Kalindi mountain Uttarakhand, India. Image: Sharada Prasad

27/10/16: Commissioning delay for 181 MW of solar projects in Uttarakhand

The commissioning of a total of 23 solar projects has been delayed for five months in Uttarakhand, after disagreements and delays related to the local distribution company and the Uttarakhand Renewable Energy Development Agency.

Kuwait City. Wikimedia commons image.

27/10/16: Operations start at Kuwait's first ever PV plant

Electricity started flowing at the landmark 10 MW Sidrah 500 PV plant in Kuwait on Wednesday, marking the beginning of utility-scale solar generation in the country, as the region begins to warm to the idea of PV deployment.

The partnership will see Sunrun install LG Chem's RESU battery.

26/10/16: Sunrun to deploy LG Chem batteries in the US market

Sunrun will offer LG Chem RESU batteries for the U.S. residential market through its BrightBox offering and subsidiary AEE Solar

Inner Mongolia.

26/10/16: Chinese ministry poised to alter land administration rights for agri-PV

Ministry of Land & Resources emphasizes land to be administrated as construction land for Agri-PV projects.

Solar installation, England.

26/10/16: UK slips to lowest position ever in EY's renewables attractiveness index

14th place for U.K. comes on back of Brexit uncertainty and go-ahead of Hinkley Point nuclear plant. However, Europe generally on the rise according to Ernst & Young analysts.

Sungrow's central inverters will power the 20 MW microgrid, located in the harsh environs of Shuanghu, Tibet province, China.

26/10/16: Sungrow connects 20 MW solar+storage microgrid plant in China

At a combined 20 MW, the microgrid plant in Shuanghu is the largest of its kind in the world, comprising 13 MW of solar PV and 7 MW of energy storage.

Leclanche battery cells.

26/10/16: Leclanché ups 2017 revenue guidance to 75% growth

Swiss-headquartered energy storage specialist reveals contract backlog of 85 MWh and ongoing negotiations equating to more than 300 MWh of new storage capacity over coming years.

Park in Andhra Pradesh.

26/10/16: Gamesa to develop 130 MW of solar in India

The Spanish clean energy company has been chosen by Indian developer Atria Power to build two large-scale solar PV plants in the country. Contract is firm's largest order in India to date.

The Wattway technology by Colas uses solar PV to create durable and electricity generating roadways.

26/10/16: France starts construction of first 1km of solar roadway

French energy minister Ségolène Royal inaugurated yesterday the construction of one kilometer of solar road in France's northwestern department Orne.

25/10/16: D.E. Shaw proposes to take over as TerraForm sponsor

The renewable energy investor says that the taking TerraForm off SunEdison’s hands could allow the company to recover.

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27/10/16: Tesla breaks into the black in Q3 results

The EV and battery maker maintains that its battery gigafactory will be ready to support Model 3 rollout in H2 2017, three weeks before a shareholder vote on the acquisition of SolarCity.

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26/10/16: Global consortium launches initiative to accelerate scaling of 100% renewable energy solutions

A group of companies are announcing the launch of the global Bright Minds Challenge to identify and help accelerate the scaling of solutions for 100% renewable energy – focusing on solar and energy storage.

By: Solarcentury

26/10/16: Lightsource chief legal officer wins the Legal 500 UK award

r Ece Gürsoy, Chief Legal Officer, director and company secretary at Lightsource is the winner of The Legal 500 UK in-house individual of the year: Environment category for 2016.

By: Lightsource

26/10/16: KACO new energy to supply 2.5 MW of inverter capacity to Hungary

The order has been placed with the German photovoltaic specialist by Hungarian EPC and distributor Szalontai.


26/10/16: Array Technologies leads U.S. market in solar tracker shipments

Solar tracker manufacturer has shipped 6GW of solar trackers globally.

By: Array Technologies

25/10/16: KACO new energy accelerates the energy turnaround in Thailand

The German photovoltaic specialist has joined forces with other companies in the industry as part of a new initiative. The “Powerful Blueplanet” alliance is aiming to further the development of the solar energy business in...


25/10/16: Remote maintenance for photovoltaic systems: E.ON cooperates with meteocontrol

Operate, control and monitor: Munich-based E.ON Energie Deutschland GmbH has set up a control console designed to professionally monitor and manage photovoltaic systems. Its partner in this endeavor is meteocontrol GmbH of...

By: meteocontrol

25/10/16: Stone Soup Solutions announces 100 megawatt south solar portfolio

Stone Soup Solutions, LLC announced today its current development plans to construct 100 megawatt (MW) of utility-scale solar farm projects in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia over the next 12 months. S3, a subsidiary...

By: Stone Soup Solutions, LLC

25/10/16: JLM Energy places 4 MW purchase order for Ideal Power’s 30kW and 125kW power conversion systems

Ideal Power Inc., a developer of innovative power conversion technologies, announced today that it has signed a Master Purchase Agreement with JLM Energy, a leading provider of commercial and industrial (C&I) energy storage...

By: Ideal Power

25/10/16: Remote maintenance for photovoltaic systems: E.ON cooperates with meteocontrol

meteocontrol supplies the monitoring solution VCOM virtual control room to E.ON control console in Munich

By: meteocontrol GmbH

25/10/16: Apricum appoints new partner Yusuf Macun to lead project finance advisory practice

Apricum, a transaction advisory and strategy consulting firm specialized in renewable energy, announces the appointment of Yusuf Macun as partner. He joins existing partners Nikolai Dobrott, Florian Haacke, Dr. Moritz Borgmann...

By: Apricum

25/10/16: Energy Toolbase joins the Green Button Alliance

Innovative Software Provider for Solar and Energy Storage Market Leverages Green Button Energy Usage Data; To Collaborate on Growing Green Button Ecosystem

By: Energy Toolbase

24/10/16: SPI Energy wins industry award at the 2nd Beijing Global Energy Leadership Summit

SPI Energy Co., Ltd., a global provider of photovoltaic (PV) solutions for business, residential, government and utility customers and investors, today announced that the Company has been awarded the 2016 Outstanding Achievement...

By: SPI Energy

24/10/16: JinkoSolar appointed co-chair of the B20 ECRE Taskforce

JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd., a global leader in the photovoltaic industry, today announced that it was appointed as one of the six co-chairs for the Business 20 (B20) Energy, Climate & Resource Efficiency Taskforce,...

By: JinkoSolar

24/10/16: Luxor Solar delivers solar modules for Europe’s largest irrigation system powered by solar energy

90.75 kWp solar system in Croatia powers pumps for an orchard irrigation system

By: Luxor Solar

24/10/16: CESA, Five States, and D.C. awarded $1.73 million by the U.S. Department of Energy to improve solar access

Three-year project to develop new state solar plans and programs

By: Clean Energy States Alliance

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