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UK designers launch freestanding curved panel

Product development company the Cambridge Design Partnership, working with compatriot solar business Solivus, has developed a curved solar module featuring an organic thin film. The design is based on Solivus’ desire to “create a product so attractive that people would be happy to have one in their garden”.

Jordan: Effective funding schemes for small-scale PV

Jordan has taken great strides to green its energy mix. In addition to the successful implementation of many large-scale projects, small PV systems – mainly under the net metering scheme – are booming in the country.

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Aiding the Dutch Energy Transition

The Netherlands is a country with one of the highest population densities in the world and, as a consequence, it has constrained availability of surfaces and land for all kinds of purpose, including the deployment of rooftop solar power generators. Residential PV could really help the country implement its challenging energy transition, which is to reach its almost impossible RES targets for 2020.

Oman taps UK firm for consultation on 1 GW residential solar plan

The Middle Eastern nation’s Authority for Electricity Regulation (AER) has contracted PassivSystems to consult on the Oman government’s plan to install rooftop solar PV atop 30% of the nation’s homes.

Enphase and Panasonic announce AC module partnership

Company confirms Panasonic’s HIT modules to be fitted with Enphase Energy’s new IQ7X Microinverter as part of the partnership, while Enphase’s new IQ7X microinverter due to be released in May in North America, Enphase confirms.

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The weekend read: Five key questions facing rooftop solar in 2018

Distributed solar can arrive in many forms, from the typical small array installed on a family home, to vast, multi-megawatt installations atop large warehouses and factories. Each market sector faces its own challenges and opportunities, and pv magazine has identified five key questions that could well shape these various rooftop sectors throughout 2018 and beyond.

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Nissan launches home energy solution in the UK

The Japanese car manufacturing giant has announced the imminent launch of an all-in-one home energy solution, including solar panels, a battery and an energy management system.

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Tesla begins pilot deployment of its Solar Roof

The BIPV product is only on the homes of its employees (including its executives) right now, but Tesla predicts that it will begin producing Solar Roof tiles from the Buffalo gigafactory by year end.

Intersolar Europe: Industry offering more home comforts for European solar consumers

Sleeker aesthetics, more user-friendly software, digitalization and full home energy management solutions strike the right notes on day one of Intersolar Europe, placing homeowners at the heart of the conversation.

Japan module shipments rise 23% in fiscal 2016

Roughly 6.85 GW of solar panels were shipped in Japan in the fiscal year to the end of March 2017, from about 5.56 GW in the preceding year, according to new statistics from the Japan Photovoltaic Energy Association (JPEA).

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