Recent Industry News

California Approves Plans Totaling $66 Million for Prop 39 Projects

More than 75 energy plans approved by California Energy Commission in first fiscal year More than $66 million of California Clean Energy Jobs Act (Prop 39) money is going to 244 schools in California that submitted energy project spending plans to the California Energy Commission during the first fiscal year of the program. The funds […]

Policy uncertainty threatens to slow Renewable Energy Momentum

IEA forecast sees renewable power as a cost-competitive option in an increasing number of cases, but facing growing risks to deployment over the medium term The expansion of renewable energy will slow over the next five years unless policy uncertainty is diminished, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said today in its third annual Medium-Term Renewable […]

Grand Opening for Project LIBERTY: Nation’s First Plant to Use Corn Waste as a Feedstock

POET-DSM’s Project LIBERTY in Emmetsburg, Iowa, will celebrate its grand opening September 3, 2014, becoming the first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant to use corn waste as a feedstock. Developed through a joint venture between POET LLC in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and DSM Royal, a Dutch enzyme manufacturer, the project uses biochemical conversion technologies (yeast […]

Iberdrola overhauls 45 Small Hydro Power Plants in Spain

The Company operates 92 plants in Spain with a combined capacity of 306 megawatts Over the past three years, the company has invested some €10 million on renovating its oldest small hydro power plants, equipping them with the most efficient and advanced technology to improve output and extend their lifespan IBERDROLA has implemented a plan […]

First of its Kind Solar Storage Project to be Built in Vermont

Construction is now underway on groSolar’s newest project in Vermont—Stafford Hill Solar Farm—an innovative and first of its kind solar PV plus battery storage project being designed and constructed for Green Mountain Power (GMP). The solar farm covers approximately ten acres of land on the former Rutland City landfill and will provide 2.5MW of energy […]

Yingli Green Energy Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results

Cumulative PV Module Shipments Exceeded 10 GW Globally Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE) (“Yingli Green Energy” or the “Company”), the world’s largest vertically integrated photovoltaic manufacturer, known as “Yingli Solar,” today announced its unaudited consolidated financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2014. Second Quarter 2014 Consolidated Financial and Operating Summary […]

Yingli Green Energy to Supply 66 MWp of PV Modules to Push Energy for Four Large-scale Projects in the United Kingdom

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE) (“Yingli Green Energy” or the “Company”), the largest vertically integrated photovoltaic (“PV”) module manufacturer in the world, known as “Yingli Solar,” today announced that it has partnered with renewable energy developer Push Energy Ltd. (“Push Energy”) to supply Yingli Solar’s multicyrstalline modules for four large-scale PV power […]

SITN-Trained Graduates Working in the Solar Industry

Students at St. Philip’s Community College in San Antonio, Texas and a partnering organization with the South Central Regional Training Provider (SC RTP) at Houston Community College, are finding work in the local solar industry. A recent SITN trained graduate in St. Phillip’s power generation and alternative energy AAS program was offered an internship with […]

Heliocentris receives additional order from Myanmar worth EUR 3m

Purchase order for the next batch of complete turnkey power solutions received from Myanmar Additional revenue of EUR 3m in the 2nd half of 2014 Heliocentris order book for 2014 now at EUR 13m Heliocentris Energy Solutions AG, a leader in solutions and services for energy efficiency and distributed power systems, announced today that it […]

City Solar Garden Awarded CPG

groSolar’s City Solar Garden project received a Certificate of Public Good from the Public Service Board of Vermont on August 25, 2014. The project is being developed, designed, and built by groSolar and will be located on Woodstock Avenue in Rutland City. Rutland is quickly proving itself to be the innovative Solar Capital of New […]