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Solar steamrolls wind again in latest joint German auction
18 Apr 2019 at 3:57pm
Industry continues last year’s trend as it reaps all awards at oversubscribed 210MW tender, with 18 bids contracted at an average €0.0566/kWh price.



Solar drives clean energy job boom in Australia
18 Apr 2019 at 2:39pm
Official stats find 210% rise in large-scale PV workforce in past two years but associations warn rules for mandatory electricians could stifle growth.



PV IndiaTech Talk: Iñaki Legarda, Business Director at Mondragon Assembly
18 Apr 2019 at 1:22pm
Finlay Colville interviews Iñaki Legarda about India's PV manufacturing prospects ahead of PV IndiaTech in Delhi next week.



PV IndiaTech Talk: Vinay Rustagi, Managing Director at Bridge to India
18 Apr 2019 at 12:45pm
Finlay Colville interviews Vinay Rustagi ahead of his talk at PV IndiaTech in Delhi next week.



China’s solar installs plummet 46% to 5.2GW in Q1 2019 - AECEA
18 Apr 2019 at 11:53am
According to China’s National Renewable Energy Center (NREC), PV installations in the first quarter of 2019, declined by 46%, year-on-year to only 5.2GW.



Mexico’s IEnova in funding plea for 376MW PV portfolio
18 Apr 2019 at 11:27am
World Bank’s IFC mulling request by energy giant for US$395m facility to deploy four plants at various development stages, with a fifth under consideration.



Duke Energy set to develop, purchase 14-project, 602MW PV pipeline in Carolinas
17 Apr 2019 at 9:03pm
Following an independent evaluation process, Duke Energy is set to produce or purchase a total of 602MW of renewable energy from projects under North Carolina’s Competitive Procurement of Renewable Energy (CPRE) programme.



Ellomay Capital sells 49% of holdings in Talasol Solar, 300MW Spanish PV project
17 Apr 2019 at 8:26pm
Ellomay Capital’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Ellomay Luxembourg Holdings, will sell 49% of the outstanding shares of Talasol Solar to GSE 3 UK Limited and Fond-ICO Infraestructuras II.



Altus Power acquires 19MW PV portfolio across US
17 Apr 2019 at 7:59pm
Altus Power has acquired a multistate operating portfolio of ground-mounted solar assets located in Massachusetts, North Carolina and New Mexico. The portfolio has a combined generation capacity of 19MW.



LONGi investing US$875 million in 2020 production capacity expansion plans
17 Apr 2019 at 7:11pm
Leading monocrystalline wafer producer and ‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member LONGi Green Energy Technology is planning to invest around US$875.7 million in expanding its Czochralski-based monocrystalline silicon (mono-Si) ingot and wafer capacity by 15GW, while expanding mono-Si solar cell capacity by an initial 3GW in 2020.



Construction underway for 24MW floating PV plant in India
17 Apr 2019 at 4:32pm
Reservoir installation by Greenam Energy to power factory complex in Tamil Nadu and sell excess electricity to state-owned utilities.



Solarcentury to build Spanish 200MW portfolio after stake sale
17 Apr 2019 at 1:24pm
UK player divests majority portfolio share to undisclosed buyer days after separate reports suggested a sale of the entire firm is being mulled.




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Entrepreneur launches RENewed Wind and Solar online component resale marketplace
18 Apr 2019 at 4:43pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Renewable energy entrepreneur David Blittersdorf announced the launch of RENewed Wind and Solar, an online marketplace for refurbished wind and solar equipment. RENewed Wind and Solar’s website, www.renewedwindandsolar.com, offers bargain prices on an array of high-quality pre-owned, refurbished and never-before-used wind and solar equipment. From recalibrated anemometers to second-life solar panels, RENewed Wind and Solar… The post Entrepreneur launches RENewed Wind and Solar online component resale marketplace appeared first on Solar Power World.

Advanced Energy releases guide to help corporations procure renewable energy
18 Apr 2019 at 4:15pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Of the more than 15 gigawatts of corporate renewable energy deals done to date, less than 2 GW have occurred through utility programs, with the vast majority of power purchase agreements occurring in states that have competitive wholesale markets. A new report from the Advanced Energy Buyers Group, a business-led coalition of large energy users,… The post Advanced Energy releases guide to help corporations procure renewable energy appeared first on Solar Power World.

Mosaic launches PowerSwitch 6 loan to help installers lower customer acquisition costs
18 Apr 2019 at 3:47pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Six years after Mosaic revolutionized the residential solar sector by offering innovative financing options, the company announced the launch of PowerSwitch 6, the next generation of home solar loans. Backed by one of the premier global private equity firms and enjoying strong partnerships with top-tier financial institutions, Mosaic also announced that it has helped nearly… The post Mosaic launches PowerSwitch 6 loan to help installers lower customer acquisition costs appeared first on Solar Power World.

Dynamic Energy completes one of the largest community solar projects in New York
18 Apr 2019 at 3:33pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Dynamic Energy Solutions announced it has completed construction of one of the largest community solar projects in New York State. The 5.49-MW project, known as the Capital Region Community Solar Garden, will generate more than 7,300 megawatt-hours per year. The Capital Region Community Solar Garden is a remotely installed solar project consisting of two adjacent… The post Dynamic Energy completes one of the largest community solar projects in New York appeared first on Solar Power World.

EnerBank announces new Triple Option Loan for rooftop solar projects
18 Apr 2019 at 2:58pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
EnerBank USA, the national consumer lender that helps strategic business partners and independent home improvement contractors increase their sales, recently announced a new Triple Option Loan for contractors to offer homeowners who are installing solar panels and expect to receive income tax incentives, rebates, and/or other significant payments. The new loan features a 12- or… The post EnerBank announces new Triple Option Loan for rooftop solar projects appeared first on Solar Power World.

Sungrow rolls out new all-in-one energy storage system at ESA conference
18 Apr 2019 at 2:52pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
At ESA’s Annual Energy Storage Conference & Expo, Sungrow premiered its fully Integrated ESS (Energy Storage System) Solution and DC Coupled PV & Storage System Solutions. As the Energy Storage (ESS) market continues to grow in the United States, Sungrow leads the industry as it pushes toward a new wave of industry innovations, again demonstrating… The post Sungrow rolls out new all-in-one energy storage system at ESA conference appeared first on Solar Power World.

CPS America inverters now UL-certified for rapid shutdown
17 Apr 2019 at 7:31pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Tigo announced the new Underwriter Laboratories (UL) certification of its TS4 Platform Rapid Shutdown Systems (RSS) with Chint Power Solutions (CPS). The CPS inverters listed below successfully certified with Tigo’s RSS solutions: TS4-F (Fire Safety), TS4-O (Optimization) and TS4-L (Long String). Tigo is currently compatible and available with CPS and more tier one certified inverter manufacturing partners throughout… The post CPS America inverters now UL-certified for rapid shutdown appeared first on Solar Power World.

Altus Power acquires 19-MW multi-state solar portfolio
17 Apr 2019 at 4:54pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Altus Power has completed the acquisition of a multi-state operating portfolio of ground-mounted solar assets. The 19 MWDC portfolio of solar energy systems sells clean, renewable energy to offtakers ranging from regional and national utilities to various municipalities in Massachusetts, North Carolina and New Mexico. Altus acquired the portfolio from a lender through a private… The post Altus Power acquires 19-MW multi-state solar portfolio appeared first on Solar Power World.

The Carolinas have biggest solar procurement day ever
17 Apr 2019 at 2:55pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Bringing more cost-effective solar energy to the Carolinas, 14 utility-scale projects have been selected during an independently judged bidding process — part of a 2017 comprehensive renewable energy law. Based on an independent evaluation process, Duke Energy will produce or purchase a total of 602 megawatts of renewable energy from projects under the North Carolina’s… The post The Carolinas have biggest solar procurement day ever appeared first on Solar Power World.

Nevada senate unanimously passes RPS-boosting bill
17 Apr 2019 at 2:25pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Nevada is one step closer to expanding its generation and use of clean energy as a the Senate unanimously approved Senate Bill 358, which would boost Nevada’s Renewable Portfolio Standard to 50% by 2030. SB 358 received support from companies of all sizes doing business in Nevada, both in and outside of the clean energy… The post Nevada senate unanimously passes RPS-boosting bill appeared first on Solar Power World.

HOMER Grid releases Multi-year Analysis function to help design solar-plus-storage systems
16 Apr 2019 at 5:49pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Experts and new users of the HOMER Grid software are driving enhancements that will enable more powerful and accurate modeling of grid-tied distributed energy systems. Released today, the new version of HOMER Grid for optimizing behind-the-meter distributed generation features a new Multi-year Analysis function that facilitates calculations on the impacts of utility price escalation, growing… The post HOMER Grid releases Multi-year Analysis function to help design solar-plus-storage systems appeared first on Solar Power World.

DuPont partners with Fraunhofer ISE on accelerated c-Si solar panel testing
16 Apr 2019 at 5:22pm
by Kelly Pickerel
DuPont Electronics & Imaging’s Photovoltaic Solutions business announced it has entered into a collaboration agreement with the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, a leading institute for applied scientific and engineering research and development in solar energy, to optimize accelerated testing protocols for crystalline silicon solar panels. Fraunhofer ISE will validate and accelerate solar… The post DuPont partners with Fraunhofer ISE on accelerated c-Si solar panel testing appeared first on Solar Power World.


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