First Solar Builds the highest efficiency thin film photovoltaic (PV) cell on record

First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) today announced it has set a world record for cadmium-telluride (CdTe) photovoltaic (PV) research cell conversion efficiency, achieving 21.0 percent efficiency certified at the Newport Corporation’s Technology and Applications Center (TAC) PV Lab. The record-setting cell was constructed at the company’s Perrysburg, Ohio manufacturing factory and Research & Development Center, […]

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Macquarie infrastructure company acquires interest in wind power facilities

Macquarie Infrastructure Company (NYSE:MIC) announced that it has invested $11.5 million, excluding transaction-related costs, in a noncontrolling interest in Idaho Wind Partners 1 LLC, a portfolio of 183 megawatts of wind power generating facilities, near Twin Falls, Idaho. MIC funded the transaction with available cash. “We’re pleased to have acquired this stake in Idaho Wind […]

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Volkswagen Takes Holistic Approach To E-Mobility With Launch For Ultra Low Carbon Car

Volkswagen partners with 3Degrees® to purchase carbon offsets in California and around the United States to cover certain greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with 2015 e-Golf models. SunPower® selected as VW’s official solar energy partner, providing eligible e-Golf® owners the opportunity to achieve the electricity savings and power management capabilities of its high performance solar […]

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ContourGlobal expands operations in Brazil wind power

ContourGlobal, an international power generation company, announced today that it has acquired an additional 122.6 MW of installed wind power capacity in Brazil through a transaction with Casa dos Ventos. The transaction expands ContourGlobal’s operations in the attractive Chapada do Piaui wind complex located in Brazil’s windy northeast adding a new 59.2 MW fully contracted […]

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India wants to install 29,800 MW of electricity from renewable energy

Goyal said concentrated solar power (CSP) plants are more suitable than solar PV plants for large-scale power generation. “This is so because concentrated solar thermal plants equipped with thermal energy storage can provide dispatchable energy supply – that is their power output can be adjusted based on grid demand, power can be supplied when sun […]

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New solar photovoltaic plant in Australia

Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV), a leading global solar development company, todayannounced the financial close of the 70 megawatt (MWp) Moree Solar Farm (Moree). Construction will begin immediately, marking the first large scale solar project in Australia thatwill utilize mechanical devices (trackers) to continually orient its solar panels with the sun toincrease their power output each […]

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