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  • Canada’s largest operating solar energy project now on line

    The recent completion of the 100 megawatt (MW) Cayuga Grand Renewable Solar Project (GRS), the largest operating solar energy project of its kind in Canada and one of the largest in North America. Besides its many benefits in terms of reducing dependency on fossil fuel energy and producing clean energy, the project represents a significant benefit – both economic and social ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Solar Energy UK

    Solar PV is an important part of the UK’s energy mix and very much a renewables success story – overall deployment has surpassed expectations. Since 2010, from a starting point of almost zero, you, the industry, have now exceeded 4GW of capacity. This is a fantastic achievement. It means that the UK now has enough solar to power more than 900,000 homes with over half a million ...

  • More households can benefit from renewable heating

    Changes to the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) mean that from Spring 2015 Registered Social Landlords will no longer be required to have a Green Deal Assessment in order to apply for the innovative RHI scheme. If social landlords already have Energy Performance Certificates for their properties, and these are less than two years old, they will be able to apply to the scheme ...

  • Consolidated Edison Development Completes Acquisition of Solar Projects From GCL Solar

    Consolidated Edison Development (CED), a wholly owned subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc., and GCL Solar Energy Inc. ("GCL Solar"), a wholly owned subsidiary of GCL-Poly Energy Holdings Limited ("GCL-Poly," "the Group," stock code: 3800.HK) today announced the completion of CED's acquisition of two solar photovoltaic projects totaling 92 megawatts MD DC (70 megawatts AC) from GCL Solar. The ...


    By Marketwire

  • Solar Energy UK - roadmap launch

    Introduction Good morning. I am delighted to be speaking at Solar Energy UK - over 180 exhibitors and thousands of attendees. I’m also looking forward to seeing some of the stands myself: BPVA, to hear about Rated Solar Installer National Solar Centre, to learn about its exciting plans for research and development And I’m ...

  • Canadian Solar Project Named POWER-GEN International 2012 Solar Project of the Year

    Canadian Solar Inc. (the "Company", or "Canadian Solar") (NASDAQ: CSIQ) today announced that its submission of the 148 MW solar park PV project in southern Brandenburg, Germany was named the 2012 winner of the Solar Project of the Year Award by POWER-GEN International. The solar complex in southern Brandenburg, one of the world's largest PV projects covering 352 hectares (870 acres), was ...


    By Canadian Solar Inc. (CSI)

  • Constellation Energy Dedicates Criterion Wind Project

    Constellation Energy (NYSE: CEG) held a ribbon cutting ceremony on July 19 for its Criterion Wind Project in Oakland. Local business and community leaders and landowners were on hand for the dedication, as was Maryland Del. Wendell Beitzel and W. Kevin Hughes, Gov. Martin O’Malley’s deputy legislative officer. ...


    By Constellation Energy

  • Abengoa and Shikun & Binui Renewable Energy close project financing for Ashalim, a 110 MW solar power plant in Israel

    Abengoa (MCE: ABG.B/P SM /NASDAQ: ABGB), the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the energy and environmental sectors, announced today that it has closed, together with its partner the Israeli global infrastructure group Shikun & Binui, the non-recourse project financing for Ashalim. The total investment of the project will be approximately ...


    By Abengoa

  • AMEC joint venture awarded 10-MW solar project in Canada

    London, United Kingdom (31 July 2012) - AMEC, the international engineering and project management company, and its 50/50 joint venture partner, Black & McDonald, has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract by International Power Canada for the Brockville solar project, a 10-megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic plant being developed in Eastern Ontario. This is ...


    By Amec Foster Wheeler

  • Abengoa Ramps Up Construction on CSP Mojave Solar Project

    Abengoa (MCE: ABG), an international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainable development in the energy and environment sectors, announced that construction is now ramping up on its 280 megawatt (gross) CSP Mojave Solar Project, located in San Bernardino County, California. The Mojave Solar Project brings economic stimulus to ...


    By Abengoa

  • The T-Solar Group Signs up $145m to Fund its Projects in Peru

        Total capex for the two power plants (44 MW) in Peru is over $165 m. Three Development Finance Institutions - OPIC (USA), FMO (Netherlands) and PROPARCO ( ...


    By T-Solar

  • Abengoa Closes $1.2 Billion Financing for the Mojave Solar Project and Starts Construction

    Abengoa, the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainable development in the energy and environment sectors, announced today that it has finalized a $1.2 billion loan guarantee with the Department of Energy to build the Mojave Solar Project. This concentrating solar power (CSP) plant will use advanced proprietary parabolic trough technology that ...


    By Abengoa

  • Austin Community College Receives EPA Grant for Solar Water-Disinfection Project

    Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is awarding $13,742 to Austin Community College in Austin, Texas, for a solar water disinfection project under the People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3). Every year, the P3 program helps student teams pursue projects that deliver sustainable, alternative methods to address environmental challenges. Students will study using solar energy to ...

  • IEEE: The future of Solar Energy Depends on International Collaboration

    With the global solar industry facing emerging competitive challenges, members of IEEE examined market competition and stressed the need for collaboration in the global solar energy marketplace at the Intersolar Europe 2012 trade fair in Munich recently. The panel provided insights on developments in the ever-growing and German-led solar energy industry and solutions to new problems facing global ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Constellation Energy Launches Residential Solar Leasing Program

    Constellation Energy (NYSE: CEG) today announced that its retail business is offering a solar panel leasing program to residential customers in Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Ohio and Pennsylvania. Constellation’s residential leasing makes solar generation a real option for homeowners, with a choice of a little-to-no money down or prepaid ...


    By Constellation Energy

  • Wild Brush Confirms Significant Solar Energy Deal With WAAREE Energies

    Wild Brush Energy (PINKSHEETS: WBRE) is pleased to announce the signing of an essential supplier of solar paneling and solar park development. WAAREE Energies has agreed to provide solar paneling and installation expertise for Wild Brush Energy Solar Park Projects up to at least 5 Mw in size. WAAREE Energies has a state-of-the-art, modern automatic production line for Photo Voltaic solar modules ...


  • A solar suburb within a solar city

    The $32 million Solar City in Townsville will help the local community save energy, save money and reduce carbon pollution, Environment Minister Peter Garrett said today. Visiting Magnetic Island for the launch of the Smart Lifestyle Centre at Horseshoe Bay, Mr Garrett said the Magnetic Island Solar Suburb would be the main component of Townsville Solar City, with the installation of 2500 smart ...


    By Australian Government

  • Atlantic Wind & Solar Receives Approval on 58.43 MW of Solar PV Projects by National Electricity Council of Ecuador (CONELEC)

    Atlantic Wind & Solar (OTC: AWSL), with affiliate and co-developer Atlantic Energy Ecuador, is pleased to report the receipt of notice from the National Electricity Council of Ecuador (CONELEC), confirming  that two initial photovoltaic (PV) projects in the Province of Esmeraldas are to proceed under Ecuador's feed-in tariff program. The $150 million (USD) plants, representing 2 phases, ...

  • The Future Of Solar Energy Depends On International Collaboration

      MUNICH, June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With the global solar industry facing emerging competitive challenges, members of IEEE, the world's largest technical professional association dedicated to advancing technology, examined market competition and stressed the need for collaboration in the global ...

  • Solar energy from discarded car batteries

    Original story at MIT News MIT researchers have developed a simple procedure for making a promising type of solar cell using lead recovered from discarded lead-acid car batteries — a practice that could benefit both the environment and human health. As new lead-free car batteries come into use, old batteries would be ...

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