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Dubai Adds 200 MW of Solar Power in Renewables Push

Solar Energy News - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 07:55

Dubai took another step toward completing what it says will be the largest solar park of its kind, inaugurating a 200-MW facility with partners Electricite de France SA and Abu Dhabi-based renewables company Masdar.

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Could Dairy Farmers Become Energy Traders with Blockchain?

Solar Energy News - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 07:32

Dairy farmers in Australia may have the chance to begin buying and selling renewable energy on a peer-to-peer energy trading platform for the first time ever next year.

Categories: Solar Energy

Array Technologies secures major long-term tracker supply deal with sPower

PV-TECH - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 06:52
Independent Power Producer sPower has entered into a strategic solar tracker supply deal with Array Technologies for multi-gigawatts of planned PV power plants, cementing a business relationship established over the last four years, according to Array Technologies.
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FTC Solar releases Atlas software solution for centralized PV power plant O&M needs

PV-TECH - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 03:45
FTC Solar, Inc. announced the release of its proprietary Atlas portfolio management software solution. Atlas, formerly known as SAM (Solar Automation Module) provides developers and asset owners with a "one stop shop" solution to manage all solar projects on one centralized platform.
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GCL-Poly’s wafer subsidiary reports increased revenue in Q1 2018

PV-TECH - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 03:27
Leading polysilicon and multicrystalline wafer producer GCL-Poly Energy Holding's dedicated wafer production subsidiary, GCL-Poly (Suzhou) New Energy has reported first-quarter 2018 revenue increase, quarter-on-quarter and year-on-year, after increasing wafer capacity by 62.2% by the end of 2017.
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Heliatek’s OPV thin-film used in Engie graffiti advertising campaign in Mexico City

PV-TECH - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 02:08
Organic photovoltaic (OPV) thin-film producer Heliatek has announced another collaboration with French energy firm, Engie, which is an investor in the BIPV company.
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Dubai ruler flicks switch on first 200MW of mega-project’s third phase

PV-TECH - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 02:00
The first 200MW block of the latest phase of Dubai’s Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park has been inaugurated.
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Emergence of the Indian solar sector: A green future

PV-TECH - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 19:37
Dr. Hitesh Doshi, chairman and managing director, of Indian PV manufacturer, Waaree Group, discusses Indian solar prices, domestic manufacturing and the International Solar Alliance.
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Enphase CFO resigns as company hits high-end of Q1 revenue guidance

PV-TECH - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 13:16
Leading PV microinverter supplier Enphase Energy met the high-end of its first quarter 2018 revenue guidance and exceed its gross margin forecast as its CFO announces his resignation.
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Singapore issues tender for two floating PV projects

PV-TECH - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 09:38
PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency, has issued a tender to conduct engineering studies for the deployment of a pair of floating PV systems systems in Bedok Reservoir and Lower Seletar Reservoir.
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Water-Based Battery Offers New Option for Utility-Scale Solar, Wind

Solar Energy News - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 09:31

Stanford University researchers have developed a water-based battery that could provide a cheap way to store wind or solar energy generated when the sun is shining and wind is blowing so it can be fed back into the electric grid and be redistributed when demand is high.

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Greece Kicks Off $3.6 Billion Program for Solar, Wind Projects

Solar Energy News - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 08:22

Greece is preparing to auction 2.6 GW of solar and wind projects to attract investment and beef up the Mediterranean country’s clean-energy credentials.

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Intevac’s 12 ion implanters for Chinese solar customer still in order backlog

PV-TECH - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 08:12
Specialist semiconductor and PV equipment supplier Intevac reiterated that its 12 unit ‘ENERGi’ solar ion implant tool order valued at around US$23 million that was booked in March, 2017 remained in its order backlog at the end of the first quarter of 2018.
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Solar Plus Multi-Storage Restores Power to Families in Puerto Rico

Solar Energy News - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 06:55

In an Aug. 2 Renewable Energy World article, we reported “Achieving 100 Percent Residential Renewables in Hawaii with Solar+Multi-Storage” since April 2017, 500 hours off-grid and 220 hours grid-tied, using Tabuchi Electric hybrid solar inverter with single embedded battery (10 kWh) and an ROI of three years. 

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infiswift launches ‘SwiftPV’ to optimize PV power plant O&M systems

PV-TECH - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 03:57
infiswift, an enterprise Internet of Things (IoT) platform provider has launched ‘swiftPV’, a software suite that leverages IoT technology to change how the solar industry uses data to optimize the performance of PV systems. The suite of products and services allows PV power plant owners and operators to connect diverse PV assets and distill insights from the data, ultimately increasing solar plant performance.
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5N Plus secures new material supply deals with First Solar

PV-TECH - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 03:49
Canada-based specialty metals firm, 5N Plus said it had secured a series of multi-year contracts for the supply of semiconductor materials (CdTe) and ancillary services deal with leading CdTe thin-film PV module manufacturer, First Solar.
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NEXTracker to supply 1.1MW integrated solar-plus-storage system to US business campus

PV-TECH - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 03:33
Major PV tracker firm, NEXTracker is to supply the Maharishi University of Management (MUM) in Fairfield, Iowa with a 1.1MW integrated solar-plus-storage system.
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Northumbrian Water partners Lightsource BP for 10 private wire solar farms

PV-TECH - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 01:11
UK-based water company Northumbrian Water has turned to renewable energy firm Lightsource BP for the development of 10 ground-mount solar farms to help power its operations.
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Construction starts on Nepal’s first large-scale solar project

PV-TECH - Mon, 04/30/2018 - 21:52
Construction has started on a 25MW solar PV project in Nepal, the largest ever in the country.
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US climbs to second in renewables attractiveness index despite solar tariffs - EY

PV-TECH - Mon, 04/30/2018 - 21:18
EY anticipates further rapid growth of the evolving renewable energy sector in the coming years, despite rising interest rates and protectionism.
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