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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.


Tesla strengthens Panasonic solar bond with cell and module collaboration

Gigafactory.

The two firms have signed a non-binding letter of intent to collaborate on the production of solar modules and cells at Tesla's Buffalo facility. Deal rests on completion of Tesla's SolarCity acquisition.


ECCC report: Energy storage can be revolutionary for the UK

Battery solar storage system. Image by Solarpraxis' Andreas Schlegel.

The Energy and Climate Change Select Committee (ECCC) will release its final report on 15 October, which will highlight the importance of energy storage and demand-side technologies for the future energy transition, and can offer...


NGOs call on EU to remove trade duties against China

Climate Action Network, E3G, EKOenergy, Greenpeace, and WWF logos.

Five prominent NGOs have written a letter to the European Commission, calling for an end to trade duties that are applied to Chinese PV manufacturers, claiming that they are counterproductive for action on climate change, adding...


European Commission seeks to bar five Chinese PV manufacturers from price undertaking

European, Chinese flags

Citing alleged violations of the minimum import price agreement with Chinese PV manufacturers, the European Commission has moved to remove Huashun China and Seraphim China from the undertaking. Another three producers have...


Tesla, SolarCity set November 17 as date for shareholder votes

The moment of truth is coming for the consolidation of Elon Musk’s clean energy empire.


Germany launches first cross-border PV auction with Denmark

PV farm, Fuerstenwalde, Germany

Germany's Federal Network Agency, which oversees the country's solar auctions and renewable energy incentive regulation, announced on Wednesday the first mutually opened auction for ground-mounted PV installations with Denmark.


Jinko agrees to sell downstream business in China

JinkoSolar PV project China. Image: JinkoSolar.

A couple of interesting announcements came out of Chinese solar company JinkoSolar today, as first it revealed a 300 MW module supply deal with PV developer Senyuan Electric, then it announced that it has agreed to sell the Jinko...


Enabling policies and better grid integration needed to boost renewables

Solar and wind combined. Image by Tom Baerwald Solarpraxis.

This was the message coming out of the 23rd World Energy Congress being held in Istanbul, as renewable energy industry leaders lauded the achievements of the industry, but were quick to point out the hard work that was needed to...


German renewables surcharge to rise 8% next year

Berlin skyline

The country's transmission system operators are set to publish the newly calculated green power levy on Friday. The levy currently accounts for approximately 22% of a customer's total bill. For a three-person household with a...


Mercom: Partial recovery in solar investment during Q3

Mercom Capital’s Q3 report shows a significant increase in investment levels from last quarter, but funding is still down across the board compared to a year ago.


Global investment in clean energy tumbles 43% y/y in Q3, says BNEF

Solar installation.

Report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance reveals investment in renewables and smart energy technologies reached just $42.4 billion in third quarter, which is a sizable drop on the same period last year.


Boom time: the pv magazine USA week in review

It’s a complicated time in the U.S. solar industry, with a booming market, especially for utility-scale solar and increasing public interest, but also collapsed PV module prices and shifts in production.


The pv magazine weekly news digest

Solar installation in Europe.

A week in which Europe showed its solar strength, the U.S. flashed its impressive PV pipeline, and pv magazine’s video content proved a hit.


Energy storage on the rise: New videos from pv magazine LIVE

We bring you interviews with Sonnen, Enphase and Ideal Power from the SPI 2016 trade show


All Energy 2016: Five key takeaways

All Energy Australia 2016 conference. Image by Jonathan Gifford.

A utility scale segment bursting to life, battery storage providers of all sizes moving in amongst the backdrop of a fierce political debate about the role of renewables in a historic blackout: This week's All Energy trade show...


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