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ACCIONA Windpower extends its AW3000 platform with the largest rotor designed by the company (132 m) for low wind sites

America’s Leading Companies Continue to Invest Big in Solar Energy

Reflective of the growing popularity and increasing growth of solar nationwide, many of America’s leading Fortune 100 companies continue to significantly ramp up their use of clean solar energy, according to the 3rd annual Solar Means Business report, which was released today by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). The comprehensive report, which identifies major […]

NRG eVgo Completes Largest Corporate Installation of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Southern California

Sony Pictures Entertainment employees at three locations can charge their electric cars while they work NRG eVgo, a subsidiary of NRG Energy, Inc., has completed installation of the largest corporate deployment of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in Southern California. eVgo has installed and will manage 60 charging stations at Sony Pictures Entertainment’s historic Lot […]

Grand Opening of Abengoa’s Biorefinery: Nation’s Third Commercial-Scale Facility

The nation’s third commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol biorefinery celebrates its grand opening on October 17, 2014, in Hugoton, Kansas. The Abengoa Bioenergy Biomass of Kansas (ABBK) facility is the first of its kind to use a proprietary enzymatic hydrolysis process which turns cellulosic biomass into fermentable sugars that are then converted into transportation fuels. The plant […]

Solar Frontier Renews Push into Americas

New CEO to Attend Solar Power International 2014 World’s largest CIS solutions provider broadens presence in residential, commercial and utility-scale markets Solar Frontier Americas, the American subsidiary of global CIS solutions provider Solar Frontier, is making a renewed push into the American solar market. Atsuhiko Hirano, appointed as Solar Frontier’s new CEO in July 2014, […]

EDF Renewable Energy Purchases 24.3 MWp of Canadian Solar Modules for the Catalina Solar 2 Project

Canadian Solar Inc. (“Canadian Solar” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world’s largest solar power companies, today announced that it has closed a sales agreement with EDF Renewable Energy (EDF RE), to supply photovoltaic (PV) modules to the 24.3 megawatt peak (MWp) Catalina Solar 2 project during the first quarter of 2015. For […]

SunEnergy1 begins installation of JinkoSolar panels at Duke Energy Renewables’ Capital Partners Solar Project in N.C.

SunEnergy1 has begun installing JinkoSolar panels at the Duke Energy Renewables-owned Capital Partners Solar Project in eastern North Carolina. The solar project was announced June 24 as a unique partnership among three customers – George Washington University, American University and the George Washington University Hospital — that will bring solar power from rural North Carolina […]

Sunshine Gas Producers begins renewable energy production in California

DTE Biomass, Landfill Energy Systems partnership completes development of 20-MW power plant Sunshine Gas Producers, a joint venture between DTE Biomass Energy and EIF Renewable Energy Holdings through its subsidiary Landfill Energy Systems, has started generating electricity from landfill gas at its recently constructed renewable energy facility at the Sunshine Canyon Landfill in Sylmar. DTE […]

REA and STA to go separate ways

The Renewable Energy Association and Solar Trade Association will end their formal affiliation on 1 January 2015. The two associations became affiliated in March 2011, when the STA merged with the REA’s Solar Power Group and relaunched with representation of both the solar heating and solar power industries. Next year the two associations will become […]

JinkoSolar to Supply 21.5MW of PV Solar Modules for Searchlight Solar Project in the US

JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (“JinkoSolar” or the “Company”) (NYSE: JKS), a global leader in the PV industry, today announced that it will supply 21.5MW PV solar modules for the construction of the Searchlight solar project located near Searchlight, NV, approximately 50 miles south of Las Vegas. The project was acquired by an affiliate of D. […]