Monthly Archives: August 2018

Canadian Solar Closes US$45 Million Financing with Natixis for Mexican Power Project

 Canadian Solar Inc. (the “Company”, or “Canadian Solar”) (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world’s largest solar power companies, today announced it has closed a US$45 million financing with Natixis, an arm of Groupe BPCE, the second largest banking group in France. Proceeds from the non-recourse financing will be used to construct the Company’s 68MWp solar power project in Aguascalientes, Mexico. Canadian Solar was awarded the Aguascalientes project during the 2016

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Alta Devices Modular, Lightweight and Highly Efficient Solar Cells Enabled Rapid Development and Deployment of Innovative FastBus Small Satellite Platform

A successful CubeSat mission by Twiggs Space Lab, LLC (TSL), NearSpace Launch, Inc. (NSL) and their launch logistics partner, NanoRacks LLC (NanoRacks), was powered by Alta Devices solar. The Asgardia-1 satellite was based on NSL’s FastBus platform and powered by approximately 24 watts of Alta solar cells. Launched in November 2017 on an Orbital ATK (now Northrop Grumman) cargo resupply mission, the

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TerraSmart introduces new TF3L utility-scale solar ground-mount system

TerraSmart, a leading innovator in custom ground mount solar solutions, recently introduced the latest edition to its racking portfolio, the TF3L.  Similar to TerraSmart’s other time-saving products such as the TF2P, the TF3 Landscape Racking System is designed to maximize construction efficiency on large-scale utility-solar sites thus saving the client from unnecessary civil work.  In addition, the TF3L accommodates more panels

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ENGIE, the leader of the last call for solar tenders with nearly 230 MW awarded, confirms its position as solar No. 1 in France

As part of the fourth session of the fourth call for solar tenders organised by the Energy regulatory commission, “CRE 4-4”, ENGIE, through its ENGIE Green, LANGA and Compagnie Nationale du Rhône subsidiaries, has won 25 photovoltaic projects in France, nearly 230 MW out of the 710 MW awarded. This is a new record of wins for the same operator.

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Valmont Acquires Majority Stake in Convert Italia SpA, a Leading Provider of Solar Tracker Solutions

Valmont Industries, Inc. (NYSE: VMI), a leading global provider of engineered products and services for infrastructure development and irrigation equipment and services for agriculture, today announced that it has acquired a majority ownership stake in Convert Italia SpA, a designer and provider of engineered solar tracker solutions. The transaction was funded with cash on hand. The Company expects the acquisition to

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France approves bids for 720 MW solar power projects

The French government has approved bids for 103 solar power projects with a total capacity of 720 megawatts, the energy minister said on Monday. The ground solar projects, which could provide power for around 100,000 homes annually, are part of the government’s plan announced in 2016 to add 3,000 MW of solar capacity to France’s energy mix by 2020. Energy

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