FEATURED

IHS and Markit Announce Post-Merger NASDAQ Trading Symbol “INFO”

IHS  and Markit recently announced that, in connection with the completion of the previously announced merger between IHS and Markit, the combined company, which will be renamed IHS Markit Ltd., will be listed on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the new trading symbol “INFO.” Jerre Stead, IHS chairman and chief executive officer, commented, “The INFO […]

Aquila’s First Flight: A Big Milestone Toward Connecting Billions of People

Internet access can offer life-changing opportunities and experiences to all of us, but there are still 4 billion people without it. That’s 60% of the global population. As many as 1.6 billion of those unconnected people live in remote locations with no access to mobile broadband networks, where implementing existing network technologies is so challenging […]

First Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of BRICS New Development Bank (NDB) held yesterday at Shanghai; India to Chair the next Meeting of Board of Governors of NDB in 2017.

The First Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the BRICS New Development Bank was held yesterday at Shanghai, China. The New Development Bank (NDB) has completed one year since its establishment in 2015. Since its establishment, the policies of operations have been put in place, projects for all five member countries have been […]

PowerGrid appproves investment proposals of Rs 2,731 crore

Power Grid CorporationBSE 2.70 % has approved investment of Rs 2,731 crore in various projects, including setting up of a transmission system for solar park at Bhadla in Rajasthan for Rs 1,429.38 crore. The board of the company approved as many as 11 proposals in its meeting held on July 20, PowerGrid said in a […]

Grid-connected solar generation capacity touches 7.8 GW

Total installed solar power generation capacity in the country touched 7,805 MW mark by June-end this year with Rajasthan topping the charts with 1,294.60 MW, Parliament was informed recently.Tamil Nadu and Chhattisgarh followed Rajasthan with grid connected solar power generation capacity of 1,267.41 MW and 1,123.36 MW respectively as on June 30, 2016, New and […]

Solar Photovoltaic Arrives As a Mainstream Technology: A Look at the Game Changers

Solar power is finally maturing as a key energy source on the global stage. In addition to green targets, energy independence, and distributed energy, a crucial market accelerator has been the defining of the structure of feed-in tariff for solar photovoltaic generated power. Along with regulatory dynamics and incentives, this has lowered the levelised cost of electricity  of […]

Products

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 […]

aleo solar presents new glass-glass modules at Intersolar / Product guarantee up to 25 years

At Intersolar Europe 2016, aleo solar will be exhibiting newly developed solutions for photovoltaic building integration, a new guarantee package and a high-performance module with 310 watts and 5-busbar cells. The glass-glass modules that can be installed with architecturally appealing effect into glass roofs, windows or facades will be presented for the first time. With […]

India

Gamesa reinforces its leadership in India with orders for the supply of 460 MW at seven developments

Gamesa continues to make solid inroads into the Indian market, reinforcing its leadership position with seven new orders for the supply of 460 MW in total to several customers. The company will handle the turnkey construction of the most of the developments, as well as the supply, installation, commissioning and management of the operations and […]

NDB should focus on creating strong project pipeline: FM

India has asked New Development Bank (NDB) to focus on making a strong pipeline of projects in the infrastructure sector which can play a catalytic role in promoting inclusive growth. “As a top-class financial institution, it (NDB) must develop a strong pipeline of projects and respond in a fast and flexible manner to further the […]

Industry gears up for Renewable Energy India 2016

UBM India, India’s leading exhibitions organiser will host the 10th edition of its flagship event, Renewable Energy India Expo (REI) from 7th to 9th September 2016 at the India Expo Center, Greater Noida. REI is a global platform where India’s green economy community including overseas participants will congregate to discuss industry trends, challenges and market […]

Power supply deficit 0.9% in April-June quarter

NEW DELHI: Overall power deficit was 0.9 per cent in the April-June quarter of this fiscal as 292.82 billion units were supplied against a demand of 295.34 billion units, Parliament was informed today. During the quarter, 2,92,822 million units of power was supplied against the demand of 2,95,344 million units, Power Minister Piyush Goyal said […]

Greenko closes in on SunEdison India assets

Hyderabad-based Greenko Group, backed by GIC Singapore, is leading the race to buy renewable energy projects of SunEdison in India, in a deal that is estimated at Rs 7,500 crore. SunEdison India’s portfolio includes 410 megawatt (Mw) of operational solar power projects, 80 Mw of wind projects and upcoming 1,000 Mw of solar power projects, […]

Narendra Modi lures India’s top fossil fuel companies to back solar boom

New Delhi: India’s biggest energy companies are moving beyond their roots in fossil fuels to invest in renewables, backing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s goal to build up alternatives to the most polluting forms of energy. Indian Oil Corp., a prominent refiner, along with Oil India Ltd, are working to build a 1-gigawatt solar farm in […]

Energy Storage

sonnen Announces Commercial Energy Storage Solution in Partnership with Ideal Power

sonnen announces their expansion into the commercial and industrial energy storage market with the launch of the sonnenBatterie pro using Ideal Power’s highly efficient power conversion systems. As a part of sonnen’s smart energy product suite, the sonnenBatterie pro is an all-in-one smart energy management solution that maximizes energy savings for small businesses. Using sonnen’s […]

Pika Energy Announces B Link™ Battery Converter for Integrated Energy Storage Systems

Pika Energy will offer bidirectional smart battery converters to enable breakthrough integrated solar and energy storage solutions, the company announced Tuesday at the Intersolar North America conference in San Francisco.A leading provider of smart power electronics for solar-plus-storage, Maine-based Pika Energy said its new B Link battery converter opens up a new segment of the […]

Sungrow and Samsung Officially Launch Energy Storage Partnership, Sungrow-Samsung SDI

Sungrow, the world’s largest PV inverter manufacturer, announces the official start of operations of Sungrow-Samsung SDI Energy Storage Power Supply Co.,Ltd at a ceremony in Hefei, China. The $170 million (USD) joint venture between Sungrow and Samsung is able to provide complete Energy Storage System (ESS) solutions incorporating lithium batteries, Power Conversion Systems (PCS) and […]

sonnen Announces Commercial Energy Storage Solution In Partnership With Ideal Power

sonnen announces their expansion into the commercial and industrial energy storage market with the launch of the sonnenBatterie pro using Ideal Power’s highly efficient power conversion systems. As a part of sonnen’s smart energy product suite, the sonnenBatterie pro is an all-in-one smart energy management solution that maximizes energy savings for small businesses. Using sonnen’s […]

Research

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 […]

Global Sales of Electric Bicycles Are Expected to Reach to $24.3 Billion in Annual Revenue by 2025

A new report from Navigant Research examines the global market for throttle-control and pedal-assist electric bicycles (e-bikes), with detailed analysis of market opportunities, drivers, and technology trends, as well as forecasts for sales and revenue, segmented by region and battery chemistry, through 2025. In markets around the world, increasing urbanization and a desire to move […]

Asia - Pacific

SPI Energy Completes and Connects to Grid 2.4MW PV Plant in Japan

SPI Energy Co., Ltd. a global provider of photovoltaic (PV) solutions for business, residential, government and utility customers and investors, today announced that its wholly owned Japanese subsidiary, SPI Solar Japan G.K. (“SPI Japan”) has completed the 2.4MW Nishiura power plant in Japan’s Ibaraki Prefecture and connected it to the grid. The distributed generation project […]

Shunfeng International Clean Energy Limited liability “PROFIT WARNING”

This announcement is made by the Company pursuant to Inside Information Provisions under Part XIVA of the SFO and Rule 13.09(2)(a) of the Listing Rules. The Board wishes to inform the shareholders and potential investors of the Company that, based on the preliminary assessment of the unaudited consolidated management accounts of the Group, it is expected that the Group’s […]

Juwi Shizen Energy Builds 14 Mw Solar Power Plant In Japan

Tokyo-based joint venture juwi Shizen Energy Inc. (hereafter referred to as “juwi Shizen Energy”) has just started construction on the 14 megawatt Inshinomaki Numazi Photovoltaic Power Plant. The project is situated on a former golf course in the city of Inshinomaki (Miyagi prefecture) in the north of Japan’s main island Honshu. The utility-scale power plant […]

Solar Frontier Provides Panels to Help Keep Bolivia’s Uyuni Salt Flat Clean

Solar Frontier announced recently it has provided the solar panels for a solar energy system to Projecto YOSI, an organization working to keep Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni clean and promote sustainable tourism in the region. Projecto YOSI will use the solar energy system, consisting of 40 solar panels, to power a device that changes plastic waste […]

Europe & UK

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 […]

KGAL acquires Clamecy wind farm in France

KGAL has added the “Clamecy” wind farm to its French wind farm portfolio. Clamecy has a total output of 12.3 MW and started operations in December 2013. It was sold by Wiesbaden-based ABO Invest AG and Abo Wind AG. The Clamecy wind farm is KGAL’s tenth wind farm acquisition in France. It is located in […]

Renewable Energy in the European Electricity Market Germany and Greece in the Focus for Renewable Energy Growth

In order to meet the European climate targets, namely reduce greenhouse gas emissions at least 80 percent by 2050, the share of renewables in the energy supply must increase substantially. In the cooperative project RED-DEGREE, researchers from the Fraunhofer ISE and from the E3MLab at the National Technical University Athens investigated how European climate targets […]

A boost from Ireland: Nordex to supply turbines to 47.5MW wind farm in County Londonderry

The Nordex Group has landed another order in Northern Ireland. The manufacturer will be installing 19 N90/2500 turbines for the “Brockaghboy” wind farm in Country Londonderry, Northern Ireland in spring 2017. This 47.5 MW project, developed by TCI Renewables, is owned by the Italian power plant operator ERG Renew – one of the major European […]

Infographics

EQ Solar RPO Map Of India

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EQ Solar Map Of India 2016- Ist Draft

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

Average annual growth rate of renewable energy capacity and biofuels production

Source:REN21 (2) Related posts: Moody’s: India’s substantial growth in renewable energy capacity will challenge fossil fuel operators Pitfalls in renewable energy growth flagged Pitfalls in renewable energy growth flagged Renewable Energy Provisions in the revised Tariff Policy-Long term growth trajectory of renewable purchase Obligations (RPOs)-Reg.

Switch To Solar Energy

Get in touch with a solar installer,who will guide you on project design and familiarize you with policies and regulation..more information refer infograph Infograph Source:ET   (11) Related posts: Commission implementing regulation terminating the partial interim review of the anti-dumping and countervailing measures applicable to imports of crystalline silicon photovoltaic modules and key components (i.e. […]

EQ Solar Map 5th Edition 2015

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Americas

FACT SHEET: Obama Administration Announces Clean Energy Savings for All Americans Initiative

President Obama is committed to ensuring that every American family can choose to go solar and to cut their energy bills – and that every American community has the tools they need to tackle local air pollution and global climate change. Since President Obama took office, solar electricity generation has increased 30 fold and solar jobs […]

SolarCity Raises $345 Million to Finance New Solar Projects

SolarCity Corp., America’s no. 1 solar power provider, raised $345 million in tax equity from four separate partners in June and July to finance new solar projects. The financing facilities cover the capital cost of new equipment and installations, and make it possible for customers to pay less for solar power than they pay for […]

Republic Services and Mas Energy Unveil Latest Renewable Energy Project

Republic Services, Inc. and Mas Energy, LLC unveiled today a new renewable energy project serving Metro Atlanta. The innovative project involves landfill gas-to-energy facilities at three area landfills, located in the cities of Buford, Griffin and Winder. Together, these facilities are capable of generating 24.1 megawatts of electricity, or enough renewable energy to power 15,665 […]

MEA

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 […]

Aquion Energy and SolarAfrica Deliver Sustainable Off-Grid Solar Power System at Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya

Aquion Energy, Inc., manufacturer of Aqueous Hybrid Ion (AHI™) batteries and energy storage systems, and SolarAfrica, a leading African Solar Energy Services Company, today announced a newly installed off-grid microgrid at the Loisaba Conservancy, which is a hub for wildlife research and a world-class ecotourism destination in Kenya, East Africa. The microgrid, which was funded, […]

PV Manufacturing

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 […]

Meyer Burger awarded another important order for around CHF 18 million by existing PV customer in China.

A further significant order has been awarded to Meyer Burger by a leading Chinese manufacturer in the solar industry for the delivery and installation of the MAiA 2.1 technology upgrade platform with the industry-leading upgrade cell technology MB PERC. The order is worth around CHF 18 million. Delivery and commissioning of the equipment is expected […]

BRIEF-Panasonic to consolidate solar cell production amid weak demand – Nikkei

* Panasonic to consolidate solar cell production amid weak demand – Nikkei * Panasonic will negotiate with labor unions to decide before year-end whether to combine production to Technodevice in Tochigi prefecture or Shimane Sanyo Electric in Shimane Prefecture – Nikkei * Panasonic’s Tsu plant, which makes wiring implements, will stop making power conditioners – […]

Business & Finance

Sterling & Wilson to set up 250 MW solar projects in Nigeria

Sterling and Wilson, a leading Global Solar EPC, aims to construct 250 MW capacity solar power projects in Nigeria in next 2-3 years. These Solar Projects are being developed by well-renowned international Solar Project Developers who recently signed PPAs with Nigerian Bulk Electricity TradingPlc. under Feed-in-Tariff program by Ministry of Power Nigeria. With an experience […]

FIRST SOLAR RECOGNIZES NSG VIETNAM GLASS INDUSTRIES WITH SUPPLIER AWARD

First Solar has recognized NSG Group company Vietnam Glass Industries with the solar module manufacturer’s 2016 Outstanding Quality Award, citing the supplier’s continuous quality improvement efforts and enduring commitment to First Solar’s Supplier Quality Continuous Improvement (SQCI) process. VGI supplies the transparent conductive oxide coated glass used in the manufacture of First Solar’s advanced technology thin […]

New Development Bank defines its brand identity as an eco-friendly lender

A year after it marked its formal presence as a multilateral bank, the New Development Bank (NDB) of the Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa (BRICS) grouping has developed a defining brand identity — of a pronounced eco-friendly lender of the emerging countries. The bank has so far funded five projects for each of its members, all related to renewable […]

Solar Off Grid & Roof Tops

TSERC: Draft Net Metering Rooftop Solar PV Grid Interactive Systems Regulation, 2016.

The Commission has drafted the TSERC (Net Metering Rooftop Solar PV Grid Interactive Systems) Regulation, 2016 with a view to encourage and promote Grid Interactive Rooftop Solar PV Systems and placed it in its website for information of general public. Comments and suggestions are invited from all the stakeholders including public at large. Interested persons […]

THE TELANGANA STATE ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION

Regulations for connectivity with the Grid and sale of electricity from the Roof- top Solar Photovoltaic…. For more information please see above link: (1) Related posts: Uttarakhand Electricity Regulatory Commission TELANGANA STATE ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission Terms and Conditions for Dealing in Energy Savings Certificates Regulations, 2016. Central electricity regulatory commission […]

TELANGANA STATE ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION

PRESS RELEASE In the matter of Draft TSERC (Net Metering Rooftop Solar PV Grid Interactive Systems) Regulation, 2016. The Commission has drafted the TSERC (Net Metering Rooftop Solar PV Grid Interactive Systems) Regulation, 2016 with a view to encourage and promote Grid Interactive Rooftop Solar PV Systems and placed it in its website for information of general public. Comments […]

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

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 […]

Using KACO new energy inverters worldwide now even more convenient thanks to new modular software.

The elegantly updated V3.25 software assists customers two-fold: to access markets and for remote access. The list of country settings and certificates continues to grow too. It is no secret that you cannot really tell the difference between modern inverters apart from “traditional ones” by the hardware, but rather by the intelligence behind the software. […]

Renewable Energy

E.ON and Digital Realty Power the Digital Future from the Colbeck’s Corner Wind Farm

E.ON Climate & Renewables North America, LLC (E.ON) and Digital Realty (NYSE:DLR), a leading global provider of data center, colocation and interconnection solutions, announced a long-term agreement to procure energy from the Colbeck’s Corner Wind Farm.  The agreement allows Digital Realty to offset 100% of its U.S. colocation and interconnection energy footprint. “This collaboration with […]

DP CleanTechProvides China Electronic System Engineering Corporation (CESEC) with Latest Optimised Solution for its 1st Biomass Project inHebei, China

In the last 6 months, the biomass market in China has been responding to direct and positive Chinese government policies to address environmental issues.  DP’s existing and potential clients have worked together to cooperate and develop strategic plans for new projects and optimised technologies for renewable biomass energy.   A prime example of this is the […]

Thirteen companies from the wind, oil & gas and maritime sector have launched the Joint Industry Project “Coupled Analysis of Floating Wind Turbines“ led by DNV GL to develop a new Recommended Practice.

DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body, has launched a new joint industry project (JIP) together with thirteen global partners to mutually develop a Recommended Practice for the coupled analysis of floating offshore wind turbines. Despite the fact that the wind industry has a strong focus on the development […]