Latest power generation contracts illustrate just how far solar is lagging the 'dash for gas' Stateside. But utility commissioned five times its mandated amount of energy from storage.
Distributed solar PV capacity in the United States grew by an estimated 1.9 GW last year, most of which was located in California.
The European Commission has adopted new rules for public support of renewable energy and environmental protection projects that offer greater protection for energy intensive industry.
Local developers expect at least 500 MW a year of new installed PV capacity in Turkey starting in 2016 despite the difficulties facing the sector.
Hanwha Q CELLS CEO Charles Kim says in completing the non-subsidized project, the company "has broken a barrier that has frustrated solar project developers for more than 20 years."
Nova-Lumos and MTN Nigeria deal are to provide rural customers with access to solar energy on demand. Customers will use mobile phones to access power.
Former President and Congressman posit that investing in solar and renewables is environmentally sound and economically expedient.
Proposed changes to the country's renewable energy law include a 50 percent surcharge on PV self-consumption and a reduction in industry exemptions.
Moscow-based conglomerate Renova Group is leading the way in Russia's solar development. The company's subsidiaries are partnering with local and foreign players on PV projects throughout the country.
A European project called SmartFlex aims to develop what it calls "a prototype production line capable of manufacturing photovoltaic modules in accordance with architects' individual requirements."
Swathes of commercial and industrial roofs could be transformed into solar energy generating plants under a new solar strategy unveiled by the U.K. government on Friday.
The Swiss company is partnering with Villa Group on a PV project cluster that total of five PV installations throughout the island nation.
Four major projects came on-line in the first three monhts of 2014, giving Chile a promising start to the year. The country has 380 MW of solar projects currently under construction.
In responding to lower installation forecasts in Europe, Brussels has reduced the import volume for photovoltaic manufacturers from China from 7 to 5.8 GW this year.
The PV sector is heating up in Brazil, where developers remain excited about the country's growing electricity demand as solar becomes increasingly competitive with other sources of renewable energy.
Set to be one of the largest solar facilities in Utah when completed, the 80 MW plant will supply power to PacifiCorp under a 20-year PPA.
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