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India will achieve solar energy target: Goyal

India will definitely achieve the target for enhancing solar power capacity and add 10,500 MW in the current fiscal, New & Renewable Energy Minister Piyush Goyal said today. India has set an ambitious target of adding one lakh MW of solar power generation capacity by 2022 which is five times more than the earlier target […]

Delhi Metro likely to get green power from solar plant in MP

Delhi, which is ranked among the most polluted cities, is expected to get green power from Madhya Pradesh starting next year to run its Metro trains. “We are charting out the power purchase agreement to be signed between Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) and developers of the world’s largest solar power plant of 750 MW […]

ADB approves $175 mn loan for renewable energy to Mytrah

ADB has approved up to USD 175 million (over 1,164 crore) loan for private renewable energy development to Mytrah Energies (India) Ltd (MEIL) for wind and solar power projects, which will generate up to 1,200 gigawatt-hours of clean energy a year. One of India’s fastest growing independent power producers from renewable sources, MEIL is a […]

InvITs may help unlock $ 5-7 billion from assets in roads, power

With the government and market regulator SEBI easing norms for setting up of InvITs, there is a potential to unlock USD 5-7 billion from assets in roads and power sectors in the next few years, says a recent report. According to the report by FICCI-Centrum, in the next couple of years, infrastructure investment trusts (InvITs) […]

NTPC’s Green Masala bonds listed at Singapore Stock Exchange

State-owned NTPC recently announced the listing of its Rs 2,000 crore Green Masala Bonds at Singapore Stock Exchange.“NTPC has become the flag bearer for Rupee denominated Indian paper bringing in a new set of investors to meet the financing needs of the Indian Infrastructure sector on listing of INR 2000 Crore Green Masala Bonds at Singapore […]

Winners of 2016 UN Climate Solutions Awards Announced

Thirteen game-changing initiatives from around the world were announced recently as winners of the United Nations ‘Momentum for Change’ climate change award. Winning activities include: A Google-led project that could catalyse the rooftop solar market for millions of people across the United States An ingenious net that harvests fog from the air to provide drinking water […]

Products

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 […]

India

Tata Power commissions 44 MW Lahori wind farm project

Tata Power has commissioned its 44 MW Lahori wind farm project, located in Shajapur district of Madhya Pradesh. It has developed this project through its 100 percent subsidiary, Tata Power Renewable Energy Limited (TPREL), the company said in a press release. With this addition, Tata Power’s total installed capacity now stands at 9,183 MW, besides […]

Works on NTPC power plant begin

Works relating to phase-1 of the NTPC Super Thermal Power Project (STPP) with an installed capacity of 1,600 MW have commenced. As per the provisions of AP Reorganisation Act, 2014, the NTPC will set up 4,000 MW power plant in Telangana. The units (2X800 MW) are likely to be synchronised by February, 2020.Prime Minister Narendra […]

NTPC on course to executing 1GW solar park in AP

NTPC Ltd is on course to implementing the country’s largest 1 GW (1000 MW) solar photo-voltaic power generation park at Kadiri in Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh. Phase one of the project of 250 MW has been completed and has commenced power generation. The balance 750 MW will be completed by next fiscal, once all […]

Anantapur project may be commissioned by next fiscal

State-owned NTPC expects to commission 750 MW solar power project in Anantapur by the end of next fiscal.”In Anantapur of Andhra Pradesh we are installing 1,000 MW of solar power project, out of which 250 MW has been commissioned, rest 750 MW will be commissioned by the end of 2017-18,” NTPC’s Regional Executive Director (South) […]

Punjab gets largest solar power plant in Mansa

The largest single location solar power plant with a capacity of 31.5 MW was inaugurated in Punjab’s Mansa district on Thursday.The solar power plant, spread over 173 acres and costing over Rs 200 crore, is located in Mirpur Kalan village of Mansa district, 250 km from Chandigarh. The plant has been built by Hindustan Power […]

Now, sun shines on KSEB Edayar solar plant

Following the success of Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) in generating enough solar power to operate the airport, the Kerala State Electricity Board’s (KSEB) solar power project on the campus of the 110 KV substation at Edayar is also scripting a new saga.The 1.25 MW solar power project at Edayar was the KSEB’s first such […]

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

NREL Report Shows U.S. Solar Photovoltaic Costs Continuing to Fall in 2016

NREL U.S. PV system cost benchmarks, from the fourth quarter of 2009 to the first quarter of 2016 The modeled costs to install solar photovoltaic (PV) systems continued to decline in the first quarter of 2016 in the U.S. residential, commercial, and utility-scale sectors, according to updated benchmarks from the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy […]

Offshore Wind Capacity Reached Nearly 12 GW by the End of 2015

A recent report from Navigant Research examines the major offshore wind markets, with wind power capacity forecasts and global and country-level analyses, through 2020.The offshore wind market has increasingly improved in select countries where development ambitions are matched with supportive policy. Europe’s industry-leading countries are well into a transition phase to more market-oriented policies that […]

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, […]

Asia - Pacific

China NEA Drafts Proposed Cuts To 2017 Solar FiTs

The National Energy Administration of China has published its draft version of proposed 2017 feed-in tariff (FiT) levels for ground mount and distributed generation PV power plants. The lowered tariffs represent significant cuts to both sectors and overall curtailment of installations.  According to PVTech, the Asia Europe Clean Energy (Solar) Advisory (AECEA) has estimated the […]

Canadian Solar Wins Arena Funding For 47mwp Solar Power Projects In Australia

Canadian Solar Inc., one of the world’s largest solar power companies, recently announced that it has been awarded US$3.5 million funding from Australian Renewable Energy Agency for two of its solar power projects, totaling 47MWp in Australia. The two solar power projects, located in Longreach and Oakey, Queensland, are 17MWp and 30MWp each in size. With the […]

United PV was shortlisted as Recommended Investor for Baotou Project

United Photovoltaics Group Limited was pleased to announce on the 27th, its subsidiary, United Photovoltaics (Changzhou) Investment Co., Ltd. successfully becomes the 2016 Recommended Enterprise for Inner Mongolia Baotou City Coal-Mining Subsidencial Area Advanced Technology PV Power Generation Demonstration Site, leading China PV industry once again. According to the Baotou government “2016 Project Sponsors for […]

Canadian Solar Wins ARENA Funding for 47MWp Solar Power Projects in Australia

Canadian Solar Inc., one of the world’s largest solar power companies,recently announced that it has been awarded US$3.5 million funding from Australian Renewable Energy Agency (“ARENA”) for two of its solar power projects, totaling 47MWp in Australia. The two solar power projects, located in Longreach and Oakey, Queensland, are 17MWp and 30MWp each in size. […]

Europe & UK

EBRD boosts international trade in Egypt

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is stepping up its support for Egypt’s exporters and importers with a US$ 50 million trade facility to Crédit Agricole Egypt under the EBRD’s Trade Facilitation Programme. The TFP promotes foreign trade to, from and within the EBRD’s countries of operations, including Egypt. Through the facility, the EBRD will […]

Arise AB: Arise Has Entered into an Agreement with Kraftö for the Acquisition of a Project Portfolio of 370 MW

Arise AB  has entered into an agreement with Kraftö AB (”Kraftö”) for the acquisition of parts of Kraftö’s project portfolio. In total, the acquisition comprises five projects corresponding to approx. up to 370 MW, provided that all projects obtain legal force permits. The transaction is estimated to be completed on 1 January, 2017. The transaction […]

Electric vehicles will help the shift toward EU’s green transport future

A large scale roll-out of electric cars on European roads would result in significantly lower greenhouse gas emissions and lower levels of certain air pollutants, according to a European Environment Agency (EEA) assessment released today. However, widespread use of such vehicles would pose challenges for Europe’s power grid in meeting increased electricity demand. The EEA […]

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 […]

Infographics

EQ Solar RPO Map Of India

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EQ Solar Map Of India 2016

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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   (31) 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

NREL Report Shows U.S. Solar Photovoltaic Costs Continuing to Fall in 2016

NREL U.S. PV system cost benchmarks, from the fourth quarter of 2009 to the first quarter of 2016. The modeled costs to install solar photovoltaic (PV) systems continued to decline in the first quarter of 2016 in the U.S. residential, commercial, and utility-scale sectors, according to updated benchmarks from the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory […]

NREL:U.S. Solar Photovoltaic System Cost Benchmark: Q1 2016

This report benchmarks U.S. solar photovoltaic (PV) system installed costs as of the first quarter of 2016 (Q1 2016). We use a bottom-up methodology, accounting for all system and projectdevelopment costs incurred during the installation, to model the costs for residential, commercial, and utility-scale systems. In general, we attempt to model the typical installation techniques […]

TXU Energy Announces Instant Rebate for Residential Solar Rooftop Systems, Unveils Plan to Credit Customers More for Their Excess Solar Electricity

TXU Energy today announced a limited-time instant rebate for residential consumers who purchase SunPower® rooftop solar systems through the company. At the same time, TXU Energy unveiled a new plan that increases the credit customers get for the electricity that their solar systems generate but they don’t use.TXU Energy’s instant rebate and its new offer […]

MEA

EAC Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Status Report

The East African Community is the second largest single regional market in Africa and economically one of the fastest growing regions in sub-Saharan Africa. The report reveals that the off-grid market is firmly established in the region and that the mini/micro-grid sector is also attracting significant investment. While growth trends in the renewable energy and […]

Students Through PG&E’s Solar Suitcase Program Bring Light to 2,400 Kenyans

Students across Northern and Central California will have the opportunity to bring clean, renewable energy to communities in Kenya through Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s (PG&E) Solar Suitcase Program.PG&E has selected 19 high schools to participate in the second year of the program and provided each school with more than $8,000 worth of equipment and […]

Kenyan solar internet startup raises $4.1m OPIC loan

The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the US government’s development finance institution, has announced commitment and first disbursement of a US$4.1 million loan to Kenyan startup Mawingu Networks, a provider of solar-powered wireless internet.Launched in 2013, Mawingu Networks uses a combination of solar power and new radio technologies to connect rural people to the internet, […]

PV Manufacturing

Ad-Hoc / Commercial News

MBTN recently announced that the company initiates a broad program structure. This program has comprehensively focusing on the high-end photovoltaic strengthen the goal of the entire company in its strategic areas of technology application markets and increase the flexibility over the often challenging high-tech markets. Further, the global service business is strengthened and developed individually within […]

Meyer Burger launches comprehensive structural programme to sustainably increase its profitability

Meyer Burger Technology Ltd  announced recently that it has initiated a company-wide structural programme. The objective of the programme is to extensively strengthen the company’s strategic technology units focussed on high-end photovoltaic user markets and to increase its flexibility in the often challenging high-end key markets. In addition, the global service business will be strengthened and […]

Business and Residential Demand Strong for Affordable Community Solar in Minnesota

NRG Energy, Inc. recently announced that its renewables business has broken ground on its first five community solar projects in Minnesota and reached agreements to subscribe several national business customers to its solar farms in the state. “Across Minnesota we are hearing the same strong message from residents and businesses alike: they want to be powered […]

Business & Finance

Solaria files suit against GCL-Poly unit for alleged IP theft

Solaria has filed suit in California against GCL Solar Energy for alleged intellectual property theft, violations of non-disclosure agreements and unfair competition. Solaria’s claim is that GCL, a subsidiary of CGL-Poly Energy Holdings, based in Hong Kong, used its proprietary technology backed by more than 100 patents to manufacture solar modules. In a statement, Solaria said that […]

SolarCity Mexico unit eyes $1 billion investment over five years

The Mexico unit of SolarCity Corp, the rooftop solar developer controlled by billionaire Elon Musk, aims to invest as much as $1 billion over the next five years, the company said on Tuesday. SolarCity Mexico President David Arelle told Reuters in an interview the projected outlay will depend on Mexico keeping at current levels an incentive […]

Japan, EBRD support infrastructure for renewables in Mongolia

The EBRD and Japan are supporting Mongolia’s renewable energy sector with a new project to modernise part of the country’s electricity transmission infrastructure. The project will support plans for renewable energy production in the Gobi desert through wind power. The Japan-EBRD Cooperation Fund is providing a US$ 750,000 grant to enable Mongolia’s national transmission company NPTG to […]

Solar Off Grid & Roof Tops

MNRE:Status of solar Rooftop Projects Installed by Channel Partners/New Entrepreneurs

This is continuation with letter number 05/22/2013-14/RT Dated 7th September,2016 directing all empanelled channel partners/ new entrepreneurs to regularly update details of grid connected solar rooftop projects executed by them on the SPIN portal. For More Information Pls.Go Through Below Attached Documents… (32) Related posts: MNRE:Status of solar Rooftop projects Installed by Channel Partners/New Entrepreneurs […]

Odisha Govt to implement Roof-Top Solar Projects in Key cities

The Government of Odisha has planned to implement roof-top solar projects in all key cities in the state.While answering to a written question in the State Assembly on Tuesday, Energy Minister Pranab Prakash Das informed that the Green Energy Development Corporation of Odisha Ltd. (GEDCOL) would implement the solar project in urban areas. In the […]

Solar Aided Power To 5 Bastar Villages From Today

On the second day of his two-day tour of Bastar district, Chief Minister Raman Singh will inaugurate the solar power plants established at the cost of Rs2.84 crore for electrification of five non-electrified villages in the insurgency-ridden district.These five villages of Bastar district namely village Pawel, Bodli, Mumalwada, Kahchenar and Tumaskoder, will avail electricity supply […]

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 Perfectly suited to large photovoltaic systems

In March, a free-standing photovoltaic installation with a peak performance of 5.08 Megawatts was opened by the Ukrainian firm Eco-Optima, a specialist in planning and running renewable energy sources. The Fronius Eco inverters installed in the system impressed not only with their ease of installation and compact design, but also with their reliability. The free-standing […]

Schneider Electric India unveils Conext SmartGen™: Intelligent, Cloud-Connected Solution for Utility-Scale Renewable Power at REI Expo 2016

Schneider Electric India, the global specialist in energy management and automation and a global leader in solar and energy storage solutions – unveiled the Conext SmartGen, a 1500-volt utility scale power conversion system, at the recently held Renewable Energy India Expo 2016, India Expo Centre, Greater Noida, National Capital Region. The new paradigm for large-scale […]

Enphase Energy Announces Restructuring Initiatives and Quarterly Outlook Update

Enphase Energy, Inc. a global energy technology company,recently announced restructuring and cost savings initiatives that are expected to result in approximately $20 million of annualized operating expense savings. Enphase is reducing approximately 11 percent of its global workforce and eliminating certain non-core projects. The Company expects to incur aggregate restructuring charges in the third quarter […]

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 […]

Renewable Energy

DNV GL certifies Nordsee Ost offshore wind project for innogy

DNV GL has awarded innogy SE the project certificate for its Nordsee Ost offshore wind farm at this year’s WindEnergy Hamburg exhibition. Nordsee Ost offshore wind farm is a lighthouse project supported by the EU, promoting a reliable, environmentally friendly energy supply that remains affordable. The certification was carried out according to the German Federal […]

NJR Clean Energy Ventures Announces Acquisition of 6.3 Megawatt Medicine Bow Onshore Wind Farm

NJR Clean Energy Ventures (NJRCEV), the unregulated distributed power subsidiary of New Jersey Resources (NYSE: NJR), announced the acquisition of the Medicine Bow Wind Farm, its fifth onshore wind project. Located in Carbon County, Wyoming, approximately 80 miles outside of Cheyenne, the project consists of nine fully operational Vestas turbines with a total capacity of […]

If interest rates turn, clean energy will find it tougher

By Angus McCrone Chief Editor Bloomberg New Energy Finance The last time U.S. interest rates were on a sustained upward trend was just over 10 years ago, in summer 2006. George W Bush was president, ‘Hips Don’t Lie’ by Shakira was at the top of the charts on both sides of the Atlantic, and no […]