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Australia: Ausgrid to slash fees, fast-track solar+storage applications

Sydney Harbour, Australia

The changes will make it easier and cheaper for customers to become more energy efficient, according to the state-owned grid operator. Ausgrid supplies electricity to nearly 1.7 million customers in New South Wales.


Inside Ingeteam's acquisition of Bonfiglioli's solar business

Ingeteam inverters at a PV plant.

Last week Spanish inverter specialist Ingeteam purchased the solar division of Italian central inverter developer Bonfiglioi in a move that demonstrated the opportunities that still exist in Europe’s solar market.


Dow Elastomers expects rise in demand for new encapsulant materials

Michael Shoemaker describes the projected power density increases offered by Dow Elastomer's new polyolefin encapsulants.

Video: Michael Shoemaker, Global Strategic Marketing Manager for The Dow Chemical Company, talks encapsulants with pv magazine's Ian Clover, highlighting what technological advancements Dow Elastomers is bringing to the market.


Masdar and EDF pin hopes on new record low tariff for 350 MW Abu Dhabi solar plant

Masdar solar installation, Abu Dhabi.

Days after the Abu Dhabi-based clean energy developer won a tender to develop 800 MW of solar in Dubai, the company has teamed with France's EDF to bid for a 350 MW plant in Abu Dhabi.


SunPower, First Solar and SunEdison cornered 44% of North American O&M market in 2015: IHS

First Solar PV installation.

Analysis by IHS reveals how the three solar firms captured almost half of the operations and maintenance market last year, which grew to more than $300 million.


SunEdison appoints new CFO as incumbent departs after just two months

SunEdison installation project.

The troubled and bankrupt renewable energy firm announces the appointment of Philip Gund as its new chief financial officer a week after CEO Ahmad Chatila resigned.


ABB to close Phoenix inverter fab, move jobs to Estonia and Italy

ABB worker.

The Swiss power electronics firm will end manufacturing operations at the U.S. site, shifting an undisclosed number of jobs to Estonia and Italy later this year. Some sales and service staff will be retained in Phoenix.


Sunrun increases rooftop solar credit facility to $245m

Sunrun installers fit another rooftop array.

The U.S. residential solar company has secured an additional $40 million in working capital from investors to support the expansion of its rooftop solar projects, especially the New York market.


Wacker Chemie partners with 1366 Technologies

The world’s second-largest polysilicon maker will provide the kerfless wafer startup with a $15 million equity investment, a supply of polysilicon and technical assistance.


5 Intersolar Europe 2016 takeaways

Intersolar crowds

An international show, sited alongside the EU PVSEC delivering exposure to key technologists, and a fast-growing storage market were three of the key takeaways the pv magazine team took away from the 25th Intersolar Europe last...


India's NHPC reveals 600 MW floating PV plan at hydro dam in Maharashtra

Koyna River in Maharashtra.

The state-run National Hydroelectric Power Corporation plans to install floating solar panels atop the Koyna dam – a hydro power complex located in Maharashtra, India.


Meyer Burger secures major diamond wire, PERC tool order

The order from an un-named Chinese PV maker will support 700 MW of wafer and cell capacity.


Intersolar Europe: day two sees the crowds converge as Europe embraces maturation

The floors of all the halls heaved with heavy traffic throughout the morning on day two of the Intersolar Europe Exhibition.

Europe's post-boom solar markets delivering next-level services and technologies that look set to drive solar 2.0.


Inverters go big and go smart at Intersolar Europe

The Solar Superheroes caused a stir on day one of Intersolar Europe, which opened to bustling crowds and a raft of innovative product launches.

ABB, GPTech, Ingeteam, TMEIC and SolarEdge all unveil new inverter solutions for large-scale, commercial and the home on day one of the Intersolar show.


Hanwha Q Cells sets 19.5% efficiency record for standard 301W multicrystalline module

Hanwha Q Cells production.

Verified by Fraunhofer ISE CalLab, the rating of 19.5% efficiency for a standard module of 1,670 x 1,000 mm2 sets a new world record for multicrystalline panels; Hanwha achieved the result using its Q.ANTUM cells with four...


India: Suzlon and CLP create JV for 100 MW solar project in Telangana

Telangana.

Indian clean energy firm Suzlon welcomes CLP India partnership on the 100 MW Veltoor solar PV project, which will produce solar energy for Telangana Southern Power Distribution Company Limited.


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