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Developed with industry, utilities, and environmental groups, the new standards will save more energy than any other standard issued by the Department to date

U.S. Energy Department announces largest energy efficiency standard in history; Businesses will save USD 167 billion


The U.S. Department of Energy announced historic new efficiency standards for commercial air conditioners and furnaces. Developed with industry, utilities, and environmental groups, these standards will save more energy than any other standard issued by the Department to date. Over the lifetime of the products, businesses will save USD 167 billion on their utility bills and carbon pollution will be reduced by 885 million metric tons. Read more...

In a few short years, Enphase has supplanted traditional inverter technology to become the top solar technology in homes across the globe, according to said Frost & Sullivan

Enphase Energy extends credit facility with Wells Fargo


Enphase Energy Inc. (Petaluma, CA, U.S.) on December 22nd, 2015 announced it has signed an extended asset-based credit facility with Wells Fargo Capital Finance. This new credit facility replaces a USD 50 million facility with Wells Fargo Capital Finance, extending the commitment period through November 7, 2019 to provide borrowing capacity and financial flexibility to support Enphase’s growth objectives. Read more...

TerniEnergia’s PV plant

TerniEnergia to deploy satellite connectivity across solar PV plants in South Africa


TerniEnergia SpA (Narni, Italy) has signed a multi-year contract with Avanti Communications, a provider of satellite data communications services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. TerniEnergia will use Avanti’s Ka-band satellite technology to provide high-speed broadband connectivity to its utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) plants located in Paleisheuwel and Tom Burke in South Africa, which are under construction for a primary Italian utility. Read more...

In total, 36 ABB PV inverters are used in the PV project which is bringing solar power to 18,000 households in Israel

ABB provides central inverters for pioneering solar PV project in Israel


ABB (Zurich, Switzerland), is playing an important role in one of Israel’s largest and most prestigious solar photovoltaic (PV) projects. The 55 MW plant in western Negev was planned and funded by Enlight Renewable Energy. In total, 36 ABB ULTRA-1400 PV inverters were used in this project which is bringing solar power to 18,000 households in Israel. Read more...

The new BiSoN solar cell is now equipped with 4 bus-bars.

MegaCell announces 21% efficiency bi-facial front side solar cell, provided with 4 bus-bars


Nine months after MegaCell Srl. (Padova, Italy), started the BiSoN bi-facial N-type monocrystalline solar cells production, the reached efficiency is today over 21% on the front side of the cell, with a bifaciality factor of 90%, the company announces. This achievement is beyond expectations considered that only a few months ago the efficiency was around 20%. According to the producer, considering a 20% back side contribution, the BiSoN bifacial cell has an overall efficiency of 25%. Read more...

Trina Solar’s State Key Laboratory of PV Science and Technology of China reached a total-area solar cell efficiency of 22.13%

Trina Solar announces new efficiency record of 22.13% for mono-crystalline silicon solar cell


Trina Solar Limited (Changzhou, China) on December 16th, 2015 announced that its State Key Laboratory of PV Science and Technology of China has set a new record for industrial high-efficiency p-type mono-crystalline silicon (c-Si) solar photovoltaic (PV) cells. Read more...

The new investor and majority shareholder Solarpark Blautal will retain the Blaubeuren location

Solarpark Blautal GmbH is potential new investor and majority shareholder of centrotherm photovoltaics AG


Sol Futura Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH (Ulm, Germany) has concluded an agreement concerning the disposal of its entire 80% interest in centrotherm photovoltaics AG (Blaubeuren, Germany). Solarpark Blautal GmbH (Blaubeuren, Germany) is the acquirer of the interest. This company's shareholders comprise centrotherm co-founder Robert M. Hartung as well as an international strategic investor. Read more...

Edward D. Breen, Andrew N. Liveris

Material science leaders DuPont and Dow Chemical announce merger of equals


DuPont (Wilmington, DE, U.S.) and The Dow Chemical Company (Midland, MI, U.S.) on December 14th, 2015 announced that their boards of directors unanimously approved a definitive agreement under which the companies will combine in an all-stock merger of equals. The combined company will be named DowDuPont. The parties intend to subsequently pursue a separation of DowDuPont into three independent, publicly traded companies through tax-free spin-offs. Read more...

With the inverters Zeverlution 3680, 4000 and 5000 Zeversolar broadens its portfolio with more powerful inverters for bigger residential PV installations.

Zeversolar extends its string inverter series for residential PV installations


PV inverter manufacturer Zeversolar (Suzhou, China) has extended its Zeverlution string inverter series with three new products. With nominal powers of 3.68, 4 and 5 kilowatts, the PV inverters are the perfect choice for residential installations, the company emphasizes. They will be available in the UK, Thailand, Taiwan and China in January 2016. Further countries of distribution will follow in future. Read more...

Lithium-ion battery manufacturing system (stacker) by Manz: Manz emphasizes that it is the only non-Asian company that is very well positioned in the energy storage growth market

Manz AG: Managing Board decides on capacity adjustments, reduction of 174 employees


As a result of the current development of business, the Managing Board and Supervisory Board of Manz AG (Reutlingen, Germany), one of the world’s leading high-tech equipment manufacturers with an extensive technology portfolio covering the three strategic business segments of “Electronics,” “Solar” (photovoltaics) and “Energy Storage,” have agreed upon an adjustment to the capacities at the German and international sites. This step was necessary due to the significant impacts of order postponements and cancellations on revenues and earnings for the high-tech equipment manufacturer in the current fiscal year 2015, the company reports in an ad-hoc announcement. Read more...

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