REC Market Trade Report -July 2016

A total of 1.63 lacs RECs were traded in the REC trading session held on 27 th July, 2016 at IEX. The market saw about 31% increase in trade over 1.25 lacs RECs traded in the same month last year. The key details of this trading session are as below:  Non-solar segment: Total Buy […]


It’s been a long and exciting journey but after more than 16 months, of which over 500 hours were spent in the air, Solar Impulse 2 has ended its around the world trip, landing safely in Abu Dhabi. “This tremendous feat is another proofpoint that we have entered a period of remarkable growth for renewable […]

QIC Enters Strategic Renewable Energy Partnership With AGL

Leading Australian investment manager QIC today announced, on behalf of its managed clients the Future Fund and those invested in the QIC Global Infrastructure Fund (QGIF), its $800 million investment alongside AGL Energy Limited (AGL) in the Powering Australian Renewables Fund (PARF). This strategic partnership is the first of its kind in the development of […]

Gamesa bags 100MW turnkey orders from Orange Renewable

Renewable energy firm Gamesa has bagged 100 MW turnkey orders from Orange Renewable to set up plants in Gujarat and Karnataka by 2017. “Gamesa will deliver complete turnkey solutions for a 40 MW project in Gujarat and a 60MW project in Karnataka with supply of 20 units of G114-2.0 MW T106 and 30 units of […]

Completing a dream: the first Round-the-World solar flight in history

We have now just watched our shared dream unveil, becoming a reality. It’s with great emotion that I write this last blog to report on the Round-the-World solar flights. Emotions, tears, relief, exhilaration is what we are all feeling right now after completing the first Round-the-World solar flight in history. Bertrand Piccard made one last […]

Solvay celebrates an extraordinary feat: Solar Impulse 2 successfully completes its world tour and proves the efficiency of sustainable technologies

Solvay celebrates the achievement of Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg, who today completed their world flight at the controls of Solar Impulse 2 (Si2). The return to Abu Dhabi, at the end of a 35,000 kilometre journey on just the sun’s energy, marks the culmination of an incredible adventure in which Solvay has been involved […]


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 […]


Template for Weekly Monitoring of Projects under Pilot-cum-Demonstration Project for Development of Grid Connected Solar PV Power Plants on Canal Tops and Canal Banks

Template for Weekly Monitoring of Projects under Pilot-cum-Demonstration Project for Development of Grid Connected Solar PV Power Plants on Canal Tops and Canal Banks For More Information Pls.Go Through Below Attached Documents.. (1) Related posts: MNRE:Template for Weekly Monitoring of Projects under Pilot-cum-Demonstration Project ARM of solar power plants at bops 1st bn itbp Design, […]

Speed up setting of solar mobile towers: Rawat to Centre

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat has asked Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to expedite work on setting up low power solar battery-operated mobile towers in the border districts of the state, considering their strategic location. Rawat also reiterated the state’s old demand for new satellite phones in view of its vulnerability to natural disasters. Setting […]

Wadhwa Group ties up with Waree Energies to promote green energy

The Wadhwa Group, one of Mumbai’s leading real estate development companies, announced its association with Waaree Energies Ltd. The group has always been the front runner in using innovative business practices to build an unshakable reputation for quality, efficiency, trust and meticulous planning. This collaboration will help in continuing the best practices and contributing significantly […]

SBI-Macquire in talks to buy Moser Baer’s operational alternate power assets

A private equity fund, jointly managed by State Bank of IndiaBSE 1.27 % and Australia’s Macquarie Group, is in early talks with Moser BaerBSE 1.38 % Energy to acquire operational alternate power assets portfolio of the New Delhi-based company, two people with knowledge of the development said. Moser Baer has an operational portfolio of 270 mw […]

Manipur joins “UDAY” scheme ; would derive an overall net benefit of rs 263 crore through “UDAY”

The Government of India, the State of Manipur and the DISCOM of Manipur signed Memorandum of Understanding under the Scheme UDAY – “Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana” today for operational turnaround of the DISCOM. Manipur is the fourteenth State to join UDAY. It is also the first North Eastern State to opt for UDAY for improving the […]

District Collectors asked to identify 5,000 acres of land for solar park

With an aim to add aggregate clean energy capacity of 1,000 Mw by establishing four 4 solar parks in the State by 2020, the State Government has directed different district Collectors to identify 5,000 acres of land for the purpose. The target was set by the Odisha Government in its draft Odisha Solar Park Policy, 2014. […]

Energy Storage

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. […]

Global Energy Capacity for Next-Generation Advanced Batteries is Expected to Reach 6.5 GWh Annually in 2025, According to Navigant Research

A new report from Navigant Research examines the global market for next-generation advanced batteries in the transportation and grid-tied stationary energy storage sectors, with forecasts for capacity by region, chemistry, and revenue, through 2025. Several new battery chemistries are projected to enter the global transportation and grid-tied stationary energy storage markets as researchers look to meet […]

E.ON and Tucson Electric Power Sign Iron Horse Battery Energy Storage Agreement

E.ON Climate & Renewables North America, LLC (E.ON) today announced it signed an agreement with Tucson Electric Power (TEP) to provide frequency response and voltage control from a grid-scale, 10 megawatt (MW) battery energy storage facility with a 2 MW solar array. The Iron Horse Battery Energy Storage Project will be located adjacent to the […]

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 […]


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

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 […]

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 […]


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

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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   (12) 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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SolarWindow Reveals First-Ever ‘Invisible System’ for Transporting Electricity on its Electricity-Generating Window

SolarWindow Technologies, Inc. recently announced an ‘invisible’ system for transporting electricity within the company’s electricity-generating windows, currently under development for tall towers and skyscrapers, which consume nearly 40% of America’s electrical power. The company’s SolarWindow™ generates electricity when its transparent organic coatings are applied in thin layers on to glass surfaces. The SolarWindow™ Intra-Connection System, announced […]

Minnesota Power Seeks Proposals for Large-Scale Wind, Solar Energy, and Customer-Driven Resources

Minnesota Power today is releasing the first in a series of Requests for Proposals as part of the company’s broad resource evaluation process to further its EnergyForward strategy. EnergyForward calls for a diversified power supply to meet customers’ needs reliably and cost effectively in an environmentally responsible manner. Minnesota Power will consider the costs and […]

Solar Power World Releases 2016 Top 500 Solar Contractors List

Solar Power World Network recently announced the release of its 2016 Top 500 Solar Contractors list. The Top Solar Contractors list is the most recognized annual listing of North America’s top solar contractors working in the utility, commercial and residential markets. Companies are grouped and listed by specific service (construction firms, developers, electrical subcontractors, EPCs, rooftop […]


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

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

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 […]

Renewables to be primary energy source in the long run: Bibhuti Pradhan, IOCL

Bibhuti Pradhan , from Indian OilBSE 0.56 % Corporation’s Corporate Office CSR cell speaks on the inevitable move towards renewable sources of energy. Edited excerpts: Will renewables replace the traditional energy sources of the world? Is the potential as much as its’s being talked about? In the long run it is renewables, which will be […]

ADB Supports Sri Lankan Drive to Deliver Reliable Power to All

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a loan of $115 million and $3.8 million in grants to help Sri Lanka meet its goal of achieving 100% electrification and improve the reliability of its electricity supply, including in former strife-torn areas and on small isolated islands. The grants comprise $2 million from the Japan Fund […]

Solar Off Grid & Roof Tops

Azure Power Inaugurates 10 MW Solar Rooftop Project in Punjab

Azure Power, a leading Indian solar power company,recentlyinaugurated a 10 MW solar rooftop power plant in Mohali, Punjab. This is one of the country’s largest grid-connected solar rooftop projects.The event was graced by Hon’ble Minister for New & Renewable Energy, Punjab, Bikram Singh Majithia and Hon’ble Agriculture Minister, Punjab, S. Tota Singh. Also, the ceremony […]

KSRTC tapped into sun before state adopted solar policy

Even before the present net metering project started in the state to use solar energy and save power, KSRTC had already tapped into the sun in 2012. In Mangaluru, KSRTC has two solar installations at its bus stand and depot, resulting in huge energy savings to the division.Net metering is a process through which non-conventional […]

Bajaj Electricals supports solar powered computer training Centre for Vivekanand Kendra Vidyalaya, Tezpur, Assam

Bajaj Electricals under its CSR initiative has supported and helped to start a solar powered computer training center for quality and effective education for underprivileged students of Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya, Tezpur, Assam. This is one of its kind which has been initiated in North Eastern Region by the company. It is envisaged that the project […]

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 […]