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pv magazine LIVE video coverage of Solar Power International 2016

Our new videos from America’s largest solar trade show feature interviews with the CEOs of First Solar and SolarWorld Americas, as well as commentary from GTM Research and Sonnen.


San Diego schools solar splurge

News on commercial scale deployments across two of San Diego’s school districts shows a strong commitment to the industry. Two contracts alone expect to save $1.6 million over 10 years and $21 million over 25 years.


UK could be home to 24 million clean energy prosumers by 2050, says report

Solar rooftop installation, U.K.

Data by the European Renewable Energies Federation forecasts the British energy 'prosumer' to grow from one million in 2015 to 24 million as more and more citizens begin to make valuable energy contributions.


25 GW of new solar in Europe can steer sustainable EV growth, finds EEA

Nissan Leaf and solar.

Study by Germany's Öko-Institut on behalf of European Environment Agency finds that just 25 GW of Europe-wide solar PV could support the goal of reaching 10% electric vehicle penetration by 2050.


Solar helping to protect Myanmar village from poisonous snakes

Panasonic Power Supply Station in the village of Yin Ma Chaung, Myanmar. Image by Panasonic.

Panasonic has installed its off-grid solar plus storage Power Supply Station in the village of Yin Ma Chaung, Myanmar, which supplies street lights in an area with poisonous snakes, allowing villages to now move around at night.


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Dubai's desert.

Is the new record-low price for PV reported this week in Abu Dhabi a killer-watt for solar? Prices plunge in India too, while Tesla's acquisition of SolarCity stirs up a lawsuit or four.


UK: STA urges government to move quickly on creation of pro-storage policies

Storage installation in the U.K.

The switch to a smarter power network in the U.K. is contingent on supportive government policies that nurture the nation's storage industries, says the Solar Trade Association.


3 GW solar potential in Ireland's brownfield sites

Ireland solar site. Image copyright Mortensen Construction.

A report from U.K.-based renewable energy advisor Dulas has highlighted the 'hidden potential' of solar in Ireland, by analyzing the country’s brownfield sites, outlining the clear incentives, but also the challenges of setting...


First utility-scale Tesla battery being installed in Europe

Tesla Powerpack. Image by Tesla.

Tesla's utility and business energy storage solution, the Powerpack, is being installed by U.K. developer Camborne Energy Storage alongside a PV plant in Somerset, making it the first large-scale Tesla storage unit to be...


South Korea to give incentives for energy storage as part of renewables spending spree

BESS battery energy storage system Toshiba. Image Toshiba.

The South Korean government announced an initiative that provides incentives for utility-scale solar operators to install energy storage units alongside the PV plants, while also outlining plans to invest USD 27 billion in...


Enphase surveys U.S. distributors for Q1 2017 AC battery deliveries

“The demand from both installers and homeowners for the Enphase AC Battery in the lead up to its debut in Australia and New Zealand has exceeded our expectations,” said Nathan Dunn, managing director of Enphase Asia-Pacific.

Enphase Energy announced at SPI 2016 that it has begun canvassing its U.S. distributor network to gauge interest for mass orders of its AC Battery system, which was test marketed in Australia over the past year, culminating in...


Advanced Microgrid Solutions to embark on 40 MW SoCal storage project

Storage technology.

The San Francisco-based clean tech firm has been selected by Southern California Edison to deliver a 40 MW fast-response energy storage system in the state to help manage circuit load and integrate higher levels of solar energy.


Powin Energy developing a 2 MW energy storage unit in California

Irvine Business Complex. Image by Catatonique.

U.S. manufacturer and developer of energy storage systems Powin Energy has been selected to complete a 2 MW/8 MWh energy storage system that should be operational in Irvine, California, by the end of the year to help alleviate...


U.S. boosts energy storage 126% in Q2

Storage battery. Image by Andreas Schlegel.

According to the latest U.S. Energy Storage Monitor, a quarterly publication from GTM Research and the Energy Storage Association (ESA), the United States deployed 41.2 megawatts of energy storage in the second quarter of 2016,...


Australia: One small gain for battery storage, one big win for fossil fuel industry

Battery storage system. Image by Solarpraxis, Andreas Schlegel.

Australia's principal policy maker for the energy markets has waived through a rule change that could accelerate the use of battery storage to provide grid stability as more renewables enter the market. But the rule maker has...


Enphase begins AC battery shipments to Australia and New Zealand

AC battery from Enphase.

U.S. firm projects demand volume of 70,000 units of its AC battery in first year as demand for residential storage Down Under expected to continue steep growth trajectory.


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