31/08/16: TerraForm Power holds on to SunEdison staff, changes terms on notes

The changes in terms on notes also include a requirement that companies buying up TerraForm stock take over the notes.

Solar installation from United PV.

31/08/16: United PV achieves modest H1 profit increase of $37m

The Chinese solar PV group increased its net profit by 1% year-on-year as it ramped up its downstream portfolio by more than 55%.

Solar installation, SFCE.

31/08/16: Shunfeng's H1 net profit slumps 68% YOY due to curtailment and delayed tariffs

Despite increasing gross profit by 114% and revenue 30.9% year-on-year, China's SFCE suffered from widespread grid curtailment of its solar power plants, as well as delayed tariff subsidies.

Singulus HQ.

31/08/16: Singulus signs MoU with GCL to develop heterojunction cells in China

The German solar equipment manufacturer signs memorandum of understanding with GCL and China Intellectual Electric Power Technology; first processing systems already ordered.

AC battery from Enphase.

31/08/16: Enphase begins AC battery shipments to Australia and New Zealand

U.S. firm projects demand volume of 70,000 units of its AC battery in first year as demand for residential storage Down Under expected to continue steep growth trajectory.

30/08/16: PG&E to open bidding process for 75 MW of shared renewables

The California utility is seeking 75 MW of solar and other renewable energy projects from 500 kW to 20 MW in capacity under a new shared renewable energy program.

NEXTracker trackers.

30/08/16: NEXTracker acquires predictive modeling software firm BrightBox

U.S. tracker manufacturer NEXTracker has purchased software firm BrightBox Technologies in a move it says will augment its predictive modeling capabilities and expedite the commissioning process.

Rajasthan India.

30/08/16: India: Adani to commence 1.2 GW solar fab construction before year end

The Indian conglomerate says it expects to commission phase one of its Gujarat solar equipment facility before year end, with Phase 2 penciled in for April 2017. Tenders issued for 200 MW solar+storage in Karnataka.

Kigali, Rwanda.

30/08/16: BBOXX raises $20m funding to boost African off-grid solar presence

The London-based solar systems provider has secured investment from a consortium of backers, including Engie SA, to help support its expansion plans in Cameroon and the Ivory Coast.

Solar, meet solar: The Si2 soars above the Gemasolar thermal solar plant in Abu Dhabi as it nears the final few miles of its historic journey.

30/08/16: Interview: How Solar Impulse's round the world flight took batteries on a journey of discovery

July's successful circumnavigation of the globe by Solar Impulse was a triumph for human endurance and ingenuity, and proved solar power's efficacy as a reliable source of electricity. But the project would not have been possible...

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Hanergy HQ.

31/08/16: Hanergy reports H1 net profit of $105m

The troubled Hong Kong solar company’s financials reveal that two customers accounted for almost 80% of sales revenue in first six months of the year; revenue reported as $425 million for the period.

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31/08/16: Australian cold storage facilities and supermarkets can reduce electricity peak demand up to 90% using Thermal Energy Storage

U.S. innovator partners with Australian businesses to launch technology to harness solar energy to cut costs and carbon emissions of cold storage facilities and supermarkets.

By: Viking Cold Solutions

31/08/16: JinkoSolar aupplies aolar PV modules for the first integrated renewable project in Kuwait

Modules for use in the Shagaya Renewables Park PV Power Plant, the first integrated renewable project located in Kuwait.

By: JinkoSolar

30/08/16: REC launches 72-cell version of the award-winning REC TwinPeak Series, rated up to 340 Wp

The REC TwinPeak 72 Series is bigger in size, delivers even higher power output per m2, and is ideally suited for commercial, industrial, and large-scale applications worldwide.


30/08/16: SimpliPhi Power raises $2 million to meet growing demand for its easy-to-install energy storage solutions

Profitable since 2013, company raises bridge round to take advantage of growing battery market.

By: SimpliPhi Power

30/08/16: Yingli to launch new UL-Certified PV module series in the U.S.

The series feature integrated SolarEdge power electronics, double glass and monocrystalline modules in both 60 and 72 cell versions.

By: Yingli

30/08/16: Sonnedix announces Chilean operations with completion of 7.5MW PV portfolio

Sonnedix is pleased to announce the commercial operation of three photovoltaic (PV) power plants in Chile; Pica Pilot, Santa Julia and Chuchiñi.

By: Sonnedix

30/08/16: Heliatek successfully implements second phase of BIOPV pilot project in Singapore

The second phase of Heliatek's large pilot installation of its award-winning project has been successfully completed in Singapore.

By: Heliatek

29/08/16: Silfab Solar Partners with Vision Solar for Major Module Delivery in United States

North American manufacturer delivers more than 45,000 all-black modules

By: Silfab Solar

29/08/16: Boviet Solar USA introduces new 1500 volt polycrystalline solar modules

The new high-voltage solar modules are ideal for large commercial and utility scale solar installations and require less balance of system (BoS) components compared to 1000 volt modules.

By: Boviet Solar

29/08/16: Pilot and explorer Bertrand Piccard coming in for a landing at Bell International Leaders series

As part of Montréal Civil Aviation Week, the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal is pleased to welcome celebrated Swiss pilot and explorer Bertrand Piccard, who on July 25 completed a 40,000 km trip around the world in a...

By: Bell International Leaders

29/08/16: Minnesota nature center installs Sunverge system in Duluth

Resilient solar+storage system at Hartley Nature Center to provide Duluth residents with safe place to shelter and stay connected during emergencies.

By: Sunverge

27/08/16: Oriano Solar wins Energy Startup of the Year Award 2016

Oriano Solar wins Energy Startup of the Year Award 2016

By: Oriano Solar

26/08/16: Solar trackers now powering Grenada Elementary School

Three state-of-the-art, American-made solar trackers are now powering the Grenada Elementary School in Grenada, California.

By: AllEarth Renewables

26/08/16: JinkoSolar sign $25 million tradeline with Maybank

This financing will be used to support JinkoSolar Malaysia's trade finance and working capital.

By: JinkoSolar

26/08/16: SMA introduces Sunny Central 2500-EV-US for 1,500 VDC utility-scale applications

New central inverter the first to be certified to UL 62109 standard.

By: SMA America

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