US utility Black Hills Energy will break ground on its first utility-scale solar project this year, as it announces plans to achieve an 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from its Colorado generation operations by 2030.
‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member Trina Solar has signed a long-term PV module supply deal with US energy major NextEra Energy totalling 4GW, thought to be the largest order of its kind outside of China.
A large-scale solar PV system paired with pumped hydro energy storage could cover as much as 25% of the Hawaiian island of Kaua’i’s energy demand, pushing the island’s total share of renewables in its energy mix past 80%.
San Antonio, Texas utility, CPS Energy has launched a Request for Proposal (RFP) in a bid to almost triple its solar capacity as well as include energy storage projects under its first Global FlexPOWER Bundle.
A round-up of the latest solar industry news from around the world, as Yingli and JA Solar secure module supply deals, Keppel acquires a stake in a 500MW project and Mytilineos expands in Australia and Spain.