Commercial & Industrial PV

KACO New Energy to ship 300 MW of inverters to South Korea

The German firm signs framework agreement with DNE Solar for the delivery of 300 MW of string inverters to be installed across South Korea.

Five takeaways from PV Expo Tokyo 2017

PV Expo Tokyo, the leading solar power show for the world’s third-largest PV market, concluded last week after three full-on days. pv magazine reports on five key takeaways from this year’s show.

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Amazon to install up to 41 MW of on-site solar in the U.S. by the end of 2017

The company’s solar installations planned for 15 fulfillment centers this year will be followed by another 35 by 2020

PV hybrid system to save 22% on electricity costs for Kenyan salt producer

A 991 kW PV array will supply Kenya’s largest salt producer with 22% of its electricity, in a diesel-hybrid system delivered by SolarAfrica. The system was supported by a grant from the Japanese government’s Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM).

France’s PV capacity tops 7.13 GW

French cumulative PV capacity has surpassed 7 GW. In 2016, however, the market registered a 62% decrease in new installations, with the figure coming in at 559 MW. PV plants over 250 kW covered almost two thirds of the new capacity installed last year.

Xinyi Solar’s net profit soars 65% in 2016

The Chinese solar glass manufacturer reported net income of HK$1,985.6 million ($255.8 million) in the 12 months to the end of December, from HK$1,205.6 million a year earlier.

Apple installs 17 MW rooftop solar array on Jobs’ dream campus

To celebrate what would have been founder Steve Jobs’ 62 birthday today, the consumer-electronics giant announced its new headquarters, Apple Park, will be ready to accept employees starting in April. Employees will be able to bask in the electricity produced by one of the largest on-site solar arrays in the world.

Australia has 4.7 GW of large-scale solar in the works, finds new Climate Council report

Key findings of report point to “huge” year for large-scale solar in Australia in 2017, with 20 such plants to come online over the next 12 months. Globally, costs have dropped 58% in five years, with the world now sitting on 300 GW of installed PV capacity.

New York solar grows 795% in five years

The Empire State’s solar industry has attracted nearly $1.5 billion in private investment, putting its goal of producing 50% of its electricity from renewables by 2030 in reach.

JinkoSolar supplies 30 MW to Dongfeng Nissan in China

The Chinese PV giant claims the project will be “the world’s largest solar canopy.”