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Artist’s rendering of the solar and battery storage plant in South Australia’s mining heartland, known as the Kingfisher Project

World's biggest solar PV and energy storage project to be built in South Australia

2017-03-30

A USD 1 billion solar and battery storage project - the largest on the planet - will open in South Australia later this year, the Lyon Group of companies (Sydney) announced. Lyon Partner David Green said construction on Riverland Solar Storage, north-east of Adelaide, would begin in June. Read more...

SMA’s main earnings driver was still the segment for large-scale PV power plants

SMA Solar Technology AG achieves an 8.2 GW PV inverter sales record, more profit and higher cash flow in 2016

2017-03-30

SMA Solar Technology AG (Niestetal, Germany) continued on its path to more profit and higher cash flow in 2016 and achieved a sales record by selling PV inverter output of 8.2 GW (2015: 7.3 GW). SMA Group sales were nearly at the previous year’s level at EUR 946.7 million (2015: EUR 981.8 million). Read more...

U.S. solar capacity additions and solar jobs 2010 -2017E

New research highlights solar jobs expansion in local U.S. communities; Boom adds tens of billions of dollars to the U.S. economy annually

2017-03-28

The Solar Foundation (Washington, DC, U.S.) on March 289th, 2017 released data on the number of solar jobs in every U.S. state, metropolitan area, county, and congressional district, revealing the impact of the nation’s historic solar jobs boom down to the local level. This data can be found on an interactive Solar Jobs Map available at SolarStates.org. Read more...

The ISE researchers’ newest result boasts an efficiency of 31.3 percent for a fully integrated silicon-based multi-junction solar cell

31.3 % efficiency: Fraunhofer ISE tops its own record for a new type of solar PV cell in only a couple of months

2017-03-27

In November 2016, Fraunhofer ISE (Freiburg, Germany) reached a record efficiency for a triple-junction solar cell made of III-V and silicon material. Now, in the short amount of time, the researchers in Freiburg have surpassed their own record. Their newest result boasts an efficiency of 31.3 percent for a fully integrated silicon-based multi-junction solar cell. Read more...

Global photovoltaic system market to grow with a CAGR of 18.7% by 2022

2017-03-23

Research and Markets has published a new report which anticipates the global photovoltaic system market to grow with a CAGR of 18.7% during 2016-2022. According to “Global Photovoltaic System Market Insights, Opportunity Analysis, Market Shares and Forecast, 2017 – 2023”, the key drivers of the market are the rapidly increasing electricity consumption globally, an increasing adoption and usage in various sectors, supportive government initiatives and environmental policies. Read more...

Hanwha Q CELLS reference solar PV plant

Kalyon Enerji and Hanwha Q CELLS awarded 1 GW solar PV project in Turkey

2017-03-21

A joint venture formed by Kalyon Enerji (Istanbul, Turkey) and Hanwha Q CELLS (Seoul, South Korea) on March 20th,2017 won the tender to build a 1.000 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) plant in the Karapınar region in Turkey with the bid of USD 0.07 cent per kWh of solar power, the International Solar Energy Society’s Turkey Division (GUNDER) reports. Read more...

U.S. PV Installations, 2010-2022E (MWdc). Source: GTM Research / SEIA U.S. Solar Market Insight report

U.S. solar market insight: Total market poised to triple in next five years

2017-03-10

Over the next five years, the cumulative U.S. solar market is expected to nearly triple in size, even as a slight dip is expected in 2017. GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) announced these historic figures on March 9th, 2017 in the U.S. Solar Market Insight 2016 Year-in-Review report. Read more...

Professor Christian Breyer: “The picture that emerges from that study is that the fossil fuel industry can transform its business to meet the COP21 target of a net zero emission energy system

New study: Iran and Middle East could adopt 100 % renewable electricity systems

2017-03-09

According to a new study, Iran can transition to a fully renewable electricity system and financially benefit from it by 2030. Researchers at Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) show that major oil-producing countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region could turn their abundant renewable energy resources into lucrative business opportunities in less than two decades. Read more...

1366 TECHNOLOGIES announces a new performance record for its Direct Wafer solar PV technology

1366 Technologies reports 19.9% efficiency using Direct Wafer and Hanwha Q CELLS solar PV cell technologies

2017-03-09

Access Power (Dubai, UAE), a developer, owner and operator of power projects in emerging markets, and a Power Africa partner, on March 8th, 2017 announced the launch of ACF 2017, the third edition of the funding and support platform for renewable energy projects in Africa. The official opening of the submissions process was announced at the Power Africa Annual Partners Meeting in Washington, D.C. Read more...

Wiki-Solar does not expect the cumulative total to break 100 GW until 2017

Another record year for utility-scale solar takes cumulative capacity close to 100 GW

2017-03-03

A new annual record for new utility-scale installations – almost 35 gigawatts – was set in 2016 according to figures released on March 2nd, 2017 by Wiki-Solar.org. This took cumulative installations close to the 100 GW milestone. Read more...

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