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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...

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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...

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...

Earlier this year, Soitec announced to refocus on its core semiconductor materials business, but also decided to keep all assets related to its SmartCell project in the company’s new strategic scope

Soitec announces new efficiency record of 38.9% for CPV module

2015-06-25

Soitec SA (Bernin, France) on June 24th, 2015 announced a new step in its “SmartCell” project, which leverages Soitec’s leadership in the field of semiconductor materials to develop a four-junction solar photovoltaic (PV) cell. After setting an efficiency world record in December 2014, the four-junction SmartCell has now been successfully integrated in a concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) module, enabling a conversion of 38.9 percent of the solar energy into electrical power. This represents a significant increase compared to the existing world record for CPV modules. Read more...

Large-scale “Broken Hill” solar PV plant in Australia. The new RET will bring no change to household solar, the government notes

Australia: Reduction of large-scale renewable energy target passes the senate

2015-06-25

On June 25th, 2015 the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment Bill 2015 (RET) has been passed by the Australian Parliament. Australia’s large-scale renewable energy target has been reduced from 41.000 GWh to 33.000 GWh in 2020 with interim and post-2020 targets adjusted accordingly, the government announces. The Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme will continue unchanged. Read more...

According to BNEF, some USD 2.2 trillion will be spent by 2040 on rooftop and other local PV systems, handing consumers and businesses the ability to generate their own electricity

BNEF: Further decline in the cost of PV technology will drive a USD 3.7 trillion surge in investment in solar by 2040, both large-scale and small-scale

2015-06-23

On June 23rd, 2015 Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) released its New Energy Outlook 2015 – its annual power forecast and most-read analysis. This year, BNEF highlights a series of bewildering changes set to sweep through the power industry over the next 25 years. According to BNEF, the further decline in the cost of solar photovoltaic (PV) technology will drive a USD 3.7 trillion surge in investment in solar, both large-scale and small-scale between now and 2040. Some USD 2.2 trillion of this will go on rooftop and other local PV systems, handing consumers and businesses the ability to generate their own electricity, to store it using batteries and – in parts of the developing world – to access power for the first time. Read more...

The solar facility will be powered by over 2.36 million First Solar PV modules

First Solar PV modules to power landmark 200 MW project in Dubai, VAE

2015-06-23

First Solar, Inc. (Tempe, Arizona, U.S. – Nasdaq: FSLR) on June 23rd, 2015 announced that it has signed an agreement to supply its high performance photovoltaic (PV) modules to power the 200 megawatt (MW)AC second phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates. Read more...

Mercom expects global PV installation to reach 57.4 GW in 2015

Mercom forecasts global solar PV installations to reach 57.4 GW in 2015

2015-06-22

Mercom Capital Group, LLC (Austin, TX, U.S.) is forecasting global solar photovoltaic (PV) installations to reach 57.4 GW in 2015. “We are revising our forecast upwards since our previous update due to positive news coming out of China along with revised installation goals,” said Raj Prabhu, CEO and Co-Founder of Mercom Capital Group. Read more...

Aerial view of the Desert Sunlight PV plant

NRG Yield to acquire interest in Desert Sunlight, the largest operating PV plant in North America

2015-06-19

NRG Yield, Inc. (Princeton, New Jersey, US) through its subsidiary NRG Yield Operating LLC, has entered into an agreement with GE Energy Financial Services to acquire its 25 percent interest in the Desert Sunlight solar PV plant in Riverside, California for USD 285 million, subject to customary working capital adjustments, plus the assumption of USD 287.4 million of non-recourse project level debt. Read more...

SunPower PV plant

SunPower breaks ground on 102 MW Henrietta PV project in California

2015-06-19

SunPower Corp. (San Jose, California, US) on June 18th, 2015 announced it has started construction on the 102 megawatt (AC) Henrietta solar photovoltaic (PV) project in Kings County, California. The system will generate solar power for Pacific Gas and Electric's customers under a long-term power purchase agreement. SunPower expects the PV plant to be operational by the end of 2016. Read more...

GTM‘s annual and cumulative PV demand outlook (GWdc) 2002–2020E. By 2020, GTM Research forecasts the global solar PV market to hit 135 GW

GTM Research: 55 GW of solar PV will be installed globally in 2015, up 36% over 2014

2015-06-18

With an expected 55 gigawatts (GW) set to be installed, the global solar photovoltaic (PV) market will grow 36 percent in 2015, according to GTM Research’s latest report, Global PV Demand Outlook, 2015–2020: Exploring Risk in Downstream Solar Markets. Read more...

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