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Economy - Solar News

Concentrating solar PV: Soitec has executed an agreement to sell 150 MW of PPAs to large solar services provider

2014-10-24 |

Soitec SA (Bernin, France) on October 23rd, 2014 announced that Soitec Solar Development, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary, has entered into a sales agreement with one of the largest providers of solar energy services in North America to sell 150 MW (AC) of Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) to San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) for a solar CPV project under development in California. Construction of the project that is expected to deploy up to 83,400 Soitec concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) modules is subject to certain conditions pertaining to the transaction. Read more...

 
Solar Report

Official figures published: China installed 12.92 GW of solar PV capacity in 2013; Shift to distributed generation in 2014

2014-07-21 |

Late April 2014, China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) announced that a total of 12.92 GW of solar PV capacity were installed in 2013. However, this figure is incomplete, since data from provinces like e.g. Jilin and Tibet were not included, Solar Server’s partner Asia Europe Clean Energy (Solar) Advisory Co. Ltd. (AECEA) notes. According to the official statistics, 12.12 GW fell into the category of large-scale, whereas the remaining 801 MW belonged to distributed solar PV projects. Read more...

Solar Interviews

Solar Interview: Suntech’s Head of Sales (Americas) on challenges and perspectives in Latin America’s PV market

2014-09-22 |

SolarServer: Suntech attended Intersolar South America to meet potential customers. In general, which potential does Suntech identify in the Latin American solar market? Robert Ho: Suntech currently has a strong presence in Mexico. We recently supplied the 30 MW of modules for Mexico’s Aura Solar I park. There is definitely room for PV growth, not only in Mexico but in other Latin American markets. We believe that Intersolar South America served as a perfect venue to engage with major players in the Latin American solar market, including potential partners, suppliers, clients and competitors. Read more...

Solar Point of View

Solar Point of View: Minnesota's Value of Solar

2014-04-22 |

In March 2014, Minnesota became the first state to adopt a “value of solar” policy. It may fundamentally change the financial relationship between electric utilities and their energy-producing customers. It may also serve as a precedent for setting a transparent, market-based price for solar energy. This report explains the origins of value of solar, the compromises made to get the policy adopted in Minnesota, and the potential impact on utilities and solar energy producers. Read more...