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Australian solar PV Installations hit the 5 GW mark; 913 MW added in 2015

2016-02-10 |

According to solar energy consultancy SunWiz, 5 gigawatts (GW) of solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity are now installed in Australia. Solar now represents 9% of Australia's total electricity generation capacity of 56 GW. SunWiz recently calculated that there are over 23 million solar PV panels installed in Australia, a solar panel for every man, woman and child. Read more...

 
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An iconic Australian solar PV installation

Australian solar PV Installations hit the 5 GW mark; 913 MW added in 2015

2016-02-10

According to solar energy consultancy SunWiz, 5 gigawatts (GW) of solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity are now installed in Australia. Solar now represents 9% of Australia's total electricity generation capacity of 56 GW. SunWiz recently calculated that there are over 23 million solar PV panels installed in Australia, a solar panel for every man, woman and child. Read more...

The BINE Projektinfo brochure “Electricity grid with strong genes” (15/2015) describes the software program “Genesys”

Software program simulates the European electricity grid in 2050

2016-02-10

In both the German and European electricity grid, the power plant landscape is changing and the proportion of wind and solar power is growing. This requires a new and optimised grid infrastructure. The BINE Projektinfo brochure “Electricity grid with strong genes” (15/2015) presents a software program that simulates the most cost-effective electricity grid at the highest voltage level in 2050. The program evaluates the interim results and only continues the computation with the best variants. Read more...

Companies wishing to apply for the Intersolar AWARD and ees AWARD are invited to submit their applications by March 24, 2016

Intersolar AWARD and ees AWARD: Applications accepted until March 24

2016-02-10

Each year the Intersolar AWARD recognizes pioneering ideas and new approaches in the category of “Photovoltaics.” Beginning in 2016, the Intersolar AWARD will recognize “Outstanding Solar Projects” that set a particularly inspiring example in driving the global energy transformation forward. Applications are being accepted until March 24th, 2016. Read more...

Solar Integration System (SIS) by Sunverge Energy

Energy storage provider Sunverge closes USD 36.5 million funding; New investor Australian Electricity Retailer AGL leads round

2016-02-10

Sunverge Energy (San Francisco, California, U.S.), a provider of intelligent storage and distributed energy resource management, on February 9th, 2016 announced a USD 36.5 million Series C round of financing. New investor AGL Energy Ltd., Australia's largest publicly traded energy retailer, joined current investors Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), SBCVC, Siemens Venture Capital and Total Energy Ventures International. Read more...

New announced energy storage power capacity by technology and region, world markets: 2015. Source: Navigant Research

Navigant Research: Lithium-ion batteries are the leading form of energy storage for new projects

2016-02-10

According to a new report from Navigant Research (Boulder, Colorado, U.S.), Li-ion accounted for more than half of newly announced energy storage system (ESS) capacity and more than 85 percent of deployed ESS power capacity in 2015. The new report from Navigant Research examines global energy storage projects, providing a database of 1,119 projects organized by 11 criteria, plus analysis of regional technology choices and market shares. Read more...

PV production using black silicon. NREL's support of PVQAT is funded by the Energy Department's SunShot Initiative

NREL helps establish new PV quality standards for manufacturers

2016-02-10

Working with partners around the world, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have completed five years of work toward helping establish an international quality standard for manufacturing photovoltaic modules. PV manufacturers can use the new standard to increase the level of confidence investors, utilities, and consumers have in solar panel safety and reliability, which in turn should lower the cost of financing for solar projects, NREL notes. Read more...

Solar PV will reduce water use for electricity generation by 99 percent, says Sam Youneszadeh, SunEdison's regional general manager of its Western U.S. solar business

SunEdison announces solar PV PPA with California Water District; 2.2 MW to be installed

2016-02-10

SunEdison, Inc. (Belmont, CA, U.S.) on February 2nd, 2016 announced it has signed a solar power purchase agreement with Stockton East Water District in Northern California. SunEdison plans to install 2.2 megawatts of high-performance solar photovoltaic (PV) panels on the water district's property. By going solar, the district expects to save more than USD 9.5 million on energy costs over the next 20 years and 20 million gallons of water annually. Read more...

Global solar PV pipeline, excluding projects under construction. Source: IHS Solar Deal Tracker

IHS: Global solar PV pipeline surpasses 200 GW

2016-02-09

With the United States in the lead, due in large part to the recent extension in the country’s solar investment tax credit (ITC) late last year, the global solar photovoltaic (PV) pipeline now exceeds 200 gigawatts (GW), according to IHS Technology (Englewood, Colo., US). At a combined capacity of 110 GW, projects in the U.S., China and Brazil make up half of the current PV pipeline. Read more...

SolarEdge PV optimizer. “We founded the company with a vision that every solar panel would have smart electronics,” stated Guy Sella, CEO, Co-Founder, and Chairman of SolarEdge

SolarEdge surpasses 10 million shipped PV power optimizers

2016-02-09

SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. (Herzelya Pituach, Israel), a global provider of PV inverters, power optimizers, and module-level monitoring services, on February 9th, 2016 announced that it has shipped its 10 millionth power optimizer. With systems installed in more than 90 countries, SolarEdge reached its 10 millionth shipped power optimizer in 10 years following its founding and after only 6 years of commercial shipments. Close to 5 million power optimizers were shipped globally, solely in 2015, the company emphasizes. Read more...

Solar PV Plant in India. The bidder interest in the last tender was highly subdued

BRIDGE TO INDIA: SECI is re-opening 50 MW solar PV tender in Maharashtra for bidding

2016-02-09

According to BRIDGE TO INDIA (New Delhi), bids were submitted last month for a 500 MW solar PV tender under the Viability Gap Funding (VGF) scheme to Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI). In this tender, 50 MW were reserved for the Domestic Content Requirement (DCR) category and the remaining 450 MW for the open category. However, the bidder interest in this tender was highly subdued as compared to other recent tenders, BRIDGE TO INDIA notes. The most surprising outcome was that only one participant bid for the 50 MW under DCR category. This 50 MW tender for DCR category will now be re-opened for bidding. Read more...

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