NEXTracker Expands Global Presence, Manufacturing NX Horizon Trackers in Mexico

Domestic Content-Compliant, NX Horizon is Ideal for Mexico's Growing Solar Market, Enabling Developers and EPCs to Accelerate Deployment of Utility-Scale Solar Power Plants

Renewable energy demand in Europe reaches record levels

The demand for renewable electricity in Europe, documented with Guarantees of Origin (GO), continued to grow in 2015.

Supreme Court Ruling a Win for Clean Energy

Decision helps reduce barriers to critical clean energy resource, reducing rates and enhancing grid reliability

Olivier Jacques to lead APsystems Europe, Middle East and Africa operations

Olivier Jacques has joined APsystems as Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Europe, Middle East and Africa. He is based in the APsystems branch in Lyon, France. The company also maintains a European office in the Netherlands. Jacques brings more than 20 years of experience in construction, industrial and high-tech industries. Prior to joining APsystems, he served as Managing Director EMEA for Enphase Energy. There, he developed the microinverter market in Europe from scratch, achieving leading share positions in key European solar regions.

Johnson Controls and Tyco to Merge

Creates a global leader uniquely positioned in buildings and energy platforms with deep expertise across attractive end markets - Brings together best-in-class product, installation and service capabilities across controls, fire, security, HVAC and power solutions - Accelerates innovation and ability to capture opportunities in fast-growing 'smart' markets with the latest in devices, controls, sensors, data analytics and advanced solutions - Compelling value creation for shareholders of both companies through at least $650 million in identified synergies as well as opportunities for enhanced revenue growth - Spin off of 'Adient' (Johnson Controls Automotive Experience) on track for early fiscal Q1 2017 (post-merger closing)

Ballard Signs $12 Million Agreement For Fuel Cell Stacks to Power Commercial Buses in China

"This ESA builds on that momentum, as Ballard's leading PEM technology will be deployed for range extension applications in commercial buses."

Governors' Coalition to Advocate for Wind and Solar Energy

The renamed "Governors' Wind & Solar Energy Coalition" will now work to advance solar as well as wind energy

Grown locally: SEI solar panels as cash crop for Ontario dairy and goat farm

Ontario manufacturer SEI provides high-yielding panels for 150 kW system which adds solar energy to farm's portfolio of crops; system installed by SEI sister company Strathcona Solar

Smart Buildings Shape the Future

The latest in control technology, sustainable natural resources and alternative energy methods, combine to deliver a smart building, which makes for a comfortable environment for the occupants while saving our over-taxed energy grid.

The strong demand still fueling solar wafer price improvement

Solar panel price declines marginally this week, mainly affected by solar panel price drop in the US. Without the further RMB depreciation against USD, solar panel price in China becomes stable in USD term. On the other hand, since some Chinese solar panel makers have been doing the price competition in efforts to gain more market share in the U.S. market, solar panel price in the U.S. is being pressured. Nevertheless, solar panel prices in Europe and Japan remain flat, as the demand stay constantly, as Chinese solar panel manufacturers in these regions are still not able to do the price competition under the solar cell cost rising. In India and the emerging countries, solar panel price stays stable, as the demand has maintained solid. As the result, overall solar panel price drops slightly as pressured by the strategic price competition in the U.S. market.

Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. Announces APB350 (A1) PowerBuoy Achieves Significant Performance Milestones

Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:OPTT) today announced that its APB350 (A1) PowerBuoy® has achieved several significant milestones. Total cumulative deployment time has exceeded 125 days and energy generated has surpassed 1,000 kWh (1MWh).

NeoSpeed® Rivets: Faster, Stronger…and Simpler

"NeoSpeed® Rivets: Faster, Stronger…and Simpler," is a new product announcement about a tool that, when used with the appropriate installation tools, speeds assembly by up to 400% compared to traditional threaded or breakstem fasteners.

A solar-powered soccer pitch in Lagos also uses players' footfall to keep the lights on

Yomi Kazeem for Quartz:  Africa is already waking up to the possibilities that renewable energy provides, the African Union has pledged a $20 billion investment over the next decade. In East Africa, pay-as-you-go solar energy services arealready proving a mainstream success. In West Africa, things are still at an early experimental stage. One such experiment is a solar-powered football pitch which also uses kinetic energy generated by footballers playing.

Located at a teacher’s college in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial center, the innovative soccer pitch was launched last year in a three-way collaboration between energy giant Shell; music star Akon, who has been championing solar energy on the continent; and Pavegen, a UK-based start-up which has a target of providing low-cost renewable energy solutions to Africa’s electricity problems.

Perhaps the most interesting technological feature of the solar-powered pitch—only the second ever launched across the world (the first was launched in Brazil in 2014)—is that it combines both kinetic and solar energy to produce electricity.  Cont'd...

Infocast Announces the 6th Annual Defense Renewables Summit Scheduled for March 2016 in Arlington, VA

DoD and Government Decision-Makers Share their Renewable Energy & Cyber Security Wants, Needs & Key Requirements in Securing the Nation's Critical Energy and Cyber Infrastructures

Solar Trends to Watch in 2016 From GTM Research

Solar is expected to have an amazing year in 2016 by most accounts. As photovoltaic equipment continues to experience high demand prices will fall albeit at a slower rate than originally predicted. Meanwhile solar installations will grow in more markets while the U.S. installs more than 10 gigawatts of new solar power.

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