U.S. installed 930 MW of solar photovoltaic capacity in Q3 of 2013

11/12/2013 13:13 Renewable


According to a report from GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) in the third quarter of this year something like 930MW of new PV capacity was installed, a 20% increase in comparison to the previous quarter, when it registered 832 MW of solar PV, and a 35% jump in comparison to the same period in 2012, with more than 400,000 solar power installations in place throughout the country.

State-by-state, California remained the number one market in the country, with 455MW installed in the third quarter 2013. ‘US Solar Market Insight 3rd Quarter 2013’ forecasts that 4.3GW PV capacity will be installed in 2013 in the US, representing a 27% increase from 2012 figures. There are now over 10,250 MW of cumulative solar electric capacity operating in the U.S., enough to power more than 1.7 million average American homes. New solar electric capacity added in 2013 will generate enough clean energy to power over 850,000 average American homes. This year, is likely to be the first time in more than fifteen years that the U.S. installs more solar capacity than world leader Germany.

UK: Ofgem will reduce subsidies for small power generators

20/06/2017 15:10:00

Britain’s energy regulator Ofgem declared on Tuesday it will cut subsidies to several small electricity producers that offer back-up during peak demand. According to Ofgem, this move would reduce household electricity bills by around 20 pounds a year, since the cost of the subsidies is included in overall network fees charged to power companies, which these pass on to consumers.


Centrica is closing UK’s largest natural gas storage site

20/06/2017 14:40:00

Centrica Storage Ltd (CSL) declared on Tuesday about its intention to stop storage operations at Rough. The energy supplier wants to permanently end Rough's status as a storage facility. Nevertheless, the company plans to produce all recoverable gas from the gas field, which is anticipated at 183 billion cubic feet (bcf).


EU reinforces ties with climate deal members after U.S. decision to withdraw

20/06/2017 14:27:00

The EU declared on Monday it promised to cooperate with China, the world's biggest polluter, to achieve the target of limiting global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, following the Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement.