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Canadian Solar Announces 12.6 MW Solar Module Supply

GUELPH, Ontario, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Canadian Solar Inc. the "Company", or "Canadian Solar" /quotes/zigman/103639/delayed/quotes/nls/csiq CSIQ +4.93% , one of the world's largest solar power companies, today announced that it has recently signed a sales contract to supply 12.6MW of photovoltaic "PV" modules to Kayseri Organized Industry Zone KOIZ and a consortium of companies in KOIZ, BESLER Tekstil San. ve Tic. A.S and HASCELIK Group of companies- Hascelik Cable, Coreal Cable a...

Yingli Green Deepens Solar Imprint with FIFA in Brazil – Analyst Blog

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited YGE announced that it plans to leave behind its solar footprint in Brazil by becoming the carbon neutral sponsor for the ongoing FIFA 2014 World Cup. Yingli Green will supply 400 to 600 kilowatt KW of solar power to a project that is slated to be among the largest solar energy installation system in Brazil. The company is teaming up with FIFA to develop the project which is a part of the official Corporate Social Responsibility project of the 2014 ...

How Arizona's Property Tax Ruling Will Affect State Solar Prices

In recent weeks, the solar industry has been focused on the Arizona Department of Revenue’s ruling that third-party-owned distributed solar will likely be subject to property taxes. This change in the interpretation of Arizona’s tax code would cost the average customer leasing a residential solar array approximately $152 per year, decreasing the economic viability of third-party-owned distributed solar.  As a result, many in the industry are worried that the distributed solar ...

Recharge Wrap-up: Toyota FCV wears silver, Foxconn's $15K EV

The Toyota FCV made its North American debut at the 2014 Aspen Ideas Festival, and this time it's not sporting its usual blue sheet metal. This silver paint job shows a bit more contrast. Certain features stand out a bit more, especially the black strip that wraps around the grille and down the sides of the hood to the mirrors. This is the production version of the car's exterior, which will go on sale in California next summer. Toyota also had its Driver Awareness Research Vehicle, DARV 1.5, o...

Abu Dhabi To Provide Dhs33m Loan For Sierra Leone's Solar Project

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development ADFD has signed an agreement with the government of Sierra Leone to provide a loan worth over Dhs33 million to finance a solar power plant in the African country. The Solar Park Freetown project includes a solar power plant in the city of Freetown and will generate around six megawatts MW of renewable energy for Sierra Leone, state news agency WAM reported. The project is also expected to boost public-private partnerships in the countrys renewable energy sector,...

Boston Is Getting Solar-Powered Smart Benches in Its Parks

The next park bench you sit on may be smarter than you think. Boston is rolling out new smart benches to parks around the city, which will use solar power to allow anyone to charge their phone on the go and record data about their surroundings at the same time.The benches, developed by MIT Media Lab spin-out Soofa, are able to charge devices plugged into them via USB thanks to integrated solar panels. On-board sensors also allow the bench to record location-based environmental information, such ...

Obama Says US Supporting Chilean Solar Power Plant

President Barack Obama said Monday that the United States wants to help Chile build Latin America's largest solar power plant. Obama touted the project during an Oval Office meeting with Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, who has returned to office after winning election in March. Obama said Chile has been a model democracy in Latin America and he wants to deepen cooperation between the two nations. The Overseas Private Investment Corporation on Friday approved a loan guarantee of up to $2...

Working their ass off! Turkish farmers charge laptops using solar

Donkey work: Village farmers in Turkey pictured have launched what could be the latest trend in wearable technology: solar powered donkeys. Farmers walks alongside the animal to help steady the panel, which can generate up to seven kilowatts of energy

Why Ergon wants to keep new solar off the grid

Ergon Energy, the networks distributor for more than 90 per cent of Queensland, has explained why it wants to keep any new solar installations off the grid, and has introduced new rules to stop such exports. The response came to our story on Friday – Utilities move to kick solar off the grid – which highlighted how Ergon and Energex which services the south-east corner including Brisbane , will introduce new rules that require systems of 30kW or less to put in technology that limits ...