30/09/16: Sometimes you win: the pv magazine USA week in review

This week we saw policy wins in California and New York City, as well as some good signs from Nevada and a promising policy in Massachusetts – not to mention documentation of a big fall in solar costs.

30/09/16: Minimal impact: BNEF’s Nathan Serota on the Clean Power Plan and solar

This week, federal courts heard the first arguments over the Clean Power Plan (CPP), the Obama Administration’s signature policy on greenhouse gas emissions in the power sector and the cornerstone of national compliance with the...

First nuggets of high purity silicon metal produced using the Purevap process. Image by PyroGenesis Canada.

30/09/16: PyroGenesis' Purevap process for transforming quartz into solar grade metal exceeds expectation during first test

The innovative process that transforms quartz into solar grade metal in one-step is being funded by Canadian exploration company HPQ Silicon Resources, and has achieved encouraging purity levels as high as 99.97% during the first...

An Aquion storage battery. Image: Abby Wilcox

30/09/16: California bills to dramatically expand distributed energy storage

Four bills signed by California governor Brown will mandate a distributed energy storage procurement, fund incentives for behind-the-meter storage, and more.

Large scale solar in India could receive a boost from bond issuance.

30/09/16: IREDA plans to encourage bond issuance by solar developers

The Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) is planning to trial a ‘Credit Enhancement Guarantee Scheme.’ The scheme will be aimed at encouraging bond issuance by developers for solar and wind projects that have been...

Claude Turmes, MEP, believes that the EC requires more backbone on facing down the might of the more traditional energy sectors if solar is to stand a fighting chance of more growth.

30/09/16: Europe hits 100 GW of solar, but rocky road ahead says MEP

Claude Turmes, Member of the European Parliament for Luxembourg's Green Party, issues rallying call to European solar industry at SolarPower Europe 100 GW event.

Israel Dead Sea PV plant. Image by KACO.

30/09/16: Israel: New 1GW PV tender on the horizon

It's fair to say that, overall, renewable energy development has been disappointing in Israel, however, the tide appears to be shifting. To announce this new momentum, in the coming weeks a new wave of PV installations is...

UK commercial PV rooftop installation. Image by Solarcentury.

30/09/16: Inconsistent tax policy for commercial solar owners in the UK

The U.K.'s Valuation Office Agency (VOA) released its draft business tax rates for businesses that own solar arrays, dropping tax rates for 'mainly exports,' but spiking tax for self-consumers, in another unexpected attack on the...

Lyon Group, in partnership with Mitsubishi, plan to develop 1 GW of solar by 2020. Image: Reneweconomy

30/09/16: Lyon partners with Mitsubishi for 1 GW solar + battery storage plan

While the political storm rages over this week’s state-wide South Australian power outage, the Lyon Group has announced a partnership with Mitsubishi Corporation which it says will seek to roll out 1GW of solar + 500MWh of...

Another of Recurrent Energy's recently completed projects in California. Image: Recurrent Energy

30/09/16: Canadian Solar subsidiary completes 60 MW California project.

Canadian Solar announced two big wins this week for its California based subsidiary Recurrent Energy. The company announced commercial operation on its 78 MWp Barren Ridge Project, as well as the signing of a new PPA with...

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30/09/16: The pv magazine weekly news digest:

A tough week of tariff cuts and bankruptcies for the solar industry, although a few success stories from California, India and the Middle East serve to lighten the mood. The strange story of a potential lifeline for SunEdison, as...

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30/09/16: AES and Alencon Partner to Offer Improved Performance to Existing PV Plants

Strategic cooperation will focus on helping operating PV plans perform better with retrofit solutions

By: Alternative Energy Solutions GmbH

30/09/16: Solar Street Lighting Market Advanced technologies and growth opportunities in global Industry by 2024.

Solar Street Lighting Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth Trends, and Forecast, 2016 - 2024

By: Transparency Market Research

30/09/16: Global Combined heat and power installation market to exhibit a CAGR of 4.38% By 2024

Combined Heat and Power Installation Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth Trends, and Forecast 2014 - 2024

By: Transparency Market Research

29/09/16: S:FLEX continue expansion of distribution network: Jordan is the frame specialist's new location for growing PV markets in the Middle East

S:FLEX GmbH, manufacturers of frame solutions for photovoltaic rooftop and ground-mounted systems, tap regional sunrise markets with the establishment of their new branch office. The focus areas of sales activities are Jordan,...


29/09/16: QOS Energy partners with Conergy Services GmbH to monitor a European solar portfolio of 500 MWp

Conergy Services GmbH, a European leading provider of Operation & Maintenance solutions, has chosen QOS Energy’s software to manage clients’ solar PV portfolio of 500 MWp in Europe.

By: QOS Energy

29/09/16: The Ukrainian energy company Eco-Optima opts for inverters from Fronius

Perfectly suited to large photovoltaic systems.

By: Fronius

29/09/16: Gaelectric appoints Barry Gavin as CEO

Gaelectric has announced the appointment of Barry Gavin as Chief Executive Officer with effect from 1st October. Barry is currently Gaelectric’s Chief Operating Officer and prior to this, its Chief Financial Officer. He takes...

By: Gaelectric

29/09/16: A new, cost-efficient compact hybrid system for solar–diesel microgrids

Danvest and Pon Power are launching a second-to-none, low-load Compact series for solar–diesel hybrid power plants.

By: Danvest

28/09/16: Greentech Energy Systems A/S: Sale of the Fotocampillos solar plant

Company has sold its Spanish Fotocampillos solar plant (2.10 MW) to Vela Energy S.L

By: Greentech Energy Systems

28/09/16: Energy sector prime targes for cyber-attacks

Addressing cyber risks in the energy sector is critical not only to energy security, but is also vital for a resilient state and economy; finds a new World Energy Council report.

By: World Energy Council

28/09/16: Bruce Sohn joins Siva Power as vice-chairman of the board

Siva Power adds another heavyweight to its solar "Dream Team".

By: Siva Power

27/09/16: AT&T Smart Cities welcomes Spruce Finance as newest smart grid customer

Spruce will offer the AT&T Advanced Metering Infrastructure solution to support residential solar solutions.

By: Spruce Finance

27/09/16: UL acquires AWS Truepower to expand global renewable energy portfolio

Acquisition strengthens UL's position in full lifecycle solutions for wind and solar energy sectors.

By: UL

27/09/16: K2 Systems: MiniFive ensures ideal ventilation

The new additional component MiniFive offers a simple and easy option to mount the modules for the tried-and-tested MiniRail System by K2 Systems. One-sided mounting of the modules at the eponymous angle of 5° improves the...

By: K2 Systems

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