South Africa’s Eskom in trouble and cut electricity – industry demand PV

13/02/2019 - 19:26

South African national power utility Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd. needs a cash injection by April to survive, the country’s public... read more

Japan's solar industry continues to shrink

04/02/2019 - 11:20

In Japan, 95 solar companies went bankrupt last year - mainly in the area of trading and project planning. According to a report from... read more

91 percent of VC funding in 2018 went to solar downstream companies, Mercom

28/01/2019 - 20:34

Total global corporate funding into the solar sector, including venture capital and private equity (VC), debt financing, and public... read more

Greenpeace Energy criticises Vattenfall and Baywa's plans for wind and solar power in German lignite mining areas

27/01/2019 - 20:44

In the run-up to the results announced at the weekend on Germany’s withdrawal from coal-fired power production by 2038, the energy group... read more

In 7 out of 15 Sub-Saharan markets solar power is cheaper than the electricity tariffs, BNEF

24/01/2019 - 16:47

»A combination of high electricity tariffs, falling PV prices and a lack of reliability in the grid is spurring sales of on-site solar... read more

Global solar market will breach 100 GW in 2019, Wood Mackenzie

23/01/2019 - 20:07

After a muted 2018 decline brought on by China’s policy brake, the global solar market will finally breach 100 GW in 2019, topping at... read more

New installed PV capacity increased worldwide to 109 GW in 2018, BNEF

19/01/2019 - 18:06

Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) reckons that solar installations in 2018 will end up at about 109 GW (compared to 99 GW in 2017),... read more

China installed 18 percent less solar power capacity in 2018

19/01/2019 - 17:54

China put over 43 GW of new solar generation capacity into operation in 2018, down 18 percent from 53 GW in 2017, according to news... read more

EIA expects 8.2 GW of new PV capacity will be connected in the USA by the end of 2019

12/01/2019 - 15:32

The US Energy Information Administration EIA, part of the US Department of Energy, expects 23.7 GW of new capacity additions and 8.3 GW... read more

Season's greetings

20/12/2018 - 20:26

This is the last PHOTON newsletter in 2018. We will return in the new year on January 7.
The PHOTON editorial team wishes you... read more