Recent Industry News

Small Businesses Receive $3 Million in Support from the Energy Department

The Energy Department on June 20 announced $3.2 million to launch the National Incubator Initiative for Clean Energy, which will create a national support network to serve the clean energy small business and entrepreneur community. The Initiative will establish a suite of technological and training resources, connect critical industry and energy sector partners, enhance incubator […]

SEIA Condemns Decision to Impose New Tariffs on Solar Modules

In a further escalation of the solar trade war with China, the U.S. Department of Commerce has imposed yet another layer of tariffs on solar modules from China, and – for the first time – on imports from Taiwan. In a decision announced today, Commerce will immediately impose antidumping duties ranging from 26.33 to 58.87 […]

FRV closes Financing to build 65 MW Photovoltaic Plant in Uruguay

FRV announces financial close of the “Jacinta” solar farm with $70 million of funding from DNB Group and Intesa Sanpaolo. Santander provided an additional funding tranche of $24 million “Jacinta” is one of the largest solar projects in Latin America and the first FRV project in the region Project will generate enough electricity to supply […]

Pasta Maker cuts Energy Bills through Solar Plant with Q Cells Modules

335 KWP SOLAR SYSTEM FOR SELF-CONSUMPTION ON FACTORY ROOF IN RIESA SELF-CONSUMPTION OF SOLAR ELECTRICITY REMAINS SENSIBLE FOR COMPANIES Q CELLS PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE AND LONG SERVICE LIFE The traditional Teigwaren Riesa GmbH will rely on self-consumption of solar electricity in the future. By 31st July 2014 the market leader for pasta in […]

SunEdison partners with Community Energy on Colorado’s Largest Solar Power Plant

Xcel Energy Signs 25 Year Agreement to Purchase Electricity at Costs Competitive with Natural Gas SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE:SUNE), a leading global solar technology manufacturer and provider of solar energy services, today announced its acquisition of the 156 megawatt (MW) DC Comanche Solar project from renewable energy developer Community Energy. SunEdison is partnering with Community Energy […]

Ascent Solar Announces $32 Million Secured Convertible Debt Agreement

Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTI), a developer and manufacturer of state-of-the-art, flexible thin-film photovoltaic modules integrated into the company’s EnerPlex™ series of consumer products, announced today that it entered into definitive agreements on July 18, 2014 with institutional and certain investors, pursuant to which it will issue $32 million principal amount of senior secured convertible […]

Renewable Energy Association comments on draft budget for Contracts for Difference scheme

Planned budget will not ensure value for money for consumers The Government has published the draft budget this morning for the new Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme, setting out the level of funding that will be available for new renewable power projects under CfDs. The scheme was granted State Aid approval yesterday and secondary legislation […]

REA welcomes clarity on Fourth Carbon Budget

Long term signals vital for securing investment and creating jobs in renewables The REA welcomes the Government’s confirmation today that the Fourth Carbon Budget, setting greenhouse gas emissions limits for the period 2023 to 2027, will be set in line with the advice of the Committee on Climate Change and the target in the Climate […]

Energy Department Announces Distributed Wind Competitiveness Improvement Project Awards

The Energy Department and the Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory today announced funding for projects led by Pika Energy, Northern Power Systems, Endurance Wind Power, and Urban Green Energy that will help drive down the cost of small and medium-sized wind energy systems. Through the second round of the Competitiveness Improvement Project (CIP), the teams […]

South Africa Top 10 Solar Country

With 15 solar plants now contributing 503 MW to the country’s electricity grid, South Africa has become the tenth country globally harnessing renewable energy from the sun, having connected more than half a gigawatt of utility-scale solar. This is according to figures from, an organisation monitoring the deployment of utility-scale solar power – photovoltaic […]