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Over 3 million people in the U.S. now work for clean energy

2017-02-22 |

On February 22nd, 2017, national business groups representing the range and breadth of clean energy companies in the United States cheered government statistics showing their industries support more than 3 million American jobs – equal to the employment of retail stores across the country, and twice as many jobs as involved in construction of buildings. This is based on 2016 data recently released by the U.S. Department of Energy in its second annual “U.S. Energy and Employment Report”. Read more...

 
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The U.S. solar industry added 51,000 American jobs last year alone

Over 3 million people in the U.S. now work for clean energy

2017-02-22

On February 22nd, 2017, national business groups representing the range and breadth of clean energy companies in the United States cheered government statistics showing their industries support more than 3 million American jobs – equal to the employment of retail stores across the country, and twice as many jobs as involved in construction of buildings. This is based on 2016 data recently released by the U.S. Department of Energy in its second annual “U.S. Energy and Employment Report”. Read more...

Utility-scale solar PV plant in China

IHS Markit: China’s solar PV market weakens in Q1, 2017 on confirmation of grace period, but 100% growth predicted for Q2

2017-02-22

After a long wait, the details of China’s new FiT for 2017 were finally confirmed in late December 2016, and were largely in line with expectations. With the 6 month grace period for the 2016 FiT now confirmed, some pressure has been taken off projects to quickly complete, weakening the outlook for the first quarter slightly, IHS Markit (London, UK) reports. Read more...

First Solar reference PV project

First Solar secures financing for a 59.5 MW PV project in Japan

2017-02-22

First Solar, Inc. (Tempe, AZ, U.S.) on February 21st, 2017 announced that it has obtained non-recourse project debt financing of approximately 27 billion yen (USD 240 million) in a syndicated loan arranged by Mizuho Bank Ltd. for a utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) project in Ishikawa prefecture, Japan. The Ishikawa Sogo solar PV plant, with a generation capacity of 59.5 megawatt (MWac), will be one of the largest “mega” solar projects in the Hokuriku region. Read more...

During Q4, 2016, First Solar completed the sale of its remaining interest in the Desert Stateline PV project

First Solar Q4, 2016 results: Net sales decreased, loss per share of USD 6.92

2017-02-22

First Solar, Inc. (Tempe, AZ, U.S.) on February 21st, 2017 announced financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31st, 2016. Full-year net sales were USD 3.0 billion, and Q4, 2016 net sale totaled USD 480 million. Net sales for the fourth quarter were USD 480 million, a decrease of USD 208 million from the prior quarter due to the completion of multiple PV systems projects during the quarter, partially offset by higher module-only sales. Read more...

SMA’s Power+ Solution combines the Sunny Boy U.S. PV inverter with the TS4-R Module Level Power Electronics

SMA introduces Power+ Solution, combining solar PV inverter with MLPE

2017-02-22

As residential solar PV becomes a bigger part of the energy landscape, both consumers and solar professionals are demanding more from their solar technology. To meet the growing demand for fast, cost-effective and high-performing solar solutions, SMA America (Rocklin, CA, U.S.) has launched its new Power+ Solution. Combining the proven Sunny Boy U.S. PV inverter with the TS4-R Module Level Power Electronics (MLPE), the new SMA solution cost-effectively optimizes residential PV systems and ensures higher energy yields, the company says. Read more...

SolAero satellite solar PV panel

SolAero Technologies provides solar power to 91 satellites in record-breaking launch

2017-02-22

SolAero Technologies Corp. (Albuquerque, NM, U.S.), a leading provider of high efficiency solar cells, solar photovoltaic (PV) panels, and composite structural products, congratulates the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) on its successful, record-breaking launch and deployment of 104 satellites from a single rocket. This achievement nearly tripled the previous record of 37 successful deployments from a single launch. Ninety-one of the satellites deployed from ISRO's PSLV-C37 rocket are powered by SolAero products, also a record. Read more...

Yingli Green Energy Spain, S.L.U. (Sociedad Limitdad Unipersonal) has signed a 50.6 MW solar PV panel supply agreement with X-ELIO

Yingli Solar to supply over 50 MW of PV panels for two power plants in Japan

2017-02-21

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (Baoding, China), known as “YingliSolar,” on February 21st, 2017 announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Yingli Green Energy Spain, SLU has signed a 50.6 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) panel supply agreement with X-ELIO, a Spanish developer and operator of utility-scale PV systems. The agreement is for two solar PV plants in Japan: the first one is called Hayato, which will install more than 52,650 multi-crystalline PV panels and has a capacity of 16.9 MW; the second is called S-13, which will install more than 127,000 multi-crystalline solar panels and has a capacity of 33.7 MW. Read more...

JinkoSolar announced that it has completed the repurchase of certain Convertible Senior Notes

JinkoSolar announces completion of repurchase of 4.00% Convertible Senior Notes due 2019

2017-02-21

JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (Shanghai, China) on February 21st, 2017 announced that it has completed the repurchase of certain 4.00% Convertible Senior Notes due 2019 at the option of holders of the Notes. Read more...

1 MWp solar rooftop system on top of IKEA’s Megabangna mall in Bangkok

Phoenix Solar to build 1 MW solar PV system for IKEA in Singapore

2017-02-21

Phoenix Solar Pte Ltd (Singapore) on February 21st, 2017 announced it has been awarded a contract by IKEA Southeast Asia to design and build a 1 MWp solar system on the roof of IKEA Tampines. The system is expected to generate 1.3 million kilowatt hours per year – enough renewable energy to power the equivalent of 283 four-room HDB flats. IKEA expects to trim an estimated USD 2.4 million from the store’s electrical bills over the next ten years. Read more...

Alfen, a manufacturer and end-to-end system integrator of Battery Energy Storage Systems, will be part of the DNV GL-led consortium

DNV GL-led consortium to develop framework for business cases for community battery storage

2017-02-21

A new consortium led by DNV GL (Arnhem, Netherlands), including partners Alfen – manufacturer and end-to-end system integrator of Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) and Peeks – a commercial aggregator for flexibility in the energy system, will provide insight in the social and economic feasibility of community battery systems. One of the results of this partnership includes the investigation of the parameters for a successful community energy storage business case. Read more...

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