The go-to resource for in-depth news, analysis, blogs and more on the international energy storage industry

PV Tech launches 2020 readership survey
13 Nov 2020 at 12:28pm
Tell us how we’ve done this year, and help guide our content in 2021 and beyond



Dutch network operators strike solar agreement to accelerate grid connections
23 Nov 2020 at 5:14pm
Solar sector agrees to 70% export cap and 20-year minimum grid connection terms in move to speed up grid connection agreements



Iberdrola boosts green hydrogen ambitions with Spanish electrolyser deal
23 Nov 2020 at 3:05pm
Utility collaborates with Norwegian company Nel to deploy large-scale electrolyser projects



Sonnedix and Amundi partner to invest in European solar assets
23 Nov 2020 at 12:28pm
Collaboration between IPP and French asset manager includes initial €50m investment



Yingli restructure plan formally approved by Chinese court
23 Nov 2020 at 12:04pm
Beleaguered solar manufactured achieves ‘critical milestone’ as it sets sights on new manufacturing facilities



Trina Solar seals 1.2 billion wafer supply deal with Zhonghuan Semiconductor
23 Nov 2020 at 9:54am
US$990 million contract adds to raft of recent supply deals signed by Trina Solar as it begins to ramp Vertex series production



#SSFUSA: Sector prepares for energy storage surge, but financing hurdles remain
20 Nov 2020 at 2:08pm
Calls for industry to double down on efforts to overcome energy storage financing issues



#LSSEU: JinkoSolar’s Carlos Magistris discusses solar module reliability and performance [ Sponsored ]
20 Nov 2020 at 11:03am


Sunrun scales up virtual power plant programme with California utility
20 Nov 2020 at 9:08am
Thousands of the installer's Brightbox home storage systems to be aggregated to offer 5MW of grid support



Canadian Solar adding significant manufacturing capacity in 2021 in attempt to keep pace with rivals
19 Nov 2020 at 7:57pm
By the end of next year, Canadian Solar is planning to have an annual module assembly nameplate capacity of 25,700MW.



ITCs and tariffs lead SEIA’s ‘six for 46’ policy wish list
19 Nov 2020 at 5:58pm


Trina Solar officially rebrands its tracker business to boost market presence
19 Nov 2020 at 5:21pm
The TrinaTracker branding will be used as both the new business brand name inside and outside the company.




Newsfeed display by CaRP

An Educated Consumer Chooses Solar Energy

New Jersey Solar Panel Installation Costs 2019
19 Sep 2019 at 4:54pm
by Staff Writer
When you start researching costs, it gets overwhelming very quickly. Costs vary from company to company, and when you start throwing in incentives, rebates, and tax credits, your simple Google search turns into a complex, algebraic equation. Before you know it, you’re knee-deep in solar policy on some government website, calculator in hand, ready to […]The post New Jersey Solar Panel Installation Costs 2019 appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

How to Choose a Solar Installer
8 Sep 2019 at 1:05am
by Staff Writer
So, you have done your research on the benefits of solar energy and decided to install a solar photovoltaic (PV) system to power your property, what now? The next important step is choosing a solar installer to set up the system for you. Picking the right installer is vital since poorly-done work can lead to […]The post How to Choose a Solar Installer appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

Massachusetts Solar Incentives and Solar Rebates 2019
26 Aug 2019 at 6:58pm
by Staff Writer
Do you own a property in Massachusetts and want to get solar panels installed on it, but are worried about huge expenses? If so, you should know that there are several financial incentives available in the state currently, making 2019 the right year for you to go solar. Like most other states today, Massachusetts encourages its […]The post Massachusetts Solar Incentives and Solar Rebates 2019 appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

Solar panel waste: Could leasing be the answer?
4 Aug 2019 at 6:26pm
by Guest Writer
Following the first wave of popularity in solar power technology in the late 1990s and early 2000s, we are now faced with the daunting prospect of disposing of these early solar panels in a way that does not harm the environment. Given that the usable life expectancy of these early solar panels was 25 years, […]The post Solar panel waste: Could leasing be the answer? appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

US Universities Lead Solar Innovation and Academics
30 Jul 2019 at 6:08pm
by Guest Writer
Universities in the United States are leading the way in developing, teaching and utilizing solar technology. Colleges and universities around the world are hubs of progression. It is on the campuses of the country that you can catch a glimpse into the future of businesses and communities. This is especially true when it comes to […]The post US Universities Lead Solar Innovation and Academics appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

Solar Energy and Agriculture: A Match Made in Heaven
29 Jul 2019 at 4:10pm
by Guest Writer
It’s well-known that solar energy is an innovative and accessible sustainable energy option. Solar energy checks all the boxes a consumer looks at when determining his or her options for energy and its popularity is only growing. However, solar energy isn’t just available to the homeowner, or other smaller-scale consumers. Solar energy can be used […]The post Solar Energy and Agriculture: A Match Made in Heaven appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

Are solar shingles worth it 2019
20 Jul 2019 at 5:05pm
by Guest Writer
With the rise in popularity of solar power, people have continuously expressed desire in having more options in terms of solar products. Some of the more popular ones nowadays are solar shingles. Simply put, solar singles — sometimes known as photovoltaic shingles — are essentially just solar panels that are designed to look like and […]The post Are solar shingles worth it 2019 appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

Top 10 Colleges with Solar and Renewable Energy Programs
16 Jul 2019 at 1:15pm
by Staff Writer
Research on utilization of renewable energy including solar, wind, and biofuel has been booming across the United States over the past few years. In 2017 alone, over half a million jobs were created globally in the renewable energy sector. Educational institutions have also been quick to pick up on this need for qualified people to […]The post Top 10 Colleges with Solar and Renewable Energy Programs appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

Must Have Solar Products for Your Home
17 Jun 2019 at 7:12pm
by Staff Writer
Over the past few years, the popularity of solar energy has been increasing all over the world. The Science Magazine estimates that by 2022–2023, an additional PV capacity of 500 GW will be installed globally.  Going solar has become cheaper too. In fact, the average price of solar electrical systems have reduced by half from […]The post Must Have Solar Products for Your Home appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

How Is the US Military Using Solar Power?
23 May 2019 at 1:31pm
by Staff Writer
Climate change poses serious threats to national and global security. The U.S. military recognized the global and national security implications of climate change as far back as 1990 when it produced its first report on the impacts of climate change. Another report followed in 2003. But every year since 2007, the Department of Defense (DoD), […]The post How Is the US Military Using Solar Power? appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.


Newsfeed display by CaRPCovering the world of solar power technology, development and installation.

Dominion Energy Virginia signs 75-MW solar PPA with Savion
23 Nov 2020 at 5:44pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Savion announced Dominion Energy Virginia signed a PPA to receive 75 MW of renewable solar power with the Wythe County Solar Project, located in Wythe County in Southwest Virginia. The power purchase agreement is subject to approval from the Virginia State Corporation Commission as part of a recent Dominion Energy filing. The Wythe County Solar… The post Dominion Energy Virginia signs 75-MW solar PPA with Savion appeared first on Solar Power World.

Broad Reach Power acquires 100-MWh Cascade Energy Storage project from Enel subsidiary
23 Nov 2020 at 4:13pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Broad Reach Power, an independent power producer based in Houston that owns a 5-GW portfolio of utility-scale solar and energy storage power projects, announced it has acquired the 25-MW/100-MWh front-of-the-meter Cascade Energy Storage project located outside of Stockton, California from a subsidiary of Enel. “California’s expansive push towards a carbon-free grid, largely through wind and… The post Broad Reach Power acquires 100-MWh Cascade Energy Storage project from Enel subsidiary appeared first on Solar Power World.

EnergyLink3 and C4V develop cobalt-free lithium battery for use on agricultural solar projects
23 Nov 2020 at 3:44pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Energylink3 has developed a less toxic lithium battery storage system for use in agriculture and environmentally sensitive areas to store energy from farm-based and rural solar arrays. EnergyLink3 batteries will be manufactured in New York at a former IBM campus by C4V and iM3, which has been supported by a $13.25 million investment by Governor… The post EnergyLink3 and C4V develop cobalt-free lithium battery for use on agricultural solar projects appeared first on Solar Power World.

Renewable energy sources ‘dominated’ new U.S. generating capacity this year
23 Nov 2020 at 3:09pm
by Billy Ludt
Renewable energy sources (solar, wind, hydropower) have dominated new U.S. electrical generating capacity in the first nine months of 2020, according to a review by the SUN DAY Campaign of data released by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Combined, they accounted for nearly two-thirds or about 64.1% of the 16,886 MW of new utility-scale… The post Renewable energy sources ‘dominated’ new U.S. generating capacity this year appeared first on Solar Power World.

Kent State University in Ohio begins adding solar projects to all six regional campuses
23 Nov 2020 at 3:06pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Ohio’s Kent State University is in the process of adding solar projects to all six of its regional campuses by spring 2021. Melink Solar is installing panels at the Geauga Campus in Burton, Ohio, while TEN-NINE Energy is the developing the project. The ground-mounted solar photovoltaic panels will provide 322 kW of solar energy every… The post Kent State University in Ohio begins adding solar projects to all six regional campuses appeared first on Solar Power World.

Maxout Renewables starting prototype testing of grid stand-in device
20 Nov 2020 at 8:07pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Maxout Renewables is addressing the challenging issue of solar power backup with a new system called the Evergrid. “The problem with residential solar energy right now is that very few rooftop installations can produce power when the grid goes down,” said Dr. Eric Cummings, president of Maxout Renewables. “Battery backup systems can do the job… The post Maxout Renewables starting prototype testing of grid stand-in device appeared first on Solar Power World.

IMO FireRaptor now UL-listed for rapid shutdown with SMA inverters
20 Nov 2020 at 6:01pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
IMO announced that it has independently achieved UL PVRSS listing for its FireRaptor Rapid Shutdown Device with the SMA Sunny Boy range of solar inverters from 3 kW to 7.7 kW and also the SMA TRIPOWER range of solar inverters from 33 kW to 62 kW under UL1741 guidelines. The FireRaptor also meets UL’s new AFCI… The post IMO FireRaptor now UL-listed for rapid shutdown with SMA inverters appeared first on Solar Power World.

Country’s largest sloped solar array powers on at former Pittsburgh steel mill
20 Nov 2020 at 3:43pm
by Billy Ludt
One of the largest rooftop solar arrays in the country has gone live at RIDC’s Mill 19 at Hazelwood Green in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The 110,000 sq ft of high-powered solar panels cover the entire rooftop area and will produce over two million kWh per year, enough to power the entire existing facility, according to Donald… The post Country’s largest sloped solar array powers on at former Pittsburgh steel mill appeared first on Solar Power World.

Capital Dynamics subsidiary acquires 316-MW solar project portfolio
20 Nov 2020 at 2:43pm
by Billy Ludt
Capital Dynamics’ Clean Energy Infrastructure (CEI) business has completed the purchase of three solar PV projects from LS Power. Simultaneously CEI completed the placement of over $400 million in long-term, fixed-rate notes with top-tier institutional investors. The portfolio comprises 316 MWdc of operating solar resources located in California, Arizona and Delaware. Each project utilizes commercially… The post Capital Dynamics subsidiary acquires 316-MW solar project portfolio appeared first on Solar Power World.

Industry vets form solar site investment fund SolaREIT
19 Nov 2020 at 7:28pm
by Billy Ludt
SolaREIT, a solar real estate investment fund, is officially launching after securing its first round of capital. The company represents a model in financing solar land that provides more options to compensate landowners for utilizing their land to host solar farms. Following the successful first round of funding, the company is actively looking to partner… The post Industry vets form solar site investment fund SolaREIT appeared first on Solar Power World.

Vanadium flow battery to be installed at Native American-run fire station in Southern California
19 Nov 2020 at 6:02pm
by Kelly Pickerel
GRID Alternatives will soon install a vanadium flow battery (VFB) supplied by Invinity Energy Systems at a fire station run by the Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians in Southern California. The 500-kWh battery is part of a $1.7 million project including 500 kW of on-site solar that will ensure uninterrupted power and significantly improve energy… The post Vanadium flow battery to be installed at Native American-run fire station in Southern California appeared first on Solar Power World.

Bifacial solar panels lose their Section 201 tariff exemption
19 Nov 2020 at 5:22pm
by Kelly Pickerel
The back and forth finally seems to be over. The United States Court of International Trade released its decision today on whether bifacial solar modules should be included again under the Section 201 tariff on imported solar panels. Judge Gary S. Katzmann decided to revoke bifacial modules’ exemption from the tariffs, and put them back… The post Bifacial solar panels lose their Section 201 tariff exemption appeared first on Solar Power World.


Newsfeed display by CaRP