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GTM: Advanced Energy exit leaves 17% U.S. inverter market share up for grabs

SMA solar inverter manufacturing

GTM Research has published analysis showing that Advanced Energy currently holds 17% inverter market share in the U.S., meaning the firm’s exit from the market has left a sizable opportunity for competitors.


Enphase expands Grid Alternatives partnership by 3 MW

A Grid Alternatives installation.

Microinverter supplier Enphase has expanded its partnership with Grid Alternatives. The extended cooperation should see another 3 MW of solar added to low-income households and communities.


Germany registered 101 MW of new solar PV in May

Solar PV plant in Germany.

Installation slowdown means that the FIT will be cut by just 0.25% across Q3 owing to cumulative capacity additions coming be below the government corridor of 2.4-2.6 GW.


Solar Independence Day: where does UK solar go from here?

The U.K.'s Solar Trade Association will once again host a Solar Independence Day on Friday and Saturday, with the industry at something of a crossroads under the new government.


US solar output 50% higher than official figures suggest, report finds

Rooftop installation, U.S.

A joint study by GTM Research and kWh Analytics finds that distributed solar in the U.S., absent from official EIA figures, accounts for 9.2 GW, or 45%, of the nation's capacity.


Yingli announces project bonds for Chinese public; will create online financing portfolio

The solar panel manufacturer is looking into innovative ways to finance its solar PV projects

In an interesting move, Yingli Green Energy has announced the issuance of project bonds to the Chinese public. The China-based solar manufacturer intends to widen its portfolio of new online financing products going forward.


Advanced Energy confirms exit of solar inverter business

Advanced Energy's 1000NX central inverter.

The U.S. precision power conversion company has taken the decision to shutter its solar inverter business after grappling with poor sales in the sector for the past few quarters.


SunEdison inaugurates 50 MW PV plant in India

SunEdison has inaugurated its 50 MW Dammakhedi solar PV plant in Madhya Pradesh, India. The project was completed two months ahead of schedule.


Pilot production begins on Daqo's $150 million ramped up polysilicon capacity

Pilot production has begun on Daqo New Energy's newly added 6,000 MT polysilicon capacity in China. The aim is to increase this to 12,150 MT. The company has said it will achieve polysilicon production costs of US$12/kg "in the...


India poised to introduce dollar bidding for solar contracts in July

Solar installation, India.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi hopes to attract further foreign investment by inviting bids for India's first dollar-linked solar power contracts next month.


UK should offer more clean energy incentives, says Committee on Climate Change

Solar PV park, England.

First mandatory report from the Committee says that "urgent action" is required in the new Parliament if the U.K. is to keep its emissions reductions on track.


Emirates Insolaire completes first 3 colored solar panel projects, unveils future plans

Emirates Insolaire LLC has completed what it says is the world’s first installation of colored solar panels – a 12 kWp building façade in Switzerland. To date, it has executed three projects, all in Europe. With commercial-scale...


CEO interview: Innovations in solar technology; PERC the new PV benchmark

Goetz Fischbeck.

Goetz Fischbeck, CEO of Smart Solar Consulting, casts his eye across the solar PV cell and module technologies featured in pv magazine's 50 Array Changing Technologies free download, available now. In addition to the importance...


Egypt unveils 50 MW PV project and 50 MW module fab

The Nile at Aswan.

Egyptian Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb inaugurates 50 MW solar panel production facility at weekend, Italy's Building Energy signs MoU for 50 MW solar projects in north of country.


Powervault raises $1.1m in crowdfunding for its storage platform

The Powervault.

The U.K.-based tech startup hopes to take on Tesla in the British home storage market, and has raised 700,000 pounds on investment crowdfunding platform Crowdcube.


NEXTracker signs 1 GW supply agreement with Blattner Energy

More than 1 GW of single axis trackers are set to be deployed at large-scale solar PV projects across North America over the next two years.

The Californian tracker specialists will supply its single axis trackers to Blattner Energy, a diversified power generation contractor.


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