Renewable Energy News


Viridian Solar goes Nordic as European expansion continues

Tuesday, 10.23.2018 - 10:44 

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 

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

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

Friday, 10.19.2018 - 17:13 

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

Solar Power Portal & Energy Storage News Awards 2018 winners gallery

Friday, 10.19.2018 - 10:41 

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

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

Thursday, 10.18.2018 - 10:08 

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

Hoymiles making ‘long-term’ investment in UK solar market

Wednesday, 10.17.2018 - 14:46 

Microinverter manufacturer Hoymiles is investing in the UK solar market “for the long-term”. Read more

Solar-and-storage co-location potential within ‘EFR on steroids’ DS3 market unclear

Wednesday, 10.17.2018 - 14:39 

Ireland’s DS3 flexibility market will deploy the fastest reacting batteries in the world under an opportunity dubbed “Enhanced Frequency Response on steroids” by Everoze partner Felicity Jones for energy storage and flexibility. Read more

GoodWe riding wave of UK market optimism

Wednesday, 10.17.2018 - 13:37 

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

End of MIP opening a ‘huge door’ for subsidy-free solar in Europe

Wednesday, 10.17.2018 - 13:34 

The end of the minimum import price on solar panels and cells imported from China is opening a “huge door” for subsidy-free PV developments throughout Europe. Read more

Terrapinn acquires Solar & Storage Live from Solar Media

Wednesday, 10.17.2018 - 9:52 

Global events company Terrapinn has acquired Solar & Storage Live from Solar Media Limited. Read more


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

Monday, 10.22.2018 - 13:49 

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

Australia pilots using renewables to produce hydrogen for energy storage

Monday, 10.22.2018 - 10:02 

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

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

Monday, 10.22.2018 - 9:15 

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

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

Friday, 10.19.2018 - 13:49 

‘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 

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 

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 

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

Impact from China’s solar deployment cuts start hitting companies Q3 financials

Thursday, 10.18.2018 - 16:52 

The Chinese government’s decision (531 New Deal) to curtail utility-scale and distributed generation (DG) PV deployments just after the SNEC trade show at the end of May, not only surprised the industry but has since fuelled a significant ASP decline of modules and inverters. Read more

Host of manufacturers express confidence in rebounding UK solar market

Thursday, 10.18.2018 - 13:52 

A trio of solar manufacturers have expressed strong confidence in the UK solar and storage markets as the country begins to realise post-subsidy opportunities. Read more

Malaysia moves on solar highway, PV monitoring, insurance and foreign support

Thursday, 10.18.2018 - 13:26 

Malaysia’s intent to progress its renewable energy sector was made clear in a number of announcements this week, including plans to install solar along a major highway, introducing both the first solar insurance scheme and monitoring system, as well as inking support agreements with powerful foreign organisations. 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
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