26/07/16: Argentina to hold 1 GW renewable energy auction in October

Definitive rules for the auction have been published, along with a new timetable. Bids will be selected in October. The quota for 300 MW of PV projects has been maintained.

ET Solar HQ.

26/07/16: ET Solar seeks joint overseas opportunities with Longi

ET Solar, a China based provider of smart solar energy solutions, announced in Shanghai yesterday that it is to set up a joint venture with Longi Silicon to explore overseas opportunities.

SunPower modules in situ.

26/07/16: SunPower settles Philippines wafer dispute for $50.5 million

In an SEC filing, the U.S. renewables company has settled a monocrystalline wafer supply dispute with a Philippines subcontractor for a sum of $50.5 million.

Degruss mine solar array

26/07/16: CEFC increases investments 73% YoY, steps up participation in new green capital products

Australia's Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) has strengthened its role in creating new clean energy capital products. Increasing its annual investment figure to AU$837 million in the Australian financial year 2015-16,...

Gaza City.

26/07/16: Palestine clears way for inaugural 5.7 MW solar plant on the West Bank

Palestinian Authority's Energy Ministry grants license for the first solar park to be developed on the West Bank. Dutch firm Gigawatt Global Cooperatief UA will partner with Palestine's Rack Tech to build the plant.

Kinney County in Texas.

26/07/16: Phoenix Solar secures EPC contract for 19.6 MW Texan solar plant

U.S. subsidiary of the German-headquartered solar developer awarded the rights to develop the single-axis tracking solar plant in Texas. Energy produced will be consumed by the U.S. military.

Module inspection at JA Solar fab.

26/07/16: JA Solar hits 7 GW of mono PV module shipments

The past ten years have seen the Chinese Tier-1 solar company ship more than 7 GW of monocrystalline PV modules globally, data shows.

Andre Borschberg (left) celebrates with Bertrand Piccard (right) after the pilot touched down in Abu Dhabi early this morning to complete the record-breaking round-the-world-flight.

26/07/16: Cell of an achievement: Solar Impulse aircraft completes historic journey

Jubilant scenes as Bertrand Piccard touches down in Abu Dhabi to complete the Solar Impulse 2's round-the-world flight powered by the sun.

26/07/16: Washington D.C. raises renewable energy mandate to 50% by 2032 with 5% solar carve-out

The nation’s capital now has the fifth-most-aggressive RPS policy in the nation. As part of the new program the city plans to install solar PV on 100,000 homes where low-income families live.

25/07/16: Portugal processes licenses for 2 GW of solar PV without subsidies

180 MW of solar projects have been authorized under the market system in the south of the nation. Additionally, 68 licenses for solar projects are being processed, which total more than 2 GW of potential.

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26/07/16: Hemlock claims $793.5 million in damages from SolarWorld

SolarWorld could face bankruptcy as a result of its polysilicon supply dispute with Hemlock. The U.S. polysilicon supplier is claiming up to $793.5 million in damages, in court documents acquired by Reuters today.

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26/07/16: Sungrow’s 4 MW Project in Ukraine successfully connected to grid

Sungrow, the world’s largest PV inverter manufacturer, announces the successful connection to the grid of a 4MW project in extremely harsh conditions. The project uses Sungrow’s SG60KTL string inverter and is located in the...

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26/07/16: Lumax Energy equips ABB headquarters with Renusol mounting solution for solar microgrid installation

The South African wholesaler Lumax Energy has equipped the national headquarters of ABB, the global leader in power and automation technology, with a mounting solution for its 756 kWp solar microgrid installation.

By: Renusol

26/07/16: Solar-Log SCADA controlled 5.6MW rooftop solar PV portfolio

Canada-based solar wholesale distributor and EPC, Frankensolar Americas Inc., is working with the Solar Income Fund to deploy solar PV plants on 25 elementary and secondary schools owned by Canada's Greater Essex District County...

By: Solar Data Systems

26/07/16: Solar-Log WEB-4U – Minimize time and effort - Increase customer satisfaction

With the Solar-Log WEB-4U, Solare Datensysteme GmbH (SDS) offers its customers special services relating to the Solar-Log™ WEB "Commercial Edition" web portal. With this, SDS proves its strength in the service sector...

By: Solare Datensysteme GmbH

25/07/16: Japan- JV juwi Shizen Energy Inc. builds 14 MW solar plant in north of Honshu Island

Construction has just started / Site located on former golf course in the city of Ishinomaki (Miyagi prefecture) / Clean solar power to 4,400 households.

By: juwi-Shizen Energy

25/07/16: CleanFund and Soligent partner to help installers sell more commercial solar systems

CleanFund is the #1 direct provider of long-term PACE financing exclusively for commercial properties in the U.S. Soligent is the #1 pure play distributor of solar systems, financing and technology in the U.S.

By: CleanFund

25/07/16: Green Housing Complex for farmworkers opens in Soledad

Carport's solar electric system to offset all common area electricity usage, majority of tenant's usage.

By: Sun Light &Power

22/07/16: HeliosLite/THEnergy white paper: Disruptive 1.5-axis trackers improve on-site solar power generation for hotels and resorts

A development partnership with Club Med for HeliosLite’s first tracking system has provided valuable information for optimizing the novel energy solution for hotels and solar-diesel hybrid microgrids.

By: HeliosLite/THEnergy

22/07/16: Solar Frontier provides solar panels to help keep Bolivia's Uyuni Salt Flats clean

Projecto YOSI: achieving environmental protection and sustainable tourism.

By: Solar Frontier

22/07/16: Quercus and Swiss Life Asset Managers announce the acquisition of two PV plants in Italy with a combined capacity of c. 7.3MW

Quercus Assets Selection and Swiss Life Asset Managers announce the successful acquisition of two ground-mounted solar PV plants with a capacity of 6.5MW and 0.77MW respectively, located in the Molise Region, Italy.

By: Quercus

20/07/16: Optimum Tracker selected by Solairedirect to build Senegal’s biggest power plant

30MW, this is the biggest solar project with construction expected to start this fall in Senegal, contributing to the government’s objective to diversify its energetic mix while participating to the local economic development.

By: Optimum Tracker

20/07/16: Alterra Power agrees to acquire 20 MW solar portfolio

Reaches an agreement with Inovateus Solar LLC to acquire an 80% ownership interest in a two-project 20 MWDC portfolio of solar farms in the Midwestern United States.

By: Alterra Power

20/07/16: Optimum Tracker selected by Solairedirect to build Senegal's biggest power plant

At 30MW, this is the biggest solar project with construction expected to start this fall in Senegal, contributing to the government's objective to diversify its energetic mix while participating to the local economic development.

By: Optimum Tracker

20/07/16: STI Norland solar trackers obtain FINAME accreditation

STI Norland obtains FINAME code for its horizontal single axis solar trackers, STI-H1250 (multi-row) and STI-H160 (single-row), by the National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES).

By: STI Norland

20/07/16: Electrovaya signs working capital facility loan agreement with one of canada's largest banks

Facility will support Electrovaya's growing business and working capital needs for its recently announced customer agreements.

By: Electrovaya

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