Image: Sun Brilliance

09/12/16: Approval granted for 100 MW PV plant in Western Australia

Sun Brilliance has received approval from the Mid-West development assessment panel (DAP) for the largest solar installation in Western Australia, with the solar developer still needed to finalize financing for the project.

Image: Sam Pothecary

09/12/16: South Australia-made silicon energy storage system "ready to close grid gap"

A South Australian company behind a silicon based thermal energy storage system has created and successfully tested a full prototype of its technology, which it says is ready for commercialisation after a decade is the making.

Installed solar array in England.

09/12/16: UK: Lightsource eyes GBP 600m buyback of installed solar systems

The British solar developer is looking to dip into a pot of GBP 600 million to purchase installed arrays, offering customers an upfront lump sum to transfer the FIT; customers will still receive free energy generated by the...

sPower PV project. Image: sPower

09/12/16: sPower signs 105 MW PPA under community choice aggregation program

sPower has secured a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) for 105 MW-AC of solar power with community choice aggregator MCE in California, making it sPower’s largest contract of this type to date, and the largest community...

Huawei's smart fusion.

08/12/16: Global inverter shipments to contract 5% in 2017 before steady recovery, says GTM Research

Consolidation of top 10 suppliers continues as Chinese inverter firms Huawei and Sungrow top shipment chart, while SMA's U.S. strength sees it cling on to top spot for revenue, report shows.

Suvilahti plant in Finland

08/12/16: Finland's first solar power investment fund set up by Evli and Nordic Shine

Finnish Evli Bank has become the majority shareholder in Finnish solar company Nordic Shine, as the two companies combine to create the country's first ever solar investment fund, to expand the possibilities of distributed solar...


08/12/16: Yingli losses push past $50m in Q3

The Chinese solar company cites weak demand in China and module oversupply for lower revenues, profit and margin; will pivot towards higher efficiency sales in 2017.

Image: Flickr Remko Tanis

08/12/16: Two more Chinese companies ousted from EU price undertaking

Seraphim and Huashun have now been added to a growing list of Chinese solar manufacturers that have either left, or been excluded from, the European Commission's minimum import price (MIP) for PV modules and cells, inviting...

Akon and Bertrand Piccard.

08/12/16: Solar Impulse co-founder expects passenger electric planes within 10 years, SolarStratos aircraft unveiled

Bertrand Piccard, pilot and co-founder of groundbreaking Solar Impulse project, believes electric planes powered by solar energy can carry passengers within the next decade. SolarStratos project aims to become first solar-powered...

Solar array in Dakar, Senegal.

08/12/16: Financing secured for 30 MW plant in Senegal

The Ten Merina 30 MW solar park is being financed by French private investment firm Meridiam, who has already financed a similar project in the country, as it looks to diversify its energy mix with all types of solar energy.

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09/12/16: NextEra & First Solar commission 250 MW-AC project in Nevada

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08/12/16: Sunverge delivers advanced AC-coupled energy storage system

Intelligent and reliable solar integration system with advanced VPP software available immediately to meet installer and utility demand.

By: Sunverge Energy

08/12/16: Canadian Energy looks to bring power back to the people

CUB 2.0 aims to help remote communities control their own destiny through affordable, consistent energy.

By: Canadian Energy

08/12/16: Solar PV distributor Krannich Solar introduces the WebPortal in Spain

Spanish customers benefit immediately from the advantages of online shopping.

By: Krannich Group GmbH

07/12/16: German Economics Ministry approves energy transition blueprint project enera

Younicos to provide expertise in the integration of storage and markets. Project to receive 50m Euro federal funding.

By: Younicos

07/12/16: ACC and Nestlé cooperate on rooftop solar

Under the terms of the Agreement ACC will invest 100 percent of the system cost and will undertake the design, construction, and long-term system maintenance.


07/12/16: SPI Energy Co., Ltd. announces resignation of Director

Dr. Gang Dong resigned as a Director of the board of director of the Company effective as of December 7, 2016, for personal reasons.

By: SPI Energy

07/12/16: IBC SOLAR Premium Partner AVANTAG Energy installs 1.8 MWp PV rooftop system in Rhineland-Palatinate

PV system on the roof of a logistics building produces around 1.66 million kWh of solar power a year.

By: IBC Solar

07/12/16: Sungrow inverters power Sacramento Kings' NBA basketball arena

The Sacramento Kings have announced the completion of their 700kW rooftop array on top of their Golden 1 Center home arena. The venue will be the first indoor sports arena to have its entire energy supply sourced from solar, with...

By: Sungrow

07/12/16: PV monitoring system upgraded in record time

meteocontrol: Fixed-price service for retrofitting monitoring units in solar energy systems

By: meteocontrol GmbH

06/12/16: Former Tesla Powerwall sales manager takes over as SONNEN VP of sales to ramp U.S. business

Blake Richetta, former North American Sales Manager for Tesla Energy, will head SONNEN's growing expansion in the U.S. as Vice President of Sales.


06/12/16: Coronal Energy, powered by Panasonic, announces Solar Acquisition Program

Substantial increase in project acquisitions planned for 2017 and 2018.

By: Coronal Energy

06/12/16: MJP International announces the acquisition of Energy Alliance Labs

HEAL offers a wide array of green energy solutions it markets and sells online. Among them are state of the art wind and solar installations for both commercial and residential customers.

By: MJP International

06/12/16: Solar Frontier and Delta Electronics announce the installation of CIS solar systems in Thailand

Solar Frontier's solar panels installed at Delta Electronics factory site in Thailand.

By: Solar Frontier

05/12/16: ÅF acquires the energy division of Spanish solar engineering company

In line with ÅF's growth strategy and the ambition to strengthen its global position in the renewable energy sector, ÅF is acquiring the energy division of the Spanish engineering company ARIES Ingeniería y Sistemas.

By: ÅF

05/12/16: Sungrow showcases inverters at Solar & Off-grid Renewables | Solar Finance & Investment Southeast Asia 2016

SG60KTL and SG50KTL-M string inverters—featuring 99% maximum efficiency, 4 MPPTs, a 1.3 DC/AC ratio (up to 1.4 for the SG60KTL)—are specially designed for distributed solar farms and commercial rooftops.

By: Sungrow

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