Solar electricity News for March 2012

Solar electricity News Archive

Ontario reduces feed-in tariffs – streamlines approval process

The Government of Ontario is reducing the feed-in tariff for solar by over 20% and for wind by around 15% in a review of the programme.

Premier Power and Chaori build utility-scale solar in the US

Premier Power Renewable Energy Inc and Chaori Solar USA have finalised a US$27.6 million agreement to build utility-scale solar power plants in the US.

FRV and Denham Capital partner on US$190m of solar investments

FRV and Denham Capital are partnering with the aim to invest over US$190 million in new solar energy projects worldwide.

BrightSource's 392 MW Ivanpah CSP plant 25% complete

BrightSource Energy is already a quarter on the way of completing its 392 MW Ivanpah concentrating solar power (CSP) plant in the Mojave Desert, CA, USA, which is expected to be finished next year.

Siemens supplies CSP parabolic trouch receivers to India

Siemens Energy will supply its universal vaccum air collector UVAC 2010 solar receivers for a parabolic trough concentrating solar power (CSP) plant in Rajasthan, India, for Shiram EPC Ltd.

US solar PV soared 109% in 2011 US solar PV soared 109% in 2011

The US installed 1855 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity in 2011, up 109% on 2010, according to the latest US Solar Market Insight report from GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).

11,000 protest against German solar PV cuts 11,000 protest against German solar PV cuts

Around 11,000 people gathered in Berlin on 5 March to protest against further cuts to the support for solar photovoltaics (PV) in Germany from April.

EDF given green light for Photowatt acquisition

EDF has been given the go-ahead to acquire the bankrupted solar company Photowatt.

Solar power to low-income families in CA and CO, USA

Yingli's US subsidiary, Yingli Green Energy Americas, and non-profit solar installer GRID Alternatives have renewed their strategic partnership for 2012, providing solar power to 800 low-income families in California and Colorado, USA.