Recent Solar

Federal Government Forecasts Big Gains for Solar Energy

A new report issued today by the Energy Information Administration (EIA) predicts that most new electric generation capacity in the United States through 2040 will come from natural gas and renewable energy. Of the 83 gigawatts (GW) of renewable capacity additions being forecast, nearly half is expected to come from photovoltaic (PV) systems. After reviewing […]

JinkoSolar Signs RMB1 Billion Strategic Financing Agreement with China Minsheng Bank

JinkoSolar Signs RMB1 Billion Strategic Financing Agreement with China Minsheng Bank-First RMB88.8 million Loan for 20MW distributed PV Project in Zhejiang JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (“JinkoSolar” or the “Company”) (NYSE: JKS), a global leader in the solar PV industry, today announced that it has entered into a five-year RMB1 billion strategic financing agreement with China […]

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. […]

NBA Legend Bill Walton Joins NRG Home Solar Team

NRG Home Solar, one of the country’s leading residential solar companies, has announced that NBA legend Bill Walton has signed-on as the voice of the company’s home solar solutions. “I am honored to be joining the NRG Home Solar team as we work to spread the exciting and important message about the benefits of 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 […]