Lightsource signs contract for 25MW PV pipeline in Western US

PV energy asset owner-operator Lightsource BP has signed 20-year power purchase agreements with California's Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) and Continental Divide Electric Cooperative (CDEC) for a PV pipeline of 25MW in the Western US.

Movers & Shakers: Lightsource, Vivint Solar, Azure Power, Coronal & The Solar Foundation

In this week's Movers & Shakers segment, PV Tech focuses in solar jobs in the US, with the UK's Lightsource embarking on its pilot expansion into North America, and Panasonic's Coronal Energy likewise strengthening its North American operations with new strategic leaders. An early-stage investor exits India's Azure Power and The Solar Foundation launches a new online career platform, in other news.

Movers & Shakers: SolarPower Europe, Lightsource, Trina Solar, Coalition for Community Access & More

This week's Movers & Shakers segment sees big waves in Europe with a new president for SolarPower Europe and Lightsource hiring a new strategy officer in its move to evolve from a pure solar company to a global energy leader. There's resignations in some of Asia's biggest module manufacturers including Trina Solar and Yingli Green, and the Coalition for Community Solar Access celebrates its first anniversary and talks to PV Tech on how to keep the community solar boom going.

Lightsource building largest floating PV project in Europe

Construction of Europe’s largest floating solar PV array is underway on London’s Queen Elizabeth II reservoir, where the installation will help Thames Water meet its target of self-generating a third of its own power by 2020.