Global Solar Demand Will Exceed 80 GW In 2017; 9.6 GW Awarded In Q3...

The latest comprehensive solar tracking data from GTM Research is good news across the board for the global solar industry, which is currently tracking 17.4 GW of solar PV tenders, predicts 9.6 GW will be awarded in the third quarter alone, and expects global demand to exceed 80 GW for …

US Solar Industry Creates Jobs 17 Times Faster Than Rest Of The Economy

A new report released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) reveals that solar jobs in the U.S. (and other nations) are expanding quickly. As of November 2016, the American solar industry employed 260,077 workers. This is an increase of 24.5% from 2015, with a growth rate that is 17 …

Red States Lead on Renewables

A sweeping bipartisan bill to reform energy policies and encourage the growth of renewable energy was introduced by conservative lawmakers in the North Carolina legislature this week. The consensus bill, the result of months of negotiations, would grant utilities’ request to reform various renewable energy laws, but includes incentives for …

Report: Green Energy Boasts Global Workforce of 9.8 Million

More than 9.8 million people around the world were working in clean energy in 2016, according to the latest data from the International Renewable Energy Association (IRENA). A combination of falling costs and more stringent climate policies have led to the global renewables industry adding an extra three million jobs …

Solar Surge: World Smashes Renewable Energy Records Yet Again

Global renewable energy capacity increased by 161GW last year setting a new deployment record for the sector, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The Abu Dhabi-based agency estimated that total installed renewable energy capacity topped 2,000GW for the first time late last year, reaching 2,006GW of installed capacity …

UK Breaks Solar Energy Record on Sunny March Weekend

  Last weekend’s sunny weather was not only good for beers, barbecues and bees, but also drove solar power to break a new UK record. For the first time ever, the amount of electricity demanded by homes and businesses in the afternoon on Saturday was lower than it was in …