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South Australia-made silicon energy storage system "ready to close grid gap"

Image: Sam Pothecary

A South Australian company behind a silicon based thermal energy storage system has created and successfully tested a full prototype of its technology, which it says is ready for commercialisation after a decade is the making.


TerraForm Power, Global forecast continued losses in 2016

While the two yieldcos are making progress in their separation from SunEdison, they continue to be plagued by losses and report that CAFD will be substantially reduced from previous estimates.


Video: Cybrid's KPF technology headed to the Americas solar market

pv magazine editor-in-chief, Jonathan Gifford, is joined by Cybrid Technologies Americas Manager, Brent Brownell, to talk solar module backsheets and the introduction of the company’s KPF technology into the Americas market.


EU Energy Union package lacks ambition, says SolarPower Europe

EU Parliament, Brussels.

Still much to be done at EU level if continent is to seize chance to build solar-powered electricity system, says SolarPower Europe in wake of disappointing European Commission Energy Union package.


France's solar road: International solar experts give their analysis

The construction of a solar road in France is turning numerous heads due to the novelty value of the project, however, solar experts have a different view, seeing the construction as economically unviable, and actually damaging...


PPAs for over 1 GW of solar on the horizon in Jharkhand, India

Image: Tata Solar

After various delays, solar developers in Jharkhand, India, are expecting to sign power purchase agreements (PPAs) for 1.1 GW of PV projects in the state, which should receive average tariff rates of USD 79.3 per MWh, according...


Fronius installs solar inverters at former Austrian nuclear plant

The solar array at the former nuclear plant covers 3,700 square meters and is controlled by 43 Fronius string inverters.

Installation at the dormant Zwentendorf an der Donau nuclear site in Austria symbolic of the nation's growing embrace of clean renewable energy, says Fronius.


Kyocera puts online 14.5 MW PV plant in Japan

The plant by Kyocera, Mitsubishi Research Institute and Tokyo Century follows a relatively strong Q2 for utility-scale solar in Japan.


Major car manufacturers collaborating on high-power EV charging network in Europe

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Car manufacturers, BMW, Daimler, Ford and Volkswagen, are joining forces to deploy an ultra-fast, high-power charging network for battery electric vehicles (BEV) across Europe's major highways, to create the infrastructure...


UK, France should put citizen solar ahead of nuclear, says former EDF chief

Hinkley Point C protest.

Gérard Magnin, the former director of EDF who stepped down from the board in July in protest at the Hinkley Point C approval, says French nuclear industry is in its worst situation ever, and calls on UK to promote citizen solar.


BREAKING: World's cheapest solar power contract signed for Dubai mega-project

DEWA has signed a US$29.90/MWh PPA with Masdar for the 800 MW third phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum solar park.


China: ET Energy creates JV in pursuit of C&I rooftop solar growth

Rooftop array.

ET Energy has set up a strategic cooperation relationship with SANY group, one of the largest private companies of China, to focus on rooftop solar PV projects.


Argentina: 516 MW of solar awarded at USD 54.95 per MWh

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During Round 1.5 of Argentina's renewable energy tender more than half of the quota was awarded to the PV category. Jinko Solar and Isolux Corsan were amongst the winners from the solar industry.


India: Demonetization issues add to curtailment concerns in Tamil Nadu solar auction

Tamil Nadu landscape.

Bids of just 117 MW have so far been received in the Tamil Nadu Distribution and Generation Company 500 MW auction as difficulties caused by Modi's demonetization program exacerbate existing curtailment issues, says Mercom...


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Japanese domestic module shipments dip slightly to 1.7 GW in Q2 FY 2016

The latest report by JPEA shows 6% year-over-year fall in domestic shipments, but the utility-scale sector was a bright point.


Cross-border solar: Denmark gets 50 MW of German tender with bids of 5.38 euro cents/kWh

Solar installation, Denmark.

The first cross-border solar tender in Europe sees five Danish solar developers with 50 MW of PV capacity in German auction. Winning bids of EUR 5.38 cents/kWh almost two cents lower than previous German solar tender.


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