In The Spotlight
NextEra Energy Resources and Salt River Project announced the opening of Pinal Central Solar Energy Center (PCSEC), a universal-scale, integrated solar plant equipped with a battery system that will store energy and enable SRP to provide clean energy to customers when usage is at its highest and needed most.
The solar partnership between E.ON and Google is developing into a European success story. Since May 2017, the joint Sunroof platform, which determines the solar potential of millions of buildings, has been bringing new solar energy systems onto German roofs.
Azure Power , one of India’s leading independent solar power producers, announced that its portfolio has surpassed 1 GW of operating solar capacity, making it one of the largest solar power companies in the country.
REDEN Solar, a leading solar IPP from France, has just acquired several existing photovoltaic power plants in Portugal, representing a total capacity of 50 MW.
CleanMax Solar, India’s most trusted sustainability partner for corporates, and largest rooftop solar developer for commercial and industrial segment, has entered into a long term partnership to supply solar power to Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR) – Central Institute for Subtropical Horticulture (CISH) and Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (BBAU), Lucknow.
Intersolar and ees North America, the premier solar and energy storage events in North America, unveiled the full program of sessions, workshops and special offsite events for the 2018 event.
TÜV Rheinland's Energy Yield evaluation tests are extremely rigorous, requiring the simulations of climatic environments in five different regions worldwide - Cologne (Germany), Datong (China), Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), Chennai (India) and Los Angeles (USA).
The 12th International Conference on the Storage of Renewable Energies (IRES2018) once again succeeded this year in uniting science, research, industry and companies at international level.
GE Power recently successfully delivered and commissioned its Brilliance Solar Inverters to Pacifico Energy Osaki GK for the 40.32-megawatt alternating current (AC) mega-solar project in Furukawa, Japan.
Caterpillar Inc announced that Cat dealer Altorfer has commissioned a 500-kW solar photovoltaic (PV) utility-scale demonstration project in St. Charles, Ill., as part of a 20-year power purchase agreement with the Illinois Municipal Electric Agency (IMEA).
The fierce competition within the solar and energy storage industries drove conversations among the executives, policymakers and project financers in attendance at the sixth annual Intersolar and ees Summit USA East.
Projects such as the 1.5 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic installation, which was recently completed by Shahrekord Cement Industries Company, an Iranian cement producer, show that the Iranian market is growing. One of the drivers of this recent growth are the Iranian government’s comprehensive and long-term feed-in tariffs.
Two global solar energy leaders, U.S.-based NextEra Energy, Inc. and China-based JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. announced one of the largest solar panel supply deals in history.
Orange SA plans to distribute as many as 20,000 solar kits in four African countries in partnership with UK-based renewable-energy firm BBOXX as an increasing number of companies seek to roll out off-grid solar power on the continent.
Duke Energy is looking to build its first solar power project in Anderson County.Plans for the project are in the preliminary stages, but it could act as a backup source of power for the Civic Center of Anderson, which occasionally is used as an emergency shelter.
JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd., one of the world's largest manufacturers of high-performance solar power products, announced that JA Solar has supplied 3MW of PV modules to Yarmouk University for Jordan's largest rooftop solar project to date.
The US solar PV market installed a total of 10.6 gigawatts of new capacity in 2017, according to a new report from GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association, which is down 10% from 2016 and exposes weaknesses in certain market segments and specific locations around the country.
French energy firm Engie SA, one of the largest foreign investors in India’s solar space, plans to sell a stake in its Solairedirect unit that has been actively bidding for projects here, said two people aware of the development.
ISS has over 14GW of solar farm projects in development and is showcasing 4GW of their highest quality, highest return projects for sale during the event. Eight portfolios of approximately 500MW each will be presented and made available for immediate purchase.
Solar Technology Co., Ltd , a leader in research, development and mass production of bilateral solar elements of type N, recently concluded a partnership agreement with the Ukrainian LLC "Solar Systems".
The global solar market is booming. Market researchers predict photovoltaics (PV) deployment of roughly 110 gigawatts (GW) in 2018, and competitive PV production is fueling this momentum.
ReNew Power, one of India’s leading clean energy companies, today inaugurated solar micro-grids totalling a capacity of 16.23 kW, in Paniyara village near Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.
The utility on Thursday also announced the opening of four new solar power plants in Florida, joining four others that FPL opened in January of this year.
The future of Australia’s solar industry is looking bright after a record 3.5m panels were installed on rooftops last year, giving the equivalent output of a medium-sized coal-fired power station.
The global photovoltaics (PV) market is gathering speed: 2018 is likely to see annual PV deployment pass the 100 gigawatt (GW) mark for the first time, according to the latest analysis from GTM Research. Europe in particular is witnessing a new PV boom.
For the fifth year running the Group has been included in 'World´s Most Ethical Companies' ranking compiled by the Ethisphere Institute.
The Italian Minister for Cultural Heritage and Tourism, Dario Franceschini, and the CEO of Enel, Francesco Starace, signed a memorandum of understanding for the promotion and development of the use of electricity for sustainable mobility in the tourism sector.
Enel, through its Brazilian renewable energy subsidiary Enel Green Power Brasil Participações Ltda. ("EGPB"), has begun operation of its 103 MW Horizonte solar park, which is located in the municipality of Tabocas do Brejo Velho, in the north-eastern state of Bahia.
South Korea’s chemical and green energy company OCI Co. said on Monday that it has signed a $1 billion long-term contract to supply its polysilicon to Longi Solar, a Chinese manufacturer of high performance solar cells and modules.
Global private equity fund Actis LLP is poised to acquire renewable energy assets of Karnataka-based Bhoruka Group, a person familiar with the negotiations said.
The construction and operation of the El Romero Solar photovoltaic plant, developed by ACCIONA in the Atacama Desert, will contribute 316 million dollars to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Chile during its life cycle, twice the figure for a standard equivalent coal-fired plant.
Photovoltaics (PV) and e-mobility, the ideal combination:Driving with solar power is becoming increasingly attractive.
In the afternoon of January 4, LONGi Solar signed a project investment agreement with the Management Committee of Anhui Chuzhou Economic and Technological Development Zone in Chuzhou, Anhui, with an investment of RMB 1.95 billion.
Greenbacker Renewable Energy Company has purchased Midway III, a 26 MW solar project to be constructed in Imperial County, California, from Solar Frontier Americas Holdings LLC. Midway III is estimated to start construction in January 2018 and achieve commercial operations in October 2018.
Renewable technology development and deployment around the globe has significantly intensified and the future of CSP in this mix is equally exciting.
The first time in 9 years of existence,Intersolar India had to experience India’s unbelievable climate change.
International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group focused exclusively on the private sector, has made an equity investment of USD 15 million in CleanMax Solar. This is IFC’s first equity investment globally in grid-connected distributed generation.
Intersolar India Exhibition and Conference will open its doors in less than a week on December 5 -7, 2017 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre (BEC) in Mumbai, providing a platform for all industry professionals to meet, exchange, discuss challenges and solutions and promote the interest of the solar industry.
Dr. Seyed Mohammad Sadeghzadeh, Deputy Minister and Head of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Organization (SATBA) welcomed 505 attendees at the second Intersolar Summit in Tehran, Iran.
On behalf of Vikram Solar’s distribution partner in Greece and Cyprus, Tesco Engineering, the University of Cyprus recently tested Vikram Solar’s ELDORA Ultima modules.
Intersolar India, a unique platform for the solar industry has been proudly associated with the Indian solar industry since 2009.
India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA) has been conferred with the Independent Power Producers Association of India (IPPAI) Award in the category of Innovative Initiative in Energy Storage 2017 at its 18th Regulators & Policymakers Retreat.
TransCanada Corporation announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell its Ontario solar portfolio comprised of eight facilities with a total generating capacity of 76 megawatts to Axium Infinity Solar LP, a subsidiary of Axium Infrastructure Canada II Limited Partnership, for approximately $540 million.
Solar is set to remain in the limelight in 2017 as the entire industry returns strong growth. India is expected to increase installed solar capacity to more than 17 GW by the end of 2017.
SunPower , a majority-owned subsidiary of Total SA, announced today that it will supply 291 megawatts of its high-efficiency solar panels to projects awarded in the second round of France's CRE tender process, which includes ground mount, carport and roof top projects in continental France and storage and self-consumption in the country's ZNI.
Vikram Solar, India’s leading module manufacturer and Solar EPC player, launched a new line of high-efficiency modules ‘SOMERA’ at REI Expo, Greater Noida in September.
Sunnova Energy Corporation, the largest residential solar provider in Puerto Rico, is working to send energy storage systems (batteries) to the island to integrate into existing solar installations.
RGS Energy (NASDAQ: RGSE) has entered into an exclusive domestic and international license agreement with The Dow Chemical Company for the POWERHOUSE™ solar shingles system, an innovative and aesthetically pleasing solar shingle system developed by Dow that has been deployed on more than 1,000 homes. See images of the solar shingles and additional information about POWERHOUSE™ solar shingles at RGSPOWERHOUSE.com
Adding to its reputation of India’s leading Rooftop Solar Developer, CleanMax Solar emerged victorious in the category of Leading EPC - Solar – Rooftop at the recently held Renewable Energy India Awards (REIA) 2017.
Adobe India today announced that its Bengaluru campus has become among the first in the state of Karnataka to meet 100 percent of its power consumption requirements through renewable energy.
Soltec, a leading manufacturer of single-axis solar trackers, is supplying complete tracker equipment to the Eagle Point solar PV plant located in the state of Oregon by leading project developer Cypress Creek Renewables.
Waseda Farms has created a unique footprint in Northeast Wisconsin the last 10 years by turning organic farming into healthy consumption of beef, pork, poultry and eggs at the table. Its forward-thinking team has taken its sustainability-infused process for breeding animals and producing wholesome food a step further.
LG Electronics brings its most powerful and energy efficient solar module technology to Solar Power International in the form of the LG NeON R. The new residential module, available in the US this month, creates a system with seamless installation and use, improved temperature coefficient and heightened visual appeal making it an all-around win for energy-conscious homeowners.
SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. a global leader in PV inverters, power optimizers and module-level monitoring services, and solar panel leader LG Electronics USA are debuting a joint smart module targeting the high-end residential and commercial PV rooftop markets in North America.
Equis Energy , Asia‐Pacific’s largest renewable energy IPP, has been awarded a contract by Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs’ Bureau of Energy (BOE) to develop a 70.2 MW solar project in Chiayi County’s Yizhu Township.
With more than 12,000 visitors from 47 countries, the 5th Intersolar South America exhibition and conference - the key platform for promoting solar
technologies in South America - closed its doors in Sao Paulo last week.
On what stage of development the Polish photovoltaic sector is? Is it possible to use more potential of the PV market in Poland in the near future?
Yellow Door Energy , a Dubai-based firm that invests in and operates distributed solar and energy efficiency assets, and Middle East Insulation, a leading player in the UAE's cladding and roof industry, announced that they signed an agreement to install a 205 kWp solar PV plant at Middle East Insulation's newest facility in DIP, Dubai.
Market analysts project a strong solar growth in several major South American markets.
Canadian Solar Inc ,one of the world’s largest solar power companies, and EDF Energies Nouvelles,a global market leader in renewable energy, announced a partnership in the 92.5 MWp Pirapora III photovoltaic project in Brazil, through the sale of 80% interest in the Project by Canadian Solar to EDF EN do Brasil, EDF Energies Nouvelles’ local subsidiary.
ACWA Power signed the Power Purchase Agreement with the Government of Egypt for three solar photovoltaic power plants in Benban
The Top Solar Contractors list is developed by Solar Power World to recognize the work completed by solar contractors across the United States. The list was released on July 25. "The 2017 Top Solar Contractors list features 500 of the best solar contractors in the United States," said Kelly Pickerel, Managing Editor of Solar Power World.
Canadian Solar Inc , one of the world's largest solar power companies and EDF Energies Nouvelles, a global market leader in renewable energy announced that the 191.5 MWp Pirapora I project had secured a project financing facility amounting to BRL529 million (US$163 million) from the BNDES.
Trina Solar passed through the product certification test conducted by PV Evolution Labs ("PVEL" for short, a wholly-owned subsidiary of DNV GL), and was rated as a top performer in the Module Reliability Score Card Report 2017 issued by DNV GL.
REC Solar was ranked the 8th largest commercial solar provider in the United States in the 2017 Solar Power World Top 500 Solar Contractors List.
SunPower , a majority-owned subsidiary of Total SA, and Tenergie, an independent renewable power producer, announced that SunPower is supplying 29.9 megawatts (MW) of its high efficiency SunPower® E-Series solar panels for several rooftop and ground-mount solar projects that Tenergie is developing in France.
Global reports on energy storage markets point out that the United States (specifically California) and Germany stand out in the storage of electrical energy generated by means of photovoltaic, due to large generation and consumption.
REC Solar was ranked the 8th largest commercial solar provider in the United States in the 2017 Solar Power World Top 500 Solar Contractors List.
Advanced Green Technologies (AGT), a leading provider of solar energy system engineering, procurement, and construction solutions earns the Top Commercial Solar EPC ranking in the State of Florida for the sixth consecutive year, and 48th in the nation by Solar Power World for 2017, the solar industry’s leading media resource.
Energy-focused blockchain investment fund Solar DAO has proudly announced the dates for its two-stage ICO crowdfunding campaign. Both the Pre-ICO and ICO will raise funds which the company will invest into constructing a new PV solar plant.
CleanMax Solar, India’s largest rooftop solar developer for the corporate sector, today announced that it has secured equity financing of up to USD 100 million from an affiliate of Warburg Pincus, a global private equity firm focused on growth investing.
EDF Renewable Energy announced the acquisition of the 179 megawatt AC (MWac) Switch Station 1 and Switch Station 2 Solar Projects from First Solar, Inc. in late June.
Zwolle production unit gets solar-powered roof equivalent to the size of nearly eight football pitches, bringing it nearer to the goal of being carbon neutral by 2020.
India’s booming economy and the increasing need for electricity have made the country quickly emerge as one of the world’s hotspots for solar power.
As a part of a major programme of ongoing investment in the UK renewable energy operation services market, BayWa r.e. has opened new offices in Milton Keynes.
Trina Solar's PV modules have commenced operations in a 455MW DC solar power plant in Andhra Pradesh developed by SB Energy, a joint venture between SoftBank Group, Bharti Enterprises and Foxconn Technology Group. This is the largest single order that Trina Solar has ever closed in India.
Green Power EMC, the renewable energy supplier for 38 Georgia EMCs , and Silicon Ranch, one of the nation’s largest independent solar power producers, announced a landmark agreement to bring an additional 200 megawatts (MWAC) of solar energy online by the year 2020.
Canadian Solar Inc , one of the world's largest solar power companies announced it will showcase its latest high efficiency poly modules, named Ku Modules at the Intersolar Europe from May 31 to June 2 at Messe Munchen in Munich.
Recent work to modernize power plants and generate cleaner electricity, responsibly manage coal ash and respond to major storms is at the heart of the request by Duke Energy Progress to change customer rates.
ees Europe, Europe’s largest and most visited exhibition for batteries and energy storage systems, is opening its doors in Munich today to visitors from all over the world.
Intersolar Europe, the world’s leading exhibition for the solar industry and its partners, is now open. This year's exhibition focuses on the new energy world. One of the highlights is the special exhibit Smart Renewable Energy.
With retroactive effect from 1 April 2017, BayWa r.e. is taking over the business of OneShore Energy. The Berlin-based start-up specializes in the analysis, planning and operation of solar-diesel hybrid plants. With this acquisition,BayWa r.e is further expanding its commitment to offgrid solutions.
From energy storage systems for private homes and commercial applications to energy management and smart systems integration to e-mobility and large-scale storage systems:
Karel De Winter, International Development Director and co-founder of the Middle East Solar Industry Association (MESIA), will be examining top trends and key areas of potential in the Middle East and North Africa as part of a side-event at Intersolar Europe in Munich on June 1, 2017.
Renewable energy company Soltage LLC and Basalt Infrastructure Partners LLP announced that they have closed an investment in a nine-project, 57-megawatt (MW) solar project portfolio across the state of North Carolina.
ET Solar, a differentiated global top-quality PV module provider,and Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company signed a strategic partnership agreement to commercialize PV solar modules featuring unique sustainable and durable backsheets.
The ever changing weather conditions that solar modules are exposed to can put materials and components under considerably strain.
The Intersolar AWARD is celebrating its 10th anniversary: The award honors pioneering products and solutions in the solar industry for the 10th time running. Once again, attendees submitted impressive innovations in the Photovoltaics and Outstanding Solar Projects categories this year.
JinkoSolar Holding Co Ltd. , a global leader in the pv industry announced that it has supplied 42 MW of solar modules to Asunim Yenilenebilir Enerji Teknolojileri İnş. Müh. San. Tic. Ltd. for use in two PV power plants implemented by Asunim in Izmir Province, southwest Turkey.
DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials, today unveiled its new Anti-Soiling (AS)coating for Photovoltaic (PV) solar glass.
Midsummer, the Swedish leading technology provider of equipment for cost-effective manufacturing of flexible CIGS thin film solar cells announced the launch of a complete solution for BIPV metal roof systems together with the Swedish Metal roofing company Clix Steel Profile AB.
Large-scale photovoltaic power plants are an important driver for global PV growth. A growing number of large-scale projects are being implemented and connected to the grid around the world.
Today one of the most important events in the energy field was heldin Moscow. The name of the Global Energy Prize laureate was announced during the international press conference. In 2017.
Enel, through its Mexican renewable energy subsidiary Enel Green Power México (EGPM), has begun construction of Don José solar photovoltaic (PV) plant, which is located in San Luis de la Paz, in the country’s North-Central state of Guanajuato.
Array Technologies, the pioneer and global leader in reliable solar tracking solutions, is pleased to announce its expansion to the Australian market and the opening of its office in Sydney.
From May 31–June 2, 2017, Intersolar Europe is once again set to serve as the most important industry meeting point for the solar industry and its partners. Manufacturers, distributors, service providers and suppliers will gather in Munich to discuss the latest trends, technologies and products.