Solar electricity News for January 2012

Solar electricity News Archive

Tunisia plans 2 GW CSP plant to power Europe

Nur Energie and its Tunisian partners, led by Top Oilfield Services, plan a 2 GW concentrating solar power (CSP) plant in Tunisia, which will export solar power to Europe

Torresol opens 100 MW of CSP in Spain Torresol opens 100 MW of CSP in Spain

Torresol Energy, a joint venture between Masdar and SENER, has commissioned the Valle 1 and Valle 2, 50 MW concentrating solar power (CSP) plants in Cadiz, Spain.

WFES: Fund launched to accelerate solar in East Africa

Eight19 Ltd., the developer of the IndiGo pay-as-you-go solar power system and SunnyMoney, a social enterprise distributing solar lamps in East Africa owned by SolarAid, have launched the KickStart Sustainable Energy Fund for off-grid solar lighting in East Africa.

Masdar PV commissions 11.7 MWp thin-film solar park in Germany

Masdar PV has completed a 11.7 MWp thin-film solar photovoltaic (PV) farm in Gotha, Thuringia, in Germany.

UK proposes March solar feed-in tariff deadline depending on court appeal

The UK Department of Energy and Climate Change has made provisions for a 3 March 2012 deadline for the reduced solar feed-in tariff should it lose a court appeal regarding its original December cut-off date.

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PSEG Solar buys 25.2 MW Arizona solar project from Juwi

PSEG Solar Source has bought the 25.2 MW DC (19 MW AC) Queen Creek Solar Farm to be developed by juwi solar Inc in Arizona, USA, for US$75 million.

Dubai plans 1 GW solar project

Dubai is planning a 1 GW solar project using both solar photovoltaics (PV) and concentrating solar power (CSP) technology in Seih Al Dahal near Dubai-Al Ain road.

First Solar provides solar power for golf tournament First Solar provides solar power for golf tournament

First Solar is to be the 'Official Solar Provider' of the 2012 Waste Management Phoenix Open Tournament in golf.

Europe still a solar hot-spot

The European solar market remains hot despite the financial crisis and subsidy cuts, according to analyst Lux Research.

SEIA and the Solar Alliance merge

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and the Solar Alliance have merged in the US to present a unified solar industry voice in all advocacy efforts at the state level.

UK Government challenges claim that solar FiT cuts are illegal

UK Energy Minister Greg Barker has announced via Twitter that the Government will try to appeal a ruling that its solar feed-in tariff cuts are illegal.

Nile Basin countries want wind and solar

The Nile Basin Discourse (NBD) has proposed to include wind and solar in addition to hydropower into the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI), to ensure greater access to electricity.

US DoI approves solar and wind in California and Oregon

The US Department of the Interior (DoI) has approved a solar plant in California and a wind farm in Oregon.

US BLM seeks comments on leasing of solar and wind power

The US Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking comments on its plans for establishing an efficient, competitive process for issuing right-of-way (ROW) leases for solar and wind energy development on public lands.

German solar produced 18 TWh in 2011 German solar produced 18 TWh in 2011

German solar produced over 18 TWh in 2011, up 60% from 2010, according to the Bundesverband Solarwirtschaft (BSW-Solar).