Solar Energy News

Bloomberg News Editors - July 24, 2014

India Plans Its Biggest Solar Power Auction with 1,500 Megawatts

India plans to auction 1,500 megawatts of solar-power capacity in its biggest tender yet, saying photovoltaics may supply power as cheaply as coal five years earlier than it expected...

Bloomberg News Editors - July 24, 2014

UK Announces $340 Million Renewable Power Contract Auction

The U.K. said renewable-power projects will compete for guaranteed payments worth more than 200 million pounds ($340 million) a year as part of its first auction of contracts to spur...

Bloomberg News Editors - July 24, 2014

EU Approves UK Payments for Renewables, Capacity Guarantees

The European Commission approved the U.K. government’s renewable energy contracts and so-called capacity payments, saying the program that benefits power plants complies with state-aid...

Meg Cichon - July 22, 2014

US Solar Manufacturer Suniva To Build 200-MW Facility in Michigan

U.S.-based solar cell and module maker Suniva announced that it will open a second manufacturing facility in 2014, set to be located in Michigan. The facility will be able to churn...

Kenneth Bossong - July 21, 2014

Renewables Provide 56 Percent of New US Electrical Generating Capacity in First Half of 2014

According to the latest "Energy Infrastructure Update" report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Office of Energy Projects, solar, wind, biomass, geothermal, and hydropower...

Junko Movellan - July 18, 2014

Solar-powered Gondola Saving Clean Mountain Air in Colorado

Visiting Telluride, Colorado, the first thing you notice, besides the spectacular mountain view, is a free gondola. The gondola, traveling from the town of Telluride to the town of...

Japanese Manufacturer Expands Renewables Business, Acquires Solectria and The Switch

Japanese machinery maker Yaskawa Electric Corp. announced will acquire US.-based inverter maker Solectria Renewables LLC and Finnish wind turbine components maker The Switch to expand...

Meg Cichon - July 16, 2014

US Should Learn from Germany’s Renewable Energy…Mistakes?

While Germany is often lauded for its Energiewende, a new report released by Zurich-based Finadvice for the Edison Electric Institute explains the consequences of its transition, which...

Bloomberg News Editors - July 16, 2014

Japan Bank Sets Aside $2 Billion for Clean Energy

Shinsei Bank Ltd., a lender for Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s clean-energy projects in Japan, plans to provide as much as 200 billion yen (US $2 billion) in loans for renewable developments...

Charles Thurston - July 16, 2014

Intersolar 2014 Satiates PV Thrill Seekers

Intersolar North America 2014 in San Francisco was heralded as a success by many of the estimated 550 exhibitors at the show, attendance at which was slightly smaller than last year,...

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