Sunrun truck.

01/07/15: Sunrun to raise USD111 million in first residential securitization

U.S. solar lease provider Sunrun has released pricing for its first securitization of residential solar leases. The company plans to raise US$111 million through two note issuances.

The disused golf course in Kyoto Prefecture is to be the location of Kyocera's 23 MW solar farm.

01/07/15: Japanese golf course to become 23 MW solar array

Japanese electronics company Kyocera enters joint venture to construct solar plant on abandoned golf course in Japan's Kyoto Prefecture.

SolarCity rooftop installation.

01/07/15: SolarCity unveils storage and solar package for new build properties

The U.S. solar installer's Homebuilder Program has been updated to include new Tesla Powerwall-backed storage systems for new build properties, Californians offered new fixed-rate pricing.

Duke Energy.

01/07/15: Younicos and Duke Energy combine on 36 MW Texas storage project

German battery specialist Younicos, together with Samsung SDI, to collaborate with U.S. utility Duke Energy on creation of 36 MW storage plant in Texas.

A Grid Alternatives installation.

01/07/15: Enphase expands Grid Alternatives partnership by 3 MW

Microinverter supplier Enphase has expanded its partnership with Grid Alternatives. The extended cooperation should see another 3 MW of solar added to low-income households and communities.

Manz HQ.

01/07/15: Manz revises 2015 financial forecast downwards

Recent order cancellation shaves EUR 12 million from the German tooling supplier's electronics division, prompting revenue forecast revisal below previously stated figure of EUR 320-340 million.

A floating PV array.

01/07/15: Analysis: Innovation is mounting

Cormac Gilligan from IHS examines pv magazine's 50 array-changing technologies selection and finds that while innovation in mounting technologies remains slow-paced, the signs are positive that change is coming. In the area of...

Solar PV plant in Germany.

01/07/15: Germany registered 101 MW of new solar PV in May

Installation slowdown means that the FIT will be cut by just 0.25% across Q3 owing to cumulative capacity additions coming be below the government corridor of 2.4-2.6 GW.

01/07/15: Solar Independence Day: where does UK solar go from here?

The U.K.'s Solar Trade Association will once again host a Solar Independence Day on Friday and Saturday, with the industry at something of a crossroads under the new government.

Sydney Harbour.

01/07/15: CEFC supplies AUD100 million for solar leasing

Australia's Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) will provide ADU100 million (US$77.2 million) to support the rollout of solar leasing by utility Origin. The funds will be provided over a 12-year period.

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01/07/15: US solar output 50% higher than official figures suggest, report finds

A joint study by GTM Research and kWh Analytics finds that distributed solar in the U.S., absent from official EIA figures, accounts for 9.2 GW, or 45%, of the nation's capacity.

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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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: 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

01/07/15: teamtechnik Presents New STRINGER TT1800 at Intersolar North America

teamtechnik presents the new STRINGER TT1800 at the Intersolar North America 2015 trade fair in San Francisco. The global market leader for stringer systems will present the latest high-performance stringer with its unique single...

By: teamtechnik

01/07/15: meteocontrol integrates theft protection in PV monitoring system

meteocontrol and viamon form collaboration alliance.

By: meteocontrol GmbH

01/07/15: ertex solar export: U.S. and France

Further project realized by ertex solar in the U.S.

By: ertex solar

01/07/15: S-Energy to Supply 25 MW of solar modules for utility-scale projects in New Mexico

S-Energy will deliver a total of 25MW of its newly-developed SN-series modules for Utility-Scale Projects in New Mexico

By: S-Energy

30/06/15: Kingspan Energy acquires ASAP Solar

Less than 90 days after its U.S. launch, Kingspan Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary of Kingspan Group PLC, today announced its acquisition of American Solar & Alternative Power, LLC, known by its trade name, ‘ASAP’.

By: Kingspan Energy

30/06/15: JinkoSolar signs amendments to credit agreement with Wells Fargo Bank, National Association

JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, JinkoSolar (U.S.) INC., ("JinkoSolar US"), has signed amendments to the credit agreement with Wells Fargo Bank, National Association ("Wells Fargo").

By: JinkoSolar

30/06/15: Daqo New Energy announces new CFO and CMO

Daqo New Energy Corp. today announced the appointment of Mr. Ming Yang as Chief Financial Officer, effective July 6, 2015.

By: Daqo New Energy

30/06/15: Solar3D selected for addition to Russell Microcap Growth Index

Solar 3D, Inc., a provider and developer of solar power solutions, is pleased to announce today that according to a list posted on, its common shares were included in the Russell Microcap Growth Index on...

By: Solar 3D

30/06/15: Intersolar North America expands downstream workshops, technical trainings

CALSEIA Contractor Day returns for second year along with sessions from NABCEP, SEI and NAATBatt to educate solar sales and installation teams on policy regulations, new products, technical issues and industry best practices.

By: Intersolar North America

30/06/15: Extensive solar cost-benefit studies now highlighted on SEIA website

As a way to quickly access extensive research on the value of solar and renewable energy – from economic and environmental benefits to both consumers and businesses, to grid efficiencies and savings – the Solar Energy Industries...


30/06/15: AET selected by Swinerton Renewable Energy for 22.6 MW solar project in Utah

Applied Energy Technologies (AET) has been selected by Swinerton Renewable Energy to provide its Rayport-G ECO mounting system for the 22.6 MW installation in Utah’s Beaver and Iron counties.

By: Applied Energy Technologies

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