International

Tesla

Tesla, Panasonic to Begin Solar Panel Production in New York

Tesla Motors Inc. and Panasonic Corp. completed work on an agreement to begin manufacturing solar cells and modules at Tesla’s factory in Buffalo, New York, eventually bringing some 1,400 jobs to the region. Production will … More →

solar road

France installs world’s first solar road

France on Thursday inaugurated the world’s first “solar highway”, a road paved with solar panels providing enough energy to power the street lights of the small Normandy town of Tourouvre. The one-kilometre (half-mile) “Wattway” covered … More →

DEWA

Dubai Plans Pumped Storage Hydro Facility Powered by Solar

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) on Dec. 20 said that it will build the Gulf Cooperating Council region’s first hydroelectric power station — a 250-MW pumped storage hydro plant that will be powered by solar … More →

Abengoa Solar

Abengoa receives Provisional Acceptance Certificate for Khi Solar One, the first concentrated solar power tower plant on the African continent

Khi Solar One has 50 MW of installed capacity and a two-hour storage capacity, incorporating cutting-edge technology developed by Abengoa. Following commissioning, the plant is officially handed over to Khi Solar One Pty. Ltd, a … More →

California Energy

California solar farm of 155 MW to generate cheap power

The newly-commissioned 155-MW Springbok 2 solar farm in California will be generating power at USD 35.00 (EUR 33.69) to USD 38.00 per MWh over the 30 years of its contract, when the rate is adjusted … More →

Scatec Solar

New Investors join Scatec Solar to develop the 100 MW Nova Scotia Solar Power Project in Nigeria

Scatec Solar has signed a Joint Development Agreement (JDA) with Africa50, an African Infrastructure Fund sponsored by the African Development Bank and more than 20 African States and Norfund (the Norwegian Investment Fund for Development Countries), securing … More →

Uganda

East Africa’s Largest Solar Power Plant Starts Operations in Soroti, Uganda

D’Ujanga Simon, Minister of State for Energy, together with representatives of Access Power, EREN RE and donors celebrated today the inauguration of the solar power plant in Soroti. Made up of 32,680 photovoltaic panels, the new … More →

Scatec Solar

Scatec Solar agrees to build 150 MW of PV plants in Brazil

Norway’s Scatec Solar ASA has sealed a deal to build, own and operate four solar photovoltaic (PV) plants in Brazil with a combined capacity in direct current (DC) of 150 MW, it said today. The … More →

EDF Energies Nouvelles

EDF EN inaugurates 146-MW solar park in Chile, starts work on another

The renewables arm of French power producer EDF on Thursday announced the inauguration of one solar plant in Chile and the start of construction work on another. EDF Energies Nouvelles (EDF EN) and its Japanese partner … More →

CSIRO

CSIRO sells concentrated solar power technology to China

Australia’s solar heliostat technology will be used for concentrating solar thermal (CST) electricity generation in China.In continued emphasis on mitigation and adaptation, CSIRO has partnered with Chinese company Thermal Focus, following China’s announcement to produce … More →