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El Salvador is seeking 150 MW from renewable energy, wind power and solarenergy

El Salvador’s national energy council is seeking 150MW of capacity from renewable energy sources including wind power and solar energy.   The Council is kicking off a tendering process after learning the results of a study that determined the maximum capacities of wind power and solar photovoltaics the network can handle. The tender will be … Continue reading El Salvador is seeking 150 MW from renewable energy, wind power and solarenergy

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India to add 2.5 GW solar power in 2015

Balaram was addressing the gathering at the annual power conference of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) here on Tuesday.   “We are at an advanced stage of implementing this park”. Last week Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) issued final guidelines for 2,000 MW in viability gap funding (VGF). “For the rest, tenders will … Continue reading India to add 2.5 GW solar power in 2015

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Google launches solar energy project in U.S.

Google has launched a new project that aims to show where solar energy has the most promise in the United States. Many homeowners have begun to show aggressive interest in solar power, but some do not live in states with abundant sunlight, making solar energy less viable than other forms of power. Google’s new initiative, … Continue reading Google launches solar energy project in U.S.

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Solar energy economically viable in Oman

It is a myth that use of solar technology is not efficient and economically viable in Oman due to the dusty climate, say experts who believe that more awareness about solar power is required. SoubhiAbdulkarim, chairman and chief executive officer at Integrated Smart Technologies, and Michael Katz, chief executive officer of Oman Aqua Science, both … Continue reading Solar energy economically viable in Oman

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Maui may get its first two major solar power projects

Maui Electric has signed power purchase agreements with Maui-based developers for two major solar power plants totaling about 5.7-megawatts, which would be the first projects of its kind on the Valley Isle. The contracts were filed with the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission, which still needs to approve these agreements. Developer South Maui Renewables Resources — … Continue reading Maui may get its first two major solar power projects

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Photovotaic (PV) solarpower plant Aura II in Honduras, built by Isolux Corsan, begins operations

Isolux Corsan has delivered its first PV Solar project in Honduras on a budget of nearly $100m: the Aura II PV Solar Plant, which will produce 61.48 MWp and has been built within a tight window of only 7 months. The PV Solar Plant, located in the region of Choluteca, will generate 109 million kWh … Continue reading Photovotaic (PV) solarpower plant Aura II in Honduras, built by Isolux Corsan, begins operations

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SkyPower and Grupo Uribe Form JV for the Development of Solar Power in Mexico

SkyPower, the largest developer of solar PV energy projects in the world, is pleased to announce the formation of a joint venture with Grupo Uribe, a leading energy company based in Mexico with over 50 years of experience serving households, businesses and industries. The joint venture will form the single largest solar development company in … Continue reading SkyPower and Grupo Uribe Form JV for the Development of Solar Power in Mexico

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Pattern development completes $205 million financing on 122 MW Conejo photovoltaic solar energy project in Chile

Pattern Development builds platform in Chile and diversifies with large utility-scale solar power project.   Advancing into the solar power market, Pattern Energy Group LP (“Pattern Development” or the “Company”) today announced the completion of approximately $205 million in project financing and the start of full construction on its Conejo Solar photovoltaic (PV) power project … Continue reading Pattern development completes $205 million financing on 122 MW Conejo photovoltaic solar energy project in Chile

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ET Solar makes inroads into Turkish photovoltaic (PV) solar energy market

ET Solar, a leading clean energy developer, announces that its wholly-owned subsidiary ET Solutions AG (ET Solutions) has founded a Turkish subsidiary, ET Solutions Istanbul, to make a long-term commitment to the local PV market. The investment is paying dividends, as the company recently concluded term sheets with investors for significant PV projects in Turkey. … Continue reading ET Solar makes inroads into Turkish photovoltaic (PV) solar energy market

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Solar power record in Latin America: 363 MW of photovoltaic in Q2

Latin America is the global frontier for unsubsidized solar markets. With high insolation levels and growing demand, it is positioned to be one of the most attractive regions on the planet for solar development. Eyeing the region’s potential, GTM Research introduced the Latin America PV Playbook, the industry’s most in-depth analysis of the budding market. … Continue reading Solar power record in Latin America: 363 MW of photovoltaic in Q2

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SkyPower Awarded 200 MW of Solar Power Photovoltaic (PV) in the State of Telangana, India

SkyPower is pleased to announce that it has been awarded 200 MW in the Telangana, India solar competitive tender process. The State of Telangana, under the leadership of Chief Minister Rao, has proven to be one of the most advanced jurisdictions in India to embrace solar energy and is forward thinking in its efforts? to … Continue reading SkyPower Awarded 200 MW of Solar Power Photovoltaic (PV) in the State of Telangana, India

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Distributed Generation Drives the Next Wave of Photovoltaic Solar Energy Innovation

High-efficiency silicon technologies will target rapidly growing residential and commercial installations, pushing leading module costs down to $0.48/Wp in 2020.   High-efficiency silicon technologies are the next wave of solar innovation, raising module efficiencies as high as 24% over the next five years. These technologies will boost the ability of distributed generation (DG) – mainly … Continue reading Distributed Generation Drives the Next Wave of Photovoltaic Solar Energy Innovation

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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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