Photovoltaics (PV) News for January 2015

Photovoltaics (PV) News Archive

6th European Smart Metering and Smart Grid Award winners announced

Smart energy innovators recognized during special ceremony in London.

BATTERY JAPAN 2015 kicks off next month in Tokyo

The event, part of World Smart Energy Week 2015, is billed as the ‘world’s largest exhibition specializing in rechargeable batteries.’

Clean Energy Group releases report on renewables financing

New report outlines a new clean energy finance model for many Resilient Power systems to protect vulnerable communities and critical infrastructure from severe weather events.

Frost & Sullivan releases global renewable energy forecast

Global installed capacity of renewable energy will more than double in 2025, report shows.

Fenix International raises $12.6 M to finance renewable energy efforts in Africa

Investment enables increased production and distribution of 'ReadyPay' solar systems in Africa.

DECC statistics reflect healthy demand for residential solar installations in the UK

But much more activity is needed if Feed-in-Tariff goals are to be achieved, Solar Trade Association says.

SunEdison, TerraForm Power secure financing for UK solar projects

Partners work with Santander and Bayerische Landesbank to build 85.2 MW of solar.

DECC funds UK-first renewable heat network research DECC funds UK-first renewable heat network research

Demonstration project seeks to demonstrate how solar thermal panels and heat pumps can replace or work alongside the existing gas-fired district heating scheme.

UK Sawmills Solar Park plan gets the 'green light' UK Sawmills Solar Park plan gets the 'green light'

When complete, the 7.5 MW solar plant will generate enough electricity to power the equivalent of approximately 2,100 average homes annually.

Mercom Capital Group releases 2014 ‘smart grid’ funding report

Venture capital funding in smart grid sector reached $383 Million in 2014, down slightly from 2013.

DNV GL selected for Saudi Arabia electricity efficiency study

DNV GL will develop a study to assess electricity end-use efficiency which will enable the forecast of future electricity consumption trends and the development of appropriate planning methodologies.

First Solar launches PV project assessment application tool

New interactive assessment application allows developers and investors to evaluate the feasibility and energy output of ground-mounted utility-scale PV projects.

Renewable Energy Association expands focus

REA announces the official launch of UK Solar and its first storage representation body, UK Energy Storage.

Solar Foundation releases 2014 National Solar Jobs Census Solar Foundation releases 2014 National Solar Jobs Census

US solar industry added workers at a rate nearly 20 times faster than the overall economy, report shows.

Yingli Green Energy begins construction of a 20 MW solar power Plant in China's Xinjiang Province

Upon completion, the 20MW solar project will generate approximately 28 million kWh of electricity annually.

Oregon wind-integrating power plant supplied by Wärtsilä is now operational Oregon wind-integrating power plant supplied by Wärtsilä is now operational

220 MW Smart Power Generation plant is designed to balance wind and solar energy, as well as provide load-following and peaking services.

Schneider Electric launches Conext™ Insight

Remote monitoring and asset management platform designed for distributed PV plant operators.

US Government takes additional steps to address climate change

Obama Administration announces a new goal to cut methane emissions from the oil and gas sector by 40 – 45 per cent from 2012 levels by 2025.

Keynote speaker at inaugural green energy event in Wales

Baroness Randerson, the Under-Secretary of State for Wales, tapped to deliver opening address at Wales Green Building Marketplace in February.

Mercom releases 2014 clean energy M&A report

Total corporate funding increases 175 per cent to $26.5 billion in the solar sector, while VC funding doubles,report shows.

UK watch: Community projects to fuel solar energy in 2015

Clean energy experts say trend is linked to market-share loss of ‘Big Six’ power companies in the United Kingdom.

Clean Energy Solutions Center forms collaboration with R20 Regions of Climate Action

Partnership created to support clean energy policy development by state and local governments around the world.

UK's Libra Energy announces new distribution partnerships

Three new brands aim to complement Libra Energy's product range.

SNL Energy releases 2014 US capacity report

More than half of new capacity in the US generated came from gas-fired resources, followed by wind and solar, statistics show.

ENER-G, CHPA partner up for smart grid trial project in the UK

£5.5m three-year demonstration initiative aims to deliver an ‘intelligent approach’ to managing fault current.

Exosun to supply solar trackers for four new PV projects in France

20 MW of solar trackers are central to rehabilitation of brownfields.

New digs for Lightsource Renewable Energy New digs for Lightsource Renewable Energy

UK’s leading solar energy generator relocates to new central London headquarters.

Juwi Renewable Energies (Pty) Ltd to build 89MW solar plant in South Africa

Project marks Juwi's biggest single solar installation.

Top 20 renewable energy stories in 2014

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