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Lyon partners with Mitsubishi for 1 GW solar + battery storage plan

Lyon Group, in partnership with Mitsubishi, plan to develop 1 GW of solar by 2020. Image: Reneweconomy

While the political storm rages over this week’s state-wide South Australian power outage, the Lyon Group has announced a partnership with Mitsubishi Corporation which it says will seek to roll out 1GW of solar + 500MWh of...


San Francisco approves green roof mandate

The Painted Ladies, San Francisco. Image by Scott Gustin.

San Francisco has become the first city in the U.S. to approve such an obligation, which requires all new construction projects to have 30% of their roof space set aside for green roofs and/or solar panels, while one of the...


Breaking: World record low price entered for solar plant in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi desert. Flickr image by Visit Abu Dhabi.

A consortium of JinkoSolar and Marubeni put in the bid of 2.42 cent per kWh for a PV plant that was initially set at 350 MW, but pv magazine understands it may be significantly larger.


India loses solar appeal at World Trade Organization

India solar array.

Appeal to overturn US complaint that India's domestic content requirement for its solar power sector is discriminatory rejected by the WTO, as expected. India has lodged similar trade case against U.S.


Solar Power International 2016: Five key takeaways

Photo: Nicole Hubbs

This year's SPI trade show comes at a time of dynamic growth for the solar industry and an increasing integration of solar into energy management. But not all the news is good.


Kostal signs 15 MW inverter supply deal in Turkey

Istanbul.

Turkish branch of the German firm signs supply deal with Turkish EPC CW Enerji for the delivery of its Piko inverters for 15 MW of solar projects.


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.


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.


Construction begins at Enel's 103 MW PV plant in Brazil

Bahia state, Brazil. Image by TR2HG.

The Italian solar developer has broken ground at the 103 MW Horizonte solar plant in the state of Bahia, as Enel Green Power becomes central to the solar boom that is currently taking place in Brazil.


NRG snatches up 2.1 GW of SunEdison projects

NRG Energy headquarters. Image by NRG Energy.

The energy giant has put forth the winning bid for SunEdison wind and solar projects at under $0.10 per watt.


North Carolina now ranked second in U.S. for installed solar

Union County, North Carolina. Image by Mark Clifton.

The southeastern state installed approximately 115 MW in the second quarter of the year to leapfrog Arizona and become the state with the second most installed PV capacity across the United States.


Russia: 1.56 GW of solar PV by 2020

Russia and Greece international trade show in Thessaloniki, Greece. Image by Ilias Tsagas.

The forum for renewable energy in Russia and Greece that took place at the international trade show in Thessaloniki, Greece, highlighted Russia's commitment to 1.56 GW of solar PV installations by 2020. What are the mechanics of...


Strong investment in German PV production equipment during Q2

German national flag. Flickr image by prizepony.

Sector research from the German Engineering Federation (VDMA) shows that sales of German PV production equipment in the second quarter of 2016 grew 55% from Q1, continuing a trend which has seen orders of German equipment...


Powin Energy developing a 2 MW energy storage unit in California

Irvine Business Complex. Image by Catatonique.

U.S. manufacturer and developer of energy storage systems Powin Energy has been selected to complete a 2 MW/8 MWh energy storage system that should be operational in Irvine, California, by the end of the year to help alleviate...


Sunpreme installs the world's largest bifacial PV plant

Sunpreme bifacial PV module installation in U.S. Image by Sunpreme.

The U.S. solar developer and manufacturer has deployed its bifacial modules at a 12.8 MW PV plant in Eastern United States, making it the largest bifacial installation in the world, as the company pins its hopes on the bifacial...


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