SkyPower Announces Gigawatts of Solar-related Plans in Three Nations

SkyPower, a utility-scale solar PV project developer, has announced gigawatts of solar PV projects in three countries. The company targets to develop up to 2.35GW of solar projects in Bangladesh, Djibouti, and the Indian State of Madhya Pradesh. Bangladesh Duri.. more

IBM Cognitive Technologies to Help University of Michigan Power its Race Car During World Solar Challenge

IBM Research is providing advanced solar forecasting technology to help the University of Michigan (UM) team power its solar car in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, an 1,800-mile (3,000-kilometer) race across the Australian Outback.. more

Dominion Virginia Power Files for Building 56MW Solar Projects

Dominion Virginia Power filed with the Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC) for certificates of public convenience and necessity for three separate large-scale solar projects with a total capacity of 56MW. The projects would become commercial operational by D.. more

Yingli Seeks Alternative Ways to Pay for the Mid-term Notes Due in October 2015

Yingli Green Energy’s (Yingli Solar’s) subsidiary, Baoding Tianwei Yingli New Energy Company Limited (Tianwei Yingli), plans to restructure the repayment plan for $157 million USD (1.0 billion RMB) of mid-term notes (MTNs) due on October 13, 20.. more

Heraeus Expands Intellectual Property Portfolio, Giga Solar’s Product Involved

Heraeus Photovoltaics expanded its intellectual property portfolio as it acquired three patent families from the Japanese company Murata Manufacturing. The expanded portfolio covers Giga Solar Materials Corporation’s No. 610 Front Side Silver Paste Product s.. more

SunPower Powers Phelan Pinon Hills Community Services District with 1.16MW System

Phelan Pinon Hills Community Services District (PPHCSD) and SunPower celebrated the completion of a 1.16MWac solar power system that will generate clean, sustainable electricity to power the district operations as well as offset nearly 50% of the district’s .. more

Duke Energy Signs to Develop Large-scale Osceola Project in Florida

Duke Energy Florida (DEF) and Florida Department of Environmental Protection has filed a storm water and environmental resources permit to develop solar power generating systems in Osceola County. The first 3.8MW solar facility was anno.. more

Mizuho Bank Finances First Solar’s Utility-scale Solar Constructions

Mizuho Bank was extending a low interest construction loan facility of up to US$33 Million (4 billion yen) in Japan to First Solar Japan GK to develop utility-scale solar power plants. The financing will be available for funding construction of qualified projects in F.. more

JinkoSolar Reaches Settlement in Securities Class Action

JinkoSolar announced that it had agreed, subject to court approval, to settle the previously disclosed class action lawsuit brought in 2011 on behalf of all purchasers of JinkoSolar's American Depositary Shares between May 13, 2010 and September 20, 2011. The settle.. more

First Solar Powers a Mine in Australia

First Solar, Rio Tinto and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) together announced that Australia's first commercial diesel displacement solar plant has successfully commenced commercial operation at a remote mine. The We.. more