JinkoSolar Signs Three Solar PPAs for its 188MWac Projects in Mexico

JinkoSolar Holding Co. Ltd.  a global leader in the solar PV industry, recently announced that it signed three power purchase agreements (“PPAs”) with Mexico’s Federal Electricity Commission (Comision Federal de Electricidad or “CFE”) for the three projects totaling 188MWac that was awarded in April 2016 under the Mexico’s First Long Term Electricity Auction. According to the terms […]

Master Plan for Making Chandigarh Model Solar City Prepared

Shri Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines recently informed the Lok Sabha in a written reply that master plan for making Chandigarh a Model Solar City under the ‘Development of Solar Cities’ programme of Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has been prepared. The solar city cell […]

33029.39 MU Wind Power & 7447.92 MU Solar Power Generated During 2015-16

Shri Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines today informed the Lok Sabha in a written reply that as per information received from the Central Electricity Authority (CEA), the quantum of electricity generated during 2015-16 through Wind and Solar sources was 33029.39 MU and 7447.92 MU respectively. […]

Green bond issuances to top USD75 bn in ’16’

New Delhi, Jul 28 (PTI) Companies globally are likely to raise about USD 75 billion through issuance of green bonds in 2016, up from USD 42.4 billion mopped up last year, Moody’s Investors Service has said. It added that global green bond issuance in April-June quarter of 2016 reached a new quarterly high of USD […]

14 States MoUs Under UDAY Scheme

So far, fourteen States, namely Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Bihar, Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Goa, Karnataka, Manipur and Andhra Pradesh have signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) under Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojana (UDAY). This information was given by Shri Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable […]

New Program Will Train Utility Personnel on Innovative Smart Grid Components and Applications

India’s National Smart Grid Mission (NSGM) with the help of USAID launched its first in a series of training programs aimed at building the capacity and skills of utility personnel to develop India’s Smart Grid infrastructure. This training will help the Government of India achieve its target of having 10 percent of personnel from 14 […]


Yingli’s PID Resistant TwinMAX Dual Glass Modules Passes IEC61215/61730 Tests

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE) (“Yingli Solar” or “Yingli”), one of the world’s leading solar panel manufacturers, today announced that its TwinMax 60 cell dual glass modules (including standard and bifacial series) have passed the IEC61215/61730 tests. These standards ensure the performance and safety of the modules and thereby of investors’ capital. […]

Canadian Solar Launches New Field-Installable T4 PV Connector for Faster, Lower-Cost PV Installations

Canadian Solar Inc. (the “Company”, or “Canadian Solar”) (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world’s largest solar power companies, today announced that the company has introduced the new T4 Field-Installable PV Connector portfolio to the North American market. The T4 PV Connector is a high-quality field-installable PV connector manufactured by TLIAN, a subsidiary of Canadian Solar […]

LG Solar 72-Cell Solar Panels For Commercial Installation Available This Summer

 LG Electronics USA announced recently that U.S. shipments are beginning this month for LG’s flagship NeON™ 2 72-cell solar panels. Perfectly suited for commercial and utility scale installations, these new solar panels represent the industry’s most efficient and practical solution for commercial installations due to LG’s N-Type double-sided cell structure, LG announced during Intersolar 2016. LG’s […]

Canadian Solar Launches New 1500-Voltage Crystalline Solar Module Portfolio at 2016 Intersolar North America

Canadian Solar Inc. , one of the world’s largest solar power companies, recently announced that the company will launch the new 1500V System Voltage (“1500V”) crystalline solar module portfolio at the 2016 Intersolar North America Exhibition to be held from July 12 to July 14, 2016 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. The conventional 1000V […]

AUO Announces New P-type Mono-crystalline Solar Module with Impressive Power Output

To satisfy the thriving demand for high performance solar products, AU Optronics Corp.  announced recently that it will introduce high efficiency and durable solar solutions at Intersolar Europe 2016 from June 22 to 24 in Munich, Germany. In particular, AUO will showcase a brand-new P-type mono-crystalline module featuring superior power output, further consolidating AUO’s leadership position […]

AUO Announces New P-type Mono-crystalline Solar Module with Impressive Power Output

To satisfy the thriving demand for high performance solar products, AU Optronics Corp.  announced recently that it will introduce high efficiency and durable solar solutions at Intersolar Europe 2016 from June 22 to 24 in Munich, Germany. In particular, AUO will showcase a brand-new P-type mono-crystalline module featuring superior power output, further consolidating AUO’s leadership position […]


Shri Piyush Goyal Inaugurates Induction Program of Urban Vidyut Abhiyantas (UVAs)

Shri Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines inaugurated here today the Induction program of Urban Vidyut Abhiyantas (UVAs) to be placed in State Power Distribution Companies (Discoms).Speaking on the occasion, Shri Piyush Goyal said that these UVAs are the missionaries of technology. He asked UVAs […]

Ujaas Energy Limited announces revision in Solar Energy Grading

The rating agency CARE has assigned “SP-1 A” in Solar Energy Grading {for System Integrator (PV)} of Ujaas Energy Ltd under the Ministry of New and Renewal Energy (MRE) scheme for accreditation of Channel Partners. ‘SP-1A’ grading indicates ‘Highest’ performance capability and ‘Highest’ financial strength. Shares of Ujaas Energy Limited was last trading in BSE […]

Koyna’s floating solar panels to generate 600-MW power

Floating solar panels will be set up on a surface area of 891 square kilometres on Koyna dam will be used for solar power generation. The primary survey for the same has already been completed and the next stage of planning is currently underway. Various departments such as water resources, renewable power generation, and transmission department […]

Solar power capacity addition outstrips wind in Q1

Solar power has overtaken wind power in new capacity addition for the first time in the country. During the first quarter of current fiscal, solar power sector added 1,031 MW of new capacity when compared with 374 MW of new capacity added by the wind segment, according to Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE). […]

Piyush Goyal inducts Urban Vidyut Abhiyantas to monitor Integrated Power Scheme

Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday inducted Urban Vidyut Abhiyantas to monitor the implementation of the Integrated Power Development Scheme. Mission mode The Minister said the UVAs will take the work on a mission mode, similar to the Grameen Vidyut Abhiyantas deputed for the Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gram Jyoti Yojana. Goyal further said they […]

PM asks NITI to prepare visionary roadmap for India’s growth

Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked NITI Aayog to prepare a vision document containing a roadmap for India’s development for the next 15 years to bring transformational changes. Stating that time for incremental change is long over, Modi called for a roadmap to lay the foundation for the country’s growth over the 21st century. Interacting with […]

Energy Storage

Global Grid-Connected Energy Storage Capacity to Double in 2016, IHS Markit Says

The global energy storage market is expected to double, from 1.4 gigawatt hour (GWh) added in 2015 to 2.9 GWh this year, offering unique growth prospects for many energy companies as global energy markets continue to cool. Global grid-connected energy storage capacity will surge to 21 GWh by 2025, according to IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO), […]

Energy Capacity of Advanced Batteries for the Automotive, Stationary Energy Storage Sectors Combined Increased More Than 70% from 2014 to 2015, According to Navigant Research

A new report from Navigant Research tracks developments and trends in the advanced batteries market from shipments in 2015, including comprehensive documentation for energy capacity (MWh), power capacity (MW), cells shipped, and revenue, across global regions. Today’s advanced batteries industry is growing, with expanding markets for electric vehicles (EVs) and stationary energy storage systems (ESSs) […]

German Energy Storage Market to Reach $1B by 2021

According to a new report from GTM Research, The German Energy Storage Market: 2016-2021, Germany’s energy storage market will grow elevenfold in megawatt terms between 2015 and 2021 to reach an annual value of $1.03 billion. Germany is already one of the world’s leading energy storage markets. At the end of 2015, Germany was home […]

Landis+Gyr Supplies 10 MW of Battery Storage Capacity for Large-scale Tucson Electric Power Project

Landis+Gyr, a global leader in shaping how energy is delivered and consumed, announced it is participating in a ground-breaking energy storage project in partnership with E.ON Climate and Renewables and Tucson Electric Power (TEP). E.ON was one of two companies selected by TEP to provide capacity and availability from a 10 megawatt (MW) energy storage system. […]


Asia-Pacific Solar PV Balance of System Market to Decline Considerably to $14.2 Billion by 2020, says GlobalData

The global solar Photovoltaic (PV) Balance of System (BOS) market is set to experience varying levels of decline across a number of regions over the coming years, with the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region seeing its market depreciate the most, from $27.4 billion in 2015 to $14.2 billion by 2020, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData. […]

The 175GW renewables goal – an Indian rope trick?

The Indian rope trick was a popular magical illusion of the 19th Century and beyond, involving a lot of smoke and other visual distractions, a coil of rope that uncurled and rose up improbably towards the sky and sometimes a small boy who climbed it. With hindsight, perhaps it represented the towering ambition of its […]

IHS Markit | Latin America Solar-PV Capacity 2.7GW in 2016

Across Latin America, public tenders for photovoltaic (PV) projects are raising the pulse of the market, but challenges remain. A recent spike in new solar installations in Latin America is putting the region on track to reach 2.7 gigawatts (GW) of installed photovoltaic (PV) module capacity this year, according to IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO), a […]

Global Revenue for Energy Efficiency Commercial Building Retrofits is Expected to Exceed $100 Billion in 2025

A new report from Navigant Research examines the state of the global market for energy efficiency retrofits in commercial and public buildings, with analysis of market and technology issues, plus global market forecasts segmented by region, product and service type, and building type, through 2025. Commercial buildings consume a considerable amount of energy, and energy […]

Asia - Pacific

National renewable energy map more valuable than ever

An online map that helps renewable energy developers find the best locations for new Australian projects has received major upgrades. The Australian Renewable Energy Mapping Infrastructure (AREMI), developed by CSIRO’s Data61 with funding support from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), provides free and open access to a wide array of Australian renewable energy data […]

Australian first project combines wind and solar to produce more reliable renewable energy

Australia’s first large-scale solar farm to be co-located with wind turbines will be built near Canberra, in a development that promises more reliable, cheaper renewable energy. A 10 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) plant will be built adjacent to the existing Gullen Range Wind Farm, laying the groundwork for more solar plants to be built alongside wind […]

Sky Solar Holdings, Ltd. Completes Acquisition of 22 MW of Solar Parks in the U.S.

Sky Solar Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ:SKYS) (“Sky Solar” or the “Company”), a global developer, owner and operator of solar parks is pleased to announce the completion on July 15th of its previously announced acquisition of a combined 22 MW of solar parks from Greenleaf-TNX and SunPeak Universal Holdings, Inc. (“Selling Group”). Pursuant to the agreement with […]

China installed 20 GW of solar power in first-half; triple from a year ago

China installed 20 gigawatts (GW) of solar power capacity in the first half of 2016, three times as much as during the same period a year ago, state news agency Xinhua reported late on Thursday citing the country’s largest solar industry lobby. The surge in capacity extended China’s lead over Germany as the top solar […]

Europe & UK

Investment Plan for Europe: EIB participates in SUSI Renewable Energy Fund II

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a subscription agreement with Sustainable Sàrl, a subsidiary of SUSI Partners AG (SUSI), putting into effect the EIB’s investment commitment of up to 62 million euro in the SUSI Renewable Energy Fund II (SUSI RE II). The Investment is guaranteed under the European Fund for Strategic Investments. The signing […]

Sungrow’s 4MW Project in Ukraine Successfully Connected to Grid

Sungrow, the world’s largest PV inverter manufacturer, announces the successful connection to the grid of a 4MW project in extremely harsh conditions. The project uses Sungrow’s SG60KTL string inverter and is located in the Ukraine. This project is located in Vysokopillya, Southern Ukraine, where heavy rainfall, snow, and freezing rain have frequently posed challenges for […]


O Secretário de Estado da Energia, Jorge Seguro Sanches, autorizou, até ao momento, 180 megawatts de energia solar fotovoltaica em regime de mercado na região do Alentejo, sem tarifa bonificada, nem subsídios pagos pelos consumidores. A este valor somam-se mais 68 pedidos de licenciamento, também em regime de mercado, que deram entrada na Direcção-Geral de […]

Photon Energy Adds Further 28.5 Mwp To O&M Portfolio

Photon Energy Operations, a subsidiary of global solar power solutions provider Photon Energy NV, has taken over the operations, maintenance and monitoring of 17 PV power plants in the Czech Republic with a total capacity of 28.5 MWp. The power plants are owned by one of the leading Czech independent power producers Energy 21. „We […]


EQ Solar RPO Map Of India

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American Solar Direct partners with Del Mar Thoroughbred Club to Offer Solar to More Racing Fans

American Solar Direct, a leading California residential solar company, announced a new partnership with the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club that makes American Solar Direct the official solar sponsor of the DMTC for the 2016 and 2017 seasons. This multi-year partnership aligns with American Solar Direct’s mission to inspire greater solar adoption among homeowners, while allowing […]

Stellar Solar Completing 125kW Installation at San Rafael Parish

Stellar Solar, one of California’s leading commercial and residential solar installers since 1998 has completed nearly all of a planned 125.5kW installation at San Rafael Parish in the Rancho Bernardo neighborhood of San Diego, pending inspections and certification. The impressive photovoltaic solar energy system uses (408) LG 315-watt modules, complimented by SolarEdge monitors and inverters; […]

Duke Energy Renewables Control Center crosses 3,500-megawatt milestone; adds more capabilities

Duke Energy Renewables today announced its control center now serves more than 3,500 megawatts of wind and solar energy plants across the U.S. since it opened in its new location in 2015. As a result of this rapid growth, the center is further enhancing its cyber security and other capabilities. “The expanded Renewable Control Center […]


Lumax Energy equips ABB headquarters with Renusol mounting solution for solar microgrid installation

The South African wholesaler Lumax Energy has equipped the national headquarters of ABB, the global leader in power and automation technology, with a mounting solution for its 756 kWp solar microgrid installation. This is a world premiere for the innovative solution with fully grid-connected and off-grid functionalities designed to maximize the use of renewable energy […]

Clean Solar Energy, Brings Light To Kenya’s Villages

Picture a small village somewhere in rural Kenya. Darkness has fallen and there is no light to even go to the fields to relieve yourself. The only succour are kerosene lanterns, that are proven health hazard for the people living in the home. It was several years ago when UNEP, Nairobi, took us selected journalists from […]

Solar energy firms get loans to light up rural Tanzania

When Tanzanian company ARTI Energy brought solar lights to Kiromo village in the eastern district of Bagamoyo eight years ago, local people were excited but found them expensive.”I really liked those lamps, but I could not imagine then that I would ever own one,” recalled Kiromo resident Salum Ali.The company realised the upfront investment needed […]

PV Manufacturing

Meyer Burger congratulates Solar Impulse on successful completion of first ever round-the-world solar flight.

Meyer Burger congratulates Solar Impulse on successful completion of first ever round-the-world solar flight. Solar Impulse completes record-breaking solar-powered flight supported by Meyer Burger’s photovoltaic cell connection technology. Meyer Burger Technology Ltd (SIX Swiss Exchange MBTN) congratulates clean technology pioneers Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg together with the entire Solar Impulse crew on successfully completing […]

India’s current solar module capacity inadequate to meet annual demand: RBSA

The government’s ambitious target of 60 Gw of solar power projects in the country is not void of challenges, especially in terms of funding and equipment. As per a latest report by consulting and advisory firm RBSA on solar power in India, the requirement of 5,00,000 MVA by 2022 will need an investment of Rs 43,000 […]

Researchers discover key mechanism for producing solar cells

Researchers from the University of Houston have reported the first explanation for how a class of materials changes during production to more efficiently absorb light, a critical step toward the large-scale manufacture of better and less-expensive solar panels. The work, published this month as the cover story for Nanoscale, offers a mechanism study of how […]

Business & Finance

Brief-Partners Group Says Will Invest Over $200 Mln On Behalf Of Its Client In Taiwanese Solar Power Platform

* Partners Group to invest over usd 200 mln as majority shareholder in development of taiwanese solar power platform * Platform has entered into an agreement with sinogreenergy to develop portfolio of up to 550mw of solar power plants across taiwan * Agreed to invest over $200 million as controlling shareholder in taiwanese solar power […]

Dominican Republic’s Roadmap To A Renewable Future

Creating a sustainable future is the responsibility of all countries, and that includes allocating a greater share of the world’s energy mix to renewables. A new IRENA report, Renewable Energy Prospects: Dominican Republic, finds the Dominican Republic could by 2030 increase its share of modern renewable energy from 9 to 27%, and its share of […]

Gamesa increases net profit by 42% to €138 million on record revenues, orders and returns

Gamesa ended the first half of 2016 with record orders, revenues and returns. The company reported €138 million in net profit in the first half, a 42% increase, on €2,192 million in revenues (+33%), and €230[1] million in EBIT, plus a record 1,180 MW in order intake. This performance, which is higher than projected at […]

Solar Off Grid & Roof Tops

Rooftop solar energy system in Ooty

While rooftop solar energy systems are becoming popular in cities such as Coimbatore, it is now entering hill stations too. N. Mohanraj, a resident of Udhagamandalam, has installed one KW rooftop solar energy system in his 800-sq.ft house and connected the system to the grid. “This is the first grid-connected rooftop solar energy system in […]

Nagada gets solar street lights

Around 4,000 Juang people of Nagada and other adjoining villages under Chingudipala panchayat in Jajpur district have a reason to cheer. It was only on Wednesday that these villages saw installation of solar street lights. Nagada atop a hill in Sukinda chromite belt came into focus recently following reports that people are living there in […]

Azure Power to set up solar projects atop DLF properties

Solar energy developer Azure Power has tied up with DLF to set up solar projects on rooftops of the builder’s properties, mainly in Gurgaon, where the first smart grid is coming up.The green energy developer is aiming at commissioned capacity of more than 1,000 mw spread across 15 states in the current financial year.To boost […]

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 establishes subsidiary in Greece

In July, the Fronius Solar Energy Division established a subsidiary in Greece. The Austrian inverter manufacturer is already well-familiar with the Greek market and is therefore turning to Repowering as a route to success. On 4th July 2016, the 19th subsidiary of the Fronius Solar Energy Division opened its doors for the first time. A […]

HeliosLite/THEnergy white paper: Disruptive 1.5-axis trackers improve on-site solar power generation for hotels and resorts

An increasing number of hotels and resorts generate at least a part of their electricity on-site with renewable energy power plants. The new HeliosLite/THEnergy white paper “1.5-axis tracker technology for auto-consumption of hotels and resorts” shows that a new tracker concept improves the energy yield and cost of electricity. A development partnership with Club Med’s […]

GE Partners with Looop, Bringing 1.5kV Solar Inverter Technology to Japan

Global trends in solar indicate a bright future for 1.5kV solar technology. With higher photovoltaic (PV) modules per string and increased efficiency compared to 1-kilovolt technology, GE (NYSE: GE) and Looop are at the forefront of making the Japanese solar industry among the most advanced in the world. According to GTM Research, an estimated 92.7 […]

GE Appoints New President and CEO for its Power Conversion Business

GE  announces Azeez Mohammed has been appointed President & CEO of GE Energy Connections’ Power Conversion business, effective July 11, 2016. Azeez comes to Power Conversion from his most recent role as President and CEO, of GE’s Power Services business for Middle East and Africa. He was instrumental in leading GE’s digital transformation, helping to position […]

Renewable Energy

Nordex secures 243 MW order for U.S. wind farm

The Nordex Group has secured a new, 243 MW wind turbine order for the United States. The manufacturer has completed an agreement to supply eighty-one AW125/3000 turbines to a wind farm in Texas.The turbines are designed for IEC-2, medium-wind sites. Each turbine will be equipped with a 125-meter rotor and installed on an 87.5-meter tubular […]

Gamesa awarded début order by renewable energy producer Voltalia for the supply of 27.3 MW in Brazil

Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, has secured its first order1 from electricity producer Voltalia, listed in the Paris stock exchange. Gamesa will supply with 27.3 MW at Voltalia’s Vila Acre wind facility in the state of Rio Grande do Norte, in North-Eastern Brazil. Gamesa will supply 13 of its G114-2.1 MW turbines […]

Gamesa secures 100 MW turnkey orders from Orange Renewable in India

Gamesa, the renewable energy leader in India, has received turnkey orders from Orange Renewable for its upcoming wind projects in Maliya, Gujarat and in Gurmitkal, Karnataka.Gamesa will deliver complete turnkey solutions for a 40 MW project in Gujarat and a 60 MW project in Karnataka with the supply of 20 units of G114-2.0 MW T106 […]