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Siemens to invest EUR1 billion in new startup unit

next47 logo. Image courtesy of Siemens.

Siemens has announced the forming of a new dedicated startup unit, next47, with a war chest of EUR1 billion to be spent on it that will, among various other important innovations, focus on decentralized electrification.


PV innovations helping to push the French market forward

La Réunion

Philippe Malbranche, Directeur Général of the French solar research institute INES, explains why his organization is hosting a workshop on innovations from France. The varying innovations take part in the whole PV value chain,...


Frequency response storage heating up in the UK

RES UK storage system

The UK’s storage market had already been boosted by news of a 20 MW frequency response project and an ongoing tender for 200 MW of additional projects, now the debate has been pushed further along after the release of a UK...


Ontario to re-open the microFIT program on July 21 (Updated with microFIT rates)

The Canadian province will launch version 4.0 of the program weeks earlier than scheduled, however installation levels are only a fraction of last year's.


Overheating and incompatible plug connectors

At the PV farm in question, actual black and white sheep occasionally graze beneath the solar panels.

Black sheep I: In a Bavarian solar farm, experts discovered overheated junction boxes after commissioning and, later, overheated plug connectors as well.


EUPVSEC opens with rallying call to Europe's solar industry

The opening sessions of the EUPVSEC 2016 conference began today, and will run all week.

This morning EUPVSEC kicked off at the International Conference Center in Munich. Some 6,500 authors and co-authors from 88 countries had submitted their abstracts for presentation at the week-long event. This year for the first...


India: Suzlon and CLP create JV for 100 MW solar project in Telangana

Telangana.

Indian clean energy firm Suzlon welcomes CLP India partnership on the 100 MW Veltoor solar PV project, which will produce solar energy for Telangana Southern Power Distribution Company Limited.


Recycled PV materials could possess $15bn value by 2050, finds IRENA, IEA-PVPS report

Recycling PV.

Properly recovered materials from recycled solar PV panels could boast a value of $15 billion by 2050, or enough of an influx of material to produce two billion new panels, suggests a new report.


Solar Impulse begins 90-hour Atlantic crossing

The Atlantic crossing is expected to take four days, with Bertrand Piccard at the controls.

The solar-powered plane heads for Seville from New York with Bertrand Piccard at the controls. Crossing is expected to take approximately 90 hours.


Greenskies jumps to #1 in the U.S. C&I solar sector during Q1

GTM Research says SolarCity fell to second place in the commercial and industrial market during the quarter.


GTAT bounces back with large polysilicon orders

The American equipment maker has made its first announcement of large equipment orders since exiting bankruptcy in March.


The pv magazine weekly news digest

Solar panel in the sunshine.

In a week shaped by three pivotal reports that each forecast a bright future for solar, there was still a reminder of the industry's unforgiving landscape for companies that fail to move with the times, and markets.


British retailer M&S to crowdfund GBP 1.2m community solar venture

Installation of M&S's 6.1 MW solar array in the East Midlands.

The famous U.K. store has created a new M&S Energy Society, which has partnered with not-for-profit Energy4All to develop the crowdfunding solar scheme. The target is to raise GBP 1.23 million.


Solarunited to realign industry focus at Intersolar Europe-EUPVSEC conference

Members of SOLARUNITED.

Formerly the International PV Equipment Association (IPVEA), Solarunited has said it will transform into a Global PV Technology & Industry Association at the show.


PV Market Alliance: More than 60 GW of solar will be installed in 2016

The alliance of market researchers predicts 20% growth over the next two years, with the 2017 market exceeding 70 GW.


U.S. federal government leads energy storage commitments

At a summit at the White House a wide array of actors made commitments to fund and deploy energy storage, accompanied by the release of a new report on technical and economic dimensions of renewable energy integration.


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