ib vogt and vogt solar's 6.2 MW Langunnett solar farm in Cornwall

20/04/15: ib vogt completes 132.4 MW of solar in UK

The German company and its British subsidiary connected eight solar farms in the United Kingdom in the first three months of the year and prior to the 1.4 ROC deadline.

NextEra's 550 MW Desert Sunlight plant in Riverside County, California.

20/04/15: Hanwha Q Cells signs 1.5 GW PV module deal with NextEra

The agreement will supply NextEra's solar investments in the United States and make the South Korean panel maker the market share leader among global manufacturers in the U.S. and Japan -- two of the three world's largest solar...

Northern Cape, South Africa

20/04/15: SunPower breaks ground on 86 MW solar plant in South Africa

The project, secured under a development deal with parent group Total and South African Mulilo Solar Enterprises, is expected to be fully operational next year.

2.5 MW installation by Borrego Solar at Houghton College in New York

20/04/15: Borrego builds largest college solar array in New York

The installation, which is will save Houghton College up to $4.3 million during the 25-year PPA contract period, will generate an estimated 3.15 million kilowatt hours of electricity in its first year of operation.

Alta Devices UAV integrated with thin film solar material

20/04/15: Hanergy to build 10 MW GaAs thin film R&D fab in Wuhan

The project, which is receiving extensive support from the local government and backing from national, provincial and municipal funding, marks Hanergy's first GaAs R&D project in China since acquiring U.S. company Alta Devices.

Guyuan, Ningxia, China

20/04/15: China: CMIP starts 1 GW PV project in Ningxia

In addition to its significant investment in Ningxia province, CMIP New Energy plans to invest more than $30 billlion in solar projects across the country in the next five years.

A solar battery.

17/04/15: The pv magazine weekly news digest

A solar spending spree, president Obama takes a personal interest in Caribbean solar and good news from the Azores. Plus the ever-fearless pv mag pokes a stick at the Russian bear and Big Brother Google.

A solar rooftop in Hawaii.

17/04/15: Hawaiian utility bids to slash net metering payments

Move could almost double system payback times. Utility and opponents have until the end of June to reach agreement before the PUC steps in.

A solar plant from First Solar

17/04/15: Australia: "[Utility scale] solar can genuinely compete without subsidies within three to four years."

The final module was put in place on Australia's largest PV power plant today. The 102 MW Nyngan Solar Plant was supplied and installed by First Solar. However the outlook for utility scale solar in Australia continues to appear...

A First Solar PV module.

17/04/15: First 100 MW solar plant points to missed opportunity in Australia

In a ceremony attended by the heads of AGL Energy and First Solar, and ministers from the NSW government, but not the federal government, the 1,366,380th and final solar panel was installed on the 102 MW Nyngan solar farm in...

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Grid power lines, Denver, Colorado

20/04/15: Sumitomo taps RES, Toshiba for major US energy storage project

The Japanese conglomerate is investing in renewable energy infrastructure to help balance the electricity grid serving the northeastern United States. Sumitomo has commissioned RES to build the first independent large-scale...

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20/04/15: Proterra named 2015 New Energy Pioneer at 8th Annual Bloomberg New Energy Finance Summit

Recognized as game-changer in the field of clean energy technology and innovation

By: Proterra

20/04/15: groSolar selects NEXTracker for 105 MW master supply agreement

Advanced solar trackers to be deployed in groSolar projects across the US

By: NEXTracker, Inc.

20/04/15: MagnaChip to offer diversified products for Internet of Things applications

MagnaChip Semiconductor Corporation, a Korea-based designer and manufacturer of analog and mixed-signal semiconductor products announced today that it has kicked-off an Internet of Things (IoT) task force and will offer...

By: MagnaChip Semiconductor Corporation

20/04/15: Schneider Electric connects more than 300 MW to the UK grid in March

Schneider Electric Solar Business, a global leader in solutions for the solar power conversion chain, is pleased to contribute significantly to the development of solar in the U.K. by connecting more than 300 MW to the grid in...

By: Schneider Electric

17/04/15: Sunrun expands San Diego office

Company will create more than 60 jobs between new Escondido and San Diego offices. Positions will increase Sunrun's local workforce by more than 70 per cent.

By: Sunrun

16/04/15: AllEarth Solar Tracker manufacturer earns SunPower 2014 award

Tarcker manufacturer partnered with SolarSense in 2014. Five commercial-scale projects included three systems for correctional facilities and state of Vermont offices.

By: AllEarth Renewables

16/04/15: Strathcona Solar honored with SWITCH Ontario award

Napanee-based solar integrator receives 2015 Urban Initiatives Award for developing solar solutions that create sustainable communities and economic growth.

By: Strathcona Solar

16/04/15: China continues to accelerate solar energy expansion

Intersolar China 2015 in Beijing closes with considerable impetus for the solar industry

By: Solar Promotion International GmbH

16/04/15: Vikram Solar launches three collaborations with leading European institutes and suppliers

Memorandums of understanding signed with the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, Meyer Burger and Centrotherm at Hannover Messe

By: Vikram Solar

16/04/15: UGE International leverages PPA facility to supply solar energy system for Redwood Group

The 20-year power purchase agreement will provide affordable solar electricity to the logistics facility at no upfront capital cost.


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