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Storage pipeline grows to 10.4 GW, installations reached 1.9 GW in 2017, finds IHS Markit

Analyst data records 53% annual growth in storage in 2017, rising to 1.9 GW as South Korea climbed to top of the tree in terms of cumulative capacity. Global project pipeline has soared to 10.4 GW.

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1.4 GW of storage added in 2017 as Australia resi and U.S. large-scale leads way, finds GTM Research report

Inaugural global energy storage report by GTM Research finds that Australia’s behind-the-meter storage market tripled in 2017, while the U.S. remains the world’s leading market with an installed energy capacity of 431 MWh. China poised to rise to second place globally in 2019.

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ABB taps Tigo for MLPE solution across its residential inverter range

The Swiss power electronics giant has announced that its UNO-DM-PLUS string inverters are now operationally compatible with Tigo’s DC optimization technology, which also offers module-level monitoring and rapid shutdown capability.

Microsoft signs 315 MW of solar power contracts in Virginia, US

The company is billing the contract with a portion of a 500 MW project as the largest corporate solar power purchase agreement (PPA) to date.

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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.

SunPower continues to bleed red ink

Due largely to write downs, the high-efficiency PV maker lost a whopping $750 million during Q4 2017, as it sells off assets.

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APS, First Solar to install Arizona’s largest battery system

The Arizona-based module manufacturer will install a 50 MW battery system charged by a 65 MW solar farm under a 15-year power contract with the U.S. state’s largest utility.

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India rejects U.S. solar claim at WTO

India hit back on Monday at Washington’s latest legal assault on its solar power policies at the World Trade Organization, rejecting a US legal claim and exploring possible new protection of India’s own solar industry.

US renewables replace coal and gas in 2017

The output of all the main sources of thermal electricity generation declined in the first nine months of this year, as hydro, wind and solar boomed and demand fell.

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US C&I storage rankings place Stem, Green Charge and AMS at top

In the increasingly competitive commercial-and-industrial storage market, IHS Markit expects the segment to grow 10-fold over the next five years – and ranks the companies that will lead the charge.

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