Industrial Solar News

  • Microsoft Adds 315 Megawatts of New Solar Power in Virginia in Largest Corporate Solar Agreement in the United States

    Microsoft Corp. announced on Wednesday the purchase of 315 MW of energy from Pleinmont I and II, two new solar projects in the commonwealth of Virginia. This represents the single largest corporate purchase of solar energy ever in the United States. This will enable Microsoft to make significant progress ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Iowa's Largest Solar Garden Comes Online

    Alliant Energy's Iowa energy company continues its move toward a clean energy future by placing Iowa's largest solar garden in service. The record-breaking site is one of two new solar energy resources from Alliant Energy. As of late September, customers started getting solar energy from the five-megawatt West Dubuque Solar Garden, which is now the state's ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • New building for Sales Center Chile

    Endress+Hauser has invested five million euros in a new building in Chile. The 2,300-square-meter facility contains modern office space, an auditorium, conference rooms, a training center and a calibration laboratory. Customers and employees can expect a high-quality infrastructure and excellent work environment. The new three-story building, ...


    By Endress Hauser AG

  • Bipartisan Group of 69 Lawmakers Urge Feds To Oppose Punitive Tariffs That Would Gut U.S. Solar Industry

    Recently (8/11), a bipartisan group of 16 senators and 53 members of the House of Representatives sent open letters to U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) Chairman Rhonda Schmidtlein urging the ITC to reject a petition that would slap tariffs on imported solar panels and cells. "Solar companies ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Frost & Sullivan: Renewables Boost the Power Industry, and Solar Photovoltaic is the Fastest Growing

    Increased decentralization, the need to decarbonize electricity generation, and digitization to boost operational efficiency are driving market opportunities in the power industry. Continued regulatory support for renewable energy in key markets will see global power investment reach $443.5 billion in 2017, according to a new  ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • PHEX+ Alexandra Palace - 17 & 18 May 2017

    Kingspan Albion are pleased to announce we’re back at PHEX and will be exhibiting at Alexandra Palace in May. Our stand is going to be packed with NEW products as we launch our range of electric point of use water heaters Ultra-flow, and also show off the new extended Ultrasteel range with slimline, horizontal and pre-plumbed models now available, plus hot water cylinder capacity now going ...


    By Kingspan Water & Energy

  • New Solar Career Platform to Connect Job Seekers, Training Providers, and Employers

    Today, the Solar Training Network launched an online solar career platform designed to match job candidates with training and career opportunities in the rapidly growing solar workforce. The platform, accessible at SolarTrainingUSA.org, will provide career resources for solar job seekers and connect solar trainers and employers to qualified applicants. The ...


    By The Solar Foundation

  • SMA Inverters Selected for Massive Copper Mountain Solar Project

    SMA inverters were recently selected by Amec Foster Wheeler for Sempra Renewables’ 94 MW Copper Mountain Solar 4 project in Boulder City, Nev. This is the fourth phase of the Copper Mountain Solar Complex, one of the largest PV solar facilities in the U.S. When Copper Mountain Solar 4 is complete, it will power approximately 41,000 California homes. This is one of the first major solar ...


    By SMA America, LLC

  • Good news for consumers and industry as solar thermal stays in the RHI

    There was great news for the UK renewable energy industry just before Christmas.  The Government announced it was dropping plans to remove solar thermal from the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), which pays a tariff to property owners who generate heat through renewable technologies. The announcement means the RHI will continue to support solar thermal domestic systems at the current level of ...


    By Kingspan Water & Energy

  • Using New Laser-Based Technique, Natcore Achieves 19.4% Efficiency With Innovative Solar Cell Structure

    By reducing resistance from laser-formed contacts, Natcore Technology Inc. (TSX-V: NXT; OTCQB: NTCXF) has achieved an efficiency of 19.4% in its latest demonstration solar cell. The laser-formed base contact is critical in the Natcore Foil Cell™, which is an all-back-contact cell.  Higher resistance at this contact, as well as damage from the laser process, has been limiting ...


    By Natcore Technology, Inc.

  • 30% Solar Investment Tax Credit: Get it while it’s Hot!

    The 30% FederalSolar Tax Credit will be gone by 2020 – Don’t wait and loose thousands of dollars! The future for commercial solar will be WITHOUT Federal tax credits sooner than you expect. Taking advantage of a 30% tax credit now makes a wise and powerful investment in the future of your business and energy independence! Legislation extending the Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC)was ...

  • PROINSO to present solar solutions at Intersolar India

    Solar energy company PROINSO will be exhibiting at this year’s Intersolar India (October 19th – 21st). Held in Mumbai, Intersolar India is the country’s largest exhibition and conference for the solar industry. Exhibiting from booth 1846, PROINSO will be showcasing the latest solar solutions from Mecasolar, Huawei, Jinko, SMA and Zeversolar. There will also be a display ...


    By Proinso USA

  • SunGift crowned Contractor of the Year

    SunGift Solar was a big winner at last night’s Solar Power Portal and Clean Energy Awards, sponsored by Trina Solar, clinching the highly sought-after Contractor of the Year award. The event also honoured Mike Landy, ex-head of policy at The Solar Trade Association, giving the recently retired renewables stalwart the Outstanding Achievement award for more than 30 years’ dedicated ...


    By SunGift Solar Ltd

  • Register Today for this Important Solar Industry Event

    ESI-Africa is providing this exclusive opportunity for you to participate in a learning series offered by DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions. We encourage you to register now for our upcoming webinar on photovoltaic system operation and maintenance in Sub-Saharan Africa. Hosted by Lucie Garreau-Iles, Technical Manager with DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions, and Carel ...

  • The Solar Foundation Announces New Board Director, Dan Shugar

    The Solar Foundation today announced that Dan Shugar, founder and CEO of NEXTracker, will be joining the organization’s Board of Directors. Mr. Shugar comes to the board as a solar pioneer with experience leading successful, innovative companies in the renewable energy arena. “I’m excited to be joining the Board of Directors of The Solar Foundation,” Shugar said. ...


    By The Solar Foundation

  • Top U.S. Solar States

    Solar is on the rise in the United States. As of March 2016, Solar Energy Industries Association released figures showing the top states for solar power. Here are a few states that are shining bright when it comes to solar. New York ...


    By NRG Solar LLC

  • Interview of Hubert Aulich in Photon International - The Solar Power Magazine

    What has ever been easy? Hubert Aulich, a man with 30 years of experience in the solar industry, wants to make access to safe drinking water possible all over the world using the »Autarcon« system. Hubert Aulich looks back on a long career in the PV sector. From 1974 onward, he worked for Siemens AG’s research department, then from 1988 to 1991 ...


    By SC Sustainable Concepts GmbH

  • AES Solar’s Grant Feasey is short-listed for industry award

    Grant Feasey from AES Solar, based in Forres, Scotland, was recently selected as an Engineering finalist in the Young Professionals Green Energy Awards. The awards, which will take place in Glasgow on May 26, showcases the enormous range of young talent in the renewables industry. After joining AES Solar as a graduate in 2011, Grant has worked his way up and is now the Senior Design Engineer at ...


    By AES Ltd

  • Gamesa, recognised for its solar EPC capabilities in India

    Gamesa was recently honoured with the "Rising Star" award for its Solar EPC capabilities at the India Solar Week 2016 organized by trade journal "Solar Quarter". The award recognises Gamesa for its proven capabilities in the renewable energy sector, after having commissioned over 68 MW of solar power in India in less than a year. Sajay Kuruppanparambil, Solar Business Unit Executive Vice ...

  • Gamesa commissions 58 MW solar projects in Q12016 in India

    Gamesa, a leading player in the renewable energy space, today announced the commissioning of 58 MW of solar power projects in the first quarter of 2016, located in the states of Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Uttarakhand. Specifically, Gamesa has been responsible for engineering & design, supply of inverters, erection and commissioning of the orders comprising of 58MW of solar power. Gamesa's rich ...

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