German PV power plant.

31/07/15: Germany: PV tender extended rooftops above 1 MW

The German federal government is currently evaluating its PV tender process. The BMWi (German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy) today released an official "key notes" paper in which it was proposed that a separate...

31/07/15: Canadian Solar bundles solutions for three Californian farms

Canadian Solar will supply inverters and PV panels as a bundled system solution to three ground-mounted PV projects on farms in California. Renewable Solar Energy is developing these sites.

Inner Mongolia.

31/07/15: Delay in United's 210 MW acquisition

Developer announces hitch in its $300m deal to buy Chinese plant portfolio. Details of the acquisition, due today, have been delayed by up to four weeks.

31/07/15: Japan: GE to supply the Hosoe project

General Electric, better known as GE, will be supplying the 96.2MW Hosoe PV plant in Kyushu island, Japan, with power solutions. The company has crafted a solution package for smooth running of such MW projects.

A Sungevity vehicle.

31/07/15: U.S. solar giant Sungevity quits Australia, expands in Europe

U.S. solar service giant Sungevity has decided to quit the Australian market, another apparent victim of investor nervousness about the constantly changing policy environment for clean energy in Australia.

Cheng Kin Ming.

31/07/15: Developer wins lawsuit against Suntech

Shunfeng-owned Wuxi Suntech must reimburse ZKenergy with $38.5m and counting. Claim stems from broken module supply agreement.

31/07/15: Israel: 40MW Ketura plant connected to grid

The Ketura Solar PV plant in the south of the Arava Valley in Israel has been connected to the grid. The 40MW project was developed by Israeli solar company Arava Power and EDF Énergies Nouvelles Israel, a subsidiary of the...

31/07/15: India: Telangana youth and farmers to get involved in solar

The Telangana government has put together a committee to start a solar scheme for unemployed youth and farmers to establish grid-connected PV projects in the state.

New York rooftops.

30/07/15: SunPower and ConEdison Solutions team on New York solar leasing program

U.S. utility joins forces with leading solar provider SunPower to offer homeowners in New York State opportunity to lease rooftop solar PV systems, program to be launched in August.

30/07/15: Meyer Burger confident to meet PERC demand

Meyer Burger concurs that there is indeed strong demand for PERC technology currently. The company is confident, however, that it can meet all delivery requirements from January 2016 onwards without delay.

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Donald Trump.

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31/07/15: Schneider Electric ranked third in market share for global central inverters

Schneider Electric Solar Businesis proud to announce that, according to a recent 2014 IHS report, they have been ranked third in market share for global central inverters in revenue terms, representing the highest market share...

By: Schneider Electric

31/07/15: Winaico’s 300W monocrystalline PERC module passes IEC certification

WINAICO’s 300 W 60-cell monocrystalline PERC module passes IEC certification tests conducted by TÜV Rheinland, and is ready for shipping to all major markets worldwide

By: Win Win Precision Technology Co., Ltd.

30/07/15: SunPower Corporation launches X-Series solar panels for Japan's rooftop market

X-Series solar panels deliver world-record efficiency and unsurpassed performance, reliability and aesthetics; product on display at PV Japan this week.

By: SunPower

30/07/15: BYD and ADL partner on London electric bus deal

Companies to supply Go-Ahead London with UK capital's first, large-scale pure electric bus fleet.


30/07/15: OneRoof Energy and Amergy Solar collaborate on affordable New York solar program

Two companies to make solar more accessible and affordable in New York.

By: OneRoof Energy

30/07/15: Mecasolar supplies 2-axis trackers to PV plant in Romania

Mecasolar has supplied 108 kWp in 2-axis solar trackers to a new project in Prahova, in central Romania and 100 km of the capital, Bucharest.

By: Mecasolar

29/07/15: U.K. solar provider Euro Energy Services selects Enphase Energy as primary technology partner

Nationwide U.K. installer shifts to Enphase solar energy systems to provide quality-driven customer experiences.

By: Enphase Energy

29/07/15: Beuth University of Applied Sciences and RENAC: New travel grants to study renewable energy and energy efficiency in Germany

The Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin and the Renewables Academy (RENAC), co-organisers of both the distance learning degrees Master of Business Administration (MBA) Renewables and Master of Science Energy and Resource...

By: Renewables Academy AG (RENAC) and Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin

28/07/15: Canadian Solar Secures JPY3.5 billion construction loan facility from Rabobank

Credit facility amounts to US$28.35 million.

By: Canadian Solar

28/07/15: Delta’s energy storage systems and large commercial inverters were highlights at Intersolar 2015

From June 10-12, 40,000+ visitors and 1,000 exhibitors gathered at Messe München, for Intersolar Europe and the collocated electrical energy storage (ees) exhibition.

By: Delta

28/07/15: Nautilus Solar Energy and Swinerton Renewable Energy announce partnership agreement

Leading commercial solar companies combine efforts to provide full integrated asset management services.

By: Nautilus Solar Energy

28/07/15: NRG Energy launches shared community solar model

Consumer demand strong for new shared renewable energy source in Massachusetts; company developing more shared solar sites in Massachusetts and Minnesota.

By: NRG Energy

28/07/15: Asunim commissions a 1.15MWp photovoltaic rooftop system on a dairy farm in Turkey

A photovoltaic system with 1.15MWp is now operating in Develi, Kayseri province, next to one of Turkey’s highest mountains, being the first one on a large dairy farm. The system provides electricity to the farming operations with...

By: asunim

28/07/15: Schneider Electric receives award of excellence from BSI Canada

Schneider Electric Solar Business, a global leader in solutions for the solar power conversion chain, is proud to announce that they have received the 2014 Award of Excellence for a multi-site management system from BSI Canada.

By: Schneider Electric

28/07/15: Navitron seals UK distributorship for BlackMagic optimisers

Oakham-based distributor and installer Navitron adds BlackMagic to its PV range. BM optimisers will be available from stock starting from late August 2015.

By: BM Solar

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