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Welspun Renewables Breaks Ground by Commissioning Punjab’s Largest Solar Power Project

Welspun Renewables, India’s largest solar energy generator has set up its first solar power project – the Bhatinda 34 MW (DC), in Punjab. This is the largest commissioned solar capacity to come up in the state. Like all its projects before, Welspun Renewables has developed it ahead of committed deadlines, in 5 short months. It … Continue reading Welspun Renewables Breaks Ground by Commissioning Punjab’s Largest Solar Power Project

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Butterfly-inspired technique could make photovoltaic solar energy cheaper

A team of experts from the University of Exeter has examined new techniques for generating photovoltaic (PV) energy – or ways in which to convert light into power. They showed that by mimicking the v-shaped posture adopted by Cabbage White butterflies to heat up their flight muscles before take-off, the amount of power produced by … Continue reading Butterfly-inspired technique could make photovoltaic solar energy cheaper

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Marubeni receives order of photovoltaic modules for a solar energy project in Soma city

Marubeni Corporation (“Marubeni”) has received an order of photovoltaic modules (hereinafter called “PV modules”) for a mega-solar project with a 52.5MW maximum output in the Isobe district of Soma City, Fukushima, from Renatus Soma Solar Park Limited Liability Company which was jointly established by Kyudenko Corporation, and four other companies. Marubeni will supply PV modules … Continue reading Marubeni receives order of photovoltaic modules for a solar energy project in Soma city

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Why Concentration of the Solar Energy Industry in China Will Hurt Technology Innovation

Earlier this month, the U.S. Commerce Department reviewed its tariffs on imported Chinese solar panels, originally imposed in 2012 in retaliation against Chinese subsidies and below-market pricing, and opted to maintain the total tariff burden on most panels. While interest groups advocating U.S. manufacturing cheered, those in favor of cheaper clean energy to reduce U.S. greenhouse gas … Continue reading Why Concentration of the Solar Energy Industry in China Will Hurt Technology Innovation

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SunEdison closes financing and starts construction of a 110-megawatt photovoltaic solar energy plant in the metropolitan region of Chile

SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE:SUNE), the world’s largest renewable energy development company, today announced that it has secured financing and started construction on the 110-megawatt (MW) DC Quilapilun solar power plant in the Metropolitan Region of Chile. Once completed, the power plant will be SunEdison’s first solar project in Santiago and is expected to be its largest … Continue reading SunEdison closes financing and starts construction of a 110-megawatt photovoltaic solar energy plant in the metropolitan region of Chile

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SunPower Acquires 1.5 Gigawatt U.S. Photovotaic Solar Power Plant Pipeline

SunPower announced today that it has acquired 1.5 gigawatts of U.S. solar power plant development assets from Australia-based Infigen Energy. With the acquisition, SunPower has assumed ownership of projects in varying stages of development across 11 states.   Included in the development portfolio are three projects totaling 55 megawatts (AC) with power purchase agreements with … Continue reading SunPower Acquires 1.5 Gigawatt U.S. Photovotaic Solar Power Plant Pipeline

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The 200 MW (260MWp) Shuaa Energy 1 photovoltaic plant at Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park is the largest photovoltaic IPP tender to date in the world

Project supports the vision of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to promote renewable energy sources,and is part of the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030.   The 200 MW (260MWp) Shuaa Energy 1 photovoltaic plant at Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar … Continue reading The 200 MW (260MWp) Shuaa Energy 1 photovoltaic plant at Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park is the largest photovoltaic IPP tender to date in the world

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Kenya announces 1 GW photovoltaic solar energy deal

Kenya and SkyPower Global  are on course to sign an agreement Sunday that paves the way for the Toronto-based company to develop 1-gigawatt of solar power in East Africa’s biggest economy. The developments will take place over five years in a deal that SkyPower values at $2.2 billion, the company said Friday in a statement. … Continue reading Kenya announces 1 GW photovoltaic solar energy deal

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EDF Energies Nouvelles and EREN Renewable Energy commission 150 MWp of photovoltaic solar energy in India

Pursuing their development in India, EREN Renewable Energy and EDF Energies Nouvelles announce the commissioning of NSM and Odisha solar plants totaling 150 MWp in Rajasthan and Odisha Indian states. Awarded following calls for tenders launched by the Indian government for NSM and by the State of Odisha for the project of the same name, … Continue reading EDF Energies Nouvelles and EREN Renewable Energy commission 150 MWp of photovoltaic solar energy in India

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Geostellar awarded patent for solar energy big data breakthrough

Geostellar, the nation’s first and largest online solar energy marketplace, today announced it has patented an invention for programmatically placing solar panels on rooftops or tracts of land in a 3D virtual world and simulating production over a typical meteorological year based on shading, slope and orientation. The invention forms the basis for Geostellar’s instant … Continue reading Geostellar awarded patent for solar energy big data breakthrough

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USTDA partners with Nigerian renewable energy company on solar power project

Today, during Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to the United States, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency provided a grant to Quaint Global Energy Solutions for a solar power project they are developing in northern Nigeria. “This project is a great example of how the U.S. and Nigeria are working together to increase electricity access … Continue reading USTDA partners with Nigerian renewable energy company on solar power project

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By 2014, solar power capacity reached 28.05 gigawatts in China

By 2014, solar power capacity reached 28.05 gigawatts, 400 times higher than in 2005, and today the administration plans to increase that amount by about 100 gigawatts to be reached in 2020.   Over 600,000 people today have access to solar energy thanks to a $ 644 million investment made by the Chinese government for … Continue reading By 2014, solar power capacity reached 28.05 gigawatts in China

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KKR Acquires an 80% Stake in Gestamp Solar

KKR a leading global investor, has reached a definitive agreement to acquire from Gestamp Renewables an 80% stake in Gestamp Asetym Solar, S.L. (“Gestamp Solar”), a premier global solar PV developer and operator. The investment is funded by KKR Global Infrastructure Investors II, a $3.1 billion global fund. The transaction values Gestamp Solar at a … Continue reading KKR Acquires an 80% Stake in Gestamp Solar

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Annual Revenue from Global Solar Energy Photovoltaic (PV) Installations Is Expected to Surpass $151 Billion in 2024

A new report from Navigant Research examines the market for solar photovoltaic (PV), including forecasts for capacity and revenue, segmented by region and country, through 2024. Following years of module oversupply and artificially low pricing, solar PV is expected to soon shift from a high-cost, subsidized source of energy to a growing market with the … Continue reading Annual Revenue from Global Solar Energy Photovoltaic (PV) Installations Is Expected to Surpass $151 Billion in 2024

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SunEdison and TerraForm Power Announce Definitive Agreement to Acquire Vivint Solar for $2.2 Billion

SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE: SUNE), the world’s largest renewable energy development company, Vivint Solar (NYSE: VSLR), a leading provider of residential solar systems in the United States, and TerraForm Power, Inc. (together with its subsidiaries, TerraForm Power) (Nasdaq: TERP), an owner and operator of clean energy power plants, today announced that SunEdison and Vivint Solar have … Continue reading SunEdison and TerraForm Power Announce Definitive Agreement to Acquire Vivint Solar for $2.2 Billion

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Trina Solar receives UL1500V certification for its photovotaic (PV) modules

Trina Solar Limited (NYSE: TSL) (“Trina Solar” or the “Company”), a global leader in photovoltaic (“PV”) modules, solutions, and services, today announced that its TSM-PE05A and TS-PE14A polycrystalline modules (“the Modules”) have received UL1500V certification from Underwriters Laboratories (“UL”), a global independent safety science company. The UL1500V award certifies that the Modules are allowed to … Continue reading Trina Solar receives UL1500V certification for its photovotaic (PV) modules

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Mali to build west Africa’s first solar power plant

Scatec Solar will own 50% of the power plant and IFC InfraVentures will hold 32.5%, while Africa Power 1 will hold 17.5%. Dr. Ibrahim Togola, the chairman of Africa Power 1 SA and Einstein SolarWorld Prize 2014 victor says: “This is an historical event for Mali, which is on its way to installing the largest … Continue reading Mali to build west Africa’s first solar power plant

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Masdar’s solar energy hub launched at US event

Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company Masdar has announced the international launch of its solar hub at Intersolar North America, a premier networking platform for the North American solar industry. Held at San Francisco, California, from July 14 to 16, Intersolar North America brings together businesses and leaders from the most important markets around the globe. … Continue reading Masdar’s solar energy hub launched at US event

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India plans to award 15,000 MW of solar power projects this year

As part of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government’s green energy push, India will award contracts for the supply of 15,000 MW this year. According to the plan, Solar Energy Corp. of India (SECI) will shortly call for bids from developers for buying 2,000 MW, a government official said, requesting anonymity.   The procurement will … Continue reading India plans to award 15,000 MW of solar power projects this year

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Aurora Solar energy surpasses 500 MW of photovotaic (PV) designs

The need to reduce soft costs has never been greater in the solar industry. In order to boost productivity, solar companies need powerful software to increase their sales closing rate, automate processes and reduce their operational overhead. Solar sales and design software makes companies more effective by reducing overhead and increasing scalability of sales and … Continue reading Aurora Solar energy surpasses 500 MW of photovotaic (PV) designs

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