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PV installer Borrego Solar and renewable energy provider sPower have begun construction on a solar installation in Suffolk County, Long Island, New York.
Siemens has installed microinverters and an electric vehicle (EV) charging station as its contribution to a ‘net zero energy’ house demonstration which is complete with solar panels fitted by 1st Light Energy.
Solar Power International 2014 got off to a bang last night with the launch of a campaign to save the Investment Tax Credit (ITC).
SolarCity, the US’s largest solar power provider, appointed a former Progressive Insurance marketing strategist as its new chief marketing officer, with hopes that he will innovatively increase promotion of the company.
UK renewables investor, TRIG, has said it will give more attention to rooftop solar due to cuts in funding for solar farms.
TuNur, a 2GW concentrated solar power (CSP) project along the same lines as the original Desertec Industrial Initiative (Dii) plan, said the idea for Middle East and North African solar energy exports into Europe is still a valid and needed venture.
The newly appointed chief of Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) is expected to continue efforts to restart the country’s nuclear power generation, according to reports.
ET Solar Energy has supplied 5MW of polycrystalline photovoltaic modules to a mining operation in Suriname.
Japan’s Kyocera and energy service start-up Stem have become the latest partnership to offer integrated solar-plus-storage to commercial customers in the US, beginning with sales in three states including California.
US PV installer Astrum Solar will source all its modules for 2015 installs from Hanwha Q CELLS, the two companies confirmed.
A 2GW concentrating solar power (CSP) project in Tunisia will apply for support from the UK government.
European module supplier, REC announced today its modules have passed new performance tests.
The working group established by the Japanese government to deal with grid connection issues for solar and other new energy generation capacity met for the first time last week.
AET has launched its ‘Rayport-B Eco’ roof ballast at this year’s SPI, held at the Las Vegas Convention Center this week.
The president of Chile, Michelle Bachelet said the country will aim to become a leader in renewable energy.
Canadian Solar will reveal a new Diamond module at SPI in Las Vegas this week.
UK farmers with solar farms on their land will no longer be eligible for any farm subsidies under the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) from January 2015.
US independent power producer, sPower has completed a 34MW solar power plant in California.
The new contracts for difference mechanism in the UK market is “an interesting opportunity for a more market orientated approach”, according to First Solar.
US commercial and industrial solar solutions provider, Inovateus Solar has partnered with Indiana-based solar racking company, Kanzo.
The Hami concentrator PV plant in China has entered its second phase, according to manufacturer Soitec and developer Focusic New Energy Holding.
Major PVEP SunEdison is looking to leverage its advanced fluidized bed reactor (PBR) technology that is claimed to offer high-purity polysilicon at the lowest cost to build a major downstream PV power plant business in the largest market, China.
Renewable energy group, Enel Green Power (EGP) has begun construction of a 19MW solar power plant in Chile.
Ideal Power, which supplies its battery converters to Sharp’s Smartstorage product in the US, has launched a range of power converters that the company claims are capable of adding grid-tied storage to megawatt-scale solar power projects.
VC funded ‘low cost’ CPV technology developer, Cogenra Solar has claimed to have set three performance records for conventional 60-cell format n-type, p-type and multi crystalline modules.
EPC firm Jinko Power, a subsidiary of major PV manufacturer, JinkoSolar is teaming with the government of Shicheng County, Ganzhou City, Jiangxi Province to develop 200MW of PV projects over a 4-year period.
CSUN’s chief financial officer, Yongfei Chen, has tendered his resignation, effective October 31, 2014.
Market research firm GTM Research expects around 130,000MT of polysilicon production to come on stream in the next few years, equivalent of 25GW, which could impact pricing.
The Indian government has revealed details of an auction of 1GW of solar projects in the state of Andhra Pradesh that will form the first part of a national 15GW roll out of PV between now and 2019.
Global EPC firm SPI Solar (SPI) has secured the land and project development rights for a 6MW project in Susami City, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan scheduled to begin construction next month.
Struggling PV project developer juwi has sold a majority holding in the company to German utility MVV Energie for an undisclosed sum.
The Chapter 11 bankruptcy of GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT) has led to the US NASDAQ stock market stopping trading of its shares today.
Two of the former shareholders in the Desertec Industrial Initiative (Dii) have said they will continue to invest in desert renewable energy despite leaving the project.
Major PV energy provider SunEdison has struck a major deal with China-based private equity firm, JIC Capital, a subsidiary of Central HuiJin Investment to fund the development and construction of PV power plant projects in China totalling 1GW over the next three years.
Potential changes to the scope of the US trade investigation into Chinese modules could create a serious drop in Taiwan-produced cell sales, according to analysts at EnergyTrend.
Fraunhofer ISE has teamed with industrial partners Merck, Heraeus and ASYS to produce fine line contacts with widths under 35µm, employing new materials and contactless techniques to reduce shading and boost conventional solar cell efficiencies.
Global solar energy provider, SunEdison, has reaffirmed its support for the UK market, despite uncertainties over how future support arrangements for large-scale PV will play out.
California-based 8minutenergy Renewables has been given the go ahead for its 135MW Redwood Solar Farms PV projects in Kern County, California.
Leading installer SolarCity is planning to launch what would be the first registered public offering of solar bonds in the US.
ET Solutions AG began construction on a ground-mounted PV project with 8.7MW capacity in Somerset, UK.
Wuxi Suntech has bolstered its warranty with the addition of insurance coverage by China-based Ping An and reinsured by Munich Re.
Module maker and project developer Canadian Solar has won a 146.4MW module order in Honduras.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is to lend US$100 million toward ACME Solar Energy’s India project plans.
US supermarket giant Walmart, last week identified as an active funder of anti-clean energy groups, has topped a list of America’s biggest corporate solar users.
Module manufacturer Trina Solar has broken the world record for P-type monocrystalline silicon PV modules with a figure of 335.2W.
The UK government will launch a consultation over the transfer of feed-in tariff (FiT) payments from one building to another before the end of the year, according to Amber Rudd, the minister for energy and climate change.
All but three shareholders of the Desertec Industrial Initiative (Dii) have quit and the group is now to become a consultancy firm, following a meeting in Rome.
SolarWorld has developed a new roof-integrated PV system that allows France’s customers to capitalise on the country’s capped €27.37 cents/kWh tariff.
The role of the inverter is changing. More than just converting the electricity generated by a PV plant from DC to AC, today’s inverter is expected to be an intelligent piece of kit that can define a solar power system’s role in the electricity network.
At Solar Energy UK (SEUK), major global PV energy provider SunEdison said that the UK had become a key market for the company, but rather than citing its PV power plant project business success, the interest was the residential and commercial rooftop markets via installers.