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TerraForm Power expects to break even in 2017
16 Dec 2016 at 5:16pm
In a conference call the yieldco says that sale of 376 MW of solar projects in the UK is at an advanced stage, and gave additional information on financial metrics.

Trina Solar shareholders approve deal to go private
16 Dec 2016 at 4:14pm
Chinese tier 1 solar manufacturer Trina Solar looks all set to become a private company, after its shareholders approved a merger with Fortune Solar and Red Vibumum, which will see it become Fortune’s subsidiary and, thus, a private company.

The pv magazine weekly news digest
16 Dec 2016 at 3:35pm
Spain extends an olive branch to solar PV, Germany tenders more low prices, Canadian Solar opens its 400 MW Brazil fab and the Donald Trump witch hunt continues.

Huawei and BayWa r.e. partner up on procurement contract
16 Dec 2016 at 3:13pm
German solar developer BayWa r.e. has signed a Global Procurement Framework Contract with Chinese technology company Huawei, for the supply of an initial target volume of 400 MW of Huawei's inverters, as Huawei continues its expansion into various international markets.

Interview: Younicos discusses latest 49 MW UK storage deal
16 Dec 2016 at 2:15pm
Following this week's announcement that Younicos will supply a 49 MW storage system in the U.K., pv magazine caught up with the company's president and CEO Stephen L. Prince to find out more about the project, and Younicos' wider objectives.

EDF's 77.5 MW Vulcan Solar project in Canada receives approval
16 Dec 2016 at 12:40pm
EDF EN Canada announced that it has received approval from the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) to construct a 77.5 MW solar PV plant in Vulcan County, Canada, which will become the largest solar plant in Western Canada, and will make up part of a hybrid renewable energy project.

Debates about future demand for silver in PV continue
16 Dec 2016 at 12:21pm
With silver use per cell falling as demand grows, two different consultancies have given different accounts of future demand for silver in PV applications.

Abengoa to restart work on 100 MW project in Chile
16 Dec 2016 at 11:24am
Spanish renewable energy company Abengoa announced that it will immediately restart construction on the exciting Atacama Desert solar project in Chile, where a 100 MW PV plant and a 110 MW solar thermal plant will look to take advantage of the world’s most concentrated solar radiation.

Australia solar farm announces new tender ….. for sheep
16 Dec 2016 at 10:40am
The owners of the Mugga Lane Solar Park in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) are looking for one more addition to their almost complete 13MW power station – and it's not battery storage.

10 Indian states account for 90% of country's large-scale solar, finds Mercom Capital
16 Dec 2016 at 9:48am
State-by-state analysis of India's installed ground-mount and large-scale solar pipeline finds that the country's solar strength is centered on just ten states.

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New Solar Opportunities Are Benefiting Lower-Income Families
22 Jan 2018 at 6:04am
by Rich Dana
Solar panels are no longer just a luxury item. As the American solar industry waits anxiously to see if President Trump levies a tariff on Chinese solar panels, new solar installations continue to go up at a steady pace. Despite uncertainty on how the trade decision may effect panel prices in the years to come, […] The post New Solar Opportuniti...

Trade War With China? What It Might Mean For Solar
8 Jan 2018 at 5:08am
by Rich Dana
Will solar fall victim to protectionism? Chinese solar panels, along with steel, aluminum and consumer electronics, may soon be subject to tariffs designed to protect US industries from what the Trump administration believes are unfair Chinese trade practices. The question in the minds of many experts is, will responding to the problem with tari...

Solar Trends: 2017 Year In Review
26 Dec 2017 at 7:00pm
by Rich Dana
Looking back at my New Years Day 2017 solar predictions, the solar stories I missed, and what to watch for in 2018. On January 1st of 2017, I dropped my annual predictions for the coming year in the solar industry. I kicked off Solar Trends to Watch in 2017: The Good, The Bad and The […] The post Solar Trends: 2017 Year In Review appeared first ...

Update: Solar Recovery in Puerto Rico
11 Dec 2017 at 3:32am
by Rich Dana
Solar power is playing a major role in the recovery efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. In September, Puerto Rico was devastated by Hurricane Maria, one of the most intense tropical storms on record. As of this writing, there are 64 confirmed deaths, over 100 still missing, and FEMA spending has topped $1 Billon. […] The post Update: So...

Holiday Guide To Solar Gifts
26 Nov 2017 at 2:09pm
by Rich Dana
We generally stick to serious solar news and analysis, but even we like to take a break to get into the holiday spirit! Does it feel like the holidays are all about consuming? Let solar energy bring a little sustainability to your seasonal celebration! We at Solar Tribune are dreaming of a greener Christmas, so […] The post Holiday Guide To Sola...

Peer-To-Peer Solar and The Bitcoin Revolution
13 Nov 2017 at 6:00am
by Rich Dana
Can Bitcoin technology create a truly free market for energy? In March, 2016, Solar Tribune began reporting on how blockchain technology is finding its way into the energy industry. Since then, the number of blockchain pilot projects has boomed in the solar sector, and promising developments may soon bring solar users more autonomy than ever. […...

Sun-Powered Schools
30 Oct 2017 at 6:00am
by Rich Dana
America’s K-12 Schools are learning about the advantages of solar. Across the nation, both public and private schools are installing solar panels. For schools with tight budgets, solar is making economic sense, while also providing a unique learning tool. Power-purchase agreements and other financing options are keeping up-front costs low, and i...

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: Is Transportation the Next Frontier for Solar?
16 Oct 2017 at 7:06am
by Rich Dana
Solar Impulse, DEMU, and the World Solar Challenge are all cutting-edge examples of how solar is finding it’s place in the future of transportation. With the advent of cheaper large-scale lithium-ion battery technology, integrated solar technology is beginning to be a more feasible addition to nearly every form of human transportation. From the ...

Puerto Rico’s Energy Crisis: Trump Tweets While Musk Sends Powerwalls
2 Oct 2017 at 2:35pm
by Rich Dana
Replacing Puerto Rico’s shattered power grid with solar micro-grids is a no-brainer. The collapse of the Puerto Rican electrical grid is a textbook example of what happens when a monopoly utility lets its infrastructure fall apart. In July, even before hurricane Maria struck the island, the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) defaulted ...

11 Solar Advocacy Groups You Should Follow
18 Sep 2017 at 7:30am
by Rich Dana
In a time when the President is talking about bringing back coal, who is fighting for policies that assure a fair market for solar?  For years, advocates for the solar industry have battled to open the utility market for individual’s who want to make their own electricity, as well as start-up businesses who want to […] The post 11 Solar Advocacy...

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