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Solarreserve signs agreement for 150-MW-Solar-Thermal Project

2017-08-18 |

Solarreserve has signed an agreement with the South Australian Government for a 150-Megawatt Solar Thermal Project with Energy Storage near Port Augusta. Read more...


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REC’s Q1 2017 Solar Market Insight Report


REC, a European brand for solar panels, has released its Solar Market Insight report for Q1 2017. The panel manufacturer has started 2017 by launching three new products as well as expanding customer base by 63% and number of deals by 130% year-over-year. REC’s panel shipments in Q1 2017 totaled 300 MW while upgrading manufacturing lines. APAC including Japan accounted for the highest share of REC shipments in Q1 2017: 140 MW, an increase of 175% year-over-year. Read more...

SunPower to Supply 57 Percent of Awarded Projects in France


SunPower, a majority-owned subsidiary of Total SA, announced that, in the first round of France's tender process for rooftop solar projects, the company will supply 64 megawatts of its high efficiency SunPower® E-Series solar panels, or 57 percent of the 361 awarded solar projects. Read more...

E.ONs first energy storage project in North America


E.ON North America has opened a big storage facility at the University of Arizona's Tech Park in southeast Tucson. Read more...

Global Market Outlook 2017-2021: Solar Boom Continues


SolarPower Europe launched the 'Global Market Outlook for Solar Power 2017-2021.' The report confirms that 2016 was another record year for solar, with global annual solar additions growing by 50% with 76.6 GW installed. There is now a total worldwide solar power generation capacity of 306.5 GW. Read more...

Solar modules in India shall be taxed at 5%


Solar modules in India shall be taxed at 5% The consulting company Bridge to India explanined first 18% Goods and Service Tax (GST) shall be put on solar modules. But this could cause major disruption in the industry and affect over 10 GW of projects. Read more...

Large-scale storage systems at ees Europe 2017


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...

SolarWorld Americas Inc. maintains full operations amid Parent’s Insolvency


After the insolvency of the German SolarWorld AG the American daughter SolarWorld Americas Inc. announces:„SolarWorld Americas Inc., based in Hillsboro, Ore., is operating as usual and maintaining full operations as it produces and sells its market-leading solar technology.“ Read more...

Manz AG completes sale of Manz CIGS Technology GmbH for EUR 50 million


Manz AG, a globally active high-tech equipment manufacturer with a comprehensive technology portfolio in its three strategic business units Solar, Electronics, and Energy Storage, has received the purchase price of EUR 50 million for its subsidiary, Manz CIGS Technology GmbH. Read more...

UNEP-Atlas shows energy potential of Africa


A new Atlas shows the energy potential of Africa and the opportunities for investment to meet Africa’s energy needs. Read more...

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