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Repsol targets 15GW of renewables capacity by 2030
27 Nov 2020 at 4:18pm
Oil major to spend €5.5bn between 2021 and 2025 on low-carbon technologies



Modi teases new support as India doubles down on domestic solar manufacturing efforts
27 Nov 2020 at 11:36am
PM Modi says country’s renewable energy capacity will reach 220GW by 2022



Vietnam’s ‘largest’ solar park completes following LONGi module supply
26 Nov 2020 at 6:17pm
273MW first phase of larger 600MWac Xuan Thien Ea Sup project in Dak Lak energised seven months after construction began



Runergy, Shenzhen SC sign multi-GW PERC, heterojunction strategic agreement
26 Nov 2020 at 4:09pm
Cell provider and equipment manufacturer to collaborate on new facilities with 30GW perc, 5GW HJT capacity



Indian solar tariffs fall to record low following SECI auction
26 Nov 2020 at 3:46pm
Auction for 1,070MW of solar PV sees winning bid reach US$0.027/kWh, 15% lower than India’s previous record



ANALYSIS: Can a restructured Yingli keep up in a new era of capacity expansions?
26 Nov 2020 at 12:58pm
Yingli Green Energy has revealed new details surrounding its pending restructure, stating aims to once again become a top-ten module manufacturer. But as the solar industry enters a new era of expansion plans, can it keep up with the pace?



Boon for China solar projects as authorities approve their inclusion in subsidy catalogue
26 Nov 2020 at 12:37pm
Long-awaited subsidy catalogue confirmation opens the window for further projects to receive support



#LSSEU: Doubts remain over necessity of Spain’s new renewables auction system
26 Nov 2020 at 12:13pm
Country plans to put up for auction at least 1GW of solar PV capacity, but industry sceptical over mechanism's use



JinkoSolar unveils new COO as Zhiqun Xu departs
25 Nov 2020 at 5:40pm
Dr Jiun-Hua Allen Guo promoted to COO as Zu leaves to pursue other opportunities



#SSFUSA: All eyes on Georgia run-offs as US solar hopes for a Biden renaissance
25 Nov 2020 at 4:14pm
Biden takes office in January, but the “whole picture changes” if the Dems can take the Senate. Liam Stoker looks at the impact a Democrat victory in the forthcoming Georgia run-offs could have.



Vesper Energy to fast-track development of US solar pipeline after closing Macquarie financing
25 Nov 2020 at 12:09pm
Magnetar Capital-owned company targetting 3GW of solar and 2.5GWh of energy storage in the US



#LSSEU: Floating PV and land beside motorways to be included in Portugal’s 2021 solar auction process
25 Nov 2020 at 11:07am
Country’s government eyeing solar on ‘non-conventional’ surfaces following success of recent tenders




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New Jersey Solar Panel Installation Costs 2019
19 Sep 2019 at 4:54pm
by Staff Writer
When you start researching costs, it gets overwhelming very quickly. Costs vary from company to company, and when you start throwing in incentives, rebates, and tax credits, your simple Google search turns into a complex, algebraic equation. Before you know it, you’re knee-deep in solar policy on some government website, calculator in hand, ready to […]The post New Jersey Solar Panel Installation Costs 2019 appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

How to Choose a Solar Installer
8 Sep 2019 at 1:05am
by Staff Writer
So, you have done your research on the benefits of solar energy and decided to install a solar photovoltaic (PV) system to power your property, what now? The next important step is choosing a solar installer to set up the system for you. Picking the right installer is vital since poorly-done work can lead to […]The post How to Choose a Solar Installer appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

Massachusetts Solar Incentives and Solar Rebates 2019
26 Aug 2019 at 6:58pm
by Staff Writer
Do you own a property in Massachusetts and want to get solar panels installed on it, but are worried about huge expenses? If so, you should know that there are several financial incentives available in the state currently, making 2019 the right year for you to go solar. Like most other states today, Massachusetts encourages its […]The post Massachusetts Solar Incentives and Solar Rebates 2019 appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

Solar panel waste: Could leasing be the answer?
4 Aug 2019 at 6:26pm
by Guest Writer
Following the first wave of popularity in solar power technology in the late 1990s and early 2000s, we are now faced with the daunting prospect of disposing of these early solar panels in a way that does not harm the environment. Given that the usable life expectancy of these early solar panels was 25 years, […]The post Solar panel waste: Could leasing be the answer? appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

US Universities Lead Solar Innovation and Academics
30 Jul 2019 at 6:08pm
by Guest Writer
Universities in the United States are leading the way in developing, teaching and utilizing solar technology. Colleges and universities around the world are hubs of progression. It is on the campuses of the country that you can catch a glimpse into the future of businesses and communities. This is especially true when it comes to […]The post US Universities Lead Solar Innovation and Academics appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

Solar Energy and Agriculture: A Match Made in Heaven
29 Jul 2019 at 4:10pm
by Guest Writer
It’s well-known that solar energy is an innovative and accessible sustainable energy option. Solar energy checks all the boxes a consumer looks at when determining his or her options for energy and its popularity is only growing. However, solar energy isn’t just available to the homeowner, or other smaller-scale consumers. Solar energy can be used […]The post Solar Energy and Agriculture: A Match Made in Heaven appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

Are solar shingles worth it 2019
20 Jul 2019 at 5:05pm
by Guest Writer
With the rise in popularity of solar power, people have continuously expressed desire in having more options in terms of solar products. Some of the more popular ones nowadays are solar shingles. Simply put, solar singles — sometimes known as photovoltaic shingles — are essentially just solar panels that are designed to look like and […]The post Are solar shingles worth it 2019 appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

Top 10 Colleges with Solar and Renewable Energy Programs
16 Jul 2019 at 1:15pm
by Staff Writer
Research on utilization of renewable energy including solar, wind, and biofuel has been booming across the United States over the past few years. In 2017 alone, over half a million jobs were created globally in the renewable energy sector. Educational institutions have also been quick to pick up on this need for qualified people to […]The post Top 10 Colleges with Solar and Renewable Energy Programs appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

Must Have Solar Products for Your Home
17 Jun 2019 at 7:12pm
by Staff Writer
Over the past few years, the popularity of solar energy has been increasing all over the world. The Science Magazine estimates that by 2022–2023, an additional PV capacity of 500 GW will be installed globally.  Going solar has become cheaper too. In fact, the average price of solar electrical systems have reduced by half from […]The post Must Have Solar Products for Your Home appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

How Is the US Military Using Solar Power?
23 May 2019 at 1:31pm
by Staff Writer
Climate change poses serious threats to national and global security. The U.S. military recognized the global and national security implications of climate change as far back as 1990 when it produced its first report on the impacts of climate change. Another report followed in 2003. But every year since 2007, the Department of Defense (DoD), […]The post How Is the US Military Using Solar Power? appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.


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BYD provides 75-MW energy storage system to Mustang solar project
24 Nov 2020 at 7:37pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
BYD “Build Your Dreams” announced it will partner with Canadian Solar to provide advanced battery technology for the 100-MWAC Mustang solar plant in Kings County, California. The 75-MW or 4-hour 300 MWh energy storage system is a retrofit addition to the Mustang solar plant, which was originally developed by Canadian Solar’s wholly owned subsidiary Recurrent… The post BYD provides 75-MW energy storage system to Mustang solar project appeared first on Solar Power World.

Pivot Energy donates $90,000 to Colorado renewable workforce development program
24 Nov 2020 at 7:22pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Denver Colorado-based community solar developer Pivot Energy announced it has donated $90,000 to Bright Futures, a Weld county workforce initiative designed to remove barriers for students that prevent them from pursuing higher education and obtaining gainful employment. The donation will be used to help a minimum of 45 local students pursue training and advanced educational… The post Pivot Energy donates $90,000 to Colorado renewable workforce development program appeared first on Solar Power World.

Nautilus Solar Energy financing 14-project solar portfolio in several states
24 Nov 2020 at 3:39pm
by Billy Ludt
Nautilus Solar Energy, a North American owner-operator of distributed generation and community solar projects, has closed a $95 million tax equity financing commitment with an affiliate of Credit Suisse. The credit facility will provide competitive long-term financing for fourteen community solar projects across Rhode Island, Maryland, New York and Minnesota. The amounting to approximately 55… The post Nautilus Solar Energy financing 14-project solar portfolio in several states appeared first on Solar Power World.

DSM releases new all-purpose solar module backsheet
24 Nov 2020 at 3:18pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
DSM announced the launch of the all-purpose Endurance backsheet D15, a product that fills a gap in the solar market by delivering superior protection for a wide range of solar modules at an ideal performance-cost ratio. DSM introduced the Endurance backsheet D15 to help the industry follow the cost-down roadmap of lowering the LCOE of… The post DSM releases new all-purpose solar module backsheet appeared first on Solar Power World.

Sunrun partners with four environmental justice organizations to advance equity in solar
24 Nov 2020 at 2:30pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Sunrun announced four environmental justice initiatives to expand access to solar and its benefits. The efforts include advocating for more social equity in solar policies, removing financial barriers to solar and hiring from disadvantaged communities. “Sunrun’s mission is to create a planet run by the sun,” said Lynn Jurich,​ Sunrun’s CEO and co-founder.​ “We’re working… The post Sunrun partners with four environmental justice organizations to advance equity in solar appeared first on Solar Power World.

Dominion Energy Virginia signs 75-MW solar PPA with Savion
23 Nov 2020 at 5:44pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Savion announced Dominion Energy Virginia signed a PPA to receive 75 MW of renewable solar power with the Wythe County Solar Project, located in Wythe County in Southwest Virginia. The power purchase agreement is subject to approval from the Virginia State Corporation Commission as part of a recent Dominion Energy filing. The Wythe County Solar… The post Dominion Energy Virginia signs 75-MW solar PPA with Savion appeared first on Solar Power World.

Broad Reach Power acquires 100-MWh Cascade Energy Storage project from Enel subsidiary
23 Nov 2020 at 4:13pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Broad Reach Power, an independent power producer based in Houston that owns a 5-GW portfolio of utility-scale solar and energy storage power projects, announced it has acquired the 25-MW/100-MWh front-of-the-meter Cascade Energy Storage project located outside of Stockton, California from a subsidiary of Enel. “California’s expansive push towards a carbon-free grid, largely through wind and… The post Broad Reach Power acquires 100-MWh Cascade Energy Storage project from Enel subsidiary appeared first on Solar Power World.

Renewable energy sources ‘dominated’ new U.S. generating capacity this year
23 Nov 2020 at 3:09pm
by Billy Ludt
Renewable energy sources (solar, wind, hydropower) have dominated new U.S. electrical generating capacity in the first nine months of 2020, according to a review by the SUN DAY Campaign of data released by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Combined, they accounted for nearly two-thirds or about 64.1% of the 16,886 MW of new utility-scale… The post Renewable energy sources ‘dominated’ new U.S. generating capacity this year appeared first on Solar Power World.

Kent State University in Ohio begins adding solar projects to all six regional campuses
23 Nov 2020 at 3:06pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Ohio’s Kent State University is in the process of adding solar projects to all six of its regional campuses by spring 2021. Melink Solar is installing panels at the Geauga Campus in Burton, Ohio, while TEN-NINE Energy is the developing the project. The ground-mounted solar photovoltaic panels will provide 322 kW of solar energy every… The post Kent State University in Ohio begins adding solar projects to all six regional campuses appeared first on Solar Power World.

Maxout Renewables starting prototype testing of grid stand-in device
20 Nov 2020 at 8:07pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Maxout Renewables is addressing the challenging issue of solar power backup with a new system called the Evergrid. “The problem with residential solar energy right now is that very few rooftop installations can produce power when the grid goes down,” said Dr. Eric Cummings, president of Maxout Renewables. “Battery backup systems can do the job… The post Maxout Renewables starting prototype testing of grid stand-in device appeared first on Solar Power World.

IMO FireRaptor now UL-listed for rapid shutdown with SMA inverters
20 Nov 2020 at 6:01pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
IMO announced that it has independently achieved UL PVRSS listing for its FireRaptor Rapid Shutdown Device with the SMA Sunny Boy range of solar inverters from 3 kW to 7.7 kW and also the SMA TRIPOWER range of solar inverters from 33 kW to 62 kW under UL1741 guidelines. The FireRaptor also meets UL’s new AFCI… The post IMO FireRaptor now UL-listed for rapid shutdown with SMA inverters appeared first on Solar Power World.

Country’s largest sloped solar array powers on at former Pittsburgh steel mill
20 Nov 2020 at 3:43pm
by Billy Ludt
One of the largest rooftop solar arrays in the country has gone live at RIDC’s Mill 19 at Hazelwood Green in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The 110,000 sq ft of high-powered solar panels cover the entire rooftop area and will produce over two million kWh per year, enough to power the entire existing facility, according to Donald… The post Country’s largest sloped solar array powers on at former Pittsburgh steel mill appeared first on Solar Power World.


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