GE Renewable Energy Announces New Solar plus Storage Hybrid Project In New York

GE Renewable Energy announced on Monday that it will partner with Helios Energy to develop a new hybrid solar + storage system in upstate New York, which is expected to reach commercial operation in the second quarter of 2020. Specifically, GE Renewable Energy will integrate two solar PV arrays built by Helios Energy with two…

India is the 3rd largest solar market after China, US: Report

India emerged as the third largest solar market in the world after China and the US. India’s solar installations reached 8.3 GW, including large-scale and rooftop solar units, according to a report by Mercom Communications India. The country’s cumulative solar capacity is 28 GW as of 2018. Mergers and acquisitions globally were steady in the…

US firm Labacorp proposes 900-MW solar project in Zimbabwe

US-based Labacorp Power Company America wants to present a 900-MW solar project to the government of Zimbabwe, The Herald reports, quoting a company statement. Labacorp Power’s local partner Craft Properties (Pvt) Ltd has announced that the US company would like to schedule the presentation for July 2019. The event will allow it to explain how…

US based Residential solar firm PosiGen gets USD 20m of funds

US residential solar firm PosiGen announced on 16th April, it has secured a USD-20-million (EUR 17.7m) tax equity investment from roofing products supplier GAF Energy. PosiGen said that the fresh funds will support the installation of roughly 2,500 new solar systems and energy efficiency upgrades to homes in the states of Connecticut, Florida, Louisiana and…

Renewables will dominate world’s energy needs, says global body IRENA

Renewable energy could become the dominant source of energy across the world, provide up to 86% of global power demand under a scenario in which deeper electrification means that electricity’s share of final energy consumption jumps from its current levels of 20% to 50% by 2050. A new report published by the International Renewable Energy…

Department Of Energy Selects $36 Million To Advance Solar Energy Integration

the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) selected up to $36 million in research projects that will advance solar energy’s role in strengthening the resilience of the Nation’s electricity grid.While fires, natural disasters, and cyberattacks can cause wide-spread power losses, even temporary disruptions in power quality can result in major economic losses. With more and more…

Department Of Energy Announces $130 Million For Early-Stage Solar Research Project

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $130 million for new research to advance early-stage solar technologies. These projects will help to achieve affordable and reliable energy to enhance America’s economic growth and energy security. “Solar is an integral part of the Administration’s ‘all-of-the-above’ energy strategy,” said U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry. “This…

Department Of Energy Launches Round Two Of $3 Million Solar Manufacturing Prize

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy launched the second round of the American-Made Solar Prize, a $3 million competition designed to revitalize U.S. solar manufacturing. The Solar Prize encourages competitors to develop new solutions capable of advancing technologies for the domestic solar market. In February, the 20 semifinalists from round one were announced. The newly launched second…

NREL Unveils Look At Most Efficient Solar Modules

March 15, 2019 The National Renewable Energy Laboratory, which regularly publishes a chart of the world’s most efficient solar cells, has introduced a new chart of record-efficiency solar modules. The initial Champion Module Efficiencies chart contains 73 data points, dating to 1988, and broken out into 19 different technologies. The records range from an organic…