Global Renewables Investment Increased 17% In 2014

After two years of declines, global investments in renewable energy bounced back strongly last year according to UNEP’s 9th annual Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment report. Prepared by the Frankfurt School, the report states renewables investment registered a 17% increase to USD $270 Billion in 2014. China led the way with a record $83.3 […]

SunEdison & Terraform Interconnect 26MW Of Solar Projects

SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE: SUNE), and its yieldco, TerraForm Power, Inc. (Nasdaq: TERP), have announced the interconnection of four solar power stations in North Carolina. TerraForm will sell the electricity generated by the solar facilities, which have a collective capacity of 26 megawatts, to Duke Energy Progress via 15-year Power Purchase Agreements. “It’s very exciting to […]

California Sets Record For Utility Scale Solar Electricity Generation

California has become the first state in the USA to produce more than five per cent of its annual electricity from utility-scale solar power. The state generated a record 9.9 million megawatt hours (MWh) in 2014 – more than all other U.S. states combined. Figures contained in a new report from the USA’s Energy Information […]

Sticking Solar Where The Sun Don’t Shine

Finland is about to see its biggest solar power system constructed – and it will be installed in a region that receives very little sunlight during the winter months. Finland’s national public-broadcasting company, YLE, reports the array will consist of 1,600 solar panels producing 420 kilowatts of power. It will be installed on the roof […]

Turkey To Commercialise Australian Solar Technology

Australia’s Dyesol has caught the attention of the Development Bank of Turkey (TKB) in a big way. Dyesol announced earlier this week it had received a non-binding Letter of Intent from TKB, which wishes to fund and commercialise the company’s revolutionary perovskite based photovoltaic technology. The end goal is to construct a 600 megawatt plant […]

350MW Floating Solar Farm For Brazil

Brazil’s Energy Minister, Eduardo Braga, has announced a massive floating solar farm project at the Balbina hydroelectric plant in the Amazon. At a news conference late last week at the Federation of Industries of Rio de Janeiro (Firjan), Minister Braga said the Ministry of Mines and Energy intends commencing pilot tests of solar power generation […]

Stand Up For Solar And Australia’s Sun Powered Future

There are now more than 1.3 million solar homes across Australia and 3,500 new systems being installed on rooftops every week. 75% of Australians want to see more solar and renewable energy. It’s time for that collective muscle to be flexed says Solar Citizens. The grassroots group has just unveiled Stand Up For Solar; a […]

Solar For Vanuatu – A Call To Industry

Australia’s Solar Energy Industries Association Inc. (SEIA) is calling on local industry to donate redundant solar components, which will be used to assist the people of Vanuatu recover after Cyclone Pam. Cyclone Pam’s destructive force impacted approximately half the country’s population. 50-90% of homes across the nation were damaged, along with critical infrastructure. Pam had […]

3+ Megawatt Solar Facility Opened In Queensland

Queensland’s largest solar array and the largest solar photovoltaic (PV) research facility in the southern hemisphere was switched on at University of Queensland’s Gatton campus on Friday. The 3.275 megawatt Gatton Solar Research Facility is made up of more than 37,000 solar panels, which will generate more power than what is consumed by 450 average […]

Global Wind Capacity Surged In 2014

Wind power installations worldwide increased by 42 per cent in 2014 and wind is set to become a significant global source of reliable renewable energy according to a sweeping analysis by Navigant Research. The World Wind Energy Market Update 2015 report is Navigant Research’s 20th annual market update. It covers changes in the wind energy […]