Array in Chile.

21/04/15: From the Mag: A selection of stories from the April issue

April's issue explores in-depth the solar manufacturing markets of Latin America, takes Turkey to task over its bureaucracy and red tape, and examines the organic PV opportunities being created by the Rotrot project.

Kyocera's floating solar project comprises a 1.7 MW array (pictured, at Nishihira Pond) and a 1.2 MW array.

21/04/15: Kyocera brings Japanese floating PV stations online

The Japanese electronics company has completed and connected its two floating mega PV plants in Hyogo prefecture, Japan, sized 1.7 MW and 1.2 MW respectively.

The Sunstation from Solarcentury.

21/04/15: Solarcentury launches new BIPV solar roof system

The Sunstation is the result of 10 years of BIPV experience and input from a plethora of installers, engineers and architects, says Solarcentury.

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...

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.

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Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, DEWA officials, Dubai

21/04/15: Dubai announces 800 MW third phase of major solar project

After achieving the lowest global cost of production of PV energy for the second phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, doubling its capacity from 100 MW to 200 MW, and announcing the 800 MW third phase, Dubai is...

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Industry press releases

21/04/15: Santa Monica's Shore Hotel and Green Charge Networks unveil energy storage system and fast EV charging in Earth Month Celebration

Kia Motors and Santa Monica's Office of Environment and Sustainability on hand as Shore Hotel becomes the first hotel in the United States to install intelligent energy storage coupled with fast DC EV charging

By: Green Charge Networks

21/04/15: US Census Bureau facts for features: Earth Day: April 22, 2015

April 22, 2015, marks the 45th anniversary of Earth Day -- a day intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's natural environment. The day came from reaction to a massive oil spill in waters near Santa Barbara,...

By: U.S. Census Bureau

21/04/15: SMA announces educational roadshow, releases US schedule

More power, more profit tour to highlight Sunny Boy TL-US with secure power supply

By: SMA America

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

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