Renewable Energy News


Anesco launches domestic solar-plus-storage offering

Friday, 5.24.2019 - 12:19 

Anesco has targeted the UK’s domestic solar-plus-storage market with a new ‘at Home’ offering comprising a raft of clean energy technologies. Read more

Lightsource BP completes latest subsidy-free, private wire solar farm

Thursday, 5.23.2019 - 9:44 

Lightsource BP has connected another subsidy-free, private wire solar farm, this time a 2.3MWp install in Lancashire. Read more

Midsummer Energy targets Irish solar market with Dublin subsidiary

Wednesday, 5.22.2019 - 16:28 

Solar and storage distributor Midsummer Energy has opened a new subsidiary in Dublin to take aim at the Irish market. Read more

Eco2Solar partners Sunamp for solar-plus-storage heating pilot

Wednesday, 5.22.2019 - 13:23 

Eco2Solar has partnered heat battery firm Sunamp to deliver a solar PV-powered domestic heating pilot. Read more

Energy minister Claire Perry to take leave of absence

Tuesday, 5.21.2019 - 13:04 

Energy minister Claire Perry is to take a leave of absence, with universities minister Chris Skidmore fulfilling her duties in the interim. Read more

Evolving UK post-FiT market ‘abounds with opportunities’, says Q Cells

Tuesday, 5.21.2019 - 11:35 

Solar module manufacturer Q Cells has committed to the UK PV market in the long term, claiming the post-feed in tariff landscape “abounds with opportunities”. Read more

Good Energy targeting subsidy-free PPA deals to bolster supply roster

Tuesday, 5.21.2019 - 11:25 

Good Energy is looking to increase its supply roster by offering power purchase agreements to utility-scale solar and wind assets left stranded by cuts to subsidies. Read more

Solar industry lauds ‘ambitious’ Labour proposals

Monday, 5.20.2019 - 14:48 

Ambitious Labour Party plans to install solar on 1.75 million homes in the have been strongly welcomed by the country’s domestic solar industry. Read more

Labour Party unveils new solar commitment in push to install PV on 1.75 million homes

Thursday, 5.16.2019 - 9:33 

The Labour Party has announced plans to install solar one 1.75 million homes as part of a huge energy sector shake-up. Read more

UK solar generation record falls amidst bright skies

Wednesday, 5.15.2019 - 9:06 

The UK’s solar fleet set a new record for peak PV generation yesterday, topping out at 9.47GW. Read more


ASIAN ROUND-UP: Scatec’s Vietnam push, Singapore’s solar nappies, Indian PV shines

Friday, 5.24.2019 - 13:29 

Norwegian firm to seek FiT support for 485MW pipeline, Sunseap's PV rooftop switched on at diaper factory, Indian solar raises more than coal. Read more

BlackRock snaps up Canadian Solar’s 68MW Mexican plant

Friday, 5.24.2019 - 12:02 

Asset management giant buys Aguascalientes installation three years after project bagged long-term PPAs at Mexico’s first ever energy auction. Read more

GCL selling 70% interest in almost 1GW of PV power plant capacity

Thursday, 5.23.2019 - 17:29 

Independent PV power producer, GCL New Energy (GNE), a division of GCL-Poly is selling a 70% shareholding in 19 PV power plants with an installed capacity of approximately 977MW for RMB 1.74 billion (US$251.5 million). Read more

Work starts on California’s largest floating solar project

Thursday, 5.23.2019 - 17:14 

The 1.78MW system is being installed by Ciel et Terre on a recycled water storage facility in the town of Windsor. Read more

Dallas government to save US$80m via full renewable shift

Thursday, 5.23.2019 - 14:12 

TXU Energy lands US$472.6m contract to power public buildings in Texas’ third city through clean energy, with plans to deploy pipeline in state’s north. Read more

Voltalia kickstarts French corporate PPA scene with 5MW deal

Thursday, 5.23.2019 - 13:26 

Developer signs 25-year agreement with retailer Boulanger Group for first 5MW of solar PV, with plans to add further renewable plants in the future. Read more

Zhonghuan Semiconductor continues with mono-wafer capacity expansions on tight market supply

Thursday, 5.23.2019 - 13:11 

Monocrystalline silicon wafer producer, Tianjin Zhonghuan Semiconductor (TZS) is continuing to expand wafer capacity and implement Industry 4.0 strategies as supply remains tight as the solar industry migrates to p-Type and n-Type technologies in 2019. Read more

EDF to co-deploy ‘world first’ 800MW triple solar hybrid in Morocco

Thursday, 5.23.2019 - 12:33 

Renewable agency MASEN picks consortium for ~US$2.3bn project combining PV, storage and CSP in bid to benefit from ‘spectacular’ PV cost declines. Read more

Maryland governor to submit legislation committing to 100% renewables by 2020

Thursday, 5.23.2019 - 6:00 

A new bill passed by the Maryland General Assembly is set to become a law on Friday, with the measure ensuring that half of the state’s energy will be derived from renewable sources by 2030. Read more

Maryland governor to submit legislation committing to 100% renewables by 2040

Thursday, 5.23.2019 - 6:00 

A new bill passed by the Maryland General Assembly is set to become a law on Friday, with the measure ensuring that half of the state’s energy will be derived from renewable sources by 2030. Read more

Renewable Energy World

3@3 on Solar PV: What Will and Won’t Happen as a Result of the Solar Tariffs

Tuesday, 1.23.2018 - 19:53 

Today the focus is completely on the solar tariffs, approved by President Trump on Monday January 22. We’ll discuss what we know will happen now that the U.S. will be adding tariffs to imported solar modules and we’ll discuss what won’t happen as a result of these tariffs. What will pricing look like at the end of 2017? Will the solar industry crash and burn? Watch and find out. Read more

Microgrid on California Tribal Reservation Among Projects of Year Winners at DistribuTECH

Tuesday, 1.23.2018 - 19:52 

A microgrid at Blue Lake Rancheria, a tribal reservation in northern California, was the winner of the Distributed Energy Resource Integration 2018 POWERGRID International and DistribuTECH Project of the Year in San Antonio, Texas, today. Read more

UK’s Hive Energy Aims to Open Cuba’s First Fully Foreign-Owned Solar Park

Tuesday, 1.23.2018 - 19:28 

Cuba is preparing to open its first solar park 100 percent-owned by foreign investors. Hive Energy of the United Kingdom aims to start construction mid-2018 on a 50-MW project in the Mariel Special Economic Development Zone, one of the largest solar ventures on the island. Read more

SEPA, Collaborators Tackle DERMS Standards Prior to DistribuTECH

Tuesday, 1.23.2018 - 15:23 

The march to develop industry-agreed standards for Distributed Energy Resource Management Systems (DERMS) took a major leap forward Monday as utilities and vendors connected in the effort and offered thoughts on the best path ahead Read more

New Offering Will Help Utilities Better Manage DERs on Their Power Systems

Tuesday, 1.23.2018 - 14:00 

At DistribuTECH 2018, Bentley Systems and Siemens are presenting their new applications for power utilities and industrial power facilities as part of the partnership, . The newly released applications will aid users by enhancing Bentley’s OpenUtilities network management, design, and operations applications with new integrated analysis, design optimization, and distributed energy resource (DER) decision support capabilities enabled by Siemens’ PSS SINCAL, according to the companies. Read more

The Trump Decision on US Tariffs and the Trolley Problem

Tuesday, 1.23.2018 - 13:22 

Much government and bureaucratic decision making is made in a vacuum, that is, the effect of the decision on the decision maker is small or nonexistent. In terms of the final tariff decision, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) made recommendations based on biased arguments. Read more

Report: Companies Need to Think Beyond Renewable Energy

Tuesday, 1.23.2018 - 10:00 

On the first day of DTECH, Schneider Electric released the findings of a new report that shows that while 85 percent of major corporations are thinking about reducing energy use through energy efficiency programs and more than , the vast majority of the companies surveyed were not considering how to actively participate in the incredible disruption that the energy industry is undergoing, such as microgrids, energy storage, and demand response strategies. According to the report, just 30 percent have implemented or are actively planning to use energy storage, microgrids, combined heat and power, or some mix of the technologies and only 23 percent have demand response Read more

Trump Approves 30 Percent Tariff on Solar Panel Imports; Trade Industry ‘Disappointed’

Tuesday, 1.23.2018 - 0:02 

President Donald Trump has agreed to a recommendation by the International Trade Commission to grant U.S. solar manufacturers relief from unfair trade practices in the form of tariffs on solar cells and modules imported to the U.S. Read more

Inside Renewable Energy: How Can Renewables, Climate Communities Make a Difference in 2018 US Elections?

Monday, 1.22.2018 - 22:07 

In this episode of the Inside Renewable Energy podcast, we look at the issues the renewables and climate communities face before the midterms and the concrete actions they can take starting now to cause change. Read more

There Is Not Enough Transmission to Meet US Corporate’s Renewable Energy Demands

Monday, 1.22.2018 - 21:11 

According to a report released on January 16 by the Wind Energy Foundation (WEF), U.S. corporations have committed to signing deals result in 60 GW of renewable energy capacity being added to the grid in coming years. However, transmission planners are not accounting for this large uptick of potential near-term procurement.   Read more


Clenergy sold more than 200MW of solar mounting systems in the Australian market

Monday, 7.31.2017 - 10:14 

By the end of June 2017, Clenergy recorded a year-on-year growth of 150% in the Australian market, selling more than 200MW of solar mounting systems. Read more

GCL cooperates with IBC Solar

Thursday, 7.27.2017 - 17:36 

GCL System Integration Technology Co. Ltd. is entering a business partnership with IBC SOLAR in Germany, a global leader in photovoltaic (PV) systems and energy storage. Read more

Phoenix Solar: First project in Australia

Thursday, 7.27.2017 - 14:13 

Phoenix Solar Pte Ltd has received an order for a 39.5 MWp photovoltaic power plant in Australia. The building release is scheduled for the next month (August). Read more

Third Blockchain-Tag in Berlin

Wednesday, 7.26.2017 - 13:12 

The tremendous potential that digitalization holds for the energy industry will take center stage at the Konferenz Digitale Energiewelt organized by Solarpraxis Neue Energiewelt AG. Read more

Senec grows in Italy

Tuesday, 7.25.2017 - 15:56 

Senec, Energy-Storage-Producer from Leipzig (Germany), opened its own site in Bari and established a company with Senec Italia. Read more

BayWa r.e. sold PV Power Plant to Lighthouse

Tuesday, 7.25.2017 - 14:44 

BayWa r.e. sold its 20MW PV power plant Hughenden to the Australian infrastructure and investment specialist Lighthouse Infrastructure. Read more

UK: STA response to Government announcements on energy storage

Monday, 7.24.2017 - 19:39 

The Solar Trade Association STA welcomes the announcement of battery storage and reviews to the rules making it easier for homes and businesses to install the technology alongside PV panels. Read more

OG&E and SunPower Announce 10-Megawatt Solar Plant

Friday, 7.21.2017 - 10:56 

OGE Energy Corp. electric utility subsidiary Oklahoma Gas & Electric Company (OG&E) and SunPower Corp. have signed a contract to build a 10-megawatt (AC) solar photovoltaic power plant in Covington, Oklahoma. Read more

SolarReserve receives Environmental Approval for 390-MW-Power-Station

Thursday, 7.20.2017 - 10:52 

SolarReserve has now received the environmental approval for a 390 MW solar thermal power station including 5,100 megawatt-hours of energy storage in Chile. Read more

Hive Energy granted planning permission to develop 40MW subsidy free Hampshire solar park

Thursday, 7.20.2017 - 9:52 

Hive Energy have confirmed plans to create a subsidy free 40MW solar park on 72 hectares of land at Woodington Farm near Romsey. Read more