Recent Industry News

Wind power steps up when nuclear and gas go offline

Strong wind speeds over the weekend contributed significantly to the UK’s electricity supply as nuclear reactors remained offline and a large gas plant was suddenly hit by a fire. Wind power set a new record on Sunday by providing 24% of the UK’s electricity supply for the entire day. The previous record stood at 22% […]

Secretary Moniz Dedicates Innovative Commercial-Scale Cellulosic Biofuel Plant

Marking another milestone in the Administration’s support of clean energy technologies that will diversify our energy portfolio and help transition the U.S. toward a low-carbon future, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz will deliver remarks today at the grand opening of Abengoa’s second-generation cellulosic ethanol plant in Hugoton, Kansas as part of Energy Action Month. Once operating […]

First Solar installs Inaugural Panel at South America’s Largest PV Plant

141MW Luz Del Norte to make significant contribution to Chile’s national Energy Agenda Electricity generated by plant will be competitively priced in region With Michelle Bachelet, President of the Republic of Chile; Isabel Allende, President of the Chilean Senate, and Máximo Pacheco, Minister of Energy in attendance, First Solar (Nasdaq:FSLR) today ceremonially installed the first […]

Funding for fuel cell systems in German state has reached 100 units

The energy agency of the German state of North-Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) announced that it has granted the 100th funding approval for a fuel cell based microCHP unit. The funding program was launched in late 2012 and provides a grant of 65 per cent of the investment costs for fuel cell microCHP systems. Just like the first […]

JinkoSolar Supplied 34MW of Solar Modules to sPower for Four Solar Power Projects in Antelope Valley

JinkoSolar Supplied 34MW of Solar Modules to sPower for Four Solar Power Projects in Antelope Valley, California JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (“JinkoSolar” or the “Company”) (NYSE: JKS), a global leader in the PV industry, today announced that it supplied 34MW of solar modules to sPower for four solar power projects in Antelope Valley, California According […]

SunEdison signs Joint Venture Agreement with JIC Capital to penetrate the Chinese Solar Market

Up to 1 Gigawatt (GW) of Solar to be developed over the next 3 years SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE: SUNE), a leading solar developer and technology provider, announced today a joint venture agreement with JIC Capital, to facilitate nonrecourse financing and develop, construct and own up to 1 GW of utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in […]

Solar Cell Contacts From Tubes – Innovative Fine Line Metallization Technology Promises Higher Efficiency Values

Innovative Fine Line Metallization Technology Promises Higher Efficiency Values Together with industrial partners MERCK, HERAEUS and ASYS, researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE have developed innovative new materials and contactless techniques for applying ultrafine, homogeneous contact fingers to solar cells. This ‘dispensing’ technology can be easily integrated into conventional silicon solar […]

North Carolina’s Clean Energy Economy Growing

National and regional experts in clean energy development outlined the path to continuing momentum for North Carolina investments in solar and wind, in a press teleconference Thursday. The conversation follows the just-released Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)’s annual Solar Means Business report. “Our Solar Means Business report shows a promising climate in North Carolina for […]

Solar Businesses Ready to Roll with Clean Power

More than 500 solar industry leaders from hundreds of businesses issued a letter to the White House today, endorsing limits on carbon pollution from power plants and advocating that solar energy become a focal point of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan. “As solar power installers, manufacturers, designers, aggregators, product suppliers, and […]

BJ’s Wholesale Club Saves with Energy Storage from Direct Energy and SolarCity

New solar and battery storage systems will save on energy costs at two BJ’s Wholesale Club sites in Massachusetts SolarCity® (Nasdaq: SCTY), the nation’s #1 solar power provider, and Direct Energy, one of North America’s largest energy and energy-related services companies, will provide solar electricity and solar energy storage systems at two BJ’s Wholesale Club […]