04/09/15: Colorado pioneers community solar for low-income residents

Colorado has provided funding to GRID Alternatives to build a series of community solar installations for low-income residents, many in rural parts of the state. The non-profit has already constructed a 24 kW array.

Little Sun Charge prototype in Berlin, August 2015.

04/09/15: Little Sun doubles crowd funding goal in just two days

The Berlin start-up and social business has had spectacular success in crowd funding its latest product, a solar powered cell phone charger for people with no access to electricity as well as for users eager to free themsvelves...

04/09/15: Renew Financial completes US$50 million securitization of PACE bonds

This is the company's first securitization, but is part of a trend of securitization of PACE bonds as a means to drive down the cost of capital.

SMA smart home system

04/09/15: SMA smart home system to manage appliances from Bosch manufacturer

Homeowners will now be able to incorporate products from BSH Hausgeräte, Europe's largest manufacturer of home appliances, into SMA's intelligent energy management systems.

Ameland flock of geese.

04/09/15: Solarcentury building largest solar farm in the Netherlands

The U.K. developer is collaborating with Amelander Energy Cooperative and renewable energy supplier Eneco to construct the 6 MW plant on the low-lying island of Ameland.

04/09/15: Intevac books PVD equipment order from Tier-1 manufacturer

Californian-based deposition equipment supplier Intevac is to supply its Intevac Matrix thin-film deposition equipment to an unnamed Tier-1 crystalline silicon cell manufacturer. The Matrix system employs physical vapor...

Sao Paulo

04/09/15: Brazil: BYD to deliver local modules for auction projects

BYD will open a 400 MW capacity solar module factory in Sao Paulo next year. The initial production will be delivered for winning projects in national solar auctions.

Sunrun rooftop installation.

04/09/15: Sunrun offers extended loan option for US customers

Solar-as-a-service provider Sunrun launches BrightAdvantage, a loan option that offers homeowners a 12- or 20-year payment option for the installation of rooftop solar systems.

SunEdison installation

04/09/15: SunEdison shares soar following CEO's upbeat comments

Investor confidence in the renewable energy group appears to be growing after the chief executive's assurances that cash is on its way.

Rooftop solar installation, England.

04/09/15: UK's FIT cuts threaten 20,000 solar jobs

Department of Energy and Climate Change's own study finds that reduction in the feed-in tariff from next year will lead to 22,000 job losses throughout the U.K. solar industry.

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04/09/15: The pv magazine weekly news digest

Solar starts marching to a samba beat as Brazil kicks on, storage issues a set of handy reminders of its prowess in PV, and a rather conservative forecast by the IEA still serves to stick the boot in on fossil fuel.

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04/09/15: SolarWorld solar panels power Texas electric cooperative's 2.7 MW solar farm

CoServ Solar Station serving as national model for cost-effective solar deployment among utility co-ops

By: SolarWorld Americas Inc.

04/09/15: Winners of Natural Light - International Design Competition present winning design of Special Edition Solar Lamp in London

In London, 3 September at the 6th VELUX Daylight Symposium, the winners of the international design competition Natural Light presented the first prototype of a solar lamp. 14,500 editions of this lamp will be distributed in...

By: The VELUX Group

04/09/15: Intevac receives MATRIX PVD system order from Tier 1 solar cell manufacturer

Additional solar customer adopts Intevac's PVD solution

By: Intevac, Inc.

04/09/15: Pre-production begins On documentary feature film "Solar, A Convenient Truth!"

Scheduled to begin filming Fall 2015.

By: Solarthedocumentary

04/09/15: Novus Green has installed 1 MW solar rooftop power plant at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi

ovus Green has installed 4000 Solar Poly Crystalline Photovoltaic (PV) Modules of 250 Wp and Grid Tie String Inverters to build 1 MW.

By: Novus Green Energy Systems Pvt Ltd

03/09/15: PROINSO PV RACK to launch in South Africa

c has announced details of a new roof top product designed to meet the distinct market challenges of South Africa.


03/09/15: Conference in Hamburg will pave the way for PV's future

Collective intelligence: EU PVSEC unites global researchers, industry representatives and policy makers


03/09/15: Roth Capital Partners to Host Solar Symposium at Solar Power International (SPI 15)

Leading solar power and clean technology companies to hold investor meetings.

By: Roth Capital Partners

03/09/15: TASC kicks off national campaign urging Congress to support solar

The Alliance for Solar Choice is asking Congress to "help keep solar on a level playing field" and kicks off a national campaign to compel action on the solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC).

By: The Alliance for Solar Choice

03/09/15: MIT CTL and UPS support solar electric car project

Vehicle sustains 60 mph using the same energy as a hairdryer.


02/09/15: FuturaSun’s modules qualified for Dubai’s DEWA reference list

FuturaSun’s modules have qualified and been approved by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) for the Smart Dubai Initiative.

By: FuturaSun

02/09/15: JinkoSolar enters into an agreement with Ygrene Energy Fund Partners to offer PACE financing to residential and commercial customers

JinkoSolar today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, JinkoSolar (U.S.), has entered into an agreement with Ygrene Energy Fund, to integrate JinkoSolar’s high quality solar modules into Ygrene’s PACE (property assessed...

By: Jinko Solar

02/09/15: Cronimet/THEnergy study: In solar for mines size does not always matter

Reducing CAPEX with energy efficiency and load shifting.

By: THEnergy

02/09/15: SPI announces strategic investment in electric vehicle rental business

Deal will help to power pioneering fleet of 100% clean-energy powered electric vehicles.

By: Solar Power Inc.

02/09/15: Jinergy obtains multiple certifications from Solarif, JET, TUV, MSC and CQC

The company is now actively preparing for its appearance on the global market.

By: Jinergy

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