Renewable Energy News


Photovoltaics

GoodWe riding wave of UK market optimism

Wednesday, 10.17.2018 - 13:37 (Solarpowerportal)

Module price cuts, comfort with subsidy-free business models and an unexpected side effect of Brexit are all helping inverter manufacturer GoodWe’s UK business. Read more

Sharp’s 48MW PV project in Vietnam begins operation

Thursday, 10.11.2018 - 0:47 (PV-Tech)

A 48MW PV project in Vietnam, serving as a joint construction project between Sharp Energy Solutions Corporation, the Thanh Thanh Cong Group and the Gia Lai Electricity Joint Stock Company, began commercial operation in the final week of September. Read more

Sharp completes 48MW PV project in Vietnam for TTC Group

Thursday, 10.11.2018 - 0:47 (PV-Tech)

A 48MW PV project in Vietnam, serving as a joint construction project between Sharp Energy Solutions Corporation, the Thanh Thanh Cong Group and the Gia Lai Electricity Joint Stock Company, began commercial operation in the final week of September. Read more

Moixa launches ‘family-sized’ smart battery to target emerging residential business models

Wednesday, 10.10.2018 - 9:50 (Solarpowerportal)

Moixa has launched its latest residential energy storage unit, utilising 4.8kWh of storage capacity to offer homeowners greater benefits from time of use tariffs and arbitrage models. Read more

LONGi renews R&D partnership with Australia’s UNSW

Friday, 10.5.2018 - 16:22 (PV-Tech)

‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member LONGi Solar, a subsidiary of leading monocrystalline wafer producer LONGi Green Energy Technology Co has renewed its R&D partnership with the University of New South Wales (UNSW), a world renowned university involved in photovoltaic research. Read more

Softbank promises free power from projects beyond initial PPA term

Wednesday, 10.3.2018 - 13:48 (PV-Tech)

Softbank CEO Masayoshi Son has said its solar projects will provide electricity for free beyond the initial 25-year term of their power purchase agreements (PPAs). Read more

Imec sees nPERT solar cell roadmap surpassing 24% conversion efficiencies

Tuesday, 10.2.2018 - 13:31 (PV-Tech)

European research and innovation hub centre imec has detailed a path for its nPERT (n-type Passivated Emitter and Rear Totally diffused) solar cell technology to reach conversion efficiencies in excess of 24% for volume production applications. Read more

Political and market uncertainty leading to ‘void’ come March 2019

Thursday, 9.27.2018 - 12:20 (Solarpowerportal)

Brexit and the possibility of a general election leading to policy change, combined with the potential closure of the export tariff as the feed-in tariff regime comes to an end, will result in a “void” of uncertainty come March 2019. Read more

Heraeus Photovoltaics and Ulbrich team on production of advanced ribbon technology

Monday, 9.24.2018 - 19:00 (PV-Tech)

Major solar PV materials firm Heraeus Photovoltaics has teamed with PV ribbon manufacturer Ulbrich Solar Technologies to produce a new line of Heraeus’ patented advanced ‘Selectively Coated Ribbons’ (SCR) for module manufacturing customers. Read more

No ‘supply crunch’ as result of US inverter tariffs

Thursday, 9.20.2018 - 13:16 (PV-Tech)

The fresh tariffs placed on Chinese solar inverters are unlikely to create major procurement challenges or have serious implications for those manufacturing in China. Read more

Thermal Power/Heating

Viridian Solar goes Nordic as European expansion continues

Tuesday, 10.23.2018 - 10:44 (Solarpowerportal)

Viridian Solar has penned another distribution deal outside of the UK, this time clinching an exclusive agreement in Norway. Read more

Scottish Power to develop ‘sizeable’ UK solar portfolio following fossil fuel divestment

Monday, 10.22.2018 - 18:54 (Solarpowerportal)

Scottish Power has confirmed that solar will feature in its future generation plans following the sale of over 2.5GW of gas and hydro assets to Drax, becoming the first 'Big Six' energy company to go fully renewable. Read more

Taipower starts feeding electricity from phase 1 of Taiwan’s ‘largest’ solar project

Monday, 10.22.2018 - 13:49 (PV-Tech)

Taiwan utility Taipower has started feeding electricity to the grid from what will eventually become the largest solar PV project in the country, based in Changhua County. Read more

Facebook to be powered by 100MW of solar in New Mexico

Monday, 10.22.2018 - 9:15 (PV-Tech)

NM Renewable Development, LLC (NMRD), a joint venture between subsidiaries of utilities PNM Resources and American Electric Power, will build two 50MW solar PV projects in New Mexico to power Facebook facilities. Read more

Poll shows Brits support EU regulation to pay solar generators for export, including Leavers

Friday, 10.19.2018 - 17:13 (Solarpowerportal)

A majority of the respondents in a new YouGov poll would support the UK matching incoming European Union regulations that guarantee payments for solar homes exporting into the grid; including those that voted to leave in the Brexit referendum. Read more

Huaneng used JinkoSolar’s P-type mono PERC ‘Eagle’ modules in 10MW Inner Mongolia plant

Friday, 10.19.2018 - 13:49 (PV-Tech)

‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) leader JinkoSolar said it had supplied 10MW of its P-type mono PERC ‘Eagle’ modules (JKM295M-60) series for a PV power plant project built by Huaneng Renewables in Inner Mongolia, China. Read more

ROUND-UP: Downer’s 349MW in NSW, Scatec’s 121MW in Ukraine, NTPC’s 22MW floating auction

Friday, 10.19.2018 - 13:22 (PV-Tech)

Downer to build 349MW project in Australia for Belectric, Scatec bags 121MW in Ukraine, NTPC awards 22MW of floating solar in Kerala. Read more

Kazakhstan awards 170MW of solar in first auction

Friday, 10.19.2018 - 12:59 (PV-Tech)

Kazakhstan has awarded 170MW of PV in its first solar auction with winning prices ranging between KZT 18.6-22.9 (US$0.051-0.063)/kWh. Read more

Boost for Malaysian PV market as utility giant offers zero upfront solar

Friday, 10.19.2018 - 12:10 (PV-Tech)

A new zero upfront cost solution for rooftop solar PV for commercial and Industrial (C&I) customers has been launched by the renewables arm of Malaysian power giant Tenaga Nasional (TNB) and a similar solution for the residential segment will be available by year-end. Read more

Solar Power Portal & Energy Storage News Awards 2018 winners gallery

Friday, 10.19.2018 - 10:41 (Solarpowerportal)

All the photos from this week's Solar Power Portal and Energy Storage News Awards, as the evening's winners collect their awards. Read more

Biomass/Pellets

Oxford PV taps Statoil, Legal & General for new funding

Wednesday, 4.25.2018 - 14:31 (Solarpowerportal)

British perovskite solar cell developer Oxford PV has undertaken a new funding round, led by key existing investors Statoil and Legal & General Capital. Read more

Canada Elevates Biomass Energy to Innovate on Forestry

Friday, 1.19.2018 - 17:39 (Renewable Energy World)

The Canadian government has allocated funding to support research and development of biomass projects for heating and power in an effort to innovate the country’s forest sector and combat the effects of climate change. Read more

Spanish oil and gas firm partners Masdar on renewables ventures

Thursday, 1.18.2018 - 14:51 (PV-Tech)

Spanish multinational oil and gas company Cespa has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, to collaborate on renewable energy ventures, particularly in solar and wind. Read more

Shell, ENGIE invest US$20m in clean microgrids for India and Tanzania

Tuesday, 1.16.2018 - 14:39 (PV-Tech)

Major oil company Shell and European utility ENGIE are among investors to have pumped US$20 million into Husk Power Systems, a developer of microgrids which is expanding its efforts in Asia and Africa. Read more

Biomass Electricity at Thunder Bay Generating Station

Tuesday, 1.16.2018 - 4:44 (Renewable Energy World)

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Trump Administration Reverses Obama-Era Policy on Accidental Bird Deaths

Thursday, 12.28.2017 - 16:51 (Renewable Energy World)

The Trump administration, reversing an Obama-era policy, said it won’t prosecute oil drillers, wind-farm developers and others who accidentally kill migratory birds.  Read more

New Discovery Makes Wood Pellet Storage Safer

Monday, 11.6.2017 - 18:43 (Renewable Energy World)

The benefits of bio-based sources for heat and power systems are sometimes called into question, but a new discovery is helping make wood pellets better for the environment. Read more

Two California Biomass Plants Win Power Contracts

Thursday, 11.2.2017 - 21:34 (Renewable Energy World)

Pacific Gas & Electric has awarded power purchase agreements to two forest-based biomass gasification plants in California. Developer Phoenix Energy yesterday said that contracts for the two projects — North Fork Community Power in North Fork, Calif., and Blue Mountain Electric Company in Willseyville, Calif. — were awarded under the state’s Bioenergy Feed-in Tariff Program. Read more

UK Company Invests £500K to Switch from Oil to Biomass Boilers

Monday, 10.30.2017 - 17:00 (Renewable Energy World)

Paper-product manufacturing company, Boardlink has invested £500,000 in for its North Wales facility, installing wood-fueled boilers to fuel its 32,500-square meter site based in Hawarden.  Read more

National Bioenergy Day is Wednesday, October 18

Monday, 10.16.2017 - 19:59 (Renewable Energy World)

"Bioenergy" is use of any organic material, such as forest thinnings, residues, agricultural waste or urban wood waste, to generate heating, cooling and/or electricity. Many independent power producers across the United States and Canada produce electricity for the grid using bioenergy. Hospitals, college campuses, school districts and government buildings also use bioenergy for heat and electricity. Read more

Wind Energy

HSBC to invest £250 million in UK solar and wind farms

Tuesday, 10.16.2018 - 11:51 (Solarpowerportal)

HSBC UK Pensions Scheme is to invest £250 million in UK solar and wind farms under a new agreement with renewables investor Greencoat Capital. Read more

EDF Renewables, PGGM sign deal involving 332MW portfolio of PV, wind energy

Thursday, 8.2.2018 - 5:44 (PV-Tech)

EDF Renewables North America has signed off on two Purchase and Sale Agreements (PSA) that will see PGGM Infrastructure Fund acquire a 50% ownership interest in both Glacier’s Edge Wind and Valentine Solar. Read more

ARENA launches US$5.2 million funding initiative for renewable projects to test grid stability

Thursday, 5.17.2018 - 1:49 (PV-Tech)

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced a US$5.2 million funding initiative that will examine how PV projects, wind farms and storage systems can offer grid stability and security services. Read more

ROUND-UP: BYD 75MW in Queensland, Vestas Spanish hybrid, F2i acquires 51.1MW in Italy

Wednesday, 3.28.2018 - 8:10 (PV-Tech)

BYD and Biosar sign agreement over 75MW PV Project in Queensland, Vestas and EDPR install hybrid solar and wind project, F2i acquires six Italian solar projects totalling 51.5MW. Read more

US Regulators Look to Europe for Offshore Wind Permitting Approach

Tuesday, 1.16.2018 - 22:09 (Renewable Energy World)

The way that developers approach offshore wind project planning for permitting in the U.S. could follow the lead of Europe’s successful offshore industry. Read more

How Big Will Brazil's Wind Power Market Get?

Tuesday, 1.16.2018 - 19:21 (Renewable Energy World)

In northeast Brazil, beyond the resorts and pristine beaches, lie some of the world’s best winds for generating electricity. Welcome to Serra Branca. It’s a wind generator’s heaven. Read more

Changing Energy Market Behind Delay of Contract for Maine’s 12-MW Floating Offshore Wind Project

Wednesday, 1.10.2018 - 16:53 (Renewable Energy World)

Citing changes in the energy market, utility regulators in Maine have delayed a decision for a power contract that would allow development to move forward on a 12-MW floating wind farm in Maine waters. Read more

New York to Procure 800 MW of Offshore Wind in Next Two Years

Wednesday, 1.3.2018 - 14:49 (Renewable Energy World)

As part of New York’s 2018 State of the State proposal, Gov. Andrew Cuomo yesterday said that New York will procure at least 800 MW of offshore wind power between two solicitations to be issued in 2018 and 2019. Read more

European Investment Bank finances PV, wind development in Peru with US$150 million

Thursday, 12.21.2017 - 5:46 (PV-Tech)

The European Investment Bank (EIB) will provide US$150 million to renewable energy company Enel Green Power Perú to build and operate both a wind farm and PV power plant currently under construction within the country. Read more

Bids Are in for Massachusetts Offshore Wind Procurement; Storage Included

Wednesday, 12.20.2017 - 20:07 (Renewable Energy World)

Offshore wind power proposals were due today in response to a request for proposals (RFP) by three utilities in Massachusetts. Companies submitting their bids presented options that could help give their projects a boost in the selection process, including scalable transmission and energy storage project components. Read more

Hydropower

Array Technologies awarded damages in Exosun patent case

Friday, 9.21.2018 - 13:49 (PV-Tech)

Array Technologies has been awarded more than US$1 million in damages and royalties on future sales of Exosun trackers that infringe one of its patents. Read more

US solar safeguard and subsidies ‘seriously damaged’ our trade interests, says China at WTO

Wednesday, 8.15.2018 - 11:24 (PV-Tech)

China has filed a complaint at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) against the US’ 30% safeguard tariffs on solar imports as well as its renewable energy subsidies, claiming that they distort the global PV market – a move which comes as part of wider trade battle between the two global powers. Read more

US solar safeguard and subsidies ‘seriously damaged’ our trade interests, China tells WTO

Wednesday, 8.15.2018 - 11:24 (PV-Tech)

China has filed a complaint at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) against the US’ 30% safeguard tariffs on solar imports as well as its renewable energy subsidies, claiming that they distort the global PV market – a move which comes as part of wider trade battle between the two global powers. Read more

Richard Branson-owned firm buys solar plant damaged by Hurricane Maria

Wednesday, 8.8.2018 - 12:49 (PV-Tech)

A company owned by Richard Branson’s Virgin Group has joined a Caribbean-wide effort to improve the resilience of clean energy projects by acquiring a 4MW solar plant that was damaged by Hurricane Maria. Read more

AfDB supporting Zambian small-scale renewables to relieve drought-ridden hydropower

Thursday, 7.12.2018 - 13:23 (PV-Tech)

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved US$50 million of framework financing for small-scale renewable energy projects in Zambia, after recent droughts caused a serious electricity supply deficit due to the country’s heavy reliance on hydropower. Read more

Jolywood and Huanghe Hydropower establish N-type bifacial technology partnership

Thursday, 7.5.2018 - 17:58 (PV-Tech)

China-based PV module materials and N-type mono and IBC (Interdigitated Back Contact) bifacial module manufacturer, Jolywood has solidified its business relationship with Qinghai province State Power Investment Corporation’s Hunaghe Hydropower Development Co., (SPIC) by establishing a joint laboratory to advance new materials, cells and module technology. Read more

Mahindra wins again in India’s Andaman solar-storage retender

Monday, 4.16.2018 - 7:30 (PV-Tech)

Major Indian solar EPC firm Mahindra Susten has won a solar and energy storage tender in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands for the second time, having seen its victory in the original auction torn away by authorities as they explored other sources of power generation. Read more

Mahindra lowest bidder again in India’s Andaman solar-storage retender

Monday, 4.16.2018 - 7:30 (PV-Tech)

UPDATE: Major Indian solar EPC firm Mahindra Susten has out in the lowest bid for a solar and energy storage tender in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands for the second time, having seen its victory in the original auction torn away by authorities as they explored other sources of power generation. Read more

Manz highlights some severe fire damage at equipment facility in Taiwan

Friday, 4.6.2018 - 12:08 (PV-Tech)

PV and electronics equipment manufacturing and automation specialist Manz AG has said that a fire at its equipment manufacturing facility in Taiwan had caused some severe damage to parts of the building. Read more

Government settles 2011 feed-in tariff damages claims

Monday, 3.19.2018 - 10:41 (Solarpowerportal)

Five solar installers are celebrating after they reached an out of court settlement for damages following the government’s unlawful changes to the feed-in tariff in 2011. Read more

Hydrogen/Fuel Cell

Australia pilots using renewables to produce hydrogen for energy storage

Monday, 10.22.2018 - 10:02 (PV-Tech)

Australia is to trial using solar and wind power to produce hydrogen via electrolysis, with the hydrogen then being used for long-term energy storage in the Sydney gas network. Read more

Meridiam buys majority stake in giant hydrogen-based solar-plus-storage project in French Guiana

Friday, 9.14.2018 - 14:00 (PV-Tech)

France-based investment company Meridiam has acquired a 60% stake in HDF Energy’s hybrid 55MW solar PV and 140MWh hydrogen-based energy storage project, coupled with battery backup storage, in western French Guiana. Read more

ENGIE partners ‘first round the world’ ship powered by hydrogen and renewables

Tuesday, 3.27.2018 - 8:00 (PV-Tech)

ENGIE has become a primary partner of Energy Observer, the first ship in the world fully powered by hydrogen and renewable energy. Read more

Live DC Microgrid Electrified at SPI

Thursday, 9.7.2017 - 20:53 (Renewable Energy World)

EnSync and DCfusion have designed and will manage the Smart Energy Microgrid Marketplace on-site microgrid demonstration system during SPI. The design leverages EnSync Energy's Matrix energy management system and DER Flex software – creating a microgrid that will power the Smart Energy Microgrid Marketplace area at the Las Vegas show. DCfusion is engineering the solar-powered microgrid, while EnSync Energy's technologies will serve as its command and control center. The Smart Energy Microgrid Marketplace will also provide connections for companies to demonstrate their technologies working in real time – including energy storage batteries, hydrogen fuel Read more

Unlocking the Potential of Hydrogen in a Decarbonized Energy System

Thursday, 8.31.2017 - 19:33 (Renewable Energy World)

There is a growing need for grid-scale storage technology to mitigate the intermittency of renewables and enable the transition towards a decarbonized energy system. Hydrogen as an energy carrier could offer a climate-friendly solution to this.  Read more

Bluefield chairman joins alkaline fuel cell developer’s board

Thursday, 6.8.2017 - 12:59 (Solarpowerportal)

John Rennocks, chairman at Bluefield Solar Income Fund, has joined the board of alkaline fuel cell developer AFC Energy. Read more

National Lab Recaptures Record for Solar Hydrogen Production

Thursday, 4.20.2017 - 14:34 (Renewable Energy World)

The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) last week said that its scientists have recaptured the record for highest efficiency in solar hydrogen production via a photoelectrochemical (PEC) water-splitting process. Read more

Hydrogen Powered Drones Closer to Commercialization

Wednesday,.2017 - 14:22 (Renewable Energy World)

Intelligent Energy has signed a deal with PINC to supply its air cooled fuel cell systems for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), marking Intelligent Energy’s first sale of fuel cell systems for UAVs as the company moves forward with the commercialization of its technology. PINC uses UAVs to identify and orchestrate hard-to-reach inventory and assets in the global supply chain and is the leading provider of yard management, finished vehicle logistics, and inventory robotics solutions to the world’s largest manufacturers, retailers and contract logistics providers.  Read more

PV CellTech Talk: Stuart Wenham and Linda Koschier, University of New South Wales

Tuesday, 3.7.2017 - 18:00 (PV-Tech)

Finlay Colville talks to Linda Koschier and Stuart Wenham about University of New South Wales (UNSW) alumni having prominent solar cell industry positions and technology issues such as advanced hydrogenation, Read more

More Than One Giant Leap: The Future for Fuel Cells

Wednesday, 12.21.2016 - 12:25 (Renewable Energy World)

In many ways this has been a strong year for fuel cells, with the total number of shipments up again — by two-thirds on 2015 — and transport-related shipments in particular having doubled to 280 MW. Read more

Geo Thermal/Heat Pump

Federal Regulators Approve McGinness Hills Geothermal Project Expansion

Friday, 1.19.2018 - 16:59 (Renewable Energy World)

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) yesterday said Ormat Technologies Inc. can move forward with its expansion plan for the McGinness Hills geothermal project in central Nevada. Read more

Geothermal Resources Council, Geothermal Energy Association Agree to Combine

Monday, 1.8.2018 - 18:15 (Renewable Energy World)

The Geothermal Resources Council and the Geothermal Energy Association today said that they will combine their organizations, with activities of the GEA transitioning into the GRC this year. Read more

New Geothermal Plant in Nevada Will Help Power Los Angeles

Friday, 12.22.2017 - 15:48 (Renewable Energy World)

The first new geothermal plant in a group of projects that will feed power to the Los Angeles basin now is online. Ormat Technologies this week said that it has placed the 24 MW Tungsten Mountain geothermal power plant into commercial operation. Read more

New York Puts $3.8M Behind Large-Scale Geothermal Heating-Cooling Challenge

Monday, 12.11.2017 - 16:00 (Renewable Energy World)

New York is making it easier for facilities in the state to access analyses that will help determine whether they can benefit from geothermal systems for heating and cooling. Read more

An Abandoned Mine Becomes Home to Enhanced Geothermal Systems Research

Wednesday, 11.29.2017 - 21:23 (Renewable Energy World)

The Homestake Gold Mine in Lead, South Dakota, was once the largest and deepest gold mine in all of North America. It produced approximately 41 million ounces of gold during 126 years of operation.  Read more

New Grants Make 60 MW of Geothermal Possible for Five Caribbean Countries

Monday, 11.27.2017 - 20:37 (Renewable Energy World)

Ghe Commissioner in charge of International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica and the President of the Caribbean Development Bank, Dr Warren Smith, announced the formalization of an EU grant contribution to the Geothermal Risk Mitigation Programme for the Eastern Caribbean. Read more

Geothermal Auction Receives Bids for 19,000 Acres in Nevada

Thursday, 11.9.2017 - 23:22 (Renewable Energy World)

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in late October said that it received bids on geothermal leases in Nevada for about $78,000 in an online auction. Geothermal developer Ormat Technologies won a 5,078-acre parcel in Esmerelda County, Nev., paying about $20,000. Read more

Caribbean Geothermal Assessment Gets Backing from Development Bank

Wednesday, 10.25.2017 - 19:10 (Renewable Energy World)

The Board of Directors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved the use of USD325,500 by CDB for the benefit of the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis to identify environmental and social impacts in the design of a geothermal energy (GE) exploratory test-drilling project. Read more

Second Unit Now Online at Sarulla Geothermal Plant

Thursday, 10.12.2017 - 18:16 (Renewable Energy World)

Nevada-based Ormat Technologies this week said that the second unit of the Sarulla geothermal power plant in North Sumatra has begun commercial operation. Read more

U.S. Geothermal Wins Grant to Study El Ceibillo Geothermal Project

Friday, 9.29.2017 - 17:18 (Renewable Energy World)

U.S. Geothermal this week said that its U.S. Geothermal Guatemala subsidiary has received a grant from the U.S. Trade and Development (USTDA) for a feasibility study on the El Ceibillo Geothermal power plant project. Read more

Energy Policy/Climate/CO2

Dominion Energy tests appetite for corporate PPAs ahead of 3GW tender

Thursday, 10.18.2018 - 13:17 (PV-Tech)

Dominion Energy is sampling the appetite for corporate power purchase agreements (PPAs) before it launches a 3GW tender in Virginia. Read more

EvoEnergy clinches historic hat trick as storage firms win big at SPP & ESN Awards

Thursday, 10.18.2018 - 10:08 (Solarpowerportal)

EvoEnergy scooped an historic hat trick at last night’s Solar Power Portal and Energy Storage News Awards, retaining the Contractor of the Year Awards to round off a glittering gala dinner ceremony at the Hilton NEC Metropole. Read more

Duke Energy announces plans for program to bring 150MW of renewable energy to South Carolina

Tuesday, 10.16.2018 - 22:11 (PV-Tech)

Duke Energy has released a proposal for a new program that will grow renewable energy options for both commercial and industrial customers in South Carolina. Read more

Duke Energy announces plans for programme to bring 150MW of renewable energy to South Carolina

Tuesday, 10.16.2018 - 22:11 (PV-Tech)

Duke Energy has released a proposal for a new program that will grow renewable energy options for both commercial and industrial customers in South Carolina. Read more

Daqo targeting polysilicon production costs of US$6.80 per kilogram in 2020

Monday, 10.15.2018 - 13:22 (PV-Tech)

China-based polysilicon producer Daqo New Energy Corp said that its polysilicon production costs were targeted to reach US$6.80 per kilogram in 2020, once the capacity expansion to 70,000MT per annum had been completed. Read more

ROUND-UP: Tunisa delays 70MW tender, Greenko to buy Skeiron, Northern Territory approves 25MW

Friday, 10.12.2018 - 13:23 (PV-Tech)

Tunisia delays 70MW solar tender, Greenko completes acquisition of Orange Renewable and agrees to acquire Skeiron assets, Northern Territory approves 25MW solar project Read more

Centrica completes brace of battery storage units with combined 100MW capacity

Friday, 10.12.2018 - 13:01 (Solarpowerportal)

Centrica has completed the deployment of almost 100MW of energy storage capacity across two projects in the UK that are able to respond to peaks in demand within two minutes. Read more

PV ModuleTech 2018: Navigating the shifting module landscape with 8minutenergy

Thursday, 10.11.2018 - 11:55 (PV-Tech)

Module technology is offering utility solar developers more choice than ever. Frank Faller, VP of technology at 8minutenergy talks to Lauren Cook ahead of his presentation at our PV ModuleTech 2018 event in Penang on 23-24 October. Read more

EDF Energy and Nissan partner to develop second life commercial battery projects in the UK

Thursday, 10.11.2018 - 11:02 (Solarpowerportal)

EDF Energy has partnered with Nissan to launch a new energy storage proposition using second life batteries with the utility’s proprietary demand side response (DSR) platform in the latest high profile collaboration in the UK energy sector. Read more

Energyra launches high-efficiency MWT, conductive backsheet mono PERC module

Wednesday, 10.10.2018 - 13:22 (PV-Tech)

The Netherlands-based PV module manufacturer Energyra B.V will be launching is first high-efficiency 60-cell module using P-type monocrystalline PERC solar cells with ECN patented metallization wrap-through (MWT) technology with a back contact conductive backsheet configuration. Energyra modules will have peak power values ranging from 300 to 325Wp and high durability under dynamic weather conditions, while providing best-in-class aesthetics for residential PV applications. Read more

Solar-/Electromobil

FlexiSolar completes 133kWp solar carport for Sutton Borough Council

Wednesday, 9.12.2018 - 16:19 (Solarpowerportal)

FlexiSolar has completed a 133kWp solar carport system for a large, multi-storey car park in Sutton, South London. Read more

ROUND-UP: juwi 250MW South Africa, DEWA carport, Schletter 150MW Philippines

Wednesday, 8.15.2018 - 12:46 (PV-Tech)

Juwi to build 250MW of solar projects in South Africa, DEWA commissions 2MW solar carport, Schletter Group supplies 'largest' solar park in the Philippines Read more

KACO inverters and First Solar modules deployed at one of the largest solar carports

Monday, 7.30.2018 - 18:17 (PV-Tech)

PV inverter manufacturer KACO new energy said it has supplied its string inverters to a 10.2MW solar carport in Turkey as part of a new amusement park near completion in Ankara, Turkey. Read more

Construction starts on 2.7MW Bentley solar carport

Tuesday, 4.10.2018 - 15:37 (Solarpowerportal)

Construction has started at Bentley Motors’ 2.7MW solar carport, which stands to be the country’s largest when complete. Read more

FlexiSolar bolsters ops team on back of ‘significant’ solar carport pipeline growth

Tuesday, 4.3.2018 - 10:28 (Solarpowerportal)

Solar carport specialist FlexiSolar has bolstered its operations team on the back of “significant growth” of its pipeline. Read more

New BRE solar car park guide uncovers solar, storage and EV potential

Thursday, 3.8.2018 - 13:09 (Solarpowerportal)

The Building Research Establishment (BRE) has launched a brand new solar carport guide with the intent of stimulating the market. Read more

ROUND-UP: 4MW Iran project, Voltalia’s 5MW in France, SunPower supplies Grenoble carports

Monday, 2.12.2018 - 12:39 (PV-Tech)

SunPower modules power three solar carports in Grenoble, Pars Lian completes 4MW solar project in Iran, Voltalia starts constructing 5MW project in France. Read more

Flexisolar targets solar carport rush with new sales team

Monday, 1.29.2018 - 14:07 (Solarpowerportal)

Solar carport specialist Flexisolar has announced the hire of five new sales staff as it sets sights on new projects up and down the UK. Read more

ROUND-UP: France hits 7.7GW, NI’s largest PV plant sold, India’s 1st rooftop solar carport

Monday, 11.27.2017 - 13:58 (PV-Tech)

France has surpassed 7.7GW of solar installations, Northern Ireland’s largest PV plant has been sold to Greencoat, India’s 1st solar carport to be installed on a rooftop has been completed by Tata Power Solar. Read more

United Utilities plans solar car ports at Warrington headquarters

Wednesday, 11.1.2017 - 16:49 (Solarpowerportal)

United Utilities is preparing plans to deploy solar canopies at its Warrington headquarters in an effort to boost its renewable capacity with a project that, if approved, could be under construction by Spring 2018. Read more

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