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Government of India approves 15 GW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic projects

2015-02-27 |

The Indian Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, on February 25th, 2015 approved the implementation of the scheme for setting up 15,000 megawatts (MW) of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects under the National Solar Mission through in three tranches. Read more...

 
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Government of India approves 15 GW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic projects

2015-02-27

The Indian Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, on February 25th, 2015 approved the implementation of the scheme for setting up 15,000 megawatts (MW) of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects under the National Solar Mission through in three tranches. Read more...

Plastic solar thermal collector manufactured by extrusion (1), extruded absorber for flexible absorber widths (2), end caps for polymer collectors (3)

Fraunhofer ISE research proves environmental and economic benefits of polymer solar thermal collectors

2015-02-27

Within the “ExKoll” project, the durability analysis group at Fraunhofer ISE (Freiburg, Germany) investigated the economic feasibility of polymer solar thermal collectors and performed life-cycle analyses. The experts found that in comparison to standard solar thermal flat collectors, mass-produced polymer collectors perform better economically and ecologically. Read more...

The new fund will cover the upfront cost of solar PV panel installations for thousands of homeowners

SolarCity creates fund to finance USD 750 million in residential PV projects with investment from Google

2015-02-27

SolarCity Corp. (San Mateo, California, U.S.) has created a fund expected to finance USD 750 million in residential solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in the U.S. with an investment from Google. The new fund will cover the upfront cost of solar panel installations for thousands of homeowners in 14 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, and make it possible for them to pay less for solar power than they pay for electricity generated by fossil fuels. Read more...

Panasonic's solution demonstrates how cellular towers can be retro-fitted with solar power generation and advanced energy storage equipment

Panasonic develops comprehensive solar PV, energy storage solution for cellular towers and Wi-Fi sites

2015-02-27

Panasonic Eco Solutions will introduce its Green Tower comprehensive energy solution for cellular tower and Wi-Fi hotspot sites at the Mobile World Congress, taking place March 2–5 in Barcelona, Spain. Panasonic and its partner, PowerOasis, will unveil a Lithium Ion-based hybrid power solution, combining Panasonic's powerful Lithium Ion battery and solar photovoltaic (PV) technology expertise with PowerOasis' industry-leading telecommunications energy management platform. Read more...

The Solmetric SunEye 210 and its line of products will no longer be available

Residential PV systems provider Vivint Solar creates new technology team - Solar Labs

2015-02-27

Vivint Solar (San Francisco, CA, US), provider of residential solar photovoltaic (PV) systems on February 26th, 2015 announced that its Solmetric team will be fully integrated into the Vivint Solar operating structure and be known as Vivint Solar Labs. The new research and development team will focus on proprietary photovoltaic installation instruments and software. Read more...

Solar cells and a range of other technologies will benefit from University of Luxembourg‘s photovoltaic research results

Photovoltaic research: University of Luxembourg researchers enable solar cells to use more sunlight

2015-02-26

Scientists of the University of Luxembourg and of the Japanese electronics company TDK report progress in photovoltaic research: they have improved a component that will enable solar cells to use more energy of the sun and thus create a higher current. The improvement concerns a conductive oxide film which now has more transparency in the infrared region. Similar attempts had been made before, but this is the first time that these films were prepared by a one-step process and, at the same time, stable in air. Read more...

The British Government will close the current Renewables Obligation system for solar farms above 5 MW

Solar PV gets little in UK Government’s new auction system

2015-02-26

The British Government on February 26th, 2015 announced which technologies and companies have won low carbon energy contracts in the new ‘Contracts for Difference’ auction for renewable energy. The results are disappointing for solar photovoltaics (PV) but not surprising and come as more and more analyses shows that, as long as it is given stable support, solar could very soon be competitive with fossil fuels without subsidy, the British Solar Trade Association (STA, Milton Keynes, UK) comments. Read more...

WIRSOL has sold two solar farms to Bluefield Solar Income Fund

WIRSOL Energy announces the sale of two solar PV farms totaling 42 MW in the UK to Bluefield

2015-02-26

WIRSOL Energy Ltd (London, UK), the company founded by and subsidiary of WIRCON GmbH (Waghäusel, Germany) which focuses on both on-shore wind markets and solar photovoltaic (PV) markets, on February 24th, 2015 announced that it has concluded the sale of two solar farms to Bluefield Solar Income Fund Ltd. The two solar parks total 42 MW. Read more...

Artist’s rendering of the PV-diesel hybrid power plant with battery storage and GreenPowerMonitor SCADA system in Bolivia

SMA extends collaboration with GreenPowerMonitor with SCADA solutions for PV power plants

2015-02-26

SMA Solar Technology AG (Niestetal, Germany) and GreenPowerMonitor (Barcelona, Spain) an international provider of monitoring and control systems for solar photovoltaic (PV) power plants, have signed an agreement for future cooperation. The intensified collaboration is aimed at deploying coordinated PV power plant solutions, including the SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) system. Read more...

REC's integrated wafer, cell and PV module production facility in Singapore

REC Group, Sunrun increase PV panel supply agreement to 100 MW

2015-02-26

REC Group (Oslo, Norway) and Sunrun (San Francisco, California, US), the largest dedicated residential solar photovoltaic (PV) company in the United States, on February 25th, 2015 announced the expansion of their supply agreement signed in August 2014. Under the terms of the deal, Sunrun will purchase 100 megawatts (MW) of REC’s Peak Energy solar panels, with deliveries scheduled throughout 2015. Read more...

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