Solar electricity News for July 2014

Solar electricity News Archive

EvoEnergy provides solar energy solution for BMW's 'Mini' plant in Oxford, UK

3 MW rooftop array, which covers 20,000 square metres, is now supplying green power to BMW's recently opened body shop production line.

SunPower breaks ground on new solar plant in California

Once complete, the 135 MW 'Quinto Solar Project' in Merced County will generate enough electricity to power 40,000 homes.

AkzoNobel to collaborate with SERIS on solar cell technology

Partnership designed to explore less costly ways of producing high-efficiency silicon wafer solar cells.

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Suntech establishes subsidiary to serve South African market

Large PV module manufacturer eyes international expansion as South Africa seeks to grow renewable energies.

FRV announces financial closing for 65 MW PV plant in Uruguay

When complete, the Jacinta solar farm will generate enough electricity to supply approximately 35,000 homes.

Flogas Renewables launches new 'Premium Partner' financing programme

Renewable system distributor plans to fund bigger projects as a means to prevent credit ratings from limiting solar PV installers.

Saft Li-ion battery energy storage system for Kauai electrical grid in Hawaii

French-based industrial battery manufacturer Saft has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract by Kauai Island Utility Co-operative (KIUC) in Hawaii, to provide a Li-ion Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) to stabilise the Kauai island electrical grid.

KIC InnoEnergy seeking proposals for clean-tech innovations

Outreach efforts are dedicated to boosting the effectiveness and speed of the go-to-market process of green innovations in Europe.

EPA to hold public hearings on 'Clean Power Plan'

Presentations on pending plan, which aims to cut carbon emissions from existing power plants, are planned for Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Denver and Washington, D.C.

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission releases first-half report on renewables

Solar, wind, biomass, geothermal and hydropower provided 55.7% of new installed US electrical generating capacity in first six months of 2014.

Yaskawa America Inc agrees to acquire Solectria Renewables

Deal aims to broaden Yaskawa's exposure in the renewable energy market and expand the use of its PV inverter technology expertise.

Report: New clean energy investment climbs to five-quarter high

Renewable energy project finance reaches $40.1 billion, newly released statistics shows

Scatec Solar completes 40 MW solar plant in South Africa

Annual production will be around 94 million kWh per year, enough to cover the electricity demand of about 20 000 South African households.

Solar Trade Association takes issue with National Grid’s solar forecast Solar Trade Association takes issue with National Grid’s solar forecast

'Low-ball' estimates on UK's solar market do not reflect reality, industry group states.

Lumicity, Conergy engaged in UK solar project deal

£200m sale to Conergy paves the way for the next stage in the construction of a wide portfolio of solar installations.

ABB awarded $400 million order for Maritime Link power project in Canada

HVDC Light system for major power transmission link in eastern Canada to facilitate integration of renewable energy and stabilization of electrical grid.

C-WET/MNRE select 3TIER to develop national 'Solar Atlas of India'

Publicly available solar information from the Indian government will guide development, attract investment, and accelerate the growth of solar energy.

Yaskawa Electric Corporation to acquire The Switch Company

Purchase supports Yaskawa's goal to expand market share in renewable energy, marine and industrial applications.

Last week's top three articles

Renewable energy in India: Part II; Finland accelerates energy storage development; and GE eyes Monsal acquisition

Trina Solar earns prestigious 'BlueSky' Award

Honour recognises global top investment scenarios to apply new technologies for renewable energy utilisation.

Vikram Solar expands presence in Middle East & North Africa Vikram Solar expands presence in Middle East & North Africa

Unidaan FZ LLC tapped to supply Vikram Solar solar products and services in 'MENA' region.

Anesco poised to transform former collieries with 30MW solar array

Proposed PV projects fall strongly in line with UK Government's strategy to develop solar energy on brownfield land.

Finland pushes ahead in developing storage of solar and wind energy Finland pushes ahead in developing storage of solar and wind energy

The VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is collaborating with two Finnish universities to launch the NEO-CARBON ENERGY project, which will target the storage of energy generated by solar and wind sources.

Yingli Green Energy announces new supply deal

Manufacturer to supply 12 MWp of solar modules to Malaysian projects.