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04/05/16: Santa Monica mandates solar PV on new buildings

The new mandate is the fifth by a California municipality, and will apply to both residential and commercial buildings.


Independent energy generators developed more than 2 GW of solar PV projects in the U.K. last year, an increase of more than 80% on 2014.

04/05/16: UK: solar installed by independent entrepreneurs topped 2 GW in 2015, study finds

Independent renewable entrepreneurs supplied 7.6% of the U.K.'s power demand last year, investing more than GBP 1 billion into renewable energy; solar capacity grew by 83% in this sector.


More and more customers want to know that the energy they use comes from renewable sources

04/05/16: NV Energy offers “green rider” for large customers

NV Energy rolls out new “green” opportunity for customers who wish to be served by renewable energy sources. The energy will be supplied from a new PV plant to be constructed in Clark County, Nevada.


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04/05/16: Germany: Utility survey reveals solar and Energiewende remain popular

A survey carried out by the German Association of Energy, and Water Industries (BDEW) has revealed that solar is one of the most popular industries in the country. It has also demonstrated that a majority of Germans believe the...


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04/05/16: Siva Power to build CIGS pilot line

Siva Power has raised US$5 million, in a series D round, to construct a pilot line for its CIGS PV technology. The line will be installed at the company's Santa Clara base.


Solar installation in Munich.

04/05/16: Phoenix Solar doubles Q1 revenue Y-o-Y

The German PV project developer posts first quarter revenue of EUR 9.9 million, double that achieved in Q1 2015, following the conclusion of several large-scale projects. Accelerated Q2 growth forecast.


Queensland.

04/05/16: Origin Energy signs 13-year PPA for 100 MW Queensland solar farm

Australian utility inks a 13-year power purchase agreement with the developers of the Clare Solar Farm, which is a 100 MW PV plant currently under construction in Queensland.


More than 97 GW of solar have been installed in Europe in the last 10 years

04/05/16: IHS announces 100 GW of solar installed in Europe

Europe has reached 100 GW of grid-connected PV. SolarPower Europe calls for a market design reform to pave the way for the 200 GW benchmark.


Enphase president and CEO Paul Nahi.

04/05/16: Enphase Energy hits Q1 revenue target as price reduction roadmap continues

The U.S. microinverter specialist reports first quarter revenue of $64.1 million, shipments of 143 MW and a GAAP gross margin of 18.3% as product costs continue to fall.


03/05/16: United States reaches 1 million solar installations

SEIA and George Washington University report predicts that the United States will reach 2 million solar installations in 2018, and that 1 million PV systems will be installed annually starting in 2025.


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04/05/16: 9 GW of solar projects registered for July auction in Brazil

The auction will take place on July 29 and is the first of two national solicitations for solar PV to be held this year in Brazil. 295 PV projects have obtained technical accreditation to participate.


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04/05/16: China-based GCL enters distributed energy storage market

Global launch of new energy storage products.

By: GCL

04/05/16: Nautilus Solar announces a significant expansion of its project acquisition And operations team

Nautilus welcomes Scott Greenberg as Vice President of Operations where he will be responsible for leading operations and construction of solar developments acquired or invested into by Nautilus; Steve Littlewood as Director of...

By: Nautilus Solar

04/05/16: SunPower to Deliver 11.4 MW solar power system for the County of Santa Clara

The County will own the systems, as well as their associated renewable energy credits.

By: SunPower

04/05/16: Standard Solar Installs Largest Rooftop Array in Virginia; Dominion Virginia Power Project on Public High School Rooftop

3,000+ panel array’s output will exceed 1,330 MWh/year and offset 918 metric tons of carbon

By: Standard Solar

04/05/16: BlueRock Solar Launches Community Solar Projects for New York State Residents

Leading energy solutions company expands into solar industry; making solar accessible to all

By: BlueRock Solar

04/05/16: Ontario Building More Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Green Investment Fund Fighting Climate Change, Growing Ontario’s Economy

By: Government of Ontario

04/05/16: Berryessa Union SD Uses Bond to Save $12.5 Million through Integrated Solar and STEM Program

Berryessa Union School District (BUSD) celebrated the beginning of its new, district-wide initiative to empower student success through an integrated solar energy and STEM program during a groundbreaking event at Piedmont Middle...

By: OpTerra Energy Services

03/05/16: Array Technologies Strengthens Team with New Supply Chain Director

Michael Gray brings deep international steel sourcing experience and supply chain expertise

By: Array Technologies, Inc.

03/05/16: LID Scope – monitoring Light Induced Degradation (LID)

LayTec is proud to announce the market launch of LID Scope - the first commercially available system for simulation and monitoring of LID! LID Scope is a table-top system that helps to quantify the expected performance loss of...

By: LayTec

03/05/16: ICCI 2016: First steps for a residential market

ICCI 2016 in Istanbul saw new opportunities for solar in Turkey. As the first Turkish company Zenit Enerji is offering a financing package for rooftop solar. BayWa r.e. also plans to enter the Turkish market.

By: Hannover Fairs Turkey/ICCI

03/05/16: NEXTracker Opens Nashville, TN Office to Serve East Coast, Southern States and Gulf Regional Solar Markets

NEXTracker opens regional office due to high demand for Company’s PV solutions in Eastern U.S. The office will bolster delivery and customer care for utility and distributed generation solar plants in these growing regions.

By: NEXTracker

03/05/16: Solar tracking expert Exosun confirms high local content performance

To optimally serve the South African utility-scale PV market Company renews its B-BBEE level 4 certificate.

By: Exosun

03/05/16: Midwest utility Alliant Energy unveils major solar research and education project; includes record 23 Spotlight Solar trees

Midwest utility Alliant Energy today made its move into the solar energy sector with the opening of its Madison Solar Demonstration Project.

By: Spotlight Solar

03/05/16: Ideal Power introduces new SunDial solar PV string inverter

First commercial solar PV string inverter with field upgradable port for direct integration of energy storage targeting $6.9 billion inverter market.

By: Ideal Power

02/05/16: UGE Announces Agreement to Develop and Design-Build 6.3 Megawatts of Solar PV in Ontario

UGE has executed contracts for the development and construction of 6.3 megawatts of solar projects in Ontario, Canada. The portfolio consists of 11 sites.

By: UGE International Ltd.

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