Recent Industry News

EDF Renewable Energy’s Hereford Wind Project in Texas becomes Operational

EDF Renewable Energy announced today that the 200-megawatt (MW) Hereford Wind Project in Texas reached commercial operation (COD) on December 22, 2014. In addition, tax equity financing closed with BNY Mellon and MUFG Union Bank, N.A. Financial details were not disclosed. Encompassing approximately 15,000 acres in Deaf Smith County, southeast of the town of Hereford, […]

Vestas and First Reserve announce turbine supply agreement for 298 MW Kingfisher Wind project in the USA

First Reserve orders 149 V100-2.0 MW turbines for Oklahoma project With reference to Vestas Wind Systems A/S’ company announcement No. 4/2015 of 21 January 2015, Vestas has received from First Reserve a firm and unconditional order in the United States for 149 V100-2.0 MW turbines to be installed at the 298 MW Kingfisher Wind project […]

SunEdison set to reach 250 California School Districts as it becomes Exclusive Solar Supplier to SPURR Members

Now California Schools Can Pocket Significant Electricity Savings With No Up-Front Costs SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE: SUNE), a leading global solar technology manufacturer and provider of solar energy services, today announced it has been selected as the exclusive solar energy provider for the 250 member school districts of the School Project for Utility Rate Reduction (SPURR). […]

SunEdison applauds Governor Cuomo’s Support for Solar in New York

SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE: SUNE), a leading solar technology manufacturer and provider of solar energy services, applauds New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 2015 Opportunity Agenda, and in particular his continued support for the development of a homegrown solar industry in New York state. The Governor’s 2015 budget proposal, which was released today, would provide state and […]

SunEdison and Terraform Power secure Financing with Santander and Bayerische Landesbank to build 85.2 Megawatts of Solar in the UK

Projects Are Expected To Be Acquired By TerraForm Power Once Interconnected In Early 2015 Santander And Bayerische Landesbank Acted As Arrangers And Santander UK Acted As Agent For The Loan Projects Will Generate Enough Electricity To Power More Than 26,000 Homes Per Year SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE: SUNE), a leading solar technology manufacturer and provider of […]

SEIA Applauds Gov. Cuomo’s Proposal to Clarify Solar Tax Code

In a move toward clarifying the tax code, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo today announced that clarification of sales tax treatment for solar energy will be included in his budget proposal being sent to the state legislature. After reviewing the proposal, Rhone Resch, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), issued the […]

Duke Energy to build 13-megawatt solar facility at Camp Lejeune

First Duke Energy solar project at a military facility A partnership between Duke Energy, the Department of the Navy and the U.S. Marine Corps will lead to a 13-megawatt (AC) solar facility being built at the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in Onslow County, N.C. The facility will be owned and operated by Duke Energy […]

NREL Reports Examine Economic Trade-offs of Owning versus Leasing a Solar Photovoltaic System

Two new reports from the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) examine the economic options customers face when deciding how to finance commercial or residential solar energy systems. NREL analysts found that businesses that use low-cost financing to purchase a photovoltaic (PV) system and homeowners who use solar-specific loans can save up to 30 […]

Study Finds Producing 40 Percent of Power from Renewable Energy in Minnesota Would Spur $6 Billion in Clean Energy Investments and Boost Rural Economies

Renewable Generators Would Provide Millions in Local Tax Revenue and Payments to Rural Communities, While Keeping Rates Affordable Strengthening Minnesota’s renewable electricity standard to require that 40 percent of the state’s electricity comes from renewable sources, such as wind and solar, by 2030 would drive billions in new investment in clean energy generation in Minnesota […]

Hanwha Q Cells to reshape its International Production Setup

Hanwha Q CELLS announced today that it will launch a program to sharpen the company´s international profile of R&D and production, designed to further improve cost & efficiency and increase the overall competitiveness of the company. As part of the program, Hanwha Q CELLS’ German site will cease production as of 1 March 2015. At […]