26/08/16: Renewables rise to 16.8% of U.S. electricity production in H1 2016

However, EIA data shows solar PV only making up 1.3% of total generation, a fraction of the portion in leading European nations.

Eight solar farms have passed into the hands of German ownership.

26/08/16: Germany's BayernLB funds purchase of eight UK solar farms

The German lender provides GBP 30 million in financing for the solar plants of up to 5 MW each and located across five sites in England and Wales.

Dyesol's research has uncovered efficiency improvement potential when combing TiO2 with Perovskite cells.

26/08/16: Dyesol secures $1m funding for Perovskite cell research

The grant from the U.K.'s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council will enable the Australian organic cell developer to better understand the impact of halide modified titania on Perovskite cell performance.

The area of land near the town of Cunderdin, which is wheatbelt country some 158 KM inland from Perth, and the spot for the 100 MW solar farm.

26/08/16: Sun Brilliance plans upsized 100 MW solar farm in Western Australia

Having originally announced details of a 25 MW project, the Perth-based solar power integrator has now secured a larger tract of land and promising funding to upsize the plant to 100 MW.

Sharp Japan.

26/08/16: Sharp mulls China solar cell market entry

Japanese electronics giant is preparing to expand into the Chinese solar market with an eye on supplying megasolar plants being planned across the country. Strategy could prove risky, experts say.

25/08/16: Tesla wins anti-trust approval to buy SolarCity

The ruling clears a legal roadblock for the acquisition, which still must be approved by shareholders of both companies.

Mercedes-Benz has already begun exploring ways to repurpose its used EV batteries for stationary storage projects.

25/08/16: 'Second-life' EV batteries could drive low-cost storage sector, says BNEF report

According to Bloomberg New Energy Finance, used electric vehicle batteries will amount to 29 GWh by 2025, with around one-third of that total viable for second life use as low-cost, stationary storage.

JinkoSolar rooftop solar array.

25/08/16: JinkoSolar steady on Q2 shipments and revenue, downstream activity surges

Vertically integrated Chinese solar firm increases sequential module shipments by 7.3% and revenue by 8.9%, while solar power projects generate 55.5% revenue increase over same period.

Solar installation in France.

25/08/16: France ushers in 3 GW solar tender across six rounds

Energy ministry confirms series of six tenders of 500 MW each to be launched between 2017 and 2020 as country gradually reignites efforts to boost its solar PV sector.

ReneSola HQ.

25/08/16: ReneSola revenue and margin falls in Q2 on slow domestic demand

China's second half slowdown drags module shipments down 19.5% sequentially, while lower wafer ASPs cause revenue contraction despite increased shipments.

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Kokam large scale storage.

26/08/16: Storage shows its worth in UK's first Enhanced Frequency Response auction

A total of 1.4 GW of projects were put forward under the 200 MW tender, with energy storage projects taking positive steps forward, says Renewable Energy Agency.

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26/08/16: JinkoSolar sign $25 million tradeline with Maybank

This financing will be used to support JinkoSolar Malaysia's trade finance and working capital.

By: JinkoSolar

26/08/16: SMA introduces Sunny Central 2500-EV-US for 1,500 VDC utility-scale applications

New central inverter the first to be certified to UL 62109 standard.

By: SMA America

26/08/16: Luxor Solar delivers its first 150 kWp land solar system to Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Luxor Solar GmbH, producer of high-performance solar modules with German engineering standards, has delivered a 150 kWp land solar system to Bosnia-Herzegovina. The installation was realised together with a strategic project...

By: Luxor Solar GmbH

25/08/16: RES chooses high reliability trackers from Array Technologies, Inc.

Construction has started on the 131 MW (dc) / 102 MW (ac) solar facility in Lamesa, Texas.

By: Array Technologies, Inc.

25/08/16: DESERT photovoltaic machinery delivered to first brazilian customer

With a capacity of 30 MW, this is a small semi-automatic DESERT production line, but still a flagship in terms of DESERT solar module production and electricity generation in the country, now fully functional and ready to start...

By: J. v. G. Thoma GmbH

25/08/16: Ginlong presents Solis 6-10kW residential inverters and 36-40kW commercial inverters in Las Vegas

Solar Power International (SPI) is the largest solar trade show in North America and will take place September 12-15, 2016 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas NV.

By: Ginlong

25/08/16: Fronius presents intelligent solutions for 24 hours of sun

Fronius USA is pleased to announce its participation at this year's Solar Power International tradeshow in Las Vegas and will present intelligent solutions for 24 hours of sun.

By: Fronius

25/08/16: Huawei hosts FusionSolar Seminar in Malaysia

The Malaysia solar PV industry development is also supported by the country existing policies and regulations and looking forward to bring advanced products and technologies to Malaysia PV market high-tech enterprises such as...

By: Huawei

25/08/16: meteocontrol provides monitoring system for a Japanese solar park

Park uses ten monitoring stations with blue’Log X-6000 data loggers and 300 string combiner boxes with interfaces to inverters and sensors ensure the highest quality and reliability of data recording, monitoring and control.

By: meteocontrol

24/08/16: MGM Resorts International rolls out solar powered mobile device charging solution: the ZON Powersol

Powersol is a solar powered, mobile device charging station, ensuring guests can charge up devices conveniently, sustainably, and quickly at MGM properties.

By: MGM Resorts International

24/08/16: PV wholesaler Krannich Solar now with online shop in Switzerland

From now on, Swiss customers can benefit from the advantages of online shopping

By: Krannich Solar

23/08/16: Enersave launches sonnenBatterie offering in the Northeast

Electric storage is growing in the Northeast.

By: Enersave

23/08/16: FreeWave Technologies announces partnership with Solis Energy

New partnership delivers revolutionary electric power alternatives for industrial-grade remote network infrastructures by conquering installation challenges, and enabling critical applications and communications from any location.

By: FreeWave Technologies, Inc.

23/08/16: Colorado launches first low-income rooftop solar project within its Weatherization Assistance Program

Colorado launches first low-income rooftop solar project within its Weatherization Assistance Program

By: Colorado Energy Office

23/08/16: BioSolar adds engineering team from North Carolina A&T State University to strengthen its efforts to increase the capacity and reduce the cost of lithium-Ion batteries

University brings extensive experience in high energy lithium battery design and environmentally friendly process development

By: BioSolar

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