All posts from James Ayre

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First Solar Sold Out Of Solar Panels Through 2015

First Solar has already sold out of solar photovoltaic (PV) module capacity for 2015, and for most of 2016, according to the most recent figures. Overall, the company beat analyst predictions pretty handily — coming in with net sales of $896 million for the second quarter, accompanied by a 1:1 book-to-bill ratio. This amounts to […]

August 12th

SunPower + Dominion Enter New Jersey

SunPower and Dominion Retail (a subsidiary of Dominion) are partnering to begin offering SunPower’s high-performance solar energy systems to homeowners in New Jersey via a new sales program, according to a recent press release. The various options for consumers, and other program details, are being made via a marketing campaign this summer via Dominion Energy […]

August 11th

E.ON Solar Completes 1st California Solar Project

The noted solar energy company E.ON Solar (a subsidiary of E.ON) has¬†finished the development of its first solar energy facility in California, according to recent reports. The new facility — dubbed “Alamo,” a 20 megawatt (MW) facility in San Bernardino County near the town of Oro Grande — is also the first facility owned by […]

August 11th

SolarCity Gigafactory Ceremony Includes Governor Cuomo

The much ballyhooed SolarCity “Gigafactory” under construction in Buffalo, New York, recently saw a new milestone passed in its development — with the “topping off” ceremony for the 1.2 million-square-foot facility recently taking place, and seeing the attendance of a wide range of important figures. As part of the ceremony, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo […]

August 11th

Minas Gerais Implements Tax Exemption For Large Solar

The Brazilian state of Minas Gerais will see its large-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) sector aided by a new extended tax exemption for companies dealing in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity, according to recent reports. It’s expected that this new tax exemption — which provides the aforementioned industries with protection from ICMS taxation (a […]

August 9th

Solar PV Flamingos In Utah

The flamingos at the Tracy Aviary in Salt Lake City are now neighbors with two large pink Spotlight-Solar-made installations featuring solar photovoltaic (PV) panels, which are intended to resemble the flamingos themselves, presumably. The installation also serves, of course, as a show of Tracy Aviary’s interest in renewable energy, and solar energy in particular. The […]

August 9th

SunPower X Series Solar Panels Coming To Japan

One of the top solar energy technology companies in the world, SunPower Corporation, will begin offering its X-Series Solar Panels in the Japanese market starting sometime in the early part of 2016, according to a recent press release. The announcement — which was made originally at PV Japan 2015 — means that the well regarded […]

August 9th

Panasonic N285 Solar Module Launching In European Market

Panasonic recently announced the launch of its high-efficiency N285 solar module into the European market, with an official presentation at the currently ongoing Ecobuild show in London (March 3–5, stand S4154). The announcement of the release of the “industry-leading” product from Panasonic Electric Works Europe isn’t in any way surprising, as the N285 solar module […]

March 5th

SunPower Nearing Completion On 579 MW Solar Star Project — “World’s Largest Solar Power Plant”

One of the top solar energy companies in the world, SunPower, is close to completing what will be the “world’s largest solar power plant” in Southern California, according to recent reports. The 579 megawatt (MW) Solar Star project is now mostly¬†online, and is on track for “substantial completion” during Q2, based on recent comments made […]

February 28th