Photovoltaics (PV) News for November 2014

Photovoltaics (PV) News Archive

New DoE funding supports solar power infrastructure

US Energy Department announces $15 million to integrate affordable solar power into nation’s electrical grid.

Conergy to build pair of solar plants in the Philippines

The new projects, which entail 41MW, bring Conergy’s total contracted volume in the fast-growing Asian market 1 to 73 MWp.

Bluestar Elkem to purchase REC Solar

Move is designed to expand Elkem’s presence in the solar industry.

DECC proposes changes in PV policy

Under new rule, businesses would be able to take their solar panels with them when they relocate.

World Future Energy Summit (WFES) 2015 set for January 19-22 World Future Energy Summit (WFES) 2015 set for January 19-22

Region’s largest renewable energy and sustainability event expected to welcome 32,000 delegates and 650 participating companies to Abu Dhabi.

Southwestern College dedicates 3.2 MW SunPower Solar System

Solar energy project expected to help offset the college's energy costs by approximately $600,000 annually.

SolarWorld and Enphase Energy from global strategic partnership

Leading solar producer and industry’s larger microinverter supplier to share market channels and jointly develop products.

EIGHT GmbH and Zam Energy team up on solar car charging initiative EIGHT GmbH and Zam Energy team up on solar car charging initiative

Innovative solar-powered vehicle charging stations headed for the US as part of an international expansion.

CESA announces 2014 ‘State Leadership in Clean Energy’ Award winners CESA announces 2014 ‘State Leadership in Clean Energy’ Award winners

The 2014 awards recognize eight outstanding US state programs and projects that have accelerated the adoption of clean energy technologies and strengthened clean energy markets.

Wirsol Energy Ltd eyes pair of UK solar projects

Solar parks totalling 42.5MW to be constructed under the Renewable Obligation schemes for connection before April 2015.

SunEdison, TerraForm Power sign definitive agreement to acquire First Wind for $2.4 billion

Acquisition would make Sun Edison a dominant player in the global renewable energy development field.

Energy industry celebrates at EI Awards ceremony Energy industry celebrates at EI Awards ceremony

Programme recognises excellence within the global energy sector.

Unites States and China announce new actions to reduce carbon pollution

US to cut greenhouse gas emissions 26 to 28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025, while China announced targets to peak CO2 emissions around 2030.

IHS Technology releases global residential PV energy storage forecast

Despite challenges, worldwide residential solar energy storage market expected to grow by factor of 10 from 2014 to 2018, research shows.

Scatec Solar announces trio of Jordanian solar power plants

New projects will have a combined capacity of 43 MW, with a total investment around USD 135 million.

SunPower acquires SolarBridge Technologies Inc.

Purchase of microinverter specialist enhances SunPower’s residential product portfolio.

Innotech Solar expands its international sales force

Trio of veteran solar industry representatives bring successful track record and experience.

OPDE begins construction on a new solar farm in Hothfield, UK

When complete, the 6.9MW solar farm is expected to generate enough electricity to power 1,850 homes.

Solar energy papers sought for SPI 2015 Conference

Speakers invited to submit educational presentations for next year’s show in Anaheim, California.

SunPower plans to build solar power manufacturing plant in South Africa

PV manufacturer expects to produce up to 160 MW annually while creating 150 local jobs.

PV CYCLE programme reaches important milestone

Photovoltaic ‘take-back’ scheme has collected its first 10,000 tonnes of discarded PV modules in Europe.

UK's Solar Trade Association prepares to amend the policy-guiding '10 Commitments'

Pending change reflects support of the DECC's community energy push.

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Alevo combines battery technology with smart data analysis; US Department of Energy awards $53 million for solar power R&D; and the UK expands hydrogen transport.