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

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Solar-Electric Generating Capacity Up 418%

Glenn McGrath / Principal Contributor / U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Analyst U.S. solar capacity increased significantly in the last 4 years. In 2010, the total solar capacity was 2,326 MW, which accounted for a comparatively small fraction (0.22%) of the total U.S. electric generating capacity. By February 2014, this capacity increased 418% to 12,057


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


Minnesota Solar Takes Center Stage At The Midwest Solar Expo

“Learn what solar can do for you today,” reads the slogan for the upcoming Midwest Solar Expo at the Hilton Minneapolis on May 16th. This inaugural conference serves as the premier educational resource for Midwest solar businesses and consumers. The Expo offers a full day of B2B programming, training, and networking. The conference will also

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Nextronex Introduces RAY-MAX Solar Inverter Power Podium

Nextronex introduces the RAY-MAX Power Podium, which integrates the RAY-MAX Inverters, MV Load Centers, DC Bus Power Strip, and the Smart Controller on a factory installed platform, allowing for simple and fast-track field installation. The RAY-MAX Power Podium simplifies on-site wiring, facilitates construction scheduling, and reduces field concrete and labor expenses. Because all equipment is

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Solar-Powered Home Designed To Beat The Heat

  Positive Energy Solar and Classic New Mexico Homes have a solution to Las Cruces’ hot summer days and soaring electricity bills: a beautiful pueblo-style home equipped with a state-of-the-art photovoltaic array that will harness the sun’s power to keep the home cool and comfortable without high energy costs. The home is one of more


SMA’s Sunny Portal Reaches 100 Terawatt Hours

SMA’s Sunny Portal has reached 100 terawatt hours (TWh) of solar energy monitoring on Earth Day. This achievement, which affirms Sunny Portal’s status as a leading Web-based PV monitoring platform, is the equivalent of avoiding more than 70 million tons of carbon dioxide from entering Earth’s atmosphere. “Reaching 100 TWh of energy in Sunny Portal

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2014 Solar Grant Available For Albuquerque Non-Profits

Along with partner and equipment supplier ReneSola, Solar Power World Top 250 Contractor Positive Energy Solar announces an annual grant competition for a solar system to an Albuquerque non profit is now open. A 2.5-kW solar system will be awarded to one lucky nonprofit organization. As New Mexico’s largest B Corp, Positive Energy Solar is