Silicor Materials Commits to Carbon Neutrality at Iceland Solar Silicon Plant

Company to offset 2,800 tons of CO2 through new environmental initiative

German battery maker launches scheme to share solar power

Reporting by Vera Eckert for Reuters:  German battery maker Sonnenbatterie has launched a scheme to connect households with solar panels and other consumers, aiming to better distribute surpluses of the renewable energy and help members to become more independent of conventional suppliers. The start-up company hopes the scheme, called "sonnenCommunity", will boost demand for its batteries which store solar power, allowing owners to use the clean energy even when weather conditions are not favourable. SonnenCommunity takes the storage idea a step further, allowing solar power to be shared among its members. Sonnenbatterie said the scheme would initially target the 1.5 million solar power producers who, if they sign up to the community, will receive a battery storage system with a starting price of 3,599 euros ($3,812). But eventually, the offer will also be open to non-producers, it added. If the idea of battery-powered buildings takes off, it could pose a challenge to traditional utilities such as RWE and E.ON, which still derive the bulk of their power from big centralised power stations running on fossil fuels.   Full Article:

REC solar panels powering HEINEKEN's key brand, Tiger Beer brewery in Singapore

HEINEKEN's largest rooftop solar installation worldwide and one of Singapore's biggest commercial solar installations

70% of Mongolian nomads now have solar power

by MIHAI ANDREI for ZME Science:  In many the vast steppes of Mongolia, some things have remained unchanged for centuries. But some things have changed, and big time: according to a new report, almost 3 out of 4 Mongolian nomads are now using solar power. Even if your lifestyle is pretty much Medieval, you can still benefit from advanced technology – that’s the reasoning behind a new government initiative that encourages nomads to use solar power. Mongolia is a geographically large but sparsely populated country. Covering over 600,000 square miles, it only has a population of 3 million people. About 1.2 million of Mongolia’s citizens live in the urban capital of Ulaanbaatar, while the remaining population is widely dispersed throughout the country with a large number residing in rural areas. In total, about a quarter of the population consists of nomadic herders. The per capita income in Mongolia at the start of the millennium was about US$470 per year, with income amongst herders even lower.   Cont'd...

GE and Solargise Partner to Introduce GE's Innovative Solar Inverter Solutions in an Expanding Solar Industry in India

GE is accelerating solar technology innovation in India by introducing its proven 1.5kV inverter into the local market ---Solargise India Private Limited is to build solar farms totaling 150 MW across various states in India using GE LV5 1.5kV inverters, thereby becoming GE's largest solar partner in the country ---Annually, this technology is set to save up to $ 350,000 in costs for Solargise

GE's Wind Generators Obtained BNDES Accreditation for Brazilian Market

The certification marks GE as the only supplier of generators at 3.15MW power rating, compliant with Finame requirements

Secretary Moniz Awards $125 Million for 41 Transformational Energy Technology Projects Ahead of COP21 in Paris

ARPA-E's OPEN 2015 Program Selects Innovative Energy Technologies to Advance US Energy Security and Help Achieve Climate Goals

Renewables Academy (RENAC) Launches E-Learning Platform in Spanish on Renewable Energy

RENAC will launch its e-learning platform RENAC Online in Spanish on April 2016

RCS Solar Now Covers APAC Too

Duke Energy, Google team up on solar power project in N.C.

Google first company to announce participation in Duke Energy's Green Source Rider program --- Total of 61 megawatts of solar energy will provide a portion of the power at expanded data center in Caldwell County --- Project reinforces N.C.'s No. 4 national ranking for solar power

SunEdison Signs 6.2 Megawatt Solar Power Deal with L.A. County

The solar power purchase agreements are projected to save taxpayers millions of dollars, and will provide predictable energy pricing to L.A. County for decades to come.

Canadian Solar and Sunrun Sign 112 MW Module Supply Agreement

Reaching new solar users and spreading the word about the incredible power of solar energy.

75 MW Solar Tracking Site Complements Wind in Arizona

Red Horse 2 solar site is fully operational in Cochise County

Austin's Settlement Home For Children Powered By Solar, Circular Energy

Public Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Planned To Commemorate New Solar Installation, Generous Donation

RevoluSun Smart Home Offers Solar Storage to Hawaiian Homeowners

Other products include PV hot water, whole house fans, skylights and sun tunnels, home automation and security, EV car charging, among others.

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