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Canadian Solar secures 92 MW PV project financing from Prudential Capital Group and U.S. Bank

2017-04-26 |

Canadian Solar Inc. (Guelph, Ontario) on April 25th, 2017 announced that it has secured financing for its 92 MW IS-42 solar photovoltaic (PV) project near Fayetteville, North Carolina. The financing is in the form of a debt facility with Prudential Capital Group and a tax equity investment commitment from U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation (USBCDC). Read more...

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Another large solar PV system under construction by Asunim in Turkey

Asunim is building two large solar PV plants in Turkey, totaling 42MW


Asunim Yenilenebilir Enerji Teknolojileri İnş. Müh. San. Tic. Ltd. Şti. (Ankara, Turkey), a member of the Asunim group has started construction of two large conglomerate non-licensed solar photovoltaic (PV) plants for several investors. The PV systems are located in southwestern Turkey’s Izmir Province featuring high irradiation values and stable grid conditions. Read more...

ACCIONA’s El Romero solar PV plant in the Atacama desert, Chile

ACCIONA signs a EUR 100 million green loan with BBVA to fund solar PV and wind projects in Chile


ACCIONA Energía (Sarriguren, Spain) has signed a EUR 100 million "green loan" with Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA, Bilbao, Spain) to partially fund its solar photovoltaic (PV) and wind energy projects in Chile. "Green loans" are regulated under the same criteria as "green bonds": an independent auditor certifies the contribution to sustainability by the projects they fund. Read more...

Between H1, 2016 and H2, 2016, solar PV gross cost per watt on the EnergySage market place dropped by 6.25%

EnergySage Solar Marketplace Intel Report highlights accelerating decrease in solar prices


EnergySage (Boston, MA, U.S.) on April 20th, 2017 published its fourth semiannual Solar Marketplace Intel Report, providing a comprehensive analysis of consumer behavior, demographics, and preferences, as well as a complete account of industry trends in the U.S. residential solar market in 2016. Read more...

SunSHIFT provides modular and moveable turnkey solar PV micro-grid solutions

Aussie solar PV technology on track to enter global power market


A game changing moveable and modular solar energy system that can be set up and packed down in days is on track to enter the multi-billion dollar global temporary power market, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) announced on April 20th, 2017. Read more...

BIRD Energy is administered by the BIRD Foundation, which has been promoting cooperation between U.S. and Israeli companies in various technology areas since 1977

New call for proposals provides opportunities for funding U.S.-Israel cooperation for renewable energy and efficiency


BIRD Energy (Tel Aviv, Israel) on April 20th, 2017 announced its eighth funding cycle for U.S.-Israel joint project proposals with a focus on renewable energy and energy efficiency. Read more...

SDG&E energy storage facility in Escondido

SDG&E seeks 83.5 MWs of energy storage to harness clean energy and enhance reliability


On April 19th, 2017 San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E, San Diego, CA, U.S.) announced that it has signed contracts for five new local battery storage facilities for a total of 83.5 megawatts (MW). These four-hour energy storage facilities would be like having batteries from more than 5,500 all-electric, long-range vehicles at the ready, reads the press release. Read more...

The ground-mounted solar PV plant has been designed to fully meet the stringent Japanese earthquake-resistant building standards

ISE Group, Total and SunPower start up the 27 MW Nanao solar PV plant in Japan


ISE Group (Tokyo, Japan), Total (Paris; France) and SunPower Corp. (San Jose, CA, U.S.) have started up a 27 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) plant in Nanao on Japan’s Honshu Island. Completed one year after the beginning of construction, the PV plant will generate clean and reliable electricity to serve thousands of Japanese households on the island. Read more...

LG Chem has launched its residential battery system in the North American market with a high-voltage 400V version. This is its first from a lineup that will be available soon throughout the U.S. and Canada.

LG Chem launches residential energy storage systems in North America


LG Chem Ltd. (Seoul, South Korea) a global provider of lithium-ion batteries for automotive, stationary and consumer applications, has formally launched its range of award-winning residential battery systems in the North American market. The launch follows successful completion of UL certification and represents LG Chem’s initial foray into the North American residential energy storage market. Read more...

ENGIE signed agreement for a 30% equity investment through capital increase in Chinese solar PV company UNISUN

ENGIE enters solar PV business in China


ENGIE (Paris, France) on April 18th, 2017 announced an agreement for a 30% equity investment through capital increase in UNISUN, a Chinese solar photovoltaic (PV) company. According to the press release, since 2014, UNISUN has successfully developed PV projects totaling around 500 MW. Read more...

The 1 MW pilot project will use the RES RESolve Energy Storage System and SMA large-scale inverters

SMA equipment selected for energy storage test at NREL’s National Wind Technology Center


Renewable Energy Systems (RES, Kings Langley, UK) will utilize SMA (Niestetal, Germany) technology for a 1 MW battery pilot project at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) National Wind Technology Center (NWTC), the nation’s premier wind energy technology research facility. Read more...

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