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Enphase offloads residential O&M arm to SunSystem Technology

Enphase AC Home Battery.

The U.S. microinverter specialist confirms that SunSystem Technology will act as the company's primary residential O&M service provider after selling its O&M field service division Next Phase Solar.


All-time high in US storage investment in Q2, finds GTM report

Daimler battery storage.

Disclosed venture funding and project finance of energy storage projects in the U.S. in the third quarter reached $660 million, although actual deployments contracted slightly, says GTM Research.


Oxford PV secures additional GBP 8.1 million in second series C financing round

Henry Snaith of Oxford PV.

The British perovskite pioneer attracts yet more funding, this time via three new strategic investors, including Statoil ASA and Legal & General Capital.


Scatec to build 150 MW-DC of solar PV in Brazil

The Norwegian developer and contractor has signed a deal with Kroma Energia for the four plants, which acquired contracts for the plants in last November’s auction.


Poland to hold inaugural 100 MW solar auction later this month

Polish solar installation.

The first auction, to be held on December 30, will be for a total capacity of 100 MW for small, sub-1 MW installations; a further 300 MW of PV capacity will be auctioned in 2017.


SMA to supply 616 MW of inverters to India's Greenko Energies

SMA's Sunny Central 1000CP XT inverter was developed for use in harsher climates in high price pressure regions, the company said.

The German inverter specialist to build on its sizable presence in the growing Indian solar market with supply of 616 MW of its 1000CP XT central inverter to Indian solar power developer Greenko Energies.


India: Demonetization program could boost solar industry, says Mercom Capital

Narendra Modi.

Although chaotic, the Indian government's note recall is likely to benefit banks and distribution companies, potentially loosening lending criteria for solar projects and bringing down interest rates, Mercom Capital believes.


Australian researchers produce 12% efficient, 16cm2 perovskite PV cell

University of New South Wales engineers have achieved the highest efficiency for a perovskite PV cell of its size to date.


Gibraltar Industries to exit European solar racking business, future of Renusol unclear

Gibraltar Industries has made the strategic decision to exit Europe's solar racking business.

The U.S.-headquartered building products manufacturer confirms it is stepping away from selling residential solar racking in Europe as it attempts to balance its books. Subsidiary Renusol could face job cuts.


UK: Big brands sign letter urging government to stop solar tax hike

JD rooftop array.

More than 160 NGOs, schools, companies, energy providers and public institutions sign letter addressed to U.K. Chancellor calling on halt to proposed increase in business rates for solar panels.


Solar and off-grid renewables conference cites enormous untapped potential in SE Asian solar

While there are many opportunities for solar in Southeast Asia, each country has its unique market conditions and challenges. pv magazine brings you this report from Solar Media's Solar and Off-Grid Renewables Southeast Asia...


Good signs: The pv magazine weekly news digest

This week was filled with positive news for the global PV industry, including the signing of the world’s lowest-price PPA in Dubai


Meyer Burger sets out plans for capital increase and shareholders approve

Image: Meyer Burger

Meyer Burger Technology's Board of Directors has approved the final terms for the capital increase, which were announced earlier today, and will see the Swiss solar production equipment manufacturer seek to accumulate CHF 164.5...


Enerray, Desert Technologies put 23.1 MW-DC PV plant online in Jordan

The Falcon Ma’an is one of the largest PV plants to go online in the MENA region.


Spanish Solar Forum 3: The solar sector debates auctions and other opportunities

The third Spanish Solar Forum organized by UNEF in Madrid brought together the Spanish solar industry, with an opening address by EU Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete.


SolarCity move shows Florida is open for business

Image: SolarCity

In the wake of two pro-solar voter decisions this year, the country’s most well-known residential solar installer has swooped in to capitalize on the state’s suddenly pro-solar climate


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