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New report shines light on installed costs and deployment barriers for residential solar PV with energy storage

2017-03-29 |

Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are making available the most detailed component and system-level cost breakdowns to date for residential solar photovoltaic (PV) systems equipped with energy storage systems - and quantifying previously unknown soft costs for the first time. Read more...

 
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The analysis covers AC- and DC-coupled systems for residential use, as well as retrofitting batteries to installed PV arrays

New report shines light on installed costs and deployment barriers for residential solar PV with energy storage

2017-03-29

Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are making available the most detailed component and system-level cost breakdowns to date for residential solar photovoltaic (PV) systems equipped with energy storage systems - and quantifying previously unknown soft costs for the first time. Read more...

Azure Power is now the largest operator of solar power plants in Karnataka, the company notes

Azure Power commissions 130 MW solar PV plant in Karnataka, India

2017-03-29

Azure Power India Pvt. Ltd. (New Delhi), an independent power producer in the solar sector in India, on March 28th, 2017 announced that it has commissioned a 130 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) project in Chitradurga district, Karnataka under the Karnataka Solar Policy 2014-2021. Read more...

The portfolio comprises 5 ground-mounted solar PV plants, located in the Apulia and Lazio regions

Sonnedix reaches 100 MW of solar PV capacity in Italy with acquisition of Grape portfolio

2017-03-29

Independent Solar Power Producer Sonnedix on March 27th, 2017 announced the acquisition of the 21.6 MW “Grape” portfolio from First Reserve, taking its operating solar PV capacity in Italy to 102 MW. Read more...

Both solar PV projects will start construction in the region of Mafraq, a premium location with high solar irradiation

FRV reaches financial close for two solar PV projects in Jordan totaling 133 MW

2017-03-29

Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV, Madrid, Spain), an independent solar power producer, on March 28th, 2017 announced the financial close of two of the four projects awarded in the second round of Jordan’s solar independent power producer (IPP) tender. Read more...

The SMA team provided an operational overview of the Sunny Central for the Sempra team at the project site, ensuring that there will be seamless operation moving forward

SMA inverters selected for massive Copper Mountain solar PV project

2017-03-29

SMA inverters were recently selected by Amec Foster Wheeler for Sempra Renewables’ 94 MW Copper Mountain Solar 4 PV project in Boulder City, Nev. This is the fourth phase of the Copper Mountain Solar Complex, one of the largest PV solar facilities in the U.S. When Copper Mountain Solar 4 is complete, it will power approximately 41,000 California homes. Read more...

U.S. solar capacity additions and solar jobs 2010 -2017E

New research highlights solar jobs expansion in local U.S. communities; Boom adds tens of billions of dollars to the U.S. economy annually

2017-03-28

The Solar Foundation (Washington, DC, U.S.) on March 289th, 2017 released data on the number of solar jobs in every U.S. state, metropolitan area, county, and congressional district, revealing the impact of the nation’s historic solar jobs boom down to the local level. This data can be found on an interactive Solar Jobs Map available at SolarStates.org. Read more...

GSSG intends to acquire 350 MW of high quality mega-solar PV projects in Japan

GSSG Solar announces over USD 120 million investments in Japanese PV projects

2017-03-28

GSSG Solar, LLC (Denver, Colorado, US) on March 27th, 2017 announced over USD 120 million of additional commitments to the firm's investments in Japanese solar photovoltaic (PV) projects. Through this increased capacity, GSSG will invest in the acquisition and financing of an incremental USD 1 billion of Japanese mega-solar plants over a three-year investment period. Read more...

Wirsol tenant solar power project in Germany. Image: WIRSOL

Intersolar Europe sheds light on the potential of tenant solar power models

2017-03-28

Today, it is primarily homeowners who benefit from installing solar photovoltaic (PV) systems on their roofs. New models, however, intend for tenants to also share in what is known as the direct power concept and, in turn, take part in the urban energy transition. This topic will therefore be under the spotlight at Intersolar Europe, the world’s leading exhibition for the solar industry and its partners, which will be held from May 31–June 2, 2017 in Munich. Read more...

Astronergy reference solar PV plant

Astronergy completes a 16.5 MW solar PV plant in Jeju Island, Korea

2017-03-28

Astronergy (Hangzhou, China) on March 27th, 2017 announced the successful completion of a solar photovoltaic (PV) plant with an installed capacity of 16.5 MW located in Jeju Island, Republic of Korea. Read more...

EDF RS will release TRUalytics for solar PV plants later this year

EDF Renewable Services reports 10 GW under contract in North America

2017-03-28

EDF Renewable Services (EDF RS, San Diego, CA, U.S.), a provider of renewable operations and maintenance (O&M) services in North America, on March 27th, 2017 introduced the new renewable asset intelligence platform TRUalytics 2.0 at the Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Summit hosted by EDF RS last week in San Antonio, Texas. Read more...

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