JinkoSolar has announced that it will postpone building a factory in the nation, which is in the midst of an economic crisis.
German chancellor Angela Merkel meets Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss development of clean energy corridor, with investment in solar power chief on the agenda.
Skylar Resources LP has acquired the rights to develop a 180 MW solar PV plant in Nevada, the U.S. The financial details were not disclosed.
The Spain-headquartered EPC aims to connect three large-scale solar farms to the U.K. grid between the end of this year and early 2016.
Global renewable energy giant SunEdison has said it will streamline its business operations. A presentation has been scheduled for Wednesday, where the CEO is expected to discuss the new plans. Media reports have indicated the company is set to cut up to 10% of its workforce.
Assets sold to Portugal's First State Wind Energy Investments as Enel looks to ease its debts and target faster-growing markets in Africa and Latin America, company says.
The vertically integrated Chinese solar firm has closed the purchase of three operating solar projects in Ontario from global investment firm KKR for a total of $203.7 million.
Up from just 5% in 2013, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) says renewable energies could meet 22% of Africa’s energy needs by 2030. With favorable irradiation across the continent, cumulative solar PV capacity has the potential to reach 55 GW.
California-headquartered microinverter specialist agrees six year contract with Japanese battery developer for the exclusive supply of battery cells and management units for Enphase's AC Battery.
Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has said it will convert all its solar cell production to PERL (passivated emitter, rear locally diffused) technology by 2016. It is targeting a capacity of 200 MW, and an efficiency of 21.4%.
The United Arab Emirates (UAE), despite its history as a major oil producing nation, is making major steps to become a solar leader as well. Despite its relatively small size, the UAE is one of the world’s top ten carbon emitters, so the UAE has environmental motivations to switch to solar as well as economic […]
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Tesla isn’t alone in the electric car business anymore. Every major auto manufacturer as well as tech giants Google and Apple are all getting into the game. That’s good news for solar. While the auto industry is being rocked by news of a gigantic scandal surrounding Volkswagen’s “clean” diesel technology, the electric vehicle (EV) market […]
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What would a Fiorina presidency mean for solar? After the Sept. 16th Republican presidential candidates debate, many news sources are calling Carly Fiorina the big winner. Her poll numbers are on the rise, and as woman and a veteran of the tech world, she is an outlier in a race dominated by conservative, career politicians. […]
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What can the US learn from Britain’s Solar About-Face? In the election of May of this year, England’s Conservative party ( whose members are known commonly in the media as “Tories”) won a surprise victory and secured enough seats in parliament to form a majority government. Despite the lack of support for renewables in the […]
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The San Diego-area utility, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) claims that rooftop solar without battery storage isn’t helping SDG&E address its peak-period energy demands for residential customers in its service area. So the utility is exploring the potential of energy storage by proposing, as part of its recently published distribution resource plan, a pilot […]
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Bernie Sanders presidential campaign is catching fire. What is his plan for solar? This week, in our continuing coverage of the candidates vying for the presidency in the 2016 election and their record on solar issues, Solar Tribune look at Senator Bernie Sanders. The curmudgeonly Independent from Vermont may seem an unlikely front-runner for the […]
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As of this writing, the global economy is on an insane roller coaster and US stocks have lost $2.1 Trillion in the last week. Do we have any idea what this means for solar? The recent problems began with news of a cooling Chinese economy, and this is important to solar watchers for a number […]
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Airports need lots of flat, open, unobstructed land surrounding them. Why not fill that open space with solar panels? Several large airports have done just that. This week, Cochin International Airport Limited in Kochi, Kerala (India) inaugurated a 50 acre, 12 MW solar PV plant, making it the first airport in the world to offset […]
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What would a Trump presidency mean to the US solar industry? Since Solar Tribune published the “Solar Scorecard” of 2016 presidential contenders in January, The Republican field has grown even larger, while the field has narrowed on the Democrat’s side of the race. In fact, the Republican side is becoming so crowded that it takes […]
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Ever since the United States launched the Vanguard 1 satellite into space on March 17, 1958, solar panels have been an integral part of nearly every satellite, orbiter and space station. Now, after decades of lackluster development, both technologies– solar and space flight– are “taking off.” For many of us who grew up in the […]
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