RWE AG HQ Essen, Germany. Baikonur wikimedia commons

29/08/16: RWE to acquire PV and storage specialist Belectric Solar & Battery

The German utility's renewable energy arm, innogy SE, has signed the contract to acquire Belectric Solar & Battery, a solar developer who has built more than 1.5 GWp of PV projects worldwide, significantly enhancing the company's...

Trina Solar logo. Courtesy of Trina Solar

29/08/16: TrinaBEST to expand into Japan

The new storage arm of Trina Solar, Trina Energy Storage Solutions, otherwise known as TrinaBEST, has announced the establishment of a Japanese subsidiary, TrinaBEST Japan to help grow its energy storage business in Japan.

Solar farm in Australia. Image courtesy of Renew Economy.

29/08/16: Australia readies for big solar boom as PV costs continue fall

Australia is poised to experience its biggest ever boom in large-scale solar construction over the next year as a range of international market factors and local policy incentives take hold.

State of Bahia, Brazil. Wimimedia image by TR2HG

29/08/16: Enerray to build 104 MWp PV plant in Brazil

It is the second contract that the Italian company has won from Enel Green Power for a large-scale solar plant in Brazil, after it began construction on the mega 254 MWp Ituverava PV plant late last year.

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.

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.

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.

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GCL-Poly polysilicon facilities in China. Image by GCL-Poly.

29/08/16: GCL-Poly agrees to buy $150 million of SunEdison's manufacturing business

The Chinese company will buy three of SunEdison's manufacturing businesses involved in polysilicon and cell production, amid rumors that it is also planning to make a bid for SunEdison’s controlling stake in TerraForm Power.

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29/08/16: Silfab Solar Partners with Vision Solar for Major Module Delivery in United States

North American manufacturer delivers more than 45,000 all-black modules

By: Silfab Solar

29/08/16: Boviet Solar USA introduces new 1500 volt polycrystalline solar modules

The new high-voltage solar modules are ideal for large commercial and utility scale solar installations and require less balance of system (BoS) components compared to 1000 volt modules.

By: Boviet Solar

29/08/16: Pilot and explorer Bertrand Piccard coming in for a landing at Bell International Leaders series

As part of Montréal Civil Aviation Week, the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal is pleased to welcome celebrated Swiss pilot and explorer Bertrand Piccard, who on July 25 completed a 40,000 km trip around the world in a...

By: Bell International Leaders

29/08/16: Minnesota nature center installs Sunverge system in Duluth

Resilient solar+storage system at Hartley Nature Center to provide Duluth residents with safe place to shelter and stay connected during emergencies.

By: Sunverge

27/08/16: Oriano Solar wins Energy Startup of the Year Award 2016

Oriano Solar wins Energy Startup of the Year Award 2016

By: Oriano Solar

26/08/16: Solar trackers now powering Grenada Elementary School

Three state-of-the-art, American-made solar trackers are now powering the Grenada Elementary School in Grenada, California.

By: AllEarth Renewables

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

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