India exceeds 1 GW of grid-coupled PV installations

A 10 MW PV project at Charanka Solar Park, Gujarat (Photo: Jaideep Malaviya)

India, an electricity-starved country, had a moment to rejoice when it recently achieved the rare distinction of having commissioned 1,030.66 MW of grid-coupled solar power installations, largely photovoltaics, under the National Solar Mission (NSM). Phase I of the NSM targeted 1,000 MW and the government is well ahead of time in achieving this goal.

Solarwatt’s creditors approve reorganization

On September 11, creditors of German Solar Watt AG voted in favour of the reorganization plan put forth by the company that had filed for insolvency in June. Once the approved plan takes legal effect, the entrepreneur Stefan Quandt will support Solarwatt as the new anchor investor.

"SDE+" replaces the former subsidy of renewable energies in the Netherlands

Subsidies for renewable energy in the Netherlands – on the basis of the government regulation "Stimulering Duurzame Energieproductie" (SDE) – have undergone several reforms over the last years.

IEA: More than 63 GW of worldwide PV capacity by the end of 2011

Almost half of the cumulated worldwide PV capacity by the end of last year was installed in 2011 alone (28 GW). This figure is given in a report published by the PV section of the International Energy Agency (IEA PVPS). According to that source, 60% of the generation capacity were installed in two countries, Italy and Germany. The IEA characterises the development in 2011 as a Normal 0

Japan: Feed-in tariffs encourage the formation of relevant storage markets

"We believe that storage technologies and EMS are key technologies for the large-scale introduction of renewable energy" – Masaaki Yamamoto, Head of Smart Community Department at NEDO, a substructure of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) (Photo: private)

The Great East Japan Earthquake of March 2011 has increased the awareness of the Japanese for energy issues. Encouraged by the recently introduced feed-in tariff scheme, the formation of relevant markets for renewable power generation and storage is progressing.

Solar Data Systems Launches Expansion of its Solar-Log

Bethel - Solar Data Systems, Inc. has expanded its Solar-Log® Performance Data Provider (PDP) and Reporting portfolio to include solar PV installations that participate in incentive programs such as California Solar Initiative (CSI), New Jersey Solar Incentive, Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC), and Connecticut Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (CEFIA).

Baryonyx Corporation invited to negotiate contract with U.S. Department of Energy for Gulf of Mexico Offshore Wind Demonstration Project

Baryonyx Corporation is pleased to announce that it has been invited to negotiate a contract with the U.S. Department of Energy for an initial award under the Wind and Water Power Program. Subject to the outcome of environmental and feasibility assessments, a further phase would see a three-turbine, 18MW wind farm installed offshore Texas.