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USD 1 billion energy storage market in Germany by 2021

Battery storage system. Image by Solarpraxis' Andreas Schlegel.

A new report from GTM Research forecasts that the energy storage market in Germany will have an annual value exceeding USD1 billion by 2021, as a collection of factors feed the market’s growth within the country.


World's biggest solar + storage projects planned for Australia

Solar plus storage system. Image courtesy of reneweconomy.com

Australian infrastructure investor Lyon Group says it plans to build the world's biggest solar plus storage project in South Australia in the next two years, and sees a huge future for combined solar and battery storage plants.


India to double large-scale solar target to 40 GW by 2020, says minister

Solar in India.

Secretary of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy confirms new generation target of 40,000 MW of solar park capacity likely to be signed off by PM Modi as India seeks buffer to SunEdison-type dangers.


Chile: 50 MW-AC of new solar in June, more than 3 GW of renewables installed

The capacity of installed solar PV has reached 1.27 GW-AC. The capacity of installed non-conventional renewable energy is around 3.12 GW.


Hawaiian Electric Companies to go it alone

The utility says that it is financially well-positioned as an independent company and reaffirms its commitment to the state's 100% by 2045 clean energy mandate.


How will solar financing be affected by the attempted coup in Turkey?

Turkey national flag. Flickr image courtesy of KLMircea.

An attempted coup in Turkey on Friday night made headlines worldwide and has left the country in political turmoil. The news came at the worst time for the domestic solar industry, which had been enjoying its best year so far....


China's Hubei Province added 800 MW of new PV in first six months of 2016

Solar in Hubei.

State Electricity Supervision Bureau of North China claims, as of June 30, 2016, grid-connected PV capacity in Hubei Province exceeded 1 GW, reaching a total of 1.28 GW. Newly added installations during the first half of 2016...


Solar imports dramatically increase in India

Gujarat India Solar

Indian imports of solar PV cells and modules from outside manufacturers multiplied by more than three times from 2014-2015 to 2015-2016, as the solar industry in the country experiences a radical growth, there are even plans for...


SolarWorld under pressure to find resolution to Hemlock court case

SolarWorld array being installed.

IHS Senior Research Director Ash Sharma spoke to pv magazine to give his take on the SolarWorld and Hemlock Semiconductor initial ruling last week, and how the two companies are likely to proceed from here, expecting that...


UK and Germany fossil fuel subsidies undermining Paris deal, says UN

Mary Robinson.

Climate change envoy critical of Germany's coal compensation and the U.K.'s tax breaks for oil and gas as concern grows over lack of tangible progress post-Paris among many leading nations.


Crew aboard the International Space Station is testing new 3D solar cells

Astronaut Scott Parazynski of STS-120 conducting a spacewalk to repair a damaged solar panel at the ISS. Image courtesy of NASA.

The wordy NanoRacks-Earth Abundant Textured Thin Film Photovoltaics investigation is looking into a new design of 3D PV cell, which should, in theory, absorb sunlight more efficiently, while also investigating the effects that...


British fossil fuel energy veterans invest in storage startup Moixa Technology

Moixa's Maslow battery is available in three different sizes.

Three former bosses of large U.K. energy firms confirmed as private backers of new London-based battery technology provider Moixa Technology.


Kaco New Energy restructures Germany site, eyes global opportunities

Kaco inverter production.

The German inverter supplier to cut 80 jobs at its Neckarsulm HQ as part of restructuring process, some roles to be transferred to the firm’s U.S. and South Korean operations.


California ISO hits new solar record

Solar installation, U.S.

The Californian Independent Solar Operator Corporation unveils data showing the state hit a new record of 8,030 MW of solar generation this week.


The pv magazine weekly news digest

Hemlock Semiconductor HQ.

The SolarWorld-Hemlock case dominated the news this week, but Intersolar North America, EU investigation into alleged Chinese malpractice and India’s soaring PV ambitions also turned heads.


India will meet climate goals ahead of schedule, says outgoing energy minister

Solar installation, India.

Prakash Javadekar, who is to soon vacate his post as India's climate minister, has told a Delhi conference that India could meet its renewables and carbon reduction goals earlier than planned.


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