Solar electricity News for October 2013

Solar electricity News Archive

Energy storage solutions to enhance grid economics

The integration of suitable energy storage systems with wind or solar farms could significantly enhance the utilization efficiency of renewable energy, and bring considerable financial benefits to the grid.

Owens Corning, NYSERDA and Constellation complete “largest” NY-SUN solar project

The solar system is expected to generate around 3.3 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity per year for one of Owens Corning’s facilities in New York.

Acquisition of Californian solar projects

Panasonic Eco Solutions North America and Coronal Management, LLC have acquired 16.2 MW of California CREST (California Renewable Energy Small Tariff) projects from Macquarie Capital.

Fall in world clean energy investment

Global investment in clean energy was US$45.9billion in the third quarter of 2013, down 14% on the second quarter of this year and 20% below the number for Q3 2012, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

Rebranding of REC

Renewable Energy Corporation ASA (REC) has become t two separate, independent companies: REC Solar ASA and REC Silicon ASA, with separate brands and websites.

Conergy builds plant for Californian university

Conergy has been contracted to build a 700 kilowatt photovoltaic power plant for Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California.

Solar specialist appointed to Welsh research programme

The Welsh government has appointed a world renowned solar energy research scientist as the second appointment under its £50 million Sêr Cymru programme, which is designed to improve research capability in Wales by attracting world leading scholars to the country.

Completion of Lake County solar projects

D E Shaw Renewable Investments and Bright Plain Renewable Energy have completed two solar power projects in Lake County, Indiana.

XsunX moves into project development

XsunX Inc a renewable energy technology, systems, and services company, plans to expand its business to include solar power project development and construction services.

First Solar to build 250 MW plant in California

First Solar Inc announced today it has entered into an agreement to construct a 250 megawatt (MW) AC solar power plant in Riverside County, California, for a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources, LLC.

Solana begins commercial operation

Solana, the world´s largest parabolic trough plant with a total installed capacity of 280 MW (gross) and also the first solar plant in the United States with thermal energy storage, has successfully passed commercial operation tests.

juwi creates JV in Dubai

German renewable project developer the juwi group has created a new joint venture, juwi Renewable Energies FZCO, to serve customers in North and East Africa and in the Arabic region.

Black & Veatch and Brightergy team up to develop solar rooftop systems

Black & Veatch and Brightergy have formed a strategic alliance to develop US$100 million in solar energy projects over the next three years.

JinkoSolar to Supply 18.5 MWp to Lightsource

JinkoSolar Holding Co Ltd has entered into an agreement with Lightsource Renewable Energy, the UK's largest solar energy generator and asset operator, to supply 18.5MWp of solar PV modules for a solar farm project in the UK.

Ingeteam supplies new Baltimore power station Ingeteam supplies new Baltimore power station

Solar inverter manufacturer Ingeteam Inc has supplied inverters and other equipment for a 1.0 MW power station in Glen Arm, Maryland.

Canadian Solar sells two solar power plants to TransCanada

Canadian Solar Inc’s subsidiary Canadian Solar Solutions has sold two solar power plants, Brockville 2 and Burritts Rapids, to TransCanada Corporation.

US$600 million award for RE projects

The US Army Corps of Engineers’ engineering and support centre has awarded contracts to 11 companies to provide design/build support for energy and energy conservation projects internationally.

SolarReserve wins solar industry award

SolarReserve, a US developer of large-scale solar power projects, has received an award for technology excellence for its molten salt power tower technology.

Canadian Solar sells two solar power plants to BlackRock

Canadian Solar Inc’s subsidiary, Canadian Solar Solutions Inc, has sold two utility-scale solar power plants totaling 20MW to a fund managed by investment management firm BlackRock.

Global solar installation growth to reach three year high

Global PV installations are forecast to rise at the fastest pace in three years in 2014, exceeding 40 GW for the first time and generating installation revenue of more than US$86 billion, according to IHS Inc.

Record high for UK renewables

Statistics published today by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) showed that the amount of electricity generated from renewable energy sources in the UK reached a new record high of 15.5% of total electricity generation in the second quarter of this year.

First Solar acquires solar project on tribal land

First Solar Inc has acquired the 250 MWAC photovoltaic Moapa Solar Project in Nevada from K Road Power Holdings LLC.