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France storage project highlights cost journey facing batteries in Europe

The energy storage installation at the Nice Grid pilot project comprises two Saft Intensium Max lithium-ion batteries.

Nice Grid pilot storage project by EDF's power grid unit ERDF reveals that the economic model of storage technology is not yet viable across most of Europe's main grids.


SunPower files lawsuit against SunEdison, former employees for poaching trade secrets

In a U.S. federal lawsuit filed yesterday, June 3, SunPower Corp. has accused SunEdison Inc. of poaching over 20 employees and trade secrets between 2011 and 2014, in order to gain a competitive edge.


US: 440 MW of PV approved under Western Solar Plan

Three solar PV projects worth 400 MW have been approved by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) under its Western Solar Plan. Up to 1,900 construction jobs are expected to be created.


Canadian Solar in the hunt for no.1 2015 shipments

Canadian Solar CEO.

With most major PV module producers having reported Q1 results, Canadian Solar looks to be rivaling previous leaders Yingli and Trina leading module supplier title. Having shipped 1.23 GW in Q1 2015, Canadian has had a huge start...


PI Berlin to introduce new PV error analysis method at Intersolar Europe

Modules on the array are supplied with current during twilight hours to enable accurate, high-resolution EL imaging that can detect faults.

The Photovoltaik-Institut Berlin has developed a new automated process whereby up to 1,000 solar modules daily can be examined using electroluminescence measurements.


Yingli Solar JV connects 50 MW solar plant in China

Yingli Solar production.

Joint venture with Shuozhou Coal Power Co. sees 50 MW of solar PV capacity installed in Shanxi province using Yingli Solar panels.


Ambitious interconnection plans could transform Europe

The proposed interconnection energy grid linking Israel with Cyprus and Greece.

Europe recently approves studies for energy infrastructure plans that could transform its energy market and boost renewable investments. Electricity interconnection plans specifically between U.K. and France, and Greece, Cyprus...


JinkoSolar strikes 80 MW DG module supply deal in China

Hainan Haikou skyline.

Chinese PV manufacturer to supply China Southern Power Grid Synthesis Energy with modules to be deployed in distributed rooftop PV projects in China’s Guangdong and Hainan provinces.


NEXTracker finalizes 82 MW tracker commission for SunEdison in Honduras

Honduras.

The California-based tracker specialist has installed its single axis trackers at the Pacifico and Choluteca solar plants in Honduras, marking the company's first foray into Central America.


ReneSola Q1 financials reveal $18.5 million net loss

Solar cell development, ReneSola.

Chinese solar company continues transition toward downstream activity as Q1 net revenue shrinks by 15.9% year-over-year.


Hanergy delays release of info, SGM date

Hanergy building.

China's Hanergy Thin Film Power has delayed the release of company information including details as to its Master Suppy Agreement and a notice as to the date of a special/extraordinary general meeting (SGM). Hanergy TF had...


Singer Akon launches solar academy in Mali

Akon speaking in New York.

The Senegalese-American popstar will open a solar training institution in the summer aimed at equipping African engineers and entrepreneurs with skills in the solar industry.


Penang government defends JinkoSolar factory approval

JinkoSolar array in China.

The government of the Malaysian state of Penang has defended its decision to approve the new JinkoSolar manufacturing plant in the region. The 500 MW cell and 450 MW module plant, inaugurated last week, has drawn fire over...


juwi Shizen Energy commences 25 MW PV plant in Japan

The 25 MW solar plant will be located in Japan's north.

The Hirono Plant to be built in collaboration between juwi group and Japan's Shizen Energy, with project investment provided by Spain’s Gestamp Group and Deutsche Bank.


Southern Company acquires 30 MW Pawpaw solar facility in Georgia, U.S.

Georgia Power HQ.

Utility's subsidiary Southern Power has purchased the solar plant from Longview Solar LLC, adding to its growing PV pipeline in the state.


Panasonic signs battery storage deal with 3 Australian utilities

Panasonic battery system.

Japanese electronics giant Panasonic has struck agreements with three Australian energy utilities to trial its home-based battery storage options, saying it would help double the amount of self-consumption of Australian solar...


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