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SMA installs PV+storage on Caribbean island, will meet 23% of annual demand

PV+storage hybrid power system will generate enough clean power to meet 23% of the island’s annual electricity demand

A singe system combining PV with storage will generate enough clean power to meet more than 23% of annual power demand of the Caribbean island of St. Eustatius.


South Africa: SolarEdge, Tesla Powerwall rollout begins

Kwikelec installation in South Africa: 5 kW home system, including 20 power optimizers, one StorEdge inverter and 6.4 kWh Tesla Powerwall

SolarEdge's storage solution, based on a single DC optimized inverter that manages and monitors PV production, consumption and storage, is compatible with Tesla's Powerwall home battery.


Nigeria's solar hopes stall

Abuja, Nigeria

Nigeria is considered an emerging economy that has the potential to drive a dynamic domestic solar PV market. But the global oil price plunge and a national currency crisis have stalled hopes.


India implements new 40 GW rooftop, small PV plant program

India - small solar PV plant

India's solar market has long been dominated by large utility-scale projects but the government is now looking to boost rooftop solar in the country with an ambitious new initiative.


Report: Texas will add 13 GW of solar PV by 2035

A study by Brattle Group forecasts massive expansion of solar PV capacity in Texas driven by market forces, similar to ERCOT's predictions.


Hanwha Q Cells Q1 results show encouraging Y/Y resurgence in profit, revenue and shipments

Hanwha Q Cells HQ.

Module shipments from the Korean solar PV manufacturer reached 912 MW in the first quarter, exceeding the guidance range, while gross profit topped $109m and gross margin reached 21.2%.


KfW finances 76 MW of renewable projects for Neoen

KfW IPEX-Bank provides financial support for Neoen's renewable PV and wind portfolio

KfW IPEX-Bank loans about $117 million to Neoen to build a 30 MW PV plant and 46 MW of wind energy projects in France.


Singulus pins hopes on big CIGS orders after disappointing Q1

Singulus Tenuis tool.

The German PV equipment manufacturer posts weak sales and negative EBIT figures for the first quarter of 2016, but says it is hopeful that "extensive" CIGS orders still in negotiations can be concluded soon.


London welcomes largest council-backed rooftop solar+storage installation

The 1.73 MW array in London is the largest in the country to be backed by a local authority.

The Borough of Hounslow in the U.K. capital has invested GBP 2 million in a 1.73 MW rooftop solar array that will be supported by an onsite storage facility – the largest of its kind in the country.


Renewables power Portugal for four days straight

Solar PV installation, Portugal.

Solar, wind and hydro combine over extraordinary four-day period between May 7 – 11 to generate enough clean energy to keep Portugal's lights on during that time.


U.S. DOE: Solar PV can meet 25%+ of annual demand without major intervention

The Energy Department has released eight reports dealing with issues as varied as reaching higher penetrations of solar on the grid, technology improvements and strategies to bring down costs.


Report: global off-grid solar sales grew 40% in 2015

31 GOGLA member companies sold over 4 million off-grid solar devices in the second half of 2015

31 GOGLA member companies sold over 4 million off-grid solar devices in the second half of 2015, totaling the cash sales revenues of more than US $118 million.


sPower signs PPAs with PG&E for 60 MW of US solar capacity

sPower and Salt Lake City.

The Salt Lake City-headquartered power producer will construct three large-scale, 20 MW-AC solar farms in California, and sell the power to utility Pacific Gas & Electric Company.


Australia's UNSW sets sunlight-to-electricity efficiency record of 34.5%

Mark Keevers with the four-junction solar mini-module built at UNSW and which has recorded sunlight conversion efficiency of 34.5%.

Result by engineers at that University of New South Wales edges the solar industry closer to the theoretical limits of PV efficiency, smashing previous record of 24% set by Alta Devices of the U.S.


At 11.5 MW, India has just inaugurated the world's single largest rooftop solar system

Tata Power Solar.

The installation covers a single rooftop of 42 acres atop the Dera Baba Jaimal Singh campus, which is located near to Amritsar in the state of Punjab, India. The entire installation is more than 19 MW.


NEXTracker surpasses ArrayTech to become the biggest tracker supplier in North America

The continent’s tracker market grew 135% last year, to reach 5.5 GW of shipments.


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