Samsung SDI at SNEC 2016. Photo Samsung SDI

24/05/16: Samsung SDI to begin producing PV paste in China after unveiling new 8800 Series

The South Korean company is due to start operations at its Wuxi Plant in June to have a production base in China, where the PV industry is thriving.

RES energy storage system

24/05/16: RES to supply battery storage solutions to the UK grid

Renewable Energy Systems worked in tandem with Great Britain’s National Grid to create battery energy systems that can provide sub-second frequency response services.

Enugu State, Nigeria.

24/05/16: Motir DuSable and Martifier Solar partner up for 100 MW solar plant in Nigeria

Nigerian and American company Motir DuSable has already been awarded a power generation license for the project and has now signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Martifier Solar to develop the plant.

23/05/16: 100 MW-AC solar project to power the Santiago metro

SunPower and Total’s Pelican solar project will supply 42% of the subway system’s electricity needs, and a wind plant will supply another 18%.

23/05/16: RENA receives order for copper plating equipment from “Tier 1” solar maker

The order for copper metallization could be a big step for the technology, which seeks to replace silver paste for PV cells.

23/05/16: Vivint closes on $75 million in tax equity financing

The deal is good news for Vivint, which had reported difficulty raising tax equity funds.

23/05/16: U.S. C&I solar segment remains highly fragmented

The latest report by GTM Research finds that the top 10 developers account for only 42% of this market segment.

Along with growing its downstream business segment, the Chinese company continues to maintain its market share as one of the leading wafers and modules manufacturer

23/05/16: ReneSola reports $5.7 million Q1 income and 785 MW PV pipeline

Chinese PV manufacturer and solar project developer ReneSola reports $5.7 million net income in Q1, a 785.3 MW pipeline of projects and a 79.9% year-on-year increase in wafer shipment.

Great Sphinx of Giza Pyramid of Menkaure. Cairo, Egypt. Photo by Mstyslav Chernov.

23/05/16: Dispute over arbitration location causes stumbling block for PV projects in Egypt

A dispute has emerged between the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company and international lenders and developers over the arbitration venue for PV projects that are being developed in the country, which could lead to delays...

Israel's new 50.1 MW solar plant is located in the northern part of the Negev desert

23/05/16: EDF Energies Nouvelles commissions the largest solar plant in Israel

EDF Energies Nouvelles starts operation on a 50.1 MW PV power plant in the northern part of the Negev desert, Israel.

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24/05/16: Singulus Technologies signs two precontracts for the largest order in the company’s history

The German PV production equipment manufacturer signed the precontracts, worth over EUR110 million (USD123 million), with a subsidiary of China National Building Materials for production machines to manufacture CIGS solar...

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24/05/16: IRENA Celebrates First Five Years, Looks Ahead to Next Five

On the eve of IRENA's 11th Council meeting, IRENA celebrates five years of advancing the renewable energy solution


24/05/16: GSES Integrates SimpliPhi Power Energy Storage In First-of-its-Kind Solar Mobile Training Unit

Leading solar training centre demonstrates non-toxic storage benefits in the classroom

By: SimpliPhi Power

24/05/16: Open Energy Partners with kWh Analytics to Benchmark Performance of Commercial Solar Projects

Alternative Online Lender Adds Data Aggregation Features to Platform

By: Open Energy

24/05/16: Global Solar Home Systems Industry 2016 Emerging Market Technology, Developments, Key Projects, Trends, Investments & Forecasts

QYResearchReports has recently announced the addition of Global Solar Home Systems Industry 2016 Market Research Report to its huge database of Market Reports.

By: QYResearchReports

23/05/16: PG&E Empowering Hundreds of Local Students to Build Portable Energy Kits

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced today a $260,000 sponsorship that will put more than 100 portable solar kits into the hands of local high school students through the company’s Better Together Giving Program....

By: Pacific Gas & Electric Company

23/05/16: Schletter Inc. Expands Management Team with New Chief Commercial Officer, Michael Reno

Solar mounting system manufacturer appoints new Chief Commercial Officer responsible for sales, marketing, and business development for solar market.

By: Schletter

23/05/16: Quantum Materials Corp Enters Next Phase of Cadmium-free Quantum Dot Development

Company participating at SID’s Display Week Conference in San Francisco

By: Quantum Materials Corp

23/05/16: New support program being launched to encourage broad participation in Ontario’s energy sector

The IESO is launching the Energy Partnerships Program (EPP) to support indigenous communities, co-operatives, municipalities and public sector entities in the participation of Ontario's energy sector.

By: Independent Electricity Systems Operator (Ontario)

23/05/16: Special promotion for Intersolar Europe

SolarMax Group extends guarantee for TP Series solar inverters

By: SolarMax Sales and Service GmbH

23/05/16: Canadian Solar to Showcase Dymond Module and SuperPower Module at 2016 SNEC

Canadian Solar, one of the world's largest solar power companies, today announced that it will showcase the Dymond module and SuperPower module at the 2016 SNEC PV Power Expo to be held on May 24 to May 26, 2016 in Shanghai New...

By: Canadian Solar

23/05/16: Intersolar award: Finalists Announced for the solar industry Innovation Prize

Complete with a new category and record number of submissions, this year’s Intersolar AWARD pays tribute to ground-breaking innovations in the solar industry for the ninth time in a row.

By: Intersolar Europe

21/05/16: SmartTrak Opens First Global Center in Silicon Valley

India’s leading solar tracker developer, SmartTrak Corp., has opened its first global center in Silicon Valley’s Freemont, California, to help build out its goal of adding 1 GW of global tracker projects over the coming year.

By: SmartTrak

20/05/16: Intersolar Europe: Renewable energy on the advance worldwide

Investment volumes around the world in renewable energy are for the first time higher than fossil-based energy sources. This is what current findings by the Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) research institute are showing. The...

By: Intersolar Europe

20/05/16: Sunworks Reduces Install Time by 50% With Software and Procedural Advancements

Sunworks, a leading provider of solar power solutions, announced that its Residential Operations & Installation Division has effectively reduced installation time by 50% from Q1 to Q2 through a series of software and...

By: Sunworks

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