Recent Solar

KYOCERA Files Suit Against Hanwha Q CELLS Japan Co., Ltd. for Infringement of Japanese Patent Relating to Solar Modules

Kyocera Corporation (President: Goro Yamaguchi) filed a complaint in Tokyo District Court today against Hanwha Q CELLS Japan Co., Ltd., for infringement of a Kyocera patent relating to solar modules. The complaint was filed after extensive negotiations regarding Kyocera’s Japanese patent for a “three-bus-bar electrode structure” that increases energy conversion efficiency in solar modules (Japanese […]

Two CSP Projects awarded Funding under the NER 300 Programme

Short description of the CSP projects awarded: Cyprus – EOS GREEN ENERGY Concentrated solar power plants use mirrors to concentrate a large area of sunlight onto a small area to produce electrical power. The planned 50 MWe concentrated solar power plant aims to produce 172 GWh/year. It is located north of Limassol in Cyprus. The […]

Alstom, Brightsource Energy, and Noy Infrastructure and Energy Fund close Financing for Israel’s largest solar power plant

Megalim Solar Power Ltd (Megalim) – a special purpose company formed by Alstom (25.05%), BrightSource (25.05%), and NOY Infrastructure & Energy Investment Fund (49,9%) – announced the financial close of the Ashalim Thermal Solar Power Station in Israel, after the execution of loan agreements with European Investment Bank and Bank Hapoalim. This key milestone follows […]

RGS Energy’s Sunetric Deploys PV System for Coral Creek Golf Course, First Public Golf Course to Go Solar on the Island of O’ahu

Roof, Ground and Carport Mounted Solar Systems to Offset 60% of Utility Power Sunetric, a wholly-owned subsidiary of RGS Energy (NASDAQ: RGSE), has completed a multiple solar system project totaling 324.6 kilowatts (kW) for Coral Creek Golf Course in Ewa Beach, Hawaii. Coral Creek is the first public golf course on O’ahu to ‘go solar.’ […]

Solar Heating Saves Over 79 Million Tons of CO2 Annually

The International Energy Agency, Solar Heating and Cooling Programme (IEA SHC) released their latest statistics on worldwide solar heating and cooling. With a growth of 9.4% in 2012, the installed capacity of solar collectors reached 269 GWth. The collectors provided 228 TWh of solar thermal energy, thus saving 79 million tons of CO2 emissions. “With […]

sPower and Borrego Solar Break Ground on 8.3 Megawatts of Solar Projects with Southern California Edison

The Seneca Solar Projects Make sPower the Owner of the Largest Portfolio of Projects Under Southern California Edison’s Feed-In-Tariff Program Borrego Solar Systems Inc., a leading designer, developer, installer and financier of grid-tied solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, today announced that it has broken ground on the Seneca Solar Projects, a total of 8.3 megawatts (MW) […]

SEIA Joins Women in Solar Energy as Founding Member

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) today announced it has joined Women in Solar Energy, a 501(c)3 nonprofit and membership organization dedicated to promoting the advancement of women in one of the fastest-growing industries in the country. “SEIA takes great pride in being a founding corporate member of Women in Solar Energy,” said SEIA president […]

Recurrent Energy completes 10 MW Sunningdale Solar Project in Canada

Recurrent Energy, a leading North American solar project developer, today announced the commercial operation of the 10 megawatt (MWp)/7 MWac Sunningdale solar project. This is the final project to reach commercial operation in the 20 project portfolio, totaling 220 MWp, developed by Recurrent Energy in Southern Ontario. “The completion of the Sunningdale solar project is […]

RGS Energy Selected to Expand Solar Adoption in Troy, NY

RGS Energy (NASDAQ: RGSE), a nationwide leader of turnkey solar energy solutions for residential, commercial, and utility customers, has been selected by Solarize Troy, a non-profit purchasing cooperative, to bring solar electricity to home and business owners in Troy, New York. The Solarize Troy program is designed to increase the adoption of solar energy and […]

Veeco Partners With Software Solutions Provider Rudolph Technologies

Partnership Will Improve Customer Productivity and Equipment Cost of Ownership Veeco Instruments Inc. (Nasdaq: VECO) has formed a strategic partnership with Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: RTEC), a worldwide leader in data analysis software for the semiconductor industry. This collaboration allows users of Veeco’s etch and deposition equipment access to Rudolph’s fault detection and predictive maintenance […]