• United States
    23 Dec 2016

    Sunpower Energized 20MW Solar Power Plant in Arizona

    Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Cooperative (SSVEC) and SunPower are dedicating a 20MW (AC) solar photovoltaic power plant that is now generating clean, renewable solar power for customers in SSVEC's service territory.
  • China
    23 Dec 2016

    Trina Solar Announces New Efficiency Record of 22.61% for Mono-Crystalline PERC Cell

    Trina Solar Limited today announced that its State Key Laboratory of PV Science and Technology of China (the "SKL PVST"), set a new world conversion efficiency record of 22.61% for a p-type mono-crystalline silicon (c-Si) solar cell.
  • India
    22 Dec 2016

    Azure Power Completed First Phase of 14MW Rooftop Solar Plant in Delhi

    Azure Power announced the successful installation and operation of its rooftop solar power plant for Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) at the Sultanpur facility. This is the first phase of a 14MW allocation by DMRC to Azure Power. The tariff on the project is INR 5.55 per kWh (US$ 0.083), with a total subsidy of INR 167.4 million (US$ 2.514 million). The company will supply power for 25 years which will be utilized for DMRC's operations. The 14MW project will be completed in phases and will cover several metro stations, workshops and parking lots.
  • United States
    22 Dec 2016

    8minutenergy Announces Commissioning of 155MW Solar Farm in North America

    8minutenergy Renewables, LLC and D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments, LLC announced the commissioning of the 155MWAC (191MWDC) Springbok 2 Solar Farm in Kern County, California. Springbok 2 joins the 105MWAC (137MWDC) Springbok 1 Solar Farm, commissioned earlier this year.
  • China
    21 Dec 2016

    Canadian Solar Secures GBP49.3 Million Refinancing for 50MW PV Projects

    Canadian Solar Inc. today announced that it has secured GBP 49.3 million (US$62.8 million) non-recourse term loan facilities to refinance a portfolio of 10 solar power plants, with total capacity of 50 megawatts in the United Kingdom. National Westminster Bank (NatWest), a subsidiary of RBS Group, is providing the 18.7-year term facility. Part of the proceeds will be used to repay a construction loan of GBP 28.1 million (US$35.8 million).
  • United States
    21 Dec 2016

    sPower Connects 107MW Solar Project to the California Grid

    sPower and the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) today announced commencement of commercial operations of the 107 megawatt (MWdc) Solverde 1 solar farm. The project is located in the City of Lancaster, Calif., in northern LA County. sPower installed more than 330,000 solar modules with a peak construction crew of 250 plus workers. The project was developed under an aggressive schedule going from signing the PPA to completing interconnection to building and commissioning the project in just 12 months.
  • Germany
    20 Dec 2016

    Scatec Solar Signed JDA to Develop 100MW Solar Project in Nigeria

    Scatec Solar has signed a Joint Development Agreement (JDA) with Africa50, securing investment into the 100MW (DC) Nova Scotia Power plant located in Dutse in the Northern Nigerian state of Jigawa. The project has the potential to significantly contribute to the plan of the authorities of the State of Jigawa to attract USD 2 billion of investments into Jigawa.
  • China
    20 Dec 2016

    SPI Energy Acquired Equity Interest in 3.98MW Solar Projects in Japan

    SPI Energy Co., Ltd. today announced that it has acquired 50% equity interest in two solar projects, currently under construction with combined capacity of 3.98MW, from EastAsia Group Co., Ltd. ("EAG").
  • United States
    19 Dec 2016

    SPower Announces Completion of 10MW Renewable Energy Project in Lancaster

    The City of Lancaster and sPower announced that the Western Antelope Dry Ranch solar power facility became operational at the beginning of this month. This new facility is now producing 10MW of renewable energy, which supports the City's Lancaster Choice Energy (LCE) utility.
  • France
    19 Dec 2016

    EDF Renewable Energy Signs 186MW PPA with MCE

    EDF Renewable Energy (EDF RE) announces the signing of a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement with MCE for up to 186MW / 150MWac from the Desert Harvest Solar Project, in Southern California. The Project is expected to begin delivery of clean electricity to MCE starting in 2020.