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Silex II equipment.

11/02/16: Singulus forecasts return to profit in 2017, solar segment to drive sales

Troubled German solar and optical disk production equipment supplier Singulus has issued an outlook for 2016, in which it forecasts “slightly negative” earnings in 2016 and return to profit in 2017. Solar sales are forecast to...


10/02/16: El Salvador launches auction for 150 MW of renewable energy

Rules for the second solicitation for renewable energy power plants in El Salvador have been published. 100 MW will be set aside for solar PV projects. The projects awarded should enter into service in 2019.


10/02/16: GTM Research: Residential solar has passed grid parity in 20 states already

The company's latest report finds that under current policies residential solar will reach grid parity in 42 states by 2020, but expects policy changes to undermine these economics.


Small PV plant in India

10/02/16: India to soon hold new solar tenders for 2 to 4 GW

Speaking at the India-Australia Energy Dialogue in Brisbane, Indian Power Minister Piyush Goyal said feed-in tariffs could be cut by a further 10%. At the same time, Goyal is exploring ways of encouraging India's farmers to start...


The SolarWorld Sunmodule Bisun can, according to the company, increase energy yield by as much as 25%.

10/02/16: SolarWorld’s bifacial modules and home storage solution one step closer to market

The German firm's Sunmodule Bisun glass-glass module, which uses bifacial cells based on PERC technology, to be presented at forthcoming exhibition in Frankfurt; modular SunPac LiOn battery also to be unveiled.


Queensland, Australia.

10/02/16: Adani goes for solar Down Under

With its lofty plans to build Australia's biggest coal project facing delays, the Indian mining group is turning to solar and is looking to partner with international companies in developing clean energy in the states of...


EGP solar farm.

10/02/16: Enel Green Power revenue flat for 2015, EBITDA falls 5.3%

The Italian clean energy developer posts total revenue for 2015 of EUR 3bn, which mirrors 2014 performance; net installed capacity of clean energy reaches 10.5 GW, a 9% increase.


Commercial solar array Australia

10/02/16: Australia sails past 5 GW of PV

Having installed over 913 MW of new solar in 2015, Australia now boasts some 5 GW of PV generating capacity. Local market analysts Sunwiz published the figure today, concluding that solar was the leading source of new generating...


The Sunverge Solar Integrated System (SIS, pictured) is the latest hardware from Sunverge, and will benefit from the recent $36.5 million investment into the company.

10/02/16: Sunverge picks up $36.5m investment, ARENA participates as backer

The California-based distributed energy storage developer has secured Series C funding from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency and four other public and private investors.


Orix has installed 350 MW of solar in Japan to date

10/02/16: Orix on track to meet 900 MW Japanese solar goals

Japanese finance and leasing company, Orix has said it aims to invest around US$872 million in installing 550 MW of solar in Japan in the next two years. This would take its cumulative capacity to 900 MW, thus achieving targets...


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10/02/16: California surpasses 75,000 solar jobs

The release of state-level U.S. solar employment information shows rapid growth in a number of states but also the danger of layoffs due to policy changes.


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11/02/16: skytron energy chosen for 86.2 MWp PV plant in South Africa

skytron energy’s monitoring technology helps to regulate electricity in an energy intensive region.

By: skytron

10/02/16: SunEdison Solar to Save California Water District More Than $9.5 Million

SunEdison, the largest global renewable energy development company, today announced it has signed a solar power purchase agreement with Stockton East Water District in Northern California.

By: SunEdison

10/02/16: OneRoof Energy Group, Inc. Closes Financings

OneRoof Energy, Inc., a residential solar services provider, today announced that it has completed the previously announced private placement of USD$1,000,000 consisting of a secured convertible note issuable to Spindrift...

By: OneRoof Energy

10/02/16: Schneider Electric to Deploy Microgrid Energy System at Boston One Campus

Schneider Electric to showcase microgrid energy management solutions with REC Solar through a 400 kilowatt solar module system.

By: Schneider Electric

10/02/16: Boeing Delivers Reversible Fuel Cell-based Energy Storage System to U.S. Navy

Cyber secure system stores energy as compressed hydrogen, generates clean power. Integrated into power grid, system available for military, civilian uses.

By: Boeing

10/02/16: Spotlight Solar Trees Stand Tall at Orange County, FL Convention Center

Project adds to 1MW rooftop solar system and signals Orlando’s commitment to clean energy and sustainability.

By: Spotlight Solar

10/02/16: Delta completes first proprietary solar plant (4.6MW) in Ako City, Japan

The largest class mega solar plant with a distributed system connecting to an extra high voltage grid in Japan, generating 4,900,000kWh of electricity annually.

By: Delta

10/02/16: Manz AG starts 2016 with good level of incoming orders

Acquired new and follow-up orders in the lower double-digit million Euro range in the Energy Storage segment. Advanced negotiations in the Electronics segment likely to lead to further incoming orders in the short term. Review of...

By: Manz AG

10/02/16: Prothea successfully advises on the acquisition of a 16.3 MWp Italian solar PV portfolio

Prothea is pleased to announce completion of a multiple assets transaction in the Italian solar energy sector for a total power capacity of 16.3MWp.

By: Prothea

10/02/16: Kyocera Solar selected to power first utility-scale rooftop installation in Holyoke, MA

Kyocera Solar, Inc. announced that it joined forces with Healthy Planet Partners, LLC (HPP), a clean energy solutions fund that finances, implements and maintains energy efficiency projects that optimize performance in commercial...

By: Kyocera Solar

10/02/16: Altus Power begins providing solar power to 3 New Brunswick, New Jersey public schools

Altus Power is proud to announce the completion of solar power systems on the roofs of the McKinley, Redshaw, and Woodrow Wilson Schools of New Brunswick, New Jersey.

By: Altus Power America, Inc.

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

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