Solar Archive

30 Sep 2014

GE, Toyo and Kuni Umi invest in $1.1bn Japanese solar PV power plant

GE Energy Financial Services, Toyo Engineering and Kuni Umi Asset Management have joined together to invest in a $ 1.1bn solar photovoltaic power plant in Japan. CTBR – News
30 Sep 2014

Solar Power Plant Shaped Like A Heart

Solar Love. The UN climate talks were held last week in New York City, and Conergy announced during the event a one-of-a-kind solar power plant that it was building in the French overseas territory of New Caledonia. The
29 Sep 2014

EBRD provides $25m loan for 20MW Jordanese solar photovoltaic power plant

The EBRD is providing a $ 25m loan for the construction and development of a 20MW solar photovoltaic power plant in Jordan. CTBR – News
28 Sep 2014

New CIGS Solar Cell Record — 21.7% CIGS Cell Conversion Efficiency Achieved At ZSW

A new CIGS thin-film solar cell conversion efficiency record was recently achieved by researchers at the Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research (ZSW) in Stuttgart. The new conversion efficiency record of 21.7% beats the previous record
28 Sep 2014

Solar Cell Efficiency Conversion Record Hit By JA Solar

RenewEconomy. Chinese solar manufacturer JA Solar Holdings says it has attained 20 per cent solar energy conversion efficiency in its multi-crystalline silicon solar cell, which it says is a world record for a multi-Si solar cell efficiency. The
27 Sep 2014

First Solar Wins Supply Contracts For 105 MW Of Projects In North Carolina

The noted solar PV module manufacturer First Solar recently won supply contracts for two large projects currently under development by Duke Energy in the Tar Heel State, according to reports. Altogether the projects will total 105 MW
26 Sep 2014

IFC To Lend $30 Million To ACME Solar For 100 MW Solar Power Project In India

ACME Solar has secured a loan of Rs 202 crore ($ 34 million US) from the IFC for the development of 100 MW of solar power capacity in India. IFC To Lend $ 30 Million To ACME
26 Sep 2014

Solar Energy Boom In Texas Approaching? Looks Likely, According To Analysts

Given the great potential for solar energy development in Texas it isn’t exactly surprising that industry analysts keep a close on happenings there, but until now the break-away point for the industry in the state has yet
25 Sep 2014

Egypt Plans 2GW Auction Each For Wind & Solar Power Capacity

Not only does Egypt plan to auction of 2GW each of solar power and wind capacity, but also support domestic manufacturing of needed equipment Egypt Plans 2GW Auction Each For Wind & Solar Power Capacity was originally
24 Sep 2014

Midwest Solar Market: Hot or Not?

As much as 67 gigawatts of distributed solar power could be installed in the Midwest at prices competitive with utility retail rates by 2022, without subsidies. It’s enough solar to meet 5-10% or more of the region’s