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Enphase partners with Genesis for NZ storage trial

AC battery.

New Zealand's largest gas and electricity utility Genesis Energy will trial Enphase Energy's new storage system as part of the U.S. microinverter specialist's Home Energy Solution.

From the Mag: A selection of stories from the October issue

100% solar powered.

Following a vibrant Solar Power International exhibition, pv magazine investigates the deepening relationship between U.S. utilities and the solar industry, plus Australia and home storage are also in the spotlight.

Enphase enters development and supply agreement with Eliiy Power

Enphase AC Battery.

California-headquartered microinverter specialist agrees six year contract with Japanese battery developer for the exclusive supply of battery cells and management units for Enphase's AC Battery.

Western Australia to take small communities off-grid with solar plus storage

Solar rooftop in Australia

Western Power, the state-owned company that operates the grid in the south-west corner of Western Australia, is looking to take small communities completely off grid so that it can save money on costly network upgrades and...

Imergy to supply storage to China telcom market

Imergy storage.

U.S. storage specialists sign two-year agreement with China's Juno Capital Group to jointly deliver battery solutions to off- and weak-grid areas of the Chinese telecommunications market.

Enel builds Italy's first large-scale storage facility

Catania bay.

The 2 MWh battery system has been connected to a 10 MW solar PV plant in Catania, making it Italy's inaugural large-scale solar+storage project.

The pv magazine weekly news digest


Events at the Solar Power International exhibition in California complement a busy week for the U.S. solar industry, while Dubai's grand plans and Trina’s new business strategy also turns PV heads.

SolarCity to provide dispatchable power from utility-scale solar in Hawaii

Utility KIUC has signed a contract to buy electricity from an integrated solar and storage system that SolarCity will build on Kaua'i. The system will provide power on demand to meet evening peak on the island's grid.

Enphase to debut AC battery Down Under

Enphase AC Battery

U.S. microinverter supplier Enphase has selected Australia to launch its new AC Battery product. The Australian PV market has presumably been selected because of its high levels of residential PV penetration, falling feed in...

Market for module-level power electronics to reach $1bn in 2019, says IHS

Enphase microinverter.

Report forecasts compound annual growth rate of 19% per year for the global MLPE market, with key markets expected to include the U.S., Australia, France, the U.K. and the Netherlands.

The pv magazine weekly news digest

Ipanema Beach.

Solar starts marching to a samba beat as Brazil kicks on, storage issues a set of handy reminders of its prowess in PV, and a rather conservative forecast by the IEA still serves to stick the boot in on fossil fuel.

Panasonic to roll out home battery to Europe, starting with Germany

Gigafactory mockup.

Japanese electronics corporation to begin selling home batteries across Europe, putting company in direct competition with Tesla, for whom it makes lithium-ion electric vehicle batteries.

U.S. energy storage markets continue to grow

GTM Research's latest numbers indicate a strong second quarter for all grid-tied energy storage market segments, with record deployment behind-the-meter. However, the best is yet to come.

Panasonic plans Younicos investment

The PV storage developer Younicos has garnered the interest of Panasonic. The German Cartel Office is currently proofing the legalities of Panasonic's possible collaboration with Younicos.

Molten salt storage system wins Eureka prize

A team of researchers at the University of South Australia have won the 2015 ANSTO Eureka prize for their molten salt energy storage system. Though the idea of molten salt storage is not new, the team has come up with a different...

Bosch acquires Silicon Valley battery startup Seeo

German auto parts giant Bosch has acquired Silicon Valley battery startup Seeo. Seeo has been attempting to move from lithium iron phosphate (LFP) cathodes towards nickel cobalt aluminium (NCA) to keep ahead of competition.

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