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SunEdison, inaugurates Dammakhedi 50-Mw solar power plant in

KOLKATA: Renewable energy company SunEdison on Tuesday said it has inaugurated the Dammakhedi 50 Mw solar power plant in Madhya Pradesh. Dammakhedi is the first solar power plant in the state to use single axis tracker technology to maximize energy production. The technology allows the panel to rotate its angle with the sun depending on its position during the day. The project created more than one thousand jobs during construction, and was completed two months ahead of schedule, the company cl...

Solar-powered plane quarter-way through global trek

TOKYO - A solar-powered aircraft on a round-the-world flight was high above the Pacific Ocean Tuesday, over a quarter of the way to Hawaii after leaving Japan, the mission website showed. Solar Impulse 2 had travelled 26 per cent of the way to the tropical U.S. state by 0500 GMT, having flown 2,204 kilometres with 6,136 kilometres more to go, according to the project. That put the plane and its veteran pilot more than 36 hours into the toughest leg of the bid to circumnavigate the planet usin...

16 Denver-owned buildings to be powered by solar

16 Denver-owned buildings to be powered by solarSunShare announced on Tuesday that 400 kilowatts of solar energy from two solar gardens in Denver will soon provide power to 16 city-owned locations.

Solar Impulse 2 reaches quarter way point in Japan-US flight

A solar-powered aircraft on a round-the-world flight was high above the Pacific Ocean on Tuesday, over a quarter of the way to Hawaii after departing from Japan, the mission's website stated. The Solar Impulse 2 past the "point of no return" once it left for Hawaii on Sunday.  It had travelled 26% of the way to the tropical US state by 0500 GMT, having flown 2,204 kilometres 1,377 miles with 6,136 kilometres more to go, according to the project. The plane and its veteran pilot are more tha...

Modi embraces US dollar to spur Indian solar electricity boom

by Anindya Upadhyay and Rajesh Kumar Singh India will soon invite bids for its first dollar-linked solar power contracts, seeking to cut costs and woo investment as Prime Minister Narendra Modi targets an unprecedented expansion in clean energy.State-owned NTPC Ltd., India's largest power generator, will award the tenders for 500 megawatts to 1,000 megawatts of electricity in July, Tarun Kapoor, a joint secretary in India's Renewable Energy Ministry, said in an interview in New Delhi."NTPC wil...

Solar Impulse 2 passes point of no return of 120-hour trip to Hawaii

A solar-powered plane that left central Japan today has passed the point of no return on the longest leg so far of its journey to circumnavigate the globe without fuel. The Solar Impulse 2 took off from an airport in Nagoya early Monday, and is in the midst of a 120-hour flight to Hawaii over 8,340 kilometres. After 16 hours of flight, Solar Impulse 2 "passed the non-return point [and] is entering the night," a tweet from the project's account reads. After 16h of fligh...

Solar Thoughts On Interview With Tony Seba

Please click over to the SolarPV.tv site to watch. I mostly agree with Sebas ideas. So I would like to discuss one point where I hesitate to agree unconditionally. Seba points out that in contrast to most other forms of generation, you can generate electricity from solar PV right where you want to use it. And he says that if the price of solar is below the price of transmission costs, it is impossible to beat local solar generation. That would of course also mean that there is no point in genera...

Big Swings In Solar Short Interest In June

By and large the short interest among the leading U.S. solar-related stocks grew between the May 29 and June 15 settlement dates. The most notable moves in that time happened to Real Goods Solar, Inc. NASDAQ: RGSE , Solaredge Technologies Inc NASDAQ: SEDG and SunPower Corporation NASDAQ: SPWR . Below is a quick look at how these three stocks have fared recently and what analysts expect from them. That is followed by a glance at short interest moves in other leading solar stocks. See also: We St...

Modi Embraces the Dollar to Spur India's Solar Power Boom

India will soon invite bids for its first dollar-linked solar power contracts, seeking to cut costs and woo investment as Prime Minister Narendra Modi targets an unprecedented expansion in clean energy. State-owned NTPC Ltd., Indias largest power generator, will award the tenders for 500 megawatts to 1,000 megawatts of electricity in July, Tarun Kapoor, a joint secretary in Indias Renewable Energy Ministry, said in an interview in New Delhi. NTPC will show the way in dollar bidding by bringing ...

Highway Noise Barriers Generate Solar Power

Highway noise can be a nuisance. Highway noise barriers can be hideous. Now researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology have a found way to make highway noise barriers not only more beautiful but also function as solar power generators. 11 Bizarre Sources For Alternative Energy As part of the Solar Noise Barriers project SONOB , a team will spend a year studying how well the luminescent solar concentrators, which measure 16 feet wide by 14.5 tall, work under a variety of conditions. Initia...