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Large-scale storage systems at ees Europe 2017

2017-05-16 |

With their capacity to uncouple the generation of clean power from consumption and ease the burden on grids, large-scale storage systems will play a central role in the energy supply of the future. This is because they allow flexible coordination of energy supply and demand. From May 31–June 2, 2017 in Munich, ees Europe, Europe’s largest and most visited exhibition for batteries and energy storage systems, offers an overview of the versatile applications for large-scale storage systems. Read more...

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Canadian Solar reference PV plant in California

Canadian Solar secures 92 MW PV project financing from Prudential Capital Group and U.S. Bank


Canadian Solar Inc. (Guelph, Ontario) on April 25th, 2017 announced that it has secured financing for its 92 MW IS-42 solar photovoltaic (PV) project near Fayetteville, North Carolina. The financing is in the form of a debt facility with Prudential Capital Group and a tax equity investment commitment from U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation (USBCDC). Read more...

As a “real-life laboratory” and simulation platform, Energy Lab 2.0 tests new approaches to integrating diverse technologies into the energy system

Smart integration of renewables: Energy Lab 2.0 demonstrates how a successful global energy transition is possible at Intersolar Europe


Renewable energies are taking the world by storm. As a result, decentralized energy generation and above all the smart integration and management of renewable sources of energy are becoming increasingly important. Intersolar Europe is taking up this topic at the Smart Renewable Energy special exhibit and collaborating with three Helmholtz Association centers to demonstrate what the energy supply of the future could look like. Read more...

“DUOMAX  solar PV Module by Trina Solar

Trina Solar announces 20 MW bifacial PV module order


Trina Solar Limited (Changzhou, China) on April 25th, 2017 announced a 20 MW PV module supply contract for its newly launched product DUOMAX twin, a bifacial module built with PERC and dual glass technology. Read more...

Amtech PECVD system

PV production equipment: Amtech announces follow-on order for bi-facial N-type technology turnkey line


Amtech Systems, Inc. (Tempe, AZ, US), a global supplier of production equipment and related supplies for the solar, semiconductor, and LED markets, on April 25th, 2017 announced its solar subsidiary, Tempress Systems, received a follow-on order for the second phase of a multi phase 1 GW project, in addition to the order for the first phase announced in January 2017. Read more...

According to the report, the total installed solar PV capacity in the IEA PVPS countries and key markets has risen to at least 303 GW

IEA PVPS: At least 303 GW of solar PV are now installed world-wide


The International Energy Agency's Photovoltaic Power System Programme (IEA PVPS, Paris, France) published its new Snapshot report on Tuesday, April 18th, 2017. This serves as a preliminary assessment prior to the PVPS Trends Report that will be published in Q3 2017. This report provides estimated data about photovoltaic (PV) capacity in the countries reporting to the IEA PVPS Programme and additional key markets. At least 303 GW of PV are now installed worldwide, while in 2016, 75 GW of PV were installed globally. Read more...

Battery Storage, Smart Grid and Efficiency Top VC Funded Companies in Q1 2017

Mercom Capital Group: Battery storage VC funding decreased in Q1, 2017


Mercom Capital Group, llc (Austin, TX, U.S.) on April 24th, 2017 released its report on funding and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity for the Battery Storage, Smart Grid, and Energy Efficiency sectors for the first quarter of 2017. VC funding for Battery Storage companies came to USD 58 million in eight deals this quarter compared to USD 156 million in nine deals in Q4, 2016. YoY funding in Q1 2016 was lower with USD 54 million raised in 10 deals. Read more...

The 250 kW/24 hours ESS can be configured from 250 kW to 1 MW

Sungrow unveils turnkey energy storage system for the North America market


Solar PV inverter manufacturer Sungrow Power Supply Co., Ltd. (Hefei, China) unveiled a new turnkey energy storage system solution at the Energy Storage Association's 27th Annual Conference and Expo in Denver, Colorado. The 250 kW/24 hours turnkey solution, released during the annual ESA show, is specifically designed for C&I projects in North America, consisting of storage inverters, batteries, and BMS & EMS software. Read more...

The 50 MW SolaireHolman PV plant is capable of providing up to 10.5% of the City of Houston’s electricity needs with solar power

ENGIE supplies solar power to the City of Houston through a new 50 MW PV plant


The City of Houston and ENGIE (Paris, France) on April 21st, 2017 announced that ENGIE’s 50 MW SolaireHolman photovoltaic (PV) plant is now on line, operational, and capable of providing up to 10.5% of the City’s electricity needs with clean, affordable solar power for the next 20 years under a power purchase agreement. Read more...

SunCulture (Kenya) designs, manufactures, finances and distributes solar-powered irrigation solutions that make smallholder farmers profitable by increasing yields and decreasing costs

10 companies chosen as 2017 New Energy Pioneers at tenth annual Bloomberg New Energy Finance Summit in New York City


Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) on April 24th, 2017 will announce its selection of the 2017 New Energy Pioneers – game-changing innovators that are revolutionizing the energy sector. The diverse group (listed in full below) is active in many different parts of the energy system, responding to market gaps and new opportunities in areas such as data, storage, digitalization, heating, advanced transport and energy access. Read more...

SunPower Oasis PV plant in India

SunPower to supply equipment solutions to global solar PV plant market through new business unit


SunPower Corp. (San Joise, CA, U.S) on April 24th, 2017 announced that it now offers the fully-integrated “Oasis” solar power plant platform directly to solar PV plant developers and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) providers through a newly formed SunPower Solutions business unit. Read more...

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