Monthly Archives: February 2018

Microsoft’s Singapore data centres to be powered by 60MW Sunseap rooftop solar portfolio

Microsoft has made its first clean energy deal in Asia by contracting Singapore-based clean energy firm Sunseap to set up the largest rooftop solar portfolio in Singapore to power the technology firm’s data centres. …read more

SolarWorld Americas Receives $5 Million Loan

SolarWorld Americas announced Wednesday that its creditors have agreed to lend the crystalline-silicon solar cells and module manufacturer an additional $5 million for operations, as the company seeks to build back to full capacity utilization and profitability. “With this latest cash infusion, our creditors are demonstrating their confidence in our company and its outlook for

Securing transmission key to SECI’s latest 3GW pan-India solar tender

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has tendered another 3GW of inter-state transmission system (ISTS)-connected solar projects to be set up anywhere in India, adding to the 2GW of similar projects tendered in January. …read more

Daqo fast-tracking 12,000MT high-purity polysilicon expansion to meet mono wafer demand

China-based polysilicon producer Daqo New Energy has announced plans for expanding production by at least 12,000MT in less than 18-months that will be dedicated to supplying high-efficiency monocrystalline wafers producers, due to continued strong demand. …read more

Valuing Resilience Can Change the Breakeven Point for Solar-Plus-Storage

Power outages caused by extreme weather events serve as all-too-frequent reminders of the vulnerability of buildings to grid disruptions. But what if building owners accounted for the value of avoided grid outages when deciding whether to invest in projects that could supply uninterruptible power after natural disasters? A new study by researchers from the National

Where is GE’s LV5+ silicon carbide inverter?

Introduced at Solar Power International 2016, GE’s LV5+ Solar Inverter was touted as the first multi-MW, 1500V DC, next generation, utility-scale inverter product line based on Silicon Carbide (SiC). Edgar A. Gunter asks, where is it? …read more

UK solar and storage revenue model ‘stacking up’

The economics of solar-and-storage in the UK are being proven, according to Anesco, the developer of one such project. …read more

Avaada Power signs MoU for 500MW of solar in Andhra Pradesh

Indian solar developer Avaada Power has further staked its claim in the Indian PV market by signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Andhra Pradesh government to develop 500MW of utility-scale PV projects with a INR35 billion (US$537 million) investment. …read more