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Enabling policies and better grid integration needed to boost renewables

Solar and wind combined. Image by Tom Baerwald Solarpraxis.

This was the message coming out of the 23rd World Energy Congress being held in Istanbul, as renewable energy industry leaders lauded the achievements of the industry, but were quick to point out the hard work that was needed to...

China Sunergy boosts revenue, narrows loss in third quarter

China Sunergy building

The PV manufacturer has seen a sharp increase in sales of its self-branded solar cells and modules. The company's business in China accounted for 52% of its total revenue.

SMA forecasts 'considerable earnings increase' in 2016

SMA Solar Technology AG

The German inverter maker is banking on booming business from the digitization of the energy sector and predicts up to a fourfold increase in operating profit in 2016. The company is presenting the upbeat outlook to analysts and...

Meyer Burger confirms two tool orders worth combined $21.6 million

Meyer Burger HQ, Switzerland.

Equipment manufacturer says leading Asian manufacturer of monocrystalline solar wafers places order for diamond wire cutting technology; second order for Meyer Burger's PERC technology received from cell manufacturer in Asia.

Trina ships 57.1 MW of modules to Japanese solar project

Trina Solar is shipping 57.1 MW of its modules to a large-scale solar PV development in Japan.

The Chinese module manufacturer has supplied Toyo Engineering Corporation with 57.1 MW of modules for installation at the new Furukawa Mega Solar Project in Osaki City.

Solar-plus-storage to become $8bn market by 2026, says Lux Research

The graph shows how the addition of storage systems is likely to accelerate distributed solar installations by around 10 GW a year from 2025.

Addition of storage to the solar landscape seen as key to overcoming intermittency limitations and supporting continued price reductions of PV, report finds. DG market could reach 25 GW by 2026.

Aide to produce PV modules for Zhonghuan Semiconductor

Aide Solar PV system

The company's PV modules are slated for use in the solar joint venture established China by Zhonghuan, Apple and SunPower.

CG joins CEA to explore solar market potential in India

Delhi airport

The Indian conglomerate and European research organization have teamed up to examine opportunities for solar energy in the country's airports, which have an estimated solar potential of more than 500 MW.

GSA taps Solaria for Green Proving Ground program

Berkely Lab's FLEXLAB

The PV module technologies provider will participate in the U.S. government program, which evaluates innovative sustainable building technologies.

Solarcentury builds first solar farm in Germany

Solarcentury's Calvoerde plant in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany

The leading U.K. solar company partnered with local firm Sybac Solar on the project, made possible by Germany's new auction tariff for ground-mounted installations. The company said its strong EPC expertise underpins its...

SoloPower Systems completes first commercial-scale deployment in South Africa

SoloPower Systems' CIGS flexible thin-film PV panels

The factory rooftop project used the Oregon company's CIGS thin-film solar technology in the installation, which required no power tools, racking or special handling. The ultra-light weight photovoltaic modules are up to 85%...

China Cinda may join Yingli's debt restructuring

Yingli PV production

The state-owned asset management company could help Yingli sell off assets.

Juwi expands in MEA region, taps new leadership

Amman, Jordan

The German company's Dubai-based subsidiary is building a major solar project in Jordan and working on a wind-solar plant in Bahrain and recently appointed new execs to helm the division, which is focusing on the Middle East and...

UK awards £40 million in funding to boost EVs

London: Low emission zone

The U.K. government has awarded £40 million to four British cities to support the spread of electrical and low-emission vehicles. Supported projects include car-charging street lighting and zones offering free parking and traffic...

SMA returns to the black in 2015

Provisional results from the world’s largest inverter maker show revenue growth and a return to profitability in the second half of 2015, after two and a half difficult years.

Egypt preps tender for 30 GW of energy projects

solar PV plant near Egyptian pyramids

Government officials, public sector stakeholders and regulators will gather next month in Cairo for a special summit aimed at engaging investors and developers for a slew of major energy and infrastructure projects.

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