Sonnenbatteries presentation.

25/11/15: Sonnenbatterie launches solar+storage community platform

German specialized solar battery manufacturer Sonnenbatteries has unveiled its new concept of a virtual network that can pool solar+storage arrays and trade surplus energy on the wholesale market. The goal is to build a virtual...

KMPG's report analyzes the forecasted levelized cost of solar in Ireland, and suggests that grid parity could be reached by 2030.

25/11/15: Ireland's solar landscape could reach 3.7 GW by 2030, says report

Report produced by KPMG and commissioned by the Irish Solar Energy Association foresees a potential nationwide solar sector reaching 3.7 GW by 2030 with just EUR 670 million of support.

EMPA produced flexible perovskite cell.

25/11/15: Swiss team develops low-temperature deposition for transparent perovskite

Researchers have developed a method to produce perovskite PV cells at low temperature, which does not result in a device exhibiting hysteretic current-voltage behavior. The technique employs a semi-transparent indium oxide rear...

Punjab Chandigarh Palace of Assembly.

25/11/15: India: Punjab state reaches 1.5 GW of allocated solar PV

Punjab's New and Renewable Energy Minister Bikram Singh Majithia confirms that the state now has projects amounting to 1,550 MW at various stages of development; a 172-fold increase in just three years.

Sky Solar PV plant.

25/11/15: Sky Solar reaches 242 MW of shovel-ready projects

Hong Kong-based solar firm releases solid third quarter financial report revealing a 1 GW solar park pipeline and year-over-year revenue increase of 17.3%.

A battery storage system

25/11/15: Australian utility engagement points to bright future for battery storage

The ways in which Australian utilities are engaging with distributed battery storage and the proactive role of the regulator points to the market being a dynamic one. Bloomberg New Energy Finance believes that because of this,...

Solar in Kenya.

25/11/15: World Bank plans $16bn fund to fight African climate change

World Bank will push for investment from development organizations, private partners and governments, while footing $5.7 billion itself to help stem the causes of climate change in Africa.

Solar in Jordan.

25/11/15: Jordan signs 50 MW PPA agreement

Deal struck between Spain's Fotowatio Renewable Ventures and Jordan's National Electric Power Company for a 50 MW solar plant to be located some 80km north of Amman.

24/11/15: Duke to build a 61 MW PV plant in North Carolina to serve Google data center

Google is the first company to participate in a Duke program from 2013 allowing companies to source their power from renewables.

24/11/15: Canadian Solar to supply 112 MW of PV modules to Sunrun in 2016

This large purchase by the third-largest U.S. residential installer shows diversification away from REC Solar, its main supplier for the last two years.

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Yingli workers in solar factory.

25/11/15: Low utilization at Yingli results in $581 million Q3 write down

China’s Yingli Green Energy continues to be plagued by low utilization rates and will book a RMB3,694.2 million (US$581.3 million) "non-cash impairment charge on long lived assets" in Q3.

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Industry press releases

25/11/15: Blue Earth announces the addition of Zeina El-Azzi, Judith Hall, John Knight and Peter Defazio as executives to the team

New executive additions to increase Blue Earth's execution organization and acquisition capabilities.

By: Blue Earth

25/11/15: SustainCo Inc. announces contract of over $270,000 for energy management system in Toronto School

SustainCo Inc. is pleased to announce that SustainCo Solutions & Services through its wholly owned investee VCI Controls Inc., has been awarded a contract worth over $270,000 by VR Mechanical Solutions Inc. for an energy...

By: SustainCo Inc.

25/11/15: UGE International announces agreement to acquire Endura Energy

UGE sees move as major step towards leadership position in commercial solar.

By: UGE International

25/11/15: PV Analyzer Z100

PV Analyzer Z100 reduces fault-finding times on solar panel systems considerably.

By: EmaZys Technologies

25/11/15: KRAFTWERK Renewable Power Solutions named Owner's Engineer for 50 MW PV plant in Egypt

The consortium Cairo Solar Farm appoints KRAFTWERK Renewable Power Solutions as Owner’s Engineer of 50 MW PV plant project in Egypt.

By: KRAFTWERK Renewable Power Solutions GmbH

25/11/15: Yingli Green Energy announces results of 2014 Annual General Meeting

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited, one of the world's leading solar panel manufacturers, today announced that all shareholder resolutions proposed at the Company's 2014 annual general meeting held on November 24, 2015...

By: Yingli Green Energy

24/11/15: 75 MW Solar tracking site complements wind in Arizona

Red Horse 2 solar site is fully operational in Cochise County-

By: Array Technologies, Inc.

24/11/15: JinkoSolar announces appointment of Vice President Global Sales and Marketing

JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd today announced the appointment of Mr. Gener Miao as its Vice President Global Sales and Marketing.

By: JinkoSolar

24/11/15: GE and Solargise partner to introduce GE’s innovative solar inverter solutions in an expanding solar industry in India

With solar farms being built in 7 different locations across the country, Solargise, partnering with GE, has taken the lead in driving the next technology shift for utility-scale solar power in India.

By: GE

24/11/15: SunEdison signs 6.2 MW solar power deal with L.A. County

SunEdison, Inc. today announced that it has signed 20-year power purchase agreements with Los Angeles County in a deal that will see nine government facilities powered with 6.2 megawatts DC of solar energy.

By: SunEdison

24/11/15: Solar Impluse promotes clean tech solutions to solve climate change

Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg founders and pilots of Solar Impulse will be actively engaged in the COP21 Climate Conference which will take place in Paris, France to highlight the fact that investing in solutions, for...

By: Solar Impluse

24/11/15: The Strata Group launch the first stage of their Eco Initiative, with solar powered signage

Sovereign Signs, a brand within The Strata Group, have manufactured and installed their first signage installation that is run entirely by solar panels. Sovereign Signs built and fitted the signage for long term client, Formula...

By: The Strata Group

24/11/15: RENAC launches e-learning platform in Spanish on renewable energy

The German company Renewables Academy (RENAC) works to make knowledge on renewable energy available worldwide. After 7 years offering online trainings in English, RENAC will launch its e-learning platform RENAC Online in Spanish...

By: Renewables Academy AG (RENAC)

24/11/15: SEIA applauds Governor Cuomo for setting a 50 percent renewable electricity mandate

Following is a comment from Rhone Resch, president and chief executive officer of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), on reports that New York is going to establish a mandatory 50 percent renewable portfolio standard...


24/11/15: UN agency partners with Ikea to raise funds to ‘brighten lives' for refugees

Amid the deepening global refugee crisis, the IKEA Foundation will restart its ‘Brighter Lives for Refugees' campaign between November 29 and December 19 in 40 countries, through which the Foundation will donate €1 to the United...

By: UN News Centre

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