Category: Solar Energy

AGL In NSW – Australia’s Largest Utility-Scale Solar Power Project In Construction Phase

First Solar (Nasdaq: FSLR) has just started construction of Australia’s largest utility-scale solar project, a 250 hectare solar plant in Nyngan, New South Wales (NSW). Less than six months after AGL Energy Limited achieved financial close for project, First Solar today breaks ground on the installation of approximately 1,350,000 advanced thin-film photovoltaic (PV) modules. Once […]

Australia Reached 3.1 GW Rooftop Photovoltaic Capacity In 2013

Australia ended 2013 with over 1.6 million PV systems installed on rooftops, representing almost 3.1GW cumulative capacity of rooftop solar power installed across the country. Currently the country has 1,161,245 rooftop PV systems, representing 3,096 MW of installed PV capacity. 671.9 MW is the amount of new rooftop PV systems in 2013. In December, 1,723 […]

Solar Energy Has A Central Place For UKs Renewable Energy Development

The Installed photovoltaics capacity in Britain has increased 25 fold since the end of 2010. Sensitively-sited solar PV energy will be central to the growth of renewables in Britain, Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker said recently. The new Solar PV Energy Roadmap sets out how the Government will work with businesses and industry […]

eSolar Presents Optimized Solar Collector

ESolar (Burbank, California, U.S.) a leading developer of modular, scalable concentrating solar power (CSP) technology, is unveiling two new product offerings during the 2013 SolarPACES conference, being held Sept. 17-20 in Las Vegas, Nev. The company has also completed a USD 22 million funding round from existing investors including Oak Investment Partners (Norwalk, Connecticut, U.S.). […]

Africa’s Largest Solar Plant – The 75 MW Kalkbult Installation – Connected To The Grid

Scatec Solar AS (Oslo, Norway) has recently connected a 75 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) plant in South Africa’s Northern Cape region to the grid, as the first PV project to be completed under the nation’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Programme (REIPPP). Construction on the Kalkbult PV plant began immediately after financial close in November […]

Concentrating Solar Thermal Power Global Capacity And New Installations 2012

The table below includes countries with operating commercial CSP capacity at the end of 2012. Several additional countries had small pilot plants in operation by year’s  end, including China (about 2.5 MW), France (at least 0.75 MW), Germany (1.5 MW), India (as much as 5.5 MW), Israel (6 MW), Italy (5 MW), South Korea (0.2MW), […]

Deutsche Bank Bullish On Global Solar Industry

The solar industry is on the brink of a sustained period of momentum, according to a new research paper by Deutsche Bank published on Wednesday. The report predicts that a re-balance in the supply and demand of polysilicon, the growth of new markets and stabilizing module prices will make 2014 a pivotal year in the […]