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Ecobuild: five things we learned from the London show

Ecobuild, London.

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.


‘Breakout year’ for non-hydro energy storage in U.S., finds GTM report

Battery storage.

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.


1366 Tech partners with Hanwha Q Cells in wafer launch

The 1366 Tech and Hanwha Q Cells team.

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.


SunEdison acquires Solar Grid Storage

Solar Grid Storage energy storage unit

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.


Sharp seeks buyer for solar business

Sharp's stand at PV Expo 2015

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...


NVI Energy's Solar4Africa: 'One-stop-shop' funding

NVI Energy's "pay-as-you-use" solar plant at Cheli and Peacock's Tortilis Camp in Kenya's Amboseli National Park.

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....


Report: Lithium ion batteries dominate emerging grid storage market

A battery.

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...


MENA: Adenium Energy Capital, Enerwhere sign $10 million investment deal for mobile solar systems

Enerwhere's mobile solar power system

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...


UK: Hopes for rooftop market as solar farm support fades

UK M&S.

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...


Solar-Fabrik delivers 6 MW to repower German PV power plant

The Solar-Fabrik HQ.

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...


Azuri to expand pay-as-you-go model to Tanzania

Tanzania school

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...


Huawei signs 150 MW inverter supply deal with Apollo Energy Group

Mount Fuji, Japan.

The Chinese ICT giant agrees to supply its inverters to the Japanese renewable energy company as it expands rollout of its smart PV solutions.


Russia: Hevel launches first full-cycle PV module factory

Hevel Solar solar park, Russia

The fab's thin-film solar module production technology is based on spraying nanolayers in the manufacturing process, which allows up to a 200-fold reduction in the use of silicon -- the main raw material in solar energy.


Jordan's universities install solar

PV installations at Hashemite University in Jordan.

pv magazine has learned the Hashemite University is soon going to announce the winner of its tender for a 5 MW solar PV park at its premises in the city of Zarqa in northeast Jordan. The solar installation represents an overall...


NRG tackles ‘technology-driven disruption’ with home solar expansion

NRG solar truck.

One of the largest operators of conventional fossil-fuel power plants in the United States, with a fleet of nearly 50 GW, NRG Energy is confronting what CEO David Crane on Friday called a “technology-driven disruption of historic...


Indian Railways plans 1 GW of solar projects

Indian Railway locomotive

Indian Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu says his plan to purchase power by soliciting bids from generators and power exchanges will result in savings of $485 million.


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