07/07/15: Younicos to add 150 jobs in Germany, US

Younicos has announced it will double its workforce by 2017, adding new jobs in both Germany and the U.S., in response to the expected "exponential" growth in the energy storage market. Overall, the battery specialist has a 4 GW...

The Ice Bear freezes 450 gallons of water in its insulated tank during the night

07/07/15: NRG, Ice Energy to roll out 25 MW of energy storage in California

NRG Energy Inc. and Ice Energy will roll out 25 MW of energy storage solutions in California. Up to 1,800 of Ice Energy’s thermal storage units are expected to be installed early next year.

Of the over 750 companies surveyed, 85% are either already offering energy storage solutions, or are planning to do so.

07/07/15: Germany: Energy storage opportunity for struggling PV installers

Germany's solar PV installers are "struggling" to deal with a changing manufacturer landscape, says EuPD Research. Energy storage, however, may offer them new opportunities. The company also finds that homeowners without solar...

Trina Solar production.

06/07/15: Trina Solar refutes reports of Malaysian fab rejection

Reports in the Malaysian and U.K. press that Trina Solar has had an application for a Malaysian solar facility in the country rejected have been refuted today by the company, which claims it has made no such application.

JinkoSolar wants to help the distributed PV market

06/07/15: JinkoSolar launches O2O e-commerce platform

JinkoSolar has launched its O2O e-commerce platform, Jinkoyun, to help solar customers build small-sized PV systems in China. The plan is to roll the concept out to other main solar markets by 2020, thus serving the global...

Tamil Nadu landscape.

06/07/15: India: Adani Group signs 648 MW solar MoU in Tamil Nadu

The India-headquartered conglomerate signs memorandum of understanding to create five solar PV power plants in Tamil Nadu's Ramanathapuram district for around $715 million.

Andhra Pradesh.

06/07/15: Hareon Solar signs 72 MW PV project deal in India

The Chinese solar company embarks on first solar project in India, entering into agreement with ReNew Power to develop a 72 MW solar farm in Andhra Pradesh.

The energy storage installation at the Nice Grid pilot project comprises two Saft Intensium Max lithium-ion batteries.

06/07/15: France storage project highlights cost journey facing batteries in Europe

Nice Grid pilot storage project by EDF's power grid unit ERDF reveals that the economic model of storage technology is not yet viable across most of Europe's main grids.

Solar PV plant in Canada.

06/07/15: Canada issues ruling on anti-dumping case, final duties set

Following an investigation into Chinese companies importing solar PV products into Canada, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) has ruled that dumping and subsidizing has taken place and, while this has not caused...

Younicos' 1 MW NAS battery system.

03/07/15: From the Mag: A selection of stories from the July issue

pv magazine's July edition includes a thorough examination of the utility-scale solar sector in the U.S., tracks the globalization of the tracker industry and explores the storage markets and policies that are driving the battery...

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"Sonnenbatterie seems to be pushing longer life times and aggregated depths of discharge, which are both interesting"

07/07/15: Expert analysis: The solar storage story

Led by the charge of Tesla’s headline-hogging Powerwall announcement, the selection of storage technologies unveiled at this year's Intersolar Europe was refreshingly innovative, says IHS’s Sam Wilkinson.

Opinion & analysis

Bridge to India's Tobias Engelmeier discusses the Indian distributed solar market, inc. current business models, market innovation and policies

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07/07/15: UL sponsors electrical energy storage stage at Intersolar North America

UL LLC, a safety science organization, is proud to sponsor the electrical energy storage (ees) stage, that will give industry professionals the opportunity to showcase industry trends in the energy storage space, at 2015...


07/07/15: Brazil’s largest solar exhibition to provide insights behind region’s strong market growth

Intersolar South America returns to Sao Paulo for the third straight year. This year’s event will feature a bustling exhibition floor, where visitors can view the latest solar technologies, and the parallel conference program...

By: Intersolar South America

07/07/15: Hulk Energy Technology takes CIGS module power to record 324 Watts

Hulk Energy Technology Co. Ltd. today announced confirmation by German Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE (Fraunhofer ISE) that its latest commercial-sized (2.348 m2) Cigs-3000 series CIGS thin-film PV module has...

By: Hulk Energy Technology

07/07/15: Solar Paper, eco-friendly power-supply device for smartphones, to launch on Kickstarter on July 7

Yolk has reported that it will showcase Solar Paper, an eco-friendly, ultra-thin solar panel, on Kickstarter on July 7 at 11 a.m. GMT (on the 8th at 2 a.m. KST).

By: Aving

07/07/15: AU Optronics Corp. reports June 2015 consolidated revenue

AU Optronics Corp. today announced its unaudited consolidated revenue of NT$30.56 billion for June 2015(1), down by 2.1% from the previous month, and a decrease of 10.4% compared to the same period in 2014.

By: AU Optronics

07/07/15: NEXTracker supplies trackers to Depcom Power for 42 MW Paw Paw project in Georgia

NEXTracker today announced that it will ship its state of the art trackers to Depcom Power, a utility scale solar EPC provider, for the 42 MW (DC) Paw Paw Solar Facility in central Georgia.

By: NEXTracker

07/07/15: Ecolibrium Solar launches new EcoX residential rail-less racking system

Ecolibrium Solar announces the launch of the new EcoX rail-less racking system.

By: Ecolibrium Solar

07/07/15: Poland gets more of Winaico with 1.5 MW deal

Winaico works with Opeus Energia to install 1.5 MW of solar modules in a ground mounted installation in Olsztyn, Poland.

By: Winaico

06/07/15: Ideal Power receives 5 MW of orders for its 30kW and 125kW power conversion systems

Ideal Power Inc. is pleased to announce it has received 5 MW of orders for its industry leading 30kW Battery Converter, its Grid Resilient 30kW Multi-Port Power Conversion System and its Grid Resilient 125kW Power Conversion...

By: Ideal Power

06/07/15: JA Solar achieves new Class A fire rating test in accordance with UL1703 for type-1 modules

JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd today announced its standard modules successfully passed the Class A fire test in accordance with UL1703 standard for Type 1 modules.

By: JA Solar

06/07/15: New checklist aims to boost solar across UK commercial rooftops

The Solar Trade Association has published a simple and clear checklist to give managers in commerce and industry the confidence to put solar on their roofs.

By: Solar Trade Association

03/07/15: Lycos and Slingshot Power partner to help homeowners see the benefits of solar

Lycos has announced it has joined forces with Slingshot Power, a clean energy company in the process of going national and one of the major players in the clean energy movement, to encourage energy conservation and simplify the...

By: Lycos

03/07/15: SolarWorld, Bank of the West partner in nationwide commercial financing

SolarWorld today announced a partnership with Bank of the West to finance commercial-scale solar systems

By: SolarWorld

02/07/15: Solar rooftops and farms prepare to open doors as Britain basks in heatwave

As people across much of the country enjoy the heatwave, solar homes, commercial solar rooftops and solar farms across the country are to open their doors tomorrow (Friday) and Saturday as part of Solar Independence Day, the UK’s...

By: Solar Trade Association

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