UK perovskite solar technology company Oxford PV secures a further £8.02m funding

UK based leader in perovskite solar technology, Oxford PV, announced on April 24 that it has secured a further £8.02 Million in funding from its existing investors including Statoil and Legal & General Capital, to continue the commercialisation of its disruptive perovskite-on-silicon tandem solar cell technology.

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California becomes first U.S. state to mandate solar PV systems on new homes

The California Energy Commission announced yesterday the  adoption of building standards that require solar photovoltaic systems starting in 2020. The building energy efficiency standards, which are the first in the nation to require solar, will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by an amount equivalent to taking 115,000 fossil fuel cars off the road.

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CleanCapital acquires over 14.23 MW of operating solar assets in the U.S. from X-Elio

U.S. based financial technology company CleanCapital announced yesterday its largest solar acquisition to date from X-Elio, a Spanish developer with U.S. operations based out of Reno, Nevada. The 14.23 MW portfolio leverages capital from CleanCapital’s new partnership with CarVal Investors. Read more

SunPower to acquire SolarWorld Americas

U.S. based solar energy company SunPower announced on April 18 an agreement to acquire 100 percent of the Hillsboro, Oregon-based SolarWorld Americas, the largest U.S. crystalline-silicon solar manufacturer. SunPower plans to inject fresh capital into the SolarWorld Americas facility and implement leading-edge, high-efficiency P-Series solar panel manufacturing technology. Read more

U.S. Department of Energy Announces $105 Million in New Funding to Advance Solar Technologies

Today, U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced this week up to $105.5 million to support America’s continued leadership in energy innovation through solar technology. Under the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO), DOE will fund about 70 projects to advance both solar photovoltaic (PV) and concentrating solar thermal power (CSP) technologies, as well as facilitate the secure integration of those technologies into the nation’s electricity grid. Funding will also support efforts that prepare the workforce for the solar industry’s future needs.

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