solar power

Solar record

Large-scale solar installations hit new record in 2019

Installations of large-scale solar plants dipped in 2017-2018 but returned to growth in 2019, with a record-setting 45GW of installed capacity and bringing cumulative installed capacity to more than 220GW.
Brazil solar

Partners announce Brazil’s “largest solar energy purchase”

Latin American renewable energy company Atlas Renewable Energy, and British mining company Anglo American, have announced the signing of the largest solar energy purchase and sale contract in Brazil with an investment of R$881 Million ($181 million).
capacity 2020

Grid-tied solar, wind to drive new capacity growth in 2020 –...

International research agency IHS Markit estimates that there will be 290GW of net power capacity added globally in 2020, growing by 5% more than in 2019.
Solar innovation

Tandem solar cells could replace silicon solar cells says university

The Australian National University (ANU) has announced a new record for the conversion of sunlight into energy, moving the world closer to the future of solar technology.
CIM solar

US developer advances 2.7GW California solar mega-plant

US developer CIM Group announced the advancing of development of Westlands Solar Park, one of the largest permitted solar parks in the world that could grow to more than 2.7GW of capacity at full buildout, and provide clean energy to more than 1,200,000 homes.
US solar jobs

US solar jobs grow to 250,000 mark says industry report

The US solar industry employed nearly 250,000 workers in 2019, growing by more than 5,600 jobs (2.3%) in 31 states since 2018, despite import tariffs imposed by President Donald Trump, says the country's Solar Foundation in it's 10th annual National Solar Jobs Census.
Uganda solar

China’s CEEC announces 500MW solar plan for Uganda

Chinese state-owned energy conglomerate China Energy Engineering Corp (CEEC) has revealed plans to develop 500 MW of solar generation capacity in Uganda.
energy business

How fast are solar prices dropping? You’re probably wrong

The grid will get flipped upside down over the next three decades. Roughly two thirds of the world's...
Mahindra solar

CLP boosts India solar presence with $47 million Mahindra renewables hattrick

Indian industrial giant Mahindra, and its group entity MRPL have announced the $47 million sale of 3 of its solar power subsidiaries to China Light & Power-owned CLP India Private Limited.
California community solar

California mandates solar for new homes, but residents have an alternative

SMUD has lauded the CEC approval of its Neighborhood SolarShares community solar programme for the 2019 Building Standards, opening the door to community solar.

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