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Cell of an achievement: Solar Impulse aircraft completes historic journey

Andre Borschberg (left) celebrates with Bertrand Piccard (right) after the pilot touched down in Abu Dhabi early this morning to complete the record-breaking round-the-world-flight.

Jubilant scenes as Bertrand Piccard touches down in Abu Dhabi to complete the Solar Impulse 2's round-the-world flight powered by the sun.


Duke Energy backs $225 million in C&I solar projects

Duke Energy 14MW Blue Wing project in San Antonio, Texas. Image by Duke Energy flickr.

The funding is part of an expansion of C&I developer REC Solar’s channel partner program.


Toshiba to supply battery control systems for Japan's "virtual power plant"

BESS battery energy storage system Toshiba. Image Toshiba

Toshiba has agreed to supply Integrated control systems for 10kWh storage batteries that will be used in a “virtual power plant” pilot project in Japan.


Trina Solar and Asia Clean Capital to build over 300 MW of PV in China

Trina Solar cell manufacturing.

Trina Solar and rooftop PV developer Asia Clean Capital (ACC) have agreed to jointly build more than 300MW of solar capacity in China over the next three years. Under the terms of their cooperation agreement, Hong Kong-based ACC...


Solar Frontier Americas breaks ground on 107 MW of solar projects

Construction work has now begun in Imperial County, California, on both large-scale solar PV plants from Solar Frontier.

The U.S. subsidiary of the Japanese CIS solar specialist has seen construction begin on two large-scale U.S. solar projects in California's Imperial County.


Chinese wind firm Goldwind to build 20 MW solar plant in Australia

Queensland, Australia.

Chinese wind power group Goldwind has secured approval to develop a 20MW (AC) solar project in Australia. 


Sungrow supplies inverters for 50 MW, 1500 volt solar plant in China

1500 Sungrow central inverter.

The Chinese inverter specialist supplied its SG3000HV-MV inverters for the solar plant in Datong, Shangxi province. Installation becomes China’s largest 1500 volt array.


RES to build 102 MW solar project in Texas

New project owner Southern Power will keep RES on as the construction contractor for the project in West Texas, which is expected to begin construction this month.


12.5 GW of solar projects registered for Brazil's October reserve auction

Wind projects have doubled in number and capacity compared to solar in the second reserve auction, as the auction planned for July appears to be cancelled. Electricity regulator ANEEL will solicit more than 6,000 km of...


UK: Brexit clean energy turmoil continues

London skyline.

The annual event of the U.K.'s All-Party Parliamentary Group for Renewable and Sustainable Energy (PRASEG) that took place this week in London depicted the turbulent phase the U.K. economy in general and the British clean energy...


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Solar PV installation in Spain.

Another seven days of solar brings a call from SolarPower Europe for the EU to end trade duties on Chinese components, the unveiling of Hanergy's zero charge EVs, and the first shoots of Nigeria's solar market.


Singulus receives order from Russian firm Hevel for heterojunction cell production tool

Singulus HQ.

The German manufacturer of production equipment for solar PV signs contract for delivery of its SILEX II processing machine for wet-chemical treatment of heterojunction solar cells.


DNV GL PV monitoring base grows to 5 GW with GreenPowerMonitor acquisition

Ditlev Engel, CEO DNV GL - Energy (left) and Juan Carlos Arévalo, CEO of GreenPowerMonitor (right) shake hands on the acquisition.

Independent energy consultancy firm acquires the Spanish monitoring and control platform to pool more than 5 GW of global solar PV under their collective monitoring umbrella.


Bank of China raises $3bn in green bonds for clean energy

China flag.

Bank of China has raised approximately $3.03bn via a multi-currency green bond issuance that wrapped up earlier this week, in a transaction the lender says will provide financing to PV projects throughout the world.


D.E. Shaw offers $80m for SunEdison's stake in 150 MW Californian solar plant

SunEdison installation.

The hedge fund has confirmed the offer to purchase a controlling interest in the Mt. Signal 2 project, which is part-owned by bankrupt U.S. renewable energy developer SunEdison.


Sonnen introduces new residential battery at up to 40% cost reduction

The new 4kWh sonnenBatterie eco compact retails at US$5,950 plus inverter but before installation.


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