Recent Solar

Canadian Solar Responds to WTO Ruling Against US Photovoltaic Import Duties

Canadian Solar Inc. (the “Company”, or “Canadian Solar”) (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world’s largest solar power companies, today released this statement on behalf of Thomas Koerner, General Manager of the Company’s America’s division, in response to the World Trade Organizations (“WTO’s”) ruling against the United States’ imposition of import duties against certain photovoltaic products. […]

Iberdrola completes First Renewable Energies Project in South Africa

Three contracts valued at €273 million The company has commissioned a capacity of 200 megawatts (MW), enough to supply electricity to 150,000 South African households and avoid the emission of some 300,000 tonnes of CO2 per year This initiative is the most ambitious carried out by IBERDROLA in Africa to date, including the construction of […]

Yingli Green Energy Signs a EPC Contract with Senelec for a 2 MW Project

Partners will co-develop one of Senegal’s largest PV plants to power the International Conference Center Diamniadio in Dakar, the country’s capital Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE) (“Yingli Green Energy” or the “Company”), the largest vertically integrated photovoltaic (“PV”) module manufacturer in the world, known as “Yingli Solar”, today announced that its wholly […]

NRG Energy donates $100,000 to fund solar power expansion at the Houston Food Bank

Contribution boosts efforts to fight hunger in the Greater Houston Area Today the Houston Food Bank received a $100,000 donation from NRG Energy, Inc. to support the installation of a solar array at the 308,000-square foot facility just east of downtown Houston. Before the end of summer, new solar panels atop its expansive warehouse and […]

Astronergy Donated 150kW Solar Panels to a Children’s Hospital in Mexico

Astronergy donated 150kW PV panels to a solar system installed on a parking lot of a children’s hospital, Hospitl de las Californias, located in Tijuana, Baja California. The PV system has been successfully commissioned on Friday and it will cover 80% of the electricity needs of the medical facility, which will represent a savings of […]

New World Record for Concentrator Photovoltaics

36.7 Percent for New Solar Module Using Highly Efficient Multi-Junction Solar Cells The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE has been successfully developing concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) technology for many years. In this technology Fresnel lenses are used to bundle sunlight and focus it onto miniature, highly efficient solar cells. The FLATCON® module technology originates […]

Veeco Expands Compound Semiconductor R&D Portfolio with Agnitron Technology Strategic Partnership

Offering Refurbished MOCVD Systems and Upgraded Software Controls for Materials Research Applications Veeco Instruments Inc. (Nasdaq: VECO) has formed a strategic partnership with Agnitron Technology, Inc., a focused compound semiconductor research and development company specializing in the refurbishment and upgrade of Veeco legacy metal organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) equipment. This partnership will allow universities […]

Iowa Supreme Court Hands Down Huge Win for Solar

In a setback to the regulated utility model, the Iowa Supreme Court has ruled that a power purchase agreement (PPA) between the city of Dubuque and Eagle Point Solar does not violate state law. Regulated utility companies had fought the arrangement, claiming to have exclusive rights to sell to customers in their service areas. Today, […]

ACCIONA Energía will build a photovoltaic plant in Chile for the electric power company E-CL

The first phase of the Pampa Camarones Solar Park project, located in the Atacama desert in the north of the country, will have a capacity of 7.2 MWp (6 MW nominal power). ACCIONA will carry out the design, engineering, supply, construction and start-up of the plant and will undertake its operation and maintenance for two […]

SunEdison Set To Transform Lives Of Nearly 5,000 Indian Villagers

Photovoltaic (PV) Micro-grids will Bring Electricity to Six Remote Villages by the End of 2014 SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE:SUNE), a leading global solar technology manufacturer and provider of solar energy services, today announced a new project that will install 159 kilowatts (kW) of solar PV micro-grids with battery storage in six remote Indian villages, which will […]