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Market research: Global installed solar PV capacity will exceed 756 GW by 2025

2016-06-28 |

Cumulative global installed solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity is set to continue its growth from 271.4 Gigawatts (GW) in 2016 to 756.1 GW by 2025, registering a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13.1%, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData (London, UK). The company’s latest report states that although growth will decline compared to the 2006–2015 period, which saw an exceptional CAGR of 50.1%, it will remain considerable over the next decade, most notably in China. Read more...

 
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GlobalData expects solar PV capacity in China will continue to grow during the forecast period at a CAGR of 18.5%

Market research: Global installed solar PV capacity will exceed 756 GW by 2025

2016-06-28

Cumulative global installed solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity is set to continue its growth from 271.4 Gigawatts (GW) in 2016 to 756.1 GW by 2025, registering a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13.1%, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData (London, UK). The company’s latest report states that although growth will decline compared to the 2006–2015 period, which saw an exceptional CAGR of 50.1%, it will remain considerable over the next decade, most notably in China. Read more...

GlassPoint Solar supplies solar to the oil and gas industry

World Economic Forum names GlassPoint Solar technology pioneer for 2016

2016-06-28

GlassPoint Solar (Fremont, CA, U.S.), a supplier of solar to the oil and gas industry, on June 27th, 2016 announced it was named as one of the World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers, a selection of the world’s most innovative companies. The company’s solar steam generators harness sunlight to produce steam for the process of extracting heavy oil, replacing natural gas typically burned to generate steam. GlassPoint’s solar oilfield projects are unlocking a tremendous opportunity to deploy solar energy in the global oil and gas industry. Read more...

GameChange Solar PV racking system in NC Navigating Undulating Terrain

GameChange Solar announces orders for 158 MW of fixed tilt PV racking for North Carolina

2016-06-28

GameChange Solar (New York, U.S.) announced that three leading solar photovoltaic (PV) EPCs ordered over 158 MW of pile driven fixed tilt racking systems from GameChange solar for immediate production. The GameChange Max-Span post system will be used for both poly and First Solar thin film PV panels. Read more...

SPI Energy is a vertically integrated PV developer, and delivers turnkey solar energy facilities to business, government and utility customers

SPI Energy announces two new PV projects totaling 46 MW in China

2016-06-28

SPI Energy Co., Ltd. (Shanghai, China) on June 27th, 2016 announced that its subsidiary Xinwei Solar Power Engineering (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. has signed two new EPC contracts in China. A 40 megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic (PV) project with Inner Mongolia Jitong New Energy Technology Co. Ltd. and a 6 MW PV project with Linze County Tianheng New Energy Co. Ltd. Read more...

The special committee of independent directors will evaluate the June 20th, 2016 proposal from Tesla Motors, Inc. to acquire all of the outstanding shares of SolarCity common stock

SolarCity announces formation of special committee to evaluate Tesla take-over proposal

2016-06-28

SolarCity Corp. (San Mateo, CA, U.S.) on June 27th, 2016 announced that SolarCity's Board of Directors has formed a special committee of independent directors to evaluate the June 20th, 2016 proposal from Tesla Motors, Inc. to acquire all of the outstanding shares of SolarCity common stock. Read more...

The Intersolar and ees exhibition halls were very well attended

The new energy world kicks off: Around 43,000 visitors at Intersolar and ees Europe

2016-06-27

At Intersolar Europe, the world’s leading exhibition for the solar industry, and ees Europe, the continent's largest exhibition for batteries and energy storage systems, 1,077 exhibitors demonstrated how they are advancing the global energy transition. Even in the run up, both exhibitions were already seeing considerable success, with exhibition space booked out two months in advance. Around 43,000 visitors from 160 countries came together in Munich for the two exhibitions. Read more...

SunPower's X-Series PV panel was tested by NREL under standard test or reporting conditions

SunPower anounces new PV world record; Solar panel achieves 24.1 percent efficiency

2016-06-27

SunPower Corp. (San Jose, CA, U.S.) has again set a new solar photovoltaic (PV) panel efficiency record, as validated by the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). After achieving 22.8 percent efficiency for its X-Series solar PV panel earlier this year, SunPower has reached 24.1 percent efficiency – surpassing the previous world record for the highest efficiency of a PV panel using silicon cells. Read more...

According to the report, the U.S. deployment of distributed renewables will be driven by solar PV installations

Navigant Research expects the U.S. to deploy 77.3 GW of distributed renewables between 2016 and 2025

2016-06-27

A new report from Navigant Research examines the U.S. market for distributed renewables, with forecasts by state for solar photovoltaics (PV), distributed wind, and biogas, through 2025. According to the report, the U.S. is expected to deploy 77.3 GW of distributed renewables between 2016 and 2025, with the majority of the capacity driven by solar installations. Read more...

Stellar Solar is now offering residential solar PV at USD 2.99 per watt

Stellar Solar breaks the USD 2.99 per Watt threshold for residential PV in California

2016-06-27

Stellar Solar (Carlsbad, U.S.), one of California's leading commercial and residential solar photovoltaic (PV) installers since 1998 is now offering residential solar at USD 2.99 per watt, their first move of several that will cut the cost of going solar by up to 30% in most cases and enable more homeowners than ever to power their homes by the sun, the company announces. Read more...

Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park

Masdar to implement 800 MW 3rd phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park

2016-06-27

Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, on June 26th, 2016 witnessed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between UAE Minister of State and Chairman of Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, and Managing Director and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, on the implementation of the 800-megawatt (MW) third phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. The 800 MW third phase will be constructed based on the Independent Power Producer (IPP) model. The selected bidder for the project is a Masdar-led consortium including the Spanish companies FRV (Fotowatio Renewable Ventures) and Gransolar Group. Read more...

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