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SolarCity to offer utility-scale solar and grid services for utilities

The largest distributed solar provider in the United States has moved into utility-scale, and is now offering grid services as well through battery storage and its software platform.


Santa Monica mandates solar PV on new buildings

The new mandate is the fifth by a California municipality, and will apply to both residential and commercial buildings.


IHS announces 100 GW of solar installed in Europe

More than 97 GW of solar have been installed in Europe in the last 10 years

Europe has reached 100 GW of grid-connected PV. SolarPower Europe calls for a market design reform to pave the way for the 200 GW benchmark.


Enphase Energy hits Q1 revenue target as price reduction roadmap continues

Enphase president and CEO Paul Nahi.

The U.S. microinverter specialist reports first quarter revenue of $64.1 million, shipments of 143 MW and a GAAP gross margin of 18.3% as product costs continue to fall.


United States reaches 1 million solar installations

SEIA and George Washington University report predicts that the United States will reach 2 million solar installations in 2018, and that 1 million PV systems will be installed annually starting in 2025.


Huawei and Sunseap seeking strategic cooperation

Huawei 20 MW Fusion Solar Smart PV plant in Trowbridge, UK

Leading Chinese inverter manufacturer and O&M system supplier Huawei signed an agreement with Singapore's largest clean energy provider Sunseap to embark on a strategic cooperation for the Southeast Asian market.


GE to deliver 220 MW of inverters to DEWA's Dubai solar project

The GE LV5 Series 1 MW central inverter will be shipped to Spanish EPC TSK in the summer for installation in the DEWA solar project.

The DEWA project is currently attracting bids for the world's cheapest solar energy, and 220 MW of PV installed in the next phase will be controlled by GE’s LV5 Series central inverters.


CLP India aiming to enter the solar market with purchase of Suzlon projects

Telangana kachiguda railway station

Reports coming out of India suggest that wind energy giant Suzlon is negotiating a deal with CLP India to sell 100 MW of PV projects, marking CLP’s first steps in India’s growing solar market.


US: DOE grants $25m to aid grid integration of solar energy

Rooftop solar install, U.S.

Department of Energy pledges $25 million in funding as part of the extended Enabling Extreme Real-Time Grid Integration of Solar Energy program, part of the Grid Modernization Initative.


First solar-powered bus shelter opened in London

2.8 kW PV installation at the bus stop generates enough electricity to power an average London home

UK's first solar power generating bus stop, designed by Polysolar, has been opened in Canary Wharf, London.


Duke Energy adds 30 MW to its solar portfolio

5 MW Mickey Mouse-shaped PV plant in Florida

Duke Energy has acquired six PV projects with the total capacity of 30 MW in Eastern North Carolina.


Canadian energy company eyes 150 MW PV plant in Vietnam

Hoi An, Vietnam

CMX Renewable Energy Inc. has applied for a license to build a 150 MW PV plant, costing an estimated USD150 million, in Vietnam’s Ninh Thuan province, just as the solar market is being stirred within the country.


Vivint Solar switches leadership as CEO steps down

Vivint Solar HQ.

Greg Butterfield steps down as chief executive officer at Vivint Solar, with David Bywater appointed interim CEO as the company looks for a permanent replacement.


16.4 MW rooftop PV plant to be built in Los Angeles

5.1 MW PV plant at the headquarters of fashion retailer Forever 21 in East Los Angeles is the largest FiT project developed by PermaCity to date

PermaCity has announced its plans for a 16.4 MW rooftop PV installation in Los Angeles, California.


SolarWorld Q1 shipments rise 62% Y-O-Y, but profitability takes a hit

SolarWorld installation.

Demand from the U.S. market fuelled first quarter shipment increase to 341 MW according to preliminary financials published today; currency effects drag down profits.


Third phase of Dubai's DEWA solar project attracts record low bid of US 2.99 cents/kWh

Dubai skyline

Five bids worth a total of 800 MW of solar PV capacity have been submitted in the third phase tender for projects at the Dubai Electricity & Water Authority solar park; lowest bid of 2.99 cents per kilowatt-hour received.


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