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SolarCity to support small businesses with new solar package

Solar van arriving at a SolarCity customer's property.

New solar energy service launched today designed to enable small and medium-sized business to pay less for solar electricity than they currently pay their local utility.


Good news for rooftops and EVs in California

An EV charging point sign.

EV charging points to be installed at state department buildings. And DG generators can be bundled for retail on wholesale electricity market.


What next for Greece's energy sector? 

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras faces further weighty decisions in the weeks ahead, not least the securitization of the country's energy sector.

After weeks of tremendous uncertainty, a Euro Summit on Sunday led to an agreement that allows Greece and its Eurozone creditors to start negotiations for a new loan. What does the deal mean for Greece's energy system, and how...


US-Sino trade dispute forces 50% REC polysilicon capacity reduction

REC will be ready to ramp production back up if the trade dispute is resolved in the coming months

REC Silicon has reduced its production in the U.S. by half as a result of the ongoing solar trade dispute between the U.S. and China. It has also halted its expansion plans at the Washington site. A massive Q2 loss was further...


Sunrun and Hanwha Q Cells sign 50 MW module supply deal

Sunrun rooftop installation.

The U.S. residential solar company will receive 50 MW of Hanwha Q Cells modules via a subsidiary of the South Korean module manufacturer.


Round-the-world solar flight postponed until April 2016

Solar Impulse HQ, Switzerland.

Irreversible damage to the Solar Impulse aircraft's batteries incurred during the last leg of the circumnavigation attempt means the team cannot resume its journey until April next year.


PV industry, grid operators must work together to survive next big solar eclipses

The European electricity grid successfully weathered the March 20 near total solar eclipse

The European electricity grid successfully weathered the recent large-scale solar eclipse, despite no grid having encountered such conditions before. To prepare for the next two in 2021 and 2026, however – where solar capacity is...


Deutsche Bank: Global solar demand robust, despite disappointing tariff decision

Inverter manufacturer, Enphase, has raised the stakes in the US residential sector

Reviewing this year’s Intersolar North America, Deutsche Bank concludes that global solar demand is "robust," despite the "worse than expected" recent U.S.-Sino tariff decision. Yieldcos are set to continue to boost the industry,...


Intersolar North America: Tabuchi’s market entry points to increasing internationalization

Intersolar North America halls.

The number of suppliers from outside of the U.S. pushing into the North American PV market is increasing at a rate of knots. Intersolar North America has seen established players from Japan pushing into the market and Chinese...


Philippine government under pressure to deliver more solar support

Philippines skyline.

Leading solar companies operating in the country to apply pressure on government to expand the size of its solar FIT scheme from 500 MW to 2 GW.


SunEdison and AMS team on 50 MW California storage project

California.

Solar company and microgrid specialists to deliver 50 MW storage system designed to aid Southern California Edison's transition to cleaner energy sources.


Hanergy shares must remain suspended, orders Hong Kong regulator

Hanergy HQ.

Unusual decision to extend suspension of all trading of Hanergy shares raises prospect that the Chinese solar company's shares will remain suspended for the foreseeable future.


Island leaders endorse renewables action plan

Island leaders discuss and approve the Martinique Action Plan on renewable energy deployment in Small Island Developing States.

Small Island Developing States approve new plan designed to bring greater levels of renewable power autonomy to island nations around the world.


Hanwha Q Cells signs 70 MW module deal with India’s Adani Group

Tamil Nadu landscape.

Modules supplied for solar project planned for Indian state of Tamil Nadu, PV plant to be owned and operated by Adani Group subsidiary, Ramnad Solar.


Tenth of Chinese solar production capacity located overseas by end of 2015

A worker inspects a module at a JA Solar facility.

Data from BNEF finds Chinese companies have amassed more than 5 GW of solar cell production capacity abroad as they attempt to circumnavigate U.S. and EU trade duties.


Imec perovskite breakthrough yields 11.9% efficiency

Imec's perovskite thin film PV module has achieved conversion efficiencies above 11% in recent tests.

Belgian nano-electronics researchers Imec achieve record active area efficiency on thin film perovskite PV cell, measured over an aperture area of 16cm2.


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