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EDF Energies Nouvelles commissions the 50 MW Zmorot solar PV plant in Israel

2016-05-24 |

EDF Energies Nouvelles (Paris, France) on May 23rd, 2016 announced the commissioning of the 50 MWp Zmorot solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant by its local subsidiary EDF EN Israël. The PV facility, one of the most powerful in the country, was inaugurated by the French Prime Minister during his official visit to Israel, together with Israeli Ministers of the Environment Protection and of National Infrastructure, Energy and Water and Antoine Cahuzac, Chief Executive Officer of EDF Energies Nouvelles. Read more...

 
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EDF Energies Nouvelles commissions the 50 MW Zmorot solar PV plant in Israel

2016-05-24

EDF Energies Nouvelles (Paris, France) on May 23rd, 2016 announced the commissioning of the 50 MWp Zmorot solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant by its local subsidiary EDF EN Israël. The PV facility, one of the most powerful in the country, was inaugurated by the French Prime Minister during his official visit to Israel, together with Israeli Ministers of the Environment Protection and of National Infrastructure, Energy and Water and Antoine Cahuzac, Chief Executive Officer of EDF Energies Nouvelles. Read more...

Chile President Michelle Bachelet at today's announcement by Total and SunPower to provide solar power for Metro de Santiago, the world's first metro to run on PV power

The world's first metro to run on solar energy powered by Total and SunPower

2016-05-24

Total and SunPower Corp. on May 23rd, 2016 announced that SunPower has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) for the supply of 300 gigawatt hours (GWh) per year of solar power to Metro of Santiago, Chile. With this agreement, Metro of Santiago will become the first public transportation system in the world to run mostly on solar energy. Metro of Santiago currently serves 2.2 million passengers per day. Read more...

This investment fund will enable the company to design, procure, and build low-cost, solar PV systems for more than 7,200 new residential customers

Residential solar PV provider Vivint Solar closes tax equity investment fund with a new investor

2016-05-24

Vivint Solar (Lehi, Utah, US), a provider of distributed solar PV systems in the United States, on May 23rd, 2016 announced it closed a tax equity investment fund with a new investor, with an aggregate funding commitment of USD 75 million, which will enable the company to install more than 45 megawatts of residential solar PV systems. Read more...

Leading U.S. commercial solar PV installers. Source: U.S. Commercial Solar Landscape 2016-2020

GTM Research: Top 10 project developers account for just 42% of the U.S. commercial solar PV market

2016-05-23

According to GTM Research’s (Boston, Mass., US) latest report, “U.S. Commercial Solar Landscape 2016-2020”, the top ten developers account for just 42 percent of the U.S. commercial solar market. This contrasts with the much more consolidated residential PV market, where the top three companies installed nearly half of the segment’s total in 2015. Read more...

ReneSola now has a solar power project pipeline of 785.3 MW at different development stages

ReneSola Q1, 2016 results: 350.7 MW of solar PV modules shipped; revenue down 12.0% q/q

2016-05-23

ReneSola Ltd (Shanghai, China) on May 23rd, 2016 announced its unaudited financial results for the first quarter ended March 31st, 2016. The company’s total external solar PV module shipments were 350.7 MW while module shipments to the Company's downstream projects were 20.1 MW. ReneSola’s revenue of USD 260.7 million was down 12.0% q/q and 25.3% y/y. However, revenue was in-line with the guidance of USD 260-USD 270 million. Read more...

JinkoSolar’s PV production. Its modules received Q+ certification from TUV Rheinland

PV manufacturer JinkoSolar to receive Q+ Certification from TUV Rheinland

2016-05-23

JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (Shanghai, China) on May 23, 2016 announced that it has become the first Chinese photovoltaic manufacturer to have its modules receive Qualification Plus (Q+) certification from TUV Rheinland (Germany). Q+ certification is now recommended by the California Energy Commission, which implies that it could become a requirement for entering California's renewable energy market in the future, JinkoSolar notes. Read more...

Canadian Solar reference PV plant

Canadian Solar closes USD 52 million PV project refinancing with BayernLB

2016-05-23

Canadian Solar Inc. (Guelph, Ontario) on May 23rd, 2016 announced that it has closed a GBP 36.4 million (USD 52 million) project financing facility with BayernLB (Munich, Germany) to refinance a portfolio of four solar photovoltaic (PV) power plants, totaling 40.2 megawatts in the UK. Read more...

The Antarctic solar PV installation. Image: Knut Ole Strysse, Norsk Polarinstitutt

Norwegian Polar Institute, partner companies realise Antarctic solar PV pilot project “Troll Green Station”

2016-05-23

The Norwegian Polar Institute’s research station in Antarctica, located at 1.275 m above sea level in Dronning Maud Land attempts to minimize energy consumption by the integration of renewable energy, with focus on solar photovoltaics (PV). The project called “Troll Green Station” has decided to build a pilot solar PV array on the roof of one of the buildings (Blåbo-I) in order to build competence and collect data. Read more...

IDRO and SCHMID Group plan to establish a solar PV manufacturing facility to produce modules in Iran. Annual capacity: 200 MW

Solar PV manufacturing in Iran: IDRO and SCHMID Group start collaboration

2016-05-23

The Industrial Development & Renovation Organization of Iran (IDRO) and SCHMID Group (Freudenstadt, Germany) will start a collaboration to establish a fully integrated solar photovoltaic (PV) manufacturing plant in Iran. The PV production facility will include the entire photovoltaics value chain, including production of polysilicon, solar wafer, solar cell and PV module, SCHMID announced. Read more...

ReneSola’s HQ, Shanghai, China

ReneSola to develop solar PV projects totaling 116 MW in Turkey

2016-05-23

ReneSola Ltd. (Shanghai, China) on May 20th, 2016 announced that it has formed a partnership with UCK Group, a leading Turkish solar energy provider to develop a pipeline of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in Turkey with a total installed capacity of 116 MW. Read more...

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