Monthly Archives: March 2018

JinkoSolar Confirms $410M Investment in U.S. Factory to Make Tariff-Free Solar Panels

JinkoSolar has confirmed plans to build a $410 million factory in Florida to supply NextEra Energy Resources with up to 2.75 gigawatts of solar modules over four years. It’s the first move by a Chinese PV giant to invest in U.S. manufacturing in response to the Trump Administration’s 30 percent tariff on imported solar products

NextEra Energy and JinkoSolar reveal 2,750MW module supply deal

US-based clean energy firm NextEra Energy and a subsidiary of utility, Florida Power & Light has officially acknowledge a massive solar module supply deal with leading ‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member, JinkoSolar. …read more

Juwi commissions 8.6MW of solar projects in Greece

juwi Hellas, a subsidiary of juwi, has commissioned three PV plants in Greece for Hellenic Petroleum Renewable Energy Sources totalling 8.6MW. …read more

A New Front in the Academic War Over Decarbonization: Renewables or Nuclear?

The debate over the fastest way to decarbonize the grid is intensifying, as experts debate a paper from last December claiming modular renewables could beat nuclear power. The paper, from a Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) team led by the institute’s chief scientist and co-founder Amory Lovins, criticized the work of more than a dozen authors

ROUND-UP: South Africa block dismissed, Canadian Solar Argentina purchase, Nigerian import duties

South African court rejects bid to block US$4.7 billion renewable energy deals, Canadian Solar acquires a 97.6MW solar project in Argentina, Nigerian Renewables association decries solar import duty. …read more

LONGi plans 228MW solar project in Ningxia, China

Leading integrated high-efficiency monocrystalline module manufacturer and ‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member LONGi Green Energy Technology plans to build a 228MW solar PV project in the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region of north-central China, according to a Shanghai Stock Exchange filing. …read more

TNB signs PPA for another 30MW Malaysian PV project

Malaysian utility Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) has signed a 21-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with a special purpose company, KBJ Hecmy for a 30MW(AC) solar project in western Peninsular Malaysia. …read more

Aurora Solar Technologies extends advanced cell R&D collaboration with SERIS in Singapore

Inline solar cell measurement equipment specialist Aurora Solar Technologies (AST) has secured a new Collaborative Research Agreement (CRA) with the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS), which includes the previous work planned on heterojunction (HJ) cells but also create opportunities in the growing R&D market for solar cell design and qualification. …read more