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Solar Industry News

    • United States

    SunEdison Closes CA$115 Million in Financing to Build 33MW Solar Projects in Canada

    April 23, 2014 - SunEdison announced today that it has closed on financing for two solar power plants to be built in Ontario, Canada. Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. is providing construction financing. The plants will provide employment for skilled manufacturing and construction workers in Ontario.
    • United States

    Google and SunPower to Finance $250 Million in Residential Solar Lease Projects

    April 23, 2014 - Google Inc. and SunPower Corp. today announced a new program that will provide financing to support approximately $250 million of residential solar lease projects. Both companies are investing in the program, with Google committing up to $100 million and SunPower committing approximately $150 million. Thousands of homeowners are expected to finance solar power systems through SunPower solar leases as a result of this program, joining approximately 20,000 Americans already leasing from SunPower.
    • Japan
    • United States

    Kyocera Invests in Solar Projects Valued at $38M with U.S. Light Energy

    April 21, 2014 - Kyocera today announced plans to invest in a tax equity partnership for the development of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects valued at $38 million in New York state, leveraging the 30% federal energy investment tax credit. As part of the investment, Kyocera has also entered into an agreement with U.S. Light Energy (USLE) to utilize high-quality, dependable Kyocera solar modules on all installations. USLE (formerly New York Light Energy) is in the final stages of installing 9.4 megawatts of PV systems, with the expectation that the installations will be completed by June 2014.
    • China

    Canadian Solar to Supply 43MW of Solar Modules in Japan

    April 22, 2014 - Canadian Solar Inc. (the "Company" or "Canadian Solar") today announced that it has been awarded a module supply agreement to provide 43MW of photovoltaic ("PV") modules to a large solar power plant project in Japan.
    • United States

    Sunvalley Solar Awarded 1,122KW New Solar Installation Contract

    April 21, 2014 - Sunvalley Solar, Inc. (SSOL) announced today that it has been awarded a new 1,122KW solar system installation contract from Wreden Ranch in Handord, CA.
    • China

    Yingli Green Energy Cooperates with a Local Module Manufacturer in France

    April 21, 2014 - Yingli Green Energy, known as "Yingli Solar," today announced that the Company's subsidiaries in China and France agreed to cooperate with a leading French PV module manufacturer ("French Partner") to join forces to satisfy the requirements of the French national tender program ("French National Tender Program") under which the French Partner won large-volume tenders, according to the French Partner. The two leaders' co-branded products will be manufactured in France and powered by Yingli Solar's solar cells.
    • United States

    SunEdison Closes on 20MW Adobe Solar Plant

    April 21, 2014 - SunEdison has interconnected a 20-megawatt AC (alternating current) solar plant in Kern County, California. The project, known as the Adobe Solar Facility, is owned by Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power and Turner Renewable Energy and is composed of 80,000 SunEdison Silvantis™ Solar PV (photovoltaic) modules.
    • China

    Canadian Solar and NCC Complete Diesel Hybrid PV Installation

    April 16, 2014 - Canadian Solar today announced the completion of the first diesel hybrid PV system in the remote microgrids in northern Ontario, Canada. The 152kW rooftop solar array on the Deer Lake First Nation Elementary School, completed by Canadian Solar with its supplier partners, is the first project under the strategic partnership with NCC Development, LP ("NCC"), in a commitment to use renewable energy (RE) microgrid solutions to assist the energy needs of off-grid First Nations and remote communities.
    • China

    Trina Solar Announces Grid Connection for 23.8MW PV Projects in UK

    April 17, 2014 - Trina Solar Limited today announced two of its PV power plants in the United Kingdom have successfully completed connection to the grid. The company is an investor in and sole project developer for these projects, which have a total capacity of 23.77MW.
    • Denmark

    GreenGo Energy to Deliver 6MW PV Portfolio in Denmark

    April 16, 2014 - Danica Pension and GreenGo Energy A/S have agreed on establishing the largest portfolio of PV plants in the Nordic countries with a total of 6 megawatts (MW). The project is the first part of a joint PV solution for Danica Pension's 16 shopping centers in Denmark.