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REC Group celebrates U.S. market success with showcase of new PV solutions at SPI 2015

2015-08-28 |

REC Group, the largest European solar PV brand, will be exhibiting its high-quality, tariff-free solar solutions at Solar Power International 2015 (SPI 2015) in Anaheim, California, U.S. REC has seen remarkable success in the U.S. solar photovoltaic (PV) market since the 2014 SPI trade show, reaching several key milestones over the past year. These achievements will be highlighted during the show. Read more...

 
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REC’s SolarBox is comprised of PV panels, an inverter system, a battery bank and a backup diesel generator

REC Group celebrates U.S. market success with showcase of new PV solutions at SPI 2015

2015-08-28

REC Group, the largest European solar PV brand, will be exhibiting its high-quality, tariff-free solar solutions at Solar Power International 2015 (SPI 2015) in Anaheim, California, U.S. REC has seen remarkable success in the U.S. solar photovoltaic (PV) market since the 2014 SPI trade show, reaching several key milestones over the past year. These achievements will be highlighted during the show. Read more...

The first introductory course for solar engineers took place in Beijing in July 2015

Swiss software company Vela Solaris launches training courses for solar engineers in China

2015-08-28

In order to meet the growing demand for solar engineers in China, software manufacturer Vela Solaris (Winterthur, Switzerland) together with its partner NERCRE and the Swiss university ZHAW, have launched a training program which will produce 400 solar engineers per year. Read more...

Left to right:  Nic Stover, CEO of CalCom Solar;  Congressman Valadao; Brian Medeiros, VP, Medeiros & Son Dairy; Bernadette Del Chiaro, CALSEIA; Kelly Knutsen, CALSEIA.  The solar PV array helps Medeiros and Son Dairy save money and better handle energy and water management

1.1 MW solar PV array facilitates optimized energy use at leading California dairy

2015-08-28

Congressman David Valadao (R-CA) presided over the dedication of a significant new solar power system in the Central Valley - at Medeiros & Son Dairy. The 1.1 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) system was designed and deployed by Visalia-based CalCom Solar, a developer of solar projects for agribusinesses and water districts. Read more...

Semprius manufactures HCPV solar modules with production module efficiency averaging over 35 percent

Semprius awarded USD 2.9 million from ARPA-E to develop high efficiency, low-cost CPV-PV hybrid solar technology

2015-08-28

Semprius, Inc. (Durham, North Carolina, U.S.), a developer of high concentration solar photovoltaic (HCPV) modules, was awarded a competitive USD 2.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). The funding will be used to develop technologies that lower the cost of solar-generated electricity while dramatically increasing system efficiencies and energy yields, the company announces. Read more...

In Q2, 2015 Hanwha Q CELLS increased solar PV module shipments 12.2% quarter-over-quarter

Hanwha Q CELLS Q2, 2015 results: PV module shipments increased 12.2% quarter-over-quarter; Gross margin exceeds guidance

2015-08-27

Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd. (Seoul, South Korea) on August 27th, 2015 reported its unaudited financial results for the three months ended June 30th, 2015. Hanwha Q CELLS shipped solar photovoltaic (PV) modules totaling 614 MW in Q2, 2015, an increase of 12.2% quarter-over-quarter. Total shipments include 561 MW of external shipments, 25 MW of OEM and 28 MW of shipments to the Company's own downstream projects. Read more...

Solar PV installations are the UK’s most popular energy source according to DECC polling

STA: U.K. government publishes “alarming” review of feed-in tariff; Consultation process begins

2015-08-27

The British government has published its review of the Feed-in Tariff scheme for supporting small-scale renewables on homes, offices and public buildings on August 27th, 2015. The scheme is dominated by solar PV installations, which is the UK’s most popular energy source according to DECC polling. Stakeholders can now feed back to the government, with the deadline for responses 23rd October 2015, the Solar Trade Association (STA, Milton Keynes, UK) reports. Read more...

Blythe Mesa is one of the largest renewable energy projects approved by the BLM

U.S. Interior Department approves 485 MW Blythe Mesa solar PV project in California

2015-08-27

As part of U.S. President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to reduce carbon pollution, create jobs and move our economy toward clean energy sources, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has approved the Blythe Mesa Solar project in California. The 485-megawatt solar photovoltaic (PV) facility will be constructed in Riverside County and will produce enough solar power to supply more than 145,000 homes in California. Read more...

Entropy’s portfolio includes several utility-scale PV plants.

Principal Solar, Entropy to build 100 MW PV plant in Cumberland County, North Carolina

2015-08-27

Principal Solar, Inc. (Addison, Texas, U.S.), a solar photovoltaic (PV) developer and operator, has agreed to terms to co-develop its first major solar asset with affiliates of Entropy Investment Management, LLC (Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.). The 100 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) facility, located in Cumberland County, North Carolina, will produce enough electricity to power approximately 20,000 average American homes. Read more...

The SmartStorage system predicts demand spikes to cap expensive demand charges

Sharp integrates software to streamline the proposal creation process for energy storage installations

2015-08-27

Sharp Electronics Corporation’s Energy Systems and Services Group (Sharp) on August 26th, 2015 announced the integration of Energy Toolbase as its software platform of choice for accurately calculating peak demand savings for “SmartStorage” energy storage system installations. Sharp is the first to integrate its proprietary SmartStorage operating algorithms with Energy Toolbase’s powerful optimization tools to quickly generate specific proposals. Users can accurately determine the dollar savings of SmartStorage projects that are integrated with a solar photovoltaic (PV) system, or as a standalone energy storage system. Read more...

E.ON Solar has sold the 20 MW PV plant Alamo Solar to Dominion Virginia Power in May 2015

E.ON Solar announces start of construction on the 20 MW (AC) PV plant Maricopa West in in Kern County, California

2015-08-27

E.ON Solar (San Francisco, California, U.S.), a subsidiary of E.ON SE (Dusseldorf, Germany), on August 26th, 2015 announced that Maricopa West, a 20 MW (AC) solar photovoltaic (PV) project in Kern County, California, has entered the construction phase. Maricopa West occupies land in Southern California purchased by E.ON Solar from Maricopa Orchards, LLC. The PV plant will utilize a single-axis tracking system and consist of 89,000 solar panels. It will be fully operational later this year. Read more...

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