Utility Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM) will construct three PV facilities in the state to supply the first $250m phase – there could be six – of Facebook’s recently announced new data center south of Albuquerque.
21 September 2016 06:44 GMT
The US Department of Energy is creating a network designed to accelerate the development of new, high performance materials for PV modules and their deployment, and will provide initial $30m funding over five years.
15 September 2016 03:45 GMT
The impact of extreme weather conditions on the global solar PV industry has contributed to an 87% increase in the average severity of claims over the past five years, renewables underwriter GCube revealed.
13 September 2016 08:01 GMT
As the growth of the solar industry continues skyward, developers are looking to ways of ratcheting up output from existing large-scale projects while further cutting costs, as small increases in energy generation can translate into huge rewards across an asset’s producing life.
09 September 2016 09:07 GMT
Winds of change whipped up by the current fission of renewables investment around the world blew into the Norwegian oil capital, Stavanger, last week, swirling thorough the halls of Offshore Northern Seas (ONS), a biennial trade jamboree started back in 1974 in the then-fishing port.
05 September 2016 08:51 GMT
NEXTracker, the US-based supplier of PV tracker systems, unveiled a “strategic” multi-country deal with Adani Power, India’s largest independent power producer, and said it’s already delivering equipment to a 105MW project in India’s Punjab state.
01 September 2016 06:41 GMT
Thin-film module maker Solar Frontier has inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with oil company Saudi Aramco and the Saudi Arabian National Industrial Cluster Development Programme to undertake a joint study into using CIS (copper, indium and selenium) panels for future solar farms in Saudi Arabia.
01 September 2016 09:06 GMT
BBOXX, a London-based supplier of plug-and-play PV systems into Africa, closed $20m in Series C funding, with investment coming from new investors like Engie Rassembleurs d’Energies as well as existing ones like Khosla Impact Fund.
31 August 2016 02:31 GMT
AES Corp. scored an order from utility San Diego Gas and Electric to build two battery-storage arrays to help smooth California’s influx of renewables, with one of the arrays to become the largest in the US upon its completion early next year.
19 August 2016 02:45 GMT
1366 Technologies, the solar wafer start-up backed by Hanwha Q Cells and Wacker Chemie, says it has achieved a key R&D milestone by demonstrating its ability to grow three-dimensional PV wafers, which remain durable despite using less polysilicon feedstock.
16 August 2016 05:55 GMT
SolarCity chairman Elon Musk has thrown down the gauntlet to Chinese PV producers, expressing confidence that SolarCity’s factory under construction in upstate New York will make it the world’s “lowest cost” solar manufacturer.
09 August 2016 11:08 GMT
Researchers at the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) have developed a method to boost and stabilise the performance of next-generation perovskite solar cells.
02 August 2016 09:37 GMT
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