29/04/16: Competing solar ballot initiatives withdrawn in Arizona

An attempt to take the issue of compensation for rooftop solar to Arizona voters has been called off, and now SolarCity and Arizona Public Service will enter negotiations over the future of net metering.

Is there anything that could boost customer interest for residential solar more than selling PV at IKEA?

29/04/16: The pv magazine weekly news digest

IKEA starts selling home PV systems; First Solar reports solid year-to-year growth in Q1; Solar Impulse returns to the skies. Good news is not boring in the solar world.

29/04/16: Mexico launches call for second electricity auction in September

CENACE published the call today. Clean Energy Certificates are expected to be auctioned, as well as the possibility of procuring firm power.

Solar BIPV installation.

29/04/16: UK: government survey finds 84% support for solar as fracking backing fades

Latest edition of the Department of Energy and Climate Change's public attitudes tracker finds record-high levels of support for solar and renewables in general, while fracking falls out of favor.

Yingli production process.

29/04/16: Bankruptcy talk stalks Yingli as annual financial report delayed

Chinese solar producer expects to post losses of more than $900m for 2015 as company reiterates doubts about its ability to continue as a going concern.

All of the 1,194 Suvilahti plant's panels were leased out in a matter of days

29/04/16: Finland to add more PV using community solar model

Finland’s energy company Helen finances the investment and operation of the country’s largest PV plant by leasing the array’s panels.

Justin Xi is executive general manager of Chinese solar module producer Seraphim.

29/04/16: Interview with Seraphim executive general manager, Justin Xi

Justin Xi, Executive general manager at China's Seraphim, discusses the assembly process of the company's latest Eclipse module, which has 19.1% efficiency, and also talks about the company’s production expansion plans.

Duke Energy at work.

29/04/16: Duke Energy ups clean power target by 33% to 8 GW by 2020

U.S. utility accelerates its renewable energy goals in line with current pace of progress, particularly in the sectors of solar PV, wind and biomass.

Groundbreaking ceremony for a new solar plant at Marine Corps Logistics Base in Albany, Georgia

29/04/16: Georgia Power commenced work on 44 MW PV plant

Construction begins on a large-scale PV plant at Marine Corps Logistics Base in Albany, Georgia.

Thai solar installation.

29/04/16: Thailand's 281 MW solar agreement could unlock $500m investment

Finalization this week of 67 solar farm connection agreements totaling 281.32 MW a could be a watershed moment for the nation's clean energy ambitions, energy regulators believe.

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29/04/16: Wacker Chemie extends its agreement with China during review of EU polysilicon import duties

Wacker will continue to export duty-free polysilicon to China under a special arrangement with the nation’s government.

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29/04/16: Ginlong Solis releases breakthrough rapid shutdown device at GTM's Solar Summit 2016

Highlighted in the Ginlong Solis booth will be the breakthrough Low Profile NEMA 4X Solis Rapid Shutdown Device for mounting directly to the PV rack under the panels, ensuring compliance with NEC 690.12.

By: Ginlong Solis

29/04/16: Global PV monitoring market to reach 242 GW in 2016

PV monitoring landscape is undergoing tremendous change as it integrates into the broader PV software ecosystem, says GTM Research.

By: GTM Research

29/04/16: KACO new energy opens new subsidiary in Jordan

KACO new energy is celebrating the opening of a new subsidiary in Jordan. The Neckarsulm-based inverter specialist thus continues on its international growth course. This new representation in Amman strengthens the company’s...


28/04/16: Risen & Chemtech Solar (Italy) Alliance Pushes Deeper into Africa

The two companies have confirmed the initial dispatch of 11MW to Chemtech Solar as a part of their recent 22MW order for The Republic of Senegal, West Africa.

By: Risen Energy Co.

28/04/16: Astronergy Receives Both CSA and TUV Certificates In Recognition of Its 1500V Module

The 1500V-based system allows a smaller amount of direct current passing through the system so that the entire system's efficiency is improved.

By: Astronergy

28/04/16: Eos Energy Storage Awarded $2 Million from the California Energy Commission to Demonstrate Behind-the-Meter Battery Systems at UC San Diego

Company teaming with industry leading OEMs to pilot residential and commercial energy storage systems using Eos’s low-cost Znyth technology

By: Eos Energy Storage

28/04/16: Concentrator Photovoltaics Targeted for Highly Efficient Power Production in India

Fraunhofer ISE Starts Research Cooperation with Indian Partners

By: Fraunhofer ISE

28/04/16: AMtec Solar Products Announces UL1741 Listed 1500VDC Configurable Disconnecting Combiner Boxes

New Prominence Series components feature disconnects rated to 400 Amps and are fully configurable up to 36 strings.

By: AMtec Solar Products

28/04/16: Verengo Solar and Swell Energy Announce Residential Energy Storage Partnership

Solar Installer, Energy Storage Provider Create Turnkey Solution for Home Solar Energy Storage, Backup Power

By: Verengo Solar

28/04/16: Envision Solar (EVSI) CEO to Give Keynote Address at Upcoming China Invests in America Forum on April 28 in New York City

Desmond Wheatley Will Speak to Leading Chinese Investors About Alternative Energy and Electric Vehicle Charging Investment Opportunities

By: Envision Solar International

28/04/16: Yeloha Wins Webby Award for the Best Green Website

The Solar Sharing Network by Yeloha Receives the International Award Honoring the Best of the Internet

By: Yeloha

28/04/16: FIU and FPL unveil one-of-a-kind solar research facility

FIU and Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) today unveiled a new commercial-scale solar installation at FIU's College of Engineering and Computing – the only solar research facility of its kind that FPL has installed at a...

By: Florida Power & Light Company

28/04/16: In Northern Italy 1740 hours of solar productivity in one year

This is the real experience in a PV plant in Piacenza (Northern Italy) where the wide range of input voltage of the Omron Inverter maximize productivity hours in the year

By: Omron

27/04/16: JinkoSolar 1500-volt Eagle modules available for delivery in North America following UL 1703 certification

JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. today announced that its 1500-volt Eagle PV modules, manufactured with its strategic partner DuPont’s™ Tedlar® polyvinyl fluoride (PVF) film-based backsheets, have received UL1703 certification by...

By: JinkoSolar

27/04/16: Solaris expands E-commerce site offering complete solar panel kits including electrical diagrams

Solaris Technology Industry, Inc., is bringing additional value to DIY Homeowners and Professional Installers by adding pre-configured Solar Panel Kits with Electrical Diagrams to its already expansive portfolio of Solar Energy...

By: Solaris Technology Industry, Inc.

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