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Conergy enters solar PV market in Turkey with joint venture

2015-03-31 |

On March 31st, 2015 Conergy (Hamburg), announced its expansion into Turkey with the establishment of a co-owned solar photovoltaic (PV) company called RKT Conergy. This new company is co-owned with the Turkish CO Group, a joint venture partner with which Conergy is well positioned to be a leading player in the Turkish PV market, the company notes. Read more...

 
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Conergy’s expansion into Turkey follows the company’s recent return to profitability. Image: Conergy refenerce PV plant on Gran Canaria

Conergy enters solar PV market in Turkey with joint venture

2015-03-31

On March 31st, 2015 Conergy (Hamburg), announced its expansion into Turkey with the establishment of a co-owned solar photovoltaic (PV) company called RKT Conergy. This new company is co-owned with the Turkish CO Group, a joint venture partner with which Conergy is well positioned to be a leading player in the Turkish PV market, the company notes. Read more...

The 3.275 megawatt array is built on a 10ha former airstrip

University of Queensland, Australia, commissions 3.3 MW solar PV research array

2015-03-31

The University of Queensland’s new 3.275 megawatt (MW) Gatton Solar Research Facility comprises more than 37,000 thin-film photovoltaic panels, mounted on the campus’s 10ha former airstrip. The advanced technology photovoltaic (PV) modules from First Solar will produce enough clean energy to power more than 450 average Queensland homes. The PV plant will also include battery storage to improve understanding of the value of short- and medium-term energy storage, its impact on the quality of power supply and any resulting economic benefits. Read more...

SFCE, amongst others, will offer solar PV technology for Changzhou

Shunfeng signs green energy cooperation agreement with the city of Changzhou, China

2015-03-31

Shunfeng International Clean Energy Limited (SFCE, Hong Kong) on March 31st, 2015 announced that the company has signed a strategic cooperation framework agreement with Changzhou municipal government in Jiangsu Province, China. The agreement will facilitate the construction of the Sunan National Innovation Demonstration Zone where SFCE will demonstrate its low carbon and energy saving solutions. Changzhou seeks to transform into an energy-saving green city and is working to promote energy saving in its urban communities. Read more...

Hanergy’s Hainan 50 MWp PV Power station at the PV Industrial Park at Qiaboqia Town, Gonghe County

Hanergy Thin Film Power Group increases 2014 revenues by 193 percent, doubles gross profit

2015-03-31

Hanergy Thin Film Power Group Ltd., a producer of turnkey production lines for thin-film solar photovoltaic (PV) modules, and also engaged in downstream solar power generation and application business worldwide, on March 30th, 2015 announced consolidated results of the Company and its subsidiaries for the year ended December 31st, 2014. The group’s total 2014 revenues increased by 193 percent to HK$ 9,615,028 (approx. USD 1,239,880), compared to HK$ 3,283,791 in 2013 (approx. USD 423,453). Gross profit reached to HK$ 5,504,648 (approx. USD 709,838) compared to HK$ 2,636,012 in 2013 (approx. USD 339,920), up 109 percent. Read more...

The GoldLight solar  PV plant uses approximately 46,800 of Canadian Solar's CSX6-300|305|310P panels

Canadian Solar completes the sale of the 10 MW (AC) GoldLight PV power plant to an affiliate of DIF Infrastructure III

2015-03-31

Canadian Solar Inc. (Gueleph, Ontario) on March 30th, 2015 announced the sale of the 10 MW AC GoldLight solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant to an affiliate of DIF Infrastructure III (DIF, Amsterdam). This PV plant is valued at over CAD 68 million (USD 54 million) and uses approximately 46,800 of Canadian Solar's CSX6-300|305|310P PV panels. Read more...

"Hawaiian Electric is gaining a partner that is the world's largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun, with a commitment to supporting rooftop solar in Hawaii”, says HEI's president Connie Lau

FERC approves merger between NextEra Energy and Hawaiian Electric Industries

2015-03-31

NextEra Energy, Inc. (Juno Beach, Fla., US) and Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (Honolulu), whose subsidiaries include Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc., Hawaii Electric Light Company, Inc. and Maui Electric Company Limited (collectively referred to as Hawaiian Electric), on March 30th, 2015 announced that the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has given its approval to the companies' proposed merger that was announced in December 2014. Read more...

The CSPV receiver converts a high proportion of sunlight to power while an advanced cooling system keeps it from overheating. The technology requires a smaller amount of space per kilowatt of capacity compared to existing concentrating solar thermal technologies.

Raygen unveils concentrating solar photovoltaic power tower in Newbridge, Victoria, Australia

2015-03-31

Raygen Resources (Melbourne, Australia) on March 27th, 2015 unveiled concentrating solar photovoltaic (CSPV) power tower in Newbridge, Victoria, paving the way for the deployment of utility-scale CSPV power stations in Australia and overseas. ARENA CEO Ivor Frischknecht congratulated RayGen Resources on the USD 3.6 million pre-commercial pilot project, which was supported by USD 1.7 million funding from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA). Read more...

Pilots Bertrand Piccard (right) and André Borschberg (left): “China has become number one in wind power and in solar panel production, and if you look at how much efforts the Chinese government is making to increase the use of renewable energy to optimize the energy mix, there is no surprise that Solar Impulse is so well received in the country

Solar Impulse 2 successfully landed at Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport, China

2015-03-31

Attempting the First Round-The-World Solar Flight to inspire innovation and encourage the use of clean technologies, the solar photovoltaic (PV) powered airplane of Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg successfully landed at the Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport on Tuesday March 31st, 2015. Read more...

The acquisition PV plants in key markets will continue to be an important part of SPI’s strategy to strengthen its global presence. Image: Single-axis tracker PV plant installed by SPI in Sacramento, California.

SPI to acquire solar PV Projects totaling 12.3 MW in Italy and California from LDK Solar

2015-03-31

Solar Power, Inc. (SPI, Shanghai, China) on March 30th, 2015 announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, SPI China (HK) Limited, has entered into a share purchase agreement with LDK Solar Europe Holding S.A. and LDK Solar USA, Inc. to acquire certain assets including 4.5 megawatts (MW) of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in Italy and 7.8 MW of solar PV projects in California, respectively. Read more...

Starsol Chad project is promoted by a consortium including NewSolar Invest, a solar energy project developer, CIEC Monaco, an engineering company, and Arborescence Capital, an infrastructure and renewable energy project financing arranger

SEFA to support 40 MW solar PV Plant in Chad

2015-03-30

The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) has approved a USD 780,000 preparation grant for the development of the first phase 40 MW of the “Starsol” photovoltaic (PV) plant near N'Djamena in Chad as the first Independent Power Producer (IPP) scheme to be connected to the national grid. Specifically, the SEFA grant will finance the costs related to technical assistance for the completion of the plant design and grid study, as well as advisors for legal and financial structuring of a bankable IPP. Read more...

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