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Enel brings two new South African PV plants

Enel, through its renewable energy subsidiary Enel Green Power RSA (EGP RSA), has brought the 82.5 MW Adams and Pulida solar PV plants, which are respectively located in South Africa’s Northern Cape and Free State provinces, into commercial operation. “Enel Green Power RSA’s two new solar projects were completed ahead of schedule, according to the … Continue reading Enel brings two new South African PV plants

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Solar Power Now Produces a Better Energy Return on Investment Than Oil

In 2016, according to a trends analysis based on this report by the Royal Society of London, the energy return on energy investment (EROEI) for oil appears to have fallen below a ratio of 15 to 1 globally. In places like the United States, where extraction efforts increasingly rely on unconventional techniques like fracking, that EROEI … Continue reading Solar Power Now Produces a Better Energy Return on Investment Than Oil

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Acciona begins the start-up of the biggest photovoltaic plant in Latin america, in Atacama (Chile)

Acciona Energía has begun the start-up phase of the ‘El Romero Solar’ photovoltaic solar plant, the biggest in Latin America with a maximum capacity of 246 MWp (196 MW rated power), just thirteen months after starting construction work. The company has also completed the assembly of the last sets of panels in the plant: 776,000 … Continue reading Acciona begins the start-up of the biggest photovoltaic plant in Latin america, in Atacama (Chile)

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IRENA expects PV (photovoltaic) capacity between 1,760 and 2,500 GW by 2030

The share of global electricity generated by solar photovoltaics (PV) could increase from 2% today to as much as 13% by 2030, according to a recent report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). It estimates that solar PV capacity could reach between 1,760 and 2,500 gigawatts (GW) by 2030, up from 227 GW today. … Continue reading IRENA expects PV (photovoltaic) capacity between 1,760 and 2,500 GW by 2030

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The EU Parliament to ask Spanish government for clarification about policy changes on renewable energy

The Spanish Photovoltaic Association (UNEF) appeared last Tuesday in the PETI Commission of the EU Parliament to present its petition against the retroactive policy changes implemented by the Spanish government and to ask for the mediation of the European authorities on this matter.   José Donoso, UNEF General Manager, highlighted that the retroactive policy measures … Continue reading The EU Parliament to ask Spanish government for clarification about policy changes on renewable energy

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Gamesa, recognised for its solar EPC capabilities in India

Gamesa was recently honoured with the “Rising Star” award for its Solar EPC capabilities at the India Solar Week 2016 organized by trade journal “Solar Quarter”. The award recognises Gamesa for its proven capabilities in the renewable energy sector, after having commissioned over 68 MW of solar power in India in less than a year. … Continue reading Gamesa, recognised for its solar EPC capabilities in India

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The Photovoltaic revolution is happening right now

International experts of the International Energy Agency (IEA), representatives of the Government of the Canary Islands, the Spanish Photovoltaic Union (UNEF) and the PV sector gathered in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. They highlighted the ongoing revolution that the PV sector is experiencing, and the big potential that Spain has to foster the development of … Continue reading The Photovoltaic revolution is happening right now

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Isolux Corsan completes solar photovoltaic plant Aura II in Honduras

The Solar Photovoltaic Power Plant Aura II in Honduras, built by Isolux Corsan under a full EPC or “turn key” agreement, has received the certificate of project completion from Energía Cinco Estrellas S.A. de C.V. after having passed all its requirements and those of the National Electric Energy Company (ENEE). In addition, Isolux Corsan will … Continue reading Isolux Corsan completes solar photovoltaic plant Aura II in Honduras

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U.S. solar energy market sets new record, installing 7.3 GW of solar PV in 2015

In yet another record-breaking year, the solar industry in the United States installed 7,286 megawatts (MW) of solar photovoltaics (PV) in 2015. GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association announced the historic figures today ahead of the March 9 release of the U.S. Solar Market Insight report. For the first time ever, solar beat … Continue reading U.S. solar energy market sets new record, installing 7.3 GW of solar PV in 2015

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Iberdrola reaches agreement with CaixaBank to boost development of solar photovoltaic generation among its customers

Iberdrola and CaixaBank, via its AgroBank specialised agricultural line of business, have entered into an agreement about boosting the comprehensive solar photovoltaic generation solution offered by the electric utility to its customers, Smart Solar Iberdrola, which enables them to generate and consume their own energy by installing this type of technology. The signing was held … Continue reading Iberdrola reaches agreement with CaixaBank to boost development of solar photovoltaic generation among its customers

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Canadian Solar wins 110 MWp of solar power projects in Brazil

Canadian Solar Inc. (the “Company”, or “Canadian Solar”) (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world’s largest solar power companies, today announced that it has won 3 solar photovoltaic (PV) projects totaling 110 megawatts (MWp) in Pirapora, in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil.  Canadian Solar will develop and build the solar power plants. Once connectd to … Continue reading Canadian Solar wins 110 MWp of solar power projects in Brazil

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Iberdrola and ASAJA agree to collaborate on boosting solar photovoltaic generation in agricultural sector

Iberdrola and the Young Farmers’ Agricultural Association  (ASAJA) have entered into an agreement about boosting the comprehensive solar photovoltaic generation solution offered by the electric utility to its customers, Smart Solar Iberdrola, which enables them to generate and consume their own energy by installing this type of technology. The agreement was signed at Iberdrola’s offices … Continue reading Iberdrola and ASAJA agree to collaborate on boosting solar photovoltaic generation in agricultural sector

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IHS Raises Global 2015 Solar Photovoltaic Forecast to 59 GW

Global solar photovoltaic (PV) demand will reach 59 gigawatts (GW) in 2015, an increase over the previous solar-PV demand forecast released in June 2015, according to IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of critical information and insight. The company now expects global solar installations to grow by 33 percent this year, which is … Continue reading IHS Raises Global 2015 Solar Photovoltaic Forecast to 59 GW

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Solar Energy Photovoltaics plus Energy Storage Nanogrid Revenue Is Expected to Reach $23.1 Billion in 2024

A new report from Navigant Research examines the global market for solar photovoltaics (PV) plus energy storage nanogrids, including an analysis of market issues, with forecasts for capacity and revenue, through 2024.   During the last year, partnerships between solar PV companies and energy storage system (ESS) providers have increased rapidly, with their synergies giving … Continue reading Solar Energy Photovoltaics plus Energy Storage Nanogrid Revenue Is Expected to Reach $23.1 Billion in 2024

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SkyPower Signs PPA to Deliver 150 Megawatts of Solar Power to the Indian State of Madhya Pradesh

SkyPower has entered into a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) with the Government of Madhya Pradesh to provide 150 megawatts (MW) AC of utility-scale solar power to the Indian state.   “SkyPower is committed to making a powerful contribution to India’s goal of generating 100 gigawatts of solar power by 2022,” said Kerry Adler, SkyPower … Continue reading SkyPower Signs PPA to Deliver 150 Megawatts of Solar Power to the Indian State of Madhya Pradesh

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SkyPower Signs Agreement to Build 200 MW of Solar Power Projects in Djibouti

SkyPower, the world’s largest developer and owner of utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) energy projects, has signed a landmark agreement with the Republic of Djibouti for the development of 200 MW of world-class solar projects to be built in four phases in Djibouti over the next four years.   “Africa has become a global hub for … Continue reading SkyPower Signs Agreement to Build 200 MW of Solar Power Projects in Djibouti

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SkyPower Announces 2 GW of Solar Energy Projects in Bangladesh

During the 70th United Nations General Assembly in New York, SkyPower, the world’s largest developer and owner of utility-scale solar projects, made a historic announcement with Prime Minister Hasina, unveiling its plans to build 2 GW of utility-scale solar energy over the next five years in Bangladesh, representing an investment of US $4.3 billion.   … Continue reading SkyPower Announces 2 GW of Solar Energy Projects in Bangladesh

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Enel Green Power Inaugurates Italy’s First Storage Facility for Renewables

Enel Green Power has today inaugurated the first power storage facility for renewable energy plants in Italy in Catania, Sicily. The 1MW/2MWh storage system has been connected to EGP’s 10 MWp Catania 1 photovoltaic plant.   The storage system, which is an integral part of Catania 1, will increase flexibility in management of the power … Continue reading Enel Green Power Inaugurates Italy’s First Storage Facility for Renewables

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Iberdrola to provide services to small solar photovoltaic energy producers

Iberdrola has launched a new retail product External link, opens in new window. Open in new window. geared towards small photovoltaic solar energy producers in Spain. On the one hand, the company will provide financial coverage so that the customer can ensure profitability and on the other, it will be in charge of maintenance work … Continue reading Iberdrola to provide services to small solar photovoltaic energy producers

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Installing 1,393 MW of Photovoltaic in Q2 2015, U.S. Solar Power Market Surpasses 20 GW

Continuing on its record-breaking trajectory, the United States solar industry surpassed 20 gigawatts (GW) of total operational solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity during the second quarter of this year. According to GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association’s (SEIA) Q2 2015 U.S. Solar Market Insight Report, the U.S. installed 1,393 megawatts[i] of PV last quarter, … Continue reading Installing 1,393 MW of Photovoltaic in Q2 2015, U.S. Solar Power Market Surpasses 20 GW

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