12/02/16: Massachusetts SRECs capped for projects over 25kW

With net metering caps also being hit in utility service areas across the state, the mid-sized to large-scale solar sector is in serious trouble.

12/02/16: Judge limits asset transfers by SunEdison, TerraForm Power

Shareholders of Latin American Power have successfully blocked SunEdison from transferring assets under unusual conditions until a February 25 hearing.

12/02/16: Bolivia announces a 100 MW solar project

The French Development Agency has awarded US$65.5 million in credit for the first 50 MW phase of the project in Bolivia’s Oruro Department.

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12/02/16: Report: India's solar ambitions to create more than 1 million jobs

India’s solar sector is set to deliver a jobs boom if the country pursues its goal of 100 GW of solar capacity by 2022. The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the Council on Energy, Environment, and Water (CEEW)...

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12/02/16: SolarWatt releases 300W dual glass module

German solar module producer Solarwatt has released its 60M, 300 W dual-glass module, which it claims is world’s first 60-cell glass-glass achieving such a power rating. Solarwatt says the monocrystalline module is “virtually...


12/02/16: Sonnen ships its 10,000 solar battery

Germany’s Sonnen has shipped its 10,000 solar battery. To celebrate the milestone Sonnen (formerly Sonnenbatterie) increased the capacity of the battery system for the 10,000th customer by 2 kWh and provided the household with...

Singulus HQ

12/02/16: Singulus reports 300 MW CIGS equipment order

German PV production equipment supplier is close to booking a deal to supply 300 MW of its Cisaris selenization production tool for CIGS solar production. The deal, which is still as yet to be signed, has been made public in the...

11/02/16: Major work begins on Latin America’s largest solar PV project

With installation of mounting structures by STI Norland, construction of the 247 MW-DC El Romero PV plant has advanced. In the middle of next year this is expected to become the largest solar project in Latin America.

11/02/16: SunEdison sued by Latin American Power shareholders

The shareholders are asking for a court order to protect assets, claiming that SunEdison is near bankruptcy and is trying to hide assets.

11/02/16: PV Crystalox closes Japanese wafer business, continues strategic review

The UK-based wafer maker will keep its German wafering operations going while it continues to mull future plans.

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12/02/16: EU tariffs imposed on Chinese solar companies shipping via in Malaysia, Taiwan

The European Commission has imposed import tariffs on Chinese producers which sell below minimum import prices and export via Malaysia and Taiwan. Five Malaysian and 21 Taiwanese producers have been expressly exempted from the...

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12/02/16: NREL Helps Establish New PV Quality Standards for Manufacturers

Working with partners around the world, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have completed five years of work toward helping establish an international quality standard for...

By: National Renewable Energy Laboratory

12/02/16: TASC: Governor Sandoval's Commission Again Protects NV Energy Monopoly over Solar Customers

In a draft order submitted by Commissioner David Noble on Wednesday, Noble ignores all of the parties to the case by refusing to allow solar customers to stay on their old rates.

By: The Alliance for Solar Choice

12/02/16: Thousands of Mainers Call on Legislature to Protect Solar Net Metering

Maine solar installers, local and national businesses, environmental organizations, and the newly-formed Solar Energy Association of Maine delivered a petition with nearly 4,000 signatures to the Legislature today, urging Maine...

By: Solar Energy Association of Maine

12/02/16: Sungevity Partners with CleanSpark to Provide Energy Monitoring and Management to its Growing List of Commercial Solar Customers

Sungevity and CleanSpark, a microgrid technology company, today announced a partnership in which Sungevity will include CleanSpark's cyber-secure energy monitoring and management software with its commercial solar offering.

By: Sungevity

12/02/16: Ideal Power Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2015 Financial Results

Management to Host Conference Call at 4:30 p.m. ET

By: Ideal Power Inc.

12/02/16: Tampa Electric Opens Its Largest Solar Project at Tampa International Airport

Tampa International Airport and Tampa Electric today unveiled the canopy of solar panels on the top floor of the airport’s south Economy Parking Garage – which provides solar energy to Tampa Electric’s customers and shade for...

By: Tampa International Airport

12/02/16: Nidec ASI to exhibit at Energy Storage Europe 2016

Nidec ASI will be presenting its latest technologies for Battery Energy Storage systems at the 5th edition of Energy Storage Europe in Düsseldorf, illustrating how these solutions are helping TSOs stabilize the grid.

By: Nidec ASI

12/02/16: Sunrun announces date and conference call details for Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2015 earnings report

Sunrun today announced that it will issue its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2015 earnings report after the market closes on Thursday, March 10, 2016.

By: Sunrun

12/02/16: sPower, SRP unveil Sandstone Solar

New project demonstrates increasing affordability of utility-scale solar.

By: sPower

12/02/16: Tampa Electric opens its largest solar project at Tampa International Airport

Tampa International Airport and Tampa Electric today unveiled the canopy of solar panels on the top floor of the airport’s south Economy Parking Garage – which provides solar energy to Tampa Electric’s customers and shade for...

By: Tampa Electric

11/02/16: Nigeria Alterntive Energy Expo 2016- Call for Papers

Building on the successes of 5th NAEE; we are pleased to announce the 6th Nigeria Alternative Energy Expo in Abuja! The momentum in the Nigeria Energy market has started building up again with the new government’s policy. The 6th...

By: Mathesis Consulting

11/02/16: Enel Green Power begins construction of innovative PV plant at La Silla Observatory in Chile

Enel Green Power is investing approximately 3.4 million US dollars in the construction of the 1.7 MW facility. It will be the first utility-scale PV plant in the world to combine the use of innovative bifacial and smart modules...

By: Enel Green Power

11/02/16: Renew Financial Raises $70M in Growth Capital

New Funds Will Power National Expansion of Innovative Clean Energy Finance Products; Builds on Current Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Offerings in Nine States.

By: Renew Financial

11/02/16: Syncarpha Capital, Borrego Solar Systems, and Renewable Energy Massachusetts Complete 6 Megawatt Solar Array on Massachusetts Brownfield

The solar array, located on the previously operational Palmer Metropolitan Airfield, is the first and largest DOER qualified brownfield solar project under the state's SREC II program.

By: Borrego Solar

11/02/16: Open Energy and Black Rock Solar Partner to Bring Solar to Low-Income Nevada Elementary Schools

Open Energy, an innovative commercial solar debt finance provider, today announced the closing of a construction solar loan totaling $500,000 with Nevada-based Black Rock Solar, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping...

By: Open Energy

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