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11/23/2016 02:14:00 AM
The 1.4 MW solar and 6 MWh battery system will supply power to the 600 residents of Ta'u, replacing the island's diesel generators.
11/22/2016 10:50:00 AM
Solar cell and module manufacturer Taiwan Solar Energy Corp (TSEC) announced plans to increase its annual solar cell manufacturing capacity by 450 MW using finance it accrued through loans and new share issuances, while it is also planning to ...
11/22/2016 09:42:00 AM
The Swedish government is poised to introduce a 98% cut to a controversial tax on solar energy after receiving sustained criticism from environmentalists, reports Reuters.
11/22/2016 08:12:00 AM
Energy transition start-up Africa Green Tec has entered into a cooperation agreement with German energy storage systems manufacturer Tesvolt to deliver its lithium batteries alongside 50 solar containers, with a total capacity of 3 MWh, to 25 ...
11/22/2016 06:27:00 AM
South Korean solar firm posts revenue of $707.8 million for third quarter, generating gross profits of $140.5 million. Shipment volumes remain undisclosed, however.
11/22/2016 05:46:00 AM
The California-based solar loan provider for homeowners has added another substantial capital warehouse to its growing financial clout, this time a USD 250 million facility from Deutsche Bank, as it aims to have USD 1 billion available for solar ...
11/22/2016 04:11:00 AM
Chinese PV manufacturing giant, JinkoSolar, was chosen to supply its 72-cell solar modules to the North Star Solar project in Minnesota, U.S., which will be the largest solar plant in the American Midwest once it is connected to the grid later ...
11/22/2016 02:58:00 AM
The 75 MW River Bend Solar Energy Center represents a rare entry by TVA into the world of non-hydro renewable energy.
11/21/2016 11:41:00 AM
The acquisition unites two of the dominant software platforms in the clean-energy-software marketplace.
11/21/2016 10:26:00 AM
The largest residential solar developer is now officially part of Elon Musk's electric vehicle and battery empire.
11/21/2016 10:23:00 AM
The two energy storage solution companies have signed an agreement to enter into a strategic alliance, which will see Leclanché share its battery storage technologies with Zhejiang Narada Power Source, which will allow the two companies to ...
11/21/2016 09:02:00 AM
An extensive new report of the utility-scale solar operations and maintenance (O&M) market, by GTM Research and SoliChamba Consulting, projects that the market will have reached 182 GW by the end of 2016, and will have more than doubled to reach ...
11/21/2016 08:53:00 AM
Despite the gloom stemming from the UK's decision to scrap subsidies for large-scale solar and back nuclear energy, there are signs at London's EMEX 2016 show that the domestic solar sector is fighting back.
11/21/2016 07:40:00 AM
The Tier-1 Chinese solar company sees third quarter revenue contract 18.4% sequentially and 22.7% year-on-year due to tumbling module prices; shipments come in below guidance.
11/21/2016 06:11:00 AM
Private energy company TD Energy has announced plans to invest USD 80 million in a 40.8 MW PV project in the Zimbabwean town of Norton, with the goal of steering the country’s energy deficit solutions in the direction of renewable energy. ...
11/21/2016 04:56:00 AM
The Indian mining and energy firm, Adani, has secured land agreements to build two utility-scale solar PV plants in Australia, each with a capacity between 100 MW to 200 MW.
11/21/2016 04:20:00 AM
China National Complete Engineering Corporation (CCEC) will work alongside two Chinese solar companies, including GCL-SI, to develop a mammoth PV plant over 1 GW, at the site of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in Ukraine, which took place 30 ...
11/18/2016 11:15:00 AM
With the fallout from the U.S. election still hot on everybody's lips, news and speculation as to what The Donald might be planning with the solar industry was rife, but while the world’s eyes were fixed on the bizarre events taking place ...
11/18/2016 09:58:00 AM
Analyst's report reveals that India now has more than 10 GW of utility-scale, rooftop and off-grid solar PV installed nationwide, with the sector growing 137% this year alone. India on course to be world’s third largest solar market in 20 ...
11/18/2016 09:28:00 AM
The two companies say they are willing to sign a contract for TerraForm by December 6 to avoid an additional payment to bondholders under the consent solicitation.
11/18/2016 08:52:00 AM
The e-commerce giant has agreed to purchase energy from a further 180 MW of solar projects that will be developed by Dominion in Virginia, US, as Amazon looks to fuel 100% of its operations through renewable energy within the next ten years ...
11/18/2016 06:00:00 AM
The Grid Access Unit of South African power utility Eskom has praised the efforts of juwi and Sonnedix for their successful connection to the grid of the Mulilo-Sonnedix-Prieska PV project, which is believed to be the first PV project under ...
11/18/2016 04:43:00 AM
There are many uncertainties about what a Trump Administration will bring. But the impacts on solar may be less than many fear.
11/18/2016 04:09:00 AM
Once completed the project will be by far the largest PV plant in the country and one of the largest on the continent, as Enel looks to take advantage of the country’s push towards a more diversified energy mix.
11/17/2016 15:51:00 PM
Solar Roof and Panasonic solar panel gigafactory, here we come.
11/17/2016 08:27:00 AM
Growth in grid-connected energy storage represents a global opportunity for suppliers of energy storage inverter and power conversion system suppliers. Wider adoption will accelerate cost reduction, finds IHS Markit.
11/17/2016 07:16:00 AM
The South Korean solar company will provide modules and technical support to assist Asia Clean Capital's rooftop solar ventures in China.
11/16/2016 14:56:00 PM
While installers on the company’s online solar marketplace had previously offered loans, EnergySage will now being offering loans directly from three providers.
11/16/2016 09:56:00 AM
After five years of careful consideration, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management announced new rules governing the leasing of public lands for renewable energy projects.
11/16/2016 08:20:00 AM
Last year's Narendra Modi-driven goal to create an international solar alliance became a reality this week as more than 20 nations formally signed the framework agreement to set it on the path towards UN recognition
11/16/2016 07:20:00 AM
The International Energy Agency's World Energy Outlook 2016 identifies solar, wind and gas as the clear energy winners over the next 25 years as coal consumption flatlines.
11/16/2016 06:25:00 AM
The growing adoption of string inverters for utility-scale solar plants was a hot topic at Huawei's FusionSolar Conference in Lyon, France, earlier in the month, as market analysts predict that high-power and high-voltage string inverters are ...
11/16/2016 05:57:00 AM
The Tier-1 solar company once again posted world-leading module shipments of 1,606 MW, generating revenue of $855 million. However, both metrics were down on Q2 despite soaring against Q3 2015.
11/16/2016 05:01:00 AM
The European Commission confirmed yesterday that JinkoSolar, JA Solar, Wuxi Suntech, Risen Energy, and Phono Solar are now withdrawn from the minimum import price undertaking for solar components imported into the EU.
11/16/2016 03:18:00 AM
Anhui and Henan provinces have both warned that PV plants either completed or under construction under the First Built First (FBF) principle may not be granted scale index, arousing further concern over the uncertainty of China's PV benchmark ...
11/15/2016 14:26:00 PM
GTM Research expects the declining market share of residential solar leasing and power purchase agreements to continue in coming years, with loans and direct purchases overtaking third-party solar as the dominant market in 2017.
11/15/2016 10:02:00 AM
The Chinese solar manufacturer has agreed to buy a 51% stake in residential solar business, Forum (Asia), as the company begins to come good on its plans to expand into the downstream side of the industry.
11/11/2016 09:10:00 AM
pv magazine has joined forces with EnergySage to drill down on the residential and C&I solar markets - and we’d love to get your perspective.
11/11/2016 08:08:00 AM
Trump up the volume: there was no escaping The Donald this week as the U.S. presidential election rocked the world, and with it, the solar sector. Other stuff happened too. Promise.
11/11/2016 07:17:00 AM
"When Australia makes a commitment to a global agreement, we follow through and that is exactly what we are doing," said Malcolm Turnbull after government announced plan to ratify Paris Agreement by end of year.
11/11/2016 06:44:00 AM
The largest PV plant in Latin America began commercial operation last week after a 13-month construction period.
11/11/2016 05:33:00 AM
The Swiss power producer ups revenues and EBITDA year-over-year for Q3, one time impairment expense of $75.7 million on Chileasn solar write-down sees net loss soar, however.
11/11/2016 04:27:00 AM
British solar technology pioneer acquires former thin-film production site of Bosch Solar in Brandenburg an der Havel, and will equip fab with pilot-scale capacity for perovskite wafers.
11/11/2016 03:50:00 AM
Third party U.S. residential PV provider raises its outlook for the year after posting solid revenue and deployment figures in its third quarter financials.
11/10/2016 14:13:00 PM
The Canadian asset manager has proposed to either take over as the sponsor or buy the company outright.
11/10/2016 10:46:00 AM
SunPower reported impressive operational results, but continued losses and warned of impacts over the next few quarters as it copes with intense module price pressures.
11/10/2016 09:47:00 AM
Ofgem and the UK Government have announced a call for views on how a smarter and more flexible energy system could create better value for the country’s energy customers. Ofgem estimates that smarter energy use could benefit both consumers ...
11/10/2016 07:29:00 AM
The German EPC contractor for solar developments has announced solid financial results for the third quarter of the year, with yearly growth in revenues, EBIT and gross margin, which the company puts down to its presence in growing markets around ...
11/10/2016 05:59:00 AM
Almost 2.5 GW of solar projects have been submitted to the Netherland's autumn SDE+ tender round. The SDE+ autumn round has a budget of €5 billion available to renewable energy projects, with the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs announcing ...
11/10/2016 05:23:00 AM
Representing 23% of gross residential megawatts booked in the third quarter, SolarCity loan and cash sales helped drive a 76% revenue increase year-over-year as company exceeds 300,000 solar customers.
11/10/2016 05:23:00 AM
A study conducted by German market researcher EuPD Research found that a shocking number of British PV customers and prospective customers are unaware that energy storage solutions are available to go alongside PV arrays, which is damaging the ...
11/10/2016 05:16:00 AM
The Israeli power electronics company posts revenue for the quarter ended September 30 of $128.5 million, which is both a sequential and year-on-year growth, while operating income reaches $18.2 million.
11/10/2016 04:58:00 AM
The 9.1 MWh plant was a joint venture by Asunim and Pheonix Solar for Akfen Renewable Energies, and is not only now the largest PV plant in Turkey, but is the first fully licensed plant outside of the 1 MW limits.
11/10/2016 03:20:00 AM
The German solar inverter specialist reports 3.2% year-on-year sales increase to the end of Q3, while operating earnings increase considerably against same period last year. CEO warns of unknowns of Trump presidency, and rails against Chinese ...
11/09/2016 10:08:00 AM
Gian Paolo Fedrigo, CEO of Italian backsheet specialist Coveme, discusses the company's R&D strategy, product innovation, and plans for the growing Indian market.
11/09/2016 08:52:00 AM
Germany's Fraunhofer ISE has collaborated with Austrian company EV Group to achieve the record-breaking efficiency for silicon-based multi-junction solar cells.
11/09/2016 08:01:00 AM
The installation is the largest solar plant in India to use tracker technology and was commissioned six months ahead of schedule, Adani Group confirmed.
11/09/2016 07:16:00 AM
Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (Masen) leads way with 1.15 billion dirham bond for three projects that will form part of the 170 MW Noor PV 1 solar project.
11/09/2016 06:43:00 AM
The second Contracts for Difference auction for renewables has been announced for April 2017, chief focus of GBP 290 million funding pot to be less established technologies as solar once more misses out.
11/09/2016 04:46:00 AM
While those within the U.S. are understandably nervy after Trump's victory, global observers have taken a more sanguine view on the potential impact of his Presidency on solar markets.
11/09/2016 03:48:00 AM
The latest 750 MW solar tender by the Solar Corporation of India (SECI) is likely to see tariffs dip below INR 4/kWh for the first time ever, with desire growing to see further fall in rates.
11/09/2016 02:07:00 AM
The results of the 2016 U.S. Presidential and Senate Elections are a worst-case scenario for the U.S. solar industry, and no federal support is safe.
11/08/2016 16:49:00 PM
The residential solar installer is still struggling following SunEdison’s failed acquisition, but reported record low prices and improved results.
11/08/2016 12:18:00 PM
TerraForm Power has sent a draft settlement agreement to SunEdison creditors under which claims would be settled, noting that it prefers a collaborative process.
11/08/2016 11:21:00 AM
Swiss PV technology provider Meyer Burger has announced a recapitalization program that will see the company issue CHF160 million in new shares to ensure the repayment of a CHF130 million bond due in 2017, adjust the conditions of a second CHF100 ...
11/08/2016 09:04:00 AM
The U.S. distributed solar provider has secured another healthy chunk of finance to go towards the installation of 123 MW of residential solar, as the company continues to steady the ship after the trauma of its failed merger with SunEdison ...
11/08/2016 08:32:00 AM
It is not clear at this time if Tesla plans to apply Grohmann Engineering’s automation expertise to either the SolarCity PV module factory or the Tesla/Panasonic battery factory.
11/08/2016 07:23:00 AM
The announcements are due to be made at the Middle East Solar Industry Association's (MESIA) Jordan/Palestine Solar Energy Trade Mission next week, although there are scant details available about the projects, which are likely to be undertaken ...
11/08/2016 05:57:00 AM
IBC Solar has completed 23.5 MW of projects across eight sites in Germany. The PV power plants were developed under Germany's large-scale solar tender program and will receive the full FIT awarded under the tender process, as they have been ...
11/08/2016 05:41:00 AM
India's intriguing canal solar program is well underway, as 11 MW of grid-connected solar PV on canal banks and canal tops has now been commissioned, all the while Mercom Capital research shows that 1,965 MW of a targeted 12,000 MW of solar ...
11/08/2016 03:58:00 AM
The German inverter manufacturer has reached the impressive landmark of installing 10 GW of solar inverters across North America, after an incredible installed capacity increase of 33% in less than a year, all the while Chinese competitors challenge ...
11/07/2016 09:59:00 AM
The competition to fund these races comes as Commissioner Tobin is found to be soliciting money for his side job.
11/04/2016 09:15:00 AM
Move over Elon. Mercedes-Benz Energy Americas has entered the wide-open U.S. EV+storage market, cherry-picking former sonnen USA CEO Boris von Bormann to lead the charge.
11/04/2016 09:11:00 AM
As reported earlier this week, the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI) is to invest $1 billion over the next ten years in the development and deployment of innovative low emissions technologies. Funds unlikely to find their way towards renewable ...
11/04/2016 08:17:00 AM
A week that began on a Tesla high was largely able to maintain its positivity as good news stories from India, Canada and even the fossil fuel industry rolled in. Europe, however, pierced the optimism somewhat.
11/04/2016 05:29:00 AM
Energy analysts at leading investment bank predict state of South Australia could easily beat aspirational target of 50% renewables by 2025, reaching 85% mark by 2020 and possibly as much as 95% by 2025.
11/04/2016 04:51:00 AM
The government of the western Canadian province has vowed to “set clear timelines” to develop solar and wind projects, so renewable energy accounts for 30% of the provincial energy mix by 2030.
11/04/2016 04:37:00 AM
Almost a year after the historic COP21 summit, the Paris Agreement today entered into being as focus now switches from promises and pledges, to action.
11/04/2016 04:06:00 AM
The Renewable Energy Association this week hosted six Indian MPs in London to discuss ways of accelerated the deployment of decentralized renewable energy in India.
11/04/2016 01:27:00 AM
The two companies have agreed to jointly fund and develop renewable-energy projects together in China.
11/03/2016 09:39:00 AM
Project co-owner Dominion reports that the Four Brothers and Three Cedars solar projects were completed “on time and on budget” in September.
11/03/2016 08:59:00 AM
Manz has signed a framework agreement with unnamed "leading companies" that will see a new R&D company formed to take over the operation of its CIGS research and small-scale production facility.
11/03/2016 07:40:00 AM
The Dubai-based developer signs PPA initiative to construct 100 MW solar farm in Sokoto in 2018, with two further 100 MW plants to follow in 2019.
11/03/2016 05:08:00 AM
The Germans battery maker plans to raise that amount from the sale of shares in the company on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange as it seeks to grow into the energy storage market.
11/03/2016 04:34:00 AM
Touted as a solar market to watch in the coming years, Irish politician Denis Naughten has poured cold water over hopes of further government support, suggesting subsidies could lead to excessive electricity bill increases.
11/03/2016 03:49:00 AM
All federal government buildings will source their electricity from renewable energy sources within the next eight years.
11/03/2016 02:46:00 AM
The South Asian country’s cumulative installed renewables capacity has reached 1.135 GW, according to local media outlets.
11/02/2016 23:36:00 PM
The government is targeting 1.52GW of PV capacity additions through the middle of 2018, with cumulative installations to hit 20GW by 2025, according to EnergyTrend.
11/02/2016 16:43:00 PM
The thin-film solar maker and developer continues to report significant increases in its module efficiency, as it moves towards more module-only sales.
11/02/2016 08:58:00 AM
News agency reports that chief executives from BP, Shell, Total, Statoil, Repsol, Eni and Saudi Aramco to announce investment fund for renewable energy development as oil industry steps up role in climate change fight.
11/02/2016 08:23:00 AM
Facing a lawsuit in the region of $1 billion filed by polysilicon producer Hemlock Semiconductor Corporation, the Chinese Tier 1 solar company has today reached a settlement at the Supreme Court of the State of New York.
11/02/2016 08:21:00 AM
The Japanese company posted net income of JPY 36,153 million ($350 million) in the first half of fiscal 2017, partly due to the weakness of its solar business.
11/02/2016 06:13:00 AM
The U.S. microinverters specialist stems recent downward trend, posting solid Q3 revenue of $88.7 million and increasing microinverter shipments to 869,000. AC Battery rollout boosts performance.
11/02/2016 05:36:00 AM
The U.S. solar power developer offloads monitoring platform skytron to Germany-based Liberta Partners for an undisclosed sum.
11/02/2016 04:51:00 AM
Report by the Guardian reveals leaked impact assessment models that suggest solar and wind power could lose status as a priority source of power on European electricity grids.
11/02/2016 03:52:00 AM
The Norwegian-based polysilicon maker posts third quarter revenue of $50.9 million and cites disruption of China trade spat with U.S., plus expiration of the Chinese FIT, as reasons for lowered margins.
11/02/2016 03:08:00 AM
Elon Musk and Lyndon Rive are arguing that SolarCity will bring cash in to Tesla's balance sheet, while shareholders wait for the solar installer’s results call.
11/01/2016 10:36:00 AM
The Norwegian solar developer, along with investment fund KLP Norfund Investments, has signed a power purchase agreement to develop a landmark 40 MW solar PV plant in the African nation, making it the first ever large-scale solar development ...
11/01/2016 10:07:00 AM
General Frame Agreement signed with EPC ELSE Enerji Ltd. for the delivery of string and central inverters for PV projects to be realized within one year.
11/01/2016 09:20:00 AM
Analysis by Bloomberg New Energy Finance projects Indian renewables sector to grow by at least 10 GW next year as investments pour into large-scale solar, rooftop solar and off-grid sectors.