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Panasonic simulator enables Dutch homeowners to see solar benefits

The “Simulate your Solar System” online platform will show the benefits of residential solar. Image by Panasonic.

Panasonic has launched its "Simulate your Solar System" online platform in Holland, which will enable homeowners to see just how much they can save from installing rooftop solar on their homes, at a time when residential solar is...


Mass industrial electricity price may continue to decline in China

China national flag. Flickr image by Renato Ganoza.

In order to stimulate economic growth, the basic electricity price for mass industrial users may contentiously drop, even after several rounds of reduction.


Will Iran turn to PV?

British Photovoltaic Association (BPVA) and The Renewable Energy Organisation of Iran (SUNA) signing a cooperation agreement.

Eye-catching news regarding solar PV in Iran is coming thick and fast, which is piquing the interest of investors in the Iranian energy market. But how realistic is Iran’s anticipated solar PV renaissance?


TerraForm Power reveals preliminary 2015, Q1 2016 results

SunEdison PV plant with worker.

The yieldco's most recent financial data shows continued losses despite a slowing of project acquisitions in Q1.


Port of Los Angeles unveils $27 million solar+storage microgrid project

Port of Los Angeles

The Green Omni Terminal Project will be a scalable model to upgrade the 26 other terminals at the Port of Los Angeles as well as other terminals worldwide.


Report: IT giants needed to push DG over the top

Google headquarters

The distributed generation landscape is still in its early stages, with lots of players but no definitive winners, according to Lux Research. Large industrial conglomerates are and renewables-focused installers are the best...


Australia: Ausgrid to slash fees, fast-track solar+storage applications

Sydney Harbour, Australia

The changes will make it easier and cheaper for customers to become more energy efficient, according to the state-owned grid operator. Ausgrid supplies electricity to nearly 1.7 million customers in New South Wales.


SolarWindow unveils electricity transportation system for solar glass

SolarWindow invisible wire glass panel

The prospect of a virtually invisible electricity transportation system within and on the surface of windows could be especially attractive to architects, designers and building occupants in tall towers and skyscrapers.


US: Solar under attack in leading PV states

Barrack Obama at the Copper Mtn. Solar 1 facility, March 21, 2012

Inducements for growing numbers of homes, businesses and schools to go solar are increasingly under assault from utilities, which see distributed clean energy generation as a threat to their business model, according to...


SolarWorld to appeal court ruling in $793 million dispute

SolarWorld USA HQ, Hillsboro, Oregon

A U.S. court has granted Hemlock's hefty claim against the leading solar PV company, which remains confident that enforcement of the lawusuit will fail in Germany.


Argentina to hold 1 GW renewable energy auction in October

Definitive rules for the auction have been published, along with a new timetable. Bids will be selected in October. The quota for 300 MW of PV projects has been maintained.


ET Solar seeks joint overseas opportunities with Longi

ET Solar HQ.

ET Solar, a China based provider of smart solar energy solutions, announced in Shanghai yesterday that it is to set up a joint venture with Longi Silicon to explore overseas opportunities.


SunPower settles Philippines wafer dispute for $50.5 million

SunPower modules in situ.

In an SEC filing, the U.S. renewables company has settled a monocrystalline wafer supply dispute with a Philippines subcontractor for a sum of $50.5 million.


Phoenix Solar secures EPC contract for 19.6 MW Texan solar plant

Kinney County in Texas.

U.S. subsidiary of the German-headquartered solar developer awarded the rights to develop the single-axis tracking solar plant in Texas. Energy produced will be consumed by the U.S. military.


JA Solar hits 7 GW of mono PV module shipments

Module inspection at JA Solar fab.

The past ten years have seen the Chinese Tier-1 solar company ship more than 7 GW of monocrystalline PV modules globally, data shows.


Cell of an achievement: Solar Impulse aircraft completes historic journey

Andre Borschberg (left) celebrates with Bertrand Piccard (right) after the pilot touched down in Abu Dhabi early this morning to complete the record-breaking round-the-world-flight.

Jubilant scenes as Bertrand Piccard touches down in Abu Dhabi to complete the Solar Impulse 2's round-the-world flight powered by the sun.


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