29/09/16: San Diego schools solar splurge

News on commercial scale deployments across two of San Diego’s school districts shows a strong commitment to the industry. Two contracts alone expect to save $1.6 million over 10 years and $21 million over 25 years.

Meyer Burger's headquarters in Thun, Switzerland. Image: Meyer Burger

29/09/16: Meyer Burger announce major restructuring

Swiss solar technology provider Meyer Burger today announced a company wide restructuring program. The program aims to reduce the company’s overall operating costs by CHF 50 million.

Google-led Project Sunroof. Image by Google.

29/09/16: Google solar project wins UN climate solutions award

Project Sunroof, an initiative led by Google, has been announced as one of 13 winners of the United Nations 'Momentum for Change' climate change award, by enabling tens of millions of Americans to evaluate the solar potential of...

Michele Vannini from Coveme discusses the U.S. solar manufacturing landscape with Jonathan Gifford.

28/09/16: Video tales from SPI: talking backsheets and 1,500v with Coveme

In the first video of the latest series of pv magazine LIVE reports, Jonathan Gifford discusses 1,500v module production and the U.S. solar market with Coveme.

China landscape.

28/09/16: China regulators may cut solar subsidy by 13% in some regions, say reports

The National Development and Reform Commission is mulling a 13% reduction in the tariff of solar PV plants located in China's least sunny regions, according to Bloomberg.

JA Solar module inspection.

28/09/16: JA Solar latest Chinese firm to withdraw from EU price undertaking

Solar company becomes latest Tier 1 player to voluntarily remove itself from the European Union's minimum import price undertaking.

The solar array atop the Prodrive HQ features 2,446 solar panels that will mitigate the effects of 5,600 tonnes of CO2 a year.

28/09/16: UK switches on nation's largest community-owned solar array

The 636 kW rooftop PV array at the headquarters of Prodrive in Oxfordshire was completed by social enterprise Low Carbon Hub and is the largest such installation in the country.

Solaria solar module.

28/09/16: Solaria files IP lawsuit against GCL over module production infringement

The Californian solar module developer alleges misappropriation by China's GCL Solar over trade secrets pertaining to its patented production technique.

SunEdison worker.

28/09/16: TerraForm Global clears way for sale of SunEdison India and Uruguay assets

SunEdison yieldco has consented to the third party sale of the bankrupt clean energy developer's 425 MW Indian solar portfolio and further assets in Uruguay. Firm will receive a portion of the proceeds.

Centrotherm production.

27/09/16: Centrotherm appoints new CEO

Board of the German solar equipment manufacturer appoints Jan von Schuckmann as company CEO. Change of management elsewhere sees Gunter Fauth appointed as COO, with Peter Augustin making way.

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China's national flag. Flickr image by Renato Ganoza.

29/09/16: Breaking: China looking to dramatically cut solar PV FIT

A recent document from China's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) confirmed the rumor that China will continue to cut its FIT for renewable energy starting from 2017. It also indicated it may be a dramatic cut.

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28/09/16: Greentech Energy Systems A/S: Sale of the Fotocampillos solar plant

Company has sold its Spanish Fotocampillos solar plant (2.10 MW) to Vela Energy S.L

By: Greentech Energy Systems

28/09/16: Energy sector prime targes for cyber-attacks

Addressing cyber risks in the energy sector is critical not only to energy security, but is also vital for a resilient state and economy; finds a new World Energy Council report.

By: World Energy Council

28/09/16: Bruce Sohn joins Siva Power as vice-chairman of the board

Siva Power adds another heavyweight to its solar "Dream Team".

By: Siva Power

27/09/16: AT&T Smart Cities welcomes Spruce Finance as newest smart grid customer

Spruce will offer the AT&T Advanced Metering Infrastructure solution to support residential solar solutions.

By: Spruce Finance

27/09/16: UL acquires AWS Truepower to expand global renewable energy portfolio

Acquisition strengthens UL's position in full lifecycle solutions for wind and solar energy sectors.

By: UL

27/09/16: K2 Systems: MiniFive ensures ideal ventilation

The new additional component MiniFive offers a simple and easy option to mount the modules for the tried-and-tested MiniRail System by K2 Systems. One-sided mounting of the modules at the eponymous angle of 5° improves the...

By: K2 Systems

26/09/16: Nigeria goes DESERT: Jurawatt's climate-optimised DESERT solar panels are heading for West Africa

Following government accreditation, Jurawatt's high-temperature DESERT solar modules are set to enhance Nigeria’s investment in solar renewable energy. Bavarian solar specialists Jurawatt have been awarded SGS import...

By: Jurawatt Vertrieb GmbH

26/09/16: Increasing Use in Public Transport Drives Demand for Fuel Cell Vehicles, says TMR

Fuel Cell Vehicles Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020

By: Transparency Market Research

26/09/16: Solar Energy UK 2016: Zeversolar Showcases New Inverter for the Budget Segment

Zeversolar, a subsidiary company of the leading inverter manufacturer SMA, will be unveiling the new Zeverlution 3680 inverter for the UK market at Solar Energy UK 2016 in Birmingham October 4-6, 2016. This single-phase device...

By: Zeversolar

23/09/16: SMA Sunny Central Inverters now certified compliant with global standards

The world's leading independent certification company Bureau Veritas certified the Sunny Central 2200/2500-EV central inverters from SMA Solar Technology AG (SMA) in accordance with IEC standard 62109-1/2.


23/09/16: Industry lauds UBM India's 10th edition of Renewable Energy India Expo

Asia's largest business congregation in its domain; reiterates renewed focus on renewable energy in India. 


23/09/16: Patagonia joins the Bring Back Solar Alliance

The outdoor clothing company, has joined the Alliance in fighting to overturn the unpopular solar rate hike passed by the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUC) in late December.

By: Bring Back Solar

22/09/16: Azure Power Global Limited Announces Launch of its Initial Public Offering

Azure Power Global Limited today announced the launch of its initial public offering of 6,818,182 equity shares, including 5,863,637 equity shares to be sold by Azure Power and 954,545 shares to be sold by certain selling...

By: Azure Power India

22/09/16: Vaisala Supports 30 Percent of Solar Auction Submissions in Argentina

In emerging markets consultants' ability to deliver on speed and accuracy are key to competitive bids

By: Vaisala

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