Morocco is considered a the hope of the future by some in the solar energy industry, but the region also poses some technical difficulties.
Americans oppose and support 'fracking' for oil and gas in equal numbers. But large majorities want to see increased emphasis on renewable energy, polls show. Solar and wind power are number one and two in popularity.
German development KfW announced it has given a large loan to South Africa to help the nation make its energy grid more sustainable. It's an investment in renewables, with the emphasis being on solar and wind energy.
Germany's SMA solar company, a leading producer of inverters, has reported a net loss for 2014. It said rapidly sinking demand and enormous price pressures from competitors sent it into negative territory again.
Everything continues to get smaller in the tech world.