Recent Industry News

California Energy Commission Workshop on Palen Solar Power Project

What: The California Energy Commission will hold a public workshop on the proposed 500-megawatt Palen Solar Electric Generating System (PSEGS). When: 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 16. Where: California Energy Commission, Hearing Room A, 1516 9th Street, Sacramento, CA, 95814. Why: The public workshop is being held to discuss solar flux, biology, alternatives, storage, and overriding […]

Astronergy Launches Mass Production of High Power Polycrystalline PV Modules

Astronergy announces that it has begun mass production of new polycrystalline modules with average output of the 60-series reaching 260W per panel. The integration of new technologies, materials and manufacturing process leads to a significant increase in module efficiencies. Reaching the average output of 260Wp for each panel which is composed of 60 high efficiency […]

Certified Green Gas could heat 30,000 homes in 2015

Eight biomethane projects committed to Green Gas Certification Scheme 400 million units of certified green gas forecast for 2015 Barrow Green Gas (BGG), the trading name for Barrow Shipping Ltd, has secured commitment from eight biomethane producers for the purchase and sale of their green gas. BGG certifies all its biomethane using REAL’s not-for-profit Green […]

GE and Saudi Aramco launch Global Innovation Challenge to find Renewable Energy Solutions for Seawater Desalination

GE ecomagination and Aramco Entrepreneurship today launched an open global technology challenge to accelerate the development of solutions focused on improving the energy efficiency of seawater desalination. The US$200,000 challenge will be awarded to four winners with a prize of US$50,000 each, and further investments towards commercialization of the best ideas among all submissions will […]

Building-Integrated Solar Air Heating Systems Hit Milestone

According to new industry data, a growing sector of the U.S. solar energy industry has reached a major milestone, with 5 million square feet of building-integrated solar air heating collectors now installed in North America. Rhone Resch, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), says these systems represent 250 megawatts (MW) of […]

Vivint Solar Expands Maryland Presence Into North Baltimore And Frederick Areas

Leading U.S. Solar Installer to Open Two More Regional Offices in The Free State, Hire 85 Employees to Offer Homeowners Lower Cost Energy Vivint Solar, a leading full-service residential solar provider, today announced its growing presence in Maryland with expansion into the North Baltimore and Frederick areas. Vivint Solar first made its offerings available to Maryland residents in early […]

Heliocentris receives Major Order from Myanmar

Heliocentris has received its largest single purchase order since the company’s foundation in 1995. The order comprises the delivery and installation of hybrid power solutions for the build-out of 150 mobile base stations in Myanmar and has a value of USD 4-6 million depending on the exact site configuration to be delivered and installed within […]

KYOCERA’s Solar-Powered Recharging Station for Electric Vehicles Installed at SHINTEC HOZUMI for Disaster Prevention

Clean, renewable energy charged to plug-in hybrid vehicles can be utilized as backup power in times of emergency Kyocera Corporation (President: Goro Yamaguchi) and its wholly-owned subsidiary Kyocera Communication Systems Co., Ltd. (herein “KCCS”) announced today that they have installed a “Solar Cycle Station for EV” at the headquarters of Shintec Hozumi Co., Ltd. in […]

Shiny Quantum Dots brighten Future of Solar Cells

Photovoltaic solar-panel windows could be next for your house A house window that doubles as a solar panel could be on the horizon, thanks to recent quantum-dot work by Los Alamos National Laboratory researchers in collaboration with scientists from University of Milano-Bicocca (UNIMIB), Italy. Their project demonstrates that superior light-emitting properties of quantum dots can […]

Samsung and Pattern Energy Complete Canada’s Largest Wind Project, South Kent Wind

Project is delivered on schedule and on budget despite record-breaking winter conditions The largest wind project in Canada is now up and running. Samsung Renewable Energy, Inc. (Samsung) and Pattern Energy Group Inc. (NASDAQ: PEGI) (TSX: PEG) (Pattern Energy) today announced its South Kent Wind project has completed construction and is fully operational. The 270 […]