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From the Mag: A selection of stories from the July issue

Younicos' 1 MW NAS battery system.

pv magazine's July edition includes a thorough examination of the utility-scale solar sector in the U.S., tracks the globalization of the tracker industry and explores the storage markets and policies that are driving the battery...


Znshine removed from EU minimum price

Znshine presentation.

Chinese PV module producer Znshine is set to be removed from the EU minimum price (MIP) agreement. European Commission documents, issued today, reveal that modules were incorrectly labeled as having come from a third country,...


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Shipping containers.

In a 100% renewable US we'll all be running our houses with solar power and relaxing in front of the box to watch Formula E. But we won't be using AE inverters...


3D-Micromac picks up 2.5 GW PERC tooling order

3D micromac's tool.

Germany’s 3D-Micromac has won an order to provide 27 of its microSTRUCT OTF tools for PERC PV cell production. The order is for an unnamed Asian cell producer.


Spain's solar tax 'almost complete'

Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy.

Minister says twin tax on self-consumption is almost ready. With elections looming, the Spanish government is in a race against time to enact the legislation.


Iconic London double-deckers go electric

London routemaster buses.

Chinese manufacturer BYD will supply battery-powered buses to Transport for London from October. The number 16 route will be the first to go emission-free.


Chinese wind company looks at solar

Wind turbines.

Xinjiang Goldwind examines co-location opportunities in Australia. Move comes after revised RET removes uncertainty for clean power developers.


UK: solar could provide record 15% of power during heatwave

Rooftop solar installation, U.K.

The U.K.'s solar sector is set for its best day yet on Friday as sunny weather across the country provides ideal conditions for PV to generate 15% of the country’s power.


10 companies take legal action over EUR 100 billion Hinkley nuclear subsidies

An alliance, including Greenpeace, is appealing the European Commission’s decision to approve subsidies for the British nuclear power plant, Hinkley Point C. Germany’s Bundestag is voting this evening on whether to follow suit.


Leclanché secures $8.2 million in financial backing

Swiss battery maker, Leclanché has secured CHF7.7 million (around US$8.2 million) in additional funding to support its growth plans. Major shareholder, Recharge Aps has also agreed to convert up to CHF 17 million of its loan into...


US: 100% conversion to wind, water and solar power by 2050 feasible, PV to account for 38%

Solar PV a could account for 38% of power generation in the U.S. in 2050

In a new study by Stanford University, a solid financial, technical and economical case for the U.S to convert its all-purpose energy systems to ones powered by wind, water and sunlight (WWS) has been made. Based on their...


Global installed PV capacity to reach 200 GW soon, says German solar association

A cumulative solar PV capacity of 200 GW will soon be reached, says BSW-Solar, indicating up to 22 GW have been added in 1H 2015. Like other recent estimates, the German solar association predicts 50 GW of new capacity additions...


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.


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