20/10/16: Florida Amendment 1 opponents condemn utility duplicity

Recording reveals a strategy to “destroy free-market energy” in the state using “deceptive” practices to fool voters, according to advocacy group Floridians for Solar Choice.

Trina Solar modules used at carport array at Weeze airport in Germany. Image: Gottfried Evers

20/10/16: Trina Solar modules installed on 4 MW solar carport system

The large array has been installed at the Airport Weeze in Germany, using Trina Solar's record-breaking Honey series of modules, which are now feeding the local grid and supplying electricity to the airport.

United PV's purchase of the 40 MW Shandong plant is the latest in a series of acquisitions as the company looks to expand. Image: SkySolar

20/10/16: United Photovoltaics announces acquisition of 40 MW plant in Shandong

United Photovoltaics Group has completed its acquisition of the entire equity interest in Haiyang-Xin Shunfeng Photovoltaic Technology Co. Ltd.

Addis Ababa in Ethiopia. Image: Simisa

20/10/16: Solar PV in Ethiopia: A state of flux

Expectations for solar PV in Ethiopia have increased significantly over the last few months, with formal discussions taking place over a PV tender. However, the government's recent declaration of a state of emergency, which is...

Chile Atacama desert 100 MW array.

20/10/16: Success for solar in electricity auctions in Latin America

The drop of solar module prices has been key to the competitiveness of solar energy in international electricity auctions over the last year.

Module overcapacity on a global scale is putting downward pressure on prices.

20/10/16: Overcapacities and subsidy cuts prompt falling prices around the world

Globalization is a fact of life in the solar PV industry as much of the production of modules and other key PV system components takes place in China, only to then be shipped across the seas to customers in other continents.

SolarCity rooftop array. Flickr image by orngejuglr.

20/10/16: Stunning price falls could spark another gold rush for US solar PV market

A Deutsche Bank report has predicted "sharp declines" in US solar module and inverter prices that it says could drive payback periods down to less than five years and spark a "final 'gold rush'" in the American residential,...

8minutenergy's 50 MW Chocolate Mountain solar PV plant in California. Image: 8minutenergy

20/10/16: 8minutenergy announces capital raise to support 5.5 GW PV pipeline

The California-based solar developer is looking to take advantage of a growing U.S. PV market, by raising capital on its near shovel-ready projects, which the company believes have a value in excess of USD 1 billion.

GCL New Energy project. Image: GCL New Energy

20/10/16: GCL New Energy selling USD 14 million of PV equipment to China Finance

The solar PV manufacturing equipment will be sold to China Finance in two separate transactions, and will then be leased back to two separate subsidiaries of the GCL New Energy group, as the company looks to raise capital to...

Solar rooftop installation in UK.

20/10/16: UK: Latest poll puts public support for solar at 83%

The ComRes poll commissioned by climate change charity 10:10 shows solar PV is favored renewable technology of 83% of the population, but only 10% of those polled believe more than half of population is supports it.

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20/10/16: Swinerton, D.E. Shaw complete the largest solar plant in the Midwest

Xcel Energy will buy power from the 100 MW-AC North Star Solar facility in Minnesota.

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20/10/16: Introducing Onyx Solar Building Integrated Photovoltaic glass solar solutions in North America

Belnor Engineering is proud to announce the launch of our latest innovative renewable energy solution, Onyx Solar, offering transparent and colourful photovoltaic glass, the only building material in the global market which pays...

By: Onyx Solar

20/10/16: Ascent Solar secures new funding

Ascent Solar enters into a Securities Purchase Agreement with a new accredited investor for the private placement of $1 million.

By: Ascent Solar

20/10/16: The Renewables Academy AG (RENAC)'s mobile exhibition explains grid integration of renewables

The Renewables Academy AG (RENAC)'s mobile exhibition "Grid Integration of Renewables" was presented at the "2nd Thai-German Community-based Renewable Energy Conference 2016" in Bangkok (Thailand) which was organised jointly by...

By: Renewables Academy AG (RENAC)

19/10/16: Follow Farmers: the path to nearly 2 megawatts of solar

Follow Farmers is the story of how Farmers Electric Cooperative in the small Iowa town of Kalona installed nearly 2 MW of solar.

By: Follow Farmers

19/10/16: TrinaBEST and MPower announce strategic partnership

TrinaBEST will work through MPower to distribute residential energy storage products and bespoke solutions in Australia and New Zealand.

By: TrinaBEST

19/10/16: IBC Solar and solarSTEP build one of the largest PV rooftop systems in Saxony-Anhalt for Arvato SCM Solutions

Distribution centre in Halle generates 70 percent of its electricity with photovoltaics.

By: IBC Solar

19/10/16: Vikram launches strategic cooperation to enter the Finnish market

TIER 1 solar module manufacturer Vikram Solar has entered into a strategic partnership with Finnwind, making the system integrator, manufacturer and installer of renewable energy systems the exclusive supplier of Vikram Solar...

By: Vikram Solar

18/10/16: Apricum secures new investor Habdank for German ASEAN Power highlighting strong interest in Southeast Asia’s solar potential

Apricum – The Cleantech Advisory, acting as financial advisor to its client Southeast Asian solar developer German ASEAN Power, successfully brings in a key long-term strategic partner, underlining the keen interest in Southeast...

By: Apricum

18/10/16: PV provides access to energy, promote global energy evolution

With the Paris Agreement coming into effect on November 4 this year, developing low-carbon and clean energy has become a global acknowledgement. The Beijing Bulletin released during the past G20 Energy Ministers Meeting...

By: Zonergy

18/10/16: Boosting renewables in cities is vital to achieve climate and development goals

IRENA analysis of more than 3,500 cities charts course to increase renewable energy in urban settings


18/10/16: CFV Solar Test Laboratory announces PANOpt: proprietary PAN file optimization software leveraging CFV's complete portfolio of performance testing services

CFV’s new proprietary PANOpt software enables precise optimization of PAN files for manufacturers of all types of PV module technologies (c-Si, a-Si, CdTe, CIGS), improving simulated yield estimates from PVSyst and other PV...

By: CFV Solar Test Laboratory

18/10/16: Global renewable energy certificates market: Increased focus on green energy electricity production to drive demand

The global market for renewable energy certificates (REC) is likely to witness a robust rise in the coming years, states a report by Transparency Market Research (TMR). The study is titled, “Renewable Energy Certificates Market -...

By: Transparency Market Research

18/10/16: Apricum secures new investor Habdank for German ASEAN power highlighting strong interest in Southeast Asia's solar potential

Apricum – The Cleantech Advisory, acting as financial advisor to its client Southeast Asian solar developer German ASEAN Power, successfully brings in a key long-term strategic partner, underlining the keen interest in Southeast...

By: Apricum

17/10/16: Huawei assists ET Solar Group in constructing 1 GW smart PV plants around the world

ET Solar Group signed a cooperation agreement with Huawei in Shenzhen, China. Huawei will assist ET Solar Group in constructing 1 GW PV plants around the world within the next year, aiming to push the integration process of...

By: Huawei/ET Solar

17/10/16: Brave releases new C1 metallization screen

Brave C&H company has released its latest generation of metallization printing screens. The company says the new C1 screen will improve cell efficiency by playing the mesh angle at 0 degree angle.

By: Brave C&H Co.

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