2017-05-24

SunPower to Build 28MW PV System at Vandenberg Air Force Base

SunPower has broken ground on a 28MW solar photovoltaic system at Vandenberg Air Force Base near Lompoc, California, a project expected to create about 150 jobs at peak of construction. Upon operation, it's anticipated to be the largest.. more
2017-05-24

TOTAL to Construct 25MW PV Power Plant in Iwate, Japan

Total Solar, a 100% owned Total subsidiary dedicated to solar activities, has launched construction of its second solar power plant in Japan. The 25MWp photovoltaic power plant in Miyako, in Iwate province, is expected to start up in 2018 and.. more
2017-05-24

GE Energy Financial Services Announces $15 Billion Investment in Renewable Energy

GE Energy Financial Services, a business unit of GE, announced at the American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) WINDPOWER 2017 conference that it has exceeded US$15 billion in renewable energy investment commitments in wind, solar, and other renewa.. more
2017-05-23

China Sets 8-10GW Target for 2017 Phase “Top Runner” Program

National Energy Administration (NEA) of China has announced a preliminary target for the third phase “Top Runner Program” for 2017, setting to add 8~10GW of solar projects under new efficiency standards. The new phase Top Runner Program will include t.. more
2017-05-23

TEP to Supply Homes with Pricing Solar Energy by 100MW Solar Array

Tucson Electric Power (TEP) will buy solar energy at a historically low price from a new local system large enough to power 21,000 homes. The new 100MW solar array and an accompanying 30MW energy storage system are expected to be in servic.. more
2017-05-22

Texas Co-op BEC Develops Innovative Software to Enhance Solar Installations

Bandera Electric Cooperative announced the release of their new cloud based software, Apolloware, a solution for monitoring solar and energy storage installations in real time. The software allows the solar array owner to receive enhanced financi.. more
2017-05-19

Mercedes-Benz Energy and Vivint Solar Partner to Develop Battery Business

Mercedes-Benz Energy and Vivint Solar announced an exclusive strategic collaboration to bring the Mercedes-Benz customizable home energy storage system to the United States. The two companies will introduce a joint offering that will provide.. more
2017-05-19

China Interconnects the World’s Largest Floating PV Power Plant, 40MW

PV generation can be installed in different ways such as to float on water. The world’s largest floating PV power plant has recently been grid connected in Anhui, China with an installation capacity of 40MW. Sungrow supplied inverters.. more
2017-05-18

Taiwan PV Companies Generally Report Loss in 1Q17

Sluggish demand in the first quarter of 2017 applied pressure to PV prices, causing loss to most of Taiwanese PV companies. Almost every Taiwan-based wafer and cell makers reported loss in 1Q17, imputing the cold season to absence of demand f.. more
2017-05-18

New JV Established to Construct Solar-Powered Lighting Infrastructure for Zapopan, Mexico

Power Iluminare has recently joined efforts with Fortius Electromecanica to create a joint venture to supply public lighting for the next 18 years to Zapopan, a city with a population of 1.2 million. The contract for the project has a net worth .. more