Solar Energy News Roundup for Mar 14, 2018

Recom-Sillia is awarded the “Top PV brand” for solar modules in France

A solar module manufacturing company based in France, Recom-Sillia, is awarded with the “Top PV Brand” seal by EuPD Research, Europe’s leading sustainability research firm. The Top Brand PV seal is awarded based on EuPD Research installer survey, which analyzes brand perception, customer’s preferred choice and distribution, in order to identify the module brand. EuPD has developed an evaluation model to emphasize the aspects of successful brand management based on 15 years of research.

Solar Energy News Roundup for Mar 13, 2018

Part of Canadian Solar’s Californian PV plant portfolio sold to Korean utility

The sale of part of its PV plant portfolio in California to South Korea’s largest electricity utility, Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) was finally confirmed by the ‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member Canadian Solar. The projects sold include the Astoria (100 MWac/131 MWp), Astoria 2 (75 MWac/100 MWp), and Barren Ridge (60 MWac/78 MWp), located in southern California.

Solar Energy Round-up - Mar 6, 2018

ENGIE North America to acquire SoCore Energy, 320MW PV pipeline

ENGIE North America has signed off on an agreement to acquire SoCore Energy,  a fully-integrated developer, owner, and operator of municipal/co-op PV, community solar, and commercial and industrial (C&I) PV projects across the United States of America. ENGIE North America will acquire SoCore Energy as soon as possible.

Source: PVTECH


Solar Energy News Roundup for January 30, 2018

Solar Tariffs Could Be Driving Up Solar Manufacturing in the United States

JinkoSolar announced that it had signed an agreement to supply 1.75 GW of high efficiency modules to a U.S counterparty yesterday. They announced that the company’s board of directors had authorized JinkoSolar to finalize planning for the construction of an advanced solar manufacturing facility in the United States of America.

Solar Energy Round-up - Jan 19, 2018

Fotowatio secures financing for 342MW PV portfolio in Mexico

Utility-scale PV project developer Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV) has reached financial close for the 342MW Potosí Solar Farm in Mexico. The project, which stands as FRV’s first to be operated in Mexico. FRV closed the financing agreement with KFW (Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau), Bancomext and ING.

Source: PVTECH


Solar Energy Round-up - Nov. 21, 2017

China on Pace for Record Solar-Power Installations

China, the world's biggest carbon emitter, is poised to install a record amount of solar power capacity this year 2017, allowing researches to boost forecasts as much as 80 percent. About 54 gigawatts will be put in place this year, Bloomberg New Energy Finance said on Monday. raising a forcast of more than 30 gigawatts made in July. That amount of additional capacity would likely surpass all the solar energy generated in Japan in 2017.