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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.


Andalay Solar introduces SolarEdge-compatible modules

SolarEdge power optimizer.

Solar panel producer develops module frame that can receive SolarEdge's power optimizer, companies also to collaborate on DC Instant Connect solution.


Powervault raises $1.1m in crowdfunding for its storage platform

The Powervault.

The U.K.-based tech startup hopes to take on Tesla in the British home storage market, and has raised 700,000 pounds on investment crowdfunding platform Crowdcube.


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.


Solar plane makes second attempt at longest leg of journey

The Si2 Solar Impulse aircraft.

The Solar Impulse 2 aircraft has passed the point of no return after taking off from Japan on Sunday, journey expected to take five days and five nights should all go to plan.


REC to enter African solar market amid 100 GW predictions

REC will enter solar markets in East and South Africa this year on the back of its expectations that 100 GW of solar PV will be installed there by 2030. As an initial step, three offices will be opened, most likely in Ghana,...


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...


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...


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...


Interview: Behind the New Energy Outlook 2015

Australian PV power plant.

Yesterday, Bloomberg New Energy Finance released its 2015 New Energy Outlook. In it solar PV was seen as a leading energy source for the future, however the pace of renewable energy deployment and the continuation of large...


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...


Leading German solar players call for end to minimum price

German flag, dark skies

Wacker, Baywa r.e. and MVV, three major German companies in the energy sector, have called for an end to the minimum price regime applied to Chinese modules. The companies claim the minimum price regulation is standing in the way...


Oxis to roll out Li-S energy storage batteries next year

Oxis Energy is gearing up to sell its energy storage batteries in 2016. The lithium sulfur (Li-S) battery developer, which unveiled a solar storage technology demonstration project in early June with Proinso, predicts a battery...


Mercom tips 2016 global PV market to reach 57.4 GW

UK power plant.

2015 looks set to be another year of growth for the global solar market with new installations set to reach 57.4 GW. Mercom Capital delivered the prediction its Global Solar Forecast, published this week.


The big 55 GW: Solar to run hot this year, says GTM Research

U.S. solar installation.

Analysts forecast global growth of 36% on last year, with Asia accounting for more than half of an expected 55 GW deployed, Europe to begin an upswing.


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