An alliance, including Greenpeace, is appealing the European Commission’s decision to approve subsidies for the British nuclear power plant, Hinkley Point C. Germany’s Bundestag is voting this evening on whether to follow suit.
Swiss battery maker, Leclanché has secured CHF7.7 million (around US$8.2 million) in additional funding to support its growth plans. Major shareholder, Recharge Aps has also agreed to convert up to CHF 17 million of its loan into...
A cumulative solar PV capacity of 200 GW will soon be reached, says BSW-Solar, indicating up to 22 GW have been added in 1H 2015. Like other recent estimates, the German solar association predicts 50 GW of new capacity additions...
GTM Research has published analysis showing that Advanced Energy currently holds 17% inverter market share in the U.S., meaning the firm’s exit from the market has left a sizable opportunity for competitors.
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.
Japanese electronics company Kyocera enters joint venture to construct solar plant on abandoned golf course in Japan's Kyoto Prefecture.
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.
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.
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.
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.
02/07/15: US: 100% conversion to wind, water and solar power by 2050 feasible, PV to account for 38%
In a new study by Stanford University, a solid financial, technical and economical case for the U.S to convert its all-purpose energy systems to ones powered by wind, water and sunlight (WWS) has been made. Based on their...
Industry press releases
As people across much of the country enjoy the heatwave, solar homes, commercial solar rooftops and solar farms across the country are to open their doors tomorrow (Friday) and Saturday as part of Solar Independence Day, the UK’s...
Global CIS solar energy solutions provider scaling up rooftop and power plant business in UK.
02/07/15: Ideal Power achieves UL Certification for its grid resilient 30kW power conversion systems
Ideal Power Inc. has received UL1741 certification for its Grid Resilient 30kW 2-Port and 3-Port Power Conversion Systems (PCS). Ideal Power's grid resilient PCS feature microgrid forming capabilities that enable back-up power...
Applied Energy Technologies (AET) announces its exhibition at Intersolar North America July 14-16 at booth 9721.
Gardner Capital, Inc. and MC Power Companies announced the commercial operation of a solar farm in Macon, Missouri, as well as the groundbreaking and development plans for an additional solar utility-scale photovoltaic power...
Ginlong Technologies announces today that it will be presenting exciting inverter innovations at Intersolar North America on July 14-16, 2015 in San Francisco.
Suncycle has developed an online test tool and a repair process for defective junction boxes of PV modules made by the manufacturer Solar-Fabrik.
Mecasolar is supplying solar materials to a 4.5MW solar plant in Antalya, Turkey.
Jeddah- Al Jeel Al Hader Trading Company (doing business as Desert Technologies) and Enerray SpA (a company of the Maccaferri Group) today announced a joint venture for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of solar...
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).
Engie has just acquired a 95% stake in Solairedirect with 100% voting rights in Solairedirect, a global leader of competitive solar.
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.
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...
meteocontrol and viamon form collaboration alliance.
Further project realized by ertex solar in the U.S.
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