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pv magazine launches 50 Array Changing Technologies free download

Si Module.

25-page download features 50 downstream technologies taking solar arrays to the next level, from mounting structures to modules, power electronics to battery storage.


Egypt unveils 50 MW PV project and 50 MW module fab

The Nile at Aswan.

Egyptian Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb inaugurates 50 MW solar panel production facility at weekend, Italy's Building Energy signs MoU for 50 MW solar projects in north of country.


Solar-powered Formula E can overtake Formula 1, says Richard Branson

Richard Branson celebrates with Formula E inaugural champion Nelson Piquet Jr in London.

The Virgin tycoon believes all-electric and solar-powered racing cars will prove more attractive to sponsors and racing enthusiasts within the next four or five years.


NEXTracker signs 1 GW supply agreement with Blattner Energy

More than 1 GW of single axis trackers are set to be deployed at large-scale solar PV projects across North America over the next two years.

The Californian tracker specialists will supply its single axis trackers to Blattner Energy, a diversified power generation contractor.


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.


pv magazine weekly digest

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...


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