09/02/16: U.S. President Obama seeks to double federal clean energy R&D spending

A proposal put forward by President Obama would increase clean energy R&D from $6.4 billion to $12.8 billion by 2021, however the budget must be agreed with the opposition Republican Party.

09/02/16: Renewables reach 17.8% of French electricity consumption in 2015

France’s grid operator reports that the nation has reached 6.19 GW of solar PV, enough to meet 1.6% of electricity demand.

California Enfinity solar PV plant

09/02/16: IHS: Global solar PV pipeline surpasses 200 GW

The extension of the ITC in the U.S. has bolstered the country's PV sector, leading to the biggest growth in the global pipeline. Around the world, the trend towards increased system sizes is apparent, with two-thirds of the...

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09/02/16: Japan: Green transport ship sets sail with Solar Frontier CIS panels

"This is one example of the greater role that solar energy has to play in our future, supporting an ever broader range of technologies in a wider range of industries," says Solar Frontier CEO Atsuhiko Hirano.

09/02/16: SolarEdge ships 10 millionth power optimizer

Israeli PV inverter and optimizer specialist shipped half of its 10 million power optimizers in 2015, reaching the 10 million milestone after just six years of commercial shipments.

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09/02/16: Ikea halts sales of solar PV in UK

The Swedish furniture and home accessories giant has been an avid proponent of clean energy, but following drastic cuts in the U.K.’s solar subsidies, it has decided to stop selling solar systems in the country.

Solarcentury PV plant with sheep

09/02/16: Europe: Solar market grows 15% in 2015

While demand for solar systems has declined or remained flat in most of European countries, the United Kingdom's muscular solar growth led to a dramatic increase in demand for Europe as a whole.

Panasonic HIT cell

09/02/16: Panasonic to suspend PV cell assembly amid declining demand

Panasonic Corp. is set to suspend operations at one of its PV cell plants for several months amid dwindling demand, Japanese news agency Kyodo reported Tuesday.

Maharashtra, India

09/02/16: India: 50 MW Maharashtra tender attracts one bidder

Interest in solar auctions continue to wane in India in the face of reduced tariffs. In Maharashtra, a major tender failed to attract enough bids and it will now be held anew.

Solar PV and a Japanese geisha.

09/02/16: Japan solar auctions approved by cabinet

Japanese cabinet approves changes to clean energy incentive program that will include the introduction of a solar auction scheme from April next year, based on recommendations outlined by METI.

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10/02/16: SolarCity reports strong Q4 results, resumes focus on growth

The largest U.S. residential solar company installed a record 272 MW during Q4, with a record low cost of US$2.71 per watt. With ITC extension, SolarCity has changed its strategy and will continue to pursue a larger market share.

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09/02/16: Applied Energy Technologies’ (AET) surpasses 1,000 units sold of its Rayport-I solar string inverter mounting solution

Applied Energy Technologies (AET), one of the top 10 solar racking companies in the United States, announces it has surpassed more than 1,000 units sold of its Rayport-I string inverter mounting solution.

By: Applied Energy Technologies

09/02/16: Sunverge announces next-generation energy storage system

Smaller size, new battery and power electronics options in fully integrated system.

By: Sunverge Energy

09/02/16: Atlantic Wind & Solar brings 320 KW utility-scale solar power plant online in Burlington, Ontario

The $2 million commercial rooftop installation, consisting of 1,488 panels, is expected to produce 7,900 megawatt hours of power over the next 20 years.

By: Atlantic Wind & Solar

09/02/16: Nautilus Solar Energy and Enphase Energy announce new collaboration

Leading companies serving solar industry combine efforts to provide full integrated asset management services.

By: Nautilus Solar Energy

09/02/16: Dominion Virginia Power, SunEnergy1 to install largest solar facility in Hampton Roads

More than 90,000 solar panels will be installed at new solar farm in Chesapeake. The 20MW facility will generate enough energy to power 5,000 homes.

By: Dominion Virginia Power

09/02/16: Luz en Casa pilot program gets underway in Peruvian Amazonia

FONDECYT, the National Fund of Scientific & Technological Development and Technological Innovation of Peru, has awarded ACCIONA Microenergia Peru a grant to develop an electricity delivery model, adapted to the Peruvian Amazonia,...

By: ACCIONA Microenergia Peru

09/02/16: American Solar Direct secures funding from Adenium Capital to continue growth and expansion

Adenium, a Dubai-based solar developer and investor, has been funding large-scale solar projects in the Middle East and Asia.

By: American Solar Direct

09/02/16: GPTech provides STATCOM solutions for 24 MW solar PV facility in Jordan

The solution allows in a simple way enable the plant to meet the requirements of the Jordan grid operator NEPCO.

By: GPTech

09/02/16: Multi-Contact MC4 connector given UL approval for 1500 volts

Increased application options

By: Multi-Contact AG

08/02/16: Canadian Solar energizes three solar power plants in Japan

The 6.2 MWp portfolio of projects include the 2.3 MWp Ashikita Solar Power Plant in Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Prefecture, the 2.2 MWp Minamishimabara Power Plant - East and the 1.7MWp Minamishimabara Plant - West in Minamishimabara...

By: Canadian Solar

08/02/16: Convert Italia contributes to the construction of the biggest PV project in Brazil

Convert Italia’s tracker single-axis TRJ, with an expected production of around 1GW in 2016 and of 1,7GW in 2017, is gaining market’s shares as well as the record as the best solution for large photovoltaic plants thanks to its...

By: Convert Italia

08/02/16: Yingli partners with Iberdrola on the turnkey solution for self-consumption in Spain

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Ltd has recently signed an agreement with Iberdrola, for the new product "Smart Solar Iberdrola", the turnkey solar PV solution that Iberdrola has set up to its customers which offers the...

By: Yingli

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

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