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Sharp Electronics will add software modelling the performance of energy storage systems made by Energy Toolbase to its Smartstorage systems, following an earlier announcement that the California Solar Energy Industries’ Association (CALSEIA) will also use the software platform.
The US Department of Energy (DOE) has backed teams working on 11 new solar technologies based on micro-CPV (concentrated PV), awarding funding of between just under US$1 million and US$3.5 million to each.
Renewable energy developer Cypress Creek Renewables is to invest more than US$20 million in two new projects in South Carolina as it looks to capitalise on the US state’s solar boom.
Until clean energy is properly valued in the US, legislation-based storage procurement mandates and solar incentives such as the ITC will remain necessary to support low-carbon technologies like solar and solar-plus-storage, a prominent energy storage industry figure has said.
Indian solar market observers have downplayed the likely impact of a World Trade Organization ruling against local content policies in the country’s flagship solar programme.
Regulators in Nevada and Colorado have separately issued rulings that will throw a lifeline to the states’ respective solar net metering programmes.
Valley Electric Association (VEA), a nonprofit, member-owned electric cooperative, has announced plans to begin construction on a 15MW solar energy generation project in Pahrump, Nevada.
Solar power developer and operator Principal Solar, Inc. (PSI) has agreed to a deal to co-develop its first major solar project with partners from Entropy Investment Management.
E.ON Solar, a subsidiary of energy solutions provider E.ON SE, announced that the 20MW Maricopa West solar project has entered into its construction phase.
Brazil’s largest solar panel manufacturing facility will be inaugurated on Friday (28 August) by manufacturer Globo Brazil, providing a major boost towards financing domestic PV projects.
Lobbyists protecting fossil fuel industry interests including the Koch brothers have been criticised openly by Barack Obama this week for “standing in the way of the future” by attempting to hamper the progress of renewables.
Salt Lake City-based renewable energy developer sPower has reshuffled its senior management team, bringing in two new faces with another set to leave the firm.
PSEG Solar Source has acquired the 25.4MW Columbia Solar Project from Hanergy America Solar Solutions. Built on a reclaimed brownfield site, the project is located in Pittsburg, California — around 64 kilometres northeast of San Francisco.
Brazil has chosen 341 solar projects with a combined capacity of 11.26GW to compete at its First Energy Reserve Auction to be held on 28 August.
Tesla chief Elon Musk purchased US$5 million worth of SolarCity shares a few days after the head of a short-selling hedge fund ignited a war of words with SolarCity’s own CEO, Lyndon Rive.