SunEdison Partnership To Develop 1GW Of Solar In Brazil

SunEdison (NYSE: SUNE) has partnered with Renova Energia S.A. to develop, own, and operate more than 1 gigawatt of utility scale solar power in Brazil. The joint venture will see 106.9 megawatts of solar PV installed by 2017 as part of contracts awarded by the Brazilian Energy Commercialization Authority. SunEdison will supply its own solar […]

Groundhog Day For Australian Renewable Energy

If insanity is doing the same thing over and over expecting different results, then what is again being inflicted upon Australia’s renewable energy sector might fit that particular definition. The Senate has given the green light to yet another review of renewable energy – the ninth in just three years. The Senate inquiry will focus […]

10 Percent Solar Within Reach For The USA

According to a new report from the Environment America Research Policy Institute, solar capacity is growing so fast in the United States that the nation could potentially generate 10 per cent of its electricity with solar power by 2030. In the past three years, solar electricity – defined as distributed PV, rooftop and utility-scale PV […]

Solar Strategy Needed In WA To Avoid ‘Death Spiral’

The author of a new study into Western Australia’s electricity future says the falling cost of solar panel systems could drive a tenfold increase in privately owned solar capacity in WA by 2025. Adjunct Professor Bill Grace is an urban sustainability specialist at the University of Western Australia’s (UWA) Australian Urban Design Research Centre (AUDRC). […]

World’s Largest Shopping Mall Solar Array Unveiled

SM North Edsa in Quezon City in the Philippines now boasts what is claimed to be the largest solar array on a shopping mall in the world – and it was installed by a company led by a 21 year-old. Philippines President Benigno S. Aquino III flicked on the ceremonial switch of the solar powered […]

SolarCity And NREL Team Up On Voltage Regulation

SolarCity and the USA’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have partnered to solve the growing challenge of voltage regulation on the Hawaiian electricity network caused by the proliferation of grid-connected rooftop solar systems. Scientists and engineers from SolarCity and Hawaiian Electric Company, the island state’s utility provider, are utilising NREL’s Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) […]

ARENA Annual Report 2013-2014

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has released its second annual report. The organisation says it has managed $1.2 billion in support of more than 200 renewable projects, fellowships and scholarships with a total project value of around $3.5 billion. Among those were several world-first and Australia-first projects; including the hottest pressurised supercritical steam ever […]

Walmart Selects SunEdison For Solar Expansion

The world’s largest retailer, Walmart, has announced SunEdison to be one of two firms to install up to 400 new solar power systems at Walmart facilities across the USA. The project works towards Walmart’s ultimate goal of being supplied by 100 percent renewable energy and a 2020 target of sourcing or producing seven billion kWh […]

Panasonic HIT Solar Cells And Batteries Power Car To Victory

A team from Tokai University in Japan has won the Carrera Solar Atacama 2014 in a car powered by Panasonic’s HIT solar cells and lithium-ion batteries. South America’s biggest solar car race runs over 1,400-kilometres; from the desert to the Andes. Tokai University’s solar car team covered the distance in 15 hours and 20 minutes. […]

UK Large Scale Solar Cheaper Than Gas By 2018

A report from the UK Solar Trade Association (STA) says assuming the nation’s Government provides stable policy support, it will be cheaper to generate electricity from large scale solar plants than by burning gas as soon as 2018. The Association says the cost of building large scale solar farms will drop faster than current Government […]