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Rising from less than 3 GW of solar PV capacity in 2005, Europe surpassed 100 GW in the second quarter of 2016

SolarPower Europe celebrates 100 GW of PV capacity installed in Europe


According to new information from IHS Inc. (Englewood, Colorado, U.S.), Europe recently reached an important solar energy milestone, installing 100 gigawatts (GW) of grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) power. To mark this key development, SolarPower Europe, the industry association for solar power in the region, will hold a celebratory event on September 29th, 2016 in Brussels. Read more...

GTM Research expects the global solar PV market to reach 95 annual gigawatts by 2020

GTM Research: Global solar PV market to reach 95 annual gigawatts by 2020


After a record-breaking 2015, GTM Research (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.) expects the global solar photovoltaic (PV) market to grow 21 percent and add 66 gigawatts (GW) of capacity by the end of the 2016. Tempered by policy pullbacks across major PV markets China, Japan and the U.K., PV growth will slow in 2017, but the market will reach 95 annual gigawatts by 2020, according to GTM Research. Read more...

SolarWorld expects 2016 consolidated revenue to rise in line with shipments by more than 20 percent

SolarWorld increases PV shipments in Q1, 2016 by 62 percent


In Q1, 2016, SolarWorld AG (Bonn, Germany) boosted group-wide shipments by 62 percent, compared with previous year's quarter, to 341 megawatts (Q1, 2015: 210 MW), according to preliminary information. Shipments grew strongly in the United States, in Germany even against the market trend and in European export markets. Read more...

The 800 MW tender is the mammoth DEWA Phase III project, as part of the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Solar Park

MESIA, DEWA announce a global record broken in utility-scale solar PV tariffs: USD 0.0299 per kWh of solar power


With the deadline for bid submission for developing 800 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) generation capacity for the Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA), closed on Mai 1st, 2016 a statement from DEWA was released, suggesting that out of 5 bidders, the lowest price, via a local-regional JV consortium, had reached a rock bottom USD 0.0299 per kilowatt hour of solar power, the Middle East Solar Industry Association (MESIA) announced. Read more...

Sterling and Wilson PV plant in India

SkyPower awards Sterling and Wilson EPC contract to build 350 MW of solar PV capacity in India


SkyPower Global (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), a developer and owner of utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) energy projects, and Sterling & Wilson Pvt. Ltd. (Mumbai, Maharashtra, India), one of India's leading solar EPC companies, on April 28th, 2016 announced the signing of agreements for the EPC and operation and maintenance (O&M) of SkyPower's recently awarded 350 MW (AC) solar PV projects to be built in India. Construction of the seven 50 MW PV projects, 150 MW in Madhya Pradesh and 200 MW in Telangana, are to commence in Q3–Q4, 2016. Read more...

Alta Devices holds world records for solar PV conversion efficiency

Alta Devices announces 31.6% dual-junction solar cell efficiency record


According to tests at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Alta Devices’ (Sunnyvale, California, U.S.) new dual-junction solar cell is the world’s most efficient 1-sun cell at 31.6% efficiency. This is the seventh overall solar efficiency record that Alta Devices has set since 2010. Read more...

Mercom’s 2016 global solar PV installation forecast

Mercom expects global solar PV installations to reach approx. 66.7 GW; China to install 18.5 GW in 2016


Mercom Capital Group (Austin, TX, U.S.) forecasts global solar photovoltaic (PV) installations to reach 66.7 GW with China, the United States, Japan and India to make up the top four solar markets in 2016. “Solar installations are forecasted to grow year-over-year globally despite recent headwinds in the sector with solar stocks, yieldcos, bankruptcies and the negative perception surrounding solar public companies,” commented Raj Prabhu, CEO and Co-Founder of Mercom Capital Group. Read more...

Trina Solar’s State Key Laboratory of PV Science and Technology of China has set the new world record

Trina Solar announces new efficiency record of 23.5% for large-area interdigitated back contact silicon solar PV cell


Trina Solar Limited (Changzhou, China) on April 26th, 2016 announced that its State Key Laboratory of PV Science and Technology of China has set a new world record of 23.5% for a high-efficiency silicon solar cell with an Interdigitated Back Contact (IBC) structure on a large-area 156x156 mm2 n-type mono-crystalline silicon (c-Si) wafer. Read more...

Solar Impulse above the Golden Gate Bridge

Solar Impulse completes crossing of the Pacific Ocean with several world records


Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) – the first solar airplane capable of flying day and night without using a drop of fuel – left Hawaii on April 21st, 2016 at 6:15 am local time and landed at the Moffett Airfield on April 23rd, at 11:44 pm local time completing the crossing of the Pacific Ocean with several world records. By attempting the first solar flight around the world, pushing back the boundaries of the possible, and taking on a project deemed impossible by industry experts, Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg want to support concrete actions for sustainability and show that the world can be run on clean technologies. Read more...

SunEdison develops, finances, installs, owns and operates renewable power plants

SunEdison files for chapter 11 bankruptcy


SunEdison, Inc. (Maryland Heights, Missouri, U.S.) on April 21st, 2016 announced that it has commenced a process to restructure its balance sheet and position the Company for the future. To facilitate this restructuring, SunEdison and certain of its domestic and international subsidiaries have filed voluntary petitions for reorganization under chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. Read more...

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