JinkoSolar Connects Two PV Projects Totaling 39 MW In Jiangsu Province

JinkoSolar, a global solar PV company, connected its 24 MW solar PV power plant in Xinyi, Jiangsu Province and 15 MW solar PV power plant in Lianyungang, Jiangsu Province, to the grid. The company has so far successfully connected to the grid for more than 252 MW of solar PV power projects. The 24 MW Xinyi


Hanwha Q Cells PV Flat-Roof System Is One Of Denmark’s Largest

German-headquartered PV specialist Hanwha Q CELLS completed one of the largest flat roof systems in Denmark. The 345 kW flat-roof solution on a Danish retirement home of Lions Park Birkerød near Copenhagen has received net metering approval from Danish authorities and has been connected to the grid. Hanwha Q CELLS has been responsible for base


SolarWorld Powers Grassroots Community Solar Coast To Coast

On opposite sides of the country, diverse groups of citizens, businesses and nonprofit organizations launched community solar programs in Charlotte, N.C., and Salt Lake City. These grassroots efforts are among the latest in a nationwide wave of “solarize” programs that aim to give community members easy and cut-rate access to home solar installations. Both programs


Yingli Solar Signs Agreement With United PV For 300 MW Solar PV Plants

Yingli Solar, a vertically-integrated photovoltaic (PV) module manufacturer, entered into a framework agreement with United Photovoltaic Group for the acquisition of China-based solar PV plants to be developed and constructed by Yingli Solar. United PV is a company listed on the Main Board of Hong Kong Stock Exchange. According to the agreement, United PV will acquire at least 300


Trina Solar Announces Grid Connection for 23.8 MW PV Projects in UK

Trina Solar, a global photovoltaic (PV) modules, solutions, and services, announced two of its PV power plants in the United Kingdom have successfully completed connection to the grid. Trina is an investor in and sole project developer for these projects, which have a total capacity of 23.77 MW. The two projects, which are located in Cornwall


SunPower Corp. Systems Planned For Five Pajaro Schools

Pajaro Valley Unified School District (PVUSD) and SunPower Corp. announced the planned installation of 1.2-megawatts of high efficiency SunPower solar power systems at five district schools. PVUSD estimates that, based on its current utility rates, the solar power generated by the systems will curtail approximately $380,000 of annual electricity costs. SunPower is installing solar shade structures in parking


SunEdison Closes on 20 MW Adobe Solar Plant

SunEdison, a solar technology manufacturer and provider of solar energy services, interconnected a 20 MW AC (alternating current) solar plant in Kern County, Calif. The project, known as the Adobe Solar Facility, is owned by Southern Co. subsidiary Southern Power and Turner Renewable Energy and is composed of 80,000 SunEdison Silvantis Solar PV modules. SunEdison was responsible for building the Adobe


SolarWorld Signs Supply Agreement With PetersenDean

SolarWorld, a U.S. solar manufacturer for nearly 40 years, and PetersenDean, the nation’s largest privately held roofing and solar company, partnered to offer homeowners an affordable path to solar ownership, using American-made solar systems installed by U.S. workers. Under the agreement, SolarWorld will supply high-performance solar panels manufactured at the company’s headquarters factory in Hillsboro, Ore., for PetersenDean residential installations

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Canadian Solar to Supply 43MW of Solar Modules in Japan

Canadian Solar, a global solar power company, today announced that it has been awarded a module supply agreement to provide 43MW of photovoltaic (PV) modules to the second largest solar power plant project in Japan. Canadian Solar will supply approximately 168,300 pieces of its 60-cell, high-efficiency CS6P255P modules with power output of 255Wp for this project.  Module delivery


Commentary: Can We Sustain The Industry Sans Long-Term Field Service?

When customers invest in a PV system, they often expect 25 to 30 years of energy production with minimal service and maintenance requirements. Depending on several factors, the system may or may not provide the financial performance that was originally expected.  By Brian Lydic, Special to Solar Power World When customers invest in a PV system,