Photovoltaics (PV) News for October 2013

Photovoltaics (PV) 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.

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.

Canadian Solar begins construction of Canada’s largest PV plant

Canadian Solar Inc’s subsidiary, Canadian Solar Solutions, has begun construction of the 100 MWac Grand Renewable Solar Project utility-scale solar farm, the country’s largest photovoltaic (PV) project.

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.

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.

PV modules for rocket demonstration

Semprius Inc has supplied its high concentration photovoltaic (HCPV) solar module technology to support of a 17.5 kilowatt DC demonstration system at the Solar Technology Acceleration Center (SolarTAC) in Colorado.

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.

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.

Heraeus launches metallization pastes for efficiency solar cells

Heraeus’ photovoltaics business unit exhibited some of its new metallization pastes for solar cells at EU PVSEC 2013 in Paris.

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.

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.