Wacker U.S. plant in Tennessee.

28/10/16: Wacker revenue, sales hold steady during positive Q3

The German polysilicon producer sees third quarter sales contract slightly by 1% year-over-year, while EBITDA increases 14% and cash flow grows to EUR 229 million.

Solar installation in Czech Republic.

28/10/16: IEA still low-balling solar growth, says Energy Watch Group

The Energy Watch Group has again called out the International Energy Agency for what it says is a "heavy underestimation" of the growth of solar and wind in its latest report.

Meyer Burger Smartwire technology

28/10/16: ITRPV: PERC, n-type mono and copper wire interconnection to gain market shares

VDMA’s guide to technology trends in the PV industry expects rapid change in the cell and module space.

New schools currently being planned in Alberta will be fitted with rooftop solar arrays at the government's expense.

28/10/16: 36 new schools in Canada's Alberta province to be gifted rooftop solar

The government-led initiative will see more than CAD$9 million invested in the initial phase, with a consultation to discuss expanding the program over time expected to follow.

Image: TerraForm Power

27/10/16: Solar provides 2% of electricity in the Western United States

The latest figures by the U.S. Department of Energy show the wide disparity in renewable energy deployment between the eastern and western grids.

The plant in Telangana State, India will be Ostro Energy's first solar project.

27/10/16: Suzlon & Ostro announce 50 MW project in Telangana

Suzlon and Ostro Energy, two names more commonly associated with India’s wind energy industry, have announced plans to jointly develop a 50 MW solar project at Wanaparthy, Telangana, according to Mercom Capital. Both companies...

Australia's national flag. Flickr image by thewamphyri.

27/10/16: Australia: Network lobby proposes special tariff to keep households on grid

Australia's main network lobby is proposing a new tariff for stand-alone power systems that it says will encourage more than one million households with large amounts of solar and battery storage to stay connected to the main...

Fotowatio Renewable Ventures' Moree solar farm. Image: Fotowatio Renewable Ventures

27/10/16: Fotowatio awarded 300 MW project in Mexican auction

The Spanish solar developer has revealed that it was awarded a 300 MW project in the second Mexican power auction that took place in September, with a lower than average bid of USD 26.99 per MWh.

Kalindi mountain Uttarakhand, India. Image: Sharada Prasad

27/10/16: Commissioning delay for 181 MW of solar projects in Uttarakhand

The commissioning of a total of 23 solar projects has been delayed for five months in Uttarakhand, after disagreements and delays related to the local distribution company and the Uttarakhand Renewable Energy Development Agency.

Kuwait City. Wikimedia commons image.

27/10/16: Operations start at Kuwait's first ever PV plant

Electricity started flowing at the landmark 10 MW Sidrah 500 PV plant in Kuwait on Wednesday, marking the beginning of utility-scale solar generation in the country, as the region begins to warm to the idea of PV deployment.

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28/10/16: The pv magazine weekly news digest

German behemoths SolarWorld and SMA both lowered their financial forecasts this week; Tesla reveals details of its Panasonic partnership, and the IEA ups its renewables forecast, albeit only slightly.

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28/10/16: Sunworks appoints Rhone A. Resch as Independent Director

Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) past President & CEO to join Sunworks Board of Directors.

By: Sunworks

28/10/16: ACE & IRENA's joint report indicates that achieving renewable energy target saves the region money

Joint report looks at ASEAN's renewable energy potentials, costs and benefits by applying IRENA's REmap analytical methodology and tools at a country level.


28/10/16: LPKF's earnings for 2016 impacted by non-recurring effects

LPKF has decided to recognize extraordinary write-downs in its risk provisioning in order to reflect the continued weakness of the LDS business in particular. This will impact earnings (EBIT) in the amount of EUR 6 - 6.5 million...


28/10/16: Uninterrupted and environmentally-friendly power supply

Fronius and Victron Energy have put their successful partnership to the proof once again with a new project involving Spanish cereal producer CETOSA - Cereals Torremorell S.A. Three Fronius inverters have been installed alongside...

By: Fronius

27/10/16: SPI Energy Co., Ltd. announces completion of 700 kW rooftop solar project in Sacramento, CA with AES Distributed Energy, Inc.

SPI Energy Co., Ltd., a global provider of photovoltaic (PV) solutions for business, residential, government and utility customers and investors, today announced that it, through its wholly owned subsidiary, SPI Solar, Inc....

By: SPI Energy

27/10/16: Vivint Solar installs more than 2,700 rooftop solar panels at Vivint Smart Home Arena

Solar array represents one of the largest rooftop solar energy systems among indoor sports venues in the United States

By: Vivint Solar

27/10/16: New guarantee option for SolarMax inverters

The manufacturer-independent warranty extension COVERIS Extended Warranty plus gives additional security

By: SolarMax Sales and Service

26/10/16: Global consortium launches initiative to accelerate scaling of 100% renewable energy solutions

A group of companies are announcing the launch of the global Bright Minds Challenge to identify and help accelerate the scaling of solutions for 100% renewable energy – focusing on solar and energy storage.

By: Solarcentury

26/10/16: Lightsource chief legal officer wins the Legal 500 UK award

r Ece Gürsoy, Chief Legal Officer, director and company secretary at Lightsource is the winner of The Legal 500 UK in-house individual of the year: Environment category for 2016.

By: Lightsource

26/10/16: KACO new energy to supply 2.5 MW of inverter capacity to Hungary

The order has been placed with the German photovoltaic specialist by Hungarian EPC and distributor Szalontai.


26/10/16: Array Technologies leads U.S. market in solar tracker shipments

Solar tracker manufacturer has shipped 6GW of solar trackers globally.

By: Array Technologies

25/10/16: KACO new energy accelerates the energy turnaround in Thailand

The German photovoltaic specialist has joined forces with other companies in the industry as part of a new initiative. The “Powerful Blueplanet” alliance is aiming to further the development of the solar energy business in...


25/10/16: Remote maintenance for photovoltaic systems: E.ON cooperates with meteocontrol

Operate, control and monitor: Munich-based E.ON Energie Deutschland GmbH has set up a control console designed to professionally monitor and manage photovoltaic systems. Its partner in this endeavor is meteocontrol GmbH of...

By: meteocontrol

25/10/16: Stone Soup Solutions announces 100 megawatt south solar portfolio

Stone Soup Solutions, LLC announced today its current development plans to construct 100 megawatt (MW) of utility-scale solar farm projects in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia over the next 12 months. S3, a subsidiary...

By: Stone Soup Solutions, LLC

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