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Solarreserve signs agreement for 150-MW-Solar-Thermal Project

2017-08-18 |

Solarreserve has signed an agreement with the South Australian Government for a 150-Megawatt Solar Thermal Project with Energy Storage near Port Augusta. Read more...

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Solarreserve has signed a General Project Agreement wiht South Australian Government tu build a 150-MW-Solarpower plant near Port Augusta. It will be much bigger than Redstone Solar Power Project (100 MW, here right in picture). Image: Solarreserve

Solarreserve signs agreement for 150-MW-Solar-Thermal Project

2017-08-18

Solarreserve has signed an agreement with the South Australian Government for a 150-Megawatt Solar Thermal Project with Energy Storage near Port Augusta. Read more...

On Monday next week, there will be a total Solar Eclipse in the USA. Image: pixabay.com

SolarEdge to Live Broadcast Solar Eclipse from its PV Monitoring Platform

2017-08-17

SolarEdge Technologies will live broadcast from its monitoring platform the tracking of the total solar eclipse. Read more...

Xina Solar One is located near Pofadder, in the Northern Cape Province, and is bordered to the north by Kaxu Solar One, another Abengoa project. Image: Abengoa

Abengoa completes with Xina Solar One its third solar thermal plant in South Africa

2017-08-17

Spanish Abengoa has achieved practical completion for Xina Solar One, its third solar thermal plant in South Africa. It is a 100 MW solar thermal power plant. Read more...

AGL Energy is one of the biggest Energy supliers in Australia. Now AGL is offering households with rooftop solar systems a free service to help them protect potential savings by monitoring their systems. Image: AGL

AGL launches free rooftop solar energy monitoring service

2017-08-16

AGL Energy, Australians largest gas and electricity supplier with over three million customers is offering households with rooftop solar systems a free service to help them protect potential savings by monitoring their systems. Read more...

First Solar is with over 200 MW utility-scale PV-power plants Australia’s leading O&M provider. Now a new white paper analyzed thee years of data from Greenough River Solar Farm, Australia’s first utility pv-power-plant. Image: First Solar

Australia's first utility scale solar plant performing above expectations

2017-08-14

The Greenough River Solar Farm, located 50km southeast of Geraldton in Western Australia, boasted an outstanding 99.6% effective availability in its first three years of operation. Read more...

EDF and Canadian Solar build 92.5 MWp PV-Project in Brazil

2017-08-11

Canadian Solar Inc. and EDF Energies Nouvelles announced a partnership in the 92.5 MWp Pirapora III photovoltaic project in Brazil, through the sale of 80% interest in the Project by Canadian Solar to EDF EN do Brasil, EDF Energies Nouvelles' local subsidiary. Read more...

Situated on the roof of the White Rose shopping centre in Leeds, Landsec installed 2,902 individual panels to build UK’s biggest pv-system at a retail site. Image: Landsec

Landsec unveils UK’s largest shopping centre solar panel system

2017-08-11

Landsec, the UK’s largest listed commercial property company, has unveiled the installation of the biggest solar photovoltaic (PV) system at a retail site in the UK. Read more...

Last year, the Schletter Group built Germany's largest solar carport at Weeze Airport in North Rhine-Westphalia. Now the company has been awarded the Global Leading RES seal in the "Unique Location" category. Image: Schletter

Schletter awarded for biggest carport photovoltaic system in Germany

2017-08-10

After implementing the biggest carport photovoltaic system in Germany at the airport Weeze, Schletter is now being awarded with the Global Leading RES Seal in the category „Unique Location“. Read more...

Large-scale solar installations totaled 1,639 MW in Q2 2017 while rooftop installations accounted for 230 MW. In the first half of 2017, large-scale solar installations made up 4,290 MW (90 percent) and rooftop installations totaled 475 MW (10 percent) of total installations. Chart: Mercom

India Installs 4.8 GW of Solar in the First Half of 2017, Eclipsing All of 2016

2017-08-09

The Indian solar market added 1,869 megawatts (MW) in the second quarter of 2017, bringing installations in the first half of the year to 4,765 MW (surpassing the 4,313 MW installed in all of 2016) according to the latest India Solar Market Update released by Mercom India Research. Read more...

4cm2 Perovskite/Silicon Solar Module with Record Conversion Efficiency of 23.9 Percent Pic: Imec

Imec Reports Record Conversion Efficiency of 23.9 Percent on a 4 cm2 Perovskite/Silicon Solar Module

2017-08-08

Belgian Imec announced an improvement of its 4 cm2 perovskite/silicon tandem photovoltaic module achieving a power conversion efficiency of 23.9 percent. Reaching this level, imec is the first to achieve a module-on-cell stack that outperforms the standalone silicon solar cell. Read more...

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