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“South America is one of the most favourable regions globally to shift to a 100% RE system,” explains Professor Christian Breyer

New study: 100% renewable electricity system is the cheapest option for South America

2016-12-07

Transitioning to a fully renewable electricity system is possible for South America by 2030, according to a study by Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd. The study also shows that a 100 percent renewable system (100% RE) is the cheapest electricity production option and can be achieved with very few energy storages. Read more...

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“South America is one of the most favourable regions globally to shift to a 100% RE system,” explains Professor Christian Breyer

New study: 100% renewable electricity system is the cheapest option for South America

2016-12-07

Transitioning to a fully renewable electricity system is possible for South America by 2030, according to a study by Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd. The study also shows that a 100 percent renewable system (100% RE) is the cheapest electricity production option and can be achieved with very few energy storages. Read more...

Google’s 1.7 MW PV array in Mountain View, CA

Google announces to reach 100% renewable energy in 2017

2016-12-07

Google on December 6th, 2016 announced that in 2017 it will reach 100% renewable energy for its global operations – including both data centers and offices. “Today, we are the world’s largest corporate buyer of renewable power, with commitments reaching 2.6 gigawatts (2,600 megawatts) of wind and solar energy. That’s bigger than many large utilities”, reads the press release. Read more...

Transparent OPV cell

Phillips 66 announces world record in organic solar PV cell efficiency at 11.84 percent

2016-12-07

Phillips 66 (Houston, TX, U.S.) on December 6th, 2016 announced a new world record in power conversion efficiency for polymer-based single junction organic photovoltaic (OPV) cells. The 11.84 percent efficiency was certified by Newport Corporation, a recognized center for independent verification of solar cell results under standard testing conditions. Read more...

GTM Research expects annual U.S. energy storage deployments to exceed 2 GW by 2021. Source: U.S. Energy Storage Monitor

GTM Research expects the U.S. annual energy storage market to reach 260 MW in 2016

2016-12-07

According to the Q4, 2016 release of GTM Research and ESA's U.S. Energy Storage Monitor, the United States saw 16.4 MW of energy storage deployed in the Q3, 2016 across all segments. GTM Research expects the U.S. annual energy storage market to grow to 260 MW in 2016, up from 226 MW in 2015, and over 2.0 GW by 2021, eight times the size of 2016 market. Read more...

Coronal’s Solar acquisition program will focus on utility-scale solar PV projects

Coronal Energy, powered by Panasonic, announces solar PV acquisition program

2016-12-07

Coronal Energy, powered by Panasonic, (Pasadena, CA, U.S.) on December 6th, 2016 announced plans to substantially increase the number of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects it will acquire in 2017 and 2018. Read more...

NX Fusion combines PV tracker power blocks, inverter, PV modules, and battery storage technology

NEXTracker launches solar PV tracker plus energy storage solution

2016-12-07

NEXTracker (Fremont, CA, U.S.) on December 6th, 2016 announced it has launched an innovative solar-plus-storage solution for U.S. and international markets. NX Fusion Plus integrates solar trackers, batteries, inverters and software to deliver better return on investment to owners of solar photovoltaic (PV) power plants, the company notes. Read more...

“Connecting 100,000 private solar rooftops is a clean energy milestone worth celebrating,” said Caroline Winn, SDG&E's chief energy delivery officer

Clean energy milestone: 100,000th private solar PV array connected to SDG&E's power grid

2016-12-07

As of November 30th, 2016 San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E, San Diego, California) has connected more than 100,000 private rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) systems to its power grid, the company announces. This milestone comes as the company reports in November it connected 1,942 residential customer rooftops. Read more...

Scatec Solar reference PV plant

Scatec Solar secures PV projects totaling 150 MW in Brazil

2016-12-06

Scatec Solar (Oslo, Norway) has signed an agreement with the Brazilian company Kroma Energia Ltda. and its partners securing four photovoltaic (PV) plants totaling 150 MW co-located in the state of Ceará in Brazil. Read more...

The solar PV generating station will reduce the university’s greenhouse gas emissions by 68 percent and use of fossil fuels by 65 percent

Stanford University celebrates start of operation of a 67 MW solar PV plant

2016-12-06

The last major piece of Stanford Energy Systems Innovations (SESI), a nearly 155,000 solar photovoltaic (PV) panel array will produce the equivalent of over half of the electrical power used by the Stanford University’s campus. Stanford teamed up with SunPower Corporation, which designed and built the 67 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) plant in a western valley of the Mojave Desert, about 20 miles north of Palmdale. Read more...

Dr. Shawn Qu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Solar: “Japan is a key growth market for the Company, where we have 597 MWp of utility scale projects in late-stage development”

Canadian Solar closes financing for 55 MW PV project in Japan

2016-12-06

Canadian Solar Inc. (Guelph, Ontario) on December 5th, 2016 announced that it has closed JPY14.9 billion (USD 141.5 million) senior and subordinate non-recourse term loan facilities to finance the construction and operation of a 55 MWp solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant in the Yamaguchi prefecture, Japan. Read more...

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