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France inaugurates world’s first solar highway

France has inaugurated the world’s first “solar highway”, a road paved with solar panels providing enough energy to power the street lights of the small Normandy town of Tourouvre. The one-kilometre (half-mile) “Wattway” covered with 2800 square metres (30000 square feet) of resin-coated solar panels was hooked up to the local power grid as environment […]

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SunPower dedicates 20-MW solar plant in Arizona

At an event today in Cochise County, Ariz., Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Cooperative (SSVEC) and SunPower are dedicating a 20-megawatt (AC) solar photovoltaic power plant that is now generating clean, renewable solar power for customers in SSVEC’s service territory. SSVEC will purchase the power generated by the solar plant under a 20-year power purchase agreement […]

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Suzlon Partners with AMP Solar for 15 MW Solar Project in Telangana

Suzlon Group has partnered with the AMP Solar for the development and construction of a 15 MW Solar PV Project located at Achampet, Mahaboobnagar District, Telangana. Under agreement signed between Suzlon Group and the AMP Solar on December 21, 2016, the AMP Solar shall acquire a 49% stake in Rudra Solarfarms Limited, a special purpose […]

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Rooftop solar units from third party costs 40 percent cheaper than DISCOMs

Rooftop solar units installed on industrial and corporate establishments by third parties are offering power 30-40% cheaper than the rates offered by the state’s power distribution companies. This gap is expected to widen further as thermal power companies would need to increase tariffs to accommodate inflationary measures and solar modules prices fall further. The model […]

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GCC Solar Equipment Market to Reach $8.8 Billion by 2022 – Increased Focus on Renewable Sources – Research and Markets

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “GCC Solar Equipment Market (2016-2022): Market Forecast by Types, Countries and Competitive Landscape“ report to their offering. Growing energy requirements, infrastructure development, decrease in global oil prices along with the increased focus on renewable sources especially solar energy are some of the key factors that would spur the demand […]

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India to invest $1.8 Billion on Lines to Transmit Solar Power

India will invest Rs 127 billion on lines to transmit power from solar parks to enable Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s goal of boosting clean energy capacity to 175 gigawatts by 2022. The dedicated transmission lines, part of the so-called green corridor project was announced at an event ‘Empowering the Grid to meet Future Challenges’ organized […]

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Adani, Azure wins 100 MW Grid-Connected Solar tender at Ananthapuramu Solar Park Under DCR

Adani and Azure Power has bagged 50MW solar capacity tender each in the state of Andhra Pradesh reports consultancy firm Mercom Capital Group. Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) auctioned 100 MW of grid-connected solar under the domestic content requirement (DCR) category at Ananthapuramu solar park in Andhra Pradesh.  Under the DCR it is mandatory […]

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