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Yingli Green Energy Supports China Policy to Expand Distributed Solar Power

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE) (“Yingli Green Energy” or the “Company”), the world’s largest vertically integrated photovoltaic (“PV”) module manufacturer, known as “Yingli Solar,” sees new energy policies in China bringing new opportunities to expand its distributed solar generation initiatives and help meet China’s energy demand more sustainably. The Company recently celebrated […]

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Solar energy in Nigeria: New Generation Power inks 1.2 GW photovoltaic deal

New Generation Power (NGP) and local company Motir Seaspire have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Nigeria’s government to build 1.2GW of solar PV projects.   The partners estimate total investment will exceed $2bn, with construction of the first project to begin soon.  Once completed, the Nigerian Solar Project’s components are expected to deliver […]

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Canadian Solar Supplies Modules for Major Solar Power Project in Georgia

Canadian Solar Inc. (the “Company”, or “Canadian Solar”) (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world’s largest solar power companies, today announced that its modules will power a series of projects in Georgia totaling 5.1 MW with Atlanta-based solar developer and Engineering, Procurement and Construction (“EPC”) provider SolAmerica Energy, LLC. As the sole provider of photovoltaic (PV) […]

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Trina Solar wins solar power contract in Jordan for 10-MW photovoltaic plant

Trina Solar Limited has signed a contract with Shamsuna Power Company for the development of a 10-megawatt (MW) solar farm, Shamsuna Solar Project, in Aqaba, Jordan. Per the agreement, the company will initially provide design and construction support for the project. Upon completion, Trina Solar will also operate and maintain the solar farm under a […]

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America could power itself 100 times over with solar energy, Concentrated Solar Power and Photovoltaic

In a new report, the Environment America Research and Policy Center seeks to visualize and quantify this potential as it pertains to the United States. The report argues that the U.S. “has the potential to produce more than 100 times as much electricity from solar PV and concentrating solar power (CSP) installations as the nation […]

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American Firm plans 1200 MW solar power plant in Nigeria

A consortium of American investors in renewable energy has pledged to deliver in two years, 1,200 megawatts (MW) of solar-powered electricity in Nigeria.Nigeria’s Thisday newspaper report on Tuesday said that the consortium, operating under the auspices of MOTIR SEASPIRE and signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Nigeria’s Minister of Power, Prof. Chinedu Nebo in […]

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Trina Solar sets new efficiency record for photovoltaic silicon cells

Trina Solar said Monday that it had set new world records for high efficiency p-type and n-type silicon solar cells. Trina researchers achieved the results at the company’s State Key Laboratory of PV Science and Technology in Changzhou. The p-type mono-crystalline silicon solar cell on an industrial Cz wafer, which integrates advanced technologies including back […]

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New battery could propel renewable energy, solar power and wind energy

One of the largest obstacles to the viability of renewable energy, like wind energy and solar power, is the process of storing and transporting the power once the energy’s been converted to electricity. That obstacle has shrunk in recent years, as technology has improved. Now, a bigger, cleaner and more powerful battery is hitting the […]

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Dutch test SolaRoad solar photovoltaic panels on bike path

A project dubbed “SolaRoad” gets underway in the Netherlands this week, testing roadways as a potential canvas to collect solar energy. Fittingly for the cycle-crazy Dutch, the first SolaRoad is a bike path not far from Amsterdam. The path is built of massive, Lego-like modules of solar panels embedded in concrete, each with heavy-duty glass […]

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Residential Solar Energy Storage Market to Grow by Factor of 10 from 2014 to 2018

The global market for grid-connected residential photovoltaic (PV) solar installations coupled with energy storage is predicted to grow tenfold to reach more than 900 megawatts (MW) in 2018, up from just 90 MW in 2014, according to new analysis from IHS Technology (NYSE: IHS). This expanding opportunity for PV companies and battery manufacturers largely will […]

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I Spanish Solar Forum

This November will take place in Madrid the “I Spanish Solar Forum: Challenges of the PV Energy without Public Economic Support” organized by the Spanish Photovoltaic Union (UNEF). The first edition of this Forum, seeks to provide a yearly meeting point and a place for debate for the Photovoltaic Solar Industry in Spain, which has […]

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Bolivia’s first solar power plant

Yingli Green Energy subsidiary Yingli Spain has supplied more than 5 MW of solar panels for Bolivia’s first solar power plant. Isotron, a subsidiary of Spanish energy company Isastur and a global PV project developer and engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) services provider, installed more than 17,000 solar panels for the plant — Bolvia’s largest […]

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Largest African Solar Energy Plant Comes Online In South Africa

96 megawatt solar photovoltaic (PV) project helps power the South African electric grid with renewable energy, creates jobs, and investment.   SolarReserve, a leading global developer of utility-scale solar power projects and advanced solar thermal technology, today announced that the 96 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic (PV) Jasper solar power project completed construction and is fully operational, […]

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