5 Solar Projects Up For The 2014 Intersolar Awards

The team here at Solar Power World is champing at the bit to get to San Francisco in 27 days to attend one of the best conferences in the solar industry: Intersolar North America. Each year, the conference highlights successful projects and interesting innovations that have occurred between conferences by giving out the Intersolar Awards. Try as we might, we tried

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RBI Solar Will Acquire PV Mounting Specialist Renusol GmbH

RBI Solar signed an agreement to acquire Renusol GmbH, one of the PV industry’s leading solar mounting specialists for residential and commercial projects in Europe and in the United States. Renusol is 100% owned by Centrosolar Group AG. The acquisition includes the American subsidiary Renusol America, which is 100% owned by Renusol GmbH. The acquisition continues


SunPower Caps Two South African Solar Projects

SunPower Corp., a global solar technology and energy services company, and AE-AMD Renewable Energy, a joint venture between the Spanish AMDA energía and the South African Alt-E Technologies, as well as its partners have completed two South African ground-mounted solar projects and are now feeding 33 megawatts (MW) into the grid. Both projects, which were

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Canadian Solar Powers S.C.’s First Solar Farm

Canadian Solar, a global solar power company, was selected to power South Carolina’s first solar farm. The Colleton Solar Farm, located near Walterboro, S.C., is owned and operated by TIG Energy I, a member of The InterTech Group. The Colleton Solar Farm utilizes 10,010 Canadian Solar CS6X-300P Max Power modules producing a 2.5 MW (AC) output capability. The solar farm is expected to produce 4,556,000


Solar Speaks: Is Principal Solar Ready To Take Off?

Two weeks ago, Principal Solar announced it had reached the financial critical mass it needed to purchase and finance multiple solar projects, which fits into its overall strategy to become a distributed solar utility. We talked to Michael Martin, executive vice president, business development at the Dallas-based, publicly traded solar energy holding company, about what this means for


Innovative Solar Systems Nears Final Approvals For Largest Project In North Carolina

An 80-MW solar farm project, Innovative Solar 46, located on 450 acres in Hope Mills, N.C., will be the largest solar project to be built in the state of North Carolina to date. Innovative Solar Systems has quickly become the largest designer and developer of large scale solar farm projects in the state and has


Command And Control: Why 24/7 Solar Monitoring Matters

By Judah Moseson, Special To Solar Power World Photovoltaic (PV) solar-farm technology improvements, as well as the size and number of installations, have increased dramatically in the past five years. This has created an increase in potential generation and revenue—which means traditional power-plant issues and considerations have become more prevalent in the solar energy sector. 


NRG Energy Joins CSP Today USA 2014 As A Key Sponsor

NRG Energy will be the exclusive lanyard sponsor at CSP Today USA 2014.  NRG Energy, which partly owns and operates the 392 MW Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, will be giving a presentation at CSP Today USA 2014 about running the world’s largest CSP plant. BrightSource Energy, another CSP developer and co-owner of Ivanpah, will discuss the


Hanwha Q Cells Modules Power 15 MW Power Plant In United Kingdom

Hanwha Q CELLS, an international photovoltaic solutions provider headquartered in Germany, will supply of more than 58,000 of its Q.PRO-G3 series modules for a 15 MW solar farm near the United Kingdom’s east coast. The company has teamed up with U.K.’s Lark Energy who developed the so-called “Ellough” power plant in the English eastern county of Suffolk. The British solar


JinkoSolar Supplies 37.2 MW Panels to EDP Renováveis For Solar Park

JinkoSolar, a global panel supplier, will supply 38.7 MW of PV modules to EDP Renováveis, an independent power producer (IPP) in the global renewable energy sector, for two solar parks in San Bernadino County, Calif. JinkoSolar will provide approximately 120,000 high-efficiency solar panels for the construction of both the Lone Valley Solar Park I (12.4MW DC) and