Solar

All news, innovation, research, policy and trends concerning the use of solar power in the renewable energy mix. Topics will include solar panels or photovoltaic PV array, solar cells, solar storage, as well as solar hybrid solutions. This section will cover solar tenders and auctions across the world, as well as commercial solar PPA or power purchase agreements.

Boost to UK domestic microgeneration sector

The UK government has launched a consultation, which recommends that consumers will no longer need to apply for planning permission to put microgeneration devices such as solar panels and wind turbines on their homes.

‘Largest’ solar homes project in America

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) and residential developer Lennar Homes have signed an agreement said to represent the largest solar new homes partnership in the US.

US cookware company opts for solar power system

US-based cookware company Meyer Corporation has opened a large solar-electric power system on the roof of its headquarters in Solano County, California.

Canada’s largest solar power system

Canadian Carmanah Technologies Corporation has been awarded a C$1.4 million contract from Public Works & Government Services Canada (PWGSC) for a 108 kW solar power system to be installed on the roof of the Jean Canfield Building in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

1 MW fuel cell for California wastewater treatment plant

US-based FuelCell Energy, Inc. has sold a 1.0 MWe fuel cell-based power plant to operate on anaerobic digester gas from a sewage treatment facility serving the southern California city of Riverside.

Biogas engine powers methane-to-energy plant in India

A GE Energy Jenbacher biogas engine is powering a successful demonstration cattle manure-to-methane cogeneration plant at a large dairy complex in India's north-western state of Punjab.

US DOE headquarters to get solar PV system

The US House of Representatives has passed legislation for the installation of a solar photovoltaic (PV) system on the US Department of Energy (DOE) building.

Northern Ireland’s largest PV system opens

The largest commercial installation of solar panels in Northern Ireland has been opened at a new Tesco store at Newtownbreda. The 25 kWp system will generate around 20,000 units of electricity each year.

Kyoto’s CDM reaches 500th registered project

The Kyoto Protocol's clean development mechanism (CDM) has registered its 500th clean energy project, an 8.75 MW wind farm in Gujarat, India.

San Diego borrows the price of PV at five locations

California's Energy Commission has approved a US$2.2 million state loan to allow the City of San Diego to generate electricity with new solar panels and improve its energy efficiency.

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