08/02/16: U.S. DOE to provide $21 million to address soft costs, deployment barriers

The new funding includes US$13 million to states to support development of deployment strategies, and $8 million to speed technology evolution.

Ascent Solar EnerPlex

08/02/16: Ascent improves design of PV modules for space environment

The U.S. company says its super-light its superlight modules are ideal for satellites, space vehicles and space stations. Ascent is eager to tap the fast growing space and near space markets.

SMA Brazil is located in Sao Paulo and will serve the entire needs of this growing PV market.

08/02/16: SMA establishes Brazil subsidiary

The German inverter specialist creates Brazil-focused arm of business to focus on the growing market's opportunities, particularly at utility-scale; SMA Brazil will work closely with SMA South America, located in Chile.

Earthquake February 2016 - Collapse of apartment building in Tainan, Taiwan

08/02/16: Earthquake in Taiwan disrupts PV production

The magnitude 6.4 earthquake that hit Taiwan Saturday disrupted PV production in the southern city of Tainan, which took the brunt of the temblor.

Hemlock shuttered Tennessee facility

08/02/16: Dow Corning increases net income as sales drop

U.S. silicon technology giant Dow Corning Corp. on Friday reported a 10% increase in net income last year despite a 9% drop in sales.

The new Heliatek OPV multi-junction cell has achieved a new world record conversion efficiency of 13.2%.

08/02/16: Heliatek raises bar for OPV efficiency to 13.2%

The German organic PV developers reveal new record conversion efficiency for an OPV multi-junction cell; measurement independently verified by Fraunhofer CSP.

Singulus thin-film fab

08/02/16: Singulus narrows 2015 loss, increases revenue

The German equipment supplier is strengthening its focus on the solar segment with production machinery for both thin-film and crystalline cells amidst waning sales in the optical disc segment.

The research institute Hakai Beach in Canada meets its electricity demand with a 30 kilowatt PV storage system featuring SMA multicluster technology

08/02/16: SMA: When storage systems pay off for commercial business

While private PV system operators work toward optimizing self-consumption, storage systems in industry are mainly used to provide control reserve and thus ensure grid stability. In commercial storage system applications, the main...

05/02/16: Iran to pay 35% premium for solar, wind plants with domestic content

Iran will authorize 1 GW of solar and wind contracts in March and plans to put 5 GW online over the next decade.

05/02/16: IHS: U.S. market boosts inverter sales for SMA, SolarEdge

Both SMA Solar Technology AG and SolarEdge have reported strong quarterly results in recent weeks, which IHS Technology credits with their position in the U.S. inverter market.

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Edmonton, Alberta

08/02/16: Canada: Alberta introduces new solar initiative

The province has unveiled new solar funding programs aimed at municipalities and farms that offers rebates of up to $0.75 per watt. The government reports "a tremendous amount of enthusiasm and uptake for these kinds of programs."

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08/02/16: Canadian Solar energizes three solar power plants in Japan

The 6.2 MWp portfolio of projects include the 2.3 MWp Ashikita Solar Power Plant in Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Prefecture, the 2.2 MWp Minamishimabara Power Plant - East and the 1.7MWp Minamishimabara Plant - West in Minamishimabara...

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08/02/16: Convert Italia contributes to the construction of the biggest PV project in Brazil

Convert Italia’s tracker single-axis TRJ, with an expected production of around 1GW in 2016 and of 1,7GW in 2017, is gaining market’s shares as well as the record as the best solution for large photovoltaic plants thanks to its...

By: Convert Italia

08/02/16: Yingli partners with Iberdrola on the turnkey solution for self-consumption in Spain

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Ltd has recently signed an agreement with Iberdrola, for the new product "Smart Solar Iberdrola", the turnkey solar PV solution that Iberdrola has set up to its customers which offers the...

By: Yingli

05/02/16: Magnolia Solar and Ecoark Sign Merger Agreement

Plan for Name Change to Ecoark Holdings and Migration to a National U.S. Stock Exchange

By: Magnolia Solar

05/02/16: Ascent Solar's EnerPlex Recognized for Excellence in Digital Communication

Wins Three AVA Digital Awards From the Association of Marketing & Communication Professionals

By: Ascent Solar

05/02/16: SunGreen Systems Completes Construction of 183 kW Solar PV System and Sustainable LED Lighting for Mortech Manufacturing

Combination of LED Lights and Solar Power Results in Green Lighting System with Substantial Energy Savings.

By: SunGreen Systems

05/02/16: Legend Solar Achieves 400 Percent Growth in 2015, Among Other Milestones

Legend Solar achieved nearly $15 million in revenue growth last year, expanded operations to Northern Utah, and achieved Master Dealer status with SunPower.

By: Legend Solar

05/02/16: Great River Energy, Wright-Hennepin Cooperative Partner on Large-Scale Solar Project

Great River Energy is currently developing a large-scale solar project to provide energy to its member cooperative Wright-Hennepin Cooperative Electric Association (WH), based in Rockford.

By: Great River Energy

05/02/16: SPI Energy Expands Its Electric Vehicle Rental Business in Southern China

SPI Energy Co., a global provider of photovoltaic (PV) solutions for business, residential, government and utility customers and investors, today announced that its majority-owned subsidiary, Beijing Yiwei New Energy Technology...

By: SPI Energy Co.

05/02/16: Smart Energy Storage System, sonnenBatterie, is ready for Hawaii with HECO approval

First installers already partnered with award winning, smart lithium storage system.

By: sonnen

05/02/16: Professor Marko Topic is Conference General Chairman of EU PVSEC

EU PVSEC 2016 retains its traditional international format.


05/02/16: Bristol City Council connects a 1.8 MWp solar farm in Avonmouth

Bristol City Council connects a 1.8 MWp solar farm in Avonmouth

By: Benu Energy Limited

04/02/16: OST supports solar in India

OST Energy (OST), the leading technical advisor for wind, solar and storage initiatives, has announced that it has opened an office in New Delhi, India, to support its increasing work in the Indian renewable development market.

By: OST Energy

04/02/16: Ygrene Energy Fund partners with Solar Roof Dynamics to bring affordable financing to rooftop solar in California

Ygrene Energy Fund Inc. announced today a strategic partnership with Solar Roof Dynamics LLC, a premier distributor of best-in-class solar solutions for California's roofing industry.

By: Ygrene Energy Fund

04/02/16: Harworth powers on with major renewable energy expansion

Harworth Estates, the UK property regeneration company owned by Harworth Group plc, has expanded its portfolio of renewable energy projects, with four further schemes now operating and four others in the pipeline.

By: Harworth

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