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Amtech bags follow-on order for next generation solar ALD systems for PERC line
15 Dec 2017 at 12:53pm
A subsidiary of PV equipment supplier Amtech Systems has received a follow-on order for three next generation solar Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) systems.



Solar ‘fundamentals’ behind BP’s decision to reinvest
15 Dec 2017 at 12:18pm
BP has said the promising “fundamentals” behind the current global solar market triggered it to re-enter and the petrol giant now has ambitious plans for worldwide growth.



BP re-enters PV market with acquisition of minority stake in UK’s Lightsource
15 Dec 2017 at 12:15pm
BP is to acquire a 43% stake in prolific UK-based solar developer Lightsource in what stands to be a significant new solar partnership.



Fortum connects 100MW solar project at Pavagada, Karnataka
15 Dec 2017 at 11:33am
Fortum connected a 100MW solar plant to the grid at the Pavagada solar park in the Tumkur District of Karnataka, India.



JinkoSolar poised to hit 10GW annual shipment target, but what next?
15 Dec 2017 at 11:23am
When JinkoSolar released its third quarter results last week – and guided full year 2017 module shipment figures – the company remained on track to overachieve on final quarter shipments, thereby becoming the first ever PV supplier to ship more than 10 GW of modules in a calendar year. Finlay Colville explores how Jinko has managed to double its market share in the space of four years and where the company might be headed to next.



The Hungry Dragon: Explaining China’s 50GW+ PV market in 2017
15 Dec 2017 at 4:34am
At the beginning of 2017, the big question regarding solar in China was whether they could repeat the stunning ~35GW performance of 2016. Yet, over the course of the year, the question transformed, quite surreally, to whether China would hit the 50GW mark in 2017, writes Apricum's Meishi Tan.



Wärtsilä signs EPC contract for 52MW PV project in Jordan
15 Dec 2017 at 1:27am
Wärtsila has signed off on an EPC contract that will see the company provide services for a 52MW PV project in Jordan. The installation is owned by AM Solar BV/Jordan — a joint venture between AES Jordan and Mitsui & Co.



Aquila Capital acquires 170MW PV pipeline in Portugal
15 Dec 2017 at 1:16am
German investment company Aquila Capital has acquired four PV projects in central and southern Portugal that will boast a combined generation capacity of 170MW.



Akuo Energy signs letter of intent to develop 50MW PV project in Indonesia
15 Dec 2017 at 1:03am
French renewable energy power producer Akuo Energy and Indonesian utility PLN have signed off on a letter of intent to establish a PPA for a 50MW PV project in Bali, Indonesia.



Solar and wind power development have lowest climate impact
14 Dec 2017 at 12:44pm
A comprehensive new study conducted by an international team of scientists and published in the journal Nature Energy sheds light on the various low-carbon technologies and how they differ when it comes to indirect greenhouse gas emissions in their life cycle.



GoodWe trims 30% off weight and volume of new string inverter
14 Dec 2017 at 12:39pm
GoodWe is now taking orders for a brand new member of its SDT Series string inverters, GW15KN-DT, which has reduced its weight and volume by 30%.



Wirsol to develop two PPA-backed, subsidy-free solar parks in Q1 2018
14 Dec 2017 at 11:50am
Solar EPC Wirsol Energy has acquired development rights for two UK-based, subsidy-free solar farms that it intends to develop in Q1 2018.




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Fronius is the leader in Brazil
15 Dec 2017 at 12:36pm
With more than 50 percent market share, Fronius is the market leader in solar technology in Brazil. Among other things, this success is due to Fronius' varied product spectrum.

WFW and Solivan advise on 55 MW solar portfolio project financing in Poland
15 Dec 2017 at 11:13am
International law firm Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) and its Polish partner firm Solivan Pontes have advised Sequoia Investment Management (Sequoia) on the project financing of a 55 MW solar portfolio located in Poland.

Wacker Receives SolarPACES Innovation Award for New Heat-Transfer Fluid
14 Dec 2017 at 12:14pm
The Munich based chemical company Wacker and Royal Tech CSP Limited, a Chinese specialist for the development and promotion of highly efficient solar thermal systems based on concentrated solar power technologies, have received the Technology Innovation Award from the SolarPACES technology network.

Wärtsilä builds 52 MWp solar PV power plant in Jordan
14 Dec 2017 at 11:07am
The technology group Wärtsilä today announced it has signed an EPC contract to supply a 52 MWp solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant to AM Solar BV/ Jordan, a joint venture between energy provider AES Jordan and Japanese conglomerate Mitsui & Co., Ltd. The order was booked in November 2017.

Large-scale battery storage system in field trial
13 Dec 2017 at 3:31pm
Ensuring the continuous stability of the electricity grid is posing increasing technical challenges for the grid operators. One possibility is to use large-scale battery storage systems to compensate for temporary fluctuations between the supply and demand.

Phoenix Solar AG is forced to file for insolvency
11 Dec 2017 at 1:11pm
Reimbursement claims exceed financial capabilities

Transformation to wind and solar could be achieved with low indirect greenhouse gas emissionsDifferent
11 Dec 2017 at 12:40pm
Different low carbon technologies from wind or solar energy to fossil carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) differ greatly when it comes to indirect greenhouse gas emissions in their life cycle.

Campus in San Salvador goes green with solar energy
8 Dec 2017 at 3:00pm
Kaco new energy announced today it supplied 784 kilowatts of inverter power for the Universidad Francisco Gavidia, a University in San Salvador, El Salvador.

Optimising Europe's solar plants: Definitive guidance to support further solar growth
8 Dec 2017 at 11:11am
SolarPower Europe has launched its 2.0 Operation & Maintenance (O&M) Best Practices Guidelines at the O&M and Asset Management Conference.

Alpine shelter equipped with energy storage system
7 Dec 2017 at 3:10pm
Qinous, the Berlin-based manufacturer of turnkey energy storage systems, together with Solare Energie and Bridge Executive Consulting, has equipped the Hochleckenhaus in the Höllengebirge with an energy storage system, a PV plant, and an associated off-grid and energy management system for the Austrian Alpine Association. The hut can now boast of having the most advanced off-grid network in the Alpine region.


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