India

Vikram Solar commissions 200 MW solar project for APGENCO

Mumbai: Vikram Solar, one of India’s leading module manufacturer and solar EPC player, commissioned a 200 MW solar power project for Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Corporation (APGENCO) that will power nearly 1,50,000 homes once connected to the grid. The plant, situated in district Anatapuramu, Andhra Pradesh, is segregated into 2 blocks of 100 MW each […]

Energy Storage

Hydrostor Will Build Compressed Air Storage for the Australian Grid

The project could lay the groundwork for unconventional storage on a massive scale. Australia’s grid storage market isn’t just for batteries any more. Canadian startup Hydrostor will build a novel compressed-air storage device in renewables-rich South Australia, the company announced last week. It plans to use the 5-megawatt project as a “showpiece” to educate customers […]

Research

Slowdown in India, Germany led drop in onshore wind energy capacity in 2018

Companies commissioned over 45 GW of onshore wind turbines globally in 2018 compared with 47 GW a year earlier New Delhi: The global commissioning of onshore wind turbines declined 3 per cent in 2018, partly due to a slowdown in India and Germany, even as the growth is expected to bounce back in 2019, with […]

Asia - Pacific

Daqo New Energy Obtains RMB 450 million Loan Approval from Bank of China

SHIHEZI, China: Daqo New Energy Corp. (NYSE: DQ) (“Daqo New Energy”, the “Company” or “we”), a leading manufacturer of high-purity polysilicon for the global solar PV industry, today announced it has received RMB 450 million loan approval from Bank of China. The approved loans consist of RMB 400 million 5-year fixed-assets capital project loan, and […]

Europe & UK

Innovation paves way for next stage of global energy transformation

Innovative solutions accelerate low-cost renewables in the power sector, providing countries with tools to benefit from renewables scale-up, new IRENA report finds Brussels, Belgium, 19 February 2019 – Countries at the forefront of the energy transformation are getting more than a third of their energy from variable renewables like solar and wind, and they’re doing […]

Americas

OTC Markets Group Welcomes Real Goods Solar to OTCQX

NEW YORK: OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX: OTCM), operator of financial markets for 10,000 U.S. and global securities, today announced Real Goods Solar, Inc. (OTCQX: RGSE), the exclusive manufacturer of POWERHOUSE™ Solar Shingle System, has qualified to trade on the OTCQX® Best Market. Real Goods Solar previously traded on NASDAQ. Real Goods Solar begins trading […]

MEA

South Africa wants lower power prices from older renewables projects – minister

JOHANNESBURG: South Africa wants to talk to independent power producers (IPPs) about lowering the price struggling state utility Eskom pays them for electricity generated from older renewable energy projects, Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan said. Gordhan told Reuters in an interview that the aim was to “balance out” the price Eskom pays for power generated […]

PV Manufacturing

SunPower seeking partner for its solar panel making business

A partnership could involve the sale of a minority stake in the manufacturing business or a customer investment that would allow preferential access to its products, among other options, Werner said. New Delhi: SunPower Corp is seeking a strategic partner for its solar panel manufacturing business, an arrangement that could allow it to expand the […]

Business & Finance

Palmetto gets $20 million credit line for its solar and energy efficiency installation marketplace

For homeowners that want to go green, but have trouble figuring out how to do it, Palmetto Clean Technologies has the answer. The company has an army of salespeople to pitch the benefits of solar power and energy efficiency, and will connect would-be clean energy consumers with financing options, installers, and software to monitor and […]

Solar Off Grid & Roof Tops

Arunachal: Khandu inaugurates 50 kw solar power Plant in Tawang

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu Inaugurated a 50 kw solar power Plant for DC oce Tawang on 18th of Feb 2019 in presence of MLA Tawang Tsering Tashi, MLA Dikto Yaker, Chairman , Jambey Wangdi, Chairman HPCL Tungri Ea, DC Tawang Sang Phuntsok and all the HODs and Ocials in a simple Function. Speaking […]

Solar Balance of Systems

Press release: Hartek Power’s solar EPC portfolio surpasses 500 MW

Chandigarh-based Hartek Power Pvt Ltd, one of India’s fastest growing Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) companies, has successfully connected 270-MW solar projects spread across Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka to the grid. With the commissioning of these projects, the power systems EPC portfolio of Hartek Power has surpassed 500 MW in solar power projects. Cashing in […]

Solar Inverters

Ingeteam closes 2018 with a total supply of 3.85 GW in PV inverters

This all-time high figure almost triples the company’s former best record, achieved in 2017. Ingeteam’s products were supplied to more than twenty countries in all five continents. Ingeteam maintains its global leadership position in the provision of Operation & Maintenance services to energy generation plants. Ingeteam’s solar business unit, dedicated to the design and manufacture […]

Renewable Energy

Big Oil’s Big Issue With Embracing ‘Big Energy’

Oil majors increasingly are trying their hand at being alternative-energy minors. Royal Dutch Shell Plc, which traces its roots back to the late 19th century, just bought Greenlots Global, a California software company serving the electric-vehicle charging sector. This follows other deals by Shell — along with the likes of BP Plc, Chevron Corp. and […]

Electric Vehicles

Tata Motors explore partnerships for electric mobility biz

Chandra said that the company is expected to launch a completely new electric car in the next two years which will not be based on any existing model. Home-grown auto Tata Motors is exploring partnerships and business models to deliver mobility as a service in the electric mobility business, a top company official said Monday. […]

Solar Jobs

Design Engineer (solar Energy)

Job Description: 1. Leading the Design and/or Detailed Engineering of Solar PV projects 2. Minimum experience of Solar PV Projects : 25MW 3. Thorough knowledge of Energy Estimation 4. Software Skills : PV Syst, CAD Salary: INR 8,00,000 – 10,00,000 P.A. Industry:Oil and Gas / Energy / Power / Infrastructure Functional Area:Engineering Design , R&D […]