Apple just agreed to back two large solar farms in China. It’s the biggest deal of its kind for a U.S. company operating in China. For China, the deal is only a beginning. China has been installing more renewable-power capacity than fossil fuels for several years, a gap that's growing. In 2015, China will install 15 gigawatts to 18 gw of solar power alone, double the solar deployment in the U.S., according to an analysis by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). The chart shows how, in the next 15 years, China is on track to have more low-carbon electricity than the entire capacity of the U.S. power grid. "Think of what their grid will look like in 2030," Michael Liebreich, founder of BNEF, said at the organization's annual summit last week in New York. "A very competitive advantage." For Apple, the 40-megawatt partnership extends Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook's solar aspirations beyond U.S. borders. Cook announced an $850 million deal in February to purchase enough solar to power all its California operations: stores, offices, headquarters, and a data center. By making a similar push in China, the tech giant begins to offset its considerable manufacturing pollution, which is almost entirely overseas. Many U.S. tech giants—not just Apple—have been criticized for outsourcing their pollution, says Justin Wu, head of Asia research for BNEF. Apple is "hitting back at that whole line of arguments," he says. "This is the beginning of something. Manufacturing in China is going to get greened."
In Europe, there was no sign of the demand recovery as the weak EUR against the USD continuously weakened the procurement plans of European module buyers who become more and more conservative. In China, the market situation sustained dull and might pass through May. To conclude, global module demand was depressed this week, and overall module prices maintained bearish.
Schneider Electric™ Solar Business, a global leader in solutions for the solar power conversion chain, is pleased to contribute significantly to the development of solar in the UK by connecting more than 300 MW to the grid in end of March, on top of the 200 MW already in operation.
Eiffage-led consortium including Schneider Electric and Krinner wins a contract for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of Europe's largest photovoltaic power project, worth €285 million
A consortium comprising Eiffage, acting through its Clemessy subsidiary (consortium leader), Schneider Electric and Krinner has been awarded a contract for the construction of a solar farm and an extra-high voltage substation - representing the largest photovoltaic power project in Europe - in Cestas, near Bordeaux, France. The consortium will also be responsible for the plant's operation and maintenance. Work on this project, worth nearly €285 million, is to begin immediately.
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groSolar Selects NEXTracker for 105 MW Master Supply Agreement; Advanced Solar Trackers to be Deployed in groSolar Project Across the U.S.
groSolar, an industry-leading commercial- and utility-scale solar engineering, procurement and construction firm, has entered into a 105 MW supply agreement with NEXTracker, designer and manufacturer of the world's most advanced single axis PV trackers. Over the next three years, NEXTracker will deliver state-of-the-art trackers for groSolar's solar projects throughout the U.S.
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