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  • Walmart Builds on Leadership of Commercial Solar Deployment and Expands On-Site Solar Energy Projects favicon eSolar News (Yesterday) - BENTONVILLE, AR.--(eSolarEnergyNews)--Walmart today announced the company will install up to 400 new solar projects at facilities across the nation over the next four years. This advances the company’s global commitment to drive the production or procurement of seven billion kWh of renewable energy by the...
  • Trina Solar Receives Carbon Footprint Verification for Solar PV Modules from BSI favicon eSolar News (Yesterday) - CHANGZHOU, CHINA--(eSolareEnergyNews)--  Trina Solar, a global leader in photovoltaic  modules, solutions, and services, today announced it obtained Carbon Footprint Verification for the Company's solar PV modules from the British Standards Institution, a leading international standards and certification body. The Carbon Footprint Verification, which is based...
  • Iberdrola and Gamesa to complete wind farm in Kenya favicon Sun & Wind (Yesterday) - Wind Energy Iberdrola IngenierĂ­a, in a consortium with Gamesa, has completed the construction of its first wind farm in Kenya, the Ngong II project with an installed capacity of 13.6 MW. It was awarded by the state-owned Kenyan Electricity Generating Company Limited (KenGen) in...
  • More than 2,250 new jobs in British wind industry favicon Sun & Wind (Yesterday) - Wind Energy The number of people working in the medium and large-scale sectors of the British onshore wind industry, and offshore wind, has risen by 8 % in just over twelve months to more than 15,400 direct, full-time jobs, according to the trade association...
  • Ascent Solar Closes on $35 Million Financing favicon eSolar News (2 days ago) - THORNTON, CO --(eSolarEnergyNews)--Ascent Solar, a manufacturer of state-of-the-art, flexible thin-film photovoltaic modules, integrated into the Company’s new EnerPlex™ series of consumer products, announced today the closing of its previously announced $35 million financing. At closing, the Company issued (i) $32 million principal amount of senior...
  • Recharge Wrap-up: Tesla details factory expansion; Ford and SunPower raise money for Sierra Club favicon Autoblog Green (2 days ago) - Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Manufacturing/Plants, Solar, Ford, Volkswagen, Tesla Motors, Legislation and Policy Tesla has revealed the details of the upgrade of its Fremont, CA factory. One major change is the addition of a dedicated production space for the dual-motor P85D version of the Model S....
  • Flabeg FE delivered solar mirrors for Moroccan CSP project favicon Sun & Wind (2 days ago) - CSP The solar mirror manufacturer Flabeg FE GmbH delivered more than 530,000 annealed RP3 mirrors for the Noor I concentrated solar power (CSP) independent power project (IPP) in Ouarzazate, Morocco. 20.11.2014Read more about Flabeg FE delivered solar mirrors for Moroccan CSP project Log in...
  • Pilot production of HJT photovoltaic modules begins favicon Sun & Wind (2 days ago) - Photovoltaics Meyer Burger Research AG is starting pilot production of heterojunction solar cells in Hauterive in the Swiss Canton of Neuchâtel. Field trials will be used to optimise the cell coating process and bring it up to industrial maturity. This is expected to result...
  • Interview with Richard Kauffman: “It’s about availability of financing, not cost of financing.” favicon Sun & Wind (2 days ago) - Review Richard Kauffman is supervising New York’s entire energy portfolio, including the New York State Department of Public Service, the New York Power Authority, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), and the Long Island Power Authority. S&WE spoke with Kauffman...
  • Cranksgiving Returns to Solar One This Saturday favicon Solar One (3 days ago) -   Cranksgiving is an annual bike ride/scavenger hunt/food drive, helping to feed the hungry on Thaksgiving for the past 15 years. And unlike other, much more notorious holiday food drives, this one does not involve drinking (until the afterparty, of course), carolling or the...
  • SolarWorld and Enphase Energy Enter Global Strategic Partnership favicon eSolar News (3 days ago) - HILLSBORO, OR & PETALUMA, CA.--(eSolarEnergyNews)--SolarWorld and Enphase Energy announced today that they have signed a global strategic partnership agreement. Enphase is the world’s largest provider of microinverters, devices that convert direct electrical current to alternating current to enable most applications of solar electric power. SolarWorld,...
  • Trina Solar Signs 10 MW EPC Turnkey Solutions Agreement with Shamsuna Power in Jordan favicon eSolar News (3 days ago) - CHANGZHOU, CHINA--(eSolarEnergyNews)--  Trina Solar today announced that it has entered into an agreement for the design, build and operation and maintenance of the 10 MW Shamsuna Solar Project in Aqaba, Jordan with Shamsuna Power Company ("Shamsuna Power"). Foursan Capital Partners will hold a 85% stake...
  • Ford and SunPower Welcome Sierra Club as Newest Partner of National Drive Green for Life Program favicon eSolar News (3 days ago) - SAN JOSE, CA --(eSolarEnergyNews)-- The Sierra Club is joining Ford Motor Company and SunPower's  Drive Green for Life program to help more Americans move toward emissions-free driving. Drive Green for Life offers Ford customers who own electrified plug-in vehicles, including Focus Electric, C-MAX Energi Plug-In...
  • Scientists get to the heart of fool's gold as a solar material favicon ScienceDaily (3 days ago) - As the installation of photovoltaic solar cells continues to accelerate, scientists are looking for inexpensive materials beyond the traditional silicon that can efficiently convert sunlight into electricity. Theoretically, iron pyrite could do the job, but when it works at all, the conversion efficiency remains frustratingly...
  • Marks & Spencer Announces Plan to Install UK’s Largest Rooftop Solar Array favicon Inhabitat (3 days ago) - Marks & Spencer recently announced that it will be installing the UK’s largest solar roof by mid 2015 at its distribution centre at Castle Donnington. The roof array will be linked to one of Europe’s largest solar thermal walls, which when combined will make...
  • Acciona inaugurates its first wind farm in Costa Rica favicon Sun & Wind (3 days ago) - Wind Energy End of November, Costa Rican Vice President Ana Helena ChacĂłn formally opened the 49.5 MW Chiripa wind farm in Tilarán (Guanacaste). The facility is owned by a consortium consisting of Acciona EnergĂ­a (65 %) and the local group EcoenergĂ­a (35 %). 19.11.2014Read more about Acciona...
  • Deutsche Windtechnik acquires two Spanish service companies favicon Sun & Wind (3 days ago) - Wind Energy Deutsche Windtechnik Service GmbH & Co. KG has acquired two Spanish service companies: General Power Services S.L. (GPS) and Danowind S.L. The acquisitions are part of Deutsche Windtechnik's continued expansion of its service activities in Europe. The company already has contracts in...
  • South Africa’s New 96MW PV Plant is the Continent’s Largest Solar Power Facility favicon Inhabitat (4 days ago) - South Africa is a historically coal-hungry nation, producing around 225 million tonnes of the stuff each year. But just two years ago, government leaders pledged to invest an incredible $5.4 billion in renewable energy, and the products of that investment are taking shape. The...
  • Canadian Solar Supplies Modules for Major Solar Project in Georgia favicon eSolar News (4 days ago) - GUELPH, ONTARIO--(eSolarEnergyNews)-- Canadian Solar today announced that its modules will power a series of projects in Georgia totaling 5.1 MW with Atlanta-based solar developer and Engineering, Procurement and Construction ("EPC") provider SolAmerica Energy, LLC. As the sole provider of photovoltaic (PV) modules for these projects,...
  • Low-Cost Solar Panel Captures Four Times More Energy favicon eSolar News (4 days ago) - LAS CRUCES, NM.--(eSolarEnergyNews)--Focused Sun of Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA (www.focused-sun.com) is planning to shake up the solar industry with an inexpensive module that captures four times more energy than a conventional solar panel of the same size. The module, called FourFold, produces both electricity...
  • Brazil to overtake US as world’s leader for biopower favicon Sun & Wind (4 days ago) - Bioenergy According to research and consulting company GlobalData, in 2018 Brazil will overtake the US as the world’s leader in terms of biopower capacity. In 2013, Brazil had 11.5 GW and the US had 15.4 GW of installed bioenergy capacity. In 2018 these will...
  • Juwi is building a 50-MW solar park in Utah favicon Sun & Wind (4 days ago) - Photovoltaics Juwi is planning to connect a 50-MW solar park to the grid by the end of 2015 in Utah, USA. The Pavant Solar Park is the largest photovoltaics project that the Juwi group has ever implemented outside of Germany. 18.11.2014Read more about Juwi...
  • SolarWorld interim report confirms figures favicon Sun & Wind (4 days ago) - Photovoltaics SolarWorld AG has published its interim report for the third quarter of 2014. It confirms the figures previously announced by the company. The report states that sales of modules and kits rose to 602 MW in the period between January and September. 18.11.2014Read...
  • Revolutionary solar-friendly form of silicon shines favicon ScienceDaily (5 days ago) - Silicon is the second most-abundant element in the earth's crust. When purified, it takes on a diamond structure, which is essential to modern electronic devices -- carbon is to biology as silicon is to technology. Scientists have synthesized an entirely new form of silicon, one...
  • POD-Indawo Offers a Compact Sustainable Living Concept for Young South African Professionals favicon Inhabitat (5 days ago) - South African architect Clara da Cruz Almeida and designers Dokter + Misses have just launched a new and sustainable pod living system, the POD-Indawo. The locally designed and manufactured “nano-pod home” provides environmentally responsible urban living solutions specifically designed to meet the needs of today’s...
  • SPI Solar Announces Agreements to Develop and Acquire Multiple Solar Projects in China favicon eSolar News (5 days ago) - ROSEVILLE, CA.--(eSolarEnergyNews)--Solar Power, Inc., a vertically-integrated photovoltai developer, today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, SPI Solar Power (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. (“SPI Meitai”), has entered into a framework agreement with TBEA Xinjiang Sunoasis Co., Ltd. (“TBEA Sunoasis”), a subsidiary of TBEA Co., Ltd. (Shanghai: 600089)...
  • JA Solar Sets Power Output Record of >280W for Multi-Si 60-cells Solar Modules favicon eSolar News (5 days ago) - SHANGHAI, CHINA--(eSolarEnergyNews)--  JA Solar, one of the world's largest manufacturers of high-performance solar power products, today announces that the rated power of its solar modules assembled by 60 multi-crystalline silicon ("multi-Si") cells has reached a new milestone of above 280 W. This newly achieved result,...
  • Canadian Solar Achieves PV Module Qualification with Sunrun favicon eSolar News (5 days ago) - GUELPH, ONTARIO--(eSolarEnergyNews)-- Canadian Solar, one of the world's largest solar power companies, today announced that Sunrun, one of the largest dedicated residential solar companies in the United States, approved Canadian Solar as its qualified vendor. Through AEE Solar, a subsidiary of Sunrun and one of...
  • 7-Story Indoor Green Wall is an Enormous Air Filter for Solar-Powered Seoul City Hall favicon Inhabitat (5 days ago) - Read the rest of 7-Story Indoor Green Wall is an Enormous Air Filter for Solar-Powered Seoul City Hall Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: "energy efficiency", "green wall", "living wall", "low-e glass", "sustainable architecture", City Hall, geothermal energy, Guinness World Record,...
  • Solar-Powered Floating Greenhouse is an Off-Grid Solution to Food Scarcity favicon Inhabitat (5 days ago) - Read the rest of Solar-Powered Floating Greenhouse is an Off-Grid Solution to Food Scarcity Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Antonio Girardi, Cristiana Favretto, floating greenhouse, food scarcity, global food security, greenhouse, hydroponic system, hydroponics, jellyfish barge, modular greenhouse, off-grid, Solar...

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