Recent Solar

Duke Energy Osceola project to light the way for more solar in the Sunshine State

Duke Energy Florida continues to advance the development of solar energy with the announcement of a new 3.8-megawatt solar facility in Osceola County. The company has filed a storm water and environmental resources permit with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. DEF will file a land development permit with the Osceola County Planning Department. The […]

Terni Energia continues to increase the Value of its Photovoltaic Assets; sold 50% of the JV SAIM Energy 2 Srl

SAIM Energy 2 Srl owns a PV plant of 1 MWp The transaction price amount to € 650 thousand to be paid in cash by September 30, 2015 TerniEnergia, smart energy company active in the fields of renewable energy, energy efficiency, waste and energy management, listed on the Star segment of the Italian Stock Exchange […]

Australia’s First Commercial Diesel Displacement Solar Plant starts Operation

GROUNDBREAKING SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC PROJECT SUPPLIES RENEWABLE ENERGY TO REMOTE MINING OPERATION First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSLR), Rio Tinto and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) today announced Australia’s first commercial diesel displacement solar plant has successfully commenced commercial operation at a remote mine. The Weipa Solar Plant will generate electricity for Rio Tinto’s Weipa bauxite […]

Conergy Announces Strategic Move into Asset Ownership

New leadership team in place to lead the move
. Today, Conergy, one of the largest downstream solar companies operating globally, announces a strategic move into selective asset ownership with a new regional leadership team to execute the company’s plan to become a solar independent power producer (IPP) starting in the Americas. “This is a strategic […]

SunEdison And City Of Fremont Unveil City’s New Solar Canopy Systems

SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE: SUNE), the largest global renewable energy development company, today announced the completion of three solar canopy systems for the City of Fremont, Calif. The systems are expected to generate 1.2 megawatts (MW) DC of clean, reliable electricity for the city. The solar canopy systems are mounted on canopy structures over parking lots […]

JinkoSolar Supplies 49.8 MW of PV Modules for Mexico’s Largest PV Plant

JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (“JinkoSolar”), a global leader in the solar PV industry, today announced that it will supply TSK Electrónica y Electricidad, S.A. (“TSK”) with 49.8MW of PV solar modules for the largest solar PV plant in Mexico. Located in the State of Durgango, the solar PV plant (“Durango TAI”) is the first PV […]

Governor McAuliffe Announces Giant Step Forward for Solar Generation in Virginia

State Issues Final Permit to Community Energy’s 80 Megawatt Solar Plant in Virginia — Largest Solar Generation Facility in the Mid-Atlantic Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality issued a final Permit by Rule for the 80 MW Amazon Solar Farm US East, a solar generation project developed and owned […]

APS Proposes to Withdraw Fee Increase for Solar Customers

Arizona Public Service has offered to withdraw its request to increase the grid access charge for residential solar customers, claiming that opponents have turned the issue into “political theater.” In a filing submitted on Friday, APS said it would drop its proposed fee increase if regulators move forward instead with hearings on the cost of […]

AES Launches Asset-Backed Securities Based on Portfolio of Distributed Solar Generation

Asset-backed securities, such as the one just offered by AES Distributed Energy, are a source of low-cost capital for solar project development. And low-cost capital is the lifeblood of solar projects and solar market growth. As (expensive) tax equity funding for solar fades in the looming shift of the federal Investment Tax Credit, new classes […]

New campaign urges Government rethink over cuts to small-scale renewables

A new joint campaign is being launched today by RenewableUK and the Solar Trade Association opposing the Government’s plans to cut financial support to small-scale renewables, including wind turbines and solar panels. The campaign, entitled People Power, is calling for members of the public, as well as the thousands of renewable energy employees, to petition […]