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EDF Renewable Energy to sell 57 MW of Californian solar project to Dominion

EDF Renewable Energy is selling two of its Californian solar projects to Dominion. Dominion, an American producer and transporter of energy, will acquire the 32.6 megawatt peak Cottonwood Solar Project and the 24.3 megawatt peak Catalina Solar 2. The two projects are currently under construction or set to begin construction this year with commercial operation expected in the second quarter of 2015. The total generation capacity of the projects will be 57 megawatts. “We are glad to...

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SPI Solar to develop their first project in Shandong Province, China

SPI Solar will be developing a 10 megawatt solar photovoltaic project in Shandong Province, China. A wholly-owned subsidiary of SPI, Xinyu Xinwei New Energy Co., Ltd. has received preliminary approval from the local government of LiaoCheng City to develop the project in their area. “We are delighted to announce SPI’s first PV project development experience in Shandong Province,” said Min Xiahou, global chief executive officer of SPI. “During 2014 we have seen...

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Trina Solar to supply solar power plant in Jiangsu with 82 MW-worth of modules

Photovoltaic modules manufacturer Trina Solar Limited has inked an agreement to supply 82 megawatts-worth of modules to a solar power plant in the province of Jiangsu in China. Under the signed agreement, Trina Solar will be supplying 82 MW worth of its anti-Potential Induced Degradation modules to PV power plant developer Tianganghu Photovoltaic Generation CO., Ltd. for a solar power plant that will be located in Jiangsu Province. Specifically, Trina Solar will be supp...

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Solar canopy array to provide shade, power to electric vehicles at Ford World Headquarters

The Ford Motor Company, along with DTE Energy, is planning to build the largest solar array in Michigan that can power electric vehicles. The project, funded by DTE Energy, will be at Ford World Headquarters in Dearborn and will provide employees with shaded parking as well as clean energy for electric vehicles. DTE Energy, a Detroit-based diversified energy company, will construct, operate and maintain the carport for 20 years. Construction is set to begin this September...

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I.D.B. finances PV solar energy project in Uruguay

The Inter-American Development Bank will be financing a private sector photovoltaic solar energy project in Uruguay. The I.D.B. has approved a $40.9 million loan from its ordinary capital and an additional $25 million from the Canada Climate Fund to finance a 64.8 megawatt PV solar energy project, which will be located in the city of Salto. Financing will go towards the project’s construction, operation, and maintenance, as well as its related facilities. The...

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Yingli Solar hits 10 GW milestone

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited has surpassed 10 gigawatts of cumulative solar module deliveries worldwide. The China-based provider of photovoltaic modules realized this milestone on June 30, 2014. Every one megawatt of Yingli modules is estimated to be able to produce 1.2 million kilowatt-hours of clean energy a year. The total amount of power generated annually by the modules that Yingli has now deployed is enough to power an estimated four million...

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First Solar sets efficiency record of 21 percent for its thin-film solar cells

First Solar has announced a world-record breaking efficiency of 21 percent for a cadmium-telluride solar cell. The record setting solar cell was constructed at the company’s Perrysburg, Ohio, manufacturing factory and Research & Development. The cell’s efficiency was certified at the Newport Corporation’s Technology and Applications Center Photovoltaic Lab and the record was documented in the United States Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Labo...

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257-MW solar power project delivering energy to Thailand’s power grid

A 257 megawatt-solar power project has been connected to the utility grid in Northeastern Thailand. SPCG Public Company Limited and Kyocera Corporation have been collaborating on the project since 2010 on construction 35 solar farms in Surin Province. Full operational launch of the project was announced on July 29. It is now one of Southeast Asia’s largest solar power projects. The project has an annual power output of approximately 345,000,000 kilowatt hours,...

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XSOL Co., Ltd to bring First Solar thin-film modules to Japan

Thin-film solar company First Solar has signed an agreement with Japanese solar company XSOL Co., Ltd. to provide their cadmium telluride solar modules in Japan. The agreement targets an installation of 100 megawatts worth of solar modules a year. “First Solar is investing in Japan’s energy future,” said Karl Brutsaert, Head of Business Development for First Solar, Japan. “This agreement with XSOL enables us to deliver safe and clean solar electricity on...

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Pros and cons of installing solar panels

Your home is warm in the summer and cold in the winter - the exact opposite of what you want it to be. Instead of moving out and selling the place though, you can just insulate it. It’s cheaper and has the benefit of not having to hire moving men. Here’s some vital information you need to know before starting the project though...

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