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Hanwha Q Cells modules chosen for 52.5 MW Fukushima solar plant

Hanwha production.

Japanese conglomerate Marubeni Corporation opts for Hanwha Q Cells to supply proposed 52.5 MW solar PV plant located in the Isobe district of Soma City, Fukushima prefecture.


Calling out the black sheep! Part 1: Module quality

Many installation and EPC companies have had negative experiences concerning module quality - but nobody talks about them. In order that all can profit from them, pv magazine wants to change this.


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Solar sunrise

BNEF drops its annual future energy outlook with solar the shining light, BYD advocates for 'all silicon' and batteries and key German solar players make a stand against the minimum price.


SunPower donates 1 MW to Grid Alternatives school program

SunPower power plant

U.S. based manufacturer and project developer SunPower will partner with Grid Alternatives to provide 1 MW of solar modules for the Solar Futures program. The program will see Grid Alternatives enter schools to provide hands on...


Sunrun moves towards IPO

Sunrun installation

Solar lease provider Sunrun is moving towards IPO. The San Francisco based company has filed a S-1 registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission yesterday.


Soitec hits 38.9% with four-junction CPV cell

Soitec cell

France’s Soitec has achieved 38.9% conversion efficiency with a four-junction cell, assembled into a CPV module. The cell set an efficiency world record in December last year, and has now been incorporated into a CPV application.


SMA to capitalize on GW scale PV hybrid opportunities

SMA Solar Technology AG has set up a test center at its German headquarters to optimize PV diesel hybrid energy systems. Such applications are growing in importance, says the company, which estimates an annual global growth in...


Smart Home Energy to grow to USD4 billion market by 2025

Embodied by devices like Nest, the Smart Home Energy market is set to exhibit impressive growth in the coming years. IHS Technology made the prediction today that the global market for Smart Home Energy devices and services will...


Europe: High renewables production leads to plunging power prices

High levels of solar, wind and hydro production have led to a crash in the European prompt market, with average day-ahead electricity prices in May of EUR 25.30/MWh in Germany – the lowest monthly average in 12 years – says...


SunEdison teams with Green Charge Networks on commercial solar+storage

A Solarcentury commercial rooftop.

PPA pioneer SunEdison has teamed up with lithium ion commercial storage provider Green Charge Networks on a commercial solar+storage offering. The two companies in particular target commercial customers where demand charges can...


Honduras, Central America delivering demand to Yingli

Honduras street

China’s Yingli will supply developer Sybac Solar with 40 MW of solar modules for two PV power plant projects in Honduras. This latest supply deal is the latest of a number that Yingli is delivering in the region, totaling around...


Analysis: France’s island solar+storage program presents EUR100 million opportunity

A French solar rooftop

France’s tender for 25 -50 MW of solar+storage projects on France’s islands and island territories will result in a market of around €100 million (US$112 million). Consultants THEnergy delivered its analysis today, concluding...


Enphase, Domos Industries launch energy management system in France

Enphase battery

U.S. microinverter supplier Enphase has teamed up with France’s Domos Industries to develop and release a PV system and energy management tool to the French market. The package is known as Freewatt and the company’s report it has...


US community solar to grow to 500 MW in 2020

A community solar array

A new report from GTM Research has concluded that the fast-growing community solar sector will reach 500 MW in five years time. On a cumulative basis, GTM sees the sector growing from 66 MW in 2014, up to 1.8 GW by decades end.


BNEF: solar likely largest energy investment target 2015 – 2040

Sunrise.

Solar will attract funding of around US$3.7 trillion of over the next 25 years, becoming the largest energy segment in terms of new investment. This is the key finding from Bloomberg New Energy Finance in its New Energy Outlook...


US: AMS teams up with Shell Energy to install 20 MW of battery storage

Advanced Microgrid Solutions (AMS) and Shell Energy North America have signed a memorandum of understanding under which up to 20 MW of battery storage will be installed across California, the U.S.


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