Irma shines positive light on household solar PV

US economic experts have estimated the cost of Hurricane Irma’s impact on Florida this month will reach US$52 billion – but there may be a silver lining in the aftermath for the solar power industry. Irma smashed into Florida in the early hours of September 10, cutting off power to about 6.7 million people. The [...] continue reading

Global energy group tips huge jump in solar PV use

Solar PV sources will provide around a third of the world’s electricity needs by 2050, according to a key report by global quality assurance and risk management company DNV GL. The report predicts that by then 85 per cent of the world’s energy needs will be met by renewables. According to DNV GL’s modelling of [...] continue reading