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SolarWorld: U.S. single judge grants Hemlock claim for damages in the first instance; SolarWorld Industries Sachsen GmbH will appeal against judgment

2016-07-27 |

In the litigation between silicon supplier Hemlock Semiconductor Corp. (Hemlock, Michigan, U.S.) and SolarWorld Industries Sachsen GmbH, a subsidiary of SolarWorld AG (Bonn, Germany), a single judge granted Hemlock's claim for damages amounting to USD 585 million plus interests of USD 208 million in the first instance on July 26th, 2016. Hemlock is claiming USD 770 million for what the company assesses as unfulfilled polysilicon contracts. Read more...

 
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SolarWorld sees no enforcement possibility in Germany, the company notes

SolarWorld: U.S. single judge grants Hemlock claim for damages in the first instance; SolarWorld Industries Sachsen GmbH will appeal against judgment

2016-07-27

In the litigation between silicon supplier Hemlock Semiconductor Corp. (Hemlock, Michigan, U.S.) and SolarWorld Industries Sachsen GmbH, a subsidiary of SolarWorld AG (Bonn, Germany), a single judge granted Hemlock's claim for damages amounting to USD 585 million plus interests of USD 208 million in the first instance on July 26th, 2016. Hemlock is claiming USD 770 million for what the company assesses as unfulfilled polysilicon contracts. Read more...

Landis+Gyr will supply a containerized Li ion energy storage system that integrates Toshiba's SCiB lithium titanate oxide batteries

Landis+Gyr to supply 10 MW of battery storage capacity for large-scale TEP Project

2016-07-27

Landis+Gyr (Atlanta, GA, U.S.) on July 26th, 2016 announced it is participating in a ground-breaking energy storage project in partnership with E.ON Climate and Renewables and Tucson Electric Power (TEP). E.ON was one of two companies selected by TEP to provide capacity and availability from a 10 megawatt (MW) energy storage system. Read more...

Renewable energy projects are happening around the world. The NEO Network provides insights

Schneider Electric accelerates renewable energy transactions, connects buyers with developers and technology providers

2016-07-27

Schneider Electric (Rueil-Malmaison, France) on July 26th, 2016 introduced the New Energy Opportunities (NEO) Network, a collaborative online platform to help commercial and industrial companies quickly identify and vet renewable energy, cleantech and energy-efficiency prospects. The network simplifies and accelerates the buying process by connecting end users to viable projects and technologies, Schneider Electric notes. Read more...

AMI-based grid edge analytics use cases can be segmented into two markets: network and customer

GTM Research: USD 10.1 billion projected to be spent in metering infrastructure analytics, integration services through 2021

2016-07-27

According to a new report by GTM Research (Boston, MA, U.S.), utilities around the globe are projected to spend USD 10.1 billion on automated metering infrastructure (AMI) analytics solutions and integrations services through 2021. By enhancing the value of new and existing automated metering infrastructure (AMI) investments, utilities are improving customer service and engagement, upgrading grid planning and management, and increasing energy efficiency, finds the report titled “Utility AMI Analytics at the Grid Edge: Strategies, Markets and Forecasts”. Read more...

The 4 MW Osceola Solar PV Facility

Duke Energy Florida completes 4 MW Osceola Solar PV plant

2016-07-27

Nearly 15,000 photovoltaic (PV) panels in Osceola County are now providing solar power to Duke Energy customers in Florida. The new Duke Energy owned and operated 4 MW Osceola Solar Facility officially began commercial operation on May 12th, 2016. Florida-based Advanced Green Technologies designed, engineered and constructed the facility on 17 acres next to an existing Duke Energy substation in Kenansville. Read more...

The Barcaldine Solar Farm project site is approximately 93 hectares and will feature around 79,000 PV modules

CEFC committed USD 837 million to new investments in the Australian clean energy sector in the 2015–16 financial year

2016-07-27

Government-owned green bank Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC, Sydney, Australia) committed a record USD 837 million to new investments in the Australian clean energy sector in the 2015–16 financial year, contributing to projects with a total value of USD 2.5 billion. Read more...

Solar PV rooftop system for ABB in South Africa

Lumax Energy equips ABB headquarters in South Africa with Renusol PV mounting solution

2016-07-27

The South African wholesaler Lumax Energy (Centurion) has equipped ABB’s national headquarters in Johannesburg with a mounting solution for its 756 kWp solar microgrid installation. The solution combines fully grid-connected and off-grid functionalities designed to maximize the use of renewable energy and ensure uninterrupted power supply even during power outages on the main grid supply. Read more...

Aerial view of a portion of the Mulilo-Sonnedix-Prieska PV project, situated 50km south-west of Prieska in the Northern Cape

Sonnedix achieves commercial operation at the 86 MW Mulilo-Sonnedix-Prieska solar PV plant in South Africa

2016-07-26

Independent Solar Power Producer Sonnedix (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) on July 26th, 2016 announced that the 125 hectare, 86 MW, Mulilo-Sonnedix-Prieska solar photovoltaic (PV) project in the Northern Cape officially started commercial operation on Friday 22nd July, 2016. Construction was completed after only 17 months. Read more...

An ARENA-supported study found there’s an estimated 1,000 MW of potential opportunities to add solar PV alongside existing wind farms

Australia: First project combines wind and solar PV to produce more reliable renewable energy

2016-07-26

Australia’s first large-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) farm to be co-located with wind turbines will be built near Canberra, in a development that promises more reliable, cheaper renewable energy, Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) announces. The 10 MW solar PV plant will be built adjacent to the existing Gullen Range wind farm, laying the groundwork for more solar PV plants to be built alongside wind farms and helping large-scale solar costs to fall faster. Read more...

Phoenix Solar 32.1 MWp PV plant in Bladen County, NC, U.S.

Phoenix Solar announces EPC contract for a 19.6 MWp PV plant in Texas

2016-07-26

Phoenix Solar Inc., a 100% subsidiary of Phoenix Solar AG (Sulzemoos, Germany), has been awarded a 19.6 MW single axis tracking solar photovoltaic (PV) project that will provide energy to the U.S. military and the company’s first PV project in the state of Texas. Phoenix Solar’s scope of services will include the design, procurement and construction of the solar PV facility of a hybrid project for Apex Clean Energy (Charlottesville, VA, U.S.). Read more...

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