Recent Solar

Duke Energy Renewables acquires 20-MW Shawboro Solar Project in Eastern North Carolina from Ecoplexus

Duke Energy Renewables today announced it has acquired a 20-megawatt (MW) AC solar power project in Shawboro, N.C., from Ecoplexus Inc., lead developer of the project. “We are pleased to add a quality project from Ecoplexus to our growing solar portfolio in Eastern North Carolina,” said Greg Wolf, Duke Energy president, Commercial Portfolio. “Providing clean, […]

Canadian Solar announces Completion of Construction and Financing Loan from Manulife

Canadian Solar Inc. (the “Company”, or “Canadian Solar”) (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world’s largest solar power companies, today announced that The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company (“Manulife”) has agreed to provide approximately C$52.8 Million (US$40.8 Million) in construction and term financing to Canadian Solar for the Aria solar plant located in Springwater, Ontario, Canada. The […]

SunEdison and TerraForm Power Announce Definitive Agreement to Acquire Vivint Solar for $2.2 Billion

SunEdison to acquire Vivint Solar, to drop down 523 MW rooftop solar portfolio to TerraForm Power Accelerates SunEdison’s expansion to become the leading global residential and commercial solar provider TerraForm Power to acquire 523 MW rooftop solar portfolio with expected unlevered annual CAFD of $81 million, generating attractive 9.5% 10-year average levered cash-on-cash yield Rooftop […]

Schneider Electric ranked third in market share for global central inverters

Schneider Electric™ Solar Business, a global leader in solutions for the solar power conversion chain, is proud to announce that, according to a recent 2014 IHS report, they have been ranked third in market share for global central inverters in revenue terms, representing the highest market share growth in the segment. Schneider Electric achieved this […]

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 […]