India will ratify CoP21 on October 2, says Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday announced that India will ratify the 21st Conference of Parties (CoP) protocol on combating climate change on the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary on October 2. ”Now the time has come to ratify the COP21 protocol. India will do it on Gandhi Jayanti on October 2,” Modi said […]

Madhya Pradesh Policy for Rooftop Renewable Energy Projects, 2016

To harness the abundantly available renewable energy potential in the state, the Government of Madhya Pradesh wishes to encourage the development of decentralised renewable energy installations (projects and applications) through this policy document. With the recent technological advances in the sector and the achievements in the space of large scale renewable energy based power generation, green energy has emerged as […]

MP govt approves domestic solar power units on rooftops

Now domestic consumers on Madhya Pradesh can produce their own electricity through solar panels on rooftops. If production is more than the household requirement at any time during the day, then it can be contributed and fed to the grid. Consumer contribution to the grid will get paid by means of adjustments and subtractions in […]

UN chief lauds India’s decision to ratify Paris agreement

UN chief Ban Ki-moon today lauded India for its “swift action” over the decision to ratify the Paris pact on climate change, saying he is looking forward to receiving New Delhi’s instrument of accession. “The Secretary-General has made clear his hopes for the ratification of the Paris Agreement by a large number of states as […]

The long road from Paris: the carbon impact of new power generation

Over the next decades, the planet’s energy challenge will be resolving how hundreds of millions of people can gain access to electricity while meeting climate targets. To do so, means cutting the carbon emission intensity of power plants – that is, reducing the amount of CO2 that is spewed out for each megawatt generated. Antiquated […]

China to Slow Green Growth for First Time After Record Boom

After installing more wind and solar farms than anywhere else on the planet, China is ratcheting back the pace of growth in an industry that’s helped lower the costs of green energy worldwide.Installations of new wind and solar farms in China are expected to drop 11 percent in 2017 from a record high this year, […]


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 […]


Premier educational institutes in Delhi gets solarised

The renewable energy venture of the Hero group, Hero Future Energies (HFE), with a rooftop solar portfolio of ~ 15 MW as on date, has been executing prominent rooftop solar projects across India since 2012. The company has recently commissioned ~ 1 MW for Delhi Technical University (DTU), Netaji Subhash Institute of Technology (NSIT), Indira […]

Payment delay, discom insensitivity a drag on green projects

State power utilities “insensitivity” to project debt service commitments and delay in making payments are plaguing renewable energy projects, India Ratings and Research today said. The Centres initiative — UDAY scheme — looks to address the cash flow strain on distribution companies through transfer of debt load to states. “However, until the scheme gathers further […]

Maharashtra discom goes slow on green power buy

The country’s most industrialized state is discriminating against green energy generation as it prefers to make payments to power plants that burn coal, top renewable energy entrepreneurs said. “Maharashtra discriminates against renewables. It pays conventional guys better. Right now, it is the first state to be doing that,” said Sumant Sinha, president of the ReNew […]

Mytrah Energy looks to raise $300 mn in next one year

Hyderabad-based renewable energy company Mytrah Energy Private Limited said it was talking to private equity investors besides looking at other options to raise about $300 million in the next one year. The company, which has recently signed a new rupee term loans of close to Rs 2,600 crore (around $380 million) to refinance senior loans from […]

Hartek Power eyes 1GW solar installations by FY18

Betting big on the solar power push by south Indian states, particularly Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, Chandigarh-based solar EPC player Hartek Power is gunning for 1GW of total installations by the next financial year, the company’s managing director Hartek Singh said here on Thursday. Of these, 500 MW will from southern states alone, he added. Hartek […]

RE certificates may be junked

Renewable energy certificates, battling declining demand, could be scrapped, officials said. The industry, however, sees a turnaround by 2017-18 and does not want the certificates to meet the fate of carbon credits. The market for these certificates, launched in 2010, crashed last year with over 10 million of them remaining unsold. Last month’s discovered price was […]

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 […]


‘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, […]

The Drivers and Challenges of Third Party Financing for Rooftop Solar Power in India

In order to meet rapidly growing electricity demand, the Government of India has set an ambitious target of installing 40 GW of rooftop solar power by 2022. This is a significant increase from the 0.7 GW of installed capacity at the end of March 2016. The Indian rooftop solar power industry has grown steadily in […]

Obama and Xi join landmark climate pact that may enter into force next year

The global climate accord reached between 195 countries in Paris last December could come into force as soon as next year, following yesterday’s decision by US President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jingping to formally join the pact to combat climate change. Ratification of the accord by the leaders of the world’s two largest […]

Asia - Pacific

JinkoSolar Helps Create Nation’s First PV Recycling Network

JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd., a global leader in the photovoltaic (PV) industry,recently announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, JinkoSolar (U.S.) Inc., in partnership with the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and a coalition of other solar companies, has successfully launched the nation’s first PV recycling program, which includes a network of cost-effective recyclers that can responsibly […]

Chinese solar power project developers offer record low tariff price -media

Chinese solar power developers have made their lowest bids so far in a tender to build a one gigawatt solar power base in Inner Mongolia, aiming to accelerate a transition to renewals, China Business News said on Friday. Fifty solar PV manufacturers and generators have bid as low as 0.52 yuan ($0.0780) per kilowatt hour […]

A Renewable Future For Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia is growing fast — its population is expected to grow from around 615 million in 2014 to over 715 million by 2025, and its economies at a rate of five per cent per year. All of this growth is expected to fuel a four per cent annual growth in energy demand, raising the […]

Panasonic Provides the “Power Supply Station”; a Stand-Alone Photovoltaic Power Package to Off-Grid Areas in Myanmar

Panasonic Corporation provided the Power Supply Station; a stand-alone photovoltaic power package, to the village of Yin Ma Chaung, a Magway Region of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar. The Power Supply Station is installed as part of a CSR effort by the Sustainable Alternative Livelihood Development Project, supported by the Mae Fah Luang […]

Europe & UK

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 […]

Heliatek Raises €80 Million

Heliatek, a world leader in organic photovoltaic and a manufacturer of solar films, has put together an €80 million ($88 million) round to finance the expansion of its HeliaFilm® manufacturing capacity by one million m² p.a.. This round comprises €42 million in equity, €20 million in debt and about €18 million in subsidies. “We are […]

Capital Stage AG: Significant majority of CHORUS shareholders accept the exchange offer

More than 84 percent of CHORUS Clean Energy AG (“CHORUS”) shareholders have accepted the voluntary public exchange offer by Capital Stage AG (“Capital Stage”). At the end of the regular acceptance period as per September 16, 2016, the acceptance ratio was 84.23 percent. On September 14, the pre-agreed minimum acceptance ratio of 50 percent plus […]


EQ Solar RPO Map Of India

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Verengo Announces Planned Sale of Assets to Crius Energy Under Section 363 Of Chapter 11

Verengo, Inc., Southern California’s leading residential solar panel installer, with over 20,000 systems installed, recently announced the proposed sale of substantially all of its assets to Crius Solar Fulfillment LLC, a subsidiary of Crius Energy Corporation and an affiliate of Crius Energy, LLC, a leading energy solutions company that provides electricity, natural gas and solar products […]

Enel Launches Innovative Pv Plant At La Silla Observatory In Chile

Enel’s state of the art La Silla photovoltaic plant in northern Chile has started operations. The facility will be inaugurated today at a ceremony that will be attended by the Chilean Energy Minister Maximo Pacheco, European Southern Observatory (ESO1) Representative in Chile Fernando Comerón and Salvatore Bernabei, Head of Latin America at Enel’s Global Renewable […]

Solar Farm Developer Offers 5.5GW Pipeline of 20MW-80MW Size Solar Projects

The parent company of Solar Farms, LLC, (ISS), based in Asheville NC, was recently ranked as a Top Ten Developer of Solar Farms in North America by Solar Power World. The company has built on this success by hiring top solar industry executives along with solar farm development professionals and is now developing approximately 10 […]


IFC Extends Support for Jordan Renewable Energy with Financing for FRV Solar Plant

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has arranged a $76 million financing package for Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV) to build a new 50 megawatt solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant in northern Jordan, the latest in a series of efforts to boost renewable energy investments in the oil-importing country. The financing package, which includes […]

SolarReserve Promotes Urban Solar Farms As A New Paradigm For Renewable Energy In South Africa

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency awarded a grant to SolarReserve South Africa (Proprietary) Limited to advance their “Urban Solar Farms” initiative in South Africa; a pioneering study into large metropolitan municipalities that will provide a framework for large commercial and industrial electricity consumers with significant power requirements to cost-effectively deploy renewable energy in urban […]

Kazakhstan to Continue Green Energy Development Regardless of Oil Prices

Kazakhstan will continue the active development of renewable energy in the decades to come regardless of oil prices, said Kanat Bozumbayev, the Kazakhstani Minister of Energy, at the Future Energy Forum in Astana. The Minister emphasized that the Kazakhstani government started to develop green energy when oil prices were at USD 120 per barrel and […]

PV Manufacturing

Guelph’s Canadian Solar lays off 130 employees

Approximately 130 people are looking for new jobs following a round of layoffs last week at Canadian Solar. Gary Robertson, vice president of human resources and administration at the company, said the Guelph plant has shut down one of its production lines in response to a lull in demand for photovoltaic modules. The solar panel […]

130 layoffs at Canadian Solar as company shifts focus to R&D

Canadian Solar says it’s still committed to Guelph, despite laying off 130 employees at its Speedvale Avenue plant.A spokesperson for the company says the job cuts are a result of Canadian Solar seeing a drop in demand for its product.Guelph MPP Liz Sandals echoed those comments Monday, adding that the company has had to drop […]

India Loses Wto Solar Appeal But May Find Other Ways To Subsidize Domestic Manufacturers

The World Trade Organization (WTO) upheld its earlier ruling and has rejected India’s appeal against Domestic Content Requirements (DCR) for manufacturing solar cells and modules and agreed that India’s localization rules discriminate against U.S. manufacturers. The result was not a surprise to anyone in the industry. A statement from U.S. trade representative said that U.S. […]

Business & Finance

Solar sector needs new debt instruments to bring down cost of capital: Rajya Wardhan Ghei

The Regulators and Policymakers Retreat (RPR) hosted by IPPAI with an overarching theme of ‘India meeting the Aspiration’ focused on the 360 degrees of the Indian power sector, both the challenges and its solutions.Eminent panelists like Rajya wardhan Ghei, CEO, Domestic Solar Hindustan Power; Kasi Viswanathan Director, Solon GmbH; Monika Rathi, Head – Business Development […]

REC Silicon ASA Trading Update

REC Silicon ASA (REC Silicon) reports that due to ongoing negative effects from the trade war between the US and China and the recent decline in PV market conditions, lower sales than previously anticipated have occurred in the third quarter. As a result, third quarter polysilicon sales volumes (excluding fines and powders) are now expected […]

United PV Acquired 82.4MW Solar Power Plants in UK

United Photovoltaics Group Limited was pleased to announce that an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, Renewable Energy UK Portfolio Limited, and Notus Investments 1 S.à r.l., Luxemburg entered into an agreement about the acquisition of 6 solar power plants with total installed capacity of power plants about 82.4 MW. Elliott Management US and British […]

Solar Off Grid & Roof Tops

A smart village which runs on solar power

At Chhotkie village deep inside the Satkosia Tiger Reserve at Angul district of Odisha, 150 homes have access to electricity and have well lit street lights. This is despite the village not being connected to the state or national electricity grid. Chhotkie village is what experts at International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid-Tropics (ICRISAT) […]

Bengal’s solar dome to light up a million homes

What took off as a pilot project to illuminate around 10 dingy shanties in a Kolkata slum would now light up at least 10 million homes across the country with no pollution.It is a simple device that traps sunlight and just concentrates it inside a dark room. Unlike photovoltaic cells, which need to convert light […]

Village in Naxal-hit Abujmarh region set to get power supply

The Chhote Dongar village of Maoist insurgency-hit Abujmarh region is set to get electricity connection for the first time, with Chief Minister Raman Singh expected to launch the supply next month. “Chairing a meeting of energy department officials yesterday, the Chief Minister gave final touch to the electrification projects across the state, particularly in Bastar. He […]

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

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 […]

SMA Sunny Central Inverters Now Certified Compliant With Global Standards

The world’s leading independent certification company Bureau Veritas certified the Sunny Central 2200/2500-EV central inverters from SMA Solar Technology AG (SMA) in accordance with IEC standard 62109-1/2. In August, the Sunny Central 2500-EV-US for PV power plants with 1500 V DC voltages was the first 1500 V central inverter to receive the UL-62109 certification for […]

SEUK | Clean Energy Live 2016: Delta to demonstrate a broad portfolio of clean energy solutions at this year’s show

At UK’s largest exhibition dedicated to the solar energy and renewable energy industry, Delta will present today’s most innovative and forward thinking solutions in Solar Power, Energy Storage Management, EV Charging Solutions and LED Lighting. Delta visualizes a clean energy future where everyone can enjoy the benefits of renewable energy and energy savings. With the […]

Sunworks Selects SolarEdge as Preferred Inverter Supplier

Sunworks, Inc., a leading provider of solar power solutions, announced this week that it has finalized a strategic supply relationship with SolarEdge Technologies, Inc, a global leader in PV inverters, power optimizers, and module-level monitoring services. By offering SolarEdge along with premium solar modules, the Sunworks residential division expects to see a substantial increase in sales […]

Renewable Energy

At EWEA, Ingeteam is to showcase an innovative system to enhance the output and performance of wind turbines

Once again, Ingeteam is to be present at Europe’s largest wind power event: the WindEnergy Hamburg fair, to be held from 27th to 30th September at the Hamburg Congress Centre, the Hamburg Messe.Ingeteam will showcase its latest products on stand 413, hall A4, including converters, generators and Operation & Maintenance services. Ingecon Wind FIX2VAR Speed […]

Gamesa to build a 50-MW wind farm for ReNew Power in India under a turnkey arrangement

Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, has secured a new order in India from ReNew Power, one of India’s leading independent power producers (IPP), for the EPC construction of a 50-MW wind farm located in Bijapur, in the state of Karnataka.The agreement signed with ReNew Power encompasses the installation of 25 G114-2.0 MW […]

Gamesa travels to the WindEnergy Hamburg trade fair with its most innovative turbines and services

Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, is attending Europe’s largest wind event, the WindEnergy Hamburg trade fair, with its newest turbine models, the G132-3.3 MW and the G126-2.5 MW, and its innovative services solutions for the European market. These new models harness the technology exhaustively proven and validated in Gamesa’s 2.0 MW and […]