Solar Photovoltaic

  • The government wants to slash by 87% subsidies for householders who install solar panels on their rooftops, in a move that renewable energy experts warn could kill off a promising industry.
  • Residents will have an opportunity to save money by using the sun.
  • Eco Power JP Co., Ltd. has commenced operations at the Kushiro Onbetsu solar power generation plant following the completion of construction.
  • The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has approved the 485 MW Blythe Mesa Solar project in California.
  • The German utility is eyeing expansion into the growing solar space of the U.S. as it pursues investment and development opportunities in PV.
  • Clean Energy Collective, or CEC, a solar provider, and Black Hills Energy, an electric utility, have announced plans to bring a roofless community solar facility to Pueblo, Colorado and the surrounding area.
  • PSEG Solar Source has acquired the 25.4MW Columbia Solar Project from Hanergy America Solar Solutions.
  • Valley Electric Association, Inc. (VEA), a nonprofit, member-owned electric cooperative, announced detailed information about the plan to begin construction this year on a 15-megawatt solar energy generation project in Pahrump, Nevada.
  • The Wilson City Council approved a renewable energy policy that was tabled in February pending the $1.2 billion sale of electric generation assets to Duke Energy Progress.
  • The Glenn County Board of Supervisors last week adopted a six-month moratorium on issuing conditional use permits for solar generating plants on land zoned exclusively for agriculture.
  • With a slew of projects in the pipeline, Madhya Pradesh is on track to enhance the solar power generation capacity to about 3,000 MW in next two years from the current 650 MW installed capacity, a senior government official said.
  • These actions build on state leadership, all across America, to continue to expand opportunities to install energy saving technologies in households today, particularly those that need it most, while driving the development of innovative, low-cost clean energy technologies for tomorrow.
  • Nearly a year has passed since the Haryana government made installation of solar power system mandatory on rooftops of buildings constructed over 500 sq yards. But the local administration seems to have failed in ensuring that the order is being implemented.
  • The State Procurement Board (SPB) is stifling progress on the planned establishment of three solar power stations that will pump an additional 300MW onto the national grid, secretary of Energy and Power Development, Partson Mbiriri has said.
  • Not too long ago, many U.S. utilities viewed solar power rather warily - as a disruptive threat to revenue and a challenge to grid stability. But a growing number of utilities of late have been making big investments in solar.
  • US renewable energy developer Duke Energy has sent out a request for proposals (RFP) for around 53MW of utility-scale solar capacity to be in service in its service areas around South Carolina by the end of 2016.
  • The Indiana Municipal Power Agency put its new $5.3-million solar park in Peru onto the grid Tuesday, producing clean energy that will be consumed within the city.
  • Customers of Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. who install solar panels on their roofs would see a different billing structure under a plan filed with the Oklahoma Corporation Commission.
  • Construction of new $10 million solar park in Kokomo is set to begin this fall after the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission Thursday approved an agreement to sell the electricity produced at the facility to Duke Energy.
  • Chile's government has granted a U.S. company environmental authorization for the construction of a 260 MW solar plant, which is to be built in the northern region of Atacama and deliver 1,800 gigawatt-hours annually to the Central Interconnected System, or SIC, the South American country's main grid.