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US to remain leading tracker market through 2021

Solar trackers

In its latest Global PV Tracker report, GTM Research says China and India will experience the most significant growth in the coming years.


LATAM and Caribbean to install 9 GW PV within 5 years

NPD Solarbuzz forecast LAC region.

Report from NPD Solarbuzz finds a pipeline of 22 GW, with 1 GW of solar projects under construction and 5 GW almost ready to break ground.


Trina Solar supplies 11.7 MW of PV modules to Turkey and Ecuador projects

A Trina Solar module in production.

The shipment forms part of the Chinese company's continued expansion plans and geographic diversification strategy.


Solar Frontier considers New York State factory

Solar Frontier installation.

The potential fab would be penciled in for completion in 2018 as company president Atsuhiko Hirano praises sustainability of US market.


Flow batteries: more cost effective for residential and utility-scale installations?

Bill Watkins, CEO of Imergy Power Systems

CEO interview: Bill Watkins, CEO of Imergy Power Systems, speaks exclusively with pv magazine about the company's vanadium-based flow battery energy storage products and why they make sense for PV developers. Imergy is...


New York State to support 214 MW of new solar PV

New York will provide an estimated US$94 million in incentives for 142 PV projects at businesses, schools and universities, government buildings and non-profits, which were awarded through a competitive solicitation.


JA Solar breaks 20% barrier with new multicrystalline silicon PV cell

The Chinese PV cell maker credits “proprietary light trapping and surface passivation technologies” for its world record cell. NPD Solarbuzz says this is part of a breakthrough into higher efficiencies for multicrystalline...


ADB signs off $152m Rajasthan loan

Electricity power lines.

Indian state will get finance to expand its transmission network. Rajasthan wants to generate 8 GW from solar and wind by 2018.


Magnolia to merge with silicon processing company

A thin film solar module.

Merger will give US thin-film maker access to high-purity quartz sand from SSRG's Lighthouse mine. The Australian operation is said to be the largest deposit of such quartz in the world.


The pv magazine weekly news roundup: Sept 19-26

UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon delivers a solar plant in Abu Dhabi ahead of the UN Climate Summit.

Solar's soaring potential lit up the distant horizon this week amid stories of lower cost storage for 2030, solar dominance by 2050 and higher CIGS efficiencies within a couple of years.


Forecast 2030: stored electricity at $0.05/kWh

Solar battery storage

Winfried Hoffmann, a well-known figure throughout the PV world, has created a learning curve for battery storage that predicts costs will fall much faster than many experts believe.


Can energy utilities keep their customers, or will they flee the grid?

Australian solar installation.

Will Australia's electricity consumers welcome utilities' attempts to re-engage with distributed generation, or has energy democratization already taken hold?


New York's $5bn renewables vision

The Statue of Liberty, New York.

NYSERDA says its 10-year plans will cost $3.85bn on top of current spending commitments. But the sustainable energy body says that does not mean a rise in energy bills for consumers.


Utility SCE unveils largest battery storage system in US

SCE battery storage system.

The 32 MWh storage system has been part-funded by the Department of Energy and is set to push the capabilities of energy storage on the grid.


Enphase to supply 1 MW of inverters to UK housing project

Nurthumberland countryside, England.

The US microinverter supplier has partnered with a local energy firm to install 4,000 microinverters at a charity-backed housing scheme.


EU commits $4.2 billion for sustainable energy in developing countries

Solar installation, Mombassa, Kenya

Aimed at increasing access to sustainable energy sources globally, the EU will allocate more than EUR 3.3 billion ($4.2 billion) in grants in the next six years. Some EUR 2 billion will benefit African countries.


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