01/07/16: GRID Alternatives to install solar for 500 Los Angeles families

The non-profit will also train 500 LA residents in solar installation.

Turkish flag.

01/07/16: Turkey opens anti-dumping investigation against Chinese solar firms

Ministry of Economy issues communiqué concerning the import of solar cells from China; anti-dumping case brought by three Turkish solar companies.

Boris Johnson.

01/07/16: The pv magazine weekly news digest

A week shaped by the shadow of Brexit and the aftermath of a successful Intersolar Europe exhibition still managed to write headlines unconnected to the two.

Sharp solar hq.

01/07/16: Sharp to up Asian cell supply, eyes European market re-entry

The solar arm of Japanese electronics giant Sharp will, according to local media reports, seek to boost its solar cell business in the Philippines and Indonesia while also re-launching its panel business in Europe.

First Solar installation.

01/07/16: 8point3 Energy Partners once again beats guidance in Q2 filing

The yieldco of First Solar and SunPower saw second quarter performance beat CAFD guidance, generating revenue of $13.5 million and lowering net losses to just $0.2 million.

German flag

01/07/16: German solar slump continues, 100 MW installed in May

Germany's slumping PV market shows no signs of a turnaround, with only 100 MW of PV being installed in May. 3,100 solar systems were grid connected in Germany during the month, with the country crawling past the significant 40 GW...

Primrose Solar in Hampshire.

01/07/16: Tools downed but UK solar summer sees flurry of finance activity

The rush to build may have subsided, but three large financing deals show that interest in the U.K.'s ground-mounted solar sector remains high.

World Future Energy summit.

01/07/16: Interview: Phelan says it is ideally placed to pick up 350 MW Sweihan project

Just days after Masdar and EDF stepped forward as one of the seven shortlisted consortia to develop the 350 MW Sweihan PV project in Abu Dhabi, the Phelan Energy Group argues that its track record in realizing large projects in...

Solar in Paris.

01/07/16: France rolls out solar tenders for 20 GW by 2023

French environment and energy minister Segolene Royal greenlights raft of new tenders for solar energy, including a three-fold increase in installed PV capacity, eyeing 20 GW by 2023.

30/06/16: Sungevity to go public through acquisition by asset management firm

The fifth-largest distributed solar installer in the United States will now be traded on the NASDAQ, which is expected to give it a capitalization of $607 million.

Top News

01/07/16: Ontario to offer power contracts to 232 MW of mid-sized solar projects

The province’s grid operator is awarding contracts to 907 solar projects, each 10-500 kW in capacity, under its FIT 4 program.

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01/07/16: HANWHA Q CELLS appoints new global Chief Technology Officer

As the newly appointed Global CTO, Dr. Daniel JW Jeong will lead Hanwha's global R&D teams located in Germany, Malaysia, Korea and China.

By: Hanwha Q Cells

01/07/16: Yingli connects a 50 MW Top Runner PV project in Shanxi Province, China to the grid

Yingli China was selected to develop and construct the project in July 2015.

By: Yingli

01/07/16: Sunlabob Renewable Energy completes 11 solar mini-grids in Myanmar villages

Nearly 1,000 households in eleven villages throughout Shan State and Chin State provided access to clean electricity.

By: Sunlabob

01/07/16: KACO new energy welcomes new 
UK North and Northern Ireland Area Sales Manager

The German inverter specialist KACO new energy has promoted Carl Cook to new Area Sales Manager. He is responsible for the North of the UK and Northern Ireland Sales and Marketing Division with immediate effect.

By: Kaco new energy

01/07/16: New York State Catholic Church Goes 100% Solar with Energize NY PACE Finance

PACE financing and Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds helping nonprofits go solar in NY.

By: Energize NY

30/06/16: Kitu Systems Announces Comprehensive Solution Suite for Smart Inverters

Kitu Systems, a leader in IoT solutions for Electric Vehicle Charge Management and Distributed Energy Resource (DER) Management, announces the availability of a comprehensive suite of solutions for Utility, DER Aggregators,...

By: Kitu Systems

30/06/16: Quercus Announces Successful Financing of Three UK Solar PV Assets with Santander UK

Quercus Assets Selection announces the successful portfolio debt financing of three solar photovoltaic plants: Sidlesham, Burton and Stanton. Santander UK provided £13.6m of portfolio level debt over a 10-year tenor.


30/06/16: Idaho North Resources and Lithium Corporation Form Business Alliance for Lithium Exploration in Nevada

Idaho North Resources announced today that it has formed a business alliance with Lithium Corporation  for the purpose of locating and exploring lithium-bearing properties in the state of Nevada. The alliance will allow...

By: Idaho North Resources

30/06/16: Eighth annual California Green Innovation Index finds explosive growth in solar generation; Clean technology hotspots in unexpected places

State economy grows larger and cleaner, once again leads nation in all major clean tech patent categories, clean tech investment and electric vehicle adoption

By: Next 10

30/06/16: Argentina renewable energy country manager appointed for Modern Energy Management

Francisco Iacona has been appointed as Country Manager for Modern Energy Management's Argentina office for its vision of growth in Argentine renewable market

By: Modern Energy Management

30/06/16: New IRENA report presents options to boost renewable energy investment

To meet global climate and sustainable development goals, investment in renewable energy must double by 2020 and more than triple by 2030.


30/06/16: Pfalzsolar completes construction of three large-scale solar PV power plants in UK

three solar power plants with a total capacity of 14.2 Megawatt to the grid.


30/06/16: Solar cell inspection sets new quality mark for new cell concepts

With solar cells, high effectiveness is a matter of quality. Ridding cells of defects to ensure this effectiveness remains a priority for the entire solar industry. The Multi-View technology developed by ISRA VISION/GP Solar sets...

By: Isra Vision/GP Solar

29/06/16: Solar Ware Samurai 1500V model awarded UL Certification

2700kW inverter meets strict standards and showcases TMEIC's commitment to high quality products.


29/06/16: Elechs Kyokuto and Ampt partnership brings DC string optimizers to Japan's PV market

DC string optimizers lower costs and increase performance of mega solar PV systems.

By: Elechs Kyokuto

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