Solar Photovoltaic

  • New Zealand Government - Foreign Minister Murray McCully has welcomed the completion of the Apia racecourse solar array in Samoa today.
  • Glynn County's planning staff is asking the mainland planning commission to weigh in on whether a proposed 61-acre solar field is an allowable use for property near the Brunswick Golden Isles Airport.
  • Construction on the 3,960-panel, 1-megawatt community solar array north of Colby could begin within the next 10 days, a Midwest Energy spokesman said Friday.
  • Ground preparation work recently started on a $16 million project to build Sandoval County's first solar energy plant.
  • SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE: SUNE), a leading global solar technology manufacturer and provider of solar energy services and its affiliate TerraForm Power, Inc. (NASDAQ: TERP), a global renewable energy company, today announced the completion and interconnection of a 2.6 megawatt (MW) DC system at the Coalinga State Hospital and a 1.6 MW DC system at the Pleasant Valley State Prison.
  • Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) has completed the engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning for both phases of LS Power's new Centinela Solar Energy Facility, one of the largest of its kind in the United States.
  • SPI Solar ("SPI") (SOPW:OTCBB), a vertically-integrated photovoltaic solar developer, today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Xinyu Xinwei New Energy Co., Ltd. ("Xinwei"), has entered into an engineering, procurement and construction ("EPC") agreement with Zhongwei Hengji Weiye Photovoltaic Power Co., Ltd. for the construction of a 30 megawatt project (MW) in Zhongwei City, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, China.
  • Hawaiian Electric Co. wants 65 percent of its power to come from renewable sources by 2030, cut customer bills by 20 percent, convert remaining power plants to liquefied natural gas and charge customers with rooftop solar much more.
  • Solar panels sit on the Engineering building at Colorado State University. Solar panel additions are common on other buildings throughout the campus.(Photo credit: Megan Fischer)
  • Crystal Solar and NREL Team Up to Cut Costs August 27, 2014 A faster, cheaper way to manufacture silicon solar cells, partially funded by the Energy Department and fine-tuned at its National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), has won a coveted R&D 100 award as one of the top technology innovations of 2013.
  • India has raised the stakes in an ongoing trade battle with the US at the World Trade Organization (WTO) by rolling out an ambitious campaign to promote solar energy through the Indian Army and central public sector units (CPSUs) -- providing them with grants on the condition that they source equipment from domestic manufacturers.
  • In a quest to make Austin Energy the greenest utility in the nation, the Austin City Council will consider a proposal Thursday that would require the utility to more aggressively invest in renewable energy, with an ambitious goal of reducing its greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2030.
  • El Paso Electric Monday published a request for proposals to have a large solar energy plant built at Fort Bliss, and a smaller solar plant built at its Montana Power Station, now under construction in far East El Paso County.
  • The head of the Brunswick and Glynn County Development Authority on Monday refuted accusations by a county commissioner that the loss of a potential multimillion-dollar solar project was the fault of the authority's board of directors.
  • More than a dozen protesters joined the Sierra Club Hawaii outside Hawaiian Electric Co.'s Ward Avenue headquarters Monday, a day before HECO submits its plan for making the transition to clean energy with the Public Utilities Commission.
  • The Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs issued the following news release: The Patrick Administration today announced another major clean energy milestone, surpassing 15,000 solar installations in the Commonwealth.
  • SPI Solar ("SPI") (SOPW:OTCBB), a vertically-integrated photovoltaic solar developer, today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Xinyu Xinwei New Energy Co., Ltd. ("Xinwei"), has received preliminary approval from the local government of LiaoCheng City to develop a PV project totaling approximately 10 megawatts (MW), in Shandong Province, China.
  • A proposal to build one of the world's largest solar farms in a rural area south of Silicon Valley has cleared one of its final hurdles after five years of planning and environmental debate.
  • Finavera Wind Energy Inc. ('Finavera Wind Energy', 'Finavera' or the 'Company') (TSX-V: FVR) is pleased to announce it has signed an agreement on August 22nd, 2014 to acquire 100% of the equity of Solar Alliance of America, Inc., a corporation under the laws of California ('Solar Alliance'), in a transaction valued at $6 million USD.
  • The sun seems to finally be shining on solar power. After decades of being little more than an optimistic dream, solar power is finally getting close in price to other energy sources, say installers.