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Germany: Energy storage opportunity for struggling PV installers

Of the over 750 companies surveyed, 85% are either already offering energy storage solutions, or are planning to do so.

Germany's solar PV installers are "struggling" to deal with a changing manufacturer landscape, says EuPD Research. Energy storage, however, may offer them new opportunities. The company also finds that homeowners without solar...

Smart Home Energy to grow to USD4 billion market by 2025

Embodied by devices like Nest, the Smart Home Energy market is set to exhibit impressive growth in the coming years. IHS Technology made the prediction today that the global market for Smart Home Energy devices and services will...

Electrolux re-enters solar under licensing deal

Intersolar flags.

The AEG solar brand has been relaunched, in a licensing deal between Solar Solutions GmbH and Electolux. Under the deal, AEG modules will be reintroduced to the market for B2B sales.

Honduras, Central America delivering demand to Yingli

Honduras street

China’s Yingli will supply developer Sybac Solar with 40 MW of solar modules for two PV power plant projects in Honduras. This latest supply deal is the latest of a number that Yingli is delivering in the region, totaling around...

Enphase, Domos Industries launch energy management system in France

Enphase battery

U.S. microinverter supplier Enphase has teamed up with France’s Domos Industries to develop and release a PV system and energy management tool to the French market. The package is known as Freewatt and the company’s report it has...

US: AMS teams up with Shell Energy to install 20 MW of battery storage

Advanced Microgrid Solutions (AMS) and Shell Energy North America have signed a memorandum of understanding under which up to 20 MW of battery storage will be installed across California, the U.S.

Toshiba to deliver MW energy storage system to Finland

Landis+Gyr, a member of Japan's Toshiba Group, will supply Finland with a BESS to be integrated into the Kalasatama district's smart energy system. The goal is to test new opportunities presented by megawatt-scale storage...

Trina confirms 2 GW Indian fab plans

Trina production

Trina Solar has confirmed to pv magazine that it has signed a framework agreement with a partner in Indian to develop a 2 GW solar cell and module manufacturing facility in the country. Details for the plan are yet to be thrashed...

Scotland considers waiving commercial solar rooftop planning permission

The Scottish Government has launched a consultation, which aims to remove planning permission for commercial solar rooftop projects. Unlike England, no cap is expected to be placed on installation size. The move could prompt the...

First Solar selected for 200 MW PV project in Dubai

First Solar Inc. has been selected to supply 200 MW of its thin film solar PV panels to the second phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai. Plant construction is scheduled for completion in 2017.

Sungrow strengthens Thai solar market presence

Sungrow has secured an order worth 75 MW for its inverters in Thailand. On the back of strong demand in the region, the manufacturer will open an office in the kingdom in July.

BYD: EVA-free solar modules, 3 new energy storage batteries

At this year's Intersolar Europe, BYD introduced a solar PV module without EVA, which promises an extended service life and improved efficiencies. Production is expected to reach up to 500 MW in 2016. It also unveiled a new...

Leading German solar players call for end to minimum price

German flag, dark skies

Wacker, Baywa r.e. and MVV, three major German companies in the energy sector, have called for an end to the minimum price regime applied to Chinese modules. The companies claim the minimum price regulation is standing in the way...

Insolvent storage manufacturer Kolibri Power renamed Colibri Energy

Kolibri Power Systems AG will continue operating under the name Colibri Energy GmbH. Despite ongoing insolvency proceedings, the energy storage company has been processing orders and developing new products.

Oxis to roll out Li-S energy storage batteries next year

Oxis Energy is gearing up to sell its energy storage batteries in 2016. The lithium sulfur (Li-S) battery developer, which unveiled a solar storage technology demonstration project in early June with Proinso, predicts a battery...

Silicor Materials and MT Højgaard to construct 16,000 MT poly plant

Silicon process.

U.S. polysilicon process developer Silicor Materials has signed a contract with MT Højgaard to construct a US$226.5 million dollar, 16,000 metric ton solar silicon plant in Iceland.

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