Recent Solar

Gintech Energy and Tongwei Group reach a strategic partnership and private placement agreement

Gintech Energy Corporation (“Gintech Energy”, or the “Company”, TWSE: 3514), a global leader in the PV industry, today announced that it has reached a strategic partnership and private placement agreement with Tongwei Group. This agreement leads Gintech Energy and Tongwei Group to expand the solar business globally. Under the agreement, Gintech Energy will offer 50 […]

Fourth major Duke Energy solar facility begins construction in N.C.

Construction has started at Duke Energy’s solar facility at the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in Onslow County, N.C. The 13-megawatt (AC) project is Duke Energy’s first solar facility at a military base. Covering 100 acres, the facility is the largest solar installation on a military base in North Carolina. It will be owned and […]

Canadian Solar announces the Grid Connection of Three Solar Power Plants in Japan

Canadian Solar Inc. (the “Company”, or “Canadian Solar”) (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world’s largest solar power companies, today announced that it completed construction and grid connection of three of its solar photovoltaic (PV) power plants in Japan, with a total of approximately 5.2 MWp, including the 2.2 MWp Tsukuba Stones Solar Power Plant in […]

Nanowires give ‘solar fuel cell’ efficiency a tenfold boost

A solar cell that produces fuel rather than electricity. Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) and FOM Foundation today present a very promising prototype of this in the journal Nature Communications. The material gallium phosphide enables their solar cell to produce the clean fuel hydrogen gas from liquid water. Processing the gallium phosphide in […]

Perovskite solar technology shows quick energy returns

Solar panels are an investment—not only in terms of money, but also energy. It takes energy to mine, process and purify raw materials, and then to manufacture and install the final product. Silicon-based panels, which dominate the market for solar power, usually need about two years to return this energy investment. But for technology made […]

NY Finalizes Major Initiative to Expand Solar Access

“Community solar models can provide another way for low-income families to benefit from solar, and we look forward to working to ensure that New York’s programs are accessible to those families and also provide them with significant long-term energy cost reductions” Today the New York Public Service Commission (PSC) established an innovative Shared Renewables program […]

Array Technologies and Swinerton to Execute 1 Gigawatt Pipeline

Long-time partners to lower the levelized cost of electricity through solar tracking projects Array Technologies, Inc. (ATI), the global leader in tracking systems, and top turnkey provider, Swinerton Renewable Energy, have entered into a agreement to supply and install more than one gigawatt of solar tracking projects in the United States. The pipeline involves over […]

SkyPower Global to Develop 150 MW of Solar Projects in Madhya Pradesh State

SkyPower is pleased to announce that it has been awarded 150 MW of solar PPAs in the Indian State of Madhya Pradesh’s procurement process announced on Wednesday. SkyPower has been present in India for several years assessing the market very carefully and building its team both in India and globally as it prepared for the […]

SEIA, CohnReznick Release Solar Project Valuation Guide

As a tool for investors, financiers, project developers and others, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and CohnReznick, a leading national accounting, tax and advisory firm, today released a guide to the valuation of solar projects for financial reporting purposes. The publication features best practices in “an increasingly complex solar marketplace” and follows up on […]

PG&E Grows Solar with $100,000 Grant to GRID Alternatives

Celebrating a 10-year partnership, PG&E and GRID Alternatives host job fair, bringing 200 job opportunities to San Francisco Bay Area residents In support of the Obama Administration’s announcement on July 7, 2015 to increase access to solar energy for low- and moderate- income communities, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) today announced a $100,000 commitment […]