Daqo fast-tracking 12,000MT high-purity polysilicon expansion to meet mono wafer demand

The China-based polysilicon producer, Daqo New Energy has announced plans for expanding production by at least 12,000MT in less than 18-months.


Wind, solar could meet 80 percent of US demand: study

Wind and solar power could meet 80 percent of United States of America demand for electricity. According to the report in the journal Energy and Environmental Science, a few years ago, these renewable energy sources were thought to be capable of supplying only about 20-30 percent of US needs. Options can include

South Korean party to invest in 17MW Iranian solar project

According to state-run news portal the Islamic Republic News Agency, south Korean investors are reportedly planning to support a 17MW solar project in Markazi Province in Iran.

Source: PV-TECH

AES and KIUC break ground on Hawaii’s largest solar-plus-storage system

AES Distributed Energy, a subsidiary of AES Corporation, and nonprofit transmission firm Kauai Island Utility Cooperative has broken ground on a 28MW solar and 100MWh five-hour duration battery energy storage system in Kauai, Hawaii.


Canadian Solar announces sale of 24 PV plants to Greencoat Capital LLP

The Canadian Solar announced the sale of a 142 MWp solar portfolio to United Kingdom based Greencoat Solar II LP, a subsidiary of Greencoat Capital LLP. The 24 plants were valued at around $267.7 million, and what they have qualified as “net of distribution of $5.3 million” prior to closing.

First Solar adds 200MW project from Georgia Power to pipeline

The Leading solar thin-film manufacturer, First Solar, is now planning to build a 200MW PV power plant for Georgia Power’s REDI Program, which uses over half a million CdTe modules.

Source: PV-TECH

Solar to lead global renewables growth for next five years — KPMG

The KPMG said in it's latest report that the PV capacity will expand more over the next five years than any other renewable-energy technology. The accounting and financial services firm drew its findings from a survey of 200 renewable-energy investors, which was conducted in the third quarter of 2017. It

Enel starts operations at 103MW Brazil solar park

A subsidiary of Italian power giant Enel, Enel Green Power Brasil Participações (EGPB), has begun operations at its 103MW Horizonte solar park in the municipality of Tabocas do Brejo Velho, in the north-eastern state of Bahia, Brazil. In Brazil, the Enel Group, through its subsidiaries EGPB and Enel Brasil, has a total

EDF Energies Nouvelles has 900MW of solar projects under construction

The Renewables firm, EDF Energies Nouvelles has 1.9GW of renewable energy projects currently under construction in 2018, which includes 900MW of solar projects, according to a parent company EDF in its annual financial report. 


EDF and Asia Clean Capital partner on rooftop solar in China

EDF Energies Nouvelles and Asia Clean Capital, announced a joint venture to build and operate a pipeline of distributed rooftop solar projects in China.

Source: PV-TECH