Latest PV market updates

NREL takes lead on $30m consortium to improve PV technology performance

The DOE SunShot Initiative will fund the consortium to the tune of $30m over the next five years.

The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory will lead a consortium comprising Sandia National Laboratories and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory on the development of new solar module materials.


Enphase surveys U.S. distributors for Q1 2017 AC battery deliveries

“The demand from both installers and homeowners for the Enphase AC Battery in the lead up to its debut in Australia and New Zealand has exceeded our expectations,” said Nathan Dunn, managing director of Enphase Asia-Pacific.

Enphase Energy announced at SPI 2016 that it has begun canvassing its U.S. distributor network to gauge interest for mass orders of its AC Battery system, which was test marketed in Australia over the past year, culminating in...


Japan's JRE to invest in 100MW of PV

Japan Renewable Energy (JRE), a Tokyo-based renewables investor backed by Goldman Sachs, has announced plans to invest an undisclosed sum in the development of two solar projects in the southern part of Fukushima prefecture.


IKEA installs Tennessee's largest rooftop solar system on Memphis store

PV array on IKEA's Mephis store in Tennessee. Image by IKEA.

The Swedish furniture retailer has now installed 44 solar systems across the U.S., with this standout project set to become the largest rooftop system in Tennessee once the new Memphis store opens in Autumn.


SMA and Sungrow showcase new inverters at Solar Power International

Sungrow's new SG125HV string inverter is the world's first at 1,500 volts.

Two market leaders unveil groundbreaking new products at the Las Vegas show, including new range of 1,500 VDC inverters from Sungrow.


Largest solar plant in the Caribbean connected to the Puerto Rican grid

Sonnedix PV plant in Puerto Rico. Image by Sonnedix.

The energization of the 45 MW plant was done by Oriana Energy, a subsidiary of international solar power producer Sonnedix Group, in partnership with Yarotek, who have now completed two PV projects in Puerto Rico in quick...


JinkoSolar enters module supply agreement with Con Edison

JinkoSolar PV park in Ontario. Image by Sentinel Solar.

The Chinese PV heavyweight has signed the Master Module Supply Agreement with Consolidated Edison Development for around 560 MW of modules in the U.S., as it continues to make headway in the region.


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