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Counterparty Delays Forcing Renewable Energy Projects to Run Out of Steam

State power utilities’ (major power purchasers) insensitivity to projects’ debt service commitments and delays in making payments – problems specific to conventional energy developers – are now plaguing renewable energy projects, says India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra). The central government’s initiative – Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojana scheme – aims to lessen the cash flow strain […]

World’s First Piloted Solar Powered Helicopter Takes Flight

A group of students from the University of Maryland have made aviation history when their solar powered helicopter — the Solar Gamera — took to the air for the first ever flight of a piloted solar-powered helicopter. The Solar Gamera is the solar powered version of the Gamera, a human-powered helicopter which was an entry […]

BELECTRIC Signs EPC Contract to Construct 104 MWp Solar Power Park in India

BELECTRIC announced recently a 104MWp EPC Turnkey EPC Contract for a solar project in India state Telangana. The whole solar project consists of six sub projects which will be commissioned turnkey in the 1st quarter of 2017. Telangana is one of the 29 states in India, located in the southern India, which has excellent solar resources. […]

JinkoSolar Helps Create Nation’s First PV Recycling Network

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

India will ratify CoP21 on October 2, says Narendra Modi

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

Madhya Pradesh Policy for Rooftop Renewable Energy Projects, 2016

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

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

Industry lauds UBM India’s 10th Edition of Renewable Energy India Expo Asia’s Largest Business Congregation in its Domain

Over 600 Exhibitors, over 26,000 Trade Visitors, Participation from 40 Countries, 1,270 Conference Delegates besides multiple Country Pavilions Exuberant International Participation, Global Interest, International Investments & Technology Breakthroughs marked the 10th Anniversary of REI Renewed support of Central & State Governments and Key Nodal Agencies 3-day Industry conference on ‘Renewables…Surging Ahead’ captured the entire essence […]

Full Text of Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj’s Speech At UN General Assembly

Hon’ble President, 1. On behalf of India and on my own behalf, I congratulate you on your election as President of the 71st United Nations General Assembly. Let me also take this opportunity to thank Secretary General Ban Ki Moon for his services to the United Nations,history’s largest peace movement. Mr. President, 2. A year […]

India to play leading role in combating climate change: Swaraj

India, which will ratify the landmark Paris climate deal next month, recently said it will continue to play a leading role in combating climate change but asked developed nations to fulfill their responsibilities through more contribution to finance and technology transfer. In her address to the UN General Assembly here, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said climate […]

Premier educational institutes in Delhi gets solarised

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

Payment delay, discom insensitivity a drag on green projects

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

Maharashtra discom goes slow on green power buy

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

Energy Storage

Battery storage system optimizes power supply on Italian island

Siemens has successfully tested and put in operation a turnkey Siestorage battery storage system on behalf of Italian energy utility Enel. The system is integrated in the island power station located on the Mediterranean island of Ventotene. All components are integrated directly in the island’s supply network and, thanks to an intelligent control unit, developed […]

Colton Joint Unified School District Expected to Save Millions with SunPower® Solar and Storage

Colton Joint Unified School District (CJUSD) and SunPower Corp. are celebrating the upcoming construction of SunPower® Helix™ carport systems at 28 schools with a kickoff event at Grand Terrace High School on Saturday, Sept. 24. The SunPower Helix carport systems will generate approximately 6.1 megawatts (MW) of clean energy and are estimated to provide CJUSD with […]

Utility Involvement in the Emerging U.S. Residential Energy Storage Market is Expected to be Crucial to Further Growth

A new slide-based report from Navigant Research analyzes the U.S. residential energy storage (RES) market, focusing on the value these systems can provide customers and grid operators, as well as on collaborations between utilities and leading vendors, with system cost projections and adoption forecasts provided through 2025.Momentum in the RES market is increasingly rapidly thanks […]

Camborne Energy Storage to Install the First Tesla Grid-Scale Powerpacks in Europe

UK-based developer of large-scale energy storage projects, is pleased to be installing the very first grid scale Tesla Powerpacks in Europe. With the recent arrival of the batteries to a site in Somerset, Camborne are co-locating them with a ground mounted solar PV site. The combined solar and battery installation has the capacity to provide […]

Research

Understanding energy demand is key to an affordable clean energy future

Morocco is quietly becoming one of the most low-carbon economies in the world, on track to exceed its goal of having 42% of its power capacity based on renewable sources by 2020. Yet the country also understands that the low-carbon transition is not just about deploying renewable power generation. It’s also about understanding who is using […]

‘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 […]

Asia - Pacific

IBC SOLAR signs framework agreement to sell its project pipeline in Japan

IBC SOLAR Energy GmbH, the international project development front of the global PV service provider IBC SOLAR AG, further expands its project business in Asia and has signed an agreement on the sale of a 37 megawatts (MW) Japanese project pipeline. IBC SOLAR and BRUC Capital signed the framework agreement for the sale of a project […]

Asia Clean Capital and Toshiba Mitsubishi Electric to Cooperate on 200MW Solar Pipeline

Asia Clean Capital (“ACC”) recently announced a cooperation agreement with Toshiba Mitsubishi Electric Industrial Systems Corporation (“TMEIC”) to co-develop an identified solar pipeline of 200 megawatts in Mainland China. Under the terms of the Agreement ACC will provide construction and financing for the solar systems and TMEIC will provide technical support, equipment supply, and other services […]

BrightSource Technology to be Deployed as Part of China’s 1.35 Gigawatt CSP Pilot Program

BrightSource Energy, Inc., a leading concentrating solar power technology (CSP) company recently announced its technology will be deployed under China’s 1.35 gigawatt (GW) CSP Commercial Demonstration Pilot Program. The Huanghe Qinghai Delingha Solar Thermal Power Generation Project (Delingha) was one of 20 projects chosen by China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) from 109 applications. The announcement follows […]

JinkoSolar Helps Create Nation’s First PV Recycling Network

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

Europe & UK

Arise AB: Arise and Fortum Agree to Investigate a Possible Sale of the Kölvallen Wind Project

Arise AB  group  has signed a letter of intent (“LOI”) with Fortum Sverige AB (“Fortum”) regarding a possible sale of the more than 200 MW Kölvallen wind farm currently in final development (the “Project”). The LOI targets a sale of the Project to Fortum during the second quarter of 2017. However, such a sale will […]

Avancis and Sunpartner Technologies Sign Partnership Agreement for the BIPV Market.

Recently, Sunpartner Technologies and Avancis announced their strategic partnership in energy-producing solar glass based on Avancis´ CIGS thin-film technology. These thin-film cells will be used in Sunpartner’s semi-transparent WYSIPS® Design-Glass for the construction and use in smart city markets. From September 20-23, 2016 the first semi-transparent solar glazing panel from this partnership will be shown […]

Heliatek Raises €80 Million

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

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

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

Infographics

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 & […]

Average annual growth rate of renewable energy capacity and biofuels production

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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   (29) 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

SunToWater Technologies Begins Presales of Award-Winning Solar-Powered Water Generation Technology

In the midst of increasing global concerns over water contamination and scarcity, SunToWater Technologies, LLC, announced recently it’s beginning to accept priority reservations for its award-winning solar-powered Water Generator, which can make water anywhere in the world – even in extremely dry climates and polluted air. According to the World Economic Forum, more than one billion people […]

Governor Brown Signs Bill Strengthening PACE Program For Consumers

Governor Jerry Brown recently signed legislation establishing uniform disclosures for consumers of the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program. The Governor’s action is expected to increase adoption of PACE at a time when his Administration is encouraging more Californians to conserve water and become more energy efficient in response to climate change. The action completes months […]

Southern Company subsidiary’s Tranquillity Solar Facility in California begins operation

Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power and Recurrent Energy recently announced the commercial operation of the 200-megawatt (MW) Tranquillity Solar Facility in California. “The Tranquillity Solar Facility will help meet the energy needs of customers now and in the future,” said Southern Power President and CEO Buzz Miller. “Through strategic acquisitions we continue our solar generation growth, creating […]

MEA

Liberia: 10 Megawatt Solar Photovoltaic Power Plant for Monrovia

The Liberian government and project developer, Gigawatt Global Cooperatief U.A., have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the financing and construction of a 10 megawatt solar photovoltaic power plant in Monrovia. According to a dispatch from New York, Foreign Affairs Minister Marjon Kamara signed on behalf of the Liberian government, while the New Projects Coordinator, […]

Eni enters the field of renewable energies in Algeria

Eni has reached a strategic agreement with Sonatrach for the implementation of renewable energy projects in Algeria. The first project will be the construction of a 10 MW photovoltaic plant in the Bir Rebaa North (BRN) field, co-operated by the two companies through GSA (Sonatrach-Agip Groupement). The goal is to start activities before the end of the year. This project […]

EnergyNet is delighted to announce MASEN as official Forum Sponsor of the Africa Renewable Energy Forum (ARF), the labelised side meeting of COP22 in Morocco this November

MASEN has recently become responsible for the development of all renewable energy in Morocco, implementing its programmes following three visions: local development, industrial integration and international North-South-South cooperation with countries such as Senegal, Burkina Faso, Mali, Chad, Benin, Guinea-Bissau, Mauritania and Nigeria. Masen’s participation at the ARF will provide investors with insights into new energy […]

PV Manufacturing

Guelph’s Canadian Solar lays off 130 employees

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

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

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

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

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

Business & Finance

Goldman’s ReNew Power seeks $300 million for green energy projects

ReNew Power Ventures Pvt. Ltd wants to raise a part of the $300 million required for expansion of its green energy projects before top shareholder, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., helps bring the company public next financial year. ReNew Power will try to raise $100 to $150 million by March, chairman Sumant Sinha said in an interview, […]

ReneSola Extends Share Repurchase Program

ReneSola Ltd, a leading fully-integrated solar project developer and provider of energy-efficient products, recently announced that its Board of Directors has authorized the Company to extend its original stock repurchase program, under which the Company may repurchase up to $20 million in aggregate value of its outstanding American depositary shares (“ADSs”), for another 12 months ending […]

SoCore Energy to Acquire 22 Minnesota Solar Projects from SunEdison

SoCore Energy, one of the nation’s leading developers and operators of commercial and distributed solar generation and a subsidiary of Edison International, announced recently that it has agreed to acquire equity interests in 22 community solar garden development projects in Minnesota as part of the SunEdison bankruptcy proceedings, subject to certain conditions. The acquisition of these […]

Solar Off Grid & Roof Tops

Rural electrification of 1058 nos. Of off-grid villages in arunachal pradesh by installing 300wp solar power packs under deendayal upadhyaya gram jyoti yojana (ddugjy)

Rural electrification of 1058 nos. Of off-grid villages in arunachal pradesh by installing 300wp solar power packs under deendayal upadhyaya gram jyoti yojana (ddugjy)….. For more information please see above link: (5) Related posts: Draft Power Purchase Agreement for 500 MW Grid Connected Rooftop Solar PV system scheme NIT for Development of Land, Design, Engineering, […]

MNRE: Information regarding systems installed at community places/ private institutions.

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has been sanctioning various projects to…. For more information please see above link: (1) Related posts: MNRE: Stay on Blacklisting of M/s Emami Power Limited and M/s Oriental Sales Agencies (India) Private Limited MNRE:Complaints received about the non function of the systems installed by Channel Partners MNRE: Technical Regulation […]

A smart village which runs on solar power

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

Solar Balance of Systems

Sollega Demonstrates FastRack510 Flat Roof Racking and New FastRack String Inverter Mount at Intersolar 2016!

Sollega will exhibit at Intersolar North America the week of July 12-14, 2016. The conference will take place in the beautiful city of San Francisco. Be sure to stop by our booth #9252 and see our new string inverter mounting solutions as well as our FastRack510 ballasted flat roof PV racking. Why come to see us? […]

Intersolar: skytron energy launches updated PVGuard®, with integrated controls

skytron® energy, a First Solar company and the global market leader in utility-scale photovoltaic (PV) monitoring, recently announced the launch of version 2.3 of its PVGuard® Supervision Platform.The updated version will be showcased at Intersolar 2016, and features a new integrated control function, allowing operators to directly connect to a plant via a customized dashboard, activating […]

Global Solar Off-Grid Semi-Annual Market Report

The data in this report is limited to that provided by GOGLA member companies and Lighting Global Quality Verified companies using an online questionnaire. Companies are classified either as distributors of other companies’ branded products or as manufacturers of their own branded products. Only aggregate data is presented here, and it is only included when it has satisfied our ‘three data point […]

Solar Inverters

Solar Energy UK 2016: Zeversolar Showcases New Inverter for the Budget Segment

Zeversolar, a subsidiary company of the leading inverter manufacturer SMA, will be unveiling the new Zeverlution 3680 inverter for the UK market at Solar Energy UK 2016 in Birmingham October 4-6, 2016. This single-phase device with a power output of 3,900 W features integrated Wi-Fi and an Ethernet connection and offers better performance than its […]

SMA Sunny Central Inverters Now Certified Compliant With Global Standards

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

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

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

Sunworks Selects SolarEdge as Preferred Inverter Supplier

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

Renewable Energy

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

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

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

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

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

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