29/04/16: Panasonic solar sales slide on weak Japanese demand

The electronics conglomerate is the second Japanese solar maker to report falling sales in the latest fiscal year, as more evidence of declining domestic demand.

A solar panel in the street in Uganda - Image by Rod Waddington

28/04/16: Fenix reaches new landmark for solar leases in Uganda

Residential solar lease-to-own company Fenix International has now signed over 60,000 leases for its off-grid ReadyPay Power solar systems in Uganda.

Pumped hydro energy storage facilities in the existing water bodies in Alps can potentially reach the combined capacity of 303 GWh

28/04/16: Study reveals potential storage capacity of 2,291 GWh in Europe

A new study by eStorage identifies 2,291 GWh of development-ready sites for new pumped hydro energy storage plants in Europe.

The 22nd ICCI event in Istanbul brought together stakeholders, delegates and businesses from across the energy supply chain, with more than 21 countries represented in the halls.

28/04/16: Turkey: ICCI event returns focus to growing solar industry

The 22nd International Energy & Environment Fair and Conference, held just weeks after Solarex, delivered another opportunity for Turkey to smooth the edges of its expanding solar sector.

28/04/16: NextEra Energy Partners reaches 1.6 GW of contracted solar PV assets

NextEra’s yieldco plans to aggressively acquire solar assets while expanding its current wind fleet over the next three years.

Hanwha Q Cells HQ.

28/04/16: Hanwha bearing fruits of Q Cells, SolarOne integration

Hanwha Q Cells has published its 2015 annual report today, in which the advantages of bringing together its German and Malaysian Q Cells and Chinese SolarOne manufacturing were demonstrated. Booking a profit of $44 million, on...

Sheep next to a solar array in England

28/04/16: Study finds positive link between UK solar farms and biodiversity

An extensive study of solar farms in the UK has found that the existence of the solar panels can improve biodiversity and wildlife abundance, especially when combined with measured land management.

Silicon Ranch develops and operates solar farms across the US with a focus on the Southeast

28/04/16: Silicon Ranch commenced work on 50 MW PV plant in Mississippi

Mississippi Power and Silicon Ranch Corporation broke ground on the largest solar farm in the state of Mississippi.

Participants of shared solar projects can purchase individual solar panels and receive credit for the power production, as if the panels were located on their own roof

28/04/16: Construction begins on the first community solar project in New York State

Community solar project in Halfmoon, New York will allow more than 100 local residents to participate in solar energy generation, even if they can’t have their own private PV systems.

Suncrest Solar residential installation

28/04/16: Boost for residential solar loans in the US as Mosaic raises USD200 million

Residential solar lending platform Mosaic will receive the funding for a new USD200 million facility from DZ BANK and NY Green Bank. The facility will help the company achieve its ambitious future targets for providing solar...

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28/04/16: Maine legislators push to override veto of controversial solar policy

Despite a veto by the state’s governor and opposition by solar leasing companies, advocates say that they may have enough votes to pass the policy.

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28/04/16: Risen & Chemtech Solar (Italy) Alliance Pushes Deeper into Africa

The two companies have confirmed the initial dispatch of 11MW to Chemtech Solar as a part of their recent 22MW order for The Republic of Senegal, West Africa.

By: Risen Energy Co.

28/04/16: Astronergy Receives Both CSA and TUV Certificates In Recognition of Its 1500V Module

The 1500V-based system allows a smaller amount of direct current passing through the system so that the entire system's efficiency is improved.

By: Astronergy

28/04/16: Eos Energy Storage Awarded $2 Million from the California Energy Commission to Demonstrate Behind-the-Meter Battery Systems at UC San Diego

Company teaming with industry leading OEMs to pilot residential and commercial energy storage systems using Eos’s low-cost Znyth technology

By: Eos Energy Storage

28/04/16: Concentrator Photovoltaics Targeted for Highly Efficient Power Production in India

Fraunhofer ISE Starts Research Cooperation with Indian Partners

By: Fraunhofer ISE

28/04/16: AMtec Solar Products Announces UL1741 Listed 1500VDC Configurable Disconnecting Combiner Boxes

New Prominence Series components feature disconnects rated to 400 Amps and are fully configurable up to 36 strings.

By: AMtec Solar Products

28/04/16: Verengo Solar and Swell Energy Announce Residential Energy Storage Partnership

Solar Installer, Energy Storage Provider Create Turnkey Solution for Home Solar Energy Storage, Backup Power

By: Verengo Solar

28/04/16: Envision Solar (EVSI) CEO to Give Keynote Address at Upcoming China Invests in America Forum on April 28 in New York City

Desmond Wheatley Will Speak to Leading Chinese Investors About Alternative Energy and Electric Vehicle Charging Investment Opportunities

By: Envision Solar International

28/04/16: Yeloha Wins Webby Award for the Best Green Website

The Solar Sharing Network by Yeloha Receives the International Award Honoring the Best of the Internet

By: Yeloha

28/04/16: FIU and FPL unveil one-of-a-kind solar research facility

FIU and Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) today unveiled a new commercial-scale solar installation at FIU's College of Engineering and Computing – the only solar research facility of its kind that FPL has installed at a...

By: Florida Power & Light Company

28/04/16: In Northern Italy 1740 hours of solar productivity in one year

This is the real experience in a PV plant in Piacenza (Northern Italy) where the wide range of input voltage of the Omron Inverter maximize productivity hours in the year

By: Omron

27/04/16: JinkoSolar 1500-volt Eagle modules available for delivery in North America following UL 1703 certification

JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. today announced that its 1500-volt Eagle PV modules, manufactured with its strategic partner DuPont’s™ Tedlar® polyvinyl fluoride (PVF) film-based backsheets, have received UL1703 certification by...

By: JinkoSolar

27/04/16: Solaris expands E-commerce site offering complete solar panel kits including electrical diagrams

Solaris Technology Industry, Inc., is bringing additional value to DIY Homeowners and Professional Installers by adding pre-configured Solar Panel Kits with Electrical Diagrams to its already expansive portfolio of Solar Energy...

By: Solaris Technology Industry, Inc.

27/04/16: Photon Energy reports increased revenues and EBIT in 2015

Photon Energy NV published its annual report for 2015, which saw the best results since its incorporation five years ago. Photon Energy returned to revenue growth and dramatically turned around its EBIT to a positive EUR 1.113...

By: Photon Energy NV

27/04/16: Sunverge Energy meets HECO's new solar technology standards

Sunverge Solar Integration System lets consumers fully benefit from their solar panels, with intelligence designed to maximize bill savings.

By: Sunverge Energy

27/04/16: Intersolar North America expands conference offerings, off-site tours, networking opportunities

Conference attendees gain access to co-located ees North America, SOLAR 2016 conferences

25 percent discount for all conference registrations offered until May 6.

By: Solar Promotion

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