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OG&E and SunPower Announce 10-Megawatt Solar Plant

2017-07-21 |

OGE Energy Corp. electric utility subsidiary Oklahoma Gas & Electric Company (OG&E) and SunPower Corp. have signed a contract to build a 10-megawatt (AC) solar photovoltaic power plant in Covington, Oklahoma. Read more...


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Energy labelling of heating systems


The European Parliament adopts amendments of energy labelling Directive. Rating scale will go from A to G in the future. However, the LabelPack A+ project underlines that the existing label continues to apply to space and water heaters beyond 2020. Read more...

Solar industry will reduce wafer kerf loss considerably


The average silicon consumption for manufacturing multi- and monocrystalline solar cells will drop from 4.8 grams per watt (g/W) in 2016 by 25% to 3.6 g/W in 2020. This is the result of a new scenario developed by the polysilicon market research firm Bernreuter Research. Read more...

PV Power Plant of Phoenix in the US

Phoenix Solar broadens project pipeline


The Executive Board of Phoenix Solar AG presented a strong expansion of the project pipeline at the Annual Meeting of Shareholders of the company today. The weighted global project pipeline ("Short-listed" or higher) increased strongly to 444 MWp, up from 349.7 MWp as of end March 2017. Read more...

Chillamurra Solar Plant at Goondiwindi Queensland

BELECTRIC PEG system successfully installed in Australia


The BELECTRIC PEG system design achieves a significant milestone for cost-effective solar PV power generation Read more...

NREL Announces Participants for 2017 Executive Energy Leadership Program


The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has selected 22 leaders to participate in its 2017 Executive Energy Leadership program (Energy Execs). Read more...

Christoph Heinermann, CEO of KACO new energy Africa (Pty) Ltd..

KACO new energy is partnering with Microcare


A new collaboration with local company Microcare is opening up further opportunities for growth in South Africa for KACO new energy GmbH, and helping strengthen the German inverter manufacturer’s presence on the African continent, south of the Sahara. Read more...

U.S. Solar Market Adds 2 Gigawatts of PV in Q1 2017


Following rapid growth across the industry in 2016, the United States solar market added 2,044 megawatts of new capacity in the first quarter of 2017. Utility-scale solar prices fall below $1/watt for the first time, according to GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association's (SEIA) latest U.S. Solar Market Insight Report. Read more...

Molly Joseph

Molly Joseph is a new member ob First Solars board of directors


First Solar, Inc. today announced the appointment of Molly Joseph to its board of directors.She will sit on the First Solar board’s Audit and Project Development committees. Read more...


IRENA has launched a global company survey


As part of its efforts to boost renewable energy use by businesses around the world, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has launched a global company survey questionnaire on the corporate sourcing of renewables. Read more...

Richard L. Kauffman

Richard L. Kauffman gets 2017 Solar Champion of Change Award


Intersolar North America announced that Richard L. Kauffman, New York’s chairman of energy and finance, has been named the winner of the 2017 Intersolar Champion of Change AWARD. This award is annually presented to entities or individuals who have helped strengthen America’s solar energy industry and increased adoption of solar in the United States. Kauffman will receive the award at the opening ceremony of Intersolar and ees North America in San Francisco Monday, July 10. Read more...

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