Recent Industry News

REA Comment on the consultation on the closure of the RO for solar

The RO will be closed for solar projects less than 5MW from the 1st April 2016 There will be no grandfathering for projects, effective immediately The KPMG report will address the support needed for solar to reach grid-parity The Government has been trailing their concerns over the projected budget for the Levy Control Framework (LCF) […]

Infigen welcomes ALP Renewable Energy Policy

Infigen welcomes the announcement by the Australian Labor Party (ALP) that it will take a 50% renewable energy target policy to its national conference. Infigen believes that longer and stronger renewable energy targets are consistent with Australia’s ambition and commitments to reduce its carbon emissions in line with peer nations. Australia’s generation sector accounts for […]

Dismay in renewables sector as Government performs yet another hand brake turn on energy policy

RenewableUK, the trade association representing the wind, wave and tidal energy industries, has expressed dismay at the announcement by the Energy Secretary Amber Rudd of even more retrospective changes in the levels of financial support for clean energy. The Minister has announced that she intends to change the rules governing the Feed-In Tariff, so that […]

Yingli to Build a 50 MW Solar Power Plant in Shanxi Province, China

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (“Yingli” or “Yingli Solar”) (NYSE:YGE), one of the world’s leading solar panel manufacturers, today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Yingli Energy (China) Company Limited (“Yingli China”) was selected to develop and construct a 50 megawatt (MW) solar power plant in Datong City, Shanxi Province, China. The power plant […]

HP Announces Renewable Energy Agreement With SunEdison To Support Clean Data Centers In Texas

Latest Initiative Is Expected to Power HP’s Texas Data Centers and Help HP Meet Its 2020 Operations Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goal Ahead of Schedule As part of ongoing efforts to lower the carbon footprint of its business, HP (NYSE: HPQ) today announced that it has signed a 12-year power purchase agreement (PPA) for 112 megawatts […]

New Bedford, Mass. Achieves Ambitious Two Thirds Renewable Energy Goal With New Four Megawatt Solar Plant From SunEdison

More than half of the city’s energy needs are being supplied by solar SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE: SUNE), the world’s largest renewable energy development company, in partnership with BlueWave Capital LLC, a Boston-based solar developer, today announced the completion of a 4.1 megawatt (MW) DC solar power plant for the city of New Bedford. SunEdison and […]

SunEdison Acquires Mark Group, A Leading UK Energy Solutions Provider

SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE: SUNE), the world’s largest renewable energy development company, today announced that it has acquired Mark Group, based in Leicester, United Kingdom, the country’s leading full service energy solutions provider and a SunEdison solar sales and installation partner. This acquisition establishes a direct sales channel for SunEdison in residential and commercial sales within […]

PG&E Surpasses 10,000 Solar Customer Milestones in Bakersfield, Fresno and San Jose

The company leads the nation with 175,000 solar customer milestone, including 10,000 solar customers connected to PG&E’s electric grid in three of California’s largest cities Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) today celebrated connecting 10,000 solar customers each in three of California’s largest cities – Bakersfield, Fresno and San Jose – as part of PG&E’s […]

Duke Energy Renewables acquires 20-MW Shawboro Solar Project in Eastern North Carolina from Ecoplexus

Duke Energy Renewables today announced it has acquired a 20-megawatt (MW) AC solar power project in Shawboro, N.C., from Ecoplexus Inc., lead developer of the project. “We are pleased to add a quality project from Ecoplexus to our growing solar portfolio in Eastern North Carolina,” said Greg Wolf, Duke Energy president, Commercial Portfolio. “Providing clean, […]

Canadian Solar announces Completion of Construction and Financing Loan from Manulife

Canadian Solar Inc. (the “Company”, or “Canadian Solar”) (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world’s largest solar power companies, today announced that The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company (“Manulife”) has agreed to provide approximately C$52.8 Million (US$40.8 Million) in construction and term financing to Canadian Solar for the Aria solar plant located in Springwater, Ontario, Canada. The […]