Recent Industry News

United States Installs 1,354 MW of Solar in Q3 2014

Continuing its strong growth, the United States installed 1,354 megawatts (MW)[i] of solar photovoltaics (PV) in Q3 2014, up 41 percent over the same period last year. The numbers come from the latest edition of GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association’s (SEIA) U.S. Solar Market Insight Report, released today. According to the report, […]

Solarcentury to build 20MWp solar farm in Derbyshire

Solarcentury has secured planning permission for a 20MWp solar farm near Sudbury, Derbyshire that will generate enough clean solar electricity to power 5,500 homes. During the 25 year lifetime of the site, over 200,000 tonnes of CO2 will be offset. The predominantly grade 3 land will benefit from a habitat management plan which aims to […]

EDF Renewable Services expands Canadian Portfolio by 52% in 2014

EDF Renewable Services (EDF RS), the leading provider of O&M Services in North America, signed contracts for 454 MW of wind and 134 MWp of solar in 2014 adding to the company’s Canadian portfolio. These additions represent a 52% increase in contracted projects in the Canadian market through 27 individual projects in Quebec and Ontario, […]

Invenergy Announces Close of Financing, Start of Operation Of Desert Green Solar Farm in California

Today, Invenergy Clean Power LLC (“Invenergy”) announced the successful close of financing and the start of commercial operation of its Desert Green Solar Farm (“Desert Green”) in Borrego Springs, California. Desert Green is a 6.3 MW AC facility located in San Diego County, approximately 90 miles northeast of the city of San Diego. Output is […]

Vestas calls on the EU leaders to ramp up wind in the European Energy Union

Tomorrow, EU energy ministers meet in Brussels to discuss the internal energy market. The first blueprint of an EU Energy Union will be presented in early 2015, with the goal of addressing one of Europe’s key challenges: energy security. Vestas believes that wind energy should be an integral part of an Energy Union on par […]

Yingli, Kasikornbank, Huawei and Solventia Solar Energy Plan to Collaborate to Deploy Solar Power in Thailand

Companies sign Memorandum of Understanding for strategic cooperation Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE) (“Yingli Green Energy” or the “Company”), the world’s largest vertically integrated solar panel manufacturer, known as “Yingli Solar,” today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Yingli Green Energy Singapore Company Pte. Limited (“Yingli Singapore”), intends to collaborate with Kasikornbank Public […]

N.C. regulators approve Duke Energy’s request to build 3 solar facilities

Duke Energy today received regulatory approval from the North Carolina Utilities Commission (NCUC) to acquire and construct three large solar facilities in eastern North Carolina. The three projects are part of Duke Energy’s $500-million solar expansion announced in September, which also includes buying power under purchase power agreements from five other new solar projects in […]

BLM Reaches Major Permitting Milestone for First Projects under Western Solar Plan

As part of the President’s Climate Action Plan and the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) Western Solar Plan, the BLM is releasing three Environmental Assessments analyzing impacts for three proposed utility-scale solar energy projects in the Dry Lake Solar Energy Zone in Clark County, Nevada. Following public comment, the BLM will proceed with final consideration […]

Capstone Turbine Secures 3MW Order to Upgrade State-of-the-Art Glasshouse in South Australia

Capstone Turbine Corporation ( (Nasdaq:CPST), the world’s leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, announced today that it received an order from Optimal Group for three C1000 microturbines to upgrade D’VineRipe’s 27 hectare glasshouse located at Two Wells in South Australia. Optimal Group, Capstone’s Australian distributor, secured the order, which is expected to be […]

JinkoSolar’s South African Production Facility is in line with Industry Standards in OST Energy

JinkoSolar’s South African Production Facility is in line with Industry Standards in OST Energy Independent Technical Review JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (“JinkoSolar” or the “Company”) (NYSE: JKS), a global leader in the solar PV industry, today announced that its South African production facility is in line with industry standards in an independent technical review conducted […]