Major U.S. solar player SunPower has released its Q2 2015 results, in which it reports falling revenues both on a Y/Y and M/M basis, as it either holds completed projects on its books or drops them down into joint yieldco 8point3...
GTM Research in its latest report states that 72% of the 1.2GW of residential solar installed in the U.S. last year is third-party owned, in the form of leases and PPAs.
Kaco and Ideal Power have come to an agreement where Kaco will now be able to resell Ideal Power’s products under the Kaco label. Kaco will also be able to design their own products using Ideal Power’s patented technology.
Californian microinverter company Enphase has signed a deal with Sunrun, to supply the lease provider’s ‘direct installation services business’. Enphase has supplied Sunrun certified installers for some time, with this most...
Leclanché expands on its storage offerings with its acquisition of Trineuron, a company that designs and manufactures lithium ion storage systems.
Charlotte-based Duke Energy Renewables has acquired two solar power plants totaling 50MW from Kruger Energy in California. The projects are currently under development.
Spanish Abengoa has reached an agreement with Abengoa Yield to sell a fourth asset package. Meanwhile, SolarCity has announced its securitization proposal.
National Energy Administration says congestion on grid caused by higher share of solar energy forced 9% of installed PV capacity to sit idle for first six months of year, figures show 7.7 GW of PV added in H1.
RMB3 billion line of credit agreed with China's Ping An Bank to be used to support JinkoSolar ongoing PV project development across China.
Company breaks ground on latest large-scale solar project in Chile, secures $160 million in financing with CorpBanca and DNB.
Industry press releases
29/07/15: U.K. solar provider Euro Energy Services selects Enphase Energy as primary technology partner
Nationwide U.K. installer shifts to Enphase solar energy systems to provide quality-driven customer experiences.
29/07/15: Beuth University of Applied Sciences and RENAC: New travel grants to study renewable energy and energy efficiency in Germany
The Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin and the Renewables Academy (RENAC), co-organisers of both the distance learning degrees Master of Business Administration (MBA) Renewables and Master of Science Energy and Resource...
Credit facility amounts to US$28.35 million.
28/07/15: Delta’s energy storage systems and large commercial inverters were highlights at Intersolar 2015
From June 10-12, 40,000+ visitors and 1,000 exhibitors gathered at Messe München, for Intersolar Europe and the collocated electrical energy storage (ees) exhibition.
Leading commercial solar companies combine efforts to provide full integrated asset management services.
Consumer demand strong for new shared renewable energy source in Massachusetts; company developing more shared solar sites in Massachusetts and Minnesota.
A photovoltaic system with 1.15MWp is now operating in Develi, Kayseri province, next to one of Turkey’s highest mountains, being the first one on a large dairy farm. The system provides electricity to the farming operations with...
Schneider Electric Solar Business, a global leader in solutions for the solar power conversion chain, is proud to announce that they have received the 2014 Award of Excellence for a multi-site management system from BSI Canada.
Oakham-based distributor and installer Navitron adds BlackMagic to its PV range. BM optimisers will be available from stock starting from late August 2015.
Fresno/Clovis wastewater reclamation facility enlists MD Energy to build multi-MW solar power system.
Andalay Solar has over 30 pending or issued patents related to solar panel installation technology.
The recently completed solar power plant is expected to generate 13,000 MWh of electricity per year.
Solar roof system installed at Exito's Barranquilla store reducing energy demand by 24%.
First solar water heater to secure OG-100 certification.
1 MW Bulnes System on flat east-west roof in Adana. Spanish manufacturer expects to secure certification for its ground-mount systems soon.
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