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India, Trump and climate change: There may be unexpected opportunities that lie ahead

The unexpected election of President Donald Trump has prompted diplomats and governments around the world to question what to expect from the next four years. When it comes to climate change, many environmental campaigners are alarmed. This is understandable: Trump has sent mixed signals, and we have much to learn about the new administration’s plans. […]

Quercus Announces the €150 Million First Close of its New Renewable Energy Infrastructure Funds

Quercus Assets Selection, which specialises in renewable infrastructure investments announces that it has reached its first close of €150 million, led by its Co-Founder and CEO, Diego Biasi. The three new funds are targeting an annual dividend yield of 6%, distributed semi-annually and an IRR above 11%. Quercus is looking to raise a combined €500 […]

Himachal Pradesh becomes 18th State to join UDAY: an overall net benefit of approximately Rs. 823 crores to accrue to the State

Government of India signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the State of Himachal Pradesh and the State DISCOM under the Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY) today, the for operational and financial turnaround of the DISCOM. Himachal Pradesh is the 18th State to sign MoU under UDAY. An overall net benefit of approximately Rs. 823 […]

SECI to Launch 1000 MW Rooftop Solar PV Scheme for Government Sector

As a step towards fulfilment of the Government of India’s target for installation of 40 GW rooftop solar power plants by the year 2022, Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) is launching recently a tender of 1000 MW capacity for development of grid-connected rooftop solar capacity for Central Government Ministries/Departments. This would be the largest […]

Swiss unveil stratospheric solar plane

Payerne, Switzerland: Just months after two Swiss pilots completed a historic round-the-world trip in a Sun-powered plane, another Swiss adventurer on Wednesday unveiled a solar plane aimed at reaching the stratosphere. The SolarStratos, a sleek, white two-seater aircraft with long wings covered with 22 square metres (237 square feet) of solar panels, is set to […]

Electric passenger planes to operate within next 10 years: Solar Impulse founder

The co-founder of a project, which saw a solar-powered aircraft complete the first fuel-free flight around the world, this year expects electric passenger planes to operate in just under 10 years. Bertrand Piccard, who along with fellow pilot Andre Borschberg founded Solar Impulse, also shrugged off concerns that U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s appointment of a […]

Products

Greenlight Planet Introduces the Sun King Charge, Its Most Affordable Dual Task Solar Light and Mobile Charging Solution

Greenlight Planet Introduces the Sun King Charge, Its Most Affordable Dual Task Solar Light and Mobile Charging Solution.With the Sun King Charge, consumers can use the lamp and solar panel independently of each other for hours or days at a time. This enables consumers to light their homes or workplace and charge their USB devices […]

Panasonic Launches New HIT® N295 PV Module For Europe

Panasonic has announced the launch of its new HIT® N295 solar module for Europe. The latest addition to the company’s high-efficiency product portfolio is the most powerful sub-1.6m² solar panel available on the continent and provides installers with one of the most comprehensive, flexible solar offerings on the market to deliver more power on any […]

SMA Introduces First Freestanding Inverter for Commercial PV Systems

SMA Solar Technology AG (SMA) has expanded its internationally successful Sunny Tripower string inverter family with the third generation. At Solar Power International 2016, which currently takes place in Las Vegas, Nevada, visitors have the opportunity to see the new Sunny Tripower CORE1 for the first time. The 50 kW string inverter is designed for […]

SolarWorld Will Unveil AC Solar Panel

SolarWorld, the largest U.S. crystalline-silicon solar technology manufacturer for more than 40 years, announced recently that the company will debut an integrated alternating-current (AC) solar panel at the trade show Solar Power International. The company will unveil the SolarWorld AC Module – available for purchase early next year – at its booth at the largest trade show […]

MiaSolé Announces New Products that Revolutionize Solar Industry – Next Generation, Flexible Ultra-light Solar Technology

Timed with the Solar Power International event in Las Vegas, MiaSolé recently announced the availability of its Next Generation Flexible Ultra-Light Solar Technology Products. As solar power is one of the fastest growing and most promising clean energy sources with almost 70GW of worldwide installations forecast in 2016, MiaSole’s Next Generation Flexible technology delivers significantly higher […]

SPI 2016: Hanwha Q CELLS Completes Strong Q.ANTUM Portfolio with Monocrystalline Solar Module Series “Q.PEAK”

Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd., one of the world’s largest photovoltaic manufacturers of high-quality, high-efficiency solar modules, today announced that it will unveil a complete series of new monocrystalline solar modules and prototypes based on the company’s proprietary Q.ANTUM technology at Solar Power International in Las Vegas from September 13-15, 2016. The new monocrystalline Q.ANTUM […]

India

Railways plans 1,000 MW solar power

The Railways has planned to source about 1,000 Mega Watt (MW) solar power as part of its solar mission, the Lok Sabha was informed today. Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain in a written reply said, ”the Vision 2020 document of the Railways envisages to utilise at least 10 per cent of its energy […]

Anil Ambani’s Reliance Infra sells transmission assets to Adani

Following on the heels of its announcement to sell its transmission assets to Adani Group, Reliance Infrastructure today said it has signed a share purchase agreement with Adani Transmission for the sale of 100% of its Western Region System Strengthening Scheme Transmission Assets. “SPA for Parbati Koldam Transmission Company Limited (PKTCL) shall be executed upon […]

India’s debt-laden power retailers seen scaring off global investors

India’s money-losing state power retailers may be scaring off power plant investors, according to Sembcorp Industries Ltd., compounding the industry’s woes that have left about 20 per cent of the country without electricity. Delayed payments by the distributors and their reluctance to sign long-term purchase contracts are risks for investors, said Vipul Tuli, chief executive […]

Piramal Enterprises bet on corporate lending, aims to double AUM in non-realty lending business

Piramal Enterprises is betting big on corporate lending, aiming to double assets under management in its non-real estate lending business, Structured Finance Group, to more than Rs 4,000 crore by March. SFG, founded in 2013, has deployed Rs 2,160 crore as of September 30. “We are confident of doubling our AUM in the near term […]

Utilisation of Renewable Energy

Vision 2020 document of the Indian Railways envisages to utilize at least 10% of its energy requirement from renewable sources. Indian Railways (IR) has planned to source about 1000 Mega Watt (MW) Solar Power as part of its Solar Mission. Further, Indian Railways also plans to harness about 200 MW of wind power in next […]

Residents Of Sector 27 Join Chandigarh Administration’s Clean Energy Drive

All it takes a strong will to choose the road less traveled and the footprints become the guide for all to follow. Such an exemplary initiative has been taken by the residents of Sector 27 in Chandigarh. All the residential houses and commercial establishments here will soon install solar power generation systems on the rooftops […]

Energy Storage

APS, AES Bring Energy Storage to Arizona Customers

Arizona Public Service (APS) is bringing battery-based energy storage to the desert through a 4-megawatt (MW) energy storage agreement with AES Energy Storage. The pair of 2-MW AES Advancion® energy storage arrays, which will provide enough storage capacity to power 1,000 homes, will be deployed as part of the APS Solar Partner Program (SPP) and […]

Sunverge Delivers Advanced AC-Coupled Energy Storage System

Sunverge Energy, a leading provider of intelligent energy storage systems for residences and small businesses, recently announced the immediate availability of an AC-coupled model of its industry-leading energy storage product. Offered to renewable energy installers and electric utility partners, this alternative method for connecting to rooftop solar systems provides superior backup power and easier installation […]

RES and Lloyd’s Register make statement on battery storage to stop power black-outs

“Operators are faced with a huge challenge to protect energy generation supply and demand in extreme weather conditions,” says Jeremy Moon, Head of Technical at RES in Australia. “We understand this requires investment long term and the adoption of new technology and solutions that enable sustainable energy provision now and in the future.” Demand for energy […]

Corporate Investments in Energy Storage Reach $660 Million in Q3 2016

According to the latest edition of GTM Research and ESA’s U.S. Energy Storage Monitor, corporate investment in energy storage reached an all-time high in terms of quarterly investments in Q3. Disclosed venture funding and project finance totaled $660 million in the third quarter of the year, bringing the annual total to $812 million. The largest […]

Research

IHS Markit: Electric Vehicles Expected to Account for 15 to 35 Percent of World’s Vehicle Sales in 2040; One of Several Converging Factors that Could Bring About Greatest Transformation Since Dawn of Automotive Age

Electric vehicles could make up 15 to 35 percent of total new vehicle sales globally in 2040, according to IHS Markit, a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions. The findings are part of a new research project, Reinventing the Wheel, that will be conducted over the first half of 2017. “The key question is […]

Reports Show Robust Growth in Corporate Demand for Renewable Energy and Pathway for States to Capture Market Benefits

A market brief released today by national business group Advanced Energy Economy finds that renewable energy demand among U.S. companies is significant and growing quickly. Another report published today by the Center for New Energy Economy at Colorado State University (CNEE) explores a pathway for state energy markets to meet this growing corporate demand for […]

THE STORY OF OPEX SOLAR SOLUTIONS BUSINESS IN INDIAN BANKS

THE STORY OF OPEX SOLAR SOLUTIONS BUSINESS IN INDIAN BANKS…. (28) Related posts: Interview with Steven Chen Director Of Indian Sales & Business Deveopment, JA SOLAR HOLDINGS CO., LTD. Implementation of 5.76MWp(DC) GCRT solar PV Plant (CAPEX) including O&M for a period of 5 yrs SunPower to Provide Business Update Solar Lights

The 175GW renewables goalan Indian rope trick?

The 175GW renewables goalan Indian rope trick?…. (34) Related posts: The 175GW renewables goal – an Indian rope trick? Implementation of 5.76MWp(DC) GCRT solar PV Plant (CAPEX) including O&M for a period of 5 yrs Solar Lights India’s Journey towards 175 GW Renewables by 2022

Asia - Pacific

SPI Energy Co., Ltd. Ranked among “2016 Global Top 500 New Energy Enterprises”

SPI Energy Co., Ltd. (“SPI Energy” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: SPI), a global clean energy market place for business, residential, government and utility customers and investors, today announced that the Company has been recognized as one of the “Global Top 500 New Energy Enterprises” (the “Rank”) and was also awarded the “Independent Innovation Award” and […]

China Merchants New Energy Ranked among “Global Top 500 New Energy Enterprises” and China’s Top Ten New Energy Enterprises

On December 6, the “2016 Global Top 500 New Energy Enterprise Conference and New Energy Development Summit Forum” was hosted in Wuhan and released the top enterprises list, namely the “2016 Global Top 500 New Energy Enterprises” list. China Merchants New Energy Group Limited (“CMNE”) was ranked the 33th place in the Global Top 500 […]

$20 Million Grant to Spur Private Sector Solar Power Investment in Nepal

Nepal is to receive a $20 million grant to spur private sector investment in utility-scale solar power. The funding should ensure installation of at least 25 megawatts (MW) of solar power by 2018 but, more importantly, will provide a business model that can be replicated and scaled up elsewhere in the energy-strapped South Asian nation. The […]

DISCLOSEABLE TRANSACTION IN RELATION TO THE ACQUISITION OF THE PROJECT COMPANY

On 30 November 2016, the Purchaser, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, entered into the Acquisition Agreement with the Vendor and the Project Company, pursuant to which (i) the Purchaser agreed to acquire, and the Vendor agreed to sell, the entire equity interest in the Project Company; and (ii) the Purchaser agreed to assume the […]

Europe & UK

£600m Solar Buyback Scheme

Lightsource Renewable Energy has revealed it is looking to invest up to £600m over the next five years in buying solar assets from households and businesses, as it looks to diversify its revenue streams. The company, which is one of the leading developers and operators of solar assets in Europe, said the scheme would offer […]

Swedish Energy Minister Ibrahim Baylan to chair the IEA’s Ministerial Meeting in 2017

Ibrahim Baylan, Sweden’s Minister for Energy, was named as the chair of the International Energy Agency’s Ministerial meeting, which will be held in Paris in November 2017. Mr Baylan was appointed unanimously during the IEA’s Governing Board meeting yesterday. Mr Baylan has been Sweden’s energy minister since 2014. He is also Minister in charge of […]

Arise AB: Power Production in November 73.2 GWh

Arise AB (STO:ARISE) Better winds than normal in November resulted in a power production of 73.2 GWh, compared to the month´s budget of 61.7 GWh. Of this 37.0 GWh refers to Own wind power production and 36.2 GWh to Co-owned wind power production, compared to the month´s budget of 33.6 GWh and 28.1 GWh. Due […]

Boralex Announces the Acquisition of Enercon’s Interest in the 230 MW Niagara Region Wind Farm, a $150 Million Public Equity Offering and a 7.1% Increase in its Annual Dividend per Share

Boralex Announces the Acquisition of Enercon’s Interest in the 230 MW Niagara Region Wind Farm, a $150 Million Public Equity Offering and a 7.1% Increase in its Annual Dividend per Share…. For more information please see below link: (2) Related posts: SITC of 1.5 KWp Roof Top Off Grid Type Power System at PO Building […]

Infographics

Gujarat Solar Plants Ranking Map 2016

Solar Plants Ranking Map 2016….   EQ REsearch presents Gujarat Solar Plants Ranking Map 2016. Grid Connected Utility Scale Solar Powwer Plants are ranked on the basis of CUF achieved. CUF is calculated on the basis of actualy generation, capacity of the plant. For any feedback / suggestions / comments / correction, please email EQ’s […]

Electrifying the world

By Tomi Motoi, GE representative to the International Energy Agency The energy system drives today’s economic and social progress. Global energy investment in 2015 accounted for nearly 2.4 percent of global GDP—electricity, including networks, accounted for 37 percent of this investment[1], serving worldwide energy demand and providing critical energy access to millions. Electricity also plays […]

EQ Solar RPO Map Of India

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Solar Map Of India 2016 Dear Solar Industry Colleagues, Warm Greetings from EQ Int’l <www.EQMagPro.com> After Massive Success of EQ Solar Map of INDIA 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th Edition, EQ plans the following Solar Maps for 2016-2017 1. EQ Solar Map of India 7th Edition 2017 2. EQ Solar PV RoofTop & […]

Average annual growth rate of renewable energy capacity and biofuels production

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Americas

sPower Inks 105 Megawatt 20-Year Solar PPA with MCE

sPower, a leading independent renewable energy provider, today announced that it has been awarded a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with MCE, a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program serving Marin County, Napa County and the cities of Benicia, El Cerrito, Lafayette, Richmond, San Pablo and Walnut Creek. The PPA is for 105MWac of photovoltaic solar […]

Georgia Power dedicates new 30-MW solar facility at Fort Stewart

Leaders from Georgia Power and the U.S. Army joined elected officials, community leaders and other dignitaries at Fort Stewart near Hinesville, Ga. today to dedicate a new 30 megawatt (MW) on-base solar facility. The 30 MW alternating current, or 42 MW direct current, solar generation facility is the fourth completed by Georgia Power in collaboration […]

Principal Solar, Inc. Announces Sale and Financing of Solar Projects, Shift Toward New Business Strategy

Principal Solar, Inc. , a former developer of utility scale solar power projects, announces today that, as a step toward executing on a new business strategy, the IS46 has reached mechanical completion and IS42 solar project has reached the final stages of being sold and financed. Net proceeds to PSI are scheduled to be received […]

MEA

Kenya, World Bank Consider $150 Million Off-Grid Power Project

Kenya and the World Bank are in talks about financing a $150 million solar-and-wind project in the country’s remote, off-grid northeastern region. “We anticipate firm positions on where this project will be situated,” before inviting international bidders to tender, Ben Chumo, the managing director of electricity distributor Kenya Power Ltd., said in an interview Wednesday […]

Meridiam continues to deploy its impact Fund in Africa, with the financing of a second solar plant in Senegal

The French group Meridiam, a world leader in long-term private investment in public infrastructure, has completed the financing of a 30MWc photovoltaic centre, the second of its kind in Senegal. After opening up Senegal’s solar market with the Senergy solar plant, which is planned to become active in early 2017, Meridiam confirms its ambition to […]

PAY-AS-YOU-GO SOLAR SYSTEMS IN RURAL SENEGAL GIVE ACCESS TO ELECTRICITY

In the rural village of Salémata, located in the Kédougou region of southern Senegal, 10-year old Omar and his parents used to spend money on costly kerosene and low quality solar torches for basic lighting needs in their house. The kerosene and torches did not provide light for the whole evening, making studying at night […]

PV Manufacturing

Solar’s scorching demand for silver set to cool

Scorching demand for silver used in solar cells is set to peak this year as technology advances slash the amount of metal required. Solar power accounts for around 8 percent of overall silver consumption and has been a rare bright spot this year as falls in jewellery demand, industrial use and physical investment feed into […]

Capital increase Meyer Burger Technology Ltd

Meyer Burger Technology Ltd announced recently that in conjunction with the ordinary capital increase an additional investor, namely Brustorm SA (a Swiss industrial and investment holding company), Zug, has committed, subject to certain conditions, to purchase up to 16 million unsubscribed shares, for which subscription rights have not been exercised and which could not be […]

Capital increase Meyer Burger Technology Ltd – Additional investor commits to purchase unsubscribed shares at the offer price for an amount of CHF 5.76 million

Meyer Burger Technology Ltd announced recently that in conjunction with the ordinary capital increase an additional investor, namely Brustorm SA (a Swiss industrial and investment holding company), Zug, has committed, subject to certain conditions, to purchase up to 16 million unsubscribed shares, for which subscription rights have not been exercised and which could not be sold otherwise, for […]

Business & Finance

GE Board of Directors Approves 4% Increase in Quarterly Dividend

The Board of Directors of GE (NYSE: GE) today raised the Company’s quarterly dividend 4%, or $0.01 per outstanding share of the Company’s common stock, to $0.24 per outstanding share of the Company’s common stock. The Board declared that the dividend is payable January 25, 2017 to shareowners of record at the close of business […]

SunPower Announces Restructuring Program

SunPower Corp. recently announced a broad restructuring program to position the company for long term, sustainable growth. “As we announced in our third quarter 2016 earnings release, given the current market dislocation, we have made the strategic decision to implement a broad restructuring program to position the company for sustained, long term profitability,” said Tom Werner, […]

Norwegian oil firm Statoil makes first investment in solar technology

Norwegian oil major Statoil has made its first investment in solar power technology, stepping up efforts to gradually complement its petroleum portfolio with renewable assets, the company said on Tuesday. “We are taking a first cautious step into solar with an investment in Oxford PV,” Statoil Chief Executive Eldar Saetre told and industry conference on […]

Solar Off Grid & Roof Tops

Riverfront development project to generate solar energy

Riverfront development project to generate solar energy The Mussoorie Dehradun Development Authority (MDDA) is planning to generate solar energy as a part of the riverfront development project on rivulets Rispana and Bindal. The aim of the project is to generate 40 megawatts of energy and also to make sure that people do not litter the […]

Another educational campus in Gurgaon goes solar

A 50 kilo Watt solar power plant was unveiled on the premises of Shiv Nadar School, Gurgaon, on Friday. The power plant has been built as part of an initiative of the Haryana government that mandates certain categories of buildings, including those of private educational institutes, schools, colleges, hostels, and technical/vocational education institutes and universities […]

KVS to launch solar PV system pilot project in NCR schools

The Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) today decided to launch a pilot project to generate clean electricity through Roof Top Solar Photovoltaic System in its schools in the NCR and the North East region. According to a statement released here, a detailed survey of KVS schools located in the NCR has already been conducted for installation […]

Solar Balance of Systems

Sollega Demonstrates FastRack510 Flat Roof Racking and New FastRack String Inverter Mount at Intersolar 2016!

Sollega will exhibit at Intersolar North America the week of July 12-14, 2016. The conference will take place in the beautiful city of San Francisco. Be sure to stop by our booth #9252 and see our new string inverter mounting solutions as well as our FastRack510 ballasted flat roof PV racking. Why come to see us? […]

Intersolar: skytron energy launches updated PVGuard®, with integrated controls

skytron® energy, a First Solar company and the global market leader in utility-scale photovoltaic (PV) monitoring, recently announced the launch of version 2.3 of its PVGuard® Supervision Platform.The updated version will be showcased at Intersolar 2016, and features a new integrated control function, allowing operators to directly connect to a plant via a customized dashboard, activating […]

Global Solar Off-Grid Semi-Annual Market Report

The data in this report is limited to that provided by GOGLA member companies and Lighting Global Quality Verified companies using an online questionnaire. Companies are classified either as distributors of other companies’ branded products or as manufacturers of their own branded products. Only aggregate data is presented here, and it is only included when it has satisfied our ‘three data point […]

Solar Inverters

The Global PV Inverter and MLPE Landscape: H2 2016

The PV inverter market continues to grow more concentrated as it matures. In H1 2016, the top ten solar inverter vendors accounted for 80% of global shipments, the highest mark since 2010 when solar demand was highly centered in continental Europe…… For more information please visit below link……… Source:greentechmedia (5) Related posts: SUPPLY OF SOLAR […]

SMA SOLAR TECHNOLOGY CHANGES BOARD POSITIONS

The Supervisory Board of SMA Solar Technology AG has resolved changes to the SMA Managing Board. Roland Grebe, Board Member for HR, IT and Service Operations is resigning from the Managing Board for personal reasons and leaving the company as of December 31, 2016. The Supervisory Board took note of Grebe’s intention with deep regret, […]

Pika Energy’s Three-Phase Islanding Inverter Listed to UL-1741

Pika Energy has received ETL listing for the three-phase model of its Pika Islanding Inverter™, the company announced today. The X11400 Series Pika Islanding Inverter offers 11.4kW of 208VAC power and, like Pika’s X7600 Series, is a single-inverter solution for solar-plus-storage. The company previously announced the UL listing of its single-phase Pika Islanding Inverter (X7600 […]

SMA SOLAR TECHNOLOGY AG RECEIVES ORDER FOR 616 MW INVERTER POWER IN INDIA

SMA Solar Technology AG (SMA) and Greenko Energies Pvt Ltd, a market leader, owner and operator of clean energy projects in India, have signed contracts for the supply of 616 MW of Sunny Central 1000CP XT inverters from SMA. With the inverters, Greenko will realize PV power plants in the Indian states of Karnataka and […]

Renewable Energy

Quercus Announces the €150 Million First Close of its New Renewable Energy Infrastructure Funds

Quercus Assets Selection, which specialises in renewable infrastructure investments announces that it has reached its first close of €150 million, led by its Co-Founder and CEO, Diego Biasi.The three new funds are targeting an annual dividend yield of 6%, distributed semi-annually and an IRR above 11%. Quercus is looking to raise a combined €500 million […]

Apple makes its first major investment in wind power

Apple has bought a significant stake in several projects led by Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology, the world’s largest wind power turbine maker. It is Apple’s first major investment in wind power. The Chinese firm sold its stakes in four project companies – basically, wind turbine fields in China – to Apple, according to regulatory […]

E.ON announces major onshore wind farm US investment

E.ON announced recently that it will build the 228 megawatt onshore wind farm Bruenning’s Breeze in Willacy County, Texas. The wind farm will feature 76 three-megawatt turbines provided by the German manufacturer Nordex. Bruenning’s Breeze is scheduled for commissioning at the end of next year. Today’s announcement comes as the Company is currently constructing its […]