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Starsol Chad project is promoted by a consortium including NewSolar Invest, a solar energy project developer, CIEC Monaco, an engineering company, and Arborescence Capital, an infrastructure and renewable energy project financing arranger

SEFA to support 40 MW solar PV Plant in Chad

2015-03-30

The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) has approved a USD 780,000 preparation grant for the development of the first phase 40 MW of the “Starsol” photovoltaic (PV) plant near N'Djamena in Chad as the first Independent Power Producer (IPP) scheme to be connected to the national grid. Specifically, the SEFA grant will finance the costs related to technical assistance for the completion of the plant design and grid study, as well as advisors for legal and financial structuring of a bankable IPP. Read more...

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Starsol Chad project is promoted by a consortium including NewSolar Invest, a solar energy project developer, CIEC Monaco, an engineering company, and Arborescence Capital, an infrastructure and renewable energy project financing arranger

SEFA to support 40 MW solar PV Plant in Chad

2015-03-30

The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) has approved a USD 780,000 preparation grant for the development of the first phase 40 MW of the “Starsol” photovoltaic (PV) plant near N'Djamena in Chad as the first Independent Power Producer (IPP) scheme to be connected to the national grid. Specifically, the SEFA grant will finance the costs related to technical assistance for the completion of the plant design and grid study, as well as advisors for legal and financial structuring of a bankable IPP. Read more...

Module production at a JA Solar facility

JA Solar PV modules pass TUV double standard class 6 salt mist corrosion test

2015-03-30

JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (Shanghai, China) on March 30th, 2015 announced that its salt mist resistance PV modules passed the Double Standard IEC 61701 Salt Mist Corrosion Test (Severity Level 6) conducted by TUV Nord. JA Solar PV modules is the first in the industry to pass the test and JA will highlight this enhanced reliability at upcoming trade shows, such as Intersolar China (Beijing) and the SNEC PV Power Expo (Shanghai). Read more...

In 19 countries the annual PV contribution to electricity demand has passed the 1% mark, with Italy at the top with at least 7.9 % followed by Greece at 7.6% and Germany at 7%, finds the report.

IEA PVPS “Snapshot of Global PV Markets 2014”: At least 177 GW of PV are now installed world-wide

2015-03-30

The International Energy Agency’s Photovoltaic Power System Programme IEA PVPS published its new Snapshot report on March 30th, 2015. At least 177 GW of PV capacity are now installed worldwide, while in 2014, 38.7 GW of PV capacity were installed in the IEA PVPS countries and the major other markets (2013: 37.6 GW). Read more...

Dyesol offers Perovskite precursors for the solid state dye solar cell technology

Dyesol announces LoI with Development Bank of Turkey; plans to build a 600 MW PV production plant at Mersin

2015-03-30

Dyesol Limited (Queanbeyan, New South Wales, Australia), developer and producer of solid state dye solar cell (ssDSC) technology on March 30th, 2015 announced that the company has received a non-binding Letter of Intent (LOI) from the Development Bank of Turkey (TKB). The LOI relates to Dyesol’s plans to fund and commercialise its perovskite based solar photovoltaic (PV) technology in Turkey. Read more...

More than 40% of the PV projects in the LA FiT's first three 20-megawatt tranches are located in "solar equity hotspots" – neighborhoods with abundant rooftops and great need for economic investment and jobs

New research: LA's solar initiatives are hampered by unnecessary delays; solutions would enable LADWP to create largest local solar PV program in U.S.

2015-03-30

As the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) transitions from its reliance on polluting coal-fired power to meet California clean energy mandates, the utility needs to quickly overcome implementation challenges that threaten long-term growth of the City's local solar program, according to new research findings - “Los Angeles Solar: Now and into the Future” - commissioned by the Los Angeles Business Council Institute. Read more...

In addition to greater design flexibility, NEXTracker’s wide rotational range provides a significant energy yield gain and enables PV systems to take full advantage of the high ground reflectance typical of project sites in Mexico, the producer emphasizes

NEXTracker enters Mexican PV market with 16MW tracker shipment to Buenavista Renewables

2015-03-30

NEXTracker (Fremont, CA; US) designer and manufacturer single axis solar photovoltaic (PV) trackers, on March 30th, 2015 announced the shipment of advanced single axis trackers to leading Mexico-focused developer Buenavista Renewables (BVR). Located in Chihuahua state, BVR’s 16MW “Los Santos” PV plant will deliver solar power to a large cable manufacturer and a private educational network via long term power supply agreements executed pursuant to Mexico’s self-supply law. Read more...

Jerry Stokes, CEO of Innotech Solar, believes that leading solar cell companies will be very interested to gain access to Innotech’s cell optimisation process

PV producer Innotech Solar AS and German subsidiaries file for insolvency

2015-03-30

Innotech Solar AS (Narvik, Norway) has filed for insolvency on March 24th, 2015 in Narvik, Norway. The German subsidiaries ITS Innotech Solar Module GmbH, ITS Halle Cell GmbH and Energiebau Solar Power GmbH, Cologne, have filed for insolvency at the local court of Halle resp. Cologne on March 25th, 2015. The Swedish module factory SweModule AB, had already filed for insolvency two weeks ago. Read more...

Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) is powered by more than 17,000 solar PV cells

Solar Impulse departs for its most challenging flight to date on the Round-The-World attempt

2015-03-30

The solar PV powered aircraft Solar Impulse departed from the Mandalay International Airport on March 30th,2015, at 3:36 am local time (9:06 pm GMT, March 29th) attempting the most challenging flight since having started the Round-The-World journey, to reach Chongqing (China). The anticipated 19 hours of flying time and 1,375 kilometers of distance covered will be physically demanding for Solar Impulse pilot Bertrand Piccard, due to the prolonged use of oxygen required in the unpressurized cockpit, in which Bertrand Piccard will face temperatures descending to minus 20 degrees celsius. Read more...

Mayors from across the U.S. joined Environment America to release the “Shining Cities” solar report

New report: 20 U.S. cities’ PV installations account for 6.5 percent of the nation’s solar capacity

2015-03-30

Sixty-five major American cities are responsible for more solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity than was installed throughout the country in all of 2009, according to a new analysis. The report “Shining Cities”, published by Environment America (Boston, MA) highlights the nation’s top cities for solar PV panels deployed within their borders. According to researchers who examined solar power installations in major U.S. cities in nearly every state, the top 20 cities for solar power installations accounted for 6.5 percent of the nation’s solar capacity, while using just a fraction of a percent of the nation’s land area. Read more...

The 126 kWp PV system is estimated to produce 118,326 kWh of solar power annually

Brede School installs Panasonic's solar PV modules in Amsterdam's most ambitious climate neutral development

2015-03-30

Houthaven, once one of Europe's busiest timber ports serving cargo ships internationally, is on course to become one of the world's first carbon neutral neighbourhoods. The Government-launched project is aimed at transforming the region from an industrial centre into the leading environmentally friendly residential district of the city by 2022. Dring recent months there have been a number of announcements demonstrating Amsterdam's commitment to clean energy. In May last year, the city's Schiphol Airport received international recognition as one of the world's greenest airports. In the first half of the year, Ajax installed Holland's second-largest rooftop solar system, comprised of over 4,200 solar panels. However Holthaven is the city's most ambitious project yet. Read more...

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