09/10/15: New York State plans for solar on 150,000 homes and businesses by 2020

NY Governor Cuomo has deepened the state's solar commitment and made other pledges as part of an international MOU to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Fraunhofer solar cell research.

09/10/15: The pv magazine weekly news digest

The race for solar panel efficiency heats up, SunEdison goes for a more streamlined model, Europe wants to nip the MIP in the bud, and Germany lends a helping hand to India.

The U.S. Energy Department's Solar Decathlon kicks off Oct. 8, 2015

09/10/15: Solar Decathlon kicks off amidst NREL layoffs

As international university teams compete on innovative solar home designs, the U.S. Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory, which has been instrumental in organizing the popular challenge, is facing increasing...

Abuja, Nigeria

09/10/15: Nigeria Alternative Energy Expo sets sights on solar

The conference will seek to match renewable energy project developers with global investors and examine innovative solar financing programs and off-grid solutions.

20 MW Golmud PV plant

09/10/15: China increases solar installation target for 2015

The country's National Energy Administration is requiring new projects to be completed by the end of 2015 and connected to the grid by the end of June next year, a move that has led to increased installations for the year.

Inauguration of Welspun PV plant in Punjab, India, October 2015

09/10/15: Punjab aims for full sustainability

Leaders in the Indian state have reiterated their commitment to solar photovoltaic power as they inaugurate the region's largest green energy project.

08/10/15: Global solar investment shows flat growth in Q3 2015

Bloomberg New Energy Finance reports a 1% year-over-year fall in global solar investment to $43.9 billion, but notes distortion by currency effects.

Solar rooftop installation.

08/10/15: UK: First round of solar job losses announced as FIT cuts bite

Solar panel insulation company Mark Group calls in administrators as 939 staff made redundant following decision by SunEdison to offload the subsidiary as it exits U.K. market; company directly blames FIT cuts.

Singulus CEO Dr. Stefan Rinck.

08/10/15: Singulus lowers 2015 forecast despite solar sales uptick

German equipment manufacturer's optical disc segment failing to meet expected demand, forcing an overall revision downwards of revenue for the year despite sales in solar segment expected to double.

"Power sector transformation should focus on a transition of the system as a whole, and not treat the integration of renewable power generation as a separate issue."

08/10/15: IRENA calls for energy roadmaps to integrate renewables

IRENA has released a new report outlining measures for the development of national roadmaps to assist in the transition to renewables in a country’s power grid. Policy makers will need play a central role in successfully...

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09/10/15: Spain's government approves the “sun tax”

A new self-consumption decree states that installations up to 100 kW provide electricity to the grid as a gift. High taxes are spared only partially for systems up to 10 kW and plants on islands off the coast of Spain.

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09/10/15: Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) and Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) enhance liaison through testbed, technology interlocks

SGIP and Industrial Internet Consortium to support energy and IoT convergence

By: Smart Grid Interoperability Panel

09/10/15: Sunrun scores with Los Angeles Dodgers to expand home solar to more Americans

Leading residential solar company announces professional baseball partnership to bring affordable solar energy to homeowners

By: Sunrun

09/10/15: WINAICO's 300 W PERC module wins Taiwan Excellent PV Award for best PV module in safety, reliability and efficiency

WINAICO's 300 W PERC 60-cell module passes the advanced liability tests conducted by ITRI to win Taiwan Excellent PV Award, presented by the Bureau of Energy, of the Ministry of Economic Affairs.


09/10/15: Yaskawa - Solectria Solar provides inverters for one of largest professional sport stadium PV systems in North America

Yaskawa - Solectria Solar, a leading U.S. PV inverter manufacturer, has provided its PVI 28TL inverters to Russell Pacific and Auric Solar for Rio Tinto Stadium. This 2 MW system will offset 73% of the stadium's total annual...

By: Yaskawa - Solectria Solar

08/10/15: Asunim supplied 2.3MWp of solar panels and inverters to Portimão (southern Portugal)

During the third quarter of 2015, the solar company asunim delivered 2.3MWp of solar modules manufactured by Trunsun Solar and large string inverters manufactured by Refusol to a ground-mounted system currently being implemented...

By: asunim

08/10/15: Huawei FusionSolar attracting attention

From September 15 to 17, 2015, Solar Power International (SPI) was held at the Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California, in the USA. SPI is the largest and most influential solar show in North America. The FusionSolar...

By: Huawei

08/10/15: Ideal Power receives order for 30kW multi-port power conversion systems from EnerDel

Ideal Power Inc. announced that it has received a multi-unit purchase order from EnerDel for its Grid-Resilient 30kW Multi-Port Power Conversion Systems which will be used for multiple microgrid installations. The systems are...

By: Ideal Power

08/10/15: Hannah Solar launches Hannah Home Energy in partnership with Sonnenbatterie Inc.

Hannah Solar is teaming up with Sonnenbatterie Inc. to address the growing demand for residential solar coupled with an energy storage solution.

By: Hannah Solar; Sonnenbatterie Inc.

08/10/15: Indiana based Inovateus Solar installs solar arrays for Hoosier Energy

Inovateus Solar announced it is installing two solar arrays for electric cooperative power supplier Hoosier Energy.

By: Inovateus Solar

08/10/15: A flexible dual-axis solar tracking system is able to survive in extreme conditions

During the typhoon season, strong winds often cause a lot of damages to solar power sites, and the investments are blown away instantly.

By: BIG SUN Group

07/10/15: Circular Energy now offering innovative solar power buyback program

Circular Energy launched their innovative solar power buyback program today which helps customers maximize their overall return on their investment in their distributed solar energy system.

By: Circular Energy

07/10/15: Blymyer Engineers Chosen As Engineering Firm Of Record For Springbok 2 Solar Farm

Blymyer Engineers, the nation's leading design firm for utility scale solar projects, announced today the company has been chosen by Swinterton Builders as the engineering firm of record on the Springbok 2 Solar Farm in...

By: Blymyer Engineers

07/10/15: MMA Energy Capital and Conergy Close $55 Million Solar Finance Facility

MMA Capital Management, LLC (NASDAQ: MMAC) (“MMA Capital Management” or the “Company”), a Delaware limited liability company, today announced that its subsidiary, MMA Energy Capital, LLC (“MMA Energy Capital”), through its joint...

By: MMA Capital Management, Conergy

07/10/15: Microsemi announces availability of LX2410A IDEAL solar bypass device

New product offers improved efficiency of under-the-glass design, superior package size compliance and lightning strike protection for PV solutions.

By: Microsemi Corporation

07/10/15: The BBA and Photovoltaik-Institut Berlin present new rating report service for solar power plants

Photovoltaik-Institut Berlin (PI Berlin) and British certification body the BBA are unveiling a new inspection process for solar power plants at the Solar Energy UK exhibition. The PQ Rating provides a rapid overview of the...

By: Photovoltaik-Institut Berlin

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