Photovoltaics (PV) News for March 2015

Photovoltaics (PV) News Archive

SAPC releases new best practices guidelines for solar PV systems.

Industry-backed 'Best Practices Guides' aim to lower financing costs for solar energy systems.

SEFA comes to San Francisco in March SEFA comes to San Francisco in March

Solar leadership forum to host industry briefing and networking event in the ‘City by the Bay’

Latest DOE renewable energy funding efforts target tribal communities

Under the plan, 11 tribal communities will receive nearly $6 million to accelerate the implementation of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies on tribal lands.

UK government waives planning permission for commercial rooftop solar UK government waives planning permission for commercial rooftop solar

Barrier for solar rooftops up to 1MW first raised by the Solar Trade Association over a year ago falls away.

Clean Power Finance, Panasonic and Coronal Group launch joint financing deal

Collaboration designed to bring $100MM in solar financing to underserved non-profit entities and businesses in Hawaii.

REC wins sustainability award for solar energy solutions

Achievement marks REC’s second IAIR Group award in two straight years

IKEA to expand renewable energy portfolio IKEA to expand renewable energy portfolio

Retailer to utilize fuel cells to generate more onsite clean power at its Emeryville, California, store.

2015 Inaugural ‘Hybrid Energy Innovations’ conference announces four corporate sponsors

Inaugural event seeks to provide a broad perspective on hybrid energy and serve as an ideal networking forum for practitioners in the field.

New solar trade body launched in Scotland New solar trade body launched in Scotland

'STA Scotland' seeks to become the leading voice for solar in Scotland, advising and developing policy with the Scottish Government and raising awareness of the benefits of solar.

Suntech opens warehouse in Cape Town

New facility created to reduce delivery time of modules sold to Suntech customers.

Raggnar Power to establish renewable energy hub for North East Scotland

Facility designed to provide expert installation and service capabilities for Raggnar's customer base.

California Energy Commission approves $21 million in grants for renewable energy innovation and efficiency initiatives.

Funding allocated toward energy storage, biofuel,efficiency and transportation programs.

DNV reports results of 'electricity grid' survey

82 per cent of global industry respondents say electricity system can be 70 per cent renewable by 2050, DNV study shows.

Scottish Government allocates £21 million for community ownership of energy projects

Five renewable energy projects across Scotland will benefit from funding that will help reshape how energy is delivered and used in communities throughout the country.

Solar Frontier, Welspun Renewables sign 100 MW solar module supply agreement

Terms of the deal call for Solar Frontier to supply its proprietary CIS thin-film solar modules, manufactured in Japan, to Welspun Renewables – a leading generator of solar energy in India.

Keynote speakers announced for Renewable Energy Finance Forum (REFF) Keynote speakers announced for Renewable Energy Finance Forum (REFF)

12th Annual Renewable Energy Finance Forum expected to draw more than 600 senior decision makers, financiers and professionals in the renewable energy finance field.

Finalists announced for 2015 Ashden UK and Travel Awards

Annual awards programme is a globally recognised measure of excellence in the field of sustainable energy.

sPower signs solar deal with FLS Energy

Purchase calls for sPower to acquire equity interest in 63.1 MWdc solar assets from FLS Energy

2015 Ecobuild deemed "the most vibrant to date" 2015 Ecobuild deemed "the most vibrant to date"

Leading green building conference and exhibition draws more than 40,000 visitors.

First Solar secures interconnection rights for three solar PV plants in Turkey

Winning bids pave way for development of three projects in southern Turkey.

BlueWave Capital earns '2015 PV Project of Distinction Award' at PV America

Honour recognizes major achievements within the solar industry in the Northeastern United States.

SEPA launches 'Solar Fundamentals: Technology' Report

Solar Fundamentals project aims to to provide newcomers a broad introduction to the solar industry.

Anesco names new commercial director

Delvin Lane to oversee all aspects of the day-to-day running of Anesco, with particular focus on the ECO, ESCO and the biomass businesses.

Barbour ABI releases 2014 renewable energy contract report

UK renewable energy sector continues to grow, market statistics show.

LG Solar appoints UK solar sales manager

Bob Mills to expand LG Solar’s sales channel and strengthen partnerships with distributors and installers.

US Department of Energy kicks off third round of 'Strategic Technical Assistance Response Team' funding

'START' renewable energy assistance efforts designed to help tribes advance clean energy projects.

KIC InnoEnergy announces results of 80M euro clean energy investment programme

Sustainable energy innovation project support initiative, which recorded 28 newly enrolled high potential project consortia in the space of just one year, has netted 65 new projects since 2013.

ET Solar builds a 9.1 MWp solar farm for Hilperton PV in the UK

New “Marsh” solar farm created to meet the electricity requirements of approximately 3,000 households in Wiltshire.

AVEVA, EMC Corporation collaborate on new project software solution

Goal is to deliver integrated solution for renewable energy capital projects and asset operations.

AES Corporation acquires Main Street Power

Proven experience in turnkey distributed generation solar projects combined with AES’ operating platforms aims to bring sustainable energy solutions to customers in key markets.

ABB Automation & Power World welcomes AWEA, SEIA CEOs

Tom Kiernan (AWEA) and Rhone Resch (SEIA) to speak at ABB’s premiere customer event on March 3 in Houston.

IBC Solar honours its 2015 “Premium Partners" IBC Solar honours its 2015 “Premium Partners"

Annual awards programme recognizes IBC Solar partner companies for outstanding achievements in the cooperation with the German system -- or for becoming a new Premium Partner in 2014.