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JinkoSolar U.S. signs amendments to credit agreement with Wells Fargo Bank: Credit limit to be doubled

2015-06-30 |

JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (Shanghai, China) on June 30th, 2015 announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, JinkoSolar (U.S.) INC., has signed amendments to the credit agreement with Wells Fargo Bank, National Association ("Wells Fargo"). Under the new terms of the credit agreement, JinkoSolar US’s credit limit will be raised to USD 40 million from USD 20 million. Read more...

 
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Jinko Solar PV plant (39 MW) in Marion county, US

JinkoSolar U.S. signs amendments to credit agreement with Wells Fargo Bank: Credit limit to be doubled

2015-06-30

JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (Shanghai, China) on June 30th, 2015 announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, JinkoSolar (U.S.) INC., has signed amendments to the credit agreement with Wells Fargo Bank, National Association ("Wells Fargo"). Under the new terms of the credit agreement, JinkoSolar US’s credit limit will be raised to USD 40 million from USD 20 million. Read more...

The SolarCity Homebuilder Program is now taking orders for solar PV and home energy storage systems

SolarCity offers energy storage and fixed-rate solar power to California homebuilders

2015-06-30

SolarCity (San Mateo, CA, U.S.) on June 30th, 2015 announced energy storage for new homes and a special low, fixed-rate solar power offering for California homebuilders and their buyers. The SolarCity Homebuilder Program is now taking orders for solar photovoltaic (PV) and home energy storage systems. The new energy storage service, in conjunction with solar power, includes the Tesla Powerwall battery pack, an advanced hybrid inverter, monitoring and control systems and a warranty and service agreement. Read more...

The report finds that the total installed solar thermal capacity in Europe increased by 5.3% at the end of 2014, despite an overall decrease in newly installed capacity

ESTIF presents positive outlook for some European solar thermal market segments, despite disappointing overall results

2015-06-30

Although the European solar thermal market experienced an overall decrease of around 7% in newly installed capacity in 2014, at the end of the year the total installed capacity increased by 5.3%. While this is the third consecutive year of decline for market leader Germany, some markets are bucking the trend, the European Solar Thermal Industry Federation (ESTIF) announced. Read more...

The SolarSuperState ranking sorts the states of the world in reference to their cumulative installed solar PV capacity per capita

SolarSuperState Ranking 2015: Liechtenstein leads the World in terms of installed PV capacity per capita

2015-06-30

On June 26th, 2015, the Zurich (Switzerland) based non-profit SolarSuperState Association published its SolarSuperState Ranking 2015. The ranking sorts all 197 states of the world in reference to their cumulative installed solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity per capita. The new top runner in the solar category is Liechtenstein with a cumulative installed PV capacity of some 480 Watt per capita. Read more...

Annual and cumulative PV demand (GWdc), 2002–2020E. Source: Greentech Media, Inc.

GTM Research: Cumulative global PV market will triple by 2020, reach 700 GW

2015-06-30

The cumulative global market for solar photovoltaics (PV) is expected to triple by 2020 to almost 700 gigawatts (GW), with annual demand eclipsing 100 GW in 2019, according to GTM Research’s new ”Global PV Demand Outlook 2015–2020: Exploring Risk in Downstream Solar Markets”. Read more...

Andalay Solar’s Instant Connect Module is now compatible with power optimizers supplied by SolarEdge

Andalay Solar announces SolarEdge compatible PV module, joint development

2015-06-30

Andalay Solar, Inc. (Fremont, CA, U.S.), a supplier of integrated solar photovoltaic (PV) systems announced that its Instant Connect Module is compatible with power optimizers supplied by SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. The SolarEdge PV module add-on power optimizer can now be snapped onto the Andalay module frame using Andalay's bracket. Read more...

A wide range of installation trainings for solar practitioners, installers and contractors at Intersolar North America

Intersolar North America expands downstream workshops, technical trainings

2015-06-30

Intersolar North America, the most-attended solar industry exhibition and conference dedicated to the North American market, will offer an expanded workshop and training program targeted at solar installers, contractors and practitioners at this year's event. Developed in collaboration with its partners, these workshops and technical training sessions will provide practical, hands-on educational opportunities that cover topics ranging from system design to battery safety to solar racking and mounting best practices at the InterContinental Hotel and Moscone West exhibition hall. Read more...

Besides the Benban project in Egypt Building Energy is also the leader in a short-list consortium for the development of a 200 MW PV plant in KomOmbo

Italian IPP Building Energy wins its first solar PV project in Egypt; Two 50 MW plants awarded by the Ministry of Electricity & Renewable Energy

2015-06-29

Building Energy, an Italian independent power producer from renewable sources, on June 29th, 2015 announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understandig (MoU) with the New & Re-newable Energy Authority (NREA) for two solar photovoltaic (PV) plants in Benban, Upper Egypt. The 200-million-dollar PV project, two 50 MW (AC) PV plants, was awarded by Egypt’s Ministry of Electricity & Renewable Energy through NREA. Each PV plant is expected to generate around 143 GWh of solar power per year. Read more...

NEXTracker solar PV tracker at SunEdison’s Pacifico and Choluteca PV plants in Honduras

NEXTracker announces supply agreements with Blattner Energy for over 1 GW of advanced PV trackers

2015-06-29

NEXTracker (Fremont., California, US), designer and manufacturer of single axis solar photovoltaic (PV) trackers, and Blattner Energy (Avon, MN, US) a diversified power generation contractor, on June 29th, 2015 announced a signed supply agreement totaling over 1.0 gigawatt (GW) of NEXTracker solar PV trackers to be deployed in projects throughout North America over the next two years. Read more...

Emirates Insolaire's coloured solar PV panels on the building façade in Lausanne

BIPV: Emirates Insolaire installs coloured solar panels in Switzerland

2015-06-29

Emirates Insolaire LLC (Dubai, UAE), a joint venture of Dubai Investments PJSC (DI) and SwissINSO Holding Inc., has installed the world’s first “Kromatix” coloured solar photovoltaic (PV) panels on a building façade in Lausanne, Switzerland. The entire PV installation, worth AED 850,000 (approx. USD 231,000) is capable of generating sufficient electric power annually for two families of four people each. Read more...

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