Solar electricity News for December 2013

Solar electricity News Archive

First Solar PV modules chosen for slew of Photosol projects

Advanced thin-film photovoltaic modules will power four solar energy plants in France totalling 48MW.

New whitepaper download: How can cities become smarter?

Part 2: Cities face daunting obstacles in their quest to achieve the desired level of attractiveness. In some cases, rapid growth is driving increased pollution and congestion. So what needs to be done?

New whitepaper download: How can cities become smarter?

Part 1: In less than 40 years, 70% of the world’s population will reside in our cities. But can this rapid population shift into an urban environment happen in a sustainable way?

Vaisala Corporation acquires 3TIER

Purchase of renewable energy assessment and forecasting services company valued at EUR 10.7 million.

OCI Solar Power names new vice president of development

John Huffaker brings more than 25 years of energy development experience.

New whitepaper download: How to minimise uncertainty when predicting solar irradiance

Could a Solar Resource Assessment be the difference between a solar plant that performs well and one which under-delivers?

Orbotech LT Solar receives US$10million in orders

New orders reflect spike in solar demand, Orbotech says

GE invests in EDF plant GE invests in EDF plant

GE Energy Financial Services has completed an equity investment in EDF Renewable Energy’s Catalina Solar plant, one of the world’s largest photovoltaic plants.

All forms of energy necessary, says ExxonMobil

The world will require all forms of energy over the next quarter century to meet a greater than one-third increase in demand, says ExxonMobil’s Outlook for Energy: A View to 2040 forecast report.

Financing secured for world’s largest solar project

Total, Etrion Corporation and SunPower Corp have secured financing for construction of a 7MWp solar project in the Atacama region of Chile.

Toshiba moves into German solar

Toshiba Corporation has entered the solar power market in Germany with a new on-site consumption model for apartment buildings.

Martifer Solar completes Romanian PV plants Martifer Solar completes Romanian PV plants

Martifer Solar, a subsidiary of Martifer SGPS, has completed the construction of two photovoltaic plants in Romania, in a total of 5.41MWp, for Eurowind Energy A/S.

Progressum acquires 254MW new UK projects

Progressum, an engineering firm based in London specialising in UK photovoltaic, and investor Quercus Asset Selection have acquired 21 photovoltaic plants located in the south-centre of the UK with a total project value in excess of £300 million.

3TIER makes wind and solar data open access 3TIER makes wind and solar data open access

Renewable energy forecaster 3TIER has made its wind and solar annual averages available via the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)’s Global Renewable Energy Atlas, an open-access online platform.

Deep-cycle batteries supplied to India

Trojan Battery Company has contracted Manikandan Dunamis Pvt Ltd to distribute Trojan's deep-cycle batteries in India.

Centrosolar America completes Solar Installation in Hawaii Centrosolar America completes Solar Installation in Hawaii

Hawaiian Energy Systems Inc and Centrosolar America have completed a 243kW solar power system at the Sacred Hearts Academy in Honolulu, a prestigious private school.

JinkoSolar builds solar plant in Lingwu city

JinkoSolar Holding Co Ltd has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with the local government of Lingwu City, Northwest China, to develop a 200 MW ground-mounted PV power plant.

Ethiopian solar project approved

Global Trade Development Consulting and Energy Ventures have been awarded a contract by the Ethiopian Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy and the Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation to build, operate, and transfer three 100MW solar farms in Eastern Ethiopia.

SPI Solar looks into reinstatement of financing

Following improved results for Q3 2013, SPI Solar says that the China Development Bank (CDB) may reinstate financing for the company’s global engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) business.