Battery storage system. Image by Solarpraxis' Andreas Schlegel.

28/07/16: USD 1 billion energy storage market in German by 2021

A new report from GTM Research forecasts that the energy storage market in German will have an annual value exceeding USD1 billion by 2021, as a collection of factors feed the market’s growth within the country.

Nyngan solar plant in Australia.

28/07/16: ARENA reveals 20 final applicants for utility scale program, capacity set to grow

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency has published the list of the 20 final applications it has received under its AU$100 million ($75 million) utility scale solar grant program. The falling cost of solar has resulted in a...

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28/07/16: IHS: Grid-tied storage to double in 2016, to emulate growth of solar

Industry analysts IHS Markit expect the grid-tied energy storage market to double in 2016, from 1.4 GWh to 2.9 GWh. IHS expects on-grid storage capacity to reach 21 GWh by 2025.

The “Simulate your Solar System” online platform will show the benefits of residential solar. Image by Panasonic.

28/07/16: Panasonic simulator enables Dutch homeowners to see solar benefits

Panasonic has launched its "Simulate your Solar System" online platform in Holland, which will enable homeowners to see just how much they can save from installing rooftop solar on their homes, at a time when residential solar is...

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28/07/16: Mass industrial electricity price may continue to decline in China

In order to stimulate economic growth, the basic electricity price for mass industrial users may contentiously drop, even after several rounds of reduction.

SunEdison PV plant with worker.

28/07/16: TerraForm Power reveals preliminary 2015, Q1 2016 results

The yieldco's most recent financial data shows continued losses despite a slowing of project acquisitions in Q1.

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27/07/16: Chernobyl's exclusion zone to be revived with solar

The Ukrainian government has announced plans to use Chernobyl's nuclear wasteland for solar energy generation. Meanwhile in Belarus, a 22.3 MW PV plant is already under construction in Brahin district, around 20 miles from...

Port of Los Angeles

27/07/16: Port of Los Angeles unveils $27 million solar+storage microgrid project

The Green Omni Terminal Project will be a scalable model to upgrade the 26 other terminals at the Port of Los Angeles as well as other terminals worldwide.

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27/07/16: Report: IT giants needed to push DG over the top

The distributed generation landscape is still in its early stages, with lots of players but no definitive winners, according to Lux Research. Large industrial conglomerates are and renewables-focused installers are the best...

Sydney Harbour, Australia

27/07/16: Australia: Ausgrid to slash fees, fast-track solar+storage applications

The changes will make it easier and cheaper for customers to become more energy efficient, according to the state-owned grid operator. Ausgrid supplies electricity to nearly 1.7 million customers in New South Wales.

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British Photovoltaic Association (BPVA) and The Renewable Energy Organisation of Iran (SUNA) signing a cooperation agreement.

28/07/16: Will Iran turn to PV?

Eye-catching news regarding solar PV in Iran is coming thick and fast, which is piquing the interest of investors in the Iranian energy market. But how realistic is Iran’s anticipated solar PV renaissance?

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28/07/16: Eternal Sun achieves AAA certification for large area steady state solar simulator

Eternal Sun is pleased to announce they received an independent third party class AAA certification for all their large area steady state solar simulators

By: Eternal Sun

28/07/16: PROINSO announce sponsorship deal with Indian Rugby Football Union

Solar energy company PROINSO has signed a sponsorship deal with the Indian Rugby Football Union (IRFU). The sponsorship deal was announced today (July 28th) at a press conference held in Mumbai.


28/07/16: Dominican Republic can triple renewable energy share by 2030, new IRENA report finds

Higher renewables share would reduce CO2 emissions by 23% and save billions of dollars.


28/07/16: Japanese enterprises team up to launch virtual power plant experimental project

Fourteen Japanese companies have come together to launch the "Virtual Power Plant Experimental Project," an initiative subsidized by the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, an arm of Japan's Ministry of Economy Trade and...

By: Mitsubishi Corporation

28/07/16: Vienna International Airport improves environmental footprint with a PV system for self-consumption

IBC Solar Austria installs photovoltaic systems on an area measuring approximately 3,200 sqm at Vienna International Airport.

By: IBC Solar Aus

27/07/16: Enphase Energy expands customer base in Benelux

New strategic partners to distribute Enphase Energy's award-winning microinverter system.

By: Enphase Energy

27/07/16: WINAICO supplies more than 35,000 WST modules in Holland’s largest rooftop system

9.3 MWp generated on 26 roofs by Royal Dekker with WINAICO WST-260P6 modules.


27/07/16: GameChange Solar receives orders for 111 MW fixed tilt racking for Southeast USA

GameChange Solar announced that two leading EPCs ordered over 111 MW of pile driven fixed tilt racking systems from GameChange Solar for immediate production. The systems are GameChange Max-Span Post System for poly panels.

By: GameChange Solar

27/07/16: Enphase, Living Energy and Suntech partner to light up the days for TLC for Kids

A 30 kilowatt rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) system was donated to TLC for Kids, a children's charity that provides practical and emotional support to sick kids and their families across Australia, during a fundraising event...

By: Enphase, Living Energy and Suntech

27/07/16: Fronius establishes subsidiary in Greece

In July, the Fronius Solar Energy Division established a subsidiary in Greece. The Austrian inverter manufacturer is already well-familiar with the Greek market and is therefore turning to Repowering as a route to success.

By: Fronius

26/07/16: Sungrow’s 4 MW Project in Ukraine successfully connected to grid

Sungrow, the world’s largest PV inverter manufacturer, announces the successful connection to the grid of a 4MW project in extremely harsh conditions. The project uses Sungrow’s SG60KTL string inverter and is located in the...

By: Sungrow

26/07/16: Lumax Energy equips ABB headquarters with Renusol mounting solution for solar microgrid installation

The South African wholesaler Lumax Energy has equipped the national headquarters of ABB, the global leader in power and automation technology, with a mounting solution for its 756 kWp solar microgrid installation.

By: Renusol

26/07/16: Solar-Log SCADA controlled 5.6MW rooftop solar PV portfolio

Canada-based solar wholesale distributor and EPC, Frankensolar Americas Inc., is working with the Solar Income Fund to deploy solar PV plants on 25 elementary and secondary schools owned by Canada's Greater Essex District County...

By: Solar Data Systems

25/07/16: Japan- JV juwi Shizen Energy Inc. builds 14 MW solar plant in north of Honshu Island

Construction has just started / Site located on former golf course in the city of Ishinomaki (Miyagi prefecture) / Clean solar power to 4,400 households.

By: juwi-Shizen Energy

25/07/16: CleanFund and Soligent partner to help installers sell more commercial solar systems

CleanFund is the #1 direct provider of long-term PACE financing exclusively for commercial properties in the U.S. Soligent is the #1 pure play distributor of solar systems, financing and technology in the U.S.

By: CleanFund

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