International

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 →

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China to Cut Solar, Wind Power Prices as Project Costs Fall

China is reducing the amount of money it pays to newly completed solar and wind power generators for their electricity, in order to reflect declines in construction costs, the country’s price regulator and economic planner said Monday. The … More →