Renewable Energy World Magazine Article Archives

James Montgomery - June 12, 2013

New PV Module Encapsulation Materials Led By New Cell Types

Solar photovoltaic (PV) technology is a recipe of highly engineered materials and components, sandwiched with specific functions and working together to harness sunlight and convert...

Fran Witt - June 11, 2013

Renewable Power Bridging the Digital Divide in Off-grid Africa

We all know that wind energy can light homes and businesses, but how about powering "entrepreneurial spirit'" through education and information access?

Rachana Raizada - June 10, 2013

Corruption Hit as Italy Cleans Up Wind Sector

In the old days armed gangsters threatened you with violence or worse if you didn't do their bidding. But in the modern world mobsters brandish environmental impact assessments or power...

- June 10, 2013

Wave and Tidal Energy Need Different Policies

Throughout the 2000s, the emerging wave and tidal stream energy industries operated as a unit. Together they embarked on the journey across the "valley of death" towards commercial...

Meg Cichon - June 07, 2013

Solar CHP Innovations Offer Efficiency Kick, Future Energy Storage Options

In late April IBM announced a new partnership with Airlight energy, ETH Zurich and Interstate University of Applied Sciences Buchs NTV. The group won a US$2.4 million grant from the...

Tildy Bayar - June 06, 2013

Major Markets Continue To Determine Wind's Path

Although its forecast for 2013 involves a "much more significant drop" in the global wind market than last year's prediction, downgrading from its advanced to its moderate scenario,...

David Appleyard - June 05, 2013

The Big Question: How Should Europe Structure Its Energy Policy?

"Efforts must be especially made in creating certainty for investors, reducing the administrative burden and increasing clarity in planning," said the European Commission in opening...

Rachana Raizada - June 04, 2013

Can Italy Keep Its Renewables Investors?

Fuelled by generous incentives, growth in the Italian renewable energy industry – especially solar PV – has been astonishing. But as the debt crisis ripples through the economy, will...

David Appleyard - June 04, 2013

Fears Grow Over Future of EU Emissions Trading

Prices for carbon credits under the European Union's Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) recently plunged to new depths and to less than a tenth of their peak valuation of €30/tonne,...

Tildy Bayar - June 04, 2013

As Europe's Dominance Wanes, Others Pick Up Solar PV

Europe's role as the main driver for the global solar photovoltaics (PV) market is coming to an end, concludes the European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA) in its latest report...

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