JA Solar CFO stands down for personal reasons

Herman Zhao resigned on March 27 from his role as chief financial officer for Chinese solar firm, JA Solar. The company affirmed that there had been “no issues involving its financial statements” that prompted the move.

Video Interview: IHS Markit talks sector coupling, storage trends at Energy Storage Europe

IHS Markit’s senior market analyst for energy storage Julian Jansen discusses the role that South Korean battery producers play in the global storage chain, and sees reasons to be bullish for Europe’s own storage market.

Energy storage-as-a-service: The hottest game in town?

Alexander Schönfeldt of energy storage specialists, Younicos examines the growing trend of energy storage-as-a-service, and explains why the sector is growing at such a rate.


Oman taps UK firm for consultation on 1 GW residential solar plan

The Middle Eastern nation’s Authority for Electricity Regulation (AER) has contracted PassivSystems to consult on the Oman government’s plan to install rooftop solar PV atop 30% of the nation’s homes.

Helsinki carbon neutral plan targets 1/6 of electricity needs from rooftop solar

Scheme’s goal is to reset the Finnish capital’s carbon neutrality target date to 2035 by ramping up renewable energy use, electric vehicle adoption and energy-efficiency upgrades.

Video: Energy Storage Europe technology tour 2018

If you were unable to make it to Düsseldorf for the recent Energy Storage Europe exhibition and conference, fear not: this 12-minute video tour brings you all you need to know about the latest tech, service and product developments in the European storage space.


Brookfield, GLP establish JV to develop 300 MW of rooftop solar in China

Canadian asset management firm, Brookfield and Chinese industrial logistics provider, GLP will install C&I rooftop solar arrays across China under a new joint venture, eventually building out a 1 GW portfolio.

Northwest Europe could install 60 GW of subsidy-free renewables by 2030, report finds

Aurora Energy Research report calculates as much as €180 billion renewable investment opportunities in the region through to 2030, of which €64 billion could be for subsidy-free projects.


Solar on tap: Australia’s Carlton Breweries signs PPA with BayWa r.e. for PV supply

The Melbourne-headquartered brewer will receive solar energy from a 112 MW solar farm located in the state of Victoria, and owned and operated by Germany firm BayWa r.e. The move is part of Carlton’s drive to become 100% renewable.

No deal: US rejects EU’s WTO request for softer tariffs on solar

Joint communication between the European Union and the U.S. reveals that Washington has not agreed with suggestions from Brussels that EU solar imports were not causing any serious injury and thus should be subjected to a less penalizing tariff.

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