Central Asian Countries Identify $94 Billion Energy Investment Needs to 2023

Central Asian countries have identified power investment needs of about $94 billion to 2023, according to an Asian Development Bank (ADB)-commissioned study presented at an energy forum today in Islamabad. Further, the financing gap that the private sector has to fill in the same period amounts to about $38 billion.The findings were presented at the […]

Alleviating Energy Poverty through Solar Power

It is estimated that 18000 villages in the remote areas do not have access to electricity in the country. The conventional approach to solve this problem is to provide connectivity through centralised electricity grids. However this solution is not only capital intensive and comes with high financial costs, but it also has high environmental costs […]

TPREL signs PPA for 100 MW solar project at Anantapuram solar park, Andhra Pradesh

Tata Power Renewable Energy Ltd (TPREL), India’s largest renewable energy company, recently announced the signing of the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for a 100 MW solar project at Anantapuram solar park in Andhra Pradesh with the Solar Corporation of India (SECI). TPREL is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Tata Power Company Ltd., India’s largest integrated […]

Gamesa shareholders representing 99.75% of its share capital ratify the merger with Siemens Wind Power

Today in Zamudio (Vizcaya) Gamesa held an Extraordinary General Meeting at which its shareholders amply ratified the resolutions needed to close the merger with Siemens Wind Power, specifically casting 99.75% of votes in favour.By virtue of this transaction, Gamesa will absorb Siemens’s wind power assets in exchange for newly-issued shares in Gamesa. In the wake […]

Suzlon and Ostro Energy join hands for 50 MW solar project in Telangana

Suzlon Group, one of the leading renewable energy solutions providers in the world, recently announced joint venture with Ostro Energy for the development and construction of a 50 MW solar project at Wanaparthy site, Telangana.According to the contract signed between Ostro Energy and Suzlon Group on 24th October 2016, Ostro Energy shall acquire 49% stake in […]

Gamesa lands its largest ever solar order in India: 130 MW for Atria Power

Gamesa has entered into an agreement with Indian developer Atria Power for the EPC construction of 130 MW of solar power at two developments located in the regions of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, in southern India. It is the largest solar order received by Gamesa since it entered this sector in India last year. Under […]


Greenlight Planet Introduces the Sun King Charge, Its Most Affordable Dual Task Solar Light and Mobile Charging Solution

Greenlight Planet Introduces the Sun King Charge, Its Most Affordable Dual Task Solar Light and Mobile Charging Solution.With the Sun King Charge, consumers can use the lamp and solar panel independently of each other for hours or days at a time. This enables consumers to light their homes or workplace and charge their USB devices […]

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 […]


New Indian Green Bonds Market Development Council Holds First Meeting in Mumbai

The newly formed Indian Green Bonds Market Development Council held its first meeting today in Mumbai. The Council is composed of across-section of senior representation from banking, finance, insurance, investment banks, stock exchanges and public and private sector companies.A joint initiative of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and the Climate […]

UDAY success to bring huge benefits for solar sector in India

The Ministry of Power’s Ujjwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY), a financial and operational reform scheme for distribution companies (discoms), will bring several important benefits for the solar sector, solar sector research agency Bridge to India said in a report.“First, offtake risk perception will come down and concerns related to non-payment of dues by discoms should […]

Sterling and Wilson awarded Multi States Substation Project by Power Grid Corporation of India

Power Grid Corporation of India (PGCIL), a Govt of India Enterprise, has recently awarded Sterling and Wilson – India’s leading Turnkey MEP and EPC player, with the project of extension of 400kV and 132kV substations including Transformers & Reactors under the North Eastern Region (NER) of India’s Strengthening Scheme-IV & VII spread over five states. […]

Green energy: VPT plans big

Visakhapatnam Port Trust, which has achieved a marginal improvement in throughput in the half of the current fiscal by handling three million tonne over previous year, has big plans to express its green commitment.The port is confident of achieving full-rated capacity of generating 10 megawatt of solar power. It has already emerged as the first […]

Su-Kam bets big on rural market to drive its solar rooftop push

India’s dreams of becoming a solar superpower may become a reality sooner if the sub-continent continues to make strides in ramping up its output in the renewable energy space. The country has set itself an ambitous — but by no means an impossible — target of adding further capacity to the 100 GW goal by 2022. To be […]

Shri Shivraj Singh Chauhan, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh inaugurates Suzlon’s rotor blade manufacturing unit at Badnawar, Ratlam

Suzlon Group, one of the leading renewable energy solutions provider in the world, inaugurated its newest state-of-the-art, aerodynamic technology rotor blade manufacturing facility at Badnawar in Dhar district, Madhya Pradesh. The inauguration was done by the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan. The facility, spread across 19 acres, has an annual […]

Energy Storage

Daimler is expanding its global production network for lithium-ion batteries

Daimler is starting the construction phase for a second battery factory at its one-hundred-percent subsidiary ACCUMOTIVE at the Kamenz site and is thus taking another step towards electromobility. With an investment of around 500 million euros, Kamenz is one of the most modern and largest battery factories in Europe. Prof. Dr. Thomas Weber (Member of […]

BioSolar Continues to Garner Media Attention for Unique Approach to Lithium-ion Battery Technology Development

BioSolar, Inc. a developer of breakthrough energy storage technology and materials,recently referenced its recent contributions to and participation within leading industry trade publications on the importance of advancements made to existing battery technologies in order to support emerging industries. As communicated to shareholders and the general market since the commencement of its battery development technology, BioSolar […]

Husqvarna AB: Husqvarna Group and BMZ in Strategic Partnership for Future Battery Development

Husqvarna Group and BMZ GmbH, a system provider and specialist for intelligent battery solutions, has entered into a Strategic Partnership agreement. The agreement covers development and manufacturing of future generation lithium-ion batteries for Husqvarna Group’s forestry, lawn and garden products. In order to further increase the competitiveness of Husqvarna Group’s offering and drive the penetration […]

Inland Empire Utilities Agency and Advanced Microgrid Solutions Launch First-of-its-Kind Energy Storage Project

Clean tech energy storage leader Advanced Microgrid Solutions (AMS) and the Inland Empire Utilities Agency (IEUA) today launched a landmark water-energy project using advanced energy storage systems to better integrate renewable power, reduce demand on the electric grid and lower costs. The first-of-its-kind link between storage and renewable resources at a public water agency, installed […]


IEA raises its five-year renewable growth forecast as 2015 marks record year

The International Energy Agency said today that it was significantly increasing its five-year growth forecast for renewables thanks to strong policy support in key countries and sharp cost reductions. Renewables have surpassed coal last year to become the largest source of installed power capacity in the world. The latest edition of the IEA’s Medium-Term Renewable […]

Smart Grid, Battery Storage And Efficiency Companies Bring In $102 Million In Venture Capital Funding In Q3 2016

Mercom Capital Group, llc, a global clean energy communications and consulting firm, released its report on funding and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity for the Smart Grid, Battery Storage and Energy Efficiency sectors for the third quarter of 2016. Smart Grid, Battery Storage and Efficiency companies raised $102 million in venture capital funding (including private […]

India’s renewable target optimistic: IEA

The share of renewables in India’s power generation is expected to touch 19 percent in 2021 as the country has set a more optimistic target of having a 175-gigawatt renewable capacity by 2022, International Energy Agency said today. In a report released here, International Energy Agency (IEA) said the renewable capacity is expected to grow […]

New method can generate electricity from footsteps

Move over solar energy! Researchers have developed a novel, inexpensive and simple method that can convert footsteps into usable electricity.The method developed by researchers at University of Wisconsin-Madison in the US puts to good use a common waste material: wood pulp.The pulp, which is already a common component of flooring, is partly made of cellulose […]

Asia - Pacific

Which Chinese Solar Manufacturers Will Survive Module Price Crunch?

The stunning fall in solar module prices being witnessed in most global markets might be good news for project developers and end-market consumers, but it is going to pose major challenges to many of the big module manufacturers. As we noted last week, the price of solar modules in the US has already fallen from around […]

KACO new energy accelerates the energy turnaround in Thailand.

The German photovoltaic specialist has joined forces with other companies in the industry as part of a new initiative. The “Powerful Blueplanet” alliance is aiming to further the development of the solar energy business in Thailand. The launch event took place in Bangkok at the end of September. Going by the name of “Powerful Blueplanet”, […]

SPI Energy Receives 8-Year Project Finance for 4.8 MW DG PV Projects in Nantong City, Jiangsu Province from the Bank of Jiangsu

SPI Energy Co., Ltd., a global provider of photovoltaic (PV) solutions for business, residential, government and utility customers and investors, recently announced that the Bank of Jiangsu has approved an 8-year project finance for a 4.8 MW photovoltaic solar energy DG plant in Nantong City, Jiangsu Province (the “Project”). The Project, which is sponsored by the Company, […]

The Renewables Academy AG (RENAC)’s Mobile Exhibition Explains Grid Integration of Renewables

The Renewables Academy AG mobile exhibition “Grid Integration of Renewables”was presented at the “2nd Thai-German Community-based Renewable Energy Conference 2016” in Bangkok (Thailand) which was organised jointly by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the Thai Ministry of Energy (MoEN). The exhibition explains the highly complex issue of grid integration of large amounts […]

Europe & UK

Remote maintenance for photovoltaic systems: E.ON cooperates with meteocontrol

Operate, control and monitor: Munich-based E.ON Energie Deutschland GmbH has set up a control console designed to professionally monitor and manage photovoltaic systems. Its partner in this endeavor is meteocontrol GmbH of Augsburg, which is contributing its monitoring software VCOM virtual control room. E.ON’s customized monitoring solution is a key element of a new business […]

Boralex closes financing of €100 million in France

Boralex Inc. announced the closing of financing for the Mont de Bagny (24 MW), the Artois (23.1 MW) and the Voie des Monts (10 MW) wind farms in France for a total amount of approximately €100 million (C$145 million), including €11.2 million in financing for value added tax receivable. This financing is provided by Crédit […]

Trina Solar liefert 4MW für das solare Carportsystem am Airport Weeze

Trina Solar Limited,a leading global manufacturer of PV modules, solutions and services, has supplied the photovoltaic modules for a solar carport system with an output of 4 MWp at Weeze Airport. The project, which is unparalleled in Germany, was implemented by the EEPro GmbH within just four weeks planning and four weeks of construction and […]

Apricum Secures New Investor Habdank for German ASEAN Power Highlighting Strong Interest in Southeast Asia’s Solar Potential

German ASEAN Power has sold 50% of its company shares to new strategic investor Habdank Group, turnkey PV power plant construction specialists. Habdank was selected after a rigorous investor search conducted by Apricum – The Cleantech Advisory, the Berlin-based transaction and strategy advisory firm specialized in clean technologies. The deal also includes additional funding instruments […]


Electrifying the world

By Tomi Motoi, GE representative to the International Energy Agency The energy system drives today’s economic and social progress. Global energy investment in 2015 accounted for nearly 2.4 percent of global GDP—electricity, including networks, accounted for 37 percent of this investment[1], serving worldwide energy demand and providing critical energy access to millions. Electricity also plays […]

EQ Solar RPO Map Of India

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Solar Map Of India 2016 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 & 6th Edition, EQ plans the following Solar Maps for 2016-2017 1. EQ Solar Map of India 7th Edition 2017 2. EQ Solar PV RoofTop & […]

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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   (37) 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. […]


Duke Energy Carolinas paving the way for more renewable energy projects

Furthering efforts to provide renewable energy to customers, Duke Energy Carolinas (DEC) today issued a request for 750,000 megawatt-hours (MWh) of energy located in its territory. Results from the request for proposals (RFP) will help DEC meet North Carolina’s 2007 Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (REPS) that mandates the company generate 12.5 percent […]

Reach for the Sun: Reliant 100% Solar 12 Plan Delivers a Simple Way to Go Solar in Texas

For Texans who want their power to be supported by Texas sunshine, Reliant has a great new offer, the Reliant 100% Solar 12 Plan. As consumers consider a variety of solutions to power their homes, Reliant ensures access to the plans and products that best fit their budget and lifestyle. The 100% Solar 12 Plan […]

New Survey Shows That Americans Significantly Overestimate Renewable Energy’s Role in Powering the Nation

Americans considerably overestimate renewable energy’s role in the U.S.’s overall energy use; base their energy decisions on societal impacts; have the most trust in the solar industry; and get a majority of their energy information from television news. These are just a few of the insights from a new national survey and corresponding report by […]


South Africa is continuing its IPP renewable energy program to eleven African countries

At the African Forum for Renewable Energies, Month in Marrakech, Morocco Investment capital of more than USD 19 billion to private investors Developers and banks, under the motto “success awakens ambition” the Energy sector. The South African Ministry of Energy and independent power producers (Independent Power Producer, IPP) will work there on its successful IPP program For renewable energies to eleven other […]

UAE to shift focus of energy mix to solar from gas over five years, IEA forecasts

Hundreds of thousands of homes in the UAE could be powered by renewable energy over the next five years as the country steers away from power plants primarily driven by natural gas, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). The IEA yesterday released its medium-term report on renewable energy. The agency is forecasting that, by 2021, […]

Natcore Technology to Serve as Technical Advisor For 1,000 MW Solar Facility in Middle East

Natcore Technology Inc.  has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with a Malta-based developer of international renewable energy projects under which Natcore would serve as the science and technology advisor for a large vertically-integrated project in the Middle East. The 1,000 MW project would comprise: • A solar array consisting of 100 individual solar power plants, […]

PV Manufacturing

New perovskite solar cell design could outperform existing commercial technologies, Stanford and Oxford scientists report

A new design for solar cells that uses inexpensive, commonly available materials could rival and even outperform conventional cells made of silicon. Writing in the Oct. 21 edition of Science, researchers from Stanford and Oxford describe using tin and other abundant elements to create novel forms of perovskite – a photovoltaic crystalline material that’s thinner, more […]

RENA Technologies received double-digit million order from LERRI Solar

RENA Technologies GmbH has received a double-Digit million EUR order for wet processing equipment from Chinese customer LERRI Solar. LERRI Solar is a fully owned subsidiary of Xi’an LONGi Silicon Materials Corp., the world’s largest manufacturer of monocrystalline silicon wafers. RENA Technologies will deliver a large number of production tools for alkaline texturing and junction isolation […]

New Solar Cell Can Help India Save Rs. 6,000 Crore In Cost: Report

The University of New South Wales recently said its new solar cell technology can help India save Rs. 6,000 crore annually in operational costs. The technology will be showcased during a roundtable discussion in Sydney with Renewable Energy Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday, UNSW said in a release. According to the release, UNSW has developed Passivated Emitter and […]

Business & Finance

UPDATE 1-D.E.Shaw proposes to replace SunEdison as TerraForm Power sponsor

Oct 25 Hedge fund D.E. Shaw and Co has made a non-binding proposal to replace SunEdison Inc as the operating sponsor of TerraForm Power Inc, an “yieldco” created by the bankrupt solar company.SunEdison has been looking to sell its controlling stake in TerraForm Power and TerraForm Global Inc – yield cos that hold renewable energy […]

CapREG: Three Years Promoting Renewable Energy in Southeast Asia and Latin America Through Capacity Building

Last week in Vietnam, the Renewables Academy AG (RENAC) ran the seminar “Bankability of Renewable Energy Projects”. This was the last in a successful series of face-to-face seminars which were held as part of the capacity building programme CapREG – Capacity Development on Renewable Energy and Grid Integration. RENAC is commissioned by the German Federal […]

Marathon Capital Announces Tax Equity Raise for Falvez Energy

 Marathon Capital is pleased to announce the successful tax equity capital raise for Falvez Energy’s 163-megawatt Astra Wind Project, located in the Texas Panhandle. GE Energy Financial Services, a unit of General Electric Company (“GE”) and BNP Paribas SA will each provide 50% of the project tax equity. In addition, GE Energy Financial Services will […]

Solar Off Grid & Roof Tops

1000-year-old remote Himalayan village lit up through solar microgrids

Micro Grid is becoming a new ray of light for Himalayan Villages Electricity is one of the most important blessings science has given to mankind. An indispensable part of the modern life, it is extremely difficult to think of a world today without power. Unfortunately, even today in the 21st century, many villages in the Himalayan Districts […]

Amplus to build rooftop solar plant in Greater Noida

Amplus Energy Solutions has inked a deal to install a two-megawatt rooftop solar plant for India Exposition Mart Ltd. (IEML) that hosts international business exhibitions and promotional events in Greater Noida in the National Capital Region (NCR). Gurgaon-based Amplus said in a release here on Tuesday that it will install, operate and maintain for a period […]

When solar power meets the telecom tower

As we drive down the potholed approach to Karenda, a Rajasthani village, barely three hours from Delhi, I am unsure of how a renewable telecom project can add hope to the lives of this backward area. With a population of around 800, the village is primarily made up of marginal farmers and factory labour. Then […]

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

Managing Board Of Sma Solar Technology Ag Decreases Forecast For Current Fiscal Year

The Managing Board of SMA Solar Technology AG is adjusting its sales and earnings forecast for the 2016 fiscal year. The new forecast anticipates sales between €900 million and €950 million (previously €950 million to €1,050 million) and continues to anticipate a significant year-on-year increase in EBIT to between €60 million and €70 million (previously […]

Refusol PV Inverters Now Listed By Dubai Electricity And Water Authority (Dewa)

As of October 13th, the REFUsol string inverters have been included in DEWA’s list for equipment meeting eligibility requirements for their Distributed Renewable Resource Generation (DRRG) program. The DRRG listing provides an overview of the manufacturers and equipment that meet DEWA’s technical standards and are therefore approved for PV on-grid applications. The DRRG program is […]

SMA Com Gateway Opens Up Future-Proof Data Communication For PV Systems

The good news for all owners of photovoltaic systems with RS485 data communication is that with the SMA COM Gateway, even existing systems can benefit from all options of the modern, Ethernet-based SMA Speedwire data communication. The easy-to-integrate SMA COM Gateway allows integration of current and future PV system monitoring and control solutions, including commercial […]

Smart Module Technology From Sma And Tigo Can Now Be Planned With Sunny Design

Sunny Design, the design software for PV systems from SMA Solar Technology AG, now allows PV systems to be planned using smart module technology from Tigo Energy. System planners and installers are now able to ensure optimal and technically sound PV system configurations using TS4-R module optimizers. The number of module optimizers required for a […]

Renewable Energy

MNRE Biogas Technology Development Division : Shortlisted oraganisation on their technical bids for Independent Evaluation study of National Biogas & Manure Management Programme

The Following Consultancy oraganisations have been shortlisted based on their Technical bids for MNRE Expression of Interest dated 24th August ,2016 for independent Evaluation study of National Biogas and manure Management Programme. (3) Related posts: MNRE:Request for Expression of Interest (EOI) for Independent Evaluation Study of National Biogas and Manure Management Programme (NBMMP) Implemented during […]

MNRE:Guidelines for implementation of “Scheme for Setting up of 1000 MW ISTS -connected Wind Power Projects”

The “Scheme for Setting up of 1000 MW ISTS – connected Wind Power Projects” sanctioned by the MNRE provides for issuance of Guidelines1 by the Ministry for transparent bidding process for implementation of the Scheme. For More Information Pls.Go Through Below Attached Documents… (20) Related posts: MNRE:Guidelines for Implementation of Scheme for Setting up of […]

MNRE: Amendments to the “Scheme for Setting up of 1000 MW CTU-connected Wind Power Projects”

The “Scheme for Setting up of 1000 MW CTU-connected Wind Power Projects” sanctioned vide letter of even number dated 14 June 2016 stands amended to the following extent. For More Information Pls.Go Through Below Attached Documents… (15) Related posts: MNRE: Sanction for the “Scheme for Setting up of 1000 MW CTU-connected Wind Power Projects” MNRE:Guidelines […]