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SunEdison's 150 MW represents the largest share of KREDL's grid-connected solar power projects, awarded to any single company

Solar in India: SunEdison wins PV projects totalling 150 MW in Karnataka

2014-10-31

SunEdison Inc. (St. Peters, Missouri, U.S.) on October 30th, 2014 announced that it has won 5 solar photovoltaic (PV) projects totaling 150 megawatts (MW) from Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited (KREDL) as announced by the Government of Karnataka. SunEdison or SunEdison affiliates, including Yieldcos, are envisioned as the ultimate owner(s) of these solar projects, and will sell the electricity generated to various entities via Power Purchase Agreements (PPA's). Read more...

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SunEdison's 150 MW represents the largest share of KREDL's grid-connected solar power projects, awarded to any single company

Solar in India: SunEdison wins PV projects totalling 150 MW in Karnataka

2014-10-31

SunEdison Inc. (St. Peters, Missouri, U.S.) on October 30th, 2014 announced that it has won 5 solar photovoltaic (PV) projects totaling 150 megawatts (MW) from Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited (KREDL) as announced by the Government of Karnataka. SunEdison or SunEdison affiliates, including Yieldcos, are envisioned as the ultimate owner(s) of these solar projects, and will sell the electricity generated to various entities via Power Purchase Agreements (PPA's). Read more...

SolarWorld Americas HQ in Hillsboro, Oregon

SolarWorld announces significant expansions of PV panel and advanced solar cell production in Oregon, 200 new jobs

2014-10-31

SolarWorld Americas (Hillsboro, Oregon, US) on October 30th, 2014 announced that in 2015, it would add a solar photovoltaic (PV) panel production line in Hillsboro to bring the panel-assembly factory’s capacity up to 530 megawatts (MW), expand advanced solar cell production capacity by 100 MW and add 200 jobs. The company views this expansion as a stepping-stone to 630 MW of capacity in the near future. SolarWorld will increase production capacity of its advanced-technology PERC (passive emitter rear contact) solar photovoltaic cells from 335 MW to 435 MW. With the expansion, the company will produce 60-cell mono-crystalline panels with power densities of 280 watt-peak and higher. Read more...

The new production lines are planned to be ready for a first test production in Q3 2015 and expected to reach full utilization by early 2016

Hanwha Q CELLS to build 800 MW PV module factory in Malaysia

2014-10-29

German headquartered Hanwha Q CELLS on October 29th, 2014 announced that it will build a large-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) module factory at its existing site in Cyberjaya, Malaysia. The new facility will include four production lines and automated equipment for the company's high performing solar modules totalling a capacity of 800 megawatt (MW). Read more...

SunEdison already has a strong presence in India. In 2012 the company provided EPC services for a 1 MW canal-based solar photovoltaic (PV) plant in Gujarat

SunEdison, Government of Rajasthan sign MoU for solar PV projects totalling 5 GW

2014-10-29

SunEdison Inc., (Belmont, California, US) on October 28th, 2014 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Rajasthan Government aimed at developing Rajasthan as the global hub for solar energy. SunEdison intends to establish 5 GW of capacity in the form of multiple mega solar photovoltaic (PV) projects, with the expected capacity of each mega solar project at 500 megawatts (MW) or more. Read more...

IHS estimates the global demand for flat glass - the parent category of solar glass - in 2013 was 47.6 million metric tons. Image: EU ProSun Glass

IHS: Solar glass price plunge to cease as trade sanctions take effect

2014-10-28

After falling by about 50 percent from 2009 through 2014, pricing for solar glass is set to commence a rebound starting next year, as anti-dumping duties levied by the European Union go into effect on Chinese suppliers, IHS Technology (El Segundo, California, US) reports. Average global pricing for glass used in solar photovoltaics (PV) is expected to fall to USD 4.60 per square meter this year, down from USD 10.40 in 2009, according to IHS Technology. However, pricing will begin to stabilize and begin a long-term increase starting next year. Read more...

The United States were the largest individual PV market of the group

SolarWorld AG announces preliminary Q3, 2014 results, EBITDA turned positive again

2014-10-28

SolarWorld AG (Bonn, Germany) raised its group-wide shipments of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules and kits in the third quarter of 2014 by 50 percent to 270 megawatt (Q3 2013: 180 MW). Compared with the prior quarter the group increased its shipments by almost 40 percent (Q2 2014: 193 MW). Overall, SolarWorld AG reached shipments of 602 MW in the first three quarters of 2014, an increase by 54 percent compared with the same period last year (Q1–Q3 2013: 390 MW). By mid-September, the group exceeded the level of PV shipments reached in 2013 as a whole (548 MW). Read more...

The BIPV project introduces futuristic design elements while ensuring the original architectural integrity remains unchanged

Building integrated photovoltaics: Hanergy completes phase I of its Beijing headquarters BIPV project, announcing one-stop BIPV solutions

2014-10-28

On October 28th, 2014, Hanergy Holding Group Ltd. (Beijing, China) announced that the initial phase of its headquarters BIPV project is completed and generating solar power for its offices. Hanergy also declared that global technological integration and independent R&D have given Hanergy an edge as a supplier of comprehensive BIPV solutions - combining design, R&D, production, integration, construction, operation, and maintenance. Read more...

Of the 8,860 MW of new generating capacity from all sources installed since January 1st, 2014, solar accounted for 18.86%

Renewable Energy provides over 40% of new U.S. generating capacity installed in Q1–Q3, 2014; 41 MW of solar added in September

2014-10-28

According to the latest "Energy Infrastructure Update" report from the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) Office of Energy Projects, renewable energy sources (i.e., biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar, wind) account for more than two-fifths (40.61%) of all new U.S. electrical generating capacity put in-service during the first nine months of 2014. Only natural gas provided more new generating capacity, the SUN DAY Campaign announced. Read more...

The acquisition of Solar Gen 2 is expected to increase the total Southern Power-owned solar capacity to 338 MW

First Solar sells 150 MW solar PV project to Southern Company subsidiary

2014-10-27

Southern Company (Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.) subsidiary Southern Power on October 23rd, 2014 announced the acquisition of the 150 megawatt (MW) Solar Gen 2 solar photovoltaic (PV) facility in California from First Solar Inc. (Tempe, AZ, U.S.). As the largest solar PV facility in the Southern Power portfolio, Solar Gen 2 is expected to generate enough electricity to power more than 60,000 average California homes. Read more...

The 6.4 MWdc photovoltaic array will produce enough solar power to supply the equivalent of approximately 1,000 U.S. homes annually

MGM and NRG Energy celebrate the installation of the world’s largest convention center solar PV array; 6.4 MWdc in Las Vegas

2014-10-24

NRG Energy Inc. (Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.) and MGM Resorts International (Las Vegas, Nevada, US) on October 23rd, 2014 announced the completed installation of the world’s largest solar photovoltaic (PV) rooftop array on a convention center. Covering approximately 20 acres atop the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, the 6.4 megawatt direct current photovoltaic array (5.0 MWac) will produce enough solar power to supply the equivalent of approximately 1,000 U.S. homes annually and is the first of its kind on the Las Vegas Strip. Read more...

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