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Alta Devices, Airware partner on PV application for drones

Alta Device UAV model

The cooperation will lead to greater flight endurance for UAVs -- critical for precision agriculture, search and rescue, land surveying and other commercial applications, according to the company.


German PV equipment sales up 39% in first six months

Teamtechnik Stringer TT 1200

Booming business in Asian is driving sales in the sector, which is also seeing increased momentum from the U.S. and emerging markets, the German Engineering Federation reports.


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The Bee Gees.

Good news from Italy and India, astonishing news about sunlight levels and the solar cell coming to a printer near you but it's all too late for one US state. We should have listened to Barry...


Spanish developer connects third UK project

Tiers Cross, South Wales.

Sevilla company Bester Generacion has connected its Tiers Cross project. The 28 MW scheme, in South Wales, created 200 local jobs.


Solar microinverter, power optimizer market to surpass $1 billion in 2018

Enphase PV microinverter

Key markets like the U.S., the U.K. and Australia are driving demand for module-level power electronics, according to IHS. The market has already grown to more than $300 million.


Rural electrification set to transform Asia-Pacific microgrid market

PV system, Philippines

The proliferation of microgrids in Asia-Pacific has been encouraged by rural electrification programs in developing countries, and the establishment of commercial microgrids in developed nations, according to Frost & Sullivan.


TÜV Rheinland issues first PID certificate in China to Trina Solar

TUV Rheinland PV module testing

PID tests simulate the practical conditions in the PV system, and verify the module performance and power output under high voltage.


California calls for scaled-down version of Palen CSP project

Regulators at the California Energy Commission have recommended approval of a new plan for the Palen solar CSP project with a single solar tower and reduced acreage. A final decision on the controversial project will be made on...


ISC Konstanz, MegaCell sign transfer deal for N-Type BiSoN cell technology

MegaCell founder Franco Traverso

The agreement will help Franco Traverso's recently launched Italian cell company to reach an annual capacity of 80 MW for bifacial BiSoN solar cells with 30% more energy yield. The German R&D institute's partnership with...


Solar Frontier supplies 21.3 MW project in Japan

21.3 MW US Power Plant, Ube, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan

Ube Group and Showa Shell Sekiyu have brought on stream one of Yamaguchi Prefecture's largest PV plants using Solar Frontier's high-performance CIS modules.


EDF Renewable Energy to sell 57 MW of solar projects to Dominion

EDF RE's 143.2 MW Catalina Solar project, Mojave Desert, California

The sale of the two California projects, which consist of four sites, brings the total of projects EDF RE has sold to Dominion to 84 MW.


ZNShine Solar to build 31 MW power plant in Japan

Hamada, Japan

The Chinese group is expanding its EPC activities in Japan and East Asia. Its EPC subsidiary Power Max will build the plant in the city of Hamada.


Suntech, Greenfield team up with youmex in UK

South coast of West Penwith, Cornwall, England

German green energy financier youmex will arrange construction loans, long-term financing and also sell PV solar power plants to investors, while Greenfield and Suntech will provide EPC services and PV panels, respectively.


REC Solar expands footprint in Hawaii to 27 MW

REC Solar's 14.53 MW KIUC Anahola project, Hawaii

REC Solar has completed six new solar projects for Dole Plantation and W.M. Keck Observatory. In June, it began construction of a 14.53 MW project that is on track to be the largest PV system in Hawaii when completed.


Residential investment in generation and storage expected to top $625 billion by 2023

Rooftop installation, United States

The residential generation market is likely to expand as distributed energy resource technologies mature, accrording to Navigant Research.


Solar PV sets new record in Italy

Florence, Italy

Solar photovoltaic installations in Italy provided nearly 10% of the country's electricity demand from January to August. The highest monthly solar PV output was recorded in August at 2,834 gigawatt hours -- the highest amount of...


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