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14 June 2011

New Jersey solar investment on the rise

The solar energy market in New Jersey has experienced tremendous growth and maturity in the past few years, writes Adam Putter, president of local company Solar Roof Development.

14 June 2011

CIT backs Mage Solar for financing deals

Mage Solar, a subsidiary of the international Mage Group, has announced its plan to partner with CIT Vendor Finance to offer a financing programme that will make its solar panels more easily available to commercial clients.

13 June 2011

ExIm provides $10.3m loan to support Solyndra’s exports

The US Export-Import (ExIm) Bank is to provide $10.3m in financing to aid California-based photovoltaic manufacturer Solyndra's exports to Belgium.

13 June 2011

BrightSource re-files for IPO

Solar thermal project developer BrightSource’s initial public offering (IPO) on Nasdaq looks set to go ahead imminently, after the company filed an amended registration statement to the Securities Exchange Commission on Thursday.

13 June 2011

Abengoa to construct concentrated solar power plant in Mexico

Spanish renewable energy project developer Abengoa (ABG) is to develop the first hybrid solar-gas plant in Mexico, integrated with a combined cycle plant.

13 June 2011

Small UK utilities get let off carbon measures

Smaller utilities in the UK are set to benefit efforts to cut ‘red tape’ by being exempt from some of its key low carbon programmes.

10 June 2011

Tyco makes $15m equity investment in printed silicon developer Kovio

Privately-held printed silicon electronics developer Kovio has raised $15m in new equity financing in a round led by Tyco’s retail services company.

10 June 2011

Barron Partners closes investment into Choice Solar

Cleantech fund Barron Partners has closed an investment into US photovoltaic installer Choice Solar.

10 June 2011

Ministers broach talks to address rogue solar planning measures by councils

Despite introducing proposals to cut payments for larger-scale solar projects that will come into force this August, UK Climate Change Minister Greg Barker has pledged to hold government negotiations over rogue moves by councils demanding unwarranted planning permission.

10 June 2011

SolarEdge PV secures flurry of German orders

Solar power optimisation technology developer SolarEdge PV has scored a stream of orders for its technology with a group of Germany-based companies.

10 June 2011

Azure Power to open first stage of India’s largest solar project

Indian solar plant developer Azure Power is to inaugurate the first phase of what will become India's largest photovoltaic facility.

10 June 2011

Masdar PV expands, upgrades production line

Solar module manufacturer Masdar PV is converting its existing thin film photovoltaic production line over to micromorph technology.

10 June 2011

Masdar PV wins Slovakia solar park contract

Solar manufacturer Masdar PV is to supply large modules to Hungarian solar integrator and installer Raabvill for three installations in Slovakia under a new contract.

9 June 2011

ADB, Carmanah secure $1m solar lighting contract with Marine Corps

ADB Airfield Solutions and solar technology developer Carmanah Technologies have secured a $1m contract from US Marine Corps to supply a rapidly deployable solar hybrid airfield lighting system.

9 June 2011

Downing invests in Solar Capital

Solar installer Solar Capital has closed the first tranche of an investment from Downing Corporate Finance. The investment was made through its venture capital fund Low Carbon Investors, but financial details of the amount invested have not been disclosed.

9 June 2011

Lower UK solar FIT rates to come into force in August

The UK government has confirmed lower feed-in tariff rates for solar projects under the scheme it introduced last April.

8 June 2011

US Department of Energy offers loan guarantee for Fotowatio solar project

US Energy Secretary Steven Chu, has announced a $45.6m loan guarantee to support Fotowatio Renewable Ventures' 20MW photovoltaic solar energy facility.

8 June 2011

Indeematec, Solaria sign contract for 40MW solar tracking systems

Indeematec, the German solar mounting solutions specialists, have signed a contract with the California-based leading manufacturer of low concentration modules, Solaria.

8 June 2011

First solar-powered train arrives on EU railway

Europe's first solar-powered train is expected to travel on the high speed interconnection between Antwerp and Amsterdam today.

8 June 2011

Linde opens €2.5m eco fluorine factory in South Korea

The Linde Gases Division, part of The Linde Group, has invested €2.5m in a new manufacturing facility to produce its environmentally-friendly alternative to greenhouse gases used in industrial cleaning processes in the solar industry.

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