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SolarCity Unveils World’s Most Efficient Rooftop Solar Panel, To Be Made in America

New module that generates more power per square foot than any rooftop solar panel in production will also be the highest-volume solar panel manufactured in the U.S. SolarCity (NASDAQ: SCTY) has built the world’s most efficient rooftop solar panel, with a module efficiency exceeding 22 percent. The new SolarCity panel generates more power per square […]

Renewables to lead world power market growth to 2020

As costs fall and emerging economies drive growth, IEA report sees major opportunities – but policy uncertainties remain Renewable energy will represent the largest single source of electricity growth over the next five years, driven by falling costs and aggressive expansion in emerging economies, the IEA said Friday in an annual market report. Pointing to […]

NREL Fills Leadership Role at Wind Technology Center

Dr. Daniel Laird will join the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory on Oct. 12 as director of the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC), the country’s premier wind energy technology research facility. Laird, who earned his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Madison-Wisconsin, is relocating from the Energy Department’s Sandia National Laboratories in […]

Canadian Solar closes Purchase of Ontario Assets from KKR

Canadian Solar Inc. (the “Company”, or “Canadian Solar”) (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world’s largest solar power companies, today announced it has closed on the purchase of three operating solar projects totaling 59.8 MW AC from KKR. The total approximate enterprise value of this transaction is C$270 Million (USD$203.7 Million). In conjunction with this acquisition, […]

Nordex UK: Flexibility and customer proximity

19 innovative wind power systems to be supplied Nordex will be supplying Frodsham Wind Farm Limited in UK, owned by Peel Energy and Belltown Power, with 19 N90/2650 wind turbines. This version of the N90/2500 Gamma strong-wind turbine has been especially developed for the Frodsham” project. Originally designed to accommodate 21 turbines, the wind farm […]

SkyPower Signs Power Purchase Agreement to Deliver 150 Megawatts of Solar Power to the Indian State of Madhya Pradesh

SkyPower has entered into a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) with the Government of Madhya Pradesh to provide 150 megawatts (MW) AC of utility-scale solar power to the Indian state. “SkyPower is committed to making a powerful contribution to India’s goal of generating 100 gigawatts of solar power by 2022,” said Kerry Adler, SkyPower President […]

SkyPower Signs Agreement to Build 200 MW of Solar Energy Projects in Djibouti

SkyPower, the world’s largest developer and owner of utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) energy projects, has signed a landmark agreement with the Republic of Djibouti for the development of 200 MW of world-class solar projects to be built in four phases in Djibouti over the next four years. “Africa has become a global hub for the […]

SkyPower Announces 2 GW of Solar Energy Projects in Bangladesh

During the 70th United Nations General Assembly in New York, SkyPower, the world’s largest developer and owner of utility-scale solar projects, made a historic announcement with Prime Minister Hasina, unveiling its plans to build 2 GW of utility-scale solar energy over the next five years in Bangladesh, representing an investment of US $4.3 billion. As […]

Joint statement by renewable energy associations on closure of FiT preliminary accreditation

On behalf of the renewable energy sector, and many thousands of businesses, community groups and investors, our organisations have come together to call on the Department of Energy and Climate Change to review urgently its decision to remove preliminary accreditation from the Feed-in Tariff. As of today, 1st October, developers are no longer able to […]

Vancouver Mayor voices support for province to integrate more wind energy

Today, the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) and a group of leading wind energy companies met with Vancouver Mayor Gregor Roberston and senior city officials. The meeting focused on the importance of diversifying B.C.’s power sources with renewable generation like wind energy and the role municipalities play in advocating for a cleaner energy future. ”The […]