Growth in non-hydro renewables increased by 11% in 2014, with utility-scale solar alone enjoying 102% increase in electrical generation, data shows.
South Australia is set to be the location for Australia's first floating PV array. Construction is under way on the components for a 4 MW floating PV power plant, which is scheduled to begin producing electricity in April.
Power company will break ground on first, 20 MW, plant this year with 180 MW more utility-scale schemes to follow by 2018. Hydro, DG microgrids, thermal and solar lighting will also play a role in electrifying country.
The weekly round-up from pv magazine of the lesser-known news from the off-grid sector, compiled each Friday by specialist editor Peter Carvill.
Five-year deal sees China Minsheng Bank offer financial support to assist JinkoSolar's downstream development and manufacturing efforts.
The burgeoning potential of the U.K.'s commercial rooftop sector, funding innovation and a hankering for more political stability were key trends of a fast-paced show.
While pumped-hydroelectric energy storage continues to dominate the U.S. storage landscape, with 22 GW of total installed capacity, installations of non-hydro alternatives such as chemical battery systems are growing fast.
This latest generation of the company's kerfless wafer production machinery, which avoids feedstock waste by forming wafers directly from molten silicon, is designed to make more than 5 MW per year.
The Pennsylvania-based energy storage and PV company brings its projects, pipeline and personnel to SunEdison, allowing it to now offer battery storage solutions to complement solar and wind projects worldwide.
Indications are mounting that Sharp is looking to raise much-needed cash through the partial or complete sale of its solar business. While its brand remains strong and share of the Japanese PV market dominant, experts say Sharp...
It could be posited with reason that the off-grid solar market is still one that is finding its feet, and still in the period that all new industries go through as it tries to make sense of how it can best serve its market....
A new report from Lux Research has found that lithium ion (Li-ion) battery technology is set to dominate the emerging grid-tied storage market. The report finds that 90% of proposed grid storage projects in 2014 are set to be...
The two Dubai-based companies are teaming up to deploy Enerwhere's fleet of mobile solar power systems, which can provide power to construction sites, industrial locations and worker accommodation facilities around the Middle...
Hopes remain that the commercial rooftop market will grow strongly to make up for the expected sharp decline in solar farm development in the U.K. this year and particularly in 2016. However, FIT degradations built into the...
German c-Si manufacturer Solar-Fabrik will deliver around 24,000 modules to a PV power plant in Germany, to repower a solar farm. The firm will supply its polycrystalline c-Si modules to replace underperforming thin film modules...
U.K.-based Azuri Technologies is expanding its offering into Tanzania through a partnership with mobile telephony provider Tigo and retailer Lotus Africa. The trio hopes to supply 100,000 rural households with pay-as-you-go solar...
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