Monthly Archives: June 2015

Indian utility NTPC to invite bids for dollar-based solar contracts

The Indian government is set to invite bids for dollar-based solar power contracts in order to encourage foreign investment in its ambitious solar programme, according to reports. …read more

SunEdison installs 50MW solar plant in Madhya Pradesh

Solar power developer SunEdison has installed the 50MW Dammakhedi solar power plant in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. …read more

Cheapest Solar Ever: Austin Energy Gets 1.2 Gigawatts of Solar Bids for Less Than 4 Cents

A lot more cheap solar is coming for Austin, Texas. The city’s utility, Austin Energy, just released new data on developer bids for PV projects as part of a 600-megawatt procurement. The numbers show how far solar prices have come down over the last year — and will continue to drop. According to Khalil Shalabi,

US Solar Electricity Production 50% Higher Than Previously Thought

Renewable energy’s share of our overall energy mix is at the highest level in over 70 years — even with the drought-induced decline in Western hydropower output. In California, increasing solar power generation made up for the shortfall in hydropower production. In fact, solar production was up so much that California became the first state

UK solar subsidies could be hit by budget overspend, report warns

Subsidies earmarked for solar could be cut as the UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) battles to keep Levy Control Framework (LCF) spending under control, a new report issued by market intelligence firm Cornwall Energy has claimed. …read more

Advanced Energy decides to close down PV inverter business

PV inverter manufacturer Advanced Energy Industries (AE) has decided after more than a six month review to finally exit the sector and focus on its semiconductor business. …read more

Daqo New Energy starts up 6,000MT capacity addition and switches production to hydrochlorination

Daqo New Energy has begun pilot production from its newly added 6,000MT of capacity, the Chinese polysilicon manufacturer said today. …read more

Solar-Fabrik teams with Suncycle to offer junction box repair program

Insolvent German-based PV module manufacturer Solar-Fabrik has teamed with technical service and support firm, Suncycle to provide a repair program for its previously reported junction box failures that could potentially cause fires. …read more