Power generation solutions provider Siemens has released a study analyzing electrical power producing systems, especially renewable power plants, in Europe, and has identified the potential for optimization. Project siting has...
The changing balance of power in the global solar marketplace – with the emphasis shifting from the EU to Asia and the Americas – has been emphasized by a new set of European statistics.
NRG Energy will cut the ribbon today on its 66 MW Alpine Solar Generating Facility, California's largest fully operational solar generating plant.
Malta has launched a photovoltaic subsidy and rebate scheme worth €21 million, according to local media. The fund is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and will pay a FIT rate of €0.22/kWh.
The U.K. has published its new FIT rates, due to take effect in July. The country’s 2012 energy statistics have also been released. According to the figures, 3.2% of energy was generated from PV, while renewables accounted for...
IHS has released its latest PV inverters quarterly report. Despite indications of industry consolidation, the top ten largest PV inverter suppliers saw their market share fall from 62% in 2011 to 56% in 2012.
The U.S. Bureau of Land management (BLM) has issued a regulation, which will provide solar and wind energy project developers with the possibility of right-of-way applications to temporarily give them the right to use public...
Germany’s Federal Network Agency officially confirmed that 290 MW worth of photovoltaics were installed in March in Germany. Consequently, FITs will sink by 1.8% between May and July.
Uruguay’s Minister of Industry, Energy and Mining, Roberto Kreimerman, has signed a photovoltaic energy decree. The aim is to diversify the energy mix. The government will provide incentives worth US$400 million to help install...
The second stage of the Australian Capital Territory’s (ACT) Solar Auction has received 15 proposals. 20 MW of capacity will be funded under the government program. Meanwhile a new report has argued that rooftop photovoltaics is...
Berlin startup Younicos and renewable power utility company Wemag AG are setting up a 5 MW lithium-ion battery park in West Mecklenburg, Germany. Samsung SDI will be supplying the batteries with a 20-year guarantee.
British Solar Renewables has secured planning permission for an 11 MW photovoltaic farm in St. Allen, Truro, in the south west of England.
The Indonesian government is planning to develop 36 new solar plants across the country this year, according to local media. A higher budget has also been allocated for solar development.
U.S. wealth management company Greenbriar Capital Corp. and Canadian renewable energy firm Alterra Power Corp. have partnered to develop 100 MW of solar generation capacity in Puerto Rico.
Eleven European companies have established the North Sea Power to Gas Platform, a joint body to explore the viability of power-to-gas in the countries surrounding the North Sea area. With this platform, the companies aim to...
SunPower Corp. and recent investor MidAmerican Solar have announced the start of major construction work at their 579 MW Antelope Valley Solar Projects in California, the U.S. Work should be complete by the end of 2015.
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