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Large storage project to stabilize UK power grid

Storage and energy production developers S&C Electric, Samsung SDI, UK Power Networks and Younicos have joined forces on a storage project that will see the deployment of a 10 MWh battery to help stabilize the U.K. grid

Efficient solar fuel device with simpler cell design

Researchers in Germany have made a breakthrough with the development of a cost-effective and efficient solar fuel device that can store nearly 5% of solar energy in the form of hydrogen.

Spain's Solarpack closes financing deal for Chilean projects

Calama Solar 3, Solarpack

Solarpack has obtained funding for its large-scale PV projects in Chile from international finanical institutions IDB, the Canadian Climate Fund and Proparco.

Inverter market to shrink to $6.7 billion


The global inverter market will shrink 5% in 2013 as price pressures counter rising shipping volumes, but there will be a strong rebound next year, according to IMS Research.

Outside EU, solar stocks still on a hot streak

solar stock market traders

Solar stocks have been riding high and the recent deal between the EU and China has further bolstered a recovering sector, but analysts warn that a bull market, spurred by speculation, can be a fragile thing.

Sainsbury's installs 22 MW of rooftop systems across UK

Sainsbury's Glasgow

The U.K. supermarket and retail giant has installed more than 200 rooftop PV systems on its stores across the country as part of an ambitious goal to reduce carbon emissions by 30% in the next seven years.

Electric vehicle battery costs falling

The Nissan Leaf.

Power systems will fall to $10,000 by 2015 against backdrop of rising EV sales in the U.S., says the Department of Energy.

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