21/05/15: California: SunEdison secures 33 MW rooftop solar contract

SunEdison has been awarded 33 MW worth of solar PV rooftop contracts by Southern California Edison (SCE). The 17 systems are expected to be operational in 2016. Upon completion, TerraForm will acquire them.

SMA inverters.

21/05/15: IHS: Record Q1 for inverter shipments

Inverter shipments for Q1 grew 37.5% year-on-year (YoY) to reach 11 GW. The latest IHS data reveals that Q1 2015 was the fourth largest quarter for inverter shipments.

21/05/15: Solar-Fabrik announces job losses

Germany’s Solar-Fabrik has announced it will reduce its workforce by 65 in Freiburg. The move will make the troubled solar company more attractive to investors, it says.

21/05/15: Trina records "strongest" Q1 performance

Despite a Y/Y decline in net income and gross margin, Trina Solar says it has recorded its strongest Q1 in company history. PV module shipments topped 1.03 GW. It adds that capacity expansions are on track.

21/05/15: Germany: First PV tender round closed

All successful bidders have paid the second security deposit under Germany's first PV tender round. They now have 24 months to realize their projects.

21/05/15: HydroChile plans 90 MW Chilean PV project

HydroChile S.A. has submitted plans to build a US$158 million 90 MW PV plant in Chile’s Atacama region. Construction is scheduled to begin next September, if approved.

21/05/15: Belectric awarded 77.4 MW under Turkey’s first solar licensing round

Belectric is set to install 77.4 MW worth of PV projects under Turkey’s first solar licensing round, including a 45 MW PV system. Construction is expected to get underway in the first half of 2017.

21/05/15: Conergy and Sungrow announce inverter partnership

Under a new partnership, Germany-based Conergy will purchase inverters from Sungrow for its global commercial and utility-scale solar pipeline. The first joint project will see a 5 MW PV system installed in the U.K.

Solar installation, Philippines.

20/05/15: First Solar announces JV for large-scale solar development in Philippines

The U.S. thin film company signs joint venture with OrionGroup for the realization of commercial and industrial self generation solar projects in the Philippines.


20/05/15: Amtech receives 800 MW order for solar diffusion system

Company's Tempress Systems subsidiary has received order for its next-gen solar diffusion systems from a leading Chinese solar cell and module manufacturer.

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Coal plant, Germany.

22/05/15: Solar is the new world, coal execs told at Paris summit

Coal and renewable energy executives at climate conference in Paris clash over future energy mix, value of storage brought to the fore.

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21/05/15: Intersolar Award: Finalists announced for the solar industry innovation prize

Trend for smart and more cost-effective components identified from this year’s submissions

By: Solar Promotion GmbH

21/05/15: Harworth and RES gain approval for solar farm in Doncaster

Harworth Estates, the UK property regeneration company wholly owned by Harworth Group plc, and RES, one of the world’s leading renewable energy companies, have secured planning consent for the installation of an 5MW solar farm in...

By: Harworth Estates

21/05/15: Proinso supplies 3 MW for rooftop solar installation in Latin America

Proinso supplied 3MW of SMA Sunny Tri Power 24kW Inverters for Honduras’ largest rooftop solar system commissioned last month. The 3MW rooftop installation is the largest solar PV rooftop project in both Honduras and Latin...

By: Proinso

21/05/15: Mosaic appoints Olaf Janke as CFO; Ted Fawcett as VP of Sales

Mosaic has announced that Olaf Janke is joining the company as Chief Financial Officer.

By: Mosaic

21/05/15: HeliaFilm on concrete façade

Europe's first solar concrete wall was inaugurated yesterday at Reckli’s headquarter in Herne, Germany.

By: Heliatek GmbH

21/05/15: SEIA launches Spanish-language section on website

In an effort to expand awareness of the importance of diversity in the workplace – as well as solar energy’s growing contributions to the economy and environment – the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has become one...


21/05/15: Affordable Solar builds 2nd largest solar array in Utah

Affordable Solar recently completed the installation of the 2nd largest rooftop solar system in Utah on Smith’s Food & Drug Stores distribution center in Layton, Utah.

By: Affordable Solar

20/05/15: New solar market databases identify high value ZIP codes across US

Jackson Associates (JA) today announced the first ZIP-area solar market databases designed to assist solar equipment providers in evaluating and identifying promising ZIP-area market opportunities across the United States.

By: Jackson Associates

20/05/15: AET provides Rayport-B roof ballast system for solar array at GM Baltimore operations facility

Industry-leading solar mounting company with engineering roots in the automotive industry provides racking for GM facility.

By: Applied Energy Technologies (AET)

20/05/15: Locus Energy surpasses 1GW of solar capacity under management

Leading solar monitoring and analytics provider to expand team with key roles to support growth.

By: Locus Energy

20/05/15: OneRoof Energy Group, Inc. announces appointment of new board member

Appointment of Dan Phaure to board of directors effective today, May 20.

By: OneRoof Energy

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