Category: Solar

New research yields insights into attitudes and perceptions of large-scale solar project neighbors

A survey of nearly 1000 residents living near large-scale solar plants finds considerably more positive attitudes than negative, while identifying key concerns. riven by favorable economics, policy factors, and decarbonization goals, large-scale solar (LSS, defined here as ground-mounted photovoltaic projects ≥1 MWDC) has expanded rapidly in recent years, with more than 90 gigawatts (GW) now… Read more »

Socomec unveils multi-million development centre to drive world-class storage tech innovation

16th April, 2024: Today, Socomec, the global manufacturer of energy storage solutions, has launched its multi-million-euro Energy Storage development centre near Strasbourg, France. The Energy Storage System (ESS) Grid Lab will develop world-class technology for grid security, resilience, and reliability. With a highly modular and flexible testing environment, the facility can replicate different storage project conditions… Read more »

Status Quo – One Year Since Germany’s Nuclear Exit: Renewable Capacity Expands, Electricity from Fossil Fuels Significantly Reduced

On April 15, 2023, the era of nuclear power in Germany came to an end with the shutdown of the last three nuclear power plants in Emsland, Neckarwestheim and Isar. On the first anniversary of the phase-out, the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE takes stock: Nuclear power has been replaced by in-creased generation… Read more »

RE+ 24 to feature Germany as Spotlight Country

For media inquiries: Tim Morris, RE+ Events, tmorris@re-plus.com  ANAHEIM, California (April 15th, 2024) – RE+ Events is proud to announce Germany as the official Spotlight Country for RE+ 24 in Anaheim, CA. Bolstering the U.S.-Germany Climate and Energy Partnership focused on supporting sustainable technologies accelerating the clean energy transition, the Spotlight Country designation provides German clean energy companies and partners the opportunity to showcase… Read more »

Germany’s largest solar PPA for 2024 follows record deal activity in Q1 – Pexapark

208 MW Solar PPA signing announced in April by LyondellBasell and Encavis Asset Management AG follows the busiest quarter to date for number of German PPAs signed 16 German PPAs announced in Q1 2024 totalling 648 MW of capacity, after record breaking year 2023 with 42 German PPAs announced and 3.7 GW of capacity Despite… Read more »

Intersolar Summit Brasil Nordeste: Trends in Solar Energy, Green Hydrogen and Energy Storage Are the Highlights on the Event’s First Day

Fortaleza, 10 April 2024: The 4th edition of Intersolar Summit Brasil Nordeste started with significant discussions about the solar industry. The exhibition and workshops were also highlights. The event will proceed on 11 April 2024 at the Centro de Eventos do Ceará. The first day of Intersolar Summit Brasil Nordeste featured relevant debates on the solar PV… Read more »

Luxcara achieves financial close with Bayerische Landesbank for Danish solar PV portfolio

Luxcara, one of the most experienced clean energy infrastructure asset managers in Europe, and Bayerische Landesbank have achieved financial close for a solar PV portfolio located in Denmark. The portfolio has an installed capacity of 315.7 MWp. The Danish portfolio is one of Northern Europe’s largest solar power-plant sets. It consists of three large scale… Read more »

Cleverly Connected: K2 Base now with a convenient interface to the webshops of many wholesalers

Digital, fast, error-free – this is the new way orders can be made by using the K2 Base planning tool. A new K2+ feature has made it possible. Thanks to this innovative interface, PV professionals can directly add their desired items to the shopping cart of leading European PV and electrical wholesalers after completing the… Read more »

Arevon Achieves $352 Million Financial Close for Posey Solar Project in Indiana

The company continues to be the benchmark in signing innovative financial agreements, announcing financial close on four projects in recent months totaling more than $2.3 billion NEW YORK and SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (April 9, 2024) – Arevon Energy, Inc., a leading renewable energy developer, owner, and operator, today announced it has closed financing on a $352… Read more »

The first N-type PV project in Greece with 62MW of rectangular modules is delivered by DAS Solar

Top-tier solar PV manufacturer DAS Solar, in partnership with SmartSun, the leading Greece PV project design and construction company, has shipped 62 MW of high-efficiency N-type rectangular modules to a solar PV project in Greece. As one of the most sunny countries globally, Greece boasts a typical Mediterranean climate. Greece passed its first National Climate… Read more »

Intersolar & ees Middle East 2024 Set to Ignite Region’s Solar Energy Sector

Pforzheim, Freiburg, Dubai – April 8, 2024. Intersolar & ees Middle East, the premier event for the solar and energy storage industry in the region, is poised to convene once again, gathering industry leaders, innovators, and stakeholders from around the world. The event, scheduled from April16-18, 2024, will take place at the World Tarde Center… Read more »

Intersolar & ees Middle East 2024: Unveiling a Bright Future for Solar Energy in the Region

Pforzheim, Freiburg, Dubai – April 4, 2024. The sun is shining bright in the Middle East. The region’s ambitious initiative to incorporate 209 GW of solar PV capacity drives the shift towards renewable energy, establishing the region as a frontrunner in exporting green hydrogen. Intersolar & ees Middle East, the premier platform for the solar… Read more »

Reducing production and consumption growth in high-income countries: is it good for tackling climate change?

A new study led by Jarmo Kikstra, a research scholar in the IIASA Energy, Climate, and Environment Program, explores whether reducing production and consumption growth could make a significant contribution to resolving the climate crisis. As the effects of climate change become more severe and the scale of environmental damage gains magnitude, some researchers disagree… Read more »

Turkey’s first floating solar power plant installed on irrigation reservoir

State-owned General Directorate of State Hydraulic Works (DSI) put a 1 MW floating photovoltaic plant into trial operation in Elazığ province in Eastern Anatolia. The facility, first of its kind in Turkey, will power irrigation from the Keban reservoir, on which it operates. Minister of Agriculture and Forestry İbrahim Yumaklı said seven villages would benefit… Read more »

SolarEdge Acquires Wevo Energy, EV Charging Optimization and Management Software Startup

MILPITAS, Calif.– April 4th, 2024 – SolarEdge Technologies, a global leader in smart energy technology, today announced that it completed the acquisition of the entire share capital of Wevo Energy Ltd. Wevo is a software startup specializing in EV charging optimization and management for sites with large quantities of EV chargers such as apartment buildings,… Read more »

Delta Showcases SCADA-based Energy Management System VTScada and IIoT Solution for Industry 4.0 at Advanced Factories 2024

Delta, a global leader in power management and a provider of IoT-based smart green solutions, announced today its participation in the upcoming Advanced Factories 2024 with a showcase under the theme “Connecting Devices, Shaping Solutions.” The exhibit will include the VTScada energy management solution and the IIoT Solution for Industry 4.0. VTScada is a cutting-edge… Read more »

LONGi Awarded Silver Sustainability Rating by EcoVadis for Its Outstanding ESG Performance

Shaanxi,China – April 1, 2024 –LONGi Green Energy Technology Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as “LONGi “), a global leader in solar technology, announced today that it has been awarded the Silver Sustainability Rating by EcoVadis, the international authoritative corporate social responsibility (CSR) assessment platform. This accolade signifies LONGi’s outstanding performance in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) and sustainability… Read more »

AEROCOMPACT launches user-friendly roof hook for tiled roofs

Satteins, Austria, 4 April 2024. PV mounting system expert AEROCOMPACT is launching the COMPACTPITCH XT-R roof hook today. Thanks to the integrated quick-release clamp, mounting rails can be installed in record time, as installers can simultaneously adjust the height of the hook to the roof batten and fix the roof hook in place. AEROCOMPACT has… Read more »

After slanted and flat comes vertical: K2 WallPV – the new system solution for building façades

After slanted and flat comes vertical: the new mounting systems from K2 Systems add another dimension to the areas that can be used to generate energy. This is because they allow systematic and therefore fast PV installation on façades. The system is suitable for trapezoidal sheet metal and sandwich panels as well as for masonry… Read more »

Meyer Burger successfully completes its capital increase with gross proceeds of CHF 206.75 million

Following its rights offering, Meyer Burger Technology AG (“Meyer Burger” or the “Company“) has placed all 496,302,442 new shares for which subscription rights were not exercised during the subscription period with various institutional investors. The placement price was CHF 0.0207 per share, which corresponds to the closing price on the SIX Swiss Exchange on April 2, 2024…. Read more »

AEROCOMPACT expands its COMPACTFLAT SN2 PV flat roof system for installations in portrait format

Satteins, Austria, Feb. 2024. On 1 February, PV mounting system expert AEROCOMPACT launched an extension for the COMPACTFLAT SN2 rail-based flat roof system on the European market. Thanks to the new SN2 Q PLUS variant, solar modules measuring up to 1310 x 2500 mm can now be installed in portrait format. Better utilisation of roof… Read more »

Solis Awarded EUPD “Top PV Inverter Brand – Netherlands” Seal at Solar Solutions

20 March, 2024, Amsterdam, Netherlands: Ginlong (Solis) Technologies, one of the most experienced and largest inverter manufacturers in the world, is delighted to announce that it has been awarded the prestigious seal of recognition for ‘Top PV Inverter Brand’ in the Netherlands by global market research organisation, EUPD.  The award marks the 9th consecutive year that Solis… Read more »

GCL SI combines high-performance solar solutions with environmental integration.

28th March 2024, Lisbon/ GCL System Integration Technology Co. Ltd (GCLSI), a one-stop energy solution provider, presents the latest solar solutions and discusses biodiversity best practices at the Large-Scale Solar Conference held in Portugal from 26th to 27th March. GCL SI, a pioneer in the global PV industry with a transparent and vertically integrated supply… Read more »

Merganser receives certification from Bureau Veritas

Bureau Veritas Awards World’s First Prototype Certification for SolarDuck’s Floating Offshore Solar Solution Bureau Veritas (BV), a global leader in testing, inspection, and certification (TIC), has awarded the Dutch-Norwegian renewable energy company SolarDuck the world’s first Prototype Certification for a floating offshore solar technology, as applied in SolarDuck’s 0.5 MW pilot “Merganser”. This certification represents… Read more »

APRIL 8TH ECLIPSE COULD COST AMERICA MORE SOLAR GENERATION THAN ANY ECLIPSE PREVIOUSLY

Sydney, Australia xxx March 2024 :  Analysis from Solcast, a DNV company, concludes that the upcoming solar eclipse’s impact on solar generation across the United States  could be greater than any previous eclipse, costing US grids and consumers in lost generation. On April 8th, 2024, a total eclipse will traverse from Mexico, across Texas, and up… Read more »

The Power of Banking Support Eases PVH’s American Expansion

Houston, March 25th – In the field of renewable energies, the importance of financial support from banks and financial institutions is crucial to the success of large-scale projects requiring major investments. Whether it is financing for capital investments, operating expenses or research and development, the economic backing from financial institutions is a key point for… Read more »

PVH to supply 1GW solar trackers to Ar Rass 2 in Saudi Arabia

Jeddah, 21st March.- PV Hardware (PVH), global manufacturer of solar trackers, is set to deliver 957MW of its cutting-edge solar tracking solution to the Ar Rass 2 Solar PV Park, approximately 32km south of the city of Ar Rass. The project, spearheaded by ACWA Power, underscores the Kingdom’s steadfast commitment to environmentally sound energy solutions…. Read more »

DAS Solar agrivoltaics lights the way to rural revitalization

It has been pursuing green, low-carbon, and high-quality development in Mengla County, Yunnan Province, China. Through leveraging its abundant natural resources, Mengla County has been able to fully exploit the advantages of PV resources, resulting in the implementation and operation of a number of key PV projects. The Huaneng Tengmei Hill PV project built with… Read more »

INNOVATION An Energy Revolution in Motion

In the ever-evolving landscape of renewable energy, a remarkable technological breakthrough is reshaping the standards of the solar industry. IMEON’s teams, in collaboration with researchers from ENSEA and the GEEPS laboratory at Centrale SUPELEC, have developed revolutionary photovoltaic inverters using transistors incorporating silicon carbide crystals. This major advancement promises to transform the power grid by… Read more »

Energy storage for balancing energy and spot markets: INTILION supplies four grid storage units to energy start-up Purpel Energy

Paderborn, 19 March 2024. The Paderborn-based energy storage provider INTILION and the Hamburg-based company Purpel Energy are jointly implementing four large-scale storage projects at locations in northern Germany. Each of these outdoor systems has a capacity of twelve megawatt hours and is intended to improve the integration of renewable energies and stabilise the public power… Read more »

New PV mounting system for energy generation on green roofs: GreenRoof Vento creates a win-win situation

In view of the increasing demand for climate-friendly solutions for sustainable energy generation and the growing importance of green roofs, K2 Systems is introducing a new product this spring. K2 GreenRoof Vento for green roofs optimally complements the popular flat roof systems from the Renningen-based mounting system specialist. This efficient solution combines the advantages of… Read more »

1GW Milestone and 50MW Energy Storage Asset Online

NextEnergy Solar Fund, a leading specialist investor in solar energy and energy storage, is pleased to announce that the Company’s maiden standalone 50MW energy storage asset, named Camilla, has successfully begun commercial operations.  This is a significant milestone for the Company as it increases NESF’s total installed net capacity above 1GW to 1,014MW. Camilla connected to the National… Read more »

DNV HELPS MOSS MARITIME TO REDUCE FLOATING SOLAR DESIGN RISKS

Oslo, Norway, 19 March, 2024: DNV, the independent energy expert and assurance provider, has collaborated with Moss Maritime, a leading offshore design and engineering services provider, to accelerate the deployment of floating solar technology in harsh environmental conditions DNV has handed over a Statement of Conformity to Moss Maritime for their design brief outlining the… Read more »

New crimp-free MC4 PV DC connector

Allschwil/Switzerland, March 18, 2024 − With the MC4-Evo ready Stäubli launches a new crimp-free cable coupler within its Original MC4 product portfolio. The MC4-Evo ready is an easy-to-use and quickly-to-assemble PV connector for solar installations up to 1500 V DC. The market leader and pioneer for PV DC connectors enhances its cable coupler portfolio and introduces the… Read more »

REC Wins Best Solar Panels and Best After-Sales Support in 2024 for the 2nd Year in a Row

Melbourne, Australia, March 15, 2024 – REC Group, an international pioneering solar energy company, is delighted to announce that it has been awarded “Best Solar Panels” and “Best After-Sales Support” in 2024 for the second consecutive year. These prestigious awards come from SolarQuotes, with insights gathered from installers across Australia. Since its foundation in 2009, SolarQuotes has published almost… Read more »

Nextracker and Orrcon Steel to Deliver Sovereign Capability in Australia

Brisbane, QUEENSLAND – 14 March 2024 – Nextracker (Nasdaq: NXT), a global market leader of solar tracker and software solutions and Orrcon Steel, a leading Australian manufacturer of tube and pipe, and distributor of steel products and wholly owned business of BlueScope Steel (ASX:BSL), announced an agreement today to manufacture and deliver Australian made critical components for Nextracker’s smart solar… Read more »