27/08/15: Construction underway on a 100 MW solar project in North Carolina

Principal Solar has partnered with Entropy Investments to build the project, which is larger than any operational solar plant east of the Rocky Mountains.

27/08/15: Honduras: 232 MW of PV projects receive three cent bonus

Eight solar PV projects in the Central American nation have received an additional US$0.03/kWh bonus for reaching completion by an August 1 deadline. Honduras' feed-in tariff is driving rapid solar market growth.

Residential PV array, Perth.

27/08/15: Solar can meet Western Australia's daytime power needs, says state minister

Energy Minister for WA Mike Nahan reveals staunch support for solar technology at Energy in WA conference; capacity of installed PV in Perth metro area expected to double over next few years.

Hanwha Q Cells production.

27/08/15: Hanwha Q Cells increases Q2 profit by 20%

Second quarter financials for the Korean solar firm reveal a steady performance, with module shipments up 12.2% and revenues reaching $338 million.

A simulation of the solar project, as originally proposed by Solar Millennium

27/08/15: Correction: 485 MW Blythe Mesa PV plant step closer to reality

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has approved the 485 MW Blythe Mesa Solar project in California, the U.S. pv magazine mistakenly wrote on September 25, that the project originally belonged to NextEra Energy.

Rooftop solar PV installation, U.K.

27/08/15: UK to propose drastic FIT cuts starting 2016

Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) also proposing enforcement of default FIT degressions each quarter; STA labels review 'alarming'.

27/08/15: Austria's biggest PV park goes online

Sonnquest's 2 MW PV solar park in Guntramsdorf, Austria has gone online. The development took 8 months and was contracted by power utility Wien Energie.

27/08/15: Solland Solar declared bankrupt

The Dutch solar manufacturer Solland Solar has been delcared bankrupt according to local Dutch media reports. Only in July did the company announce a PV cell deal with Trina Solar.


27/08/15: Uzbekistan breaks ground on 300 MW solar project

$700 million project will culminate in completion of three solar plants in the nation by 2020, according to information released by state electricity firm Uzbekenergo.

27/08/15: India one of top three export markets for Chinese modules

The Chinese PV sector imported 12 GW of solar modules in the first half of 2015. Of this, over 6 GW were to Japan, India and the U.S. according to EnergyTrend's latest report. More consolidation is also in the horizon.

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27/08/15: 3 GW of potential solar capacity on San Francisco roofs

Solar mapping provider Mapdwell has expanded to San Francisco, estimating that the city can host up to 3 GW of rooftop PV. This is a higher capacity per square mile than other cities.

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27/08/15: Exosun to supply 6.8 MW of solar trackers for a PV plant in Oregon, USA

Solar plant, installed over 40 acres of high desert land, will be equipped with 44 Exotrack HZ horizontal single-axis solar trackers.

By: Exosun

27/08/15: Principal Solar teams with Entropy to build 100 MW Cumberland County, NC generating facility

Construction underway on largest solar project east of the Rockies.

By: Principal Solar

27/08/15: No more roof leaks, says KEI Solar

The new Eulektra ALVA racking system is easy to install, cost effective and does not require any roof penetration.

By: KEI Solar

27/08/15: Sharp integrates with energy toolbase software

Sharp Electronics Corporation’s Energy Systems and Services Group (Sharp) announces today the integration of Energy Toolbase as its software platform of choice for accurately calculating peak demand savings for SmartStorage...

By: Sharp

26/08/15: Ross Solar Group completes record solar installation for Gengras Motor Cars, Inc.

Largest SunPower rooftop installation completed in East Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.

By: Ross Solar Group

26/08/15: 3.3 MW German rooftop solar plant completed by KRAFTWERK

3.3 MWp rooftop solar power plant by KRAFTWERK Renewable Power Solutions to commence construction in Brandenburg, Germany.


26/08/15: Erebus strikes new partnership with Phono Solar

Erebus Motorsport has welcomed international renewable energy company Phono Solar as primary sponsor for Will Davison's #9 car at V8 Supercars showcase in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia recently.

By: Phono Solar Technology Co., Ltd.

26/08/15: CALSEIA utilizes the energy toolbase software platform

The California Solar Energy Industries Association (CALSEIA) the state’s leading solar trade association, is utilizing the Energy Toolbase software platform to analyze solar project economics in the landmark Net Energy Metering...

By: Energy Toolbase

25/08/15: NAPEC Inc. announces US $33.7 million in contracts

NAPEC Inc. today announced that its subsidiaries have been awarded several contracts for a total combined value of US $33.7 million.


25/08/15: Array Technologies’ DuraTrack HZ v3 continues to (r)evolutionize at SPI

Booth 4905 will be home to the world’s most advanced solar tracking technology

By: Array Technologies, Inc.

25/08/15: DTE Energy builds solar array in Ypsilanti

DTE Energy plans to expand its solar power portfolio by installing an array in the city of Ypsilanti near Clark Road and River Street. The company has signed an easement agreement with the property owner and will move forward...

By: DTE Energy

25/08/15: Conergy wins expansion contract for RASLAG solar power plant in the Philippines

Conergy recently signed a new contract with RASLAG Corp., the renewable energy generation arm of Angeles Power, Inc. (API), to expand their existing 10 megawatt (MWp) power plant in the Philippines, Pampanga by adding 13 MWp,...

By: Conergy

25/08/15: Enphase Energy signs strategic partnership with Solar Partners New Zealand

Enphase Energy, Inc. today announced it has entered into a distribution agreement with Solar Partners New Zealand (SPNZ). Solar Partners New Zealand will distribute the world-leading Enphase Solar Energy System to key installers...

By: Enphase

25/08/15: sPower names David Shipley as chief financial officer

sPower has announced the appointment of David Shipley as its Chief Financial Officer effective August 24th, 2015 and the hiring of Ray Henger as Senior Vice President of Structured Finance.

By: sPower

25/08/15: About 500 installers of SolarWorld solar panels convene for summit

SolarWorld this week convenes about 500 solar installers and 40 vendors from across the country for an annual summit of meetings and celebrations, this year keying on the company’s 40th anniversary of American manufacturing.

By: SolarWorld

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