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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
Indonesia improves rules for rooftop PV
The government has amended two regulations and introduced a new one to spur development of rooftop PV. The new provisions increase the size of systems eligible for net metering payments and reduce fees for industrial installations.
Oct 31, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, Rooftop PV, Asia, rooftop PV, Indonesia, Fabby Tumiwa
China installed 920 MW of household solar last month
Hopes are high up to 5 GW of residential solar capacity will have been added by the time this month’s figures are added, as the household solar feed-in tariff still applies – but only until Thursday. However, the AECEA consultancy has again revised down its overall new capacity expectation for the year.
Oct 30, 2019 // Residential, Markets & Finance News, Tariffs, Rooftop PV, China, AECEA, Asia, rooftop PV
Elon Musk: Unfortunately, it's hard to google Tesla solar links due to tons of ads & SEO
Elon Musk, the co-founder of SpaceX, PayPal, Tesla, SolarCity and the list goes on and on, said on Twitter that it is hard to go to Google and find Tesla's solar roof panels. He said "Unfortunately, it’s hard to google Tesla solar links due to tons of ads & SEO."
Oct 29, 2019 // Residential, Opinions, Rooftop PV, TESLA, Elon Musk, SolarCity, Twitter
Total Solar DG has completed Construction of Solar PV rooftop for CARROS Centre in Singapore
Total Solar Distributed Generation (DG) has completed the installation of a solar photovoltaic rooftop system for CARROS Centre, Singapore's first-of-a-kind integrated mega hub dedicated to the Automotive Industry.
Oct 29, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Rooftop PV, Asia, rooftop PV, Singapore, Total Solar Distributed Generation, CARROS, Raymond Ng, Gavin Adda
Elon Musk offers discounted solar panels and batteries after California blackouts
Tesla is offering a discount on solar panels and batteries to people who are affected by wildfire power outages, Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted today. More than 2 million people across California have been affected by power outages since October 25th as utility companies try to prevent their power lines from sparking new blazes. A fire just north of San Francisco has already consumed more than 66,000 acres and is only 5 percent under control.
Oct 29, 2019 // Residential, Storage, Rooftop PV, California, USA, BATTERIES, TESLA, Elon Musk, Solar Panels, North America, Tim Hamor, Alternative Energy Systems
EDF secures a slice of UK supermarket Tesco’s corporate solar plan
The French energy giant will provide supermarket Tesco with electricity from 17 rooftop PV installations and two wind farms for a renewables portfolio generation capacity of 59 MW. The groceries retailer has announced plans to install 187 solar rooftops.
Oct 29, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Rooftop PV, UK, EDF, Europe, rooftop PV, Cleantech Solar, Tesco, Jason Tarry
PSPCL floats tenders for 30-MW solar rooftop projects
Giving a push to solar power energy, the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) has floated a tender for empanelment of companies to install 30 MW of grid-connected solar rooftop projects in the range of 1 kw to 1,000 kw.
Oct 26, 2019 // Grids, Rooftop PV, India, tender, Asia, rooftop PV, PSPCL
CleanChoice brings community solar to municipal level
CleanChoice Energy is introducing town partnerships for its CleanChoice Community Solar offerings. The company’s first Community Solar Partnership is with the Village of Wappingers Falls, where CleanChoice Energy will serve as the town’s preferred provider of community solar, allowing local residents to realize savings while working toward the town’s sustainability goals. Wappingers Falls’ residents can subscribe to CleanChoice Energy’s new portfolio of local community solar farms and save up to 10% on their utility bills.
Oct 26, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Residential, Grids, Tariffs, Rooftop PV, USA, cleanchoice energy, North America, Matt Alexander, Tom Matzzie
Sunworks, Bright Power installing 657-kW solar system on California apartment complex
Sunworks, a provider of solar power solutions for agriculture, commercial, industrial (ACI), public works and residential markets, has been awarded an EPC contract to develop a 657-kW roof-mount PV solar project for a Southern California residential complex in partnership with Bright Power.
Oct 26, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Rooftop PV, California, USA, rooftop PV, North America, Sunworks, Chuck Cargile, Aron Weis
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