Solar News

Kyocera Solar to repurpose golf courses in Japan with PV plants totaling 115 MW

2015-07-01 |

Kyocera Corporation (Kyoto, Japan) on June 30th, 2015 announced that Kyocera TCL Solar LLC, its joint venture with Century Tokyo Leasing Corporation, has commenced construction of a 23 megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant on an abandoned golf course in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. The plant will generate an estimated 26,312 megawatt hours (MWh) of solar power per year – enough electricity to power approximately 8,100 typical local households. In addition to this project, Kyocera and Century Tokyo Leasing, along with two other companies, recently announced that it is also developing a 92 MW PV power plant at a site in Kagoshima Prefecture. Read more...

 
Displaying results 1 to 10 out of 467
Artist’s rendering of the 92 MW Kanoya Osaki Solar Hills PV Plant at the site in Kagoshima Prefecture

Kyocera Solar to repurpose golf courses in Japan with PV plants totaling 115 MW

2015-07-01

Kyocera Corporation (Kyoto, Japan) on June 30th, 2015 announced that Kyocera TCL Solar LLC, its joint venture with Century Tokyo Leasing Corporation, has commenced construction of a 23 megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant on an abandoned golf course in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. The plant will generate an estimated 26,312 megawatt hours (MWh) of solar power per year – enough electricity to power approximately 8,100 typical local households. In addition to this project, Kyocera and Century Tokyo Leasing, along with two other companies, recently announced that it is also developing a 92 MW PV power plant at a site in Kagoshima Prefecture. Read more...

Yingli Solar has completed a bond financing USD 3.2 million for a 4 MW solar PV project in China

Yingli Solar offers PV investment to the Chinese public through internet financing platform

2015-07-01

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (Baoding, China), known as “Yingli Solar”, on June 30th, 2015 announced that it completed a bond financing RMB 20 million yuan (USD 3.2 million) for a 4 megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic (PV) project. Yingli's financing partners for the project are Tianjin Xinhai Financial Leasing Co., Ltd. and Principal Shield (Xiamen) Financial Technical Service Co., Ltd. The project bonds are now available for the Chinese public to invest in online. Read more...

Dr. Gay has been president of Applied Solar and chairman of the Applied Solar Council at Applied Materials

Solar industry veteran, prominent scientist Dr. Charlie Gay joins Natcore Technology advisory board

2015-07-01

Dr. Charlie Gay, the former Director of the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) and president/CEO of Siemens Solar Industries, a leading photovoltaic (PV) manufacturer, has joined the science advisory board of Natcore Technology Inc. (Rochester, N.Y, US). Read more...

Solairedirect PV plant in India. The company is present in more than 15 countries

ENGIE acquires majority stake in Solairedirect, becomes French leader in PV industry

2015-07-01

ENGIE (Paris, France), formerly GDF Suez, has just acquired a 95% stake in solar photovoltaic (PV) project developer Solairedirect SA (Paris, France) with 100% voting rights in Solairedirect. The merger between the two businesses allows ENGIE to bolster its position in the solar PV sector and makes it the market leader in France with a total gross installed capacity of 383 MW. Read more...

Advanced Energy tried to expand its presence in high growth PV markets such as the UK, India and Japan and promote its string inverter technology via the RefuSol acquisition. Image: RefuSol inverters

Advanced Energy to wind down solar PV inverter business to focus on precision power business

2015-07-01

Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (Fort Collins, Colorado, US), on June 29th, 2015 announced that it has made a strategic decision to focus solely on its precision power business and wind down its solar photovoltaic (PV) inverter business, which is operated under AE Solar Energy Inc., AEI Power GmbH and their subsidiaries. Read more...

Dammakhedi is the first PV plant in Madhya Pradesh to use single axis PV tracker technology

Solar in India: SunEdison inaugurates 50 MW PV plant in Madhya Pradesh

2015-07-01

SunEdison Inc. (Belmont., California, US), on June 30th, 2015 announced the inauguration of the Dammakhedi 50 megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic (PV) plant in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Dammakhedi is the first PV plant in the state to use single axis tracker technology to maximize solar power production. The project created more than one thousand jobs during construction, and was completed two months ahead of schedule, the company notes. Read more...

Moody’s notes that German generators are seeking to diversify further into lower risk activities such as renewables and energy services

Moody's analysis: Low power prices in Germany keep pressure on generation earnings

2015-07-01

Moody's Investors Service expects that German power prices will remain in the range of EUR 30–35 per megawatt hour (MWh) to 2020. This compares with around EUR 31–32/MWh today, and reflects: (1) new capacity which will shift price-setting from marginal hard coal plants to more efficient ones; (2) Moody's view that coal prices will recover only modestly over the period; and (3) an expectation of broadly flat CO2 prices. Read more...

Jinko Solar PV plant (39 MW) in Marion county, US

JinkoSolar U.S. signs amendments to credit agreement with Wells Fargo Bank: Credit limit to be doubled

2015-06-30

JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (Shanghai, China) on June 30th, 2015 announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, JinkoSolar (U.S.) INC., has signed amendments to the credit agreement with Wells Fargo Bank, National Association ("Wells Fargo"). Under the new terms of the credit agreement, JinkoSolar US’s credit limit will be raised to USD 40 million from USD 20 million. Read more...

The SolarCity Homebuilder Program is now taking orders for solar PV and home energy storage systems

SolarCity offers energy storage and fixed-rate solar power to California homebuilders

2015-06-30

SolarCity (San Mateo, CA, U.S.) on June 30th, 2015 announced energy storage for new homes and a special low, fixed-rate solar power offering for California homebuilders and their buyers. The SolarCity Homebuilder Program is now taking orders for solar photovoltaic (PV) and home energy storage systems. The new energy storage service, in conjunction with solar power, includes the Tesla Powerwall battery pack, an advanced hybrid inverter, monitoring and control systems and a warranty and service agreement. Read more...

The report finds that the total installed solar thermal capacity in Europe increased by 5.3% at the end of 2014, despite an overall decrease in newly installed capacity

ESTIF presents positive outlook for some European solar thermal market segments, despite disappointing overall results

2015-06-30

Although the European solar thermal market experienced an overall decrease of around 7% in newly installed capacity in 2014, at the end of the year the total installed capacity increased by 5.3%. While this is the third consecutive year of decline for market leader Germany, some markets are bucking the trend, the European Solar Thermal Industry Federation (ESTIF) announced. Read more...

Displaying results 1 to 10 out of 467