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Abengoa secures PPA for its CSP and PV plants in Chile
Spain's Abengoa will provide 950 GWh per year to the Chilean electricity grids after successful bid during theTender Process SIC 2013/03-2º Llamado, held by the National Energy Commission (CNE) of...
23 December 2014
Sheeps and PV modules cohabit in UK's largest solar farm
BELECTRIC UK and First Solar have connected the 46 MW Landmead Solar Farm, located in East Hanney, Axfordshire. The solar plant is the largest PV plant in operation in the United Kingdom. The plant...
23 December 2014
The African Development Bank has awarded a prize for excellence to Abengoa for the development of the Ain Beni Mathar Integrated Solar Combined Cycle (ISCC). The prize is awarded for recognizing the...
19 December 2014
Schott sues Huiyin and SkyFuel over patent infingements regarding its CSP tube receivers
SCHOTT Solar CSP GmbH, Schott's subsidiary for the concentrated solar power receiver tubes business, has filed a lawsuit in the Denver, CO Federal District Court against Chinese Weihai Golden Sun Co...
17 December 2014
California funds two research projects to improve CSP plants performance and thermal storage performance
The first $10 million to fund the Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) research and development (R&D) projects have been approved by the California Energy Commission (CEC), jointly with...
17 December 2014
The 99 MW Tatai wind farm in Chile, developed by Enel Green Power, has been connected to the grid. The wind farm is the largest the company has built in the South American country. The plant has...
17 December 2014
Australian researchers achieve 40% efficiency in CPV with commercial PV cells
A research team from the Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics (PV) at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) have reched a 40.4% efficiency with commercial PV panels. The team has used a...
17 December 2014
The 2015 edition of the Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) has been released coinciding with the UN Climate Conference in Lima. The report notes global emissions have reached a new peak, but...
17 December 2014
Morocco ranks #1 in CCPI developing countries index thanks to Ouarzazate CSP plant
Morocco has ranked number one in the 2015 Climate Change Performance Index among developing cuntries, being named "one of the global forerunners in renewable energy policy making". The North African...
17 December 2014
Abengoa signs PPA for Xina Solar One CSP plant in South Africa
Abengoa has signed the power purchase agreement (PPA) with the Department of Energy of South Africa for its Xina Solar One concentrated solar power plant. The signing ceremony was held jointly with...
15 December 2014
eSolar to provide solar collector system for Sundrop's greenhouse expansion in Australia
eSolar will also be involved in the Sundrop Farm's new greenhouse facility in Australia. The company has been contracted by Alborg CSP to provide a solar collector system (SCS). eSolar has been...
10 December 2014
Belgium-based Rioglass, a subsidiary of Abengoa, has launched its first solar receiver for parabolic trough concentrated solar power plants. The new receiver tube will be marketed as 'UVAC 7G' and...
10 December 2014
Ain Beni Mathar ISCC plant in Morocco
Spain's Abengoa, a major player in the concentrated solar power industry, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Hyundai E&C, the South Korean engineering and construction firm. The...
10 December 2014
Hybrid CSP-Biomass project to be built in India
India's Center for Study of Science Technology and Policy (CSTEP) is leading a project to build a 3 MW hybrid solar-biomass plant in Barun, a small village in the state of Bihar, India. “This is the...
10 December 2014
The US has installed 1.3 GW of solar PV in the third quarter 2014, a 41% increase above last year same period, according to the latest U.S. Solar Market Insight Report by GTM and SEIA. The report...
10 December 2014
The California Independent System Operator (CAISO) is adapting to the impact of solar and wind generation in the net load it has to manage to meet electricity demand in most of the state. Net load is...
10 December 2014
Array Technologies supplies solar trackers for Affordable Solar's 1.8 MW plant in NM
A new 1.8 MW solar farm is coming in the town of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. Affordable Solar will be the EPC contractor which will use Array Technlogies (ATI) tracking system. Both companies...
10 December 2014
A wide group of entities including GE, DOE, NREL, National Grid and Clarkson University are partnering in a research project aimed to mprove the reliability and resiliency of electricity delivery in...
10 December 2014
First Solar to enter the community solar market after investment in CEC
First Solar is entering the residential market after a strategic partnership with Clean Energy Collective (CEC) aimed to develop and market community solar offerings to residential customers and...
10 December 2014
Swedish company Focused Sun has developed a novel concept to deploy local factories to manufacture hybrid solar modules csot-effective while creating local jobs. According to Focused Sun, the...
10 December 2014
3 MW PV modules 'Made in Turkey' delivered to North Carolina solar project
Turkish-made solar modules by CSUN have been delivered to Global Project Developer Suntuity for Suntuity's North Carolina projects. The first 3 MW of PV solar modules are being installed in a gorund-...
10 December 2014
Renewable Energy Group (REG) and IC Green Energy (ICG) have agreed to sell all ICG's equity ownership in German biodiesel producer Petrotec to REG. Transaction is expected to be closed before year...
10 December 2014
Aalborg CSP awarded contract for Integrated CSP Energy System in Sundrop's greenhouse project
Aalborg CSP has been awarded a turnkey contract to develop an integrated concentrated solar power (CSP) energy system for Sundrop Farms' expanding greenhouse facilities in Australia. The Integrated...
09 December 2014
The increasing deployment of distributed energy resources, alongside with energy efficiency measures could lead to drive down utilities’ revenues by up to $48 billion a year in the United States and...
09 December 2014
NextEra Energy and Hawaiian Electric Industries have reached an agreement to merge in a transaction valued at about $4.3 billion. Under the agreement, HEI shareholders will receive 0.2413 NextEra...
09 December 2014