SunPower

SunPower awarded solar-plus-storage project at JFK Airport
John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport will be the site of New York City’s self-styled largest solar plant after the project, which includes energy storage, was awarded to SunPower Corp and Goldman Sachs Renewable Power Group.
Nov 19, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, Rooftop PV, USA, New York, SunPower, solar-plus-storage, North America, Goldman Sachs, jfk airport, nypa, Kevin O’Toole
SunPower Corp is spinning off production activity
United States-based solar energy corporation SunPower is spinning off the majority of its manufacture into a separate company, Maxeon Solar. The latter is going to include Tianjin Zhonghuan Semiconductor, the Chinese silicon wafer supplier, as an investor.
Nov 12, 2019 // Manufacturing News, USA, SunPower, China, Asia, North America, Maxeon Solar, Tianjin Zhonghuan Semiconductor, silicon wafer
Enphase is riding high
Enphase’s Q3 results show a company that has turned its fortunes around, with revenues more than doubling and high profitability, but questions remain around growth potential.
Nov 1, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, Inverters, Grids, USA, SunPower, Panasonic, solaria, North America, Enphase, Badri Kothandaraman, Roth Capital
Export analysis
PV InfoLink analyzed the key markets of China’s big module manufacturers, as well as product trends, based on export statistics. According to trade figures, the nation’s module exports totaled 34.2 GW in the first half of 2019, up by more than 90% from the corresponding period of 2018. In a nutshell, overseas demand has been strong in 2019.
Nov 1, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, Japan, Canadian Solar, Spain, Portugal, Germany, India, SunPower, China, Ukraine, Australia, JA Solar, Europe, JinkoSolar, Asia, Risen Energy, Oceania, Trina Solar, PV InfoLink
ROUND-UP: SunPower feeds Chevron oilfield, 25MW Assam tender, Sodexo Constant MoU
SunPower building 35MW project to supply Chevron's Lost Hills Oil Field. Assam tenders for 25MW solar project. Constant Energy partners Sodexo Thailand
Oct 30, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, USA, India, SunPower, tender, Thailand, Asia, North America, Chevron, Nam Nguyen, Assam, Constant Energy, Sodexo, Allen Satterwhite
RPCS begins 3-MW solar install for Gap distribution center
RP Construction Services has begun the 3-MW solar installation for clothing retailer Gap’s distribution center in Fresno, California. Once complete, the system is expected to help Gap meet approximately 50% of the Fresno facility’s energy needs and reduce the company’s operating expenses, while supporting the company’s goal to reach 100% renewable energy across its global owned and operated facilities by 2030.
Oct 28, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, SunPower, North America, RP Construction Services, Keith White, GSRP, Nam Nguyen
Can Solar and Batteries Outlast an Extended Power Outage?
Even by the standards of the generally well-informed clean-energy customers in California's Bay Area, Todd Karin is a savvy one.
Oct 16, 2019 // Solar, California, USA, storage, Sunrun, SunPower, Sunnova, John Berger, woodmac, North America, Tesla Powerwall, Bay Area, Todd Karin, Michelle Davis, Ravi Manghani, storage-plus-solar
8minute, Capital Dynamics complete massive Springbok PV project in California
The 121 MWdc Springbok 3 project in Kern County, California, brings the Springbok series to 448 MW, as Capital Dynamics continues its investments in U.S. solar.
Oct 16, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Capital Dynamics, California, USA, SunPower, First Solar, North America, 8minute Solar Energy
7X Energy stockpiles 2GWac of inverters to make most of closing ITC window
Solar and storage developer 7X Energy has spent more than US$100 million to stockpile 2GWac of Power Electronics inverters in order to take advantage of the full investment tax credit (ITC) before it starts to taper next year.
Oct 10, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Inverters, USA, SunPower, Inverters, North America, 7x energy, power electronics, hannon armstrong sustainable infrastructure capital, Clay Butler
Emerging markets help new faces into list of world’s top EPC providers
Although the Wiki-solar website ranking only gives a snapshot of PV project engineering, procurement and construction contracts outside China, it is nevertheless a useful indicator of the changing shape of the global solar market.
Oct 9, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, Spain, SunPower, China, First Solar, Europe, Asia, Africa, Egypt, Turkey, Hanwha Q-Cells, Belectric, juwi, Enerparc
Total begins work on 52 MW solar park in Japan
The Total Solar International PV unit of the French oil giant has started construction of a large scale plant in Osato, in the prefecture of Miyagi, Japan. With its third solar project in Japan, Total will reach 100 MW of installed generation capacity in less than two years.
Oct 9, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Japan, SunPower, Asia, Julien Pouget, Total Solar International
Embrace clean energy or risk US$71bn in stranded coal assets, Japan told
Japan risks saddling its citizens with an inefficient, economically obsolete power fleet if it doesn’t rethink its current plans for a large-scale roll-out of new coal, experts have warned.
Oct 8, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Storage, Japan, SunPower, utility-scale PV, Asia, coal phase-out, total solar, thinktank, carbon tracker, japan solar
US solar industry gets unlikely boost from the Trump administration
U.S. manufacturers First Solar and SunPower could be among the winners following the announcement that the Trump administration will impose a 25% tariff on bifacial panels, although analysts warned that the new tariffs could be an overall negative for the industry.
Oct 7, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, Tariffs, USA, SunPower, First Solar, Trump, North America, Bifacial panels, Jeffrey Osborne
Bifacial loses US tariff workaround as Section 201 exemption is axed
The US government has extended its solar import tariffs to bifacial modules, in a policy u-turn set to partially redraw the global trade flows of the fast maturing technology.
Oct 7, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, Tariffs, USA, Jinko Solar, SunPower, First Solar, Bifacial PV, Donald Trump, North America, Jenny Chase, section 201, trade war, Hanwha Q-Cells, Mark Osborne
Corsica hosts 5 MW/7.5 MWh solar plant with Tesla batteries
The project is in Giuncaggio, in the northeastern part of the French island, and was built with Tesla Powerpack batteries, a Nidec power management system and a new power management device from the project’s developer Corsica Sole.
Oct 4, 2019 // Plants, Storage, TESLA, France, SunPower, Europe, Corsica, Nidec, Anthony Bonello