01/12/15: Massachusetts reaches nearly 15,000 solar workers

The state's latest report on clean energy found 14,820 workers in Massachusetts' solar sector, at the very moment when the industry is threatened by legislative inaction on net metering caps.

The COP21 summit runs from November 30 to December 7.

01/12/15: COP21: Banks, businesses step up clean energy investment commitments

In addition to the world’s leading development banks agreeing to work together to increase climate investment, the last two days have seen the RE100 initiative welcoming a number of new participants looking to commit to 100%...

Oxis Li-S battery pouch.

01/12/15: Next-gen battery market to grow to $10bn in 2030, says Lux Research

Dominance of lithium-ion based storage technology will continue for next decade, report says, but next generation technologies will increase their market share thanks to wider adoption in e-mobility industry.

Modi launched the International Solar Alliance in Paris, yesterday

01/12/15: COP21: India to install 12 GW of solar in 2016

At the unveiling of the International Solar Alliance on the first eve of COP21, Indian Prime Minister Modi said India will see 12 GW of new solar capacity installed in 2016. He added that the alliance is a "sunrise of new hope"...

Sungrow inverter, California.

01/12/15: Global adoption of Chinese inverters limiting revenue growth, IHS says

Year-on-year inverter shipments grow by 35% over the first nine months of the year, but revenue growth over that time increases just 4%; growing acceptance of cheaper Chinese inverters putting price pressure on the market.

3 MW solar PV development, Karnataka.

01/12/15: Indian state Karnataka to lower rooftop PV tariff, announces 1.2 GW tender

Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission and Renewable Energy Development Limited announce changes to the state's solar landscape designed to encourage greater development in ground-mount PV.

The meeco Group’s sun2live energy storage system has been installed alongside the PV array

01/12/15: 3 MW solar+storage system completed in Antigua

A 3 MW solar PV and energy storage system has been commissioned by the Government of Antigua and Barbuda (GOAB) and PV Energy Ltd. It is expected to cover almost all of the V.C. Bird International Airport of Antigua’s energy...

Solar Impulse 2 at its home hangar in Switzerland.

01/12/15: Solar Impulse secures $20m funding to complete second leg of journey

The solar-powered aircraft, grounded in Hawaii since July, has raised the funds required to complete its round-the-world journey attempt, confirms pilot and co-founder Andre Borschberg.

Solar and wind will grow by more than 110 GW this year, with PV surpassing wind annually for the first time in 2018, the report finds.

01/12/15: Solar, wind power output to surpass shale in five years, says Goldman report

New solar and wind capacity additions between 2015 and 2020 will add more power globally than U.S. shale-oil production did during 2010-2015, according to a new report by Goldman Sachs.

Newly registered solar PV systems total 1.174 GW in the first 10 months of 2015.

01/12/15: Germany: Just 45 MW of new solar added in October

Just 45 MW of new solar PV capacity was added in October, according to the German Federal Network Agency. The FIT tariffs will, as a consequence of the weakened demand, not change in December. For the first 10 months of the year,...

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01/12/15: Walmart continues to lead U.S. corporate adoption of solar

The world's largest retailer is also hosts the most solar on its U.S. facilities of any corporation, with 32 MW added in 2015 to reach 142 MW overall.

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01/12/15: Upsolar and la Nef Deliver clean energy through 25 social housing units in France

Upsolar today announced the completion of a 25-system, 200 kWp solar energy project across OPH Thionville, a series of social housing units in Thionville, France.

By: Upsolar

01/12/15: Hanwha Q Cells Turkey closes financing and reaches grid connection of 8.3 MW solar power plant in Burdur, Turkey

12 year project financing over USD 20.15 Million closed together with Yapı Kredi Bank. One of Turkey´s largest PV power plants put into operation after only two-and-a-half months of construction. Hanwha Q CELLS Turkey acts as...

By: Hanwha Q Cells

01/12/15: sPower Sierra Solar connects to grid 22.5MWdc in Los Angeles County

sPower achieves commercial operation on its first LA County project

By: sPower

01/12/15: Utility-Scale solar farms and future of Innowatt24 Corporation

Innowatt24 review on a good year and new partnerships with I-24 Renewables. Most of all I24 is starting own developments in USA and sold already a couple of solar farms. Innowatt24 is now under the Top 70 in North America.

By: Innowatt24 Corporation

01/12/15: Sustainable Energy Solutions and Solbridge Energy Plan Merger to Form Southern Current

Over the combined 16 years of work, these two companies established themselves as leaders in the Southeast renewables landscape.

By: Southern Current

01/12/15: Photovoltaik-Institut Berlin verifies impact of cleaning robots

In many regions of the world, sand and fine dust cause photovoltaic power plants to experience considerable yield losses. Although the manual or automatic cleaning of modules is intended to remedy this situation, it may actually...

By: Photovoltaik-Institut Berlin

01/12/15: Huawei FusionSolar draws intense interest at Intersolar India, with a 100 MW contract signed

Huawei attended Intersolar India 2015 held in Bombay Exhibition Center. Its FusionSolar smart photovoltaics (PV) solution attracted keen interest from many visitors.

By: Huawei

01/12/15: Construction update on DeGrussa solar project

After four months into construction of the 10.6MW solar + 6MW battery at the off-grid DeGrussa Copper-Gold Mine, the project is on track for completion in Q1 2016 / Activities are well advanced with all posts installed, racking...

By: juwi

01/12/15: Martifer Solar Italy adds 7 MW to its Italian O&M portfolio

Martifer Solar, a subsidiary of Martifer SGPS, has added 8 PV rooftop plants in a total of 7 MW of new third party O&M contracts to its portfolio in Italy.

By: Martifer Solar

01/12/15: First Solar CEO joins TPI composites board of directors

TPI Composites, Inc. today announced that James A. Hughes has joined its board of directors.

By: First Solar

01/12/15: Intersolar India 2015: Solar energy gaining ground in India

November 20 saw the end of the seventh Intersolar India, the largest exhibition and conference for the solar industry in India.

By: Intersolar India

01/12/15: Belectric OPV: The symbiosis of energy and design - building-integrated organic PV installations for Vic-Montaner in South-West France

The combination of aesthetically pleasing sun-shading and energy-production are key benefits of Belectric OPV installations.

By: Belectric OPV

30/11/15: U.S. Army Reserve Installs Two Solar Carports Totaling 280 kW with REC Solar

Solar arrays propel Department of Defense toward renewable energy goal

By: REC Solar

30/11/15: SolarCity Opens Regional Workforce Training Center in West Las Vegas

Democratic Leader Senator Aaron Ford, Senator Ruben Kihuen, and other Nevada leaders participate in celebrating local job creator's commitment to make Nevada the regional hub for training the 21st century energy workforce.

By: SolarCity

30/11/15: KDC Solar Closes $100 Million Debt Investment with Highbridge Principal Strategies

KDC Solar has closed a debt investment with Highbridge Principal Strategies. The $100 million investment refinanced a construction facility KDC Solar had established with the Prudential Capital Group, a division of Prudential...

By: KDC Solar

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