Carolina CAT Power Systems Leads Solar Farm Project In Shelby Set to Begin Operation Summer 2015

This project is reflective of the current solar farm boom in North Carolina.

U.S. Department of Energy and Clean Energy Collective Launch Community Solar Hub

Open access web portal streamlines community solar information access and development.

China's Wind Power Capacity Will Treble by 2025 as Global Growth Stabilizes, says GlobalData

China's installed wind capacity will treble from 115.6 Gigawatts (GW) in 2014 to an estimated 347.2 GW by 2025 ----However, 'future annual wind installations will not grow as much as before and will range between 20 GW and 22 GW each year during the next decade,' says analyst

Offshore wind park Westermost Rough officially inaugurated

• First commercial offshore project of the Siemens D6 platform • 6 MW direct drive turbines in a large scale project for the first time • Siemens to service Westermost Rough for 5 years • Eco-friendly power for 150,000 British households

skytron energy expands into Japanese PV market

"Made in Germany" technology ensures trouble-free operation of 2 PV plants in Hokuto City skytron energy to start local service support in Japan

New method can make cheaper solar energy storage

Storing solar energy as hydrogen is a promising way for developing comprehensive renewable energy systems. To accomplish this, traditional solar panels can be used to generate an electrical current that splits water molecules into oxygen and hydrogen, the latter being considered a form of solar fuel. However, the cost of producing efficient solar panels makes water-splitting technologies too expensive to commercialize. EPFL scientists have now developed a simple, unconventional method to fabricate high-quality, efficient solar panels for direct solar hydrogen production with low cost. The work is published in Nature Communications. Many different materials have been considered for use in direct solar-to-hydrogen conversion technologies but "2-D materials" have recently been identified as promising candidates. In general these materials—which famously include graphene—have extraordinary electronic properties. However, harvesting usable amounts of solar energy requires large areas of solar panels, and it is notoriously difficult and expensive to fabricate thin films of 2-D materials at such a scale and maintain good performance. Kevin Sivula and colleagues at EPFL addressed this problem with an innovative and cheap method that uses the boundary between two non-mixing liquids. The researchers focused on one of the best 2-D materials for solar water splitting, called "tungsten diselenide". Past studies have shown that this material has a great efficiency for converting solar energy directly into hydrogen fuel while also being highly stable.   Cont'd...

MECASOLAR supplies 4.5MW in horizontal trackers to solar PV plant in Turkey

Mecasolar is supplying solar materials to a 4.5MW solar plant in Antalya, Turkey. The project strengthens Mecasolar's position in the Balkans, where the company plans to develop 30MW by 2017.

PVinsights : Poly-silicon price is improved in China in July, but still weak outside China.

The average poly-silicon price has risen up owing to Chinese poly-silicon makers. Because of the expiration of the trade handbooks of their Chinese customers, a number of non-Chinese poly-silicon makers are seeing their sales to China being challenged by Chinese suppliers who now benefit from more price competitiveness. Chinese poly-silicon makers now have the leverage to pull up their selling price quotations within China, while non-Chinese suppliers have to adjust to the levy of import duties and AD & CVD charges on their products

Smart Energy Device for Businesses, Smappee Pro, Helps Reduce Costs and Consumption

Smappee Pro Detects Energy Guzzlers in the Workplace

Hawaii and Vermont set high renewable portfolio standard targets

Two states recently passed legislation that would require significant increases in renewable electricity generation.

Digital Inkjet Printing: An Opportunity for Further Reductions in Solar Energy Costs

With solar on the cusp of economic feasibility in many areas, incremental cost reductions such as those offered by digital inkjet printing technologies can make the difference between moving ahead with solar and sticking with electricity from the local utility

INTERSOLAR INDIA 2015: NEW SIGNALS COMING FROM THE INDIAN SOLAR MARKET

The Indian government's energy policy is raising growth expectations

Thai Solar Energy Pcl (SET:TSE) to Build Solar Power Plants in Japan

Plans to Produce 25MW in Initial Phase (COD by Early 2016), 300MW (THB300m Revenue) in Three Years

INFIGEN ANNOUNCES SALE OF ITS US SOLAR DEVELOPMENT PIPELINE

The tax gain on sale will be subject to US tax and the net after tax proceeds of the sale will be added to the cash that Infigen holds in entities outside of the Global Facility borrower group.

Applied Energy Technologies (AET) Selected by Swinerton Renewable Energy for 22.6 MW Solar Project in Utah

The planned 'Seven Sisters' solar projects includes seven separate solar photovoltaic projects, four of which are to be sited in Beaver County and three to be located in Iron County, Utah.

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