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Q&A with Ingeteam Power Technology

Ingecon Sun 3Play inverter. Image: Ingeteam

Ingeteam Power Technology's Carlos Lezana talks to pv magazine about the company’s new three-phase inverter, explaining how it can save installers costs, while optimizing power. The Spanish company is aiming to see its inverters...


Battery storage may have started mass market take-up in Australia

The Suncrowd team.

A community-based program to encourage the uptake of solar and battery storage in Australian homes and businesses has been so successful that the promoters believe the battery storage sector may be in the early stages of...


China supplied 84% of India's imported solar cells and modules in FY 2016

JA Solar module inspection.

New and renewable energy minister Piyush Goyal confirms that 84% of solar cell and module imports into India in the last fiscal year came from China. These imports amounted to $1.96bn in value.


Tesla/SolarCity completes PV and battery system to power Samoan island

The solar array will replace the diesel generators that were previously used to provide power, which required fuel which was shipped in from ports thousands of miles away.

The 1.4 MW solar and 6 MWh battery system will supply power to the 600 residents of Ta'u, replacing the island's diesel generators.


TSEC increasing manufacturing capacity by 450 MW

Taiwan nationa flag. Image: Flickr Carrie Kellenberger

Solar cell and module manufacturer Taiwan Solar Energy Corp (TSEC) announced plans to increase its annual solar cell manufacturing capacity by 450 MW using finance it accrued through loans and new share issuances, while it is...


Sweden to effectively scrap solar energy tax: reports

Swedish flag.

The Swedish government is poised to introduce a 98% cut to a controversial tax on solar energy after receiving sustained criticism from environmentalists, reports Reuters.


Solar plus storage systems being installed in 25 villages in Mali

Image: Africa Green Tec

Energy transition start-up Africa Green Tec has entered into a cooperation agreement with German energy storage systems manufacturer Tesvolt to deliver its lithium batteries alongside 50 solar containers, with a total capacity of...


Hanwha Q Cells records 65% YoY revenue increase for Q3

Hanwha Q Cells production.

South Korean solar firm posts revenue of $707.8 million for third quarter, generating gross profits of $140.5 million. Shipment volumes remain undisclosed, however.


Mosaic closes deal for a USD 250 million financing facility from Deutsche Bank

Mosaic office. Image: Mosaic

The California-based solar loan provider for homeowners has added another substantial capital warehouse to its growing financial clout, this time a USD 250 million facility from Deutsche Bank, as it aims to have USD 1 billion...


JinkoSolar supplied modules for 140 MW PV plant in Minnesota

Image: D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments

Chinese PV manufacturing giant, JinkoSolar, was chosen to supply its 72-cell solar modules to the North Star Solar project in Minnesota, U.S., which will be the largest solar plant in the American Midwest once it is connected to...


Tesla officially acquires SolarCity

Elon Musk solar roof presentation

The largest residential solar developer is now officially part of Elon Musk's electric vehicle and battery empire.


Utility-scale PV O&M market to hit 182 GW by end of year

Image: Solarcentury

An extensive new report of the utility-scale solar operations and maintenance (O&M) market, by GTM Research and SoliChamba Consulting, projects that the market will have reached 182 GW by the end of 2016, and will have more than...


EMEX 2016: UK solar's ever-shifting tides

EMEX 2016 in London, UK. Image: Ilias Tsagas

Despite the gloom stemming from the UK's decision to scrap subsidies for large-scale solar and back nuclear energy, there are signs at London's EMEX 2016 show that the domestic solar sector is fighting back.


Module price slump weighs on Canadian Solar Q3 revenue

Canadian Solar installation.

The Tier-1 Chinese solar company sees third quarter revenue contract 18.4% sequentially and 22.7% year-on-year due to tumbling module prices; shipments come in below guidance.


New 41 MW solar plant planned for Zimbabwe

Solar street lights in Zimbabwe.

Private energy company TD Energy has announced plans to invest USD 80 million in a 40.8 MW PV project in the Zimbabwean town of Norton, with the goal of steering the country’s energy deficit solutions in the direction of...


Adani to develop 200 MW to 400 MW of solar PV in Australia

Adani PV plant in Tamil Nadu, India. Image: Adani

The Indian mining and energy firm, Adani, has secured land agreements to build two utility-scale solar PV plants in Australia, each with a capacity between 100 MW to 200 MW.


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