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Israel to launch net metering pilot program for government buildings

PV installations at a Kibbutz dairy in Israel

Israel's Ministry of Public Security is tendering development of 13 rooftop PV installations totaling 750 kW. The so-called 'Blue Sky' project is a pilot program that aims to deploy solar PV net metering systems across the...


Lithium batteries leading electrochemical energy storage technologies

Lithium-Ion Battery for BMW i3 electric car

A new study by the Technical University of Munich indicates Asian developers are leading the way when it comes to energy storage systems and far outpacing U.S. and European rivals.


TÜV SÜD to offer storage system certification

TUV SUD inverter/storage testing

The German testing group has unveiled its new Renewable Energy Storage Systems certification program, which it says will aid manufacturers as well as sellers and end-customers.


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California's utility-scale solar generation hits new peak of 4.8 GW

Peak solar generation had come near 4.8 GW on at least three other occasions during the summer prior to the August 15th, record. This peak generation comes as solar PV is meeting less demand overall in late summer.


Hanergy changes name, adds Thin Film Power

Hanergy building

The new branding reflects the company's global focus on thin-film technology. The company recently acquired U.S. firm Alta Devices.


Chaori Solar administrators to draft restructuring plan

Shanghai skyline.

Administrators of first Chinese company to default on a domestic corporate bond have drawn up plans to shape the reorganization of the company and its assets.


David Cameron stands firm on UK solar plans despite trade petition

U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron.

British PM's response to STA-led petition recognizes solar's key role in the U.K. energy mix but dismisses calls to review ROC decision.


SunPower introduces pilot solar lease program Down Under

Residential PV array, Perth, Australia

The company's pilot program in Melbourne is modeled after its successful residential leasing program in the United States. SunPower systems are available in other regions of Australia through cash and loan programs.


Dubai launches tender for 100 MW Phase II of solar park

Dubai skyline

After reviewing 49 potential projects in May, the electricity and water authority has shortlisted 24 developers for the second phase of the tender, which remains open to bids until October 23.


China, Saudi Arabia to cooperate on renewable energy development

Saudi Aramco PV installation.

The Middle Eastern kingdom targets 41 GW of solar power by 2032 as it seeks to free up more of its abundant oil and gas reserves for lucrative export.


Daqo increases profitability, revenues as plans to double polysilicon capacity move forward

The Chinese polysilicon and wafer maker has reported very strong second quarter results on higher polysilicon selling prices and lower production costs. Daqo also raised US$54.6 million during the quarter to support a doubling of...


Factory delays spurring higher cell efficiencies, finds NPD Solarbuzz

NPD Solarbuzz chart.

Solar PV manufacturers are stepping up R&D efforts to achieve greater efficiencies, with industry standard modules set to reach 275 W within a year, research finds.


JinkoSolar second-quarter net profit soars, sales up 38%

JinkoSolar PV park

In its fifth consecutive quarter of profitability, the company expanded its downstream operations and managed to maintain a leading position in China while expanding operations in emerging markets and the U.S.


Trina Solar supplies 82 MW anti-PID modules to Chinese solar project

Trina Solar module production.

The Chinese solar company's anti-potential induced degradation modules will be fitted at a new solar PV plant in Jiangsu Province, China.


Community solar program to power Adams County, Colorado

Fort Collins, Colorado.

The county will become the first in the U.S. to power its government buildings via the Community Solar Gardens program developed by SunShare.


Phoenix Solar's half-year revenue drops, operating loss narrows

Phoenix Solar Sulzemoos, Germany

The German solar group attributes its dramatic revenue drop on external factors, including delayed orders in the United States.


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