International

El Savador

El Salvador awards 170 MW of solar, wind projects

El Savador awarded on Wednesday 169.9 MW of solar and wind power supply contracts with a 20-year term, announced the National Energy Council (CNE). The prices for solar power ranged from USD 49.55 (EUR 46.53) per … More →

Japan Solar

Japan’s Geonext acquires 2 MW PV plant

Japan-based technology company Geonext Corporation said on Wednesday it has acquired a 1.98-MW photovoltaic (PV) plant in Fukushima prefecture. The purchase was made by Geonext’s subsidiary Area Energy at the cost of JPY 840 million … More →

Kenya Power Light Corporation

Japan’s Looop, Kenyan county sign MOU for 40 MW PV project

Japanese solar firm Looop Co Ltd said on Wednesday it signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Kenya’s Kitui county for a 40-MW solar project in the African country. Looop will develop and implement the … More →

Meyer Burger

Meyer Burger wins CHF 20m of PERC upgrade orders

Meyer Burger has been awarded two contracts worth a combined CHF 20 million (USD 19.7m/EUR 18.6m) for its PERC (passivated emitter rear cell) upgrade solar cell technology, the Swiss solar equipment maker said this week. … More →

Dominion Virginia Power

Dominion completes 56 MW of solar plants in Virginia

Dominion Virginia Power, a unit of US energy company Dominion (NYSE:D), said on Wednesday it has completed three large-scale solar plants in its home state totalling 56 MWp. More specifically, the company has switched on … More →

National Grid

Sunrun and National Grid Form Partnership to Expand Solar In New York

Sunrun , one of the leading rooftop solar companies in the U.S., has formed a partnership with National Grid, one of the largest investor-owned utilities to expand solar in New York. The partnership includes a … More →

California Energy

California Senator Introduces Law to Require Solar on New Buildings State-Wide

California State Sen. Scott Wiener on Dec. 9 introduced legislation that would require the installation of solar power — PV or water heating — on new residential and commercial buildings constructed in California. San Francisco … More →

Bloomberg New Energy Finance

21 MW of Solar PV for Emerging Market Community Mini-grids Announced Since April

Since April 2016, there has been 21 MW of new solar PV community mini-grid capacity announced in emerging global markets, according to a new report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). In its inaugural quarterly … More →

Enel

Enel and BNDES sign US$115 million loan agreement to promote renewable investments in Brazil

The Enel Group1 and the Brazilian Development Bank (“BNDES”), the main financing agency for development in Brazil, have signed a 20-year term loan agreement worth around 373 million Brazilian reais (approximately 115 million US dollars) … More →

Royal Society of London

Solar Power Now Produces a Better Energy Return on Investment Than Oil

In 2016, according to a trends analysis based on this report by the Royal Society of London, the energy return on energy investment (EROEI) for oil appears to have fallen below a ratio of 15 to 1 … More →