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Solar Impulse poised to resume round-the-world flight

After being grounded for eight month, Si2 is ready to resume its record breaking round-the-world flight.

Solar Impulse 2, the solar-powered aircraft, will continue its round-the-world journey in mid April, after being grounded at Kalaeloa airport in Hawaii for eight months.

Fraunhofer ISE researchers win innovation award

Semikron Innovation Award

This year's Semikron Innovation Award honored the work of researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems in Freiburg, Germany, for their development of off-grid solar energy supply systems technology that...

Canadian Solar EPC for 130 MW Ontario plant


Chinese manufacturer continues its downstream focus by signing the biggest EPC deal in its corporate history to deliver a 130 MW utility scale plant in Ontario which will feature 440,000 Canadian Solar modules.

Sunwize to install Samoa's largest PV project

Lano Beach on Savai'i, Samoa.

U.S.-based Mitsui subsidiary Sunwize will install Samoa's largest solar project to date. The 546 kW scheme is expected to generate 700,000 kWh per year across ground mounted sites in Salelolaga on Savai'i and Tanugamanono and...

$400 million for off grid renewables in Australia

The Super Pit mine in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia.

Australia's ARENA today launched an AUD$400 million fund to displace diesel in remote areas of the country. The fund is aimed at off grid and fringe-of-grid communities as well as mining operations and is expected to generate 150...

Emmvee supplies 4 MW plant in Germany

An Emmvee building.

Bangalore-based module manufacturer will supply 15,000 panels to 4 MW former coke factory in Brandenburg.

Renewables JV to bring 600 MW of solar and wind to Chile by 2016

A solar array in Chile.

Mainstream Renewables enters a partnership with investment house Actis again after a successful US$100 million South African deal last year.

Krinner lands manufacturing facility in Canada

Krinner ground screw

German ground screw manufacturer Krinner Schraubfundamente opened a new factory in Canada, its first base outside of Germany.

Polysilicon prices set to rise, but just a bit

China’s expected move to impose anti-dumping tariffs on polysilicon from the EU, the U.S. and South Korea will result in price hikes, but increases will be minimal and manageable, according to research group IHS.

Canadian Solar sells four utility-scale solar power plants

Canadian Solar subsidiary Canadian Solar Solutions has sold four utility-scale solar power plants totaling 38.5 MW to independent renewable power producer BluEarth. Construction of these plants will begin this year and commercial...

First Solar to develop a 50 MW solar plant in New Mexico

Photovoltaics solutions provider First Solar has been granted a power purchase agreement to develop a 50 MW solar plant in the state of New Mexico in the U.S. El Paso Electric Power will purchase the electricity generated by the...

Cyprus to fund 2,000 PV households via net metering

Cyprus solar PV system

Cyprus will fund rooftop PV system installations for 2,000 low-income households via the country's net metering program.

Mixed reactions from the industry on anti-dumping duties [updated]

The European Commission announced its decision to push forth with the anti-dumping duties on Chinese PV imports into Europe yesterday (Tuesday) despite the wide opposition across the solar sector and the EU member states. 11.8%...

TÜV Rheinland launches new power rating suite

TÜV Rheinland

The TÜV Rheinland Photovoltaic Testing Laboratory has launched a new testing service for PV modules to provide certified performance assessments under a broad range of outdoor environmental conditions.

South Africa: 96 MW Jasper project financing successfully closed

A consortium consisting of SolarReserve, the Kensani Group, and Intikon Energy has successfully closed project financing for the Jasper Solar Energy Project, a 96MW solar photovoltaic project. The project is located in the...

US: Three renewable energy projects approved in Arizona and Nevada

U.S. Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell has announced the approval of three major renewable energy projects that are expected to deliver up to 520MW to the electricity grid. The projects are also expected to generate more than...

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