Rooftop PV News

California celebrates 1 million solar rooftops
Former Governors Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jerry Brown and other local elected officials joined local high school students, industry leaders and employees, renewable energy advocates, and community leaders marked reaching one million solar roofs around California during a party in Buchanan High School in Clovis.
Dec 16, 2019 // Rooftop PV, California, USA, North America, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jerry Brown, CALSSA, Kevin Murray
Coal India Subsidiary Tenders for 150 kW Rooftop Solar Plant
CMPDI, a subsidiary of Coal India has issued a tender for the commissioning of a 150 kW rooftop solar micro-grid power plant at the firms’ Ranchi office.
Dec 16, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Grids, Rooftop PV, India, tender, Asia, rooftop PV, CMPDI
Key Solar finishes 3-MW rooftop project for Massachusetts UPS center
New England solar installer Key Solar has finished a 3-MW solar venture for a UPS hub in Chelmsford, Massachusetts.
Dec 6, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Rooftop PV, USA, Massachusetts, North America, Key Solar, Kevin Price
The biggest solar rooftop in Cyprus under net billing scheme
The 2.5-megawatt PV facility will be operating under a program meant to protect grid operators against going bust
Dec 6, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Rooftop PV, Europe, Cyprus, Muskita Aluminium
BlackRock keen on C&I PV, storage as new renewable fund hits record close
Rooftop solar, energy storage and other less-mainstream green energy technologies are among the targets of a new colossal renewable fund, the creation of the world’s largest asset manager.
Dec 6, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Storage, Rooftop PV, USA, BlackRock, Europe, BESS, North America
Blockchain backed solar trading comes to India
Uttar Pradesh, the most populous state of India, with around 200 million inhabitants, is trialling a solar trading platform
Dec 2, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Residential, Grids, Rooftop PV, India, Asia, UPNEDA, UPPCL, Reena Suri
Solar energy: the 8 ideas that will make panels more efficient and cheaper
A new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency released this week explains how the sun looks set to shine on solar energy systems over the coming decades, with a wealth of advancements and dropping prices that could boost adoption.
Nov 27, 2019 // Technology, Rooftop PV, Thermal, Floating PV, TESLA, South Korea, Europe, Asia, IRENA, PERC, Norway, perovskites, International Renewable Energy Agency, Thin-film cells, Tandem cells, SINTEF
Indian Railways eyes 500 MW rooftop solar by 2021-22
While 95.67 MW has already been installed on various railways buildings, 248.46 MW capacity—awarded by Railway Energy Management Company Limited—is under different stages of execution.
Nov 22, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Rooftop PV, India, Asia, Piyush Goyal, Indian Railways
BayWa r.e. continues Asia-Pacific expansion and has launched a new solar system distribution business in the Philippines
German project developer for renewable energies BayWa r.e. Renewable Energy GmbH has launched a new solar systems distribution business in Makati City, the Philippines.
Nov 21, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, Rooftop PV, Germany, Europe, Asia, Philippines, BayWa r.e. Renewable Energy, Daniel Gäfke
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
Seoul launches 1 GW rooftop solar plan
The South Korean capital has unveiled a plan to deploy rooftop PV on a million homes and all public buildings. The new initiative is designed to bring the city’s cumulative installed solar capacity to around 1 GW by the end of 2022.
Nov 19, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Residential, Rooftop PV, South Korea, Asia, rooftop PV, Seoul
Goa to replace traditional clay tiles with solar ones
State energy minister Nilesh Cabral says householders will be offered the chance to reduce energy bills without any upfront cost by leasing roofspace to installers as part of plans to add 15 MW of solar capacity in Goa by March.
Nov 13, 2019 // Residential, Rooftop PV, India, Asia, rooftop PV, Nilesh Cabral
Tuvalu receives a $6 million grant for renewable energy goals
Asian Development Bank allocates a grant for the country in South Pacific to help it reach its goal to become fully renewable in 2025.
Nov 7, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Storage, Rooftop PV, Australia, Asia, rooftop PV, Oceania, Tuvalu
SunAlpha Energy Offers Financing Scheme for Rooftop Solar Plants
During the initial launch of the facility, SunAlpha Energy wants to target around one thousand homes and businesses with rooftop solar plants.
Nov 4, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Rooftop PV, India, Asia, rooftop PV, Rajasthan, SunAlpha Energy, Raghav Mittal
Germany added 2.9 GW of solar in nine months
In September, PV systems with a total generation capacity of 287 MW were registered in the country. The feed-in tariff has fallen again for this quarter as a result of the new capacity additions.
Nov 1, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Tariffs, Rooftop PV, Germany, Europe