The German battery manufacturer was chosen by the prize as the winner in the small & medium enterprise category. Sonnen CEO Christop Ostermann received the US$1.5 million award at the opening ceremony of the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi.
The fourth round of a joint project facility between Irena and the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development that finances renewable energy projects in developing countries has been announced. Solar PV and micro-grid technologies attract the main bulk of funding.
Chinese integrated solar company Comtec Solar Systems Group will further diversify its business with a new venture into smart energy charging facilities for electric vehicles (EVs) in Luoyang, China, as it continues to make strides into downstream operations.
Update from SolarPower Europe reveals that the continent installed 1.56 GW in the months from June to September, a 10% decline on Q3 2015. First nine months of the year saw 5.3 GW installed, a decline of 18%.
Following this week’s announcement that Younicos will supply a 49 MW storage system in the U.K., pv magazine caught up with the company’s president and CEO Stephen L. Prince to find out more about the project, and Younicos’ wider objectives.
A study conducted by German market researcher EuPD Research found that a shocking number of British PV customers and prospective customers are unaware that energy storage solutions are available to go alongside PV arrays, which is damaging the market and causing an adoption slow-down.