Recent Solar

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 […]

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) […]