SunLink VERTEX Project Intelligence Platform now Available in the App Store

Platform reduces solar O&M costs, improves long-term energy plant profitability and enhances grid security

EDF Renewable Energy Acquires groSolar

Companies leverage depth of experience to meet needs of growing solar distributed generation market

This Solar Power Plant Can Run All Night

Justin Worland for Time:  Crescent Dunes looks and sounds a bit like an invention lifted from a science fiction novel. Deep in the Nevada desert more than 10,000 mirrors—each the size of a highway billboard—neatly encircle a giant 640-foot tower. It looks like it might be used to communicate with aliens in deep space. But the engineers and financiers behind the facility, located in the desert about halfway between Las Vegas and Reno, say the power plant’s promise is anything but fiction. The solar power facility built and operated by the company SolarReserve can power 75,000 homes. What sets it apart from other big solar projects is that this plant can store power for use when it is most needed, including cloudy days and after dark—a major advance for renewable energy technology.   Cont'd...

Swedish Start-Up Announces Nanowire Breakthrough For Solar Energy; Has Potential to Boost Module Performance By More Than 50 Percent

In a major breakthrough for solar energy, Swedish advanced materials start-up Sol Voltaics AB has confirmed the successful alignment and orientation of nanowires in a thin film. The achievement represents the most significant technology milestone in solar nanowire manufacturing to date, paving the way for photovoltaic (PV) module efficiencies of 27% or more-a 50% boost in energy conversion efficiencies for today's solar modules.

Geostellar Partners with Etsy to Launch Residential Solar Initiative for Etsy Community

Etsy Solar Redefines Community Benefits with Launch of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Program on the Geostellar Platform

First Solar Flight Around the World Continues From Hawaii

Schindler and Solar Impulse Partner to Power Sustainable Mobility - Solar Plane Resumes 'Round The World' Mission

Infocast's Distributed Energy Development & Deployment Summit to Serve as Platform for Federal, State and Local-Level Representatives to Outline Their Programs and Plans

A Comprehensive Event for Industry Players to Learn How to Stake Their Claim in the Developing $26 Billion Distributed Energy Market

AEE Solar and OutBack Power - Grid-tie Battery Backup

Join AEE Solar and OutBack Power for a 1-day workshop in Anaheim, California.

Lufft introduces new visibility sensor VS2k and launches MARWIS 2.0

The award-winning technology among the Lufft sensors, the MARWIS mobile road sensor, is getting a useful update. The second generation of the sensor replaces its predecessor from now on.

Swedish Start-Up Announces Nanowire Breakthrough For Solar Energy;Has Potential to Boost Module Performance By More Than 50 Percent

Sol Voltaics AB of Lund, Sweden, which provides nanomaterial technology for enhancing solar panels and other products, has confirmed the successful alignment and orientation of nanowires in a thin film. The firm reckons that the achievement represents the most significant technology milestone in solar nanowire manufacturing to date, paving the way for photovoltaic (PV) module efficiencies of 27% or more - a 50% boost in energy conversion efficiencies for existing solar modules

SunEdison Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

PEG BRICKLEY and ANNE STEELE for The Wall Street Journal:  Solar-energy Company SunEdison Inc. on Thursday filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, a dramatic move for a company whose market value stood at nearly $10 billion in July. SunEdison said its publicly traded entities, TerraForm Power Inc. and TerraForm GlobalInc., aren’t part of the filing. The two so-called yieldcos—separate entities that buy operating projects from developer SunEdison and pay out cash flow to their shareholders—said Thursday they believe they have sufficient liquidity to run their businesses and meet financial obligations, although SunEdison’s bankruptcy “will present challenges.” Bankruptcy has been a near-certainty for SunEdison for some time. The company borrowed heavily to buy up wind and solar developers, accumulating a pile of debt that worried investors. Disappointing earnings didn’t ease their fears about the pace of SunEdison’s growth, and an accounting move last year that reclassified more than $700 million worth of debt heightened anxieties.   Cont'd...

SEIA Statement on SunEdison Bankruptcy Filing

Following is a statement by Dan Whitten, Vice President of Communications for the Solar Energy Industries Association on the bankruptcy filing by SunEdison today.

SolarWorld supplies projects totaling 4 MW for water district in Southern California

Peak-shaving systems feature SolarWorld's 72-cell solar panels

ICCI 2016 goes increasingly international

In view of the growing Turkish solar market coming ICCI 2016 is going increasingly international. Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA) will be one of the top keynote speakers at the biggest energy event in Turkey, that takes places April 27-29 at Istanbul Expo Center.

ENERRAY TO BUILD BRAZIL'S LARGEST SOLAR PLANT

Built in the state of Bahia, the 254 MWp plant will be one of the world's largest

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