In The Spotlight
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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.
Today, it is primarily homeowners who benefit from installing photovoltaic (PV) systems on their roofs. New models, however, intend for tenants to also share in what is known as the direct power concept and, in turn, take part in the urban energy transition.
SolAero Technologies Corp , a leading provider of high efficiency solar cells, solar panels, and composite structural products for satellite and aerospace applications, announced that it has delivered its high performance, lightweight solar cell technology to the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) to power its Solar-Soaring UAV demonstrator.
National Development, Altus Power America and Borrego Solar Systems announce the completion of a 3.9 megawatt (MW) roof-top solar installation, located on a 430,000 -square-foot manufacturing and distribution center straddling the Boston/Dedham line.
Dominion announced that it plans to construct, own and operate 81 megawatts (AC) of solar generating capacity in Jasper County, S.C. Two projects – a 71.4-megawatt facility that would be South Carolina's largest and a 10-megawatt array – are expected to enter service in 2017.
First Solar, Inc and the Moapa Band of Paiutes joined Sen. Dean Heller, Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, Nevada State Energy Office Director Angela Dykema, Clark County Commissioner Marilyn Kirkpatrick, executives from the LADWP and other community and energy industry leaders to celebrate the commissioning of the Moapa Southern Paiute Solar Project.
JinkoSolar Holding Co. Ltd, a global leader in the photovoltaic industry announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, JinkoSolar Inc., will partner with CleanFund Commercial PACE Capital to offer long-term project financing to US commercial project customers through the SolarPACETM program.
Celebrating its 10-year anniversary, Intersolar North America will once again be the first major solar event of the year. It takes place July 11-13 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, andis co-located with ees North America and SEMICON West.
Canadian Solar Inc. , one of the world's largest solar power companies announced that it has secured Power Purchase Agreements for an aggregate 80 MWac of solar power projects with the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), a public sector undertaking of the Government of India.
Florida Power & Light Co. announced that it has selected Blattner Energy and Black & Veatch – two of the nation's premiere providers of renewable energy engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services – to build its new universal solar projects.
In many of the sun-blessed countries in the Middle East, solar energy generation is at the top of the energy agenda. The Intersolar Middle East conference 2017 in Dubai (United Arab Emirates) pays tribute to this fact.
Asian Utility Week (24-25 May 2017, IMPACT, Bangkok) has been running for 18 years in SE Asia. It will attract 3000+ participants from across Asia’s leading utilities, IPPs, Large Energy Users and Vendor Groups.
ACCIONA will supply renewable energy to the petrochemical complex of Repsol Polímeros in Sines under the biggest contract signed to date by the company in the Portuguese market for the supply of energy to major customers.
Canadian Solar Inc , one of the world's largest solar power companies announced that it has received US$20 million unsecured funding from the China and Portuguese-speaking Countries.
An increasing number of photovoltaic plant constructors are investing in large-scale power stations worldwide, creating new areas of focus for the industry.
The AES Corporation and Alberta Investment Management Corporation , on behalf of certain of its clients, have agreed to acquire FTP Power LLC (sPower), the largest independent owner.
Vasari Energy, Inc., a California based solar energy developer, announced today the company has formally expanded operations into Texas.
NV Energy announced that the 50-megawatt Boulder Solar II power plant which was developed, designed and constructed by SunPower achieved its commercial operation status and is now serving NV Energy customers in Nevada.
Dominion is investing more than $800 million in solar power in Virginia, with much of it being built at little or no cost to most customers. Additional solar projects are now in the planning stages.
On January 26th, the Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE) board of directors approved a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) for 20 years to purchase the output from a new 200 MW solar photovoltaic power plant to be built in Merced County.
Prime Road Group and First Solar, Inc welcome the completion of four solar farms totaling 18 megawatts (MWDC) of capacity in Thailand.
The Puerto Libertad photovoltaic plant in the State of Sonora (México) will see its capacity increased by 50% to 339 MWp (270 MW rated capacity) following the signature of a private purchase agreement between the joint venture that owns the project (participated at 50% by ACCIONA Energia and TUTO Energy) and the company TUTO Energy Trading.
Sky Solar Holdings, Ltd , a global developer, owner and operator of solar parks announced that the Company entered into Share Purchase Agreements with A.W. Aktina Wind Limited (the “Buyer”), a non-affiliate of the Company.
Canadian Solar Inc, one of the world's largest solar power companies, today announced that Wirsol has started the commercial operation of a 30MWp solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant in Delfzijl, Netherlands, for which Canadian solar has supplied the panels.
NV Energy and Apple announced they have reached an agreement to build 200 megawatts of additional solar energy in Nevada by early 2019.
Midsummer, a leading supplier of production lines for cost effective manufacturing of lightweight flexible CIGS solar cell announced that its Asian client now manufactures lightweight flexible solar modules with conversion efficiency of 14 per cent.
PSEG Solar Source announced it has acquired two North Carolina solar facilities from BayWa r.e., with a total capacity of 47 MWs-dc, representing a total investment of $74.6 million.
DNV GL has assessed the market’s new offshore turbine in development and awarded Siemens Wind Power with the Prototype Certificate for its 8 megawatt (MW) offshore wind turbine SWT-8.0-154.