Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) announced on May 9 that the U.S. is now home to more than 2 million solar PV installations. The mark comes just three years after the industry completed its 1 millionth installation, a feat that took 40 years to accomplish.
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U.S. based investor in renewable energy and storage assets, C2 Energy Capital, announced on May 8 that it executed 46 Power Purchase Agreements and leases with Walmart Inc. to provide solar power at the retailer’s operations in five states.
BayWa r.e. is building Germany’s first subsidy-free solar park, proving that solar energy can now compete against conventional energy sources in Germany without any financial subsidies. The project Barth V, some 30 kilometres east of Stralsund, has a total capacity of 8.8 MW and construction will start at the beginning of June.
Foresight Group, a leading independent infrastructure and private equity investment manager headquartered in London, announced the completion of the acquisition of the 50MW solar PV plant in the municipality of Puebla de Guzman in south-west Spain, Andalusia, from Spanish EPC contractor, Solaer Group.
China-based manufacturer of solar monocrystalline silicon wafers, cells and modules, LONGi Solar, announced that the front side power of its 72-cell Bifacial half-cut module exceeded 450W, achieving the world’s highest power in this module type. This new record was tested and verified by renowned certification agency TÜV-SÜD.