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Goldpoly Signs Agreements for 195 MW Photovoltaic Solar Power Plants

Goldpoly New Energy Holdings Limited (“Goldpoly” or “the Company,” HK stock code: 686, whose largest shareholder is China Merchants New Energy Group “CMNE”), a leading solar power plant investor and operator in China, today announced that one of its indirect wholly-owned subsidiaries, United Photovoltaics (Changzhou)Investment Co., Ltd. (“United Photovoltaics (Changzhou)”), entered into three sale and […]

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Archimede Solar Energy secures a new Saudi shareholder for Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) growth

The Saudi solar energy market forecasts covers 41 GW within the next 20 years, 25 GW of which in the Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) and 16 MW photovoltaic (PV). “Archimede Solar Energy (ASE), a subsidiary of the industrial Group Angelantoni Industrie and participated by the Japanese Chiyoda Corporation, has signed in New York the entrance […]

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First Solar photovoltaic modules selected to solar power projects totaling 48 MW in France

First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) today announced that its advanced thin-film photovoltaic (PV) modules will power four solar energy plants in France, with a combined capacity of 48 megawatts (MW). “Our choice of First Solar’s thin-film modules was based on a combination of cost-competitiveness, unrivalled bankability, the ability of its modules to reliably deliver solar […]

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California rejects BrightSource Energy

BrightSource Energy’s flagship Ivanpah Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) project, in the Mojave desert, is near completion. But Palen may be on its deathbed. BrightSource Energy’s flagship Ivanpah Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) project, in the Mojave desert, is near completion. But Palen, the next project in the company’s dwindling California pipeline, may be on its deathbed. BrightSource […]

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No solar PV (Photovoltaic), CSP (Concentrated Solar Power) awarded in Brazil’s A-5 auction

The average price for projects awarded was USD 0.0472/kWh, below the cost of solar photovoltaic (PV) or concentrating solar power (CSP) plants Brazilian national utility EPE did not select a single solar energy project among the 119 projects totaling 3.5 GW of capacity awarded in its A-5/2013 energy auction. Wind energy represented the majority of […]

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Solar Energy Solidarity donates products for three solar installations in Africa

The three projects will supply electricity to a kindergarten and a women’s radio in Guinea Bissau, and to a farm school in Cameroon. PROINSO, jointly with local NGOs and other organisations, has donated modules, structures, a thermosiphon and a collector.   Since it was launched, the PROINSO-led initiative Solar Energy Solidarity has developed nine projects […]

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Reliance Power to start Concentrated Solar Thermal Power (CSP) Project In Jaisalmer (Rajasthan)

Reliance Power has started pre-commissioning activities for its Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) project in Rajasthan’s Jaisalmer district. The project is the world’s largest Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) project based on CLFR technology. The 100 MW CSP plant is being built at a cost of Rs. 2,100 Crores, adjacent to the 40 MW solar photovoltaic projects […]

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Concentrated Solar Power (CSP): State Grid Corporation of China joins Desertec

The State Grid Corporation of China, the world’s largest state-owned utility company, has joined the Desertec Industrial Initiative (Dii). Through its research subsidiary, China Electric Power Research Institute, SGCC will become a shareholder in Dii, whose mission statement is to tap into the sun and wind energy potential of the world’s desert regions. “One of […]

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Eskom looks to sign Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) financing agreement

Concentrating Solar Thermal Power (CSP) is one of Eskom’s first utility-scale projects outside the existing hydro portfolio and places the company on a path towards reducing its carbon footprint. State-owned power utility Eskom and France-based development finance institution Agence Française de Développement (AFD) agreed in October to facilitate the signing of a €100-million credit facility […]

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Isolux Corsán has gained a strong foothold on the U.K. photovoltaic solar energy market with the award of three new contracts for building the Penare, Egmere and Parley solar plants in addition to the project for building the 31.6 MWp Stradishall solar plant located in Suffolk County. This latter project, which will commence operation in […]

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Transforming India’s Future With Solar Energy: Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) and Photovoltaic (PV)

Over the past three years, India has taken a significant step forward in implementing its green growth agenda by commissioning 2,000 MW of solar power at the world’s lowest tariff. Solar power can reduce India’s dependence on imports of diesel and coal for power generation, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and contribute to energy security. If […]

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Abengoa receives new R&D competitive award from the US DoE for next generation Concentrated Solar Power (CSP)

Abengoa (MCE: ABG.B/P SM /NASDAQ: ABGB), the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the energy and environment sectors, has received a nearly US$2 million competitive awardfrom the US Department of Energy (DOE) SunShot Initiative to improve manufacturing and assembly of their innovative large aperture parabolic trough collector over the next two […]

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Luis Crespo is re-elected as President for the next term 2014-2015 (Concentrated Solar Power-CSP)

On 10 December, at the General Assembly of the European Solar Thermal Electricity Association (ESTELA), Dr. Luis Crespo was unanimously re-elected for the next 2-year term. On 10 December, at the General Assembly of the European Solar Thermal Electricity Association (ESTELA), Dr. Luis Crespo was unanimously re-elected for the next 2-year term. The new Executive […]

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Concentrated solar power, photovoltaic and wind power battle with coal in South Africa

Entrenched political interests are fighting to expand coal’s role in the national economy despite the promise of renewable energy, reports Yale Environment 360. Environment Guardian Environment Network Series: Guardian Environment Network Previous | Index Solar and wind power battle with coal in South Africa Entrenched political interests are fighting to expand coal’s role in the […]

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DoE Invests $13 Million to Drive Innovative U.S. Solar Energy (Concentrated Solar Power and Photovoltaic)

Abengoa Solar will demonstrate new manufacturing and assembly technologies for use in concentrating solar power (CSP) parabolic trough systems to achieve cost reduction. Building on the Energy Department’s all-of-the-above energy strategy to continue U.S. leadership in clean energy innovation, the Department today announced over $13 million for five projects to strengthen domestic solar manufacturing and […]

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DoE Invests $13 Million to Drive Innovative U.S. Solar Energy Manufacturing

Colorado-based Abengoa Solar will develop new methods to produce concentrating solar power trough systems. Building on the Energy Department’s all-of-the-above energy strategy to continue U.S. leadership in clean energy innovation, the Department today announced over $13 million for five projects to strengthen domestic solar manufacturing and speed commercialization of efficient, affordable photovoltaic and concentrating solar […]

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