Recent Solar

NREL Reports Examine Economic Trade-offs of Owning versus Leasing a Solar Photovoltaic System

Two new reports from the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) examine the economic options customers face when deciding how to finance commercial or residential solar energy systems. NREL analysts found that businesses that use low-cost financing to purchase a photovoltaic (PV) system and homeowners who use solar-specific loans can save up to 30 […]

Hanwha Q Cells to reshape its International Production Setup

Hanwha Q CELLS announced today that it will launch a program to sharpen the company´s international profile of R&D and production, designed to further improve cost & efficiency and increase the overall competitiveness of the company. As part of the program, Hanwha Q CELLS’ German site will cease production as of 1 March 2015. At […]

Solarcentury joins with local Kenyan company to establish commercial solar offer for East Africa

Solarcentury has joined forces with local Kenyan company East African Solar to establish Solarcentury in East Africa. Solarcentury, one of the world’s longest standing solar companies, has been active in East Africa from its Nairobi office since June 2013, headed up by Dr Dan Davies, a founder of Solarcentury. Solarcentury is ready to meet growing […]

First Solar marks New Milestone with 10 Gigawatts of installed PV Capacity

14,000 gigawatt hours of energy generated per year is sufficient to power Washington, D.C. First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) today announced that it has achieved 10 gigawatts (GW) of photovoltaic (PV) solar capacity installed globally, making it the first thin film PV module manufacturer in the world to achieve this milestone. The announcement was made […]

Hanwha Q Cells Japan puts Self-Developed 24 MW PV Power Plant into Operation

Hanwha Q CELLS Japan today announced the completion and grid connection of the 24 MW “Hanwha Solar Power Kitsuki” PV power plant in Kitsuki, Oita prefecture in south-western Japan. The company has developed the project and will act as an independent power producer (IPP). The ground-mounted power plant consists of nearly 100,000 high quality Q.PRO-G3 […]

Yingli Green Energy Begins Construction of a 20 MW Solar Power Plant in China’s Xinjiang Province

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE) (“Yingli Green Energy” or the “Company”), one of the world’s leading solar panel manufacturers, known as “Yingli Solar,” today announced that its holding subsidiary, Yingli Energy (Beijing) Co., Ltd. (“Yingli Beijing”), has begun the construction of a 20 megawatt (MW) solar power plant located in Shule County, […]

SolarCity Launches Homebuilder Program on East Coast

Program active in seven East Coast states and growing, open for homebuilders who want to offer decreased energy costs and lock in low rates for homebuyers Homebuilders across the East Coast can now partner with SolarCity® (Nasdaq: SCTY), the nation’s #1 solar power provider, to secure affordable, clean energy for new home communities. More than […]

New Jobs Report Shows Value of Solar Energy to U.S. Economy

Growing at an annual rate of more than 20 percent – far outpacing the growth of the overall U.S. economy, a new report released today shows that the U.S. solar industry added more than 31,000 jobs in 2014, bringing total employment in the sector to 173,807 workers. The results were released by The Solar Foundation […]

REA champions solar and storage with the launch of UK Solar and UK Energy Storage

The Renewable Energy Association announces the official launch of UK Solar and its first storage representation body UK Energy Storage UK Solar will support and represent over 130 of its existing solar members and broadening its member base to become the trusted voice of solar power in the UK. With nearly fifteen years of experience […]

Yingli Green Energy Completes 10 MW Solar Power Plant in China’s Hebei Province

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE) (“Yingli Green Energy” or the “Company”), one of the world’s leading solar panel manufacturers, known as “Yingli Solar,” today announced that it completed grid connection for a 10 megawatt (MW) solar power plant in China’s Hebei Province in late December 2014. The solar power plant is located […]