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Greening the economy awarded by UN Conference on Trade and Development

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) announced today that four investment promotion agencies (IPAs) have received top accolades for “excellence in web-based promotion of green foreign direct investment (FDI)” at the UNCTAD Investment Promotion Awards. The awards were presented on 20 April 2015 during the seventh session of UNCTAD’s Investment, Enterprise and Development Commission.

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GE Energy and Pacifico Energy partner to build Japan’s third largest solar power plant

GE Energy Financial Services and Virginia Solar Group subsidiary Pacifico Energy, a Japanese power plant development company, have partnered for a third time to construct a solar power project in Hosoe on Kyushu Island, Japan.

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Pioneering world’s lowest-cost concentrated solar PV power tower opens in Australia

Lily D’Ambrosio, Victorian Minister for Energy and Resources; Dr John Lasich, CTO RayGen; Andrea Gaffney, Manager Strategic Communication, ARENA; and Bob Cart, CEO RayGen, officially switch on the plant at Newbridge

Lily D’Ambrosio, Victorian Minister for Energy and Resources; Dr John Lasich, CTO RayGen; Andrea Gaffney, Manager Strategic Communication, ARENA; and Bob Cart, CEO RayGen, officially switch on the plant at Newbridge

Australian solar technology leader RayGen Resources has paved the way for the global roll-out of utility-scale solar energy with the official opening in regional Victoria of the world’s first concentrated solar photovoltaic (CSPV) power station, that could see exports of cutting-edge solar components skyrocket.

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Rayton Solar set to make solar energy 62% cheaper via a laser beam

American company Rayton Solar claims to have developed the technology to produce solar panels in the U.S.  that are 62% cheaper than the industry standard and are 25% more efficient.

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SolarCity partners with Incapital to Make Solar Bonds Available to US investors

SolarCity today announced a strategic partnership with Incapital, a leading distributor of securities to financial institutions and investment advisors including many of the nation’s largest brokerage firms, to expand the availability of Solar Bonds for investors across the U.S.

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