The International Energy Agency has unveiled a new roadmap for solar technologies. Compared to previous roadmaps, this latest scenario suggests almost twice as much electricity globally via PV.
A total of 40 school districts representing some 200 schools across the state registered for the solar program.
By switching from silver to copper, the cost of producing a solar cell would fall by a fraction of a cent. Yet in building a 100 MW facility, developers could save more than $100,000.
Ingeteam has become a leading O&M provider for renewable energy plants in in Latin America, with contracts totaling 1.2 GW.
The PV industry association argues that the law will block "prosumers" from providing flexibility to the energy system and helping to avoid costly grid extensions.
A tender for a new 50 MW solar PV park in Israel will be launched on Monday. pv magazine has the story exclusively ahead of the tender's official announcement.
A pick of the biggest headlines in solar around the world this week, with details of elephants, bees, beer, gigafactories, ultra-mega, erm, things and electioneering in the UK... as Sid Vicious once said... almost.
Portugal added 33 MW of solar PV capacity in the first six months of 2014. A significant reduction in new mini installations is worrying, though, given the Portuguese PV sector is predominantly rooftop driven.
The flood of money pouring into renewable energy around the world is trickling down and creating new revenue streams for established businesses eager for growth.
San Francisco-based Dividend Solar has launched an affordable loan for residential solar. The EmpowerPortal loan permits residents to claim a 30% federal tax credit.
TerraForm Power plans to buy the 69.5 MW Javiera solar facility when completed next year. The plant will supply Los Pelambres copper mine in the Coquimbo Region through the Central Interconnected System.
The solar company has purchased two new PV projects, a 13.5 MW installation in South Wales and a 4.45 MW array in Cornwall, England.
The revitalized Chinese group is looking to build large-scale solar plants in Japan and sell power to electric companies through the feed-in program.
While the Russian government has yet to notify the Agency, IRENA tells pv magazine it encourages all U.N. member states to join the organization.
The Austrian solar company tells pv magazine that it has no assets in Crimea nor any related debts to Russian banks, describing reports that it owes $300 million to Russian banks as "incorrect."
Interview: Rafael Benjumea, CEO of Spanish developer FRV, warns that implementation of Australia's RET Review recommendations will discourage investment in the country's solar industry.
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