Solar Archive

6 Mar 2015

SunEdison acquires Solar Grid Storage

SunEdison has acquired Solar Grid Storage to combine battery technology with its global renewable energy projects. CTBR – News
6 Mar 2015

SunEdison acquires battery project startup Solar Grid Storage

Solar developer SunEdison has acquired a young startup called Solar Grid Storage, which develops battery projects in conjunction with solar projects. The companies planned to announce the deal on Thursday morning,… Gigaom Search
5 Mar 2015

Trina Solar Posts Increased Revenue, Guidance, & Spin-Off Downstream Business

It’s good news all around for Trina Solar, which reported its 2014 fourth quarter and full-year financial earnings report Wednesday, boasting a convincing 41.9% increase on module shipments over 2013. Total module shipments for the fourth quarter hit
5 Mar 2015

Octopus and Lightsource secure £76m refinancing facility for three UK solar farms

Octopus Investments and Lightsource Renewable Energy have closed project refinancing on a 76.4MW portfolio of solar farms in the UK. CTBR – News
5 Mar 2015

Rayton Solar Using Particle Accelerators To Create Solar Panels That Are “60% Cheaper + 25% More Efficient Than Industry Standard”

The US-based solar energy company Rayton Solar recently came to my attention, and more importantly, its claim that it has developed a technology and approach to creating solar panels that’s “60%+ cheaper and 25% more efficient than the industry
5 Mar 2015

Solar Impulse 2 RTW Departure Delayed Due To Weather (Video)

Originally published on 1Sun4All. Breaking News from the Solar Impulse Team via Twitter: “Due to weather considerations, the first possible RTW departure date has been postponed until March 9 2015!” Bertrand Piccard said on his Twitter account: “I am looking forward for
4 Mar 2015

Deutsche Bank: Solar Will Be Dominant Global Electricity Source By 2030

Originally published on RenewEconomy. Deutsche Bank says solar market is massive, will generate $ 5 trillion in revenue by 2030. It describes solar plus storage as next the killer app, and says even in India there will
2 Mar 2015

Indian Government Approves 15 GW Solar Power Capacity For Auction

A crucial leg of the National Solar Mission was recently cleared by the Indian government which would allow 15 GW capacity to be auctioned over the next few years. The Indian government gave approval to auction 15
1 Mar 2015

Lightsource Putting £125 Million Into UK Rooftop Solar Market For 2015

Lightsource — arguably the top solar energy company in the UK — just announced that it will be investing more than £125 million (~$ 193 million) into the UK rooftop solar market in 2015. This investment is
28 Feb 2015

Algeria Aims for 13.5 GW of Solar Power by 2030

Algeria is the leading natural gas producer in Africa and is the second-largest supplier of gas to Europe, but that is not slowing down the North African country’s plan to ramp up solar power generation. Although some