Monthly Archives: August 2017

SolarWorld Americas supplies 14.2MW in PV panels for solar project in Nevada

Crystalline-silicon solar manufacturer SolarWorld Americas announced Thursday that it has supplied 14.2MW of its solar panels for a project in Nevada that combines both complementary solar and geothermal power generation. …read more

ReneSola signs off on agreement to sell 10MW PV portfolio in the UK

Solar project developer ReneSola announced Thursday that it has agreed to sell two ground-mounted PV projects in the United Kingdom to Greencoat Solar II LP, an investment company managed by Greencoat Capital LLP — one of the UK’s largest dedicated renewable investment management firms. …read more

LONGi fast-tracking capacity expansions as sales jump in Q2

‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member LONGi Green Energy Technology and the leading fully-integrated high-efficiency monocrystalline module manufacturer, reported first half 2017 revenue slightly down from the prior year period as a result of average selling price (ASP) declines, partially offset by product shipment growth. …read more

Standoff Over Rates for Utah Solar Customers Reaches Settlement; Concessions Were ‘Painful’

According to Utah Clean Energy, a settlement agreement with Rocky Mountain Power in its rate case avoids a requested $15 fixed monthly charge, a $9.02 per-kW peak demand charge and a reduced energy rate for solar customers. …read more

Product Review: StorEdge Solar and Energy Storage System

The team at Cinnamon Solar and Spice Solar have conducted a series of hands-on reviews of commercially available residential battery storage systems. Reviews are based on the installation and usage of each system using commercially available products and software, provided by manufacturers. The intent is to provide useful real-world experiences to installers, homeowners and manufacturers

GCL-Poly in 1H 2017 revenue and profit slump on wafer price erosion

Leading polysilicon and solar wafer producer GCL-Poly Energy Holdings reported lower revenue and profits than expected in the first half of 2017, primarily due to wafer price erosion, only partially offset by higher wafer production volumes and stable polysilicon prices. …read more

Energy storage project proposals sought for South Australia’s AUS$150m renewables fund

The government of Jay Weatherill, premier of South Australia, has just formally launched three Calls for Proposals under the AUS$150 million (US$118.5 million) Renewable Technology Fund, a programme to foster private investment and accelerate project development in clean energy technologies. …read more

Philippines seeks comments on mandate to allow end-users renewable energy consumption

The Philippines Department of Energy (DoE) has invited comments on the final draft of a new scheme that allows end-users the option to choose renewables as their source of energy. …read more