Younicos' 1 MW NAS battery system.

03/07/15: From the Mag: A selection of stories from the July issue

pv magazine's July edition includes a thorough examination of the utility-scale solar sector in the U.S., tracks the globalization of the tracker industry and explores the storage markets and policies that are driving the battery...

Znshine presentation.

03/07/15: Znshine removed from EU minimum price

Chinese PV module producer Znshine is set to be removed from the EU minimum price (MIP) agreement. European Commission documents, issued today, reveal that modules were incorrectly labeled as having come from a third country,...

3D micromac's tool.

03/07/15: 3D-Micromac picks up 2.5 GW PERC tooling order

Germany’s 3D-Micromac has won an order to provide 27 of its microSTRUCT OTF tools for PERC PV cell production. The order is for an unnamed Asian cell producer.

Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy.

03/07/15: Spain's solar tax 'almost complete'

Minister says twin tax on self-consumption is almost ready. With elections looming, the Spanish government is in a race against time to enact the legislation.

London routemaster buses.

03/07/15: Iconic London double-deckers go electric

Chinese manufacturer BYD will supply battery-powered buses to Transport for London from October. The number 16 route will be the first to go emission-free.

Wind turbines.

03/07/15: Chinese wind company looks at solar

Xinjiang Goldwind examines co-location opportunities in Australia. Move comes after revised RET removes uncertainty for clean power developers.

Rooftop solar installation, U.K.

03/07/15: UK: solar could provide record 15% of power during heatwave

The U.K.'s solar sector is set for its best day yet on Friday as sunny weather across the country provides ideal conditions for PV to generate 15% of the country’s power.

Delhi Metro.

03/07/15: Goin' underground - Delhi Metro to go solar?

Underground system wants to buy solar power for $0.11/kWh. Plans will take shape by tomorrow.

Si2 in flight.

03/07/15: Solar Impulse breaks non-stop solo flight record, inches closer to Hawaii

The solar-powered aircraft is close to completing the most arduous leg of its round-the-world flight as pilot Andre Borschberg breaks solo flight record as he steers the craft closer to Hawaii.

02/07/15: 10 companies take legal action over EUR 100 billion Hinkley nuclear subsidies

An alliance, including Greenpeace, is appealing the European Commission’s decision to approve subsidies for the British nuclear power plant, Hinkley Point C. Germany’s Bundestag is voting this evening on whether to follow suit.

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Shipping containers.

03/07/15: pv magazine weekly news digest

In a 100% renewable US we'll all be running our houses with solar power and relaxing in front of the box to watch Formula E. But we won't be using AE inverters...

Opinion & analysis

Bridge to India's Tobias Engelmeier discusses the Indian distributed solar market, inc. current business models, market innovation and policies

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03/07/15: Lycos and Slingshot Power partner to help homeowners see the benefits of solar

Lycos has announced it has joined forces with Slingshot Power, a clean energy company in the process of going national and one of the major players in the clean energy movement, to encourage energy conservation and simplify the...

By: Lycos

03/07/15: SolarWorld, Bank of the West partner in nationwide commercial financing

SolarWorld today announced a partnership with Bank of the West to finance commercial-scale solar systems

By: SolarWorld

02/07/15: Solar rooftops and farms prepare to open doors as Britain basks in heatwave

As people across much of the country enjoy the heatwave, solar homes, commercial solar rooftops and solar farms across the country are to open their doors tomorrow (Friday) and Saturday as part of Solar Independence Day, the UK’s...

By: Solar Trade Association

02/07/15: Solar Frontier opens UK office, continuing global expansion

Global CIS solar energy solutions provider scaling up rooftop and power plant business in UK.

By: Solar Frontier

02/07/15: Ideal Power achieves UL Certification for its grid resilient 30kW power conversion systems

Ideal Power Inc. has received UL1741 certification for its Grid Resilient 30kW 2-Port and 3-Port Power Conversion Systems (PCS). Ideal Power's grid resilient PCS feature microgrid forming capabilities that enable back-up power...

By: Ideal Power

02/07/15: AET exhibiting ECO solar mounting product line, hosting cocktail hour at Intersolar 2015

Applied Energy Technologies (AET) announces its exhibition at Intersolar North America July 14-16 at booth 9721.

By: Applied Energy Technologies

02/07/15: Gardner Capital and MC Power Companies dedicate Missouri solar farm

Gardner Capital, Inc. and MC Power Companies announced the commercial operation of a solar farm in Macon, Missouri, as well as the groundbreaking and development plans for an additional solar utility-scale photovoltaic power...

By: Gardner Capital

02/07/15: Ginlong Solis inverter enters the US solar mainstream

Ginlong Technologies announces today that it will be presenting exciting inverter innovations at Intersolar North America on July 14-16, 2015 in San Francisco.

By: Ginlong Technologies

01/07/15: Solar-Fabrik repair programme with online test tool and certificate retention

Suncycle has developed an online test tool and a repair process for defective junction boxes of PV modules made by the manufacturer Solar-Fabrik.

By: Suncycle

01/07/15: MECASOLAR supplies 4.5MW in horizontal trackers to solar plant in Turkey

Mecasolar is supplying solar materials to a 4.5MW solar plant in Antalya, Turkey.

By: Mecasolar

01/07/15: Desert Technologies enters into partnership with Enerray SpA

Jeddah- Al Jeel Al Hader Trading Company (doing business as Desert Technologies) and Enerray SpA (a company of the Maccaferri Group) today announced a joint venture for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of solar...

By: Desert Technologies

01/07/15: Investing in Australia’s battery storage market

A new player is entering the Australian battery storage market with the help of a $6.3 million investment by the Southern Cross Renewable Energy Fund, supported by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA).


01/07/15: Engie acquires Solairedirect

Engie has just acquired a 95% stake in Solairedirect with 100% voting rights in Solairedirect, a global leader of competitive solar.

By: Engie

01/07/15: Dr. Charlie Gay joins Natcore Technology advisory board

Dr. Charlie Gay, the former Director of the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) and president/CEO of Siemens Solar Industries, a leading photovoltaic manufacturer, has joined the science advisory board of Natcore Technology Inc.

By: Natcore Technology Inc

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