Recent Industry News

Yingli Green Energy Announces Agreement to Sell Its Idle Land

Strengthening Overall Cash Flow of the Company Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE) (“Yingli Green Energy” or the “Company”), one of the world’s leading solar panel manufacturers, known as “Yingli Solar,” today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Fine Silicon Co., Ltd. (“Fine Silicon”), has signed a definitive agreement with the Land Reserve Centre […]

Pakistan’s Parliament House Goes Solar with Yingli Green Energy

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE) (“Yingli Green Energy” or the “Company”), one of the world’s leading solar panel manufacturers, known as “Yingli Solar,” today announced that Pakistan’s Parliament House will be powered by 1 megawatt (MW) of high efficiency multicrystalline Yingli Solar panels. The project was fully funded by the Chinese government, […]

Solar Industry Makes Commitment to Employ 50,000 Veterans by 2020

As part of Joining Forces, an initiative launched by First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden to rally support for U.S. service members, veterans and their families, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) today committed to having 50,000 veterans working in solar by 2020. The First Lady shared the news at an event this […]

Aventine Renewable Energy Sends First Unit-train Shipment of Ethanol from Nebraska to Alabama

Aventine Renewable Energy Inc., a leading producer, marketer and supplier of ethanol, today announced its first BNSF unit-train shipment of ethanol produced at its two ethanol facilities in Aurora, Nebraska. On April 19 Aventine’s first unit train pulled out of Aurora heading to Birmingham, Alabama. The ethanol will be blended in gasoline to enhance octane, […]

Democrats’ Proposal to Strengthen Michigan’s Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Standards Is an Important Step Forward, but State Could Go Further with Renewables

Statement by Sam Gomberg, Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) This morning, Michigan Democrats introduced their proposal to strengthen the state’s renewable energy standard from its current 10 percent by 2015 to 20 percent by 2022. The proposal would also double the amount of energy efficiency that utilities must achieve each year to 2 percent for […]

European Biogas Association publish UK Biogas Profile

EBA have published an updated and revised UK biogas profile. The report contains information on several topics with some new chapters included: Feedstock Energy mix Biogas and biomethane production Gas network and vehicles Gasification Legislation and support schemes Future prospects The report will be available for third parties to purchase. Please contact EBA for more […]

Applied Materials’ New Photovoltaic Metallization System boosts Cell Efficiency, sets Low Cost-of-Ownership Benchmark

New Tempo™ metallization system can increase cell efficiencies at significant cost savings System is in production at JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd., delivering high output and yield Ahead of the SNEC International Photovoltaic Power Generation Exhibition being held next week, Applied Materials, Inc. today announced its Applied Tempo™ metallization system that is setting new efficiency, […]

SolarCity Activates Fund to Finance More Than $1 Billion in Commercial Solar Projects with Investment from Credit Suisse

Technology innovations and cost reductions are encouraging new investment and expanding the addressable market for solar among U.S. businesses, schools and government organizations On Earth Day, SolarCity (NASDAQ: SCTY) announced that it has activated a fund including an investment from Credit Suisse that is expected to finance more than $1 billion in commercial solar energy […]

Construction ramps up at three Duke Energy solar sites in N.C.

Facilities under construction in Bladen, Duplin and Wilson counties Part of the company’s $500 million solar expansion in North Carolina Photos of early construction activity now available Additional workers are arriving and construction activities are ramping up at three Duke Energy solar facilities – part of the company’s $500 million commitment to solar energy in […]

Capstone to Upgrade Melbourne Office Tower With Efficient Trigeneration Solution

Capstone Turbine Corporation ( (Nasdaq:CPST), the world’s leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, announced today that it received an order for a C600 microturbine to upgrade an office tower in downtown Melbourne, Australia. Optimal Group, Capstone’s Australian distributor, secured the order, which is expected to be commissioned later this year. This continues the […]