FEATURED

National Investment and Infrastructure Fund: Ops start with $2 bn highway sector and renewable energy corpus

Nineteen months after the announcement was made in FY16 Budget, the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) will commence operations next month with a $1-billion corpus for the highway sector and another fund of the same size for the renewable energy industry, according to official sources. Sujoy Bose, currently a senior executive at the International […]

Azure Power Global Limited Announces Launch of its Initial Public Offering

Azure Power Global Limited (‘Azure Power’) today announced the launch of its initial public offering of 6,818,182 equity shares, including 5,863,637 equity shares to be sold by Azure Power and 954,545 shares to be sold by certain selling shareholders. Azure Power expects to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional […]

Musk Plans to Unveil Solar Roof With Storage, Charger in October

Tesla Motors Inc. plans to introduce a new combination of solar power, battery storage and electric-vehicle charging systems at an event near San Francisco on Oct. 28. Billionaire Elon Musk, the chairman and the largest shareholder of both Tesla and SolarCity Corp., announced his plans to unveil the new product in a message on Twitter […]

Lightsource bags 50 MW solar project in Maharashtra

European firm Lightsource Renewable Energy recently announced it has bagged a 50 mw solar project in Maharashtra under the government’s solar programme. This is the maiden solar project secured by the company in India, a company statement said. Nick Boyle, CEO, Lightsource said: “We are…taking the first steps towards our ambitions for investment in India’s solar […]

Solar is going to take lead among renewable but wind space growing as well: Ashok Haldia, PTC Financial Services

In a chat with ET Now, Ashok Haldia, MD and CEO, PTC Financial ServicesBSE -1.29 %, says we have been seeing about 30-50% growth in the last five years in the PFS operations and the pipeline that we have. Edited excerpts ET Now: You are one of the main players in the niche renewable sector. […]

Apple joins RE100, announces supplier clean energy pledges

Apple recently  joined global renewable energy initiative RE100, reaffirming its commitment to reaching 100 percent renewable energy worldwide and pledging to work with the initiative to drive clean energy into the manufacturing supply chain. Lisa Jackson, Apple’s vice president for Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives, announced the membership today during remarks at Climate Week in New […]

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

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 […]

Hartek Power eyes 500-MW substation orders in three states

Solar solutions provider Hartek Power expects orders of setting 500 MW of substations in states like Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka in the next fiscal. “Considering the growing opportunities in the South, we are going all out to consolidate our operations in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka by targeting substation orders for at least 500-MW […]

Vivint Solar Brings Affordable Residential Solar Power To Texas Homeowners

Vivint Solar, a leading full-service residential solar provider, recently announced its expansion into Texas, with services beginning in the Austin area.The Texas market presents a compelling opportunity for Vivint Solar. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), Texas leads the nation in energy consumption, accounting for more than one-eighth of the U.S. total. The state’s […]

Adani Green Energy links solar plant with Tantransco

Adani Green Energy, part of the Adani Group, today said it has connected the 648-mw solar power plant with Kamuthi 400 kv sub-station of Tantransco in Tamil Nadu. “Adani Green Energy (Tamil Nadu) Ltd… has dedicated the world’s largest solar power plant of 648 megawatts to the nation,” the company said in a statement. The […]

Energy Storage

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 […]

Ideal power, the university of dayton research institute & enerdel team up for solar+storage microgrid at u.s. Air force forward operating base of the future

Ideal Power Inc., , a developer of innovative power conversion technologies, and EnerDel, a leading lithium-ion battery manufacturer and energy system integrator, have teamed up to create a mobile hybrid solar plus battery energy storage system for the United States Air Force aimed at reducing the diesel fuel used to power forward operating bases (FOB). […]

Sungrow-Samsung SDI introduced new energy storage systems at Solar Power International 2016

Sungrow-Samsung SDI, a world-class energy storage system supplier, has released new energy storage system solutions at Solar Power International 2016, the largest solar tradeshow in the North America (Las Vegas, NV; Booth #2059). The system solution integrates, energy storage inverters and Li-ion batteries and is designed to address system integration problems, especially in the North […]

Research

‘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

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 […]

United PV Acquired a 40MW Solar Power Plant from Shunfeng Photovoltaic

United Photovoltaics Group Limited (“United PV”, stock code: 00686.HK, whose largest shareholder is China Merchants New Energy Group), a leading solar power plant investor and operator in China, announced an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, Changzhou Zhaolian Green PV New Energy Co., Ltd., and Jiangxi Shunfeng Photovoltaic Investment Co., Ltd. entered into an agreement […]

Photovoltaic in Australia: A big PV plant has been installed on the roof of a school in Melbourne

Australia is concentrating on regenerative energy. Mazenod College in southeast of Melbourne is an excellent example of this move toward regenerative energy. A total output of 270 kWp is installed on the roof. The Solar-Log™ energy management system is being used for monitoring and the optimization of self-consumption. Melbourne and the surrounding area has a […]

Europe & UK

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 […]

DNV GL and Renewable Energy Hamburg announce cooperation during the 14th Hamburg Offshore Wind Conference

For the first time the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts DNV GL and the EEHH “Renewable Energy Hamburg” cluster are jointly organising the “Hamburg Offshore Wind” (HOW) conference. The event will take place on 5 April 2017 at the Hotel Hafen Hamburg. The event will start on the evening of 4 April 2017 […]

Infographics

EQ Solar RPO Map Of India

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Americas

Mortenson, SunShare, and Real Capital Solutions Kick Off Community Solar Garden Construction in Minnesota

Mortenson Construction has broken ground on the first of eight solar gardens administered by SunShare planned to come online in Minnesota by early next year. The two companies and Real Capital Solutions, the project owner, are partnering to build 11 Megawatts (MW) of solar gardens in Minnesota in 2016. More SunShare-administered solar gardens will be […]

L’Oréal USA to Exceed Carbon Emission Reduction Goals Through Two Major Solar Energy Projects in Kentucky and Arkansas

L’Oréal USA recently announced it will exceed its carbon emission reduction goals and build two large-scale solar projects at the company’s manufacturing facilities in North Little Rock, Arkansas and Florence, Kentucky as part of its global sustainability strategy Sharing Beauty with All. The two projects – among the largest in each state – represent an acceleration of […]

Schools going solar with $300,000 investment from Duke Energy and NC GreenPower

For some North Carolina students, learning about solar power will soon be as easy as looking outside their school window. Duke Energy, through Raleigh-based nonprofit NC GreenPower, will invest $300,000 in solar PV systems for up to 10 schools in the state. The program will spur the generation of more clean energy, while creating a learning […]

MEA

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 […]

IFC Supports Development of Afghanistan’s First Privately Financed Power Plant

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is welcoming the signing of a Heads of Terms agreement that will create a framework for the development and construction of the Mazar Independent Power Plant, a landmark project expected to lead the way for private sector participation in addressing Afghanistan’s critical energy needs. IFC played a […]

PV Manufacturing

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. […]

This New Light System Shines as Bright as 21,700 Suns

Researchers from Europe have developed a solar simulator that replicates the heat and light of the sun’s radiation-and then some. The system, with a luminous flux equivalent to over 20,000 suns, is being used to test various materials in extreme conditions. Developed in part by researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne […]

Softbank eyes Indian solar manufacturing in boost to Narendra Modi’s energy goal

Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp. is considering a manufacturing joint venture in India that could produce the solar panels needed to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s energy targets. “SoftBank’s strategy for India includes solar panel manufacturing,” Manoj Kohli, executive chairman of SB Energy said in an interview in New Delhi. He ruled out making the panels through […]

Business & Finance

8point3 Energy Partners Prices Offering of Class A Shares

8point3 Energy Partners LP (NASDAQ: CAFD) today announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering of 7,000,000 Class A shares representing limited partner interests, at a public offering price of $14.65 per Class A share. The total gross proceeds (before the underwriters’ discount and offering expenses) will be approximately $102.6 million. In connection with the […]

8point3 Energy Partners Enter Into Agreement to Acquire 49 Percent Stake in 102-MW Henrietta Solar Project

8point3 Energy Partners recently announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire SunPower Corp.’s 49 percent stake in its 102-megawatt (MW) Henrietta solar project for $134 million. “Our acquisition of SunPower’s 49 percent minority interest in Henrietta further re-enforces our long-term strategy of adding high quality solar projects from our sponsors, with investment grade […]

Sizeable International Investment Institution ORIX Group to Become a Shareholder of United PV

United Photovoltaics Group Limited, a leading solar power plant investor and operator in China, announced that the Company entered into a strategic investment agreement with ORIX Corporation (“ORIX”), a sizeable international investment institution, China Merchants New Energy Group Limited(“CMNEG”) and New Energy Exchange Limited(“NEX”). ORIX will be 100 Million US Dollar stake purchase in United […]

Solar Off Grid & Roof Tops

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 lights for efficient use of renewable energy

Phek, September 20 (MExN): Solar street lights were installed by Phek Forest Division in Lanyezho Village as an ‘Entry Point Activity’ for the community with an aim to protect forest and wildlife and also to raise awareness on efficient use of renewable energy. Many varieties of fruiting and fast growing species were planted during this […]

Solar consumers not getting 30% subsidy

Nagpur: There seems to be a sea of difference between the government’s announcements and their implementation. While the central and state governments are promoting solar power in a big way, people who go for it are facing a lot of hassles. As per central government policy, certain category of consumers who install solar roof-top systems […]

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

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 […]

KOSTAL and CW Enerji planning solar projects in Turkey

KOSTAL Solar Electric in Turkey has recently partnered with CW Enerji received for a number of projects with a total capacity of 15 MW, which will be implemented within a year. Here PIKO solar inverters are used. CW Enerji is a manufacturing and service company, which operates in the photovoltaic sector since of 2010. With more […]

Don’t lose sleep over your solar costs—take control and increase efficiencies

Did you know one hour of sunlight can meet global energy needs for an entire year? However, effectively harnessing solar power and running a profitable solar plant is no easy task. There are many things operators can do to improve the output of their solar plants, thanks to the advancement of technology. Despite these efforts, […]

Renewable Energy

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 […]

Suzlon announces order wins totaling to 111.30 MW from Corporate and SME customers

Suzlon Group, one of the leading renewable energy solutions providers in the world, recently announced that it has been awarded orders for a combined capacity of 111.30 MW between August to September 2016. This combined capacity includes orders from reputed corporate houses such as Serum Institute of India Ltd, Rajasthan Gum Group, and an assortment of […]