Recent Solar

Duke Energy commits $500 million to North Carolina solar power expansion

Company to acquire and construct three solar facilities 65 MW solar PV project in Duplin County to be largest on East Coast Signs power-purchase agreements with five other solar projects Teleconference for media today at 11 a.m. ET Duke Energy today announced a $500 million commitment to a major expansion of solar power in North […]

EDF Renewable Energy to Sell 57 Megawatts of Solar Projects to Dominion

EDF Renewable Energy (EDF RE) today announced that Dominion (NYSE: D) will acquire two solar projects for a total of 57 megawatt peak (MWp): Cottonwood Solar (32.6 MWp) and Catalina Solar 2 (24.3 MWp). The sale agreement is subject to customary conditions precedent; it will close upon completion of installation, after which EDF RE will […]

Photovoltaic Systems Generate Five Percent More Power than Expected

Fraunhofer ISE Identifies New Data Base for Yield Predictions PV systems in Germany are regularly generating higher yields than expected. An investigation by Fraunhofer ISE links these higher yields to an upward trend in solar radiation, pointing out that the current radiation level in Germany is considerably higher than the average values of the last […]

sPower and Camborne Capital Announce Formal Collaboration Agreement to Develop and Acquire UK Utility-scale Solar Projects

Partnership combines Camborne’s knowledge of the UK market with sPower’s global power industry experience and access to capital. sPower (Sustainable Power Group), a leading renewable energy provider and Camborne, a leading UK solar developer, today announced the formalization of a strategic collaboration agreement. The UK continues to be a growth market for utility-scale solar photovoltaics […]

Solar Power Mid-Atlantic Comes to Successful Close

Coming on the heels of the Solar Energy Industries Association’s (SEIA) encouraging second-quarter industry report, the Solar Power Mid-Atlantic conference wrapped up this week to much applause. The first-ever Solar Power Mid-Atlantic drew hundreds of solar professionals from New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania and Maryland to the Atlantic City Convention Center for two days of panels […]

Recycling Company benefits from Photovoltaic Plant with Q Cells Solar Modules

340 KILOWATT SOLAR PLANT ON METAL REFINER’S ROOF FEEDS INTO THE GRID SOLAR PLANTS MAKE SENSE FOR COMPANIES IN AUSTRIA Q CELLS MODULES IMPRESS WITH RELIABILITY AND QUALITY The recycling company RAGG GmbH from Austria has started operations of their new photovoltaic system with Q CELLS solar modules. The specialist in metal refinery feeds the […]

SMA introduces Integrated, Compact DC-to-AC System Solution for Utility-Scale PV Power Plants

Utility Power System Delivers Higher Energy Yields, Lower Capital and Operating Expenditures SMA has expanded its power plant solutions portfolio with the new Utility Power System. This compact, DC-to-AC system solution for utility-scale PV consists of advanced engineered components, including the new Sunny Central 2000-US inverter, medium-voltage transformer, DC combiners, high-speed plant control and system-wide […]

SEIA Applauds University’s Decision to Expand Use of Solar

Calling it a win for both the economy and the environment, Rhone Resch, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), today applauded a decision by the University of California to significantly expand its use of solar energy. As part of an ambitious plan to become carbon-neutral by 2025, university officials this week […]

JinkoSolar Connects 100MW Solar PV Project in Xiangshui, Jiangsu Province to the Grid

JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (“JinkoSolar” or the “Company”) (NYSE: JKS), a global leader in the PV industry, today announced that its 100MW solar PV power plant in Xiangshui, Jiangsu Province was connected to the grid. The company has so far successfully connected to the grid for more than 300 MW of solar PV power projects. […]

CSP Alliance issues updates Report on Economic Value of Concentrating Solar Power with Storage

Updated report features the latest valuations of CSP with thermal storage and a new, expanded international section The Concentrating Solar Power Alliance (CSPA), an advocacy organization dedicated to educating U.S. regulators, utilities and grid operators about the unique benefits of Concentrating Solar Power (CSP), today issued an updated version of a technical report titled, The […]