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GTM Research: The U.S. deployed 5.8 MW of energy storage in Q1, 2015, up 16% y/y

2015-05-29 |

According to the latest U.S. Energy Storage Monitor, a quarterly report from GTM Research (Boston, Massachusetts, US) and the Energy Storage Association (ESA), the United States deployed 5.8 megawatts of energy storage in the first quarter of the year – up 16 percent over the first quarter of 2014. Seventy-two percent of the nation’s recently deployed capacity was in front of the meter across six storage systems. The remaining 28 percent was behind the meter at residential, commercial, education, nonprofit and military sites. Read more...

 
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Q1, 2015 U.S. energy storage deployments (MW)

GTM Research: The U.S. deployed 5.8 MW of energy storage in Q1, 2015, up 16% y/y

2015-05-29

According to the latest U.S. Energy Storage Monitor, a quarterly report from GTM Research (Boston, Massachusetts, US) and the Energy Storage Association (ESA), the United States deployed 5.8 megawatts of energy storage in the first quarter of the year – up 16 percent over the first quarter of 2014. Seventy-two percent of the nation’s recently deployed capacity was in front of the meter across six storage systems. The remaining 28 percent was behind the meter at residential, commercial, education, nonprofit and military sites. Read more...

The new PV plant follows the Kosh-Agach solar power plant (pictured), commissioned in September 2014

PV in Russia: Hevel Solar completes construction of a 5 MW solar power plant in Orenburg region

2015-05-29

Hevel LLC, a joint venture established by Renova Group and RUSNANO, has completed construction of a 5 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) plant located in Orenburg region (Russia), the company announced. This is the second PV plant of a more than 250 MW pipeline, Hevel notes, following the Kosh-Agach solar power plant commissioned in September 2014. Read more...

Etrion Corporation reference PV plant

Etrion connects first tract of its 9.3 MW Mito solar PV project in Japan to the grid

2015-05-29

Etrion Corporation (Geneva, Switzerland) on May 28th, 2015 announced that the first site of the Mito solar PV project in Japan has been connected to the grid and is fully operational. Mito is a 9.3 megawatt (MW) utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) power project including five sites in the Ibaraki Prefecture with staggered connection dates expected through August 2015. Read more...

The new PV plants are on the Call Right Projects List for SunEdison's Yieldco affiliate, TerraForm Power, Inc.

SunEdison to build seven PV plants totaling 14 MW as part of New York state initiative

2015-05-29

SunEdison, Inc. (Belmont, CA, US) on May 28th, 2015 announced that it has signed agreements with five municipal entities on Long Island to build seven solar photovoltaic (PV) power plants totaling 14 megawatts (MW). Solar power from these power plants will be sold to the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA), an electricity service provider for 1.1 million customers in Long Island, New York, through separate 20 year power purchase agreements (PPAs). Read more...

JinkoSolar expects 2015 total solar PV module shipments to be in the range of 3.3 GW and 3.8 GW

JinkoSolar ships 789.2 MW of solar photovoltaic products in Q1, 2015; generates revenues totaling USD 443.5 million

2015-05-29

JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (Shanghai, China) on May 28th, 2015 announced its unaudited financial results for the first quarter ended March 31st, 2015. Total solar photovoltaic (PV) product shipments to third parties amounted to 789.2 megawatts (MW), consisting of 703.5 MW of PV modules, 53.3 MW of silicon wafers and 32.4 MW of solar cells. This represents a decrease of 5.8% from 838.2 MW in the fourth quarter of 2014 and an increase of 35.8% from 581.2 MW in the first quarter of 2014. Total PV module shipments were 753.8 MW, which includes 50.3 MW earmarked for use in the Company's downstream projects. Read more...

Hanwha Q CELLS is evaluating additional PV production capacity this year, based on growing global demand

Hanwha Q CELLS Q1, 2015 results: PV products totaling 547.3 MW shipped; revenues increased by 54% y/y

2015-05-29

Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd. (Seoul, South Korea) on May 28th, 2015 announced its unaudited financial results for the three months ended March 31st, 2015. The company shipped solar photovoltaic (PV) products totaling 547.3 MW in the quarter, and increased revenues by 54% year-over-year to USD 333.5 million. Gross profit rose 70% year-over-year to USD 48.4 million; Gross margin reached 14.5% Read more...

EPIA members unisonous voted to re-brand the organisation as SolarPower Europe

European Photovoltaic Industry Association rebrands: SolarPower Europe

2015-05-29

On May 28th, 2015 the members of the European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA) voted to re-brand the organisation as SolarPower Europe. “This is a true endorsement of a new era in the rapid evolution of solar power in Europe,” CEO James Watson proudly commented, on the 100% vote in favour of the change. Read more...

Canadian Solar supplied 27,252 PV modules for the KOIZ PV Plant

Canadian Solar supplies 27,252 modules to Turkey’s largest PV plant

2015-05-29

Canadian Solar Inc. (Guelph, Orntario) on May 28th, 2015 announced that it has supplied solar photovoltaic (PV) modules to Turkey's largest PV project, the Kayseri Organized Industrial Zone (KOIZ) PV Plant. The 7.5 MW (AC) ground-mounted PV plant is located in one of Turkey's largest industrial zones, and uses 27,252 Canadian Solar CS6P-255P modules to reduce the electricity costs for the zone's 86 million kWh/month energy consumption. Read more...

2.3 MW floating PV plant in Kasai City

Kyocera Solar completes construction of third floating PV Plant; 2.3 MW in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan

2015-05-28

Kyocera Corporation (Kyoto, Japan) and Century Tokyo Leasing Corporation on May 28th, 2015 announced that Kyocera TCL Solar LLC has completed construction of its third floating mega-solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. A ceremony was held on May 24th to commemorate completion of the 2.3 MW plant, which will generate an estimated total of 2,680 megawatt hours (MWh) of solar power annually – enough electricity to power approximately 820 typical households. Read more...

The Atacama 1 and 2 solar complex will include CSP and storage technology, and a 100 MW PV plant respectively

Abengoa obtains environmental approval for its second solar power complex of 210 MW in Chile, Atacama 2

2015-05-28

Abengoa SA (Seville, Spain) has obtained a favorable environmental rating for Atacama 2, a 210 MW solar power complex located near Sierra Gorda, in the Antofagasta region of Northern Chile. Atacama 2 will feature a 110 MW concentrating solar power plant (CSP) with tower technology that will incorporate a thermal energy storage system able to generate electricity for 15 hours without direct solar radiation. It will also include a 100 MW photovoltaic (PV) plant. Read more...

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