26/05/16: Total, SunPower win contract for another 164 MW of solar PV in Chile

The contract follows closely on another which SunPower and Total won for a 100 MW project to power the Santiago metro.

The Solar Superheroes remained out in force to continue their campaign of returning coal underground.

26/05/16: SNEC continues to provide a platform for solar innovation and deal making on day two

Day two of the SNEC tradeshow in Shanghai, China, and the exhibition lived up to its billing as the world’s largest solar show, with many new innovative products on show, as well as the continued presence of the Solar Superheros...

Sandridge Solar Park in Melksham, England

26/05/16: GOLDBECK Solar installs a further 49.6 MWp of PV to the U.K. grid

GOLDBECK Solar completed the Sandridge Solar Park in Melksham, England, making it the largest PV project even constructed by the company.

26/05/16: India: new program to support small hybrid PV+wind installations

Indian MNRE is implementing a new program to promote installation of small solar and wind hybrid systems in remote areas.

26/05/16: Soltec ships 150 MW of trackers to the United States

The company won’t say where its first U.S. tracker shipment is headed, but all indications are that it is Enel’s 150 MW project in Minnesota.

Intevac matrix

26/05/16: Intevac receives multi-system order for implant systems used for c-Si cell manufacturing

The California-based equipment supplier received an order for two of its ENERGi implant systems for advanced solar cell manufacturing, from an unnamed solar cell manufacturer in China.

Trina Solar CEO, Jifan Gao.

26/05/16: Despite sequential drops Trina posts solid first quarter results

The world's largest PV manufacturer Trina Solar saw drops in revenue and profits in Q1 compared with the final quarter of 2015, but the Chinese company put this down to "seasonality" and maintains that it was a good start to the...

26/05/16: Australia: nearly half of PV installers offer storage, mostly sell commercial systems

A survey by EuPD Research discovers that Australian PV providers today primarily install commercial energy storage systems of over 12 kWh.

CTF Solar and CTIEC supplier contract signing.

26/05/16: CTF Solar to supply equipment for CTIEC’S first CdTe module factory

The two parties signed equipment procurement contracts for the 100 MW factory, which will produce cadmium telluride thin-film modules, during the SNEC tradeshow that is currently taking place in Shanghai.

Lake Mary, Florida. Image Naufragio.

26/05/16: Stellar Homes Group to include solar panels in new Florida homes

The homebuilding company will introduce the PV solar systems as a standard feature in all of its new homes, making it the first company in South Florida to do so.

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26/05/16: Donald Trump betrays total ignorance of solar, energy market dynamics

In his first speech regarding energy, Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump repeated a number of myths about renewable energy and showed no real understanding of energy market dynamics in general.

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26/05/16: Pasha, Port of Los Angeles and California Air Resources Board Partner on Green Omni Terminal Demonstration Project

Project Awarded $14 Million for Testing Emerging Zero and Near-Zero Emission Technologies to Bring Cleaner Air to Port-Adjacent Communities Sooner.

By: The Port of Los Angeles

26/05/16: Vector Cuatro, Technical Advisor in a 190 MW solar project in Brazil

The Spanish consultancy, one of the leaders in professional services for renewable energy projects worldwide, has provided technical advisory services in a 190 MW solar project in the southeast of the country.

By: Vector Cuatro

26/05/16: SPI Energy Announces Plans to List Shares of Meicheng Subsidiary on China's NEEQ

SPI Energy Co, a global provider of photovoltaic (PV) solutions for business, residential, government and utility customers and investors, today announced that its Board of Directors has approved a plan to list a wholly owned...

By: SPI Energy

25/05/16: ICYMI: Why You Should Care About Governor Sandoval’s New Energy Industry Task Force

KNPR Story Explains Goals of Task Force, How It Could Chart the Course For Nevada’s Clean Energy Economy

By: Nevada Conservation League

25/05/16: Chemistry, Solvay Advanced Materials Enable SOLAR IMPULSE 2 to Fly Around the World

Experts describe science behind the record-breaking solar-powered adventure

By: American Chemical Society

25/05/16: Phantin Solar Panel Coating Named University of Toronto Invention of the Year

A coating created by Phantin Inc. that improves the performance of solar panels has been named an Invention of the Year from the University of Toronto. The distinction was bestowed on 4 inventions from the fields of material...

By: Impact Centre

25/05/16: Conergy Expands Impact as Chief Storytelling Sponsor for Empowered by Light

Sponsorship will support high-impact off-grid solar projects and virtual reality video storytelling

By: Conergy

25/05/16: GreenPowerMonitor increases its growth and is a leading U.S. monitoring provider

GreenPowerMonitor ranks # 2 among ISV monitoring firms in the Americas utility-scale segment according to Global PV Monitoring 2016-2020 report published by GTM Research.

By: GreenPowerMonitor

25/05/16: PADCON and SUNCYCLE hand in hand against PID

PID full service package eliminates output losses in PV installations

By: Suncycle

25/05/16: Canadian Solar closes £36.4 million solar project refinancing with BayernLB

Canadian Solar Inc. has announced that it has closed a £36.4 million ($52 million) project financing facility with BayernLB to refinance a portfolio of four solar power plants, totaling 40.2 MW in the U.K.

By: Canadian Solar Inc.

24/05/16: Jane Weissman Steps Down as IREC President/CEO

Larry Sherwood Appointed Successor

By: Interstate Renewable Energy Council

24/05/16: Bombard Renewable Energy Chooses Yaskawa – Solectria Solar’s SGI XTM U.S.-Made Utility-Scale Inverters

Yaskawa - Solectria Solar, the leading U.S. commercial PV inverter manufacturer, announced today that Bombard Renewable Energy chose its U.S.-made SGI XTM utility-scale inverters and SolrenView monitoring for a 17.5 megawatt (MW)...

By: Yaskawa - Solectria Solar

24/05/16: Applied Energy Technologies (AET) Expands ECO Line with Rayport-B ECO East-West System

AET adapts rooftop solution for east/west orientation for maximum PV production.

By: Applied Energy Technologies

24/05/16: Radian Generation Closes New Round of Investment To Accelerate Growth

Radian Generation (RadianGEN), an independent asset management and O&M firm providing comprehensive software and services to solar project owners, has closed a new round of investment with Solar Plus International (Solar...

By: Solar Plus International

24/05/16: Enphase Energy to Participate at Upcoming Cowen and Company Conference

Enphase Energy, announced today that the Company will be participating at Cowen and Company's upcoming 44th Annual Technology, Media & Telecom Conference in New York, NY. Raghu Belur, co-founder and vice president of...

By: Enphase Energy

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