Learn more about our upcoming Roundtable at PV Taiwan (Taipei) next week:
“Quality first: A holistic overview of quality in and for Taiwan, from cell and module to array.”
The high-efficiency solar maker asks for Section 201 action to include First Solar’s thin film products, but to exclude its back contact crystalline silicon solar as a unique product.
The average price for bids submitted in Germany’s auction for large-scale solar has fallen below the mark of €0.050/kWh for the first time. A total of 20 projects with a combined capacity of 222 MW were awarded by the Federal Network Agency.
Newly formed United Renewable Energy Co. is the result of the merger between three of Taiwan’s leading solar companies. Move comes at a time of intense competition in the Taiwanese solar space.
The proposal for the new plan is included in the draft state budget law for 2018.
The Ukrainian Association of Renewable Energy believes that the transition to an auction scheme may be premature and recommends digressive FITs as a way to reduce burden on consumers.
Three of Taiwan’s largest solar cell and module manufacturers – Gintech, Neo Solar Power and Solartech – will suspend common stock transactions next week, prompting rumors that a merger between the three firms could be on the cards.
The program will be launched during RE-INVEST 2017, India on December 8. The event will hold several other sessions, including the launch of International Solar Alliance (ISA). Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron are likely to attend the ISA Founding Ceremony.
Panda Green Energy has revealed plans to pay CNY 196 million ($29.75 million) to acquire Inner Mongolia Guorun Chayouqianqi Electricity, which owns an operational 50 MW solar plant in northern China.
State-owned Belarusian oil company Belorusneft has finalized its 55 MW solar project more than three years after the initial announcement.
The funds will be used to deploy around 25 MW of projects under the SDE+ program for large-scale solar and renewables.
Kong Sun Holdings has revealed that its solar projects throughout China generated roughly 1162.2 GWh in the nine months to the end of September 2017, up 82.57% year on year, as it expanded its operational PV portfolio by more than 500 MW.
With the aim of producing 2 GW of installed capacity by 2050, the Mayor sets out his vision to reduce emissions in London to make it a cleaner space for people to live, and a more energy efficient city in general.
160,000 units have been sold to date by the company, which includes 90,000 Solar TVs. 62.5 million hours per month of kerosene-free lighting will be provided, which estimates calculate will save over 600,000 tones of CO2 over a period of four years.
Dutch solar-powered car, with an average speed of 69 km/h and a carrying capacity of up to five people, has been hailed as the future of solar powered cars after competing in World Solar Challenge.
Kangping Chen, the CEO of Chinese solar manufacturer JinkoSolar, speaks to pv magazine about the company’s solar technology development, the efficacy of half-cut solar cells, and the future of the PV industry.
Since October 8 some 42 cars powered by solar energy raced their way across Australia from Darwin to Adelaide in the 30th World Solar Challenge. Delft University’s Nuon Solar grabbed its seventh win.
A team at the renowned Massachusetts Institute of Technology has developed a type of battery which it says could store energy for long durations at a fraction of the cost of current storage technologies.
Wärtsilä, one of the largest global supplier of flexible and efficient energy solutions, has announced that it will provide technically and environmentally advanced energy storage solutions to the power markets in India.
SOMERA series uses PERC monocrystalline solar cells reaching module area efficiency up to 19.05% (for 60 cells) and up to 18.45% (for 72 cells).
Singulus has signed an agreement with two Chinese PV providers to form a joint venture in the field of the heterojunction technology. The joint venture will be based in China.
Indian company Gujarat Borosil claims to have developed the world’s first 2mm fully tempered solar glass for glass-glass solar modules.
The company has secured €15 million in financing for the new factory from the European Investment Bank.
The El Romero Solar Plant in the Atacama Desert of Chile has been completed using 60 3.6 MW ABB inverter stations. Spanish developer Acciona constructed the solar farm and commissioned it last year.
“Airbus for batteries”-style alliance announced this week in Brussels aims to expedite European battery cell manufacturing and strengthen continent’s storage value chain in face of Asian and U.S. competition.
A 2,900 home planned development in Arizona will feature electricity trading between a network of PV and battery systems, as a grid-tied microgrid that will also absorb excess power at strategic times for the local grid.
The AUS$150 million agreement between the government-owned CS Energy and the Kennedy Energy Park marks yet another positive step for Australia as it seeks to tap the potential of all its renewable energy sources.
British power group sponsoring three PhD projects at the University of Sheffield to support research designed to revolutionize country’s energy future.
The off-grid ground-mounted solar and battery project will be carried out by Meeco and Oursun, providing remote regions of Guyana such as Mabaruma with clean energy, while reducing their fossil fuel consumption.