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SolarWorld Americas becomes co-petitioner in the Section 201 trade case
25 May 2017 at 7:05pm
SolarWorld Americas the US solar manufacturing subsidiary of bankrupt SolarWorld AG said it had joined bankrupt US solar module producer, Suniva as co-petitioner in the Section 201 trade case under investigation with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC).


Spain to hold a second 3GW renewable energy auction before the summer
25 May 2017 at 1:56pm
Spain will hold this year's second renewable energy auction of up to 3GW before the summer, but the parameters of the tender, which led to wind wiping the floor of the first auction, look to set to remain.


ROUND UP: CleanMax-Hitachi partnership, Community solar in MS, Solar-plus-storage in TX
25 May 2017 at 1:17pm
News in Brief: CleanMax and Hitachi partner for rooftop solar in India for Japanese companies, Tyler Technologies installs a solar-plus-storage system at its Texas headquarters, Germany's Redavia expands into West Africa with solar for the country's Maritime University, more community solar is completed in Massachusetts and Surana wins a bid for 5MW of rooftop solar in Andhra Pradesh.


Solar panel elements ensure efficiency and long-lasting performance [ Sponsored ]
25 May 2017 at 1:13pm
SPONSORED: Advanced materials in solar panel construction help enable electricity and ensure panel longevity.


EXCLUSIVE: China calls on PV industry to reject Suniva ‘blackmail’
25 May 2017 at 12:54pm
The global PV industry must reject the “blackmail” attempt by Suniva creditor SQN, the responsible government department has told PV Tech.


India proposes compensation for renewables curtailment
25 May 2017 at 12:20pm
The Indian Power Ministry has put forward plans to compensate for grid curtailment of existing renewable energy projects, according to credit rating agency India Ratings and Research (Ind Ra).


Swinerton Renewable Energy subsidiary open for business in San Diego
25 May 2017 at 12:20pm
SOLV, an O&M Swinerton Renewable Energy Company, has completed its new Operations and Control Centre (OCC) in San Diego, California.


Boviet Solar embeds SolarEdge inverters in its new 60-cell 280-295W modules
25 May 2017 at 11:59am
US module manufacturer Boviet Solar is partnering with SolarEdge Technologies in releasing a new 60-cell 280-295W solar module embedded with SolarEdge power inverters.


Nevada Assembly passes ‘pricey’ revised solar restoration bill
25 May 2017 at 11:47am
In an overwhelming majority, the Nevada State Assembly passed a bill that aims to restore the state’s rooftop solar industry.


Indian cabinet approves US$366 million in bonds for schemes including solar parks and rooftop PV
25 May 2017 at 10:51am
India’s Union Cabinet has approved plans to raise bonds worth INR23.6 billion (US$366 million) for a large range of renewable energy initiatives.


JinkoSolar completes financial arrangements for 1.17GW PV project in Abu Dhabi
25 May 2017 at 2:15am
PV company JinkoSolar announced Wednesday in a signing ceremony held at the Emirates Palace that the financial agreements for the debt and equity funding for the Sweihan Solar PV Independent Power Project have been signed.


Conquest acquires six-project, 35MW PV portfolio in France
25 May 2017 at 1:45am
Conquest Asset Management announced Wednesday that it has reached a final agreement with Solairedirect, a subsidiary of Engie, to acquire a portfolio of six PV projects in France.


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Large-scale storage systems at ees Europe 2017
16 May 2017 at 9:03pm
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 mo...

SolarWorld Americas Inc. maintains full operations amid Parent’s Insolvency
15 May 2017 at 6:28pm
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.“

Manz AG completes sale of Manz CIGS Technology GmbH for EUR 50 million
10 May 2017 at 10:43am
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.

ee2017: Efficiency, safety and large-scale storage systems
8 May 2017 at 2:21pm
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UNEP-Atlas shows energy potential of Africa
8 May 2017 at 2:14pm
A new Atlas shows the energy potential of Africa and the opportunities for investment to meet Africa’s energy needs.

Beyond levelised cost of electricity from Photovoltaics
14 May 2017 at 1:30pm
A new report by the European Technology and Innovation Platform for Photovoltaics (ETIP PV) identifies what makes Photovoltaics electricity truly competitive.


NREL Scientists and Engineers Recognized for Top Innovations
4 May 2017 at 9:21pm
The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recognized its innovation and partnering successes and honored the scientists and engineers behind them at the lab's annual Innovation and Technology Transfer Awards ceremony.

Finalists announced for the solar industry innovation prize 2017
4 May 2017 at 9:06pm
The Intersolar AWARD is celebrating its 10th anniversary: The award honors pioneering products and solutions in the solar industry for the 10th time running. Once again, attendees submitted impressive innovations in the Photovoltaics and Outstanding Solar Projects categories this year. For the first time, submissions were accepted for the topic ...

New models for more accurate weather and energy forecasts
4 May 2017 at 8:56pm
Storm or calm, dark clouds or blue skies - wind turbines and photovoltaic systems supply more or less energy to the grid depending on weather conditions. A big challenge for transmission grid operators is having to forecast the amount of supplied energy as accurately as possible in order to maintain a stable grid. Fraunhofer IWES in Kassel, toge...

NREL works with small businesses to push innovations
3 May 2017 at 1:00pm
The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will collaborate with 14 companies to address their critical technology challenges under the third round of DOE's Small Business Vouchers (SBV) program.


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