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The German Solar Industry Association (BSW-Solar) expects that interest in PV storage systems will continue to grow

German Solar Industry Association, Intersolar Europe price monitor: Significant cost drop for solar PV storage systems


Prices for solar power storage systems have fallen by around a quarter in recent months. At the same time, the demand for solar batteries has increased significantly. As a result of the sharp decline in prices, the German Solar Industry Association (BSW-Solar) expects that interest in battery systems will continue to grow. According to Association estimates, more than 15,000 households in Germany already cover significant amounts of their electricity consumption from their own solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, even during evening hours; this gives them greater independence from rising electricity prices. Read more...

The solar thermal-gas plant generates 10% of the electricity consumed in Morocco

ADB awards Abengoa's hybrid solar thermal-gas plant in Morocco for its contribution to sustainable development in Africa


Abengoa (Madrid, Spain), has been awarded the third prize for excellence awarded by the African Development Bank for the combined cycle power plant of Ain Beni Mathar. The objective of this award is to recognize excellence in projects that contribute to sustainable development in Africa. With 160 hectares and located 81 km south of Oujda (Morocco) and about 30 km from the Algerian border, Ain Beni Mathar was opened on May 12th, 2010 as the first solar thermal plant in Africa, and the first to start commercial operation with Integrated Solar Combine Cycle (ISCC) technology in the world. Read more...

Sunverge’s hardware and software platform allows customers to bundle solar, energy storage, and other distributed resources and manage them as a fleet

SunPower, Sunverge to offer solar PV and battery storage systems in the U.S. and Australia


SunPower Corp. (San Jose, Calif., US) and Sunverge Energy Inc. (San Francisco, Calif., US) on December 17th, 2014 announced an exclusive agreement that offers SunPower's fully integrated SunPower solar Photovoltaic (PV) power systems and Sunverge's advanced Solar Integration System (SIS) energy storage solutions to residential customers and utilities in the U.S. The two companies are providing a similar offering to Australian customers. SunPower and Sunverge expect to make combined solar power and storage solutions broadly commercially available in early 2015. Read more...

ET Solutions has already commissioned a 7.8 MWp PV plant in Mishmar Hanegev, Israel, for EDF Energies Nouvelles

ET Solar to build a 40 MWp PV plant in Israel


ET Solar Energy Corp. (Nanjing, China) on December 16th, 2014 announces that its wholly-owned subsidiary ET Solutions AG has been chosen to provide turnkey EPC service to a 40 MWp solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant in Israel along with local partners G-Systems and Elmor. The PV project is jointly owned by Arava Power, a developer of large scale solar installations in Israel, and EDF Energies Nouvelles Israel. Read more...

At 0.60, the current PV equipment book-to-bill ratio is below parity. Source: SEMI and VDMA, December 2014

SEMI Q3, 2014 PV equipment statistics: Billings and bookings significantly increased Y/Y


SEMI (San Jose, California, U.S.) on December 16th, 2014 reported the world-wide solar photovoltaic (PV) manufacturing equipment billings and bookings for Q3, 2014. Worldwide billings decreased to USD 264 million in Q3, 2014, a decrease of 17 percent from the prior quarter but 36 percent above the same quarter a year ago. Worldwide bookings for Q3, 2014 declined to USD 157 million, 33 percent below Q2, 2014 but 71 percent higher than Q3, 2013. Read more...

20 MW United PV Project in Qianhai, Shenzhen, China

United PV inks agreements on rooftop PV projects totaling 300 MW with China Merchants Logistics


United Photovoltaics Group Limited (United PV, Hong Kong), a leading solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant investor and operator in China, on December 17th, 2014 announced that the Company's subsidiary, China Merchants Zhangzhou Development Zone Trendar Solar Tech Limited (Trendar Solar), entered into a solar PV power plant projects development and construction cooperation agreement with China Merchants Logistics Holdings Co., Ltd. (CML). Pursuant to the agreement, during the three years from 2015 to 2017, United PV and CML will jointly develop self-sustaining solar power plant projects with an annual installation target of 100 MW. Read more...

S.A.G. Solarstrom AG HQ, Freiburg, Germany

S.A.G. Solarstrom AG’s Supervisory Board to be reduced under the continuing liquidation process


S.A.G. Solarstrom AG (Freiburg, Germany), under insolvency proceedings, will reduce the Supervisory Board as part of the scheduled liquidation of the company. Dr. Peter W. Heller, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, and Dr. Markus Haggeney, member of the Supervisory Board, will therefore resign their positions in agreement with the insolvency administrator Dr. Jörg Nerlich on December 31st, 2014. Read more...

The U.S. DOC announced anti-dumping duty rates of 52.13 percent on most imports of solar PV panels made in China, and anti-dumping rates of 19.50 percent on most imports of solar cells made in Taiwan

U.S. Department of Commerce issues final duties against solar PV products from China and Taiwan


On December 16th, 2014, the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) announced its affirmative final determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of imports of certain crystalline silicon solar photovoltaic (PV) products from the People’s Republic of China (China) and Taiwan. DOC announced anti-dumping duty rates of 52.13 percent and anti-subsidy rates of 38.72 percent on most imports of solar PV panels made in China, and anti-dumping rates of 19.50 percent on most imports of solar cells made in Taiwan, regardless of where they are assembled into PV panels. Read more...

SolarWorld Americas HQ in Hillsboro, Oregon

SolarWorld commends solar trade cases against China, Taiwan


SolarWorld Americas (Hillsboro, Oregon, US) commended the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) for issuing final duties on a comprehensive scope of solar photovoltaic (PV) imports, announced on December 16th, 2014, in the company’s second set of trade cases over 3½ years. SolarWorld said that DOC, by comprehensively addressing the allegedly unfair trade practices of China and Taiwan, has paved the way for expansion of solar manufacturing in the strong and growing U.S. market. Read more...

SEIA president and CEO Rhone Resch: “It’s time to end this costly dispute, and we’ll continue to do our part to help find a win-win solution”

SEIA: U.S.-China trade ruling poses threat to solar industry's growth


Rhone Resch, president and CEO of the U.S. Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), released a statement on December 16th, 2014 in response to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s final determinations against crystalline silicon solar photovoltaic (PV) products from China and Taiwan: “Unfortunately, today’s ill-advised and unprecedented decision will harm many and benefit few”, Resch said. Read more...

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