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Equis Signs 20 Year PPA for Taiwan Solar Power Project

The 5MW Solar Power Project s currently under construction and scheduled to be commissioned in December 2017. Equis Energy (Equis), Asia‐Pacific’s largest renewable energy Independent Power Producer (IPP), has signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) for its 5.0 MW solar project located in Kouhu Township, Yunlin County, Taiwan. The project […]

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European Investment Bank Signs Partnership Pact with Solar Alliance

This new agreement reflects shared commitment to successful implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement and ensuring that solar rich economies can harness solar power to increase supply of affordable clean energy. The European Investment Bank (EIB) has agreed on a new partnership with the International Solar Alliance to mobilise finance to develop and deploy affordable […]

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DNV GL opens its first ultra-high voltage testing facility for super grid components

The new laboratory will help the power industry successfully transition to “super grids” for a safe and reliable supply to meet rapidly growing demand for sustainable electricity. DNV GL has opened its expanded and upgraded KEMA High-Power Laboratory (HPL). Following a EUR 70 million investment, the newly extended test lab is the world’s first – […]

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Panasonic Solar Grows Solar Installer Program, Promoting Three New Authorized Installers to Premium Level

Panasonic’s Solar Installer program is comprised of “Authorized” and “Premium” installers. Premium installers are those companies that have completed a minimum requirement of HIT module installations and have met an annual wattage target. Panasonic Corporation of North America has announced the expansion of its Solar Installer program, with three authorized installers of HIT solar modules being promoted […]

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SunPower Collaborates with True Green Capital Management to Finance $140 Million of U.S. Commercial Solar Projects

As part of the three-year agreement, SunPower will deliver turn-key distributed solar electric power projects for commercial and public sector customers that will be acquired by TGC. SunPower has collaborated with True Green Capital Management LLC (TGC) to establish a $140 million fund expected to finance approximately 50 megawatts of SunPower solar energy systems. Projects […]

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Dominion Energy Virginia to Power Facebook’s New Data Center with Solar Power

The new data center in Henrico County will be comprised of two separate buildings and administrative space totaling nearly one million square feet. Dominion Energy Virginia plans to construct multiple solar facilities in the Commonwealth (sites still to be determined) to both meet Facebook’s needs Dominion Energy Virginia has announced that it will add new […]

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Center for High-Efficiency Solar Cells – Cornerstone Laid For a New Laboratory Building at Fraunhofer ISE

Fraunhofer ISE’s new “Center for High-Efficiency Solar Cells” in Freiburg builds upon this solid foundation. It will include infrastructure to replace the outdated clean room for solar cell development and is also perfectly equipped for the next generation of solar cells. When the Fraunhofer ISE Photovoltaic Technology Evaluation Center PV-TEC was inaugurated in Spring 2006, […]

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New Nanomaterial Can Create Hydrogen Fuel from Seawater

Researchers from University of Central Florida in the US developed a new catalyst that is able to not only harvest a much broader spectrum of light than other materials, but also stand up to the harsh conditions found in seawater. In a breakthrough, scientists have developed a new nanomaterial that uses solar energy to generate […]

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EBRD Earmarks 200 Million Euros for Renewables in Kazakhstan

The EBRD Board of Directors has approved a financing framework of up to €200 million. This will be used to finance primarily private renewable energy projects with a total generating capacity of 300 MW within the next five years. As Kazakhstan prepares to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its independence, the European Bank for Reconstruction […]

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