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Rendering of the Kanoya Osaki Solar Hills PV plant

Kyocera and partners announce construction of a 92 MW solar PV plant in Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan

2015-05-27

Kyocera Corporation (Kyoto, Japan), K.K. GAIA POWER, Kyudenko Corporation and Century Tokyo Leasing Corporation on May 27th, 2015 announced that the companies have made a joint investment in Kanoya Osaki Solar Hills LLC, a solar power operating company, to construct and operate a 92 megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic (PV) plant. Planned for construction on a site stretching across Kanoya City and Osaki Town in Kagoshima Prefecture, the PV project will become one of the largest solar installations in Japan. Read more...

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Rendering of the Kanoya Osaki Solar Hills PV plant

Kyocera and partners announce construction of a 92 MW solar PV plant in Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan

2015-05-27

Kyocera Corporation (Kyoto, Japan), K.K. GAIA POWER, Kyudenko Corporation and Century Tokyo Leasing Corporation on May 27th, 2015 announced that the companies have made a joint investment in Kanoya Osaki Solar Hills LLC, a solar power operating company, to construct and operate a 92 megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic (PV) plant. Planned for construction on a site stretching across Kanoya City and Osaki Town in Kagoshima Prefecture, the PV project will become one of the largest solar installations in Japan. Read more...

The report comprehensively details the IEA PVPS program’s research and outreach activities in detail, as well as the situation of PV in 2014 in its member countries

IEA PV Programme 2014 Annual Report: For the first time in history, PV satisfies more than 1% of the global electricity demand

2015-05-27

IEA PVPS published its Annual Report on May 26th, 2015. In a solar photovoltaic (PV) market becoming rapidly global, the IEA’s PV technology cooperation programme continues to provide unbiased and reliable information on PV deployment and challenges. “Electricity from solar photovoltaic (PV) power systems has continued to grow all around the globe achieving, for the first time in history, more than 1% of the annual global electricity demand, comments IEA PVPS Chairman Stefan Nowak. Read more...

The report finds that Mexico is likely to see a 30 GW deployment of solar photovoltaics by 2030

New IRENA report: Mexico could deploy 30 GW of solar PV generation capacity by 2030

2015-05-27

By 2030, Mexico could generate up to 46% of its electricity each year, or 280 terawatt-hours (TWh), from renewable sources, according to the new report “Renwable Energy Prospects: Mexico”, published by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). This compares with 18% using business-as-usual developments (116 TWh/year). To achieve a 46% share of renewables in electricity generation, the country is likely to see the greatest deployment in wind, 30 gigawatt (GW) and solar photovoltaics (PV), 30 GW. Read more...

The 200 MW PV project is located in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. Image: Wikipedia

Sheen Tai Holdings Group announces a 200 MW PV project in Xinjiang, China

2015-05-27

Thailand-based investment company Sheen Tai Holdings Group Company announced that its indirect wholly-owned subsidiary Sheentai New Energy Power Company Limited has entered into a framework agreement with Liu Shu Quan Farm, part of the 13th division of the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps. The partners agreed on development and construction of a solar photovoltaic (PV) project in Xinjiang, People’s Republic of China, with an expected capacity of 200 megawatts (MW). Read more...

Soitec sells all CPV technology assets, manufacturing operations in Freiburg, and San Diego

Soitec sells its CPV business to refocus on its core semiconductor activities

2015-05-27

Soitec SA (Bernin, France) on May 21st, 2015 announced a definitive agreement with ConcenSolar, a privately held company and a business partner of concentrator photovoltaics (CPV) producer Suncore Photovoltaic Technology Co Ltd. (Huainan, Anhui province, China) to divest its solar system business. Soitec sells its CPV business to ConcenSolar, including all technology assets, manufacturing operations in Freiburg, Germany and San Diego, U.S.A., the company announced. Read more...

EGP, which already owns and manages the 10 MW Upington PV plant (pictured), was also recently awarded a further 425 MW of South African wind power projects

Enel Green Power announces start of construction on an 82.5 MW PV plant in South Africa

2015-05-27

Enel Green Power (EGP, Rome, Italy) has begun construction of the Pulida solar photovoltaic (PV) plant, which is located in the Free State Province in South Africa. The PV project will have a total installed capacity of 82.5 MW and once fully operational will be able to generate more than 150 GWh of solar power annually, equivalent to the annual consumption needs of around 48,000 South African households. Read more...

The ees Europe forum focuses on renewable energy as well as safety and security when installing battery storage systems

ees Europe’s accompanying program highlights technological trends for e-mobility and energy storage

2015-05-27

The ees Europe international exhibition for batteries, energy storage systems and innovative production is dedicating a comprehensive accompanying program to these topics from June 10–12. A special exhibit on innovative mobility, for example, is presenting new vehicle concepts and charging technologies to show just how well e-mobility and renewable energy complement each other. Furthermore, experts at the ees Forum and the ees Europe Conference are informing visitors about current market developments and the latest energy storage technologies. Read more...

Duke Energy also operates one of the nation's largest battery-based energy storage and power management systems – a 36 MW unit completed in 2012 in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy – at the utility's Notrees Windpower Project in Texas

Duke Energy, LG Chem, Greensmith to build fast-response 2 MW energy storage system in Ohio

2015-05-27

Duke Energy (Charlotte, NC, US.), LG Chem (Seoul, South Korea) and Greensmith (Derwood, MD, US) will team up to build a battery-based energy storage system in Ohio, designed to enhance reliability and increase stability on the electric power grid, the companies announced on May 26th, 2015. The new 2 megawatt (MW) storage project will assist in regulating electric grid frequency for PJM, the transmission organization that powers much of the eastern U.S. Read more...

Solar Power, Inc. PV plant (sample picture)

SPI announces agreement with K.K. Uniroot to jointly develop over 500 MW of solar PV projects in Japan

2015-05-26

Solar Power, Inc. (Shanghai, China) "on May 26th, 2015 announced that SPI and its wholly-owned subsidiary, SPI Solar Japan G.K. have entered into a strategic partnership agreement with K.K. Uniroot, a diversified Osaka-based corporation with significant solar photovoltaic (PV) project development interests, to jointly develop a pipeline of more than 500 megawatts (MW) of PV projects in Japan. Read more...

PV production in a JinkoSolar facility

JinkoSolar starts production of solar cells, PV modules in Malaysia

2015-05-26

JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (Shanghai, China) on May 26th, 2015 announced that its solar photovoltaic (PV) production facility in Penang, Malaysia has officially begun operations. The production facility, which began construction in March 2015 and received TUV certification in late April, has begun to produce highly-efficient solar cells and multi-crystalline PV modules. Full production capacity of 500 MW of cells and 450 MW of modules per year is expected to be reached within two months. Read more...

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