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GTM Research expects global solar PV monitoring market to reach 242 GW in 2016

2016-04-28 |

According to a new report from GTM Research (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.) and SoliChamba Consulting, 58 gigawatts of monitored solar photovoltaics (PV) will be added to the world’s total in 2016, bringing the cumulative PV monitoring market to 242 gigawatts. Read more...

 
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Global solar PV monitoring market, 2015–2020E

GTM Research expects global solar PV monitoring market to reach 242 GW in 2016

2016-04-28

According to a new report from GTM Research (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.) and SoliChamba Consulting, 58 gigawatts of monitored solar photovoltaics (PV) will be added to the world’s total in 2016, bringing the cumulative PV monitoring market to 242 gigawatts. Read more...

Grid-connected, utility-scale solar generation in California surpassed wind for the first time in 2015

New analysis: Utility-scale solar surpasses wind in California for first time in 2015

2016-04-28

Recent analysis from Vaisala Corporation (Vantaa, Finland), a provider of environmental and industrial measurement, reveals that in 2015 energy from grid-connected, utility-scale solar plants surpassed wind for the first time in California. Read more...

Silicon Ranch solar project in Georgia

Mississippi Power, Silicon Ranch break ground on a 50 MW solar PV facility in Hattiesburg

2016-04-28

Mississippi Power (Gulfport, Mississippi, U.S.) and Silicon Ranch Corporation (Nashville, TN, U.S.), along with local officials from the city of Hattiesburg, Forrest County and the Area Development Partnership, held a groundbreaking ceremony for the state's largest solar photovoltaic (PV) farm on April 27th, 2016 in Hattiesburg. Read more...

Mosaic is the leading residential solar PV lending platform in the U.S.

Residential solar PV funding in the U.S.: Mosaic raises USD 200 million from German DZ BANK, NY Green Bank

2016-04-28

Mosaic (Oakland, California, U.S.), a provider of solar photovoltaic (PV) financing solutions for homeowners, on April 27th, 2016 announced the closing of an up to USD 200 million warehouse facility with Germany's DZ BANK acting as administrative agent and lead lender. Read more...

Silicon Ranch PV plant at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga assembly plant

Partners Group acquires interest in U.S. solar PV developer Silicon Ranch

2016-04-28

Silicon Ranch Corporation (Nashville, TN, U.S.), a U.S. developer, owner, and operator of solar photovoltaic (PV) plants, has closed on an equity investment from Swiss Partners Group, a global private markets investment management firm with over USD 50 billion in assets under management. Read more...

The 1.4 MW solar PV array is comprised of more than 4,400 PV panels on canopy-like structures

Florida International University and FPL unveil 1.4 MW solar PV research facility

2016-04-28

Florida International University and Florida Power & Light Company (FPL, Miami, U.S.) on April 27th, 2016 unveiled a new commercial-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) installation at FIU's College of Engineering and Computing – the only solar research facility of its kind that FPL has installed at a Florida university. Read more...

Alta Devices holds world records for solar PV conversion efficiency

Alta Devices announces 31.6% dual-junction solar cell efficiency record

2016-04-28

According to tests at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Alta Devices’ (Sunnyvale, California, U.S.) new dual-junction solar cell is the world’s most efficient 1-sun cell at 31.6% efficiency. This is the seventh overall solar efficiency record that Alta Devices has set since 2010. Read more...

CPV test tracker on the rooftop of Fraunhofer ISE – a similar system will be installed in India at NETRA's premises

Fraunhofer ISE starts concentrator photovoltaics research cooperation with Indian partners

2016-04-28

Fraunhofer ISE (Freiburg; Germany), together with NETRA, the research facility of the largest Indian public utility NTPC, are working together on a cooperative research project to determine the specific requirements needed for the use of Concentrator Photovoltaics (CPV) in India. Read more...

Mark R. Widmar has been named CEO of First Solar, Inc., effective July 1st, 2016

First Solar announces leadership transition; Mark R. Widmar appointed CEO effective July 1st, 2016

2016-04-28

First Solar, Inc. (Tempe, Arizona, U.S.) on April 27th, 2016 announced that current Chief Financial Officer Mark R. Widmar has been appointed Chief Executive Officer, effective July 1st, 2016. Widmar will also join the First Solar Board of Directors at that time. Read more...

Eos has developed a low-cost energy storage solution for electric utilities, with additional applications in commercial and industrial, telecom, and residential markets

Eos Energy Storage awarded USD 2 million from CEC to demonstrate behind-the-meter battery systems at UC San Diego

2016-04-28

Eos Energy Storage (Eos, New York, NY, U.S.) on April 27th, 2016 announced plans to demonstrate residential and commercial battery systems at the University of California San Diego, with the support of a USD 2 million award from the California Energy Commission (CEC). Eos is partnering with global original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to package, distribute, and support mass market products utilizing the company’s safe, long-lasting Znyth battery technology, the company announced. Read more...

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