Solar News

China cutting coal use, growing it’s solar and wind energy capacity fast

Figures released by China’s National Bureau of Statistics reveals that China is cutting coal and growing its wind and solar energy capacity fast. Last year China’s solar power generation capacity was up by 74% while wind power generation witnessed increase by 34 percent. Speaking to New Scientist, Tim Buckley of the Institute for Energy Economics […]

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World’s Largest Floating Solar Farm edifices in London to vie Japan

Recently, England is shouting ‘solar as big as never’, the phrase went real after the country announces successful commissioning of Europe’s largest floating solar farm. According to reports, the £6 million (about $8 million) project will help power local water treatment plants that provide clean drinking water to London and south-east England’s 10 million residents. […]

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Dairyland, Xcel Energy agrees to purchase electricity from multiple new solar facilities in Wisconsin

Last week on Wednesday two Wisconsin services announced projects that will roughly double the state’s solar energy generation capacity. Dairyland Power Cooperative has entered into agreement to purchase electricity from 12 new solar arrays with a combined capacity of almost 19 megawatts, while Xcel Energy will be purchasing up to 3 megawatts of electricity from […]

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Eltek successfully integrates 10,000 Hybrid-Solar Telecom Sites

Eltek announces it has successfully commissioned more than 10,000 hybrid solar-grid power systems to remote telecom sites since 2008. Moving ahead of solar power integrations from just off-grid telecom sites, but is now spurring in a wide range of network locations. By using these hybrid solutions, which combine solar backup power and high-efficiency DC power […]

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ACSA opens first solar-powered airport in Western Cape

Airports Company South Africa (Acsa) has opened its first solar power plant at Western Cape, George Airport. The clean energy project in the first phase will contribute around 40% of the airport’s electricity needs. Once the project is completed, the airport is expected to be totally independent of the national grid. Launching the solar power […]

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MSMEs and SSI sought for separate electricity tariff, urges for solar use

Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) and Small Scale Industries (SSI) are seeking for separate electricity tariff. Both MSMEs and SSIs have detailed their presentation before Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) last week. MSME associations jointly organizing an awareness programme in Karnataka on ‘Roof Top Solar Power Generation’ to encourage the SMEs and SSIs to […]

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Govt likely to announce incentives to boost manufacturing of solar panels

Government may announce inducements in the upcoming Budget to boost manufacturing of solar panels and achieve its objective of establishing 100 gigawatts of solar capacity by 2022. So far, solar t Finance minister Arun Jaitley may announce incentives, such as Viability Gap Funding (VGF) to help sprout manufacturing plants in the country and vow long-term […]

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SolarCity Opens Fund of $249 Million in Solar Projects

SolarCity announces its opening of a new tax equity fund of $249 million in solar projects. Whereas, the other financing partner name was not unveiled, though this investment is reported as the fourth solar project fund by the two partnering companies. After total consolidation, the fund is known to twofold in size making a total […]

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Hartek Power outrights Two Solar Power Projects of 28 MW

The pan India Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) provider, Hartek Power asserts that it has successfully outright two solar power projects of 28 MW to the grid for a major solar developer in Muktsar district of Punjab. After this successful project, Hartek Power connects 72 MW of solar power to the grid in Punjab out […]

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