Tesla acquires Maxwell Technologies

It’s unclear exactly what the interest is in the California-based supercapacitor maker, but it could be more about the process than the product.


Vanadium-flow batteries set for grid-scale project in Australia

Canadian company CellCube Energy Storage Systems and Pangea Energy have signalled their intention to install a 50 MW/200 MWh energy storage system in Port Augusta, South Australia.


Interview: Is Russia’s embrace of renewable energy a reality or a myth?

The superpower has always been seen as a fortress for oil and gas but positive signs are emerging from its renewable energy sector.


Washington state’s 100% renewables bill passes both Houses

Washington is looking to become the fourth state to make the move to 100% renewable electricity, with only a senate review and the hand of Governor Inslee left in the path of SB 5116.


France opens biggest solar carport

The pending electric vehicle transition is all set to offer on-site self-consumption to the already compelling business case for solar carports, says French renewables developer Neoen.


The weekend read: Out with the old…

PV demand started weakly this year but will show an upward trend in the second half. Corrine Lin, chief analyst at PV InfoLink, examines supply and demand for polysilicon and predicts huge new capacities will come online in the west of China and shake up the market, spelling bad news for some international players.


Sky Holdings founder to pay $14m in arbitration

After allegedly stripping his company of assets to launch another business and failing to pay under the terms of an earlier settlement, Weili Su has been ordered to shell out nearly $14 million to three former Sky Holdings executives.

Puerto Rico to officially go 100% renewable

Senate Bill 1121 has been given final approval by the Puerto Rico legislature and is headed to the desk of Governor Ricardo Rosselló. When passed, it will make the island the fifth U.S. state-level jurisdiction to establish a 100% zero-carbon and/or renewable energy mandate.

CISOLAR-2019 Kyiv to host solar academy

The opening day of CISOLAR 2019 in Kiev is quickly approaching, with plans to offer workshops for installers and entrepreneurs in a market with massive untapped potential.

LID and LeTID: Q&A with JinkoSolar

Our next pv magazine webinar is approaching and has already attracted interest. Is it possible to control LID and LeTID and, if so, how? Here, Andrea Viaro from webinar partner Jinko Solar gives an insight into the manufacturer’s experience.

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