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.

Four key takeaways from the Solar Solutions exhibition in the Netherlands

The Dutch solar fair has now taken the shape of an international event, due to the increasing number of big players attracted to the Netherland’s PV market, and the high level of professionalization that has now been reached by the local ecosystem of installers and distributors. Although a few uncertainties on the possible changes of the current regulatory framework are suggesting caution, solar across all of its segments is clearly set to become a mainstream source of energy nationwide.


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.

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.

Video interview: Fluence talks peaking capacity at Energy Storage Europe

Praveen Kathpal, Fluence’s VP of Market Applications, explains how the newly formed company – a collaboration between Siemens and AES – is providing flexible peaking capacity to utilities in Southern California, and hears how Europe offers an opportunitiy for the integration of storage into transmission and distribution planning.


Schletter files for insolvency under self-administration

The German PV company aims to finalize the proceedings, which are possible under German insolvency law since the summer of 2012. Business operations are expected to run at full capacity.


SunPower’s exemption filing strikes to heart of trade dispute

The company is noting its substantial investment in U.S. research and development as well as tools, has further hinted that it may establish U.S. manufacturing for its P-Series modules.

The weekend read: A watershed year for Belgium

Belgium market update: Once among Europe’s leaders in solar PV deployment, with more than 1 GW of capacity added in its peak year of 2011, Belgium’s market lost momentum following the abrupt closure of generous subsidy programs. In recent years, driven by its residential PV segment, the country has experienced a solar comeback, which became particularly prominent in the year just passed.

US FERC counts 48 GW-AC of large solar projects planned by 2021

Proposed utility-scale projects have begun piling up at the U.S. federal agency, as the end of the 30% Investment Tax Credit (ITC) draws closer.


Norwegian solar market grew by 59% in 2017

The country’s cumulative installed PV capacity reached 45 MW at the end of last December. Newly installed PV systems for 2017 totaled around 18 MW, which was the largest annual growth ever registered in the Norwegian PV market.