storage business

French state-owned utility EDF plans to invest eight billion euros ($9.94 billion) between 2018 and 2035 to become a European market leader in electricity storage. EDF, which already operates pumped storage hydropower plants and some utility-scale power storage batteries, said on Tuesday it aimed to become a French and European market leader, offering storage batteries […]

Michele Scandellari on SECI Energia Strategy 2018 & Enerray’s new landmark solar PV plants in Egypt totaling 116 MW

During the 4th ARE Investment forum held recently in Catania, Italy we spoke to Michele Scandellari, CEO at SECI Energia, a mother company of Enerray.  Michele Scandellari updated us on SECI Energia Strategy 2018 & Enerray‘s three new landmark solar PV plants in Egypt totaling 116 MW to be constructed in the near future. These solar […]

Inspiring the World to Go Cleantech with Planet Power, IMAX 3D Movie – Catherine & Pascal Vuong, Producers

During the 19th Colloque of the French Renewable Energies Industry Association (SER), we spoke to Catherine & Pascal Vuong, Producers of Planet Power, 3D IMAX Movie, Winners of SOLAR FUTURE.TODAY Visionary Influencers Awards 2018 in category Visionary Artists. ​ Here you can see a trailer of PLANET POWER, the first ever IMAX 3D film devoted to clean technologies, produced by  […]

RECOM expands solar modules production capacity at Sillia & stronger commits to the French solar market – Hamlet Tunyan, CEO

During the 19th Colloque of the French Renewable Energies Industry Association (SER), we spoke to Hamlet Tunyan, CEO at RECOM Solar about further expansion of production capacities in their recently acquired French company Sillia.  RECOM is one of the largest PV module manufacturing companies in Europe and a comprehensive solar solutions provider. Innovation, superior quality, […]

Clean Disruption News: BP bets on solar business with $200m stake in Europe’s largest solar developer

BP to invest $200m in Lightsource over three years for a 43% stake in the business Lightsource is Europe’s largest solar development company, focused on the acquisition, development and long-term management of large-scale solar projects Lightsource to rebrand as Lightsource BP Combination expected to propel company’s continuing rapid expansion worldwide Lightsource and BP today announced […]

Clean Disruption News: BMW batteries to have 15-year lifecycle

BMW says its range of electric vehicles will have the same life-expectancy as current internal-combustion vehicles, despite some degradation in battery efficiency. Speaking with CarAdvice in Munich this week, BMW head of battery development, Andreas Raith, said talk of longevity issues is not backed up by field data. “It’s not a marketing statement, those batteries are […]

New Report by SolarPower Europe: Operations & Maintenance Best Practices Guidelines Version 2.0

Operation and maintenance (O&M) has become a standalone segment within the solar industry and it is widely acknowledged by all stakeholders that high-quality O&M services mitigate potential risks, improve the Levelised Cost of Electricity (LCOE) and Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) prices, and positively impact the return on investment (ROI). Responding to the discrepancies that exist […]

Clean Disruption News: Electric aircraft nears take-off as Rolls-Royce, Airbus & Siemens team up to build ‘e-jets’

Airbus, Rolls-Royce and Siemens have teamed up to develop the technology needed to create electrically powered aircraft. In 2020 the companies plan to fly a demonstrator aircraft with one of its existing jet engines replaced by an electric unit. The engine will use a fan powered by electricity from an on-board generator located in the […]

Solar Innovation: Scientists Have Printed Bio-Solar Cells Onto Paper With An Inkjet Printer

A team of scientists from Imperial College London, University of Cambridge and Central Saint Martins have created a two-in-one solar bio-battery and solar panel by printing circuitry and living cyanobateria onto paper. The bio-solar cell that was created using an inkjet printer to print the living cyanobacteria onto paper. Cyanobacteria are micro-organisms that gain their […]

Clean Disruption News: Swiss insurance giant Zurich ends coal investments as insurers pull $20bn from sector

Zurich has become the latest insurance giant to cut ties with coal-intensive businesses, bringing the amount insurers have pulled from these companies to around $20bn (£15.2bn) in just two years.  A growing number of insurers are trying to distance themselves from fossil fuels amid climate change concerns, with coal mining the biggest single source of carbon dioxide emissions from human activity. Zurich has decided to pull money […]