30/08/16: PG&E to open bidding process for 75 MW of shared renewables

The California utility is seeking 75 MW of solar and other renewable energy projects from 500 kW to 20 MW in capacity under a new shared renewable energy program.

NEXTracker trackers.

30/08/16: NEXTracker acquires predictive modeling software firm BrightBox

U.S. tracker manufacturer NEXTracker has purchased software firm BrightBox Technologies in a move it says will augment its predictive modeling capabilities and expedite the commissioning process.

Rajasthan India.

30/08/16: India: Adani to commence 1.2 GW solar fab construction before year end

The Indian conglomerate says it expects to commission phase one of its Gujarat solar equipment facility before year end, with Phase 2 penciled in for April 2017. Tenders issued for 200 MW solar+storage in Karnataka.

Solar, meet solar: The Si2 soars above the Gemasolar thermal solar plant in Abu Dhabi as it nears the final few miles of its historic journey.

30/08/16: Interview: How Solar Impulse's round the world flight took batteries on a journey of discovery

July's successful circumnavigation of the globe by Solar Impulse was a triumph for human endurance and ingenuity, and proved solar power's efficacy as a reliable source of electricity. But the project would not have been possible...

Trina Solar logo. Courtesy of Trina Solar

29/08/16: TrinaBEST to expand into Japan

The new storage arm of Trina Solar, Trina Energy Storage Solutions, otherwise known as TrinaBEST, has announced the establishment of a Japanese subsidiary, TrinaBEST Japan to help grow its energy storage business in Japan.

Solar farm in Australia. Image courtesy of Renew Economy.

29/08/16: Australia readies for big solar boom as PV costs continue fall

Australia is poised to experience its biggest ever boom in large-scale solar construction over the next year as a range of international market factors and local policy incentives take hold.

GCL-Poly polysilicon facilities in China. Image by GCL-Poly.

29/08/16: GCL-Poly agrees to buy $150 million of SunEdison's manufacturing business

The Chinese company will buy three of SunEdison's manufacturing businesses involved in polysilicon and cell production, amid rumors that it is also planning to make a bid for SunEdison’s controlling stake in TerraForm Power.

State of Bahia, Brazil. Wimimedia image by TR2HG

29/08/16: Enerray to build 104 MWp PV plant in Brazil

It is the second contract that the Italian company has won from Enel Green Power for a large-scale solar plant in Brazil, after it began construction on the mega 254 MWp Ituverava PV plant late last year.

26/08/16: Renewables rise to 16.8% of U.S. electricity production in H1 2016

However, EIA data shows solar PV only making up 1.3% of total generation, a fraction of the portion in leading European nations.

Kokam large scale storage.

26/08/16: Storage shows its worth in UK's first Enhanced Frequency Response auction

A total of 1.4 GW of projects were put forward under the 200 MW tender, with energy storage projects taking positive steps forward, says Renewable Energy Agency.

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Kigali, Rwanda.

30/08/16: BBOXX raises $20m funding to boost African off-grid solar presence

The London-based solar systems provider has secured investment from a consortium of backers, including Engie SA, to help support its expansion plans in Cameroon and the Ivory Coast.

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30/08/16: REC launches 72-cell version of the award-winning REC TwinPeak Series, rated up to 340 Wp

The REC TwinPeak 72 Series is bigger in size, delivers even higher power output per m2, and is ideally suited for commercial, industrial, and large-scale applications worldwide.


30/08/16: SimpliPhi Power raises $2 million to meet growing demand for its easy-to-install energy storage solutions

Profitable since 2013, company raises bridge round to take advantage of growing battery market.

By: SimpliPhi Power

30/08/16: Yingli to launch new UL-Certified PV module series in the U.S.

The series feature integrated SolarEdge power electronics, double glass and monocrystalline modules in both 60 and 72 cell versions.

By: Yingli

30/08/16: Sonnedix announces Chilean operations with completion of 7.5MW PV portfolio

Sonnedix is pleased to announce the commercial operation of three photovoltaic (PV) power plants in Chile; Pica Pilot, Santa Julia and Chuchiñi.

By: Sonnedix

30/08/16: Heliatek successfully implements second phase of BIOPV pilot project in Singapore

The second phase of Heliatek's large pilot installation of its award-winning project has been successfully completed in Singapore.

By: Heliatek

29/08/16: Silfab Solar Partners with Vision Solar for Major Module Delivery in United States

North American manufacturer delivers more than 45,000 all-black modules

By: Silfab Solar

29/08/16: Boviet Solar USA introduces new 1500 volt polycrystalline solar modules

The new high-voltage solar modules are ideal for large commercial and utility scale solar installations and require less balance of system (BoS) components compared to 1000 volt modules.

By: Boviet Solar

29/08/16: Pilot and explorer Bertrand Piccard coming in for a landing at Bell International Leaders series

As part of Montréal Civil Aviation Week, the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal is pleased to welcome celebrated Swiss pilot and explorer Bertrand Piccard, who on July 25 completed a 40,000 km trip around the world in a...

By: Bell International Leaders

29/08/16: Minnesota nature center installs Sunverge system in Duluth

Resilient solar+storage system at Hartley Nature Center to provide Duluth residents with safe place to shelter and stay connected during emergencies.

By: Sunverge

27/08/16: Oriano Solar wins Energy Startup of the Year Award 2016

Oriano Solar wins Energy Startup of the Year Award 2016

By: Oriano Solar

26/08/16: Solar trackers now powering Grenada Elementary School

Three state-of-the-art, American-made solar trackers are now powering the Grenada Elementary School in Grenada, California.

By: AllEarth Renewables

26/08/16: JinkoSolar sign $25 million tradeline with Maybank

This financing will be used to support JinkoSolar Malaysia's trade finance and working capital.

By: JinkoSolar

26/08/16: SMA introduces Sunny Central 2500-EV-US for 1,500 VDC utility-scale applications

New central inverter the first to be certified to UL 62109 standard.

By: SMA America

26/08/16: Luxor Solar delivers its first 150 kWp land solar system to Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Luxor Solar GmbH, producer of high-performance solar modules with German engineering standards, has delivered a 150 kWp land solar system to Bosnia-Herzegovina. The installation was realised together with a strategic project...

By: Luxor Solar GmbH

25/08/16: RES chooses high reliability trackers from Array Technologies, Inc.

Construction has started on the 131 MW (dc) / 102 MW (ac) solar facility in Lamesa, Texas.

By: Array Technologies, Inc.

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