Renewable Energy News


Oxford PV taps key investors for £8.02 million in new funding

Tuesday, 4.24.2018 - 11:39 (PV-Tech)

Perovskite solar cell developer Oxford Photovoltaics (PV) has undertaken a new funding round, led by key investors, Statoil and Legal & General Capital. Read more

Solaria launches AC solar module using Enphase IQ 7+ microinverter

Tuesday, 4.24.2018 - 10:03 (PV-Tech)

Enphase Energy and Solaria Corporation have announced the introduction of an AC solar module, the Solaria ‘PowerXT’-AC. The AC module features the Enphase IQ 7+ Microinverter and delivers high performance and aesthetics through Solaria’s proprietary module technology. Read more

Imec tasked with leading EU funded perovskite solar cell R&D program

Tuesday, 4.17.2018 - 12:32 (PV-Tech)

Nanoelectronics R&D organisation imec has been appointed as the lead to a three-year €5 million EU funded R&D program on perovskite solar cells that brings together a number of European research and commercial partners. Read more

SERIS sets sights on tandem solar cell R&D to achieve 30% conversion efficiencies

Friday, 4.13.2018 - 13:48 (PV-Tech)

The Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) has set a new R&D goal to develop a commercially viable thin-film-on-silicon tandem solar cell with 30% conversion efficiencies. Read more

ABB and Tigo announce inverter, optimiser collaboration

Thursday, 4.12.2018 - 10:49 (Solarpowerportal)

Power electronics giant ABB has announced a new collaboration with PV component manufacturer Tigo to bolster module-level monitoring capabilities worldwide. Read more

India relieves most solar modules from customs duty

Tuesday, 4.10.2018 - 11:48 (PV-Tech)

One of the major causes of uncertainty for India’s solar sector has been put to rest after the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBITC) clarified that most PV modules will not be subject to customs duty. Read more

Enphase takes aim at social housing, new build markets with fresh UK product launch

Tuesday, 4.10.2018 - 9:30 (Solarpowerportal)

Enphase Energy has launched its new, seventh generation Enphase IQ microinverters in the UK and backed them to find a place in the country’s growing social housing and new build markets. Read more

India launches anti-dumping investigation into imports of EVA sheets for PV modules

Monday, 4.9.2018 - 10:46 (PV-Tech)

India has launched an anti-dumping investigation into imports of EVA sheets for solar modules from China, Malaysia, South Korea, Thailand and Saudi Arabia. Read more

Shunfeng boosts revenue on solar module shipments increasing 72% in 2017

Thursday,.2018 - 14:41 (PV-Tech)

Diversified renewable energy firm Shunfeng International Clean Energy (SFCE) reported a 21% increase in revenue for 2017, driven by a 72.7% increase in PV module sales, while losses for the year were significantly reduced. Read more

Mono vs Multi, N-type vs P-Type: Outlooks from PV CellTech 2018

Wednesday, 4.4.2018 - 10:42 (PV-Tech)

PV CellTech 2018 saw Chief Technology Officers and senior executives from the world's top solar cell manufacturers and equipment suppliers give key indications of which cell technologies will be driving the industry in the coming years. Read more

Thermal Power/Heating

China’s PV installations 22% higher in first quarter 2018

Tuesday, 4.24.2018 - 12:34 (PV-Tech)

China installed a total of 9.65GW of solar PV capacity in the first quarter of 2018, a 22% increase over the prior year period, according to China’s National Energy Administration (NEA). Read more

IBC Solar commissions 27MW solar plant in India’s Odisha

Tuesday, 4.24.2018 - 12:33 (PV-Tech)

German solar and storage firm IBC Solar has commissioned a 27MW PV project in the Indian state of Odisha. Read more

Ombudsman fires warning over ‘misleading’ solar sales complaints

Tuesday, 4.24.2018 - 10:21 (Solarpowerportal)

The Financial Ombudsman has issued a warning to customers over misleading and high-pressure sales techniques used to sell solar in the UK. Read more

SIX WEEKS LEFT to nominate for this year’s Solar Power Portal Awards

Tuesday, 4.24.2018 - 9:37 (Solarpowerportal)

There are now less than six weeks left to nominate your projects for the Solar Power Portal and Energy-Storage.News Awards 2018. Read more

Masdar partners with Costa Rica utility on solar, storage and smart cities

Tuesday, 4.24.2018 - 8:17 (PV-Tech)

Abu Dhabi-based energy firm Masdar and state-run utility Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) have signed an MoU to share technical knowledge and project experience for renewable energy development. Read more

TNB signs 30MW solar PPA with Majulia and Greencells

Tuesday, 4.24.2018 - 8:09 (PV-Tech)

Malaysian utility Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) has signed a 21-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Halpro Engineering for a 30MW(AC) solar project in Pahang, Malaysia. Read more

SA Water plans 152MW of solar and 35MWh of energy storage

Tuesday, 4.24.2018 - 7:56 (PV-Tech)

South Australia state-run firm SA Water plans to deploy 152MW of solar PV and 35MWh of energy storage over the next two years in order to reach its target of zero net electricity costs by 2020. Read more

Florida approves Sunrun’s solar lease program

Tuesday, 4.24.2018 - 7:19 (PV-Tech)

The Florida Public Service Commission has voted to approve US residential solar company Sunrun’s ability to offer solar leases to consumers within the state. Read more

Economics not tenders driving Spain’s solar resurgence

Monday, 4.23.2018 - 14:12 (PV-Tech)

While the Spanish government’s tenders are very welcome, it is the merchant and PPA opportunity powering the nation’s 29GW pipeline. Read more

SMA Solar’s Sunny Central 2750-EV-US increases power density and integration

Monday, 4.23.2018 - 13:47 (PV-Tech)

SMA Solar has introduced the latest Sunny Central 2750-EV-US inverter, which is said to have 10% more power than previous models enabling maximum power density and integration. The Sunny Central 2750-EV-US has also achieved UL 62109 listing. 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

Policies for Biomass Criticized in the European Union

Friday, 10.13.2017 - 15:38 (Renewable Energy World)

Europe must prevent using trees and crops as a way to meet renewable-energy requirements or it will risk further increases in food prices, deforestation and land grabs, environmental groups said. Read more

Wind Energy

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

Global Wind Energy Insight: Work Harder, Be Smarter in 2018

Wednesday, 12.20.2017 - 19:01 (Renewable Energy World)

2017 has been yet another tumultuous year. Cratering prices for wind and solar. The South African stand-off at the OK corral continues. The Indian market drops through the floor as procurement schemes change. On the bright side, wind and solar are hailed by all and sundry as the inevitable technology leaders going forward. And back in Washington… Read more

Wind in Europe — How Does It Blow?

Monday, 12.18.2017 - 18:58 (Renewable Energy World)

Europe maintains a healthy market but is looking forward to fresh energy and climate ambitions to add certainty over what the post-2020 landscape will mean for new wind power. Read more

Subsidy-Free Offshore Wind Power Possible in Dutch Auction

Friday, 12.15.2017 - 19:33 (Renewable Energy World)

Subsidy-free renewables could appear in a second country after an auction this week in the Netherlands, which is seeking about $2.7 billion to develop a giant offshore wind farm. 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

NLC India issues reduced solar and battery tender in Andaman Islands

Monday, 3.5.2018 - 13:44 (PV-Tech)

After cancelling a major solar-plus-storage tender in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, even after holding an auction, NLC India has now released a new tender with a reduced energy storage component, as expected. Read more

Andaman solar-plus-storage retender no comfort to developers, says winner of scrapped auction

Thursday, 2.15.2018 - 13:49 (PV-Tech)

The winner of India’s first major solar-plus-storage auction, which has subsequently been scrapped for retendering, has said that despite being an unfortunate development, the firm is still keen to work closely with government on this technology for the which the economics are continuously and rapidly improving. Read more

Besieged regulator causes ‘collateral damage’ to Philippines solar industry

Tuesday, 1.23.2018 - 4:59 (PV-Tech)

Filipino energy secretary Alfonso Cusi has euphemistically admitted that the suspension of four commissioners of the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) may cause delays in power projects, while the already inert solar industry has seen conditions go from bad to worse. Read more

Bitcoins and Hydropower: What’s the big deal?

Monday, 1.22.2018 - 17:30 (Renewable Energy World)

There is so much buzz these days about bitcoin mining, particularly with regard to the high amount of energy required and how hydropower can help. Read more

Wanapam Dam Spillway Response

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

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Trump: Hydropower "tremendous... fantastic"

Thursday, 1.11.2018 - 18:09 (Renewable Energy World)

President Donald Trump said yesterday that he would like to see the United States further increase its hydroelectric capacity, while again mulling re-entry into the Paris Climate Agreement. Read more

Hydrogen/Fuel Cell

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

New projections: German renewables account for around 32 percent in 2016

Wednesday, 12.21.2016 - 8:42 (Solarserver)

Renewable energies are expected to cover 32 percent of the gross amount of electricity consumed in Germany in 2016. The Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Wurttemberg (ZSW) and the German Association of Energy and Water Industries (BDEW) arrived at this figure in an initial estimate. Read more

$30 on Pump 7, Hydrogen, Please — US Readies for Alternative Fuel Corridor Designations

Thursday, 9.1.2016 - 16:15 (Renewable Energy World)

Range anxiety: a concern for drivers of alternative fuel vehicles. Help is planned, however — thanks to the federal transportation bill passed last December. 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

Australia’s NEG would ‘trash’ renewable energy pipeline

Tuesday, 4.24.2018 - 11:49 (PV-Tech)

Australia's National Energy Guarantee (NEG), which has been waived through for a final decision in August, would significantly harm the country's large-scale renewables pipeline, with just 1.5GW expected to be completed by 2025 despite the current 16GW pipeline, according to the head of the country’s solar and storage council. Read more

Wells Fargo to provide US$100 billion to clean energy by 2030

Friday, 4.20.2018 - 8:00 (PV-Tech)

San Francisco-headquartered financial services provider Wells Fargo & Company has said it will provide more than US$100 billion in financing to clean technology and renewable energy transactions by 2030. Read more

ROUND-UP: Colombia’s ‘first’ floating plant, Iran’s Khorasan gets 10MW, Clenergy East Asia orders

Thursday, 4.19.2018 - 8:06 (PV-Tech)

EPM installs Colombia's 'first' floating PV project, Iran’s South Khorasan Province gets first 10MW solar project, Clenergy bags orders form Japan, Vietnam and Thailand. Read more

Lightsource BP and Everstone launch green fund platform for India

Thursday, 4.19.2018 - 6:41 (PV-Tech)

The 50:50 JV named ‘EverSource Capital’ will manage an initial fund named the Green Growth Equity Fund (GGEF), which has the backing of the India and UK governments. Read more

PV Talk: Sterling and Wilson on its turn to decentralised power and energy storage

Wednesday, 4.18.2018 - 5:30 (PV-Tech)

PV Tech caught up with Vish Iyer, global head of business development, strategy and marketing for the Hybrid and Energy Storage division at EPC firm Sterling and Wilson, to find out more about the company's latest venture. Read more

WorleyParsons: Oregon battery EPC deal kicks off wave of distributed energy projects

Tuesday, 4.17.2018 - 18:27 (PV-Tech)

Australia-headquartered engineering and professional services company WorleyParsons said its first engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for a battery storage project in the US shows how the energy sector is moving from “mega projects” to “portfolios of smaller projects”. Read more

Australia accredits its 5,000th installer

Tuesday, 4.17.2018 - 18:20 (PV-Tech)

Australia’s Clean Energy Council (CEC) has accredited the country’s 5000th installer. Read more

Sterling and Wilson launches hybrid and energy storage division

Monday, 4.16.2018 - 12:32 (PV-Tech)

India-based EPC firm Sterling and Wilson has forayed into hybrid power plants and energy storage solutions and is already in advanced discussions for its first such projects in Africa and Europe. Read more

GTM: Global energy storage market could reach 8.6GW / 21.6GWh by 2022

Thursday, 4.12.2018 - 18:51 (PV-Tech)

The US is expected to remain the world’s biggest market for energy storage until 2022, with China its closest rival, GTM Research has said. Read more

BayWa r.e. branches out to new energy startups

Wednesday, 4.11.2018 - 18:18 (Solarpowerportal)

BayWa r.e. has launched a new energy technologies division for the venture capital market, looking to fund the early development of startups working on new digital solutions, storage and e-mobility. 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

Etihad ESCO to retrofit Dubai International airport with solar, Ministry to get solar carports

Thursday, 10.26.2017 - 6:44 (PV-Tech)

Etihad Energy Services Company (Etihad ESCO) has agreed to retrofit Dubai International Airport (DXB) with solar PV solutions. Read more

ROUND-UP: Dubai solar carports, Adani Australia PPA, Hawaii online PV applications

Monday, 10.9.2017 - 9:44 (PV-Tech)

DEWA has opted for carports at its own offices and a ministry building, Adani has signed a PPA for a US$200 million Queensland PV project, HECO has launched an online rooftop solar application tool. Read more

Parked Electric Cars Earn $1,530 From Europe's Power Grids

Monday, 8.14.2017 - 16:00 (Renewable Energy World)

Electric car owners are earning as much as $1,530 a year just by parking their vehicle and feeding excess power back into the grid. Trials in Denmark carried out by Nissan Motor Co. and Italy’s biggest utility Enel SpA showed how batteries inside electric cars could help balance supply and demand at times and provide a new revenue stream for those who own the vehicles. Read more
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