21/10/16: DOE invests $21 million to speed solar adoption

The money will go to 17 projects designed to reduce soft costs and maximize solar’s benefits for states.

Jordan has begun to process bids for the first of its Green Corridor Project tenders.

21/10/16: Jordan initiates the Green Corridor tender; increases PV target

The week has seen excellent news for solar in Jordan, which has initiated the tender of the vital Green Corridor project and increased its national target for solar PV. pv magazine reports the latest development from Jordan's...

Dyesol will work with the CSIRO to continue their development of perovskite solar technology. Image: Dyesol

21/10/16: Dyesol announce CSIRO collaboration plan

Leading Australian developers Dyesol have today announced the signing of a letter of intent (LOI) to collaborate with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in the development of perovskite solar...

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21/10/16: Turkey to launch 1 GW tender

Turkey will tender for up to 1 GW of PV to be developed in the central region of Konya. Turkish press is reporting that the tender will be for a 1 GW array, titled the Karapinar solar project, and that a 2,000 hectare site has...

21/10/16: Neo Solar Power raises $120 million via bond offering

The Taiwanese company’s third placement of credit-enhanced zero coupon convertible bonds (ECBs) earlier this week was twice-oversubscribed.

The proposed project area for the plant, outside of Port Augusta. Image: Google maps/Renew Economy

21/10/16: Former coal boss seeks approval for 300 MW solar plant in Port Augusta

The former head of Australia’s most polluting brown coal generator is proposing a 10-fold increase in the size of a solar PV plant he proposes fills in the market gap created by the closure of Port Augusta’s own brown coal-fired...

21/10/16: Ciel et Terre, GermanSolar Asia to build 5MW floating PV project in Taiwan

The two companies expect to finish the first phase of the project — Taiwan’s first floating solar array — in June 2017.

21/10/16: SPI Energy nails financing for 4.8MW DG project

The Shanghai-based PV solutions provider has secured an eight-year financing deal with the Bank of Jiangsu for an array in Nantong, Jiangsu province.

20/10/16: Swinerton, D.E. Shaw complete the largest solar plant in the Midwest

Xcel Energy will buy power from the 100 MW-AC North Star Solar facility in Minnesota.

20/10/16: Florida Amendment 1 opponents condemn utility duplicity

Recording reveals a strategy to “destroy free-market energy” in the state using “deceptive” practices to fool voters, according to advocacy group Floridians for Solar Choice.

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Under the planned agreement, Panasonic will manufacture cells and modules at Tesla's plant in Buffalo, New York.

21/10/16: The pv magazine weekly news digest

It’s been a week of broken records and big investments for the global solar industry. The Indian market still looks unstoppable, while Tesla continue to make big moves in the U.S. industry, despite not yet knowing if and when...

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21/10/16: Strata Solar selects Huawei FusionSolar for its string inverter needs

Leading solar PV inverter company Huawei is delighted to announce that developer and EPC firm, Strata Solar, have selected Huawei string inverters for use in several of their utility-scale power plant projects in the United...

By: Huawei

21/10/16: SMA COM gateway opens up future-proof data communication for PV systems

The good news for all owners of photovoltaic systems with RS485 data communication is that with the SMA COM Gateway, even existing systems can benefit from all options of the modern, Ethernet-based SMA Speedwire data...


21/10/16: Adenium Commissions 57 MW Solar Projects in Jordan

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Adenium Energy Capital, Ltd. announces the commissioning of four solar PV projects totaling 50 MW in Jordan. The four projects, 1 x 24 MW and 3 x 11 MW, which have been financed by the International...

By: Adenium Energy Capital

20/10/16: Ribbon cutting for 1 MW solar array

First large solar array in Rockwood Electric system.

By: Restoration Services, Inc.

20/10/16: Ideal Power announces fabrication of first double-sided B-TRAN power semiconductor devices

Ideal Power Inc., a developer of innovative power conversion technologies, is announcing today that its semiconductor foundry partner has successfully completed the fabrication of prototypes of Ideal Power’s Bi-Directional...

By: Ideal Power

20/10/16: Introducing Onyx Solar Building Integrated Photovoltaic glass solar solutions in North America

Belnor Engineering is proud to announce the launch of our latest innovative renewable energy solution, Onyx Solar, offering transparent and colourful photovoltaic glass, the only building material in the global market which pays...

By: Onyx Solar

20/10/16: Ascent Solar secures new funding

Ascent Solar enters into a Securities Purchase Agreement with a new accredited investor for the private placement of $1 million.

By: Ascent Solar

20/10/16: The Renewables Academy AG (RENAC)'s mobile exhibition explains grid integration of renewables

The Renewables Academy AG (RENAC)'s mobile exhibition "Grid Integration of Renewables" was presented at the "2nd Thai-German Community-based Renewable Energy Conference 2016" in Bangkok (Thailand) which was organised jointly by...

By: Renewables Academy AG (RENAC)

19/10/16: Follow Farmers: the path to nearly 2 megawatts of solar

Follow Farmers is the story of how Farmers Electric Cooperative in the small Iowa town of Kalona installed nearly 2 MW of solar.

By: Follow Farmers

19/10/16: TrinaBEST and MPower announce strategic partnership

TrinaBEST will work through MPower to distribute residential energy storage products and bespoke solutions in Australia and New Zealand.

By: TrinaBEST

19/10/16: IBC Solar and solarSTEP build one of the largest PV rooftop systems in Saxony-Anhalt for Arvato SCM Solutions

Distribution centre in Halle generates 70 percent of its electricity with photovoltaics.

By: IBC Solar

19/10/16: Vikram launches strategic cooperation to enter the Finnish market

TIER 1 solar module manufacturer Vikram Solar has entered into a strategic partnership with Finnwind, making the system integrator, manufacturer and installer of renewable energy systems the exclusive supplier of Vikram Solar...

By: Vikram Solar

18/10/16: Apricum secures new investor Habdank for German ASEAN Power highlighting strong interest in Southeast Asia’s solar potential

Apricum – The Cleantech Advisory, acting as financial advisor to its client Southeast Asian solar developer German ASEAN Power, successfully brings in a key long-term strategic partner, underlining the keen interest in Southeast...

By: Apricum

18/10/16: PV provides access to energy, promote global energy evolution

With the Paris Agreement coming into effect on November 4 this year, developing low-carbon and clean energy has become a global acknowledgement. The Beijing Bulletin released during the past G20 Energy Ministers Meeting...

By: Zonergy

18/10/16: Boosting renewables in cities is vital to achieve climate and development goals

IRENA analysis of more than 3,500 cities charts course to increase renewable energy in urban settings


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