Balance of Systems

SolarCity drags down Tesla’s Q4 results

The EV, battery and now solar company fell into the red in Q4 concurrent with the acquisition of SolarCity, as it begins making batteries at its Gigafactory and prepares for Model 3 roll-out.

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sonnen to open new manufacturing and R&D hub in Atlanta, US

Production at the InnovationHub expected to commence in the second quarter of the year, the German storage specialist confirmed. Facility combines sonnen’s U.S. manufacturing operations and product research capabilities.

Polysilicon import surge suggests Chinese H1 solar boom, says Bernreuter Research

Sharp uptick in polysilicon imports into China between October and November last year point to repeat of 2016’s first-half solar surge, suggests analysis by Bernreuter Research.

Array Technologies expands into MENA, Turkey

The company is opening a new office in Abu Dhabi and will provide trackers to 24 MW of PV projects in Turkey.

MESIA solar awards winners announced at WFES

U.S. company Array Technologies and Indian EPC Sterling & Wilson were amongst the winners of the Middle East Solar Industry Association’s (MESIA) annual awards ceremony, which was presented at the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) 2017 being held in Abu Dhabi.

Multi-Contact becomes Stäubli Electrical Connectors

The 15-year partnership between Multi-Contact and the Stäubli Group has now been fully celebrated, as innovative manufacturer of electrical contacts and system solutions Multi-Contact rebrands, and takes on the well-respected Stäubli name.

China continues dominance of global renewable energy

A new report examines China’s clean energy investments, which go well beyond its borders, as well as its increasing dominance of PV production and the lithium-ion battery value chain.

Tesla/Panasonic begin battery cell production at Nevada Gigafactory

The factory is producing lithium-ion batteries both for Tesla’s energy storage products and electric vehicles

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Solar on course to become the world’s cheapest source of energy within the next 10 years

The dramatically falling costs of solar energy from the supply chain to the final product could see the average global price of solar power become cheaper than coal within the next 10 years, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance, which is a position echoed by other experts.

Array Technologies to roll out tracker services unit

Albuquerque-based Array plans to roll out a new services division to accompany its growing tracker business.