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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.


Renewables power Portugal for four days straight

Solar PV installation, Portugal.

Solar, wind and hydro combine over extraordinary four-day period between May 7 – 11 to generate enough clean energy to keep Portugal's lights on during that time.


sPower signs PPAs with PG&E for 60 MW of US solar capacity

sPower and Salt Lake City.

The Salt Lake City-headquartered power producer will construct three large-scale, 20 MW-AC solar farms in California, and sell the power to utility Pacific Gas & Electric Company.


Australia's UNSW sets sunlight-to-electricity efficiency record of 34.5%

Mark Keevers with the four-junction solar mini-module built at UNSW and which has recorded sunlight conversion efficiency of 34.5%.

Result by engineers at that University of New South Wales edges the solar industry closer to the theoretical limits of PV efficiency, smashing previous record of 24% set by Alta Devices of the U.S.


Delta launches 80kW wall-mounted string inverter

The Delta M80U is a wall-mountable three-phase string inverter that is transformerless and thus well suited to large-scale ground-mount and rooftop PV installations.

The Taiwanese power company introduces its M80U string inverter into the North American market. Wall-mounted design targeted at growing commercial solar sector, but can also be used at large scale.


At 11.5 MW, India has just inaugurated the world's single largest rooftop solar system

Tata Power Solar.

The installation covers a single rooftop of 42 acres atop the Dera Baba Jaimal Singh campus, which is located near to Amritsar in the state of Punjab, India. The entire installation is more than 19 MW.


NEXTracker surpasses ArrayTech to become the biggest tracker supplier in North America

The continent’s tracker market grew 135% last year, to reach 5.5 GW of shipments.


Pro-solar policies could be key in forthcoming Australian election, poll finds

Solar rooftop installation, Sydney.

Survey of 2,400 Australians conducted on behalf of a coalition of environmental groups finds that 64% of voters would back a party with pro-renewable policies in the forthcoming federal election.


Australia: CEFC-Westpac scheme to help business adopt solar, battery storage, EVs

Commercial rooftop PV installation, Australia.

A new loan facility that will help Australian businesses invest in solar, battery storage, energy efficient technologies and electric vehicles has been launched by Westpac Bank in conjunction with the Clean Energy Finance...


Interview: JinkoSolar's Dany Qian talks markets and module innovation

Dany Qian is VP of branding for JinkoSolar.

Dany Qian, VP of Branding for JinkoSolar, discusses the company's growth ambitions, its module innovation, its presence in Japan and its downstream efforts for 2016 and beyond.


Conergy signs deal with Thai fossil fuel firm for 25 MW Japan solar farm

The solar farm is to be located in the city of Ichinoseki, Iwate Prefecture, Japan.

The German clean energy developer will work with Thailand's state-backed Global Power Synergy Public Company to build the 25.88 MW solar PV plant in Japan's Iwate Prefecture.


ReNew Power commissions 72 MW India solar project in JV with Hareon Solar

Andhra Pradesh.

The India renewable energy firm connects a 72 MW solar farm, as part of a joint venture with China's Hareon Solar, in the India state of Andhra Pradesh.


Meyer Burger, Eternal Sun named as 2016 Technology Highlights award winners

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Meyer Burger's DW288 Series 3 diamond wire saw, and Eternal Sun's Climate Chamber and Solar Simulator have been named as the winners of the 2016 Technology Highlights award. The award recognizes excellence in innovation and...


Re-inventing O&M: monitoring alone is not enough

The IMM Sunsniffer

AEG introduces Individual Module Monitoring (IMM) to the global PV market, in what it claims will re-invent how PV power plants are monitored and faulty components replaced.


Renova plots 300 MW solar portfolio in Japan

Tokyo.

The Tokyo-based renewable energy company currently has 190 MW of PV capacity installed, and intends to complete a series of megasolar projects in the country.


The pv magazine weekly news digest

Sonnen and Tesla.

The story of storage gained a few new chapters this week as Saft, Sonnen and Tesla all grabbed the headlines, while further woes for SunEdison, steady-as-she-goes from SMA and a Latin love affair suggested it was...


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