SunPower module.

29/07/15: Falling revenues, growing yieldco at SunPower Q2

Major U.S. solar player SunPower has released its Q2 2015 results, in which it reports falling revenues both on a Y/Y and M/M basis, as it either holds completed projects on its books or drops them down into joint yieldco 8point3...

29/07/15: US residential solar: 72% third-party owned

GTM Research in its latest report states that 72% of the 1.2GW of residential solar installed in the U.S. last year is third-party owned, in the form of leases and PPAs.

29/07/15: Kaco and Ideal Power join forces

Kaco and Ideal Power have come to an agreement where Kaco will now be able to resell Ideal Power’s products under the Kaco label. Kaco will also be able to design their own products using Ideal Power’s patented technology.

A battery from Enphase.

29/07/15: Enphase to supply Sunrun

Californian microinverter company Enphase has signed a deal with Sunrun, to supply the lease provider’s ‘direct installation services business’. Enphase has supplied Sunrun certified installers for some time, with this most...

29/07/15: Leclanché acquires storage developer Trineuron

Leclanché expands on its storage offerings with its acquisition of Trineuron, a company that designs and manufactures lithium ion storage systems.

29/07/15: Duke Energy attains another 50MW in California

Charlotte-based Duke Energy Renewables has acquired two solar power plants totaling 50MW from Kruger Energy in California. The projects are currently under development.

29/07/15: Abengoa sells and SolarCity securitizes

Spanish Abengoa has reached an agreement with Abengoa Yield to sell a fourth asset package. Meanwhile, SolarCity has announced its securitization proposal.


28/07/15: China idled 9% of its solar capacity in H1 2015, NEA reports

National Energy Administration says congestion on grid caused by higher share of solar energy forced 9% of installed PV capacity to sit idle for first six months of year, figures show 7.7 GW of PV added in H1.

JinkoSolar large-scale solar development.

28/07/15: JinkoSolar seals $485 million in solar financing

RMB3 billion line of credit agreed with China's Ping An Bank to be used to support JinkoSolar ongoing PV project development across China.

SunEdison solar plant at San Andres.

28/07/15: SunEdison begins construction of 110 MW Chile solar plant

Company breaks ground on latest large-scale solar project in Chile, secures $160 million in financing with CorpBanca and DNB.

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29/07/15: PERC demand spirals upwards

Signs of a PERC solar cell equipment shortage are mounting. Reports are emerging that Chinese and Taiwanese cell makers are waiting many months on key PERC equipment. Motech confirms its PERC move and bottlenecks.

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29/07/15: U.K. solar provider Euro Energy Services selects Enphase Energy as primary technology partner

Nationwide U.K. installer shifts to Enphase solar energy systems to provide quality-driven customer experiences.

By: Enphase Energy

29/07/15: Beuth University of Applied Sciences and RENAC: New travel grants to study renewable energy and energy efficiency in Germany

The Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin and the Renewables Academy (RENAC), co-organisers of both the distance learning degrees Master of Business Administration (MBA) Renewables and Master of Science Energy and Resource...

By: Renewables Academy AG (RENAC) and Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin

28/07/15: Canadian Solar Secures JPY3.5 billion construction loan facility from Rabobank

Credit facility amounts to US$28.35 million.

By: Canadian Solar

28/07/15: Delta’s energy storage systems and large commercial inverters were highlights at Intersolar 2015

From June 10-12, 40,000+ visitors and 1,000 exhibitors gathered at Messe München, for Intersolar Europe and the collocated electrical energy storage (ees) exhibition.

By: Delta

28/07/15: Nautilus Solar Energy and Swinerton Renewable Energy announce partnership agreement

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

By: Nautilus Solar Energy

28/07/15: NRG Energy launches shared community solar model

Consumer demand strong for new shared renewable energy source in Massachusetts; company developing more shared solar sites in Massachusetts and Minnesota.

By: NRG Energy

28/07/15: Asunim commissions a 1.15MWp photovoltaic rooftop system on a dairy farm in Turkey

A photovoltaic system with 1.15MWp is now operating in Develi, Kayseri province, next to one of Turkey’s highest mountains, being the first one on a large dairy farm. The system provides electricity to the farming operations with...

By: asunim

28/07/15: Schneider Electric receives award of excellence from BSI Canada

Schneider Electric Solar Business, a global leader in solutions for the solar power conversion chain, is proud to announce that they have received the 2014 Award of Excellence for a multi-site management system from BSI Canada.

By: Schneider Electric

28/07/15: Navitron seals UK distributorship for BlackMagic optimisers

Oakham-based distributor and installer Navitron adds BlackMagic to its PV range. BM optimisers will be available from stock starting from late August 2015.

By: BM Solar

27/07/15: Solar3D’s MD Energy awarded $10 million contract subject to city council approval

Fresno/Clovis wastewater reclamation facility enlists MD Energy to build multi-MW solar power system.

By: Solar3D

27/07/15: Southridge Capital enters $5 million Equity Purchase Agreement with Andalay Solar

Andalay Solar has over 30 pending or issued patents related to solar panel installation technology.

By: Andalay Solar

27/07/15: Suntech Supplies 9.3 MW of modules to Indian solar plant

The recently completed solar power plant is expected to generate 13,000 MWh of electricity per year.

By: Suntech

27/07/15: Solarcentury and Hybrytec install the largest solar roof system in Colombia

Solar roof system installed at Exito's Barranquilla store reducing energy demand by 24%.

By: Solarcentury

24/07/15: Sun Bandit wins certification for water heaters

First solar water heater to secure OG-100 certification.

By: Next Generation Energy

24/07/15: Alusin Solar to supply its first MW-scale plant in Turkey

1 MW Bulnes System on flat east-west roof in Adana. Spanish manufacturer expects to secure certification for its ground-mount systems soon.

By: Alusin Solar

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