Mining and power generating company NLC India has abandoned plans to construct two 65 MW solar plants in Rajasthan, India, after power distribution companies in the state say that the rate it was due to pay is too high.
The solar farms, which are scheduled to begin commercial operation later this year, bring the Virginia-based energy group's solar portfolio to 212 MW. The plants employ 162,000 BYD modules and 36 SMA inverters.
The State Department of Revenue has reinterpreted its tax policy, reassessing leased solar panels as "merchant power plants" that must be taxed.
"It would be difficult and expensive, but the payoff would be immense, and not just in economic terms," says Susumu Sasaki, professor emeritus at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency.
The historic agreement with the Federal Republic of Nigeria Government will bring masses of utility-scale solar capacity to the West African nation.
With an eye on the burgeoning PV market in the MENA region, the testing and certification organizations are bolstering test offerings for PV systems in desert conditions with simulated sandstorms.
It is the highest efficiency ever achieved on an industrial screen-printed PERC silicon solar cell, according to the German company.
Employing tin instead of lead, the new cell may well lead to an environmentally friendly breakthrough in photovoltaics.
The property assessed clean energy financing option being adopted across Southern California could see 90 MW of new solar added this year. Renovate America says the program could drive 400 MW of installations by the end of 2016.
The German solar manufacturer supplied more than 58,000 modules to the Ellough project. The Suffolk project was developed by Lark Energy in March.
The Chinese solar company has agreed to supply modules for two PV projects in Chile's Atacama Desert region.
Two solar projects in San Bernadino, Lone Valley Solar Parks I and II, will receive the Chinese manufacturer's high efficiency panels.
The Chinese solar company has partnered with local firm Tekno Ray Solar to develop 30 MW of PV projects throughout the country.
The Ubuntu Sol laptop is the world's first solar-powered personal computer, boasting a 10-hour battery life from just two hours of sunlight.
The Swiss inverter specialist pressed ahead with its U.K. expansion to beat the ROC subsidy drop, which was reduced at the end of March.
The building integrated photovoltaics market will grow by 18.7% between now and 2019, according to Transparency Market Research's latest findings.
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