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JA Solar Withdraws from Price Undertaking in the European Union

JA Solar Holdings Co. Ltd.,one of the world’s largest manufacturers of high-performance solar power products,recently announced its decision to withdraw from the European Union’s (“EU”) price undertaking. The Company will now serve the European market through its manufacturing facilities outside of China. In December 2013, the Council of the European Union imposed definitive anti-dumping and […]

Amplus to invest Rs 90 cr in Walmart’s rooftop solar plants

Amplus Energy Solutions has committed an investment of Rs 90 crore to install and commission 15 rooftop solar power plants for world’s leading retailer Walmart in India. Gurgaon-based Amplus plans to fund the investment through the money it raised from a global infrastructure investment fund, I Squared Capital. It raised USD 150 million last year […]

RPower to double power plants’ capacity;plans 400MW solar unit

Reliance Power plans to double capacity of its Rosa and Butibori thermal power plants and will set up a 400 MW solar plant in the coming years, the company’s Chairman Anil Ambani said today.Addressing RPower’s 22nd Annual General Meeting, he said it will double the capacity of its Rosa and Butibori power plants to 2400 […]

Yes Bank to raise Rs 330 cr via green infra bonds

Private lender Yes Bank recently said it will raise about Rs 330 crore (USD 50 million) by issuing a 7-year term green infrastructure bond to FMO, the Dutch Development Bank, on a private placement basis.”FMO will be investing in Yes Bank’s bonds through FMO’s own sustainable bonds. The definitive agreement was signed today at the fourth […]

Counterparty Delays Forcing Renewable Energy Projects to Run Out of Steam

State power utilities’ (major power purchasers) insensitivity to projects’ debt service commitments and delays in making payments – problems specific to conventional energy developers – are now plaguing renewable energy projects, says India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra). The central government’s initiative – Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojana scheme – aims to lessen the cash flow strain […]

World’s First Piloted Solar Powered Helicopter Takes Flight

A group of students from the University of Maryland have made aviation history when their solar powered helicopter — the Solar Gamera — took to the air for the first ever flight of a piloted solar-powered helicopter. The Solar Gamera is the solar powered version of the Gamera, a human-powered helicopter which was an entry […]

Products

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 […]

Silfab Solar Debuts Ultra-High-Efficiency, 60-Cell Module

Silfab Solar, North America’s leading PV module manufacturer, will debut next week one of its most advanced 60-cell solar modules with a maximum power rating of 300Wp. The new SLA-M 300 module is the latest in a string of design and manufacturing achievements by a Silfab’s veteran engineering team to deliver high-quality, high-efficiency modules to […]

India

Intersolar India 2016: Extensive Accompanying Program For A Growing Market

India has one of the fastest growing solar markets in the world. According to the Mercom Capital Group, a total of 8.1 gigawatts (GW) of photovoltaic (PV) capacity had been installed in the country by August 2016, and 21 additional GW are already in the pipeline. These figures present the ideal backdrop against which to […]

Hindustan Power awarded ‘Best Solar Developer’ by IPPAI during 17th Regulators and Policy Makers Retreat

Hindustan Power – India’s leading integrated power player – has been awarded the ‘Best Solar Developer’ by the Indian Power Producers Association of India” during its 17th Regulator and Policy makers Retreat. The jury comprising of Prof. S L Rao, Former Chairman, CERC; HL Bajaj, Former member, Appellate Tribunal for Electricity; Rakesh Nath, Former Member, […]

MNRE:Expression of Interest (EoI) for conducting a study of Impact of Training Programme sponsored by the Ministry.

MNRE has been sponsoring short-term training programme mainly in areas of construction/manufacturing, installation, operation & maintenance and entrepreneurship of Renewable Energy Systems under its HRD Programme as well as other programmes. The trained manpower under these programmes is expected to undertake installation and post installation servicing of the systems installed in nearby areas of their […]

Sukhbir Singh Badal to inaugurate largest solar power plant in Punjab

Deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal will inaugurate the largest power plant at a single location in the state in Mansa on September 29.Stating this Chandigarh on Monday, Punjab New and Renewable Energy Minister Bikram Singh Majithia said the 31.5 MW solar power plant, set up with an investment of Rs 200 crore at Mirpur […]

Hindustan Power Project firms set up 31.5 MW at solar plant in Punjab

Hindustan Power Project Ltd (HPPL) subsidiaries Bhanu Energy Infrastructure and Power LtdBSE 0.00 % & Bhanu Energy Industrial Development Ltd have set up the country’s largest single-location solar power plant of 31.5 MW at Mirpur Lalan village in Mansa district of Punjab. “HPPL is also set to commission another 50 MW project in Punjab in […]

Solar power generation at Cochin International Airport to be doubled in five months

The solar power generation from Cochin International Airport Limited(CIAL), the first fully solar energy powered airport in the world will be almost doubled in five months. It will be increased from current 15.4 MW to 28.8 MW by February by upgrading the installation capacity of the existing solar power plant, said Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan […]

Energy Storage

Battery storage system optimizes power supply on Italian island

Siemens has successfully tested and put in operation a turnkey Siestorage battery storage system on behalf of Italian energy utility Enel. The system is integrated in the island power station located on the Mediterranean island of Ventotene. All components are integrated directly in the island’s supply network and, thanks to an intelligent control unit, developed […]

Colton Joint Unified School District Expected to Save Millions with SunPower® Solar and Storage

Colton Joint Unified School District (CJUSD) and SunPower Corp. are celebrating the upcoming construction of SunPower® Helix™ carport systems at 28 schools with a kickoff event at Grand Terrace High School on Saturday, Sept. 24. The SunPower Helix carport systems will generate approximately 6.1 megawatts (MW) of clean energy and are estimated to provide CJUSD with […]

Utility Involvement in the Emerging U.S. Residential Energy Storage Market is Expected to be Crucial to Further Growth

A new slide-based report from Navigant Research analyzes the U.S. residential energy storage (RES) market, focusing on the value these systems can provide customers and grid operators, as well as on collaborations between utilities and leading vendors, with system cost projections and adoption forecasts provided through 2025.Momentum in the RES market is increasingly rapidly thanks […]

Camborne Energy Storage to Install the First Tesla Grid-Scale Powerpacks in Europe

UK-based developer of large-scale energy storage projects, is pleased to be installing the very first grid scale Tesla Powerpacks in Europe. With the recent arrival of the batteries to a site in Somerset, Camborne are co-locating them with a ground mounted solar PV site. The combined solar and battery installation has the capacity to provide […]

Research

Offshore Wind Capacity Reached Nearly 12 GW by the End of 2015

A recent report from Navigant Research examines the major offshore wind markets, with wind power capacity forecasts and global and country-level analyses, through 2020.The offshore wind market has increasingly improved in select countries where development ambitions are matched with supportive policy. Europe’s industry-leading countries are well into a transition phase to more market-oriented policies that […]

Understanding energy demand is key to an affordable clean energy future

Morocco is quietly becoming one of the most low-carbon economies in the world, on track to exceed its goal of having 42% of its power capacity based on renewable sources by 2020. Yet the country also understands that the low-carbon transition is not just about deploying renewable power generation. It’s also about understanding who is using […]

‘Food waste may store solar, wind energy’

Sugar alcohols – an abundant waste product of the food industry – mixed with carbon nanotubes could be used to store excess solar and wind energy for times when the Sun is down or the air is still, scientists have found. Electricity generation from renewables has grown steadily over recent years. To keep up with this expansion, […]

Vattenfall’s bid cuts offshore wind cost ‘faster than expected’

Vattenfall, a Sweden-based producer and distributor of electricity and heat, won a tender this week to build two offshore wind farms with a record-breaking bid of EUR 60 ($67.33) per MWh – 20% lower than the previous record set by Dong Energy in July.The low bid is supported by the location of the wind farms, […]

Asia - Pacific

United PV was shortlisted as Recommended Investor for Baotou Project

United Photovoltaics Group Limited was pleased to announce on the 27th, its subsidiary, United Photovoltaics (Changzhou) Investment Co., Ltd. successfully becomes the 2016 Recommended Enterprise for Inner Mongolia Baotou City Coal-Mining Subsidencial Area Advanced Technology PV Power Generation Demonstration Site, leading China PV industry once again. According to the Baotou government “2016 Project Sponsors for […]

Canadian Solar Wins ARENA Funding for 47MWp Solar Power Projects in Australia

Canadian Solar Inc., one of the world’s largest solar power companies,recently announced that it has been awarded US$3.5 million funding from Australian Renewable Energy Agency (“ARENA”) for two of its solar power projects, totaling 47MWp in Australia. The two solar power projects, located in Longreach and Oakey, Queensland, are 17MWp and 30MWp each in size. […]

ARENA : Garden Island Microgrid Project

The Garden Island Microgrid Project will be the world’s first wave energy integrated microgrid and will produce both power and desalinated water. The Project will involve the construction and integration of 2MW of photovoltaic solar capacity, a 2MW/0.5MWh battery storage system and a control system with Carnegie’s CETO 6 wave energy generation technology. Together this […]

ARENA Commits $2.5m for World First Microgrid Project

Wave energy developer Carnegie Wave Energy Limited  is pleased to announce that it has been awarded $2.5 million from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) to support the world’s first solar, battery and wave integrated microgrid project. The Project will involve the construction and installation of a 2MW solar PV array, a 2MW/0.5MWh battery energy […]

Europe & UK

Arise AB: Arise Has Entered into an Agreement with Kraftö for the Acquisition of a Project Portfolio of 370 MW

Arise AB  has entered into an agreement with Kraftö AB (”Kraftö”) for the acquisition of parts of Kraftö’s project portfolio. In total, the acquisition comprises five projects corresponding to approx. up to 370 MW, provided that all projects obtain legal force permits. The transaction is estimated to be completed on 1 January, 2017. The transaction […]

Electric vehicles will help the shift toward EU’s green transport future

A large scale roll-out of electric cars on European roads would result in significantly lower greenhouse gas emissions and lower levels of certain air pollutants, according to a European Environment Agency (EEA) assessment released today. However, widespread use of such vehicles would pose challenges for Europe’s power grid in meeting increased electricity demand. The EEA […]

Arise AB: Arise and Fortum Agree to Investigate a Possible Sale of the Kölvallen Wind Project

Arise AB  group  has signed a letter of intent (“LOI”) with Fortum Sverige AB (“Fortum”) regarding a possible sale of the more than 200 MW Kölvallen wind farm currently in final development (the “Project”). The LOI targets a sale of the Project to Fortum during the second quarter of 2017. However, such a sale will […]

Avancis and Sunpartner Technologies Sign Partnership Agreement for the BIPV Market.

Recently, Sunpartner Technologies and Avancis announced their strategic partnership in energy-producing solar glass based on Avancis´ CIGS thin-film technology. These thin-film cells will be used in Sunpartner’s semi-transparent WYSIPS® Design-Glass for the construction and use in smart city markets. From September 20-23, 2016 the first semi-transparent solar glazing panel from this partnership will be shown […]

Infographics

EQ Solar RPO Map Of India

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Americas

Zuma Energia strengthens position in Mexico’s clean energy market following 725MW auction win

Zuma Energia has cemented its position as one of the leading clean energy companies in Mexico following the Long Term Second Auction announced this morning. The auction, organized by the Mexican Ministry of Energy and the National Center for Energy Control saw Zuma win with a portfolio of 725MW. These projects represent 26.5% of the […]

SolarCity Appoints Radford Small Chief Financial Officer

SolarCity Corporation recently announced that it has promoted Executive Vice President of Global Capital Markets Radford Small to the role of Chief Financial Officer, reporting to CEO Lyndon Rive. Mr. Small, among the most experienced executives in renewable energy finance, has enjoyed a successful tenure at SolarCity, where he helped the company create approximately $3 billion […]

SolarCity Creates Funds to Finance Over $347 Million in Solar Projects for Homeowners and Small Businesses

SolarCity Corp. recently announced that it has partnered with Citi to create two separate funds to finance more than $347 million in solar projects. The first fund is expected to finance more than $284 million in residential solar projects across the U.S. The second fund is expected to finance approximately $63 million in projects for small […]

MEA

Students Through PG&E’s Solar Suitcase Program Bring Light to 2,400 Kenyans

Students across Northern and Central California will have the opportunity to bring clean, renewable energy to communities in Kenya through Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s (PG&E) Solar Suitcase Program.PG&E has selected 19 high schools to participate in the second year of the program and provided each school with more than $8,000 worth of equipment and […]

Kenyan solar internet startup raises $4.1m OPIC loan

The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the US government’s development finance institution, has announced commitment and first disbursement of a US$4.1 million loan to Kenyan startup Mawingu Networks, a provider of solar-powered wireless internet.Launched in 2013, Mawingu Networks uses a combination of solar power and new radio technologies to connect rural people to the internet, […]

Eni enters the field of renewable energies in Algeria

Eni has reached a strategic agreement with Sonatrach for the implementation of renewable energy projects in Algeria.The first project will be the construction of a 10 MW photovoltaic plant in the Bir Rebaa North (BRN) field, co-operated by the two companies through GSA (Sonatrach-Agip Groupement). The goal is to start activities before the end of […]

PV Manufacturing

Meyer Burger launches comprehensive structural programme to sustainably increase its profitability

Meyer Burger Technology Ltd  announced recently that it has initiated a company-wide structural programme. The objective of the programme is to extensively strengthen the company’s strategic technology units focussed on high-end photovoltaic user markets and to increase its flexibility in the often challenging high-end key markets. In addition, the global service business will be strengthened and […]

Business and Residential Demand Strong for Affordable Community Solar in Minnesota

NRG Energy, Inc. recently announced that its renewables business has broken ground on its first five community solar projects in Minnesota and reached agreements to subscribe several national business customers to its solar farms in the state. “Across Minnesota we are hearing the same strong message from residents and businesses alike: they want to be powered […]

Stacked Perovskite/CIGS Solar Module Achieves Unprecedented Efficiency at 17.8 Percent.

Scientists from Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung Baden-Württemberg (Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research, ZSW), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and imec (partner in Solliance and EnergyVille) have fabricated a thin-film solar module stack made up of perovskite and Copper Indium Gallium Selenide (CIGS) with a conversion efficiency of 17.8 percent. For the first […]

Business & Finance

Mexico’s IEnova wins two solar contracts in energy auction

The Mexican unit of Sempra Energy, Infraestructura Energetica Nova, won the rights to develop two solar power projects at auction on Wednesday, totaling 141 megawatts and $150 million in expected investment, the company said in a statement. The company, known as IEnova, won the rights to build and operate the 100 megawatt Tepezala II Solar […]

Ellomay Capital: Generating Capital To Allocate

Ellomay Capital Ltd invests in international power generation assets on the basis of value and cash yield. Its asset mix comprises solar plants in Italy and Spain as well as an investment in an Israeli gas-fired power plant. The company enjoys a high level of cash generation (FY16e FCF yield 8.4%), which management allocates between debt […]

Enertis launches its new mobile laboratory for the analysis of photovoltaic plants in Chile

Enertis, global consulting and engineering firm and a leader in the international renewable energies sector has launched its first PV Mobile Lab in Chile.The launch of the new PV Mobile Lab in Chile contributes extensively to the international expansion plan of the company and to the consolidation of Enertis in this market since it opened […]

Solar Off Grid & Roof Tops

UL supports adoption of Solar based water pumps for agricultural application in India

The solar revolution in India is not just limited to transitioning toward cleaner energy. For the millions of people in the rural hinterland who are off the grid, solar energy is a truly transformative force. Apart from generating electricity for domestic use, the 300 days of sunshine in the country can also be harnessed for […]

Bolymedia Holdings Co. Ltd. Announces BolySolar Roof Technology

Bolymedia Holdings Co. Ltd., a global high-tech company headquartered in Silicon Valley, is pleased to announce its latest technology for renewable energy at the Chinese Renewable Energy Conference November 3, 2016 in Wuxi, China. BolySolar is a complete set of solar system technologies that will revolutionize the energy industry. At CREC 2016, Boly will announce […]

Solar-powered telecom towers put Maoist-hit areas under constant surveillance

Aiming to overcome the communication problem in Maoist-affected areas, the government is now installing solar-powered telecom towers in these regions, which will not only save fuel worth millions of rupees every year but also reduce carbon emissions. According to official estimates, at present, around 100 districts across 10 states—Bihar, Jharkhand, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Telangana, West […]

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

Fronius Perfectly suited to large photovoltaic systems

In March, a free-standing photovoltaic installation with a peak performance of 5.08 Megawatts was opened by the Ukrainian firm Eco-Optima, a specialist in planning and running renewable energy sources. The Fronius Eco inverters installed in the system impressed not only with their ease of installation and compact design, but also with their reliability. The free-standing […]

Schneider Electric India unveils Conext SmartGen™: Intelligent, Cloud-Connected Solution for Utility-Scale Renewable Power at REI Expo 2016

Schneider Electric India, the global specialist in energy management and automation and a global leader in solar and energy storage solutions – unveiled the Conext SmartGen, a 1500-volt utility scale power conversion system, at the recently held Renewable Energy India Expo 2016, India Expo Centre, Greater Noida, National Capital Region. The new paradigm for large-scale […]

Enphase Energy Announces Restructuring Initiatives and Quarterly Outlook Update

Enphase Energy, Inc. a global energy technology company,recently announced restructuring and cost savings initiatives that are expected to result in approximately $20 million of annualized operating expense savings. Enphase is reducing approximately 11 percent of its global workforce and eliminating certain non-core projects. The Company expects to incur aggregate restructuring charges in the third quarter […]

Solar Energy UK 2016: Zeversolar Showcases New Inverter for the Budget Segment

Zeversolar, a subsidiary company of the leading inverter manufacturer SMA, will be unveiling the new Zeverlution 3680 inverter for the UK market at Solar Energy UK 2016 in Birmingham October 4-6, 2016. This single-phase device with a power output of 3,900 W features integrated Wi-Fi and an Ethernet connection and offers better performance than its […]

Renewable Energy

ACCIONA Energía Signs Agreement with Sentient Science to Extend the Working Life of Its Global Wind Turbine Fleet

ACCIONA Energía, a leading renewable energy company, and the U.S. industrial software firm Sentient Science have reached an agreement with the common aim of extending the life and improving the efficiency of ACCIONA’s entire fleet of wind turbines.The agreement, signed at the WindEnergy Hamburg fair, which is being held in the German city at the […]

Schneider Electric Launches Hub Height Wind Forecasting

Schneider Electric recently announced the launch of Hub Height Wind forecasting capabilities within their industry-leading WeatherSentryOnline platform. This feature helps identify potential risks of high wind speeds and wind gusts at turbine hub heights, and the impact they may have on assets. As a result, wind farms can do better maintenance scheduling and control maintenance […]

Gamesa concludes installation of the prototypes for the new G126-2.5 MW and G132-3.3 MW turbines

Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, has completed installation at the Alaiz R&D facility (Navarra) of the prototypes of its newest turbine models: the G126-2.5 MW and the G132-3.3 MW. The G126-2.5 MW turbine is already producing power, while the G132-3.3 MW will start to do so in the coming days. Once up […]