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The U.S. is home to more than 35 million residential and commercial rooftops that could host solar PV panels, and it has enough technical potential to meet country’s energy needs 100 times over. Image: Black & Veatch; Brightergy

New report: Solar PV in the U.S. has enough technical potential to meet the country’s energy needs 100 times over

2014-11-21

According to a new report by the Environment America Research & Policy Center (Boston, MA, US) solar power is growing so fast across the U.S. that goals once considered ambitious are now seen as readily achievable. “We can get to 10 percent solar by 2030 if we just keep our foot on the accelerator,” said Rob Sargent, Energy Program Director for Environment America and co-author of the report. “That’s a small fraction of what’s possible, but it will make a big difference in the quality of our lives and our children’s future.” Read more...

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The U.S. is home to more than 35 million residential and commercial rooftops that could host solar PV panels, and it has enough technical potential to meet country’s energy needs 100 times over. Image: Black & Veatch; Brightergy

New report: Solar PV in the U.S. has enough technical potential to meet the country’s energy needs 100 times over

2014-11-21

According to a new report by the Environment America Research & Policy Center (Boston, MA, US) solar power is growing so fast across the U.S. that goals once considered ambitious are now seen as readily achievable. “We can get to 10 percent solar by 2030 if we just keep our foot on the accelerator,” said Rob Sargent, Energy Program Director for Environment America and co-author of the report. “That’s a small fraction of what’s possible, but it will make a big difference in the quality of our lives and our children’s future.” Read more...

Mercom forecasts approx. 1.8 GW of PV installations in India in 2015

Cumulative solar Installations in India reach 3 GW; Mercom forecasts installations to double in 2015

2014-11-21

Mercom Capital Group (Austin, Texas, U.S.) released its quarterly update on the Indian solar market and reports that cumulative solar photovoltaic (PV) installations in India crossed the 3 GW mark with 734 MW installed so far this year. However, 2014 will be a disappointment with calendar year installations forecasted at about 800 MW, a 20 percent drop year-over-year, Mercom notes. Read more...

JinkoSolar shipped 658.1 MW of solar PV modules to third parties in Q3, 2014

JinkoSolar announces solid Q3, 2014 results; Total solar product shipments up 36.5% y/y

2014-11-21

JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (Shanghai, China) on November 20th, 2014 announced its unaudited financial results for the third quarter ended September 30th, 2014. Total solar product shipments to the third parties amounted to 708.2 megawatt (MW), consisting of 658.1 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules, 30.3 MW of silicon wafers and 19.8 MW of solar cells. This represents an increase of 7.4% from 659.5 MW in the second quarter of 2014 and an increase of 36.5% from 518.9 MW in the third quarter of 2013. Total solar module shipments were 758.1 MW, which includes 100 MW to be used in the Company's downstream projects. Read more...

Tempress PECVD systems will be used in the Mission Solar Energy's solar cell production line

Amtech announces repeat order from US based Mission Solar Energy for its n-type bifacial solar PV cell production line

2014-11-21

Amtech Systems Inc. (Tempe, Arizona, US) a global supplier of production and automation systems and related supplies for the manufacture of solar cells, semiconductors, and sapphire and silicon wafers, on November 20th, 2014 announced its subsidiary, Tempress Systems, has received a multi-million dollar order (in the low tens) for its solar equipment, including PECVD. Read more...

As part of the Plug and Play Demo Day, Fraunhofer CSE demonstrated the full-scale installation and commissioning of a PV system in one hour

Fraunhofer CSE completes first installation, commissioning of a Plug and Play solar PV system

2014-11-21

The Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems (CSE, Boston, MA, US) successfully completed the first public installation and interconnection of its “Plug and Play” solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, a novel residential rooftop system. Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initative, the Plug and Play System is a holistic approach to residential PV that will dramatically help reduce the total installed costs of solar electricity by 2020, from USD 4.00/Watt installed to USD 1.50/Watt, CSE notes. Read more...

The study shows that solar PV will be cheaper than the wholesale price of electricity between 2025 and 2028

STA analysis: Home grown UK solar power to be cheaper than gas

2014-11-20

The British Solar Trade Association (STA) on November 20th, 2014 published new analysis showing that the cost of generating electricity from a typical 10 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) farm in the UK is set to fall faster than many think over the next 15 years. The report “Cost reduction potential of large-scale solar PV”, is based on a survey of the trade association’s member companies and their cost forecasts between now and 2030. Read more...

Armor and Cambrios will demonstrate the benefits of ClearOhm ink based OPV devices, at IDTechEx’s Printed Electronics USA to be held in Santa Clara, California from November 19–20, 2014

Armor and Cambrios enable next generation OPV

2014-11-20

Armor (Nantes, France), a specialist in ink chemistry and printing technologies, and Cambrios Technologies Corporation (Sunnyvale, CA, US), provider of silver nanowire-based solutions for the transparent conductor markets, on November 20th, 2014 announced the development of a scalable manufacturing process allowing Armor to mass produce Organic Photovoltaic (OPV) devices. Armor has designed flexible OPV modules using Cambrios’ “ClearOhm” silver nanowires as electrodes. Read more...

SolarWorld has formalized Enphase as its supplier of microinverter systems (pictured) for its PV system solutions

SolarWorld selects Enphase Energy as supplier of PV microinverter systems, companies enter global strategic partnership

2014-11-20

SolarWorld (Bonn, Germany; Hillsboro, Oregon, US), the largest U.S. solar PV producer for nearly 40 years, and Enphase Energy, provider of PV microinverters (Petaluma, California, US) on November 19th, 2014 announced that they have signed a global strategic partnership agreement. SolarWorld has formalized Enphase as its supplier of microinverter systems for its custom-engineered PV system solutions in the U.S. market as well as expanded this partnership across both companies’ worldwide distribution networks. Read more...

AEG Power Solutions sold its Indian subsidiary and its 7,400 square meter solar photovoltaic (PV) inverter manufacturing in Bangalore in July 2014

3W Power/EG Power Solutions announces Q3, 2014 results: Decrease in orders and revenue due to closures of subsidiaries and divestments

2014-11-20

3W Power S.A. (Luxembourg), the holding company of AEG Power Solutions Group (Zwanenburg, The Netherlands), a global provider of UPS systems and power electronic solutions for industrial, commercial, renewable and distributed energy markets, on November 19th, 2014 announced results for Q3 2014. AEG Power Solutions finished Q3 2014 with €43.9 million in orders and €47.6 million in revenue. Compared to Q3 2013, orders were €55.7million, down 21.2% and revenue was €51.5 million, down 7.5%. Variance was in line with expectations and impacted by certain closures and divestitures as well as the difficult macroeconomic environment, the company notes. Read more...

Sky Solar focuses solely on the downstream segment of the PV market

Sky Solar announces closing of IPO, net proceeds of approximately USD 46.1 million

2014-11-20

Sky Solar Holdings, Ltd. (Hong Kong), a global independent power producer (IPP) that develops, owns and operates solar photovoltaic (PV) parks around the world, on November 18th, 2014 announced the closing of its initial public offering of 6,353,750 American depositary shares (ADSs), each representing eight of its ordinary shares, at a price to the public of USD 8.00 per ADS. Read more...

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