Solar electricity News for May 2015

Solar electricity News Archive

Santander, Teachers’ and PSP Investments launch Cubico Sustainable Investments

Assets valued at over US$2 billion, with a focus on renewable energy and water infrastructure.

US Energy Department announces $32 Million to boost solar workforce training, drive solar energy innovation

Funding will help train American workers for the solar energy workforce and further drive down the cost of solar by developing innovative low-cost concentrating solar power collectors and increasing access to critical solar data.

Enphase Energy announces completion of Clinton Global Initiative ‘Commitment to Action’ for Nigerian Microgrid Project

Enphase and Beacon Power Services developed microgrid pilot for clean, reliable energy in Africa.

Low Carbon raises £106 million in UK solar refinancing deal

The twelve solar parks refinanced in this deal generate more than 99MW of clean energy.

SENER awarded contract for mega thermo-solar complex SENER awarded contract for mega thermo-solar complex

At 510 MW, Moroccan thermo-solar complex is claimed to be the biggest in the world.

BioTherm Energy to sell controlling interest in 48.5 MW portfolio of operating South African solar, wind power plants

SunEdison to acquire 60 per cent interest in BioTherm’s Round 1 portfolio

Solar Energy Industry Association supports ‘New Energy for America Act’

Industry group believes the New Energy Act will provide a big boost to the US economy and help to fight pollution and climate change.

Sun Edison inks 33MW deal with Southern California Edison utility

Agreement calls for SunEdison to modernize the grid In Southern California with solar.

NREL to collaborate with China's PV Investment and Finance Alliance

Goal of partnership is to open wide-scale and diverse sources of investment for solar photovoltaic asset development in China.

US EPA Administrator and San Francisco Bay Area government agencies celebrate nation’s largest solar energy partnership

Initiative aims to take advantage of economies of scale in solar installation and use a single contract for greater efficiency and cost savings.

Trina Solar selected to deploy an additional capacity at England's Wymeswold solar farm

2.2MWp extension represents a 7% increase in capacity at the UK-based solar plant, bringing it up to 34.4MWp.

All-Energy 2015 breaks attendance records in Glasgow, Scotland All-Energy 2015 breaks attendance records in Glasgow, Scotland

Preliminary figures show 8,250 people from more than 50 countries participated in what is being billed as 'the UK’s largest renewable energy exhibition and conference.'

NREL staff recognized for top innovations as lab celebrates record patent year

Annual event acknowledges NREL's commercialization and partnering successes and honors the researchers and engineers who made it happen.

US Department of Energy extends deadline to apply for 'START' funding

Tribal governments and related entities have until May 22, 2015, to request financial assistance for renewable energy project development.

New UK energy minister named following the 2015 general election

Amber Rudd appointed DECC Secretary, replacing Ed Davey.

Renewable energy innovation 'hub' opens in UK's Western Isles Renewable energy innovation 'hub' opens in UK's Western Isles

Program showcases the latest green products available to the UK market.

Schneider Electric to participate in a £9.5 million government initiative to modernise the UK energy infrastructure

The project, trialled on Western Power Distribution’s residential network, will increase local network voltage through the production and installation of high-performance power electronic converters into the meter box of individual properties.

The International Solar Energy Society (ISES) and Elsevier renew publishing partnership

Elsevier continues to publish Solar Energy Journal and announces changes on the editorial team to better serve the scientific community

SolarWorld transitioning to 'five-bus-bar' PV panel format

Goal is to lift PV module power by 2 percentage points, SolarWorld stated.