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Energy storage moves front and center under California’s SGIP

The incentive program has been restructured to supply 75% of the budget to energy storage and to move to a block grant incentive system, among other changes.


24. June 2016 | | Comment now

Ontario grid operator report shows impact of solar PV

The IESO’s latest report finds that behind-the-meter solar is driving down summer peaks, and driving the peaks of net demand later in the day.


Intersolar Europe: day two sees the crowds converge as Europe embraces maturation

The floors of all the halls heaved with heavy traffic throughout the morning on day two of the Intersolar Europe Exhibition.

Europe's post-boom solar markets delivering next-level services and technologies that look set to drive solar 2.0.


Risky business: Mercom Capital CEO Raj Prabhu on Tesla's proposal to buy SolarCity

In an interview with pv magazine, Mercom Capital CEO Raj Prabhu lays out his concerns about Tesla's proposed acquisition of SolarCity, pointing out that at the end of the day shareholders have to be convinced.


Inverters go big and go smart at Intersolar Europe

The Solar Superheroes caused a stir on day one of Intersolar Europe, which opened to bustling crowds and a raft of innovative product launches.

ABB, GPTech, Ingeteam, TMEIC and SolarEdge all unveil new inverter solutions for large-scale, commercial and the home on day one of the Intersolar show.


Intersolar Europe 2016 opens and it's got storage on the mind

Attendees entering Intersolar Europe 2016

The message at the opening press conference for the Intersolar Europe 2016 tradeshow was that growth is in the air in the solar industry, as prices experience a sharp decline. To take full advantage these developments, energy...


PV innovations helping to push the French market forward

La Réunion

Philippe Malbranche, Directeur Général of the French solar research institute INES, explains why his organization is hosting a workshop on innovations from France. The varying innovations take part in the whole PV value chain,...


Frequency response storage heating up in the UK

RES UK storage system

The UK’s storage market had already been boosted by news of a 20 MW frequency response project and an ongoing tender for 200 MW of additional projects, now the debate has been pushed further along after the release of a UK...


IPL puts the first utility-scale battery system on the MISO grid

The 20 MW battery will provide primary frequency response services and can assist with the integration of solar and wind.


The pv magazine weekly news digest

Solar panel in the sunshine.

In a week shaped by three pivotal reports that each forecast a bright future for solar, there was still a reminder of the industry's unforgiving landscape for companies that fail to move with the times, and markets.


Solarunited to realign industry focus at Intersolar Europe-EUPVSEC conference

Members of SOLARUNITED.

Formerly the International PV Equipment Association (IPVEA), Solarunited has said it will transform into a Global PV Technology & Industry Association at the show.


U.S. federal government leads energy storage commitments

At a summit at the White House a wide array of actors made commitments to fund and deploy energy storage, accompanied by the release of a new report on technical and economic dimensions of renewable energy integration.


Electrovaya to supply EUR199 million worth of battery modules for residential energy storage

Battery storage technology. Images Mirco Sieg.

The Canada-based company announced the signing of a Letter of Intent with a “major Original Equipment Manufacturer” for delivery of its lithium-ion battery modules, as the market heats up.


World’s largest off-grid battery system headed to Rwanda

All Tesvolt storage systems are manufactured in Germany

The 2.68 MWh storage system will be supplied by German commercial system manufacturer Tesvolt, and will be connected to a 3.3 MW PV plant as part of an agricultural project.


13. June 2016 | | Comment now

Solar Impulse 2 lands in New York City

This weekend the solar-powered plane landed in New York City, as the latest leg of its round-the-world tour.


Energy storage market to grow to USD250 billion by 2040

Battery energy storage unit

This is the forecast in Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s New Energy Outlook 2016 report, which expects to see the price for energy storage systems significantly drop, as batteries will help to wean power dependency away from...


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