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Japan mulls introduction of clean energy power exchange

Solar installation in Japan.

Power exchange solely for renewable energy could deliver boost for solar electricity as more and more Japanese companies seek to 'green' their image, whatever the costs.


MiaSolé Launches Flex Series Modules At SPI

New generation of FLEX Series solar panels for BIPV applications, with a 17% efficiency and a weight of 0.5 lb./sq. foot, four times less than glass panels.

MiaSolé announced a new generation of FLEX Series solar panels for BIPV applications, with a 17% efficiency and a weight of 0.5 lb./sq. foot, four times less than glass panels.


Advanced Microgrid Solutions to embark on 40 MW SoCal storage project

Storage technology.

The San Francisco-based clean tech firm has been selected by Southern California Edison to deliver a 40 MW fast-response energy storage system in the state to help manage circuit load and integrate higher levels of solar energy.


IBC Solar signs 22.5 MW EPC contract in India

Module cleaning.

Deal in the state of Rajasthan is the German firm's sixth such contract in the country, and will propel its Indian portfolio to beyond 50 MW of solar PV operations.


Kyocera supplies solar for sea-based data monitoring in California

The Japanese manufacturer has provided four of its 145W solar panels for a marine-based Internet of Things (IoT) remote data monitoring platform off the coast of Huntington Beach.


SPI 2016: “Time for solar to grow up”

Las Vegas

The time is now for solar to take a seat at the “adults’ table” and achieve scale within the U.S. energy marketplace. This was one of the key messages at the opening session of the Solar Power International trade show that kicked...


SPI is almost here: the pv magazine USA weekly news digest

The world’s largest emitters have committed to the global agreement, but the voluntary nature of individual national plans leaves many doubts.

With the biggest solar show in the U.S., Solar Power International, kicking off in Las Vegas on Tuesday, a look back at the major stories from last week.


2.05 GW of solar PV installed in the United States during Q2

While BNEF and Mercom are both predicting that around 4 GW of utility-scale projects originally slated for the second half of 2016 will be pushed back into 2017, GTM Research describes an “unprecedented wave of growth” in the utility-scale segment.

GTM Research expects 13.9 GW to be installed over the full year, the result of an ongoing utility-scale boom.


Tata Power Solar CEO: 100 GW of solar is just the beginning for India

pv magazine caught up with Ashish Khanna, executive director and CEO of Tata Power Solar, at the Renewable Energy India expo to talk rooftop challenges, China’s influence, local manufacturing and the longer-term aspirations of...


Indian industry heads talk solar finance at REI

India cleared its first solar hurdle - creating interest, movement and tangible installation progress - but is now coming upon the second, third and fourth hurdles.

Leading figures in the Indian solar landscape debated at REI the funding and growth challenges facing the country's market, need for continued foreign capital evident.


Vikram Solar taps teamtechnik for module expansion

Teamtechnik stringer

Indian module maker Vikram Solar has signed a MoU with German equipment supplier teamtechnik that will see the two companies collaborate on Vikram's manufacturing expansion from 500 MW to 2 GW over the next three years.


Emmvee wins leading solar manufacturer award at REI

The talk of REI on day one has placed focus on local manufacturing challenges and opportunities, and the prevalence of low bids and how they impact the market.

The Indian-based solar manufacturer picked up the gong for leading renewable energy manufacturer in the solar category on the eve of the REI show.


REI: India poised to play global role in promoting universal solar access, says MNRE

secretary of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) Shri Upendra Tripathy took to the podium to declare the show, and the nation, is open for business.

Secretary of India's Ministry of New and Renewable Energy Shri Upendra Tripathy says India's role at the head of the International Solar Alliance is to share achievements and lessons learned from National Solar Mission.


Vikram Solar President: Indian rooftop market to exceed 1 GW in 2017

Vikram PV installation

With Renewable Energy India Expo opening its doors tomorrow in the New Dehli region, Vikram Solar President and CTO Ivan Saha tells pv magazine that the country’s rooftop sector is set to transition to a market of between 1 GW...


Melting backsheets, broken cells, and hotspots

Quality roundtable preparation: A case of compromised quality. An operator claims nearly 17% of the modules in his array displayed significant damage after three years. The EPC company concealed the damage from the investor until...


Scatec Solar commissions 22 MW solar farm in Jordan

Jordan landscape.

Commercial operation has begun on the solar plant south of Amman, taking Scatec Solar’s production capacity in the kingdom to 43 MW.


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