A new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) highlights the potential impact that renewable energy could have on the African continent in 15 years.
PV power company Canadian Solar announced that it has completed the purchase of three operating PV projects totaling 59.8MW from investment firm KKR.
Major renewable energy firm, SunEdison is to officially cut its global workforce by 15%, according to an SEC filing.
Germany plans to offer around EUR1 billion (US$1.12 billion) in concessional loans for Indian solar projects over the next five years as part of an Indo-German Solar Energy Partnership, signed in a memorandum of understanding.
Major renewable energy firm SunEdison is expected to reduce guidance on project completions for 2016, according to an investor note from Deutsche Bank analyst, Vishal Shah.
Major renewable energy firm, SunEdison is undertaking a round of redundancies as a result of its numerous acquisitions to reduce duplication and simplify its business structure.
Leading microinverter manufacturer Enphase Energy has appointed veteran Philips Electronics executive Peter van Berkel as its general manager for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
The viability of PV projects coming out of the three latest state solar auctions in India is “quite low”, according to an initial examination from consultancy firm Bridge to India, but industry opinions differ over the quality of project returns.
Germany will not cut its feed-in tariffs for solar in Q4 2015, the first time that deployment was insufficient to trigger a reduction, the country’s federal grid operator has confirmed.
Leading CIS thin-film producer Solar Frontier is expecting to supply a total of 10MW of modules to Netherlands-based distributor, Home-NRG in 2015, due to strong demand.
SolarCity Corp. (San Mateo, California, U.S.) on October 2nd, 2015 announced that the company has built the world’s most efficient rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) panel, with a module efficiency exceeding 22 percent.
The new SolarCity panel generates more solar power per square foot and harvests more energy over a year than any other rooftop panel in production, and will be the highest volume solar panel manufactured in the Western Hemisphere, reads the press release.
CHORUS Clean Energy AG (Neubiberg near Munich, Germany), a company specializing in the operation of solar photovoltaic (PV) and wind power plants, has set the offer price of its shares in connection with the initial public offering (IPO) at EUR 9.75 per share.
Energy ministers from the G20 countries and heads of international organizations affirmed their commitment to renewable energy at the first-ever G20 Energy Ministers Meeting in Istanbul on October 2nd, 2015 the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) reports.
The high-level participants endorsed an 11-point Communiqué, including the adoption of a renewable energy toolkit, which provides options for G20 countries to take a long-term, integrated and sustainable approach towards enhanced deployment of renewable energy. This year, under the Turkish presidency, marks the first time renewable energy is on the G20 agenda.
Arizona Public Service (APS) on October 1st, 2015 announced it is issuing a request for proposals (RfP) to test the market for new large-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) installations in Arizona that could be developed in partnership with large commercial and industrial customers.
During the 70th United Nations General Assembly in New York, SkyPower Global (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), a developer and owner of utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) projects, made an announcement with Prime Minister Hasina, unveiling its plans to build 2 gigawatts (GW) of utility-scale PV plants over the next five years in Bangladesh, representing an investment of USD 4.3 billion.
SMA Solar Technology AG (SMA, Niestetal, Germany) has become the first non-local inverter supplier to surpass 1 gigawatt of solar photovoltaic (PV) inverter sales in Japan, the company announced.
SMA opened its sales and service subsidiary in Japan in 2011 offering a full portfolio of PV inverters and communication products for photovoltaic installations of all sizes as well as innovative energy management systems.
First Solar, Inc. (Tempe, Arizona, U.S.) on September 30th, 2015 announced that Mizuho Bank Ltd. (Tokyo, Japan) was extending a low interest solar photovoltaic (PV) project construction loan facility of up to USD 33 Million (4 billion yen) in Japan to First Solar Japan GK to develop utility-scale PV plants.
In collaboration with Carl Stahl Architektur GmbH, manufacturer of steel cable and mesh constructions, and material supplier Merck KGaA, BELECTRIC OPV GmbH (Nuremberg, Germany) has developed a unique energy-generating shade sail in the shape of the African continent.
The active solar shade sail forms the focal point of the new Peace and Security Building of the African Union in Addis Ababa – a project managed by the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) and implemented with the aid of local construction companies.
SkyPower Global (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), a developer and owner of utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) projects has entered into a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) with the Government of Madhya Pradesh, India, to provide 150 megawatts (MW) AC of utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) power to the Indian state.
On September 26th, 2015, the award ceremony of the 2nd Off-Grid Experts Awards took place in Memmingen (Germany). They go to innovative developments, experiences and impressions from the field of independent energy supply.
Solar applications for the power supply in Africa were in the focus of three of the four prize winners. The competition had been announced by the system integrator Phaesun under the motto “Energy Independence for You.”