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In 2014, Solarcentury connected a solar PV system on Blackfriars Bridge which spans the River Thames in the heart of London

Solarcentury to build Holland’s largest solar farm; 6 MW PV plant on Ameland Island

2015-09-04

Solarcentury (London, UK) is to build a 6 MWp solar photovoltaic (PV) farm, the largest to date in Holland, on Ameland Island in the north of the Netherlands. Solar Park Ameland will provide enough solar power for 1,500 homes, reducing reliance on fossil energy from the mainland, the company announces. Read more...

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In 2014, Solarcentury connected a solar PV system on Blackfriars Bridge which spans the River Thames in the heart of London

Solarcentury to build Holland’s largest solar farm; 6 MW PV plant on Ameland Island

2015-09-04

Solarcentury (London, UK) is to build a 6 MWp solar photovoltaic (PV) farm, the largest to date in Holland, on Ameland Island in the north of the Netherlands. Solar Park Ameland will provide enough solar power for 1,500 homes, reducing reliance on fossil energy from the mainland, the company announces. Read more...

Luc Graré (left), Senior Vice President EMEA at REC, and Tamer El Mahdi, Chairman of O Capital and Deputy CEO of OTMT, announced the strategic venture to provide turn-key solar PV solutions in Egypt, Africa and the Middle East

REC and O Capital announce a new alliance to provide turn-key solar PV solutions in Egypt, Africa and the Middle East

2015-09-04

REC, the largest European brand of solar panels, and O Capital for Services and Contracting, a fully owned subsidiary of Orascom Telecom Media and Technology Holding (OTMT, Egypt), on September 3rd, 2015 announced that they have signed a new strategic venture to provide turn-key solar power solutions in Egypt, Africa and the Middle East. This new cooperation combines REC’s high performing solar panels and expertise in solar power turn-key solutions with O Capital’s access to the promising local and regional solar markets and its excellent position in Egypt’s infrastructure projects. The two companies plan to co-develop a sales-focused and go-to-market approach, REC reports in a press release. Read more...

A 750 kW rooftop solar PV plant and a 1 MVA/380 kWh battery-based PowerStore will be added to the existing back-up diesel generators at ABB’s Johannesburg, South Africa, facility

ABB to install a solar-diesel micro-grid in South Africa with battery-based stabilizer to provide power back-up

2015-09-04

ABB (Zurich, Switzerland) on September 3rd, 2015 announced that it will install an integrated solar-diesel micro-grid at its Longmeadow premises in Johannesburg, South Africa. The 96,000 square meter facility houses the company’s country headquarters as well as medium voltage switchgear manufacturing and protection panel assembly facilities, with around 1,000 employees. Read more...

The CoServ Solar Station is believed to be the largest co-op solar PV installation in Texas

SolarWorld PV modules power Texas electric cooperative’s 2.7 MW solar farm

2015-09-04

Final testing is under way at a 2.7 megawatt solar photovoltaic (PV) farm in rural North Texas, powered by solar panels from SolarWorld, that is serving as a model for utility cooperatives interested in undertaking solar projects. Comprised of 8,448 of SolarWorld’s 315 watt, 72-cell PV panels, the CoServ Solar Station is situated on a 16-acre site in Krugerville, Texas, that was served as a peanut farm. Read more...

Panasonic Boston Laboratory received its competitive award from ARPA-E's MOSAIC program

Panasonic Boston lab awarded grant for pioneering solar PV technology project with novel sun tracking microsystem

2015-09-04

Panasonic Corporation of North America (Newark, N.J., U.S.) on September 3rd, 2015 announced it was awarded a competitive grant from the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). The funding will be used to develop a technology that aims to lower the cost of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, improve their performance and ultimately help to reduce use of fossil fuels. “This USD 2.1 million in funding comes at a critical time in the development of our sun tracking system,” said Dr. Xinbing Liu, who is leading research on the solar system at Panasonic Boston Laboratory. Read more...

Wendell Blonigan, Intevac’s president and chief executive officer: “We are pleased that INTEVAC MATRIX’ technical and cost-of-ownership advantages are being recognized with orders by multiple leading customers in the solar cell manufacturing industry”

Intevac announces PVD system order from Tier 1 solar cell manufacturer

2015-09-04

Intevac Inc. (Santa Clara, California, U.S.) on September 3rd, 2015 announced the order of an INTEVAC MATRIX thin-film processing system, by a Tier 1 solar cell manufacturer, for high-efficiency photovoltaic (PV) cell manufacturing. This new customer will use physical vapor deposition (PVD) system to deposit integrated metal film stacks in advanced silicon solar cell designs, utilizing processes qualified in recent development work with Intevac. Read more...

Namene is currently developing both rooftop and ground-mount PV projects in Togo and Ghana

Yingli Solar, Namene form JV to develop utility-scale PV projects in West Africa

2015-09-03

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (Baoding, China), known as “Yingli Solar,” on September 3rd, 2015 announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Yingli Green Energy Europe GmbH and Namene Energy International Limited (Victoria, Seychelles), a renewable energy solutions developer focused on West Africa, have formed the new joint venture Yingli Namene West Africa Limited. Read more...

Canadian Solar PV plant. The company will build five projects in Minas Gerais, Brazil

Canadian Solar wins five PV projects totaling 185 MW in Brazil

2015-09-03

Canadian Solar Inc. (Guelph, Ontario) on September 3rd, 2015 announced that it has won five solar photovoltaic (PV) projects totaling 185 megawatts (MW) in Pirapora, in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. Canadian Solar will develop and build the PV plants which, once connected to the grid will sell the solar power generated to a Brazilian government entity, under a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement at R$ 298.58/MWh (approximately USD 84.0/MWh). Read more...

Fraunhofer ISE has developed a three-phase 10 kW UPS inverter with an efficiency of 98.7 percent

Fraunhofer ISE develops highly compact UPS inverter; Silicon carbide components enable efficiency of 98.7 percent

2015-09-03

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE (Freiburg, Germany) have developed a highly compact and efficient inverter for use in uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) for electrical devices. The demonstrator, which contains innovative silicon carbide components, was developed in cooperation with an industry partner and achieved an efficiency of 98.7 percent. The research and development findings can be applied to other areas of electronic power conversion, e. g. electric mobility or portable power supply, ISE reports in a press release. Read more...

U2's Bono with Gigawatt Global co-founders Yosef Abramowitz and Chaim Motzen, plus Electrify Africa Act co-sponsor US Senator Chris Coons at East Africa's first solar field near Kigali, Rwanda

U2's Bono tours East Africa's first solar PV plant as U.S. officials and One.org promote energy for Africa

2015-09-03

Superstar Bono of U2 joined a delegation of U.S. Government representatives to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the first completed solar photovoltaic (PV) plant under the White House's Power Africa program. The 8.5 MW project, developed by Gigawatt Global and built by Scatec Solar, is on the grounds of the Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village near Kigali, Rwanda. Read more...

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