28/06/16: SEIA: Texas will become the 2nd-largest U.S. solar market in the next five years

GTM Research and the U.S. solar trade group forecast that Texas will install 4.6 GW of solar PV over the next five years, nearly all of which will be utility-scale.

Jonathan Gifford interviewing Coveme's Alessandro Anderlini at Intersolar Europe.

28/06/16: Coveme: Pushing boundaries on bifacial modules

pv magazine's Jonathan Gifford caught up with Coveme Division Manager Photovoltaic, Alessandro Anderlini, at Intersolar Europe to get an update on the Italian company's latest innovations and to get his perspectives on the...

IBC Solar and DHYBRID sign cooperation agreement. Image IBC Solar.

28/06/16: IBC Solar and Dhybrid enter cooperation for hybrid systems

The two German companies signed the cooperation agreement in a bid to become one of the world’s leading providers of diesel-PV hybrid systems.

28/06/16: IDB finances 54 MW merchant solar project in Chile

Solairedirect’s project is one of the few merchant solar projects to be built to date.

Solar array in Dakar, Senegal. Image by Elena Pisano.

28/06/16: 20 MW under construction in Senegal; 600 MW more in sub-Saharan Africa by 2020

Global private equity firm Denham Capital and African renewable energy investment company GreenWish announced a partnership to develop, build and finance a portfolio of 600 MW of renewable energy projects across sub-Saharan...

Floating solar park in London

28/06/16: KfW Development Bank to fund two floating solar projects in India

The German-based development bank has agreed to build the projects as part of a study to assess the potential of floating parks within India, and to show the technical practicality of large-scale solar.

Badain Jaran temple in western Inner Mongolia. Image by Sjoerd van Oort.

28/06/16: Two new EPC contracts for SPI Energy in China

The Shanghai-based PV solutions provider signed the two contracts for projects totaling 62 MW once they are completed, which adds to their growing reputation and presence in China.

27/06/16: GameChange Solar secures orders for 158 MW of racking in North Carolina

The company expects order for 500 MW of projects in the state during 2016, which will bring its total to over 1 GW this year.

Intersolar crowds

27/06/16: 5 Intersolar Europe 2016 takeaways

An international show, sited alongside the EU PVSEC delivering exposure to key technologists, and a fast-growing storage market were three of the key takeaways the pv magazine team took away from the 25th Intersolar Europe last...

27/06/16: Installation of PV modules begins on El Salvador’s largest solar project

The Providencia solar project by French developer Neoen is divided into two blocks, a 76 MW plant which was awarded in an auction and a block of 25 MW which will provide electricity to distributors under the framework of private...

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28/06/16: Wacker Chemie partners with 1366 Technologies

The world’s second-largest polysilicon maker will provide the kerfless wafer startup with a $15 million equity investment, a supply of polysilicon and technical assistance.

Solar Superheroes, Ep II

New actors join the fold as the Solar Superheroes regroup to battle the polluting might of Coal and Oil. Meet these new faces and follow the latest thrilling instalment.



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28/06/16: SolarCity Announces Formation of Special Committee to Evaluate Tesla Proposal

SolarCity Corp., America's #1 solar power provider, today announced that SolarCity's Board of Directors has formed a special committee of independent directors to evaluate the June 20, 2016, proposal from Tesla Motors, Inc. to...

By: SolarCity Corporation

28/06/16: Four-Megawatt SunPower System Under Construction at CSU Fullerton

At the 15th Annual California Higher Education Sustainability Conference (CHESC) underway this week at California State University, Fullerton (CSUF), the university and SunPower announced that construction is underway on a...

By: SunPower Corporation

28/06/16: Intersolar NA 2016: Ginlong Presents Solis 6-10kW Residential Inverters and 36-40kW Commercial Inverters in San Francisco

Ginlong Technologies, one of the world's oldest and largest string inverter manufacturers, will be presenting new and exciting inverter innovations at Intersolar North America 2016. The well attended solar exhibition in North...

By: Ginlong Technologies

28/06/16: SunPower and Clean Solar Help Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose Save Energy While Changing Lives

San Jose Conservation Corps Youth Help Install Solar Panels and Gain Valuable Job Skills

By: SunPower Corporation

28/06/16: SimpliPhi Power Unveils High Voltage Energy Storage Solution for Commercial and Industrial Applications

Non-toxic, energy dense battery addresses large-scale solar + storage challenges

By: SimpliPhi Power

28/06/16: Real Goods Solar Announces Public Offering of Units

Real Goods Solar today announced that it commenced a public offering of units, each unit consisting of one share of Class A common stock, par value $0.0001 per share and a warrant to purchase a to-be-determined-fraction of one...

By: Real Goods Solar

28/06/16: Solar Steel participates in the construction of the first governmentally backed solar plant in Turkey

The plant will have a total capacity of 10.2 MW. This is the fifth Solar Steel’s solar project in Turkey for Phoenix Solar – Asunim customer.

By: Solar Steel by Gonvarri Steel Services

28/06/16: Filmmaker to Build Solar Powered Volkswagen Bus

Filmmaker Patrick Russell is raising funding on Kickstarter to build a solar-powered Volkswagen bus and produce a 10-minute film to educate the public about the future of solar power and electric cars.

By: Walker Film Production

28/06/16: ESS To Showcase Low Cost Iron Flow Battery Ideal For Long Duration Energy Storage & Microgrid Applications At Intersolar

Company's simple iron chemistry delivers dramatically lower cost, higher performance, and longer operating life than other flow battery chemistries.

By: ESS Inc.

28/06/16: Solar Frontier Announces Completion of 14 MW of Solar Projects Installed with CIS Advanced Technology in Indiana

Solar Frontier Americas, US subsidiary Solar Frontier, announced today that two utility-scale solar projects installed with the company’s advanced CIS modules are completed and in operation. The solar power generation plants,...

By: Solar Frontier

28/06/16: IPEx Cleantech Asia, Ostan Group Pilot LED Smart Street Lighting Platform in Batang, Indonesia

IPEx Cleantech Asia (IPEx) and Ostan Group are piloting an installation of the Urbana Advanced LED Smart Street Lighting Platform, in Batang, Indonesia. Urbana uses open-source LoRa wireless technology and hardware that can be...

By: IPEx Cleantech Asia

27/06/16: SunPower's Cradle to Cradle Certified Silver Solar Panels Earn Top Product of the Year Award from Environmental Leader

Award Reinforces SunPower's Industry-leading Approach to Sustainable, Responsible Manufacturing

By: SunPower Corporation

27/06/16: EDF Energies Nouvelles and Fraunhofer ISE sign contract for further cooperation - Quality standards for PV power plants

On the occasion of Intersolar Europe in Munich, Fraunhofer ISE and the French company EDF Energies Nouvelles celebrated their ten years of collaboration which mainly addresses quality standards for PV power plants. A contract for...

By: Fraunhofer ISE

27/06/16: The United States is Expected to Deploy 77.3 GW of Distributed Renewables Between 2016 and 2025, According to Navigant Research

Utility strategy and regulatory policies affect deployment of distributed renewables in the U.S., report finds.

By: Navigant Research

27/06/16: What if your solar module could tell you 'replace me'? Simplifying O&M with AEG solar modules and IMM Technology

AEG solar modules utilizing Individual Module Monitoring (IMM) technology allow you to track their own performance increasing system yield and reducing your O&M costs at a highly competitive price with respect to currently...

By: Solar Solutions PV GmbH

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