05/02/16: Iran to pay 35% premium for solar, wind plants with domestic content

Iran will authorize 1 GW of solar and wind contracts in March and plans to put 5 GW online over the next decade.

05/02/16: IHS: U.S. market boosts inverter sales for SMA, SolarEdge

Both SMA Solar Technology AG and SolarEdge have reported strong quarterly results in recent weeks, which IHS Technology credits with their position in the U.S. inverter market.

Commercial installation, England.

05/02/16: UK: Commercial rooftop PV can still be profitable, says industry

Following the U.K. government's cuts for all forms of solar subsidy, the PV industry makes the case that rooftop PV, especially commercial, can still be a profitable investment.

Yingli solar PV production.

05/02/16: Yingli receives $300m state-backed loan to ease restructuring process

The Tier-1 Chinese solar developer has secured a loan of approximately CNY 2 billion from the Chinese National Development Bank to help the firm pay down its debts.

Digitalized, decentralized and smarter: the solutions that could solve Europe's solar bottleneck.

05/02/16: London: Europe's next wave of solar needs to be smart

Solar power is at the forefront of a smarter energy sector, but to enable a new wave of PV installations in Europe, solar needs new regulatory frameworks that value flexibility, says the Smart Energy UK and Europe conference in...

Abengoa currently owns a 20% stake in the 100 MW Shams solar plant in the UAE.

05/02/16: Abengoa looking to offload stake in UAE's Shams 1 CSP solar farm

The Spanish renewables company is seeking to sell its 20% share in the CSP solar plant as it seeks to raise $335 million of liquidity to satisfy circling creditors.

PV module production, China.

05/02/16: China: NEA data puts cumulative PV capacity at 43.2 GW

Statistics from National Energy Administration echo those published in January by state news agency Xinhua, confirming China is now the world's largest market for installed solar PV capacity.

SolarEdge's record revenues for fiscal Q2 were a 70% increase in the space of a year, driven largely by growth in the U.S. market.

05/02/16: SolarEdge fiscal Q2 sales surge 70% Y/Y on US growth

The power optimizer specialists post record revenue of $124.8 million for the fiscal second quarter of 2016, shipping 416 MW of inverters to exceed market expectations.

04/02/16: Morocco inaugurates 160 MW solar CSP plant as first phase of Noor complex

While the World Bank says that the Noor 1 plant will bring down the cost of concentrating solar power, the future of the technology does not look promising.

Karnataka is looking to ramp up its solar activity

04/02/16: India’s Karnataka plans for 3 GW of solar

Three GW of new solar PV projects have been announced for the Indian state of Karnataka. The government has approved a 2 GW plant by Karnataka Solar Power Development Corp. Ltd, while Adani is said to be planning a 1 GW project.

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05/02/16: The pv magazine weekly news digest

The solar big guns were out in force this week as changes to the U.S. net metering landscape rolled into Nevada. Elsewhere, China proved its PV prowess, Japan saw a shakeup and Germany confirmed its relative demise.

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05/02/16: Magnolia Solar and Ecoark Sign Merger Agreement

Plan for Name Change to Ecoark Holdings and Migration to a National U.S. Stock Exchange

By: Magnolia Solar

05/02/16: Ascent Solar's EnerPlex Recognized for Excellence in Digital Communication

Wins Three AVA Digital Awards From the Association of Marketing & Communication Professionals

By: Ascent Solar

05/02/16: SunGreen Systems Completes Construction of 183 kW Solar PV System and Sustainable LED Lighting for Mortech Manufacturing

Combination of LED Lights and Solar Power Results in Green Lighting System with Substantial Energy Savings.

By: SunGreen Systems

05/02/16: Legend Solar Achieves 400 Percent Growth in 2015, Among Other Milestones

Legend Solar achieved nearly $15 million in revenue growth last year, expanded operations to Northern Utah, and achieved Master Dealer status with SunPower.

By: Legend Solar

05/02/16: Great River Energy, Wright-Hennepin Cooperative Partner on Large-Scale Solar Project

Great River Energy is currently developing a large-scale solar project to provide energy to its member cooperative Wright-Hennepin Cooperative Electric Association (WH), based in Rockford.

By: Great River Energy

05/02/16: SPI Energy Expands Its Electric Vehicle Rental Business in Southern China

SPI Energy Co., a global provider of photovoltaic (PV) solutions for business, residential, government and utility customers and investors, today announced that its majority-owned subsidiary, Beijing Yiwei New Energy Technology...

By: SPI Energy Co.

05/02/16: UGE Closes Acquisition of Endura Energy

UGE International Ltd. today closed the acquisition of all the issued and outstanding shares of Endura Energy Project Corp., a Toronto-based renewable energy company.

By: UGE International Ltd.

05/02/16: Smart Energy Storage System, sonnenBatterie, is ready for Hawaii with HECO approval

First installers already partnered with award winning, smart lithium storage system.

By: sonnen

05/02/16: Professor Marko Topic is Conference General Chairman of EU PVSEC

EU PVSEC 2016 retains its traditional international format.


05/02/16: Bristol City Council connects a 1.8 MWp solar farm in Avonmouth

Bristol City Council connects a 1.8 MWp solar farm in Avonmouth

By: Benu Energy Limited

04/02/16: OST supports solar in India

OST Energy (OST), the leading technical advisor for wind, solar and storage initiatives, has announced that it has opened an office in New Delhi, India, to support its increasing work in the Indian renewable development market.

By: OST Energy

04/02/16: Ygrene Energy Fund partners with Solar Roof Dynamics to bring affordable financing to rooftop solar in California

Ygrene Energy Fund Inc. announced today a strategic partnership with Solar Roof Dynamics LLC, a premier distributor of best-in-class solar solutions for California's roofing industry.

By: Ygrene Energy Fund

04/02/16: Harworth powers on with major renewable energy expansion

Harworth Estates, the UK property regeneration company owned by Harworth Group plc, has expanded its portfolio of renewable energy projects, with four further schemes now operating and four others in the pipeline.

By: Harworth

04/02/16: Canadian Solar to supply 60 MWp of PV modules and power stations for Southgate solar project

Canadian Solar Inc. today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Canadian Solar Solutions Inc., has secured contracts to supply 50 MW AC (60 MW DC) of MaxPower CS6X Ontario-made solar panels and 30 medium voltage power...

By: Canadian Solar

04/02/16: World Energy Council announces new partnership with Arup

The World Energy Council has formed a new partnership with Arup who has recently signed an agreement to be a Project Supporter for the World Energy Scenarios flagship study.

By: World Energy Council

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