13/10/15: Yingli pays off majority of medium-term notes due today

Yingli Green Energy took a step towards restoring investor confidence this morning by paying off 70% of its medium-term notes due on October 13.

Clean energy financing is ramping up ahead of COP21 next month

13/10/15: 5 MDBs pledge $170 billion in climate financing

Ahead of the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, or COP21, five multilateral development banks (MDBs) have pledged to increase climate financing to US$170 billion over the next five years.

Seven solar companies are under investigation in Taiwan

13/10/15: Trade case: Taiwan investigates 7 solar manufacturers

Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs is reportedly investigating seven local solar manufacturers who have been labeling products made in China as coming from Taiwan, before shipping them to Europe. The companies were fined in...

SMA is said to be the only foreign manufacturer working on the project

13/10/15: SMA to supply 24 MW Korean energy storage project

SMA Solar Technology AG has been contracted by South Korean utility, KEPCO, to supply 24 of its storage battery inverters and system technology to a 24 MW energy storage project. The delivery is scheduled for November.

Tri-State is also buying the generated energy from the 30 MW Cimarron Solar Project in New Mexico’s Colfax County

13/10/15: 25 MW PV project planned for New Mexico

A 25 MW solar PV project is expected to come online next December in Luna County, New Mexico. The generated energy will be sold to Tri-State G&T under a 25 year PPA.

13/10/15: 19% of Chile's electricity to be solar in 2050

Chile's government roadmap calls for 41% of the nation's electric demand to be covered with solar and wind, with nuclear phased out.

12/10/15: Neo Solar Power produces 21.1% efficient mono-PERC solar cell

NSP will show the new PERC cell at the PV Taiwan trade show this week, and the product will be ready for engineering sampling at the end of 2015.

The solar+storage facility is located in Minster, Ohio

12/10/15: Construction on 7 MW Ohio energy storage facility slated for mid-October

Construction on a 7 MW solar energy storage facility in Ohio is scheduled to begin this month, with completion expected next February. It will be tied to a PV plant, which will be online by the end of the year. The decision to...

SolarMax has been producing inverters since September in Bayern

12/10/15: SolarMax producing PV inverters again

The SolarMax Group has begun production of its solar PV inverters once again, having transferred operations from Switzerland to Germany. Expansion is on the cards.

Canadian Solar will equip the solar project with its PV modules

12/10/15: Canadian Solar to build 47 MW PV plant in Japan

Canadian Solar Inc. has signed an agreement with Mashiki Town and Kumamoto Prefecture to build a 47 MW solar PV plant. It is scheduled for completion in 2017.

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Solar PV installation activity in China has contributed to IHS' increased forecasts

13/10/15: IHS increases 2015 PV forecast to 59 GW, 2016 to 65 GW

IHS Inc. has raised its global solar PV forecasts for the next two years, to 59 GW and 65 GW, respectively. The U.S. and China are leading the charge. In 2019, meanwhile, over 70 GW is expected to be installed.

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13/10/15: Bacardi Group headquarters in Puerto Rico goes 100% solar with Kyocera

Kyocera Solar Inc. and installer Dynamic Solar Solutions today announced the installation of 24.75 kilowatts (kW) of Kyocera solar modules atop Emilio Bacardi Group headquarters in San Juan, Puerto Rico, harnessing renewable...

By: Kyocera Solar, Inc.

13/10/15: Niner Wine Estates powers 100& of winery operations with REC Solar

REC Solar today announced the interconnection of two solar energy arrays totaling 388 kW at Niner Wine Estates in Paso Robles, Calif.

By: REC Solar

13/10/15: Suniva powers new solar project for Michigan’s largest utility

Suniva, Inc. today announces the successful groundbreaking ceremony by Consumers Energy that took place on October 2nd at Grand Valley State University, home to Michigan’s largest community solar project, which is part of the...

By: Suniva

13/10/15: Community Solar projects to benefit from First Solar/CEC supply agreement

First Solar, Inc. and Clean Energy Collective, LLC have confirmed the parties have executed a Module Supply Agreement (MSA) that facilitates CEC's procurement of First Solar's advanced technology modules and other equipment to be...

By: First Solar, Inc.

13/10/15: DuPont Solamet PV76x metallization pastes enable REC TwinPeak solar panel

DuPont Microcircuit Materials (DuPont) recently collaborated with REC on its high-efficiency, award-winning TwinPeak solar panels.

By: DuPont

13/10/15: Farmland Partners Inc. announces ground lease agreement for solar farm

Farmland Partners Inc. today announced that it has entered into a ground lease agreement (the "Agreement") for a solar farm on one of its South Carolina farms.

By: Farmland Partners Inc.

13/10/15: Furniture store celebrates its 25th anniversary with solar power

Wöhlk Solar GmbH, Premium Partner of the German photovoltaic (PV) system provider IBC Solar AG, planned and constructed a PV system for one of Saxony’s leading furniture stores.

By: IBC Solar

13/10/15: Sungevity and Mosaic partner on competitive solar loan to address growing demand for ownership

Sungevity, Inc., together with solar project finance company Mosaic, today announced a new solar loan solution that makes solar ownership more accessible and affordable for homeowners.

By: Sungevity, Inc.

13/10/15: Solar energy training for Antigua & Barbuda

The development of a sustainable and clean energy supply on the Caribbean Islands is making great progresses. Particularly the Government of Antigua and Barbuda (GOAB) stands out with the completion of the first phase of 3 MWp...

By: The meeco Group

13/10/15: Advanced Microgrid Solutions expands executive team; Names Kellogg L. Warner as president

Advanced Microgrid Solutions (AMS) named Kellogg (Kelly) L. Warner as president.

By: Advanced Microgrid Solutions

13/10/15: Hawaiian Electric and Stem, Inc. bring intelligent energy storage to Oahu

Helping businesses like Watanabe Floral save money while enhancing grid responsiveness

By: Stem, Inc. and Hawaiian Electric

12/10/15: Circular Energy looks to capitalize on South Carolina's solar boom

Circular Energy is expanding their presence in the Southeast. The solar power company, who has made a name for itself as one of the largest solar installers in Texas, today announced they are bringing their expertise and...

By: Circular Energy

12/10/15: Stion and Entergy provide Mississippi with its 1st utility scale solar project

Stion Energy Services, the project development arm of Stion, is pleased to announce that it has completed the development and construction of Mississippi's first utility scale solar project, a 500 kilowatt ground mount solar...

By: Stion

12/10/15: ET Solar partners with WEG to offer EPC solutions in Brazil

ET Solar announces today it has formed a consortium with WEG.

By: ET Solar

12/10/15: NC State University installs student-funded Spotlight Solar structure to drive awareness and adoption of clean energy

North Carolina State University (NC State) will today showcase its commitment to clean energy by unveiling a student-funded, architectural solar structure by Spotlight Solar on its Centennial campus.

By: Spotlight Solar

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