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Solar steamrolls wind again in latest joint German auction
18 Apr 2019 at 3:57pm
Industry continues last year’s trend as it reaps all awards at oversubscribed 210MW tender, with 18 bids contracted at an average €0.0566/kWh price.



Solar drives clean energy job boom in Australia
18 Apr 2019 at 2:39pm
Official stats find 210% rise in large-scale PV workforce in past two years but associations warn rules for mandatory electricians could stifle growth.



PV IndiaTech Talk: Iñaki Legarda, Business Director at Mondragon Assembly
18 Apr 2019 at 1:22pm
Finlay Colville interviews Iñaki Legarda about India's PV manufacturing prospects ahead of PV IndiaTech in Delhi next week.



PV IndiaTech Talk: Vinay Rustagi, Managing Director at Bridge to India
18 Apr 2019 at 12:45pm
Finlay Colville interviews Vinay Rustagi ahead of his talk at PV IndiaTech in Delhi next week.



China’s solar installs plummet 46% to 5.2GW in Q1 2019 - AECEA
18 Apr 2019 at 11:53am
According to China’s National Renewable Energy Center (NREC), PV installations in the first quarter of 2019, declined by 46%, year-on-year to only 5.2GW.



Mexico’s IEnova in funding plea for 376MW PV portfolio
18 Apr 2019 at 11:27am
World Bank’s IFC mulling request by energy giant for US$395m facility to deploy four plants at various development stages, with a fifth under consideration.



Duke Energy set to develop, purchase 14-project, 602MW PV pipeline in Carolinas
17 Apr 2019 at 9:03pm
Following an independent evaluation process, Duke Energy is set to produce or purchase a total of 602MW of renewable energy from projects under North Carolina’s Competitive Procurement of Renewable Energy (CPRE) programme.



Ellomay Capital sells 49% of holdings in Talasol Solar, 300MW Spanish PV project
17 Apr 2019 at 8:26pm
Ellomay Capital’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Ellomay Luxembourg Holdings, will sell 49% of the outstanding shares of Talasol Solar to GSE 3 UK Limited and Fond-ICO Infraestructuras II.



Altus Power acquires 19MW PV portfolio across US
17 Apr 2019 at 7:59pm
Altus Power has acquired a multistate operating portfolio of ground-mounted solar assets located in Massachusetts, North Carolina and New Mexico. The portfolio has a combined generation capacity of 19MW.



LONGi investing US$875 million in 2020 production capacity expansion plans
17 Apr 2019 at 7:11pm
Leading monocrystalline wafer producer and ‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member LONGi Green Energy Technology is planning to invest around US$875.7 million in expanding its Czochralski-based monocrystalline silicon (mono-Si) ingot and wafer capacity by 15GW, while expanding mono-Si solar cell capacity by an initial 3GW in 2020.



Construction underway for 24MW floating PV plant in India
17 Apr 2019 at 4:32pm
Reservoir installation by Greenam Energy to power factory complex in Tamil Nadu and sell excess electricity to state-owned utilities.



Solarcentury to build Spanish 200MW portfolio after stake sale
17 Apr 2019 at 1:24pm
UK player divests majority portfolio share to undisclosed buyer days after separate reports suggested a sale of the entire firm is being mulled.




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Vision Solar opening two new locations in Pennsylvania and New Jersey
19 Apr 2019 at 6:43pm
by Billy Ludt
Vision Solar, a Pennsylvania-based renewable energy company, announced the opening of two new locations in Reading, Pennsylvania, and Edison, New Jersey. The company has invested about $500,000 in capital towards growth and has hired more than 30 employees in the two new locations as part of its expansion effort. Vision Solar aims to grow its… The post Vision Solar opening two new locations in Pennsylvania and New Jersey appeared first on Solar Power World.

New York PSC expands access to solar through revised VDER tariff
19 Apr 2019 at 4:13pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Yesterday, the State of New York’s Public Service Commission (PSC) issued its long-awaited order updating the Value of Distributed Energy Resources (VDER) tariff, which compensates distributed energy resources, like solar, for the collective environmental and societal benefits they provide to the state’s electrical grid. For more than a year, the Clean Energy Parties, a coalition… The post New York PSC expands access to solar through revised VDER tariff appeared first on Solar Power World.

Xanterra will unveil new Thomas Jefferson Solar Canopy at Mount Rushmore on Earth Day
19 Apr 2019 at 3:56pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
On Earth Day, Xanterra Travel Collection is set to unveil the new 346-kW Thomas Jefferson Solar Canopy at Mount Rushmore National Memorial. This extraordinary structure provides over half of the electricity used by Xanterra’s gift shop and restaurant at Mount Rushmore. The system is the second largest solar installation in the state. The system includes… The post Xanterra will unveil new Thomas Jefferson Solar Canopy at Mount Rushmore on Earth Day appeared first on Solar Power World.

Washington utility Avista commits to 100% clean energy by 2045
19 Apr 2019 at 2:41pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Avista announced its goal to serve its customers with 100% clean electricity by 2045 and to have a carbon-neutral supply of electricity by the end of 2027. This announcement bolsters Avista’s long-standing history of and well-established approach to providing clean, reliable and affordable energy to the customers and communities it serves. “We’re proud to announce… The post Washington utility Avista commits to 100% clean energy by 2045 appeared first on Solar Power World.

Leading energy companies form ESA task force for energy storage safety
18 Apr 2019 at 10:01pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Top energy companies — including GE Energy Storage, Panasonic, LG Chem Power and Duke Energy — joined the Energy Storage Association today to make safety a priority when manufacturing and operating energy storage systems. ESA formally launched the Energy Storage Industry Corporate Responsibility Initiative and pledge at its Annual Energy Storage Conference & Expo in… The post Leading energy companies form ESA task force for energy storage safety appeared first on Solar Power World.

Entrepreneur launches RENewed Wind and Solar online component resale marketplace
18 Apr 2019 at 4:43pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Renewable energy entrepreneur David Blittersdorf announced the launch of RENewed Wind and Solar, an online marketplace for refurbished wind and solar equipment. RENewed Wind and Solar’s website, www.renewedwindandsolar.com, offers bargain prices on an array of high-quality pre-owned, refurbished and never-before-used wind and solar equipment. From recalibrated anemometers to second-life solar panels, RENewed Wind and Solar… The post Entrepreneur launches RENewed Wind and Solar online component resale marketplace appeared first on Solar Power World.

Advanced Energy releases guide to help corporations procure renewable energy
18 Apr 2019 at 4:15pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Of the more than 15 gigawatts of corporate renewable energy deals done to date, less than 2 GW have occurred through utility programs, with the vast majority of power purchase agreements occurring in states that have competitive wholesale markets. A new report from the Advanced Energy Buyers Group, a business-led coalition of large energy users,… The post Advanced Energy releases guide to help corporations procure renewable energy appeared first on Solar Power World.

Mosaic launches PowerSwitch 6 loan to help installers lower customer acquisition costs
18 Apr 2019 at 3:47pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Six years after Mosaic revolutionized the residential solar sector by offering innovative financing options, the company announced the launch of PowerSwitch 6, the next generation of home solar loans. Backed by one of the premier global private equity firms and enjoying strong partnerships with top-tier financial institutions, Mosaic also announced that it has helped nearly… The post Mosaic launches PowerSwitch 6 loan to help installers lower customer acquisition costs appeared first on Solar Power World.

Dynamic Energy completes one of the largest community solar projects in New York
18 Apr 2019 at 3:33pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Dynamic Energy Solutions announced it has completed construction of one of the largest community solar projects in New York State. The 5.49-MW project, known as the Capital Region Community Solar Garden, will generate more than 7,300 megawatt-hours per year. The Capital Region Community Solar Garden is a remotely installed solar project consisting of two adjacent… The post Dynamic Energy completes one of the largest community solar projects in New York appeared first on Solar Power World.

EnerBank announces new Triple Option Loan for rooftop solar projects
18 Apr 2019 at 2:58pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
EnerBank USA, the national consumer lender that helps strategic business partners and independent home improvement contractors increase their sales, recently announced a new Triple Option Loan for contractors to offer homeowners who are installing solar panels and expect to receive income tax incentives, rebates, and/or other significant payments. The new loan features a 12- or… The post EnerBank announces new Triple Option Loan for rooftop solar projects appeared first on Solar Power World.

Sungrow rolls out new all-in-one energy storage system at ESA conference
18 Apr 2019 at 2:52pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
At ESA’s Annual Energy Storage Conference & Expo, Sungrow premiered its fully Integrated ESS (Energy Storage System) Solution and DC Coupled PV & Storage System Solutions. As the Energy Storage (ESS) market continues to grow in the United States, Sungrow leads the industry as it pushes toward a new wave of industry innovations, again demonstrating… The post Sungrow rolls out new all-in-one energy storage system at ESA conference appeared first on Solar Power World.

CPS America inverters now UL-certified for rapid shutdown
17 Apr 2019 at 7:31pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Tigo announced the new Underwriter Laboratories (UL) certification of its TS4 Platform Rapid Shutdown Systems (RSS) with Chint Power Solutions (CPS). The CPS inverters listed below successfully certified with Tigo’s RSS solutions: TS4-F (Fire Safety), TS4-O (Optimization) and TS4-L (Long String). Tigo is currently compatible and available with CPS and more tier one certified inverter manufacturing partners throughout… The post CPS America inverters now UL-certified for rapid shutdown appeared first on Solar Power World.


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