Tamil Nadu Among Nine Global Market Leaders in Renewable Energy

Wind and solar accounted for 14.3 percent of Tamil Nadu’s total electricity generation in 2016-17. The state leads India in variable renewables market share. It also leads India in installed renewable energy capacity.   Tamil Nadu figures in the list of nine major global power markets in renewable energy, according to a new research by […]

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California Grower Increases Solar Power Capacity

CalCom Solar has been an excellent partner in advancing our sustainability strategies to include increasing amounts of renewable energy. D’Arrigo California, a grower, packer and shipper of fruits and vegetables has installed an additional 1.1 MW of solar power. This third phase of the D’Arrigo California project is located in Gonzales, CA and brings the […]

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Canadian Solar Cuts Q4 Revenue Guidance Due to Delayed Project Sale

Canadian Solar noted that in September and October 2017, it had entered into definitive agreements with two buyers to sell a portfolio of six solar power projects in California, totaling 703 MWp. Canadian Solar Inc has lowered revenue projections for the fourth quarter and full year 2017 due to a delay in completing the sale […]

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5500 Schools Use Solar Power in US as Costs Fall

According to a report prepared by the Solar Foundation, Generation 180 and the Solar Energy Industries Association, solar power in K-12 schools has increased by 86 percent in three years. More than 5,500 American schools have incorporated solar technology with a total capacity of 910 megawatts, enough to power 190,000 homes, according to the study. […]

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Prototype Shows How Tiny Photodetectors Can Double Their Efficiency

Combining two distinct inorganic materials and producing quantum mechanical processes, the new Photodetectors could revolutionize the way solar energy is collected. Physicists at the University of California, Riverside have developed a photodetector – a device that senses light – by combining two distinct inorganic materials and producing quantum mechanical processes that could revolutionize the way […]

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Lumeta Solar Unveils Lumeta Lynx Zero Penetration, Low Profile Solar Modules

Lumeta Lynx offers the lowest installed cost and is more attractive than traditional rack-mounted solar modules. Lumeta Solar LLC, a California PV module manufacturer has launched Lumeta Lynx, a line of solar modules that eliminate racking resulting in faster installation, zero roof penetrations, and improved aesthetics. The low-profile, black-on-black, frameless monocrystalline modules adhere directly to […]

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Altus Power Acquires 6 MW Solar Project in California

Altus Power notes that the solar project generates approximately 11 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity annually, enough energy to power the equivalent of 800 homes Altus Power America, Inc. has announced the acquisition of a 6 megawatt (MW) DC ground-mounted single-axis tracker solar installation in Rancho Cordova, California. The solar energy system sells clean, […]

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SMA Inverters Powering 3 MW of Mexico’s Largest Solar Power Plant

Mexico’s Largest Developer, Gauss Energia Cites Reliability, Efficiency as Key Reasons for Choosing SMA for its 3 MW Solar Power Plant. SMA inverters have recently been installed to help power up 3 MW of solar power plant in Mexico as part of a rebuild for the Aura Solar I project in La Paz, Baja California […]

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California’s solar energy met about half of the state’s electricity demand in March

The record was set when almost 40 percent of the electricity flowing across the grid came from large-scale solar energy plants. A new estimate from the U.S. government shows that California met about half of the state’s electricity demand for three hours on March 11. The San Francisco Chronicle reports ( ) the state’s goal […]

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