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Andalay Solar introduces SolarEdge-compatible modules

SolarEdge power optimizer.

Solar panel producer develops module frame that can receive SolarEdge's power optimizer, companies also to collaborate on DC Instant Connect solution.


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Solar sunrise

BNEF drops its annual future energy outlook with solar the shining light, BYD advocates for 'all silicon' and batteries and key German solar players make a stand against the minimum price.


Sunrun moves towards IPO

Sunrun installation

Solar lease provider Sunrun is moving towards IPO. The San Francisco based company has filed a S-1 registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission yesterday.


BNEF: solar likely largest energy investment target 2015 – 2040

Sunrise.

Solar will attract funding of around US$3.7 trillion of over the next 25 years, becoming the largest energy segment in terms of new investment. This is the key finding from Bloomberg New Energy Finance in its New Energy Outlook...


Toshiba to deliver MW energy storage system to Finland

Landis+Gyr, a member of Japan's Toshiba Group, will supply Finland with a BESS to be integrated into the Kalasatama district's smart energy system. The goal is to test new opportunities presented by megawatt-scale storage...


Trina confirms 2 GW Indian fab plans

Trina production

Trina Solar has confirmed to pv magazine that it has signed a framework agreement with a partner in Indian to develop a 2 GW solar cell and module manufacturing facility in the country. Details for the plan are yet to be thrashed...


Scotland considers waiving commercial solar rooftop planning permission

The Scottish Government has launched a consultation, which aims to remove planning permission for commercial solar rooftop projects. Unlike England, no cap is expected to be placed on installation size. The move could prompt the...


Trading begins on 8point3 yieldco

A SunPower solar array.

The First Solar, SunPower joint yieldco began trading on June 19, with an initial share price of US$21/share. 20 million Class A shares will be issued, with Goldman Sachs and Citigroup Global Markets acting as lead book running...


Oxis to roll out Li-S energy storage batteries next year

Oxis Energy is gearing up to sell its energy storage batteries in 2016. The lithium sulfur (Li-S) battery developer, which unveiled a solar storage technology demonstration project in early June with Proinso, predicts a battery...


Silicor Materials and MT Højgaard to construct 16,000 MT poly plant

Silicon process.

U.S. polysilicon process developer Silicor Materials has signed a contract with MT Højgaard to construct a US$226.5 million dollar, 16,000 metric ton solar silicon plant in Iceland.


Solar-Fabrik to discontinue operations

Solar-Fabrik AG will discontinue operations on June 30. Up to 75 of the remaining 90 employees will go to a transfer company.


PV exceeds 2020 EU renewable energy target

Solar PV technology has already exceeded its deployment goals under the European Commission's renewable energy targets. Overall, the EU is on track to meet its 2020 targets, with renewables accounting for a projected 15.3% of...


SunEdison acquires 2 wind companies, raises $403 million for yieldco

In three separate statements, SunEdison has announced the acquisition of two wind companies, in Central America and India, with a cumulative wind portfolio of around 2 GW; and the raising of US$403 million in private placements...


India to install 31 GW of solar by 2019, will fall short of targets

Bridge to India estimates that India will have a cumulative solar PV capacity of 31 GW by 2019, up from around 4.5 GW today. While representing impressive growth, it will fall short of the government’s newly increased targets.


JA Solar forms committee to consider takeover bid

JA Solar has formed a special committee, comprised of two company directors, to mull over the US$489 million takeover bid by its chief executive officer and chairman. The move to go private may signal the company’s intention to...


US: California reaches 10 GW cumulative solar capacity

Leading the U.S. solar charge, California has reached a total solar PV capacity of 10.6 GW. In Q1 2015, the U.S. state installed 718 MW, representing an investment of US$1.7 billion.


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