France announces new PV tenders.

France announces new PV tenders.

The French Ministry for Ecological and Solidary Transition (Ministère de la Transitionécologique et solidaire) has announced it has 103 utility-scale solar projects with a combined capacity of 720 MW in the frame of the fourth of a series of six tenders for solar projects ranging in size from 500 kW to 17 MW. The government […]

Albania to develop solar PV but can it show transparency?

Albania to develop solar PV but can it show transparency?

Albania has called for bids to build the Adriatic country’s first solar power station, telling investors it would favor whoever committed to ramping up capacity and selling power more cheaply to its distributor.. With more than 90 percent of Albania’s power being produced from hydropower and a newly built power plant not functioning, the Socialist […]

PV investors claim bigger projects segmented for benefits at Greek auction.

PV investors claim bigger projects segmented for benefits at Greek auction.

Many smaller solar energy investors who took part in the recent RES auctions have lodged a wave of protests to RAE, the Regulatory Authority for Energy, and DEDDIE/HEDNO, the Hellenic Electricity Distribution Network Operator, claiming large-scale PV projects were deliberately broken down into fractions of their total and entered into the auction’s sub-category for small-scale […]

Greece is preparing to auction 2.6 GW of solar and wind projects.

Greece is preparing to auction 2.6 gigawatts of solar and wind projects to attract investment and beef up the Mediterranean country’s clean-energy credentials. “From now on renewable energy production and prices will be determined by competitive tender process,” said Energy Minister George Stathakis. The “move should encourage investments in renewable energy of 2.5 billion to […]

SunPower invests in American solar manufacturing.

SunPower invests in American solar manufacturing.

A new chapter in American solar panel manufacturing is set to unfold with SunPower and SolarWorld Americas announcing SunPower’s agreement to acquire 100 percent of the Hillsboro, Oregon-based SolarWorld Americas. A long-time solar industry pioneer, SolarWorld Americas is the leading American manufacturer of solar panels. Consistent with the desire to revitalize the U.S. high-technology manufacturing […]

Sungrow Turnkey Station Powers 1.5MW Floating PV Plant in Japan.

Sungrow Turnkey Station Powers 1.5MW Floating PV Plant in Japan.

Sungrow, the global leading inverter solution supplier for renewables, announced recently that it has successfully installed its 2MW SG2000MV turnkey station and waterproof combiner box for a floating PV plant on the Mitakabe Pond in Sanuki-shi Kagawa Prefecture, Japan. Japan, known for its scarcity of open land, has seen the growing use of water ponds […]

LONGi Solar to Set up Module Manufacturing Facility in India.

LONGi Solar to Set up Module Manufacturing Facility in India.

Chinese solar products manufacturer LONGi Green Energy Technology Co., Ltd, along with its wholly-owned subsidiary LONGi Solar, the world’s leading manufacturer of mono cells and modules, has announced plans to expand its solar cell and module factory in India’s Andhra Pradesh region to meet the country’s rapidly-rising demand for solar energy and to increase LONGi’s overseas sales. Responding […]

ReneSola Secures Project Financing for 30MW of Distributed Generation Projects in China.

ReneSola Ltd, a leading fully-integrated solar project developer and provider of energy-efficient products, today announced it has secured an RMB120 million (US$18 million) financing facility from China Kangfu International Leasing Co., Ltd (“China Kangfu”), an affiliate of State Power Investment Corporation (SPIC). The financing will be used to support the development of ReneSola’s 30 MW of […]

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