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Photovoltaic-Solar News

SunEdison closes on financing for 33 MW of solar PV plants

2014-04-25 |

SunEdison Inc. (St. Peters, Missouri, U.S.) has closed on roughly USD 100 million in financing for two solar photovoltaic (PV) projects totaling 33 MW which it plans to build in the Canadian Province of Ontario. Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. (New York City) will provide construction financing for the projects. SunEdison will manage construction of the two plants, which it expects to complete by the end of 2014, as well as managing operations and maintenance upon completion through its Renewable Operations Center. Read more...

 
Solar Report

Land of the Sun: Solar PV in Latin America

2014-03-25 |

With the slowdown in growth and contraction in European PV markets in 2012 and 2013, many in the solar industry have been wondering where the next big market will develop, and many have been considering the potential of Central America, Mexico, the Caribbean and particularly South America. It is easy to see why. The region offers strong market fundamentals, including high retail electricity prices, growing populations and economies which drive the need for more electricity generation, and in areas like Northern Chile and Northern Mexico, some of the best natural solar potential in the world. Read more...

Solar Interviews

Power efficiency, storage and solar: An interview with Green Charge Networks CEO Vic Shao

2014-02-26 |

Solar Server: What is the difference between energy efficiency and power efficiency, and why is power efficiency important? Vic Shao: The situation is that the utilities are spending hundreds of billions upgrading the distribution grid every year. And that is truly how much it costs to maintain our aging infrastructure. The challenge is always the 20 or 30 hours during the peak summer time in the country, to handle that peak capacity. 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...