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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Decentralized solar ‘the answer to summer load peaks’

Decentralized, solar-generated electricity could be answer to growth in European electricity demand in summer, particularly to deal with consumption peaks caused by weather conditions, which in turn cause supply interruptions -- according to Dr Winfried Hoffmann, President of the European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA).

Look small, think big: The role of micro-CHP in the future...

Various microgeneration technologies are predicted to make a significant contribution to power supply in several countries in the future.

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