Ecotricity enters UK domestic solar market

Green power provider Ecotricity has bought the UK home rooftop business of US solar giant SunEdison. The latter company has built a portfolio of nearly 1,000 rooftop solar installations under its ‘Energy Saving Plan’ in the UK. The service provided solar arrays at no upfront cost, with the potential of saving up to 15% on […]

‘Renewables to provide 100% power to US city’

A US city is expected to meet 100% of its electricity needs through renewable sources. Columbia currently sources 75% of its energy from wind farms, according to SunEdison. It will install a 2MW solar farm, which the company claims will provide 25% of the city’s energy needs. The Nixon Farm solar project will generate enough electricity to power 250 homes. […]

Utah to get 265MW solar farm

A solar farm with a capacity of 265MW will be built in Utah, US. The Three Cedars solar project is expected to produce enough electricity to power more than 36,000 homes. The project is expected to create around 250 jobs during construction and produce $17 million ($10.8m) in direct property and income taxes over 20 […]

Green firm installs solar systems on Indian rail

A renewable energy company has installed eight solar systems for a railway line in Delhi, India. The Badarpur-Faridabad Metro Line is claimed to be the first in the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) network to integrate solar into the design of the buildings. They have been built on the roofs of the stations and depot […]

Work begins on 156MW US solar farm

Construction of a 156MW solar farm in Colorado has started. The $1.5 billion (£0.96bn) Comanche Solar project is expected to generate more than 300GWh of energy per year – equivalent to powering around 30,000 homes. It will reduce more than 478 million tons of carbon emissions and is scheduled to be completed in the first […]

SunEdison forms $1bn fund to buy green assets

US renewable energy firm SunEdison has formed a $1 billion (£0.6bn) fund to buy operating assets. Called WSIP Warehouse, it will also be used for construction costs and managed by bank Goldman Sachs. TerraForm Power will own exclusive call rights of the renewable projects. Debt structuring will be led by Morgan Stanley, Bank of America […]

US college opens 3.2MW solar parking canopy

A solar parking canopy with a capacity of 3.2MW has been opened at a college in New England. It is said to be the largest of its kind in the region, covering 800-parking spaces at Bristol Community College’s Fall River Campus. It will generate more than 34 million kilowatt per hour of energy annually – enough to […]

US renewable giant snaps up UK company

A UK energy solutions provider has been snapped up by US renewable company SunEdison. Leicester-based Mark Group offers solar, heating and insulation technologies to around two million customers in the UK. The deal will allow SunEdison to offer additional energy products and services directly to consumers, the company said. Vikas Desai, SunEdison residential and small […]

Gamesa and SunEdison to co-develop wind farms

Gamesa and SunEdison have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to co-develop up to 1GW of wind energy projects by 2018. The companies will own 50% of each of their projects – which are likely to be in India and Mexico. SunEdison will buy the wind farms and finance them whilst Gamesa will supply the […]

India’s 1MW canal top solar system complete

The installation of a solar system over water canals has been completed in India. Energy company SunEdison built the 1MW facility on the banks of the Krishna River in the state of Karnataka. The company claims the new solar system will save water by shielding the canals from the direct sun and reducing evaporation. It also […]