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2014 US solar deployment won’t be affected by new trade duties, says EnergyTrend

Jul 24, 2014

The imposition of new trade duties on Chinese modules with components from outside the mainland will not impact US solar deployment in 2014, according to EnergyTrend.

Draft budget casts shadow over future of large-scale UK solar

Jul 24, 2014

Solar and onshore wind will compete for a share of US$85 million a year under the new contracts for difference (CfDs) scheme, according to a document published by the UK Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC).

SunEdison yield co nets extra cash from IPO

Jul 24, 2014

The initial public offering (IPO) of SunEdison’s TerraForm Power yield co has exceeded expectations, according to the company.

Enel takes full control of 3Sun thin-film venture

Jul 24, 2014

Italy’s Enel Green Power has confirmed it is to take full ownership of the 3Sun thin-film joint venture it originally created with Sharp and STMicroelectronics.

REC Solar seeking sales growth from US market

Jul 24, 2014

Tier-one PV module manufacturer, REC Solar ASA has said that the US market will become increasingly important to its module sales in 2015 and beyond.

Google begins US$1m quest for laptop-sized inverter

Jul 24, 2014

Internet giant and increasingly active clean-tech player, Google, is offering a US$1 million prize for a proposal to shrink the “humble” solar inverter to the size of a laptop.

Ellomay Capital purchases three PV facilities in Spain

Jul 24, 2014

Renewable energy infrastructure operator Ellomay Capital Ltd., has reached a deal to acquire three PV plants worth a total capacity of 5.6MW.

PSEG Solar Source acquires Vermont PV farm from juwi Solar

Jul 24, 2014

Energy company PSEG Solar Source has obtained a 3.6MW solar farm located in Burlington, Vermont, from juwi solar (JSI).

German EEG reforms and UK solar auctions win EU approval

Jul 23, 2014

Changes to Germany’s EEG energy policies and the introduction of new renewable energy auctions in the UK have won state aid approval from the EU.

PowerSecure bags US$140 million in DG solar projects

Jul 23, 2014

US-based utility and energy services provider, PowerSecure International has won approximately US$140 million of new distributed generation (DG) business.

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Frost & Sullivan: Global solar market to double by 2020 to USD 137 billion

Jul 24, 2014

Increased focus on curbing the emissions of greenhouse gases and other pollutants is fuelling the global solar power market. Coupled with favourable legislation and the need to enhance energy self-sufficiency and security, these factors will help the solar power market to grow rapidly. While sale volumes are primarily concentrated in Asia-Pacific, there is a definite upward growth trend across other markets too, according to new analysis from Frost & Sullivan (Mountain View, California, U.S.).

German SolarWorld subsidiaries merge; PV production chain will be centralized

Jul 24, 2014

From July 22nd, 2014 onward SolarWorld’s three solar photovoltaic (PV) manufacturing subsidiaries in Freiberg (Germany) will perform as one. Deutsche Solar GmbH (wafer manufacturing), Deutsche Cell GmbH (solar cell manufacturing) and Solar Factory GmbH (PV module manufacturing) will merge to become SolarWorld Industries Sachsen GmbH.

Enel to solely continue 3Sun’s PV production in Catania, Italy

Jul 24, 2014

Enel Green Power SpA (Rome, Italy) will buy out the interests (each equal to one-third of the share capital) of Sharp Corporation (Osaka, Japan) and STMicroelectronics in 3Sun Srl, the equal joint venture between Enel Green Power, Sharp and STMicroelectronics.

Wagner Solar UK becomes Wagner Renewables, announces business as usual

Jul 24, 2014

West Sussex based renewables distributor Wagner Solar UK Ltd. (Chichester) re-launches as Wagner Renewables Ltd. following the insolvency of parent group Wagner & Co (Cölbe, Germany). The company will continue with the same team as well as its popular TRIC solar photovoltaic (PV) mounting system which has recently achieved the MCS012 certification, Wagner Renewables announced on July 23rd, 2014

PowerSecure awarded USD 120 million of utility-scale solar PV projects

Jul 24, 2014

PowerSecure International Inc. (Wake Forest, N.C., US) on July 23rd, 2014 announced it has been awarded approximately USD 140 million of new distributed generation (DG) business including USD 120 million of new utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) projects. A major award from one of the largest investor-owned utilities in the U.S. to provide two large-scale solar PV installations is amongst the projects, PowerSecure emphasizes.

OneRoof Energy and Elevate partner to make solar PV a "Digital Service"

Jul 24, 2014

OneRoof Energy Inc. (San Diego, Calif.) on July 22nd, 2014 announced the inclusion of its rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) services and financing to Elevate's (San Clemente, Calif.) integrated digital services offering. As one of the leading cloud-based, digital subscription service providers to residential customers in the country, Elevate has built longstanding relationships with customers in ideal solar services regions, OneRoof emphasizes: This partnership will enable OneRoof to address a substantial customer base while providing Elevate with another popular anchor product.

Yingli Solar to supply 32 MW of PV Modules to a large-scale project in Japan

Jul 24, 2014

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (Baoding, China) known as "Yingli Solar", on July 23rd, 2014 announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Yingli Green Energy Japan Corporation (Yingli Japan), has signed an agreement to supply 32 MW of multicrystalline solar photovoltaic (PV) modules to a large-scale project located in Okayama, Japan. According to the agreement, the Company will deliver approximately 108,000 YGE 72 Cell Series PV modules for the project from January 2015 to December 2015.

Saft to supply Li-ion batteries for the Kauai island electrical grid as part of a new 12 MW solar PV plant

Jul 24, 2014

Saft (Paris, France), designer and manufacturer of advanced technology batteries for the industry, has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract by Kauai Island Utility Co-operative (KIUC) to provide a Li-ion Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) consisting of 8 Intensium Max 20 M containers to stabilize the Kauai island electrical grid. Saft’s BESS will be deployed for use as part of a new 12 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) park under construction in Anahola. Deliveries for the contract are set to begin in October.

ReneSola sells 40 energy storage systems to Think Green Energy in the U.K.

Jul 24, 2014

ReneSola Ltd. (Jiashan, China), technology provider of solar photovoltaic (PV) products, on July 23rd, 2014 announced the delivery of 30 ReneSola Novaplus 2KW energy storage systems to a national distributor in Chelmsford (Essex, U.K.) for onward sale to Essex installation company Think Green Energy. An additional 10 units are on order for use by Think Green Energy customers in the southeast of England.

GOLDBECK Solar contracted for 37.3 MWp solar PV farm in Dorset, UK

Jul 23, 2014

GOLDBECK Solar (Hirschberg, Germany) announced that it recently started the construction of a 37.3 MWp solar photovoltaic (PV) project in Bournemouth, Dorset, UK. Having completed a 20.93 MWp PV plant in March 2014, this will be the largest project to date for the EPC provider. SMA inverter technology and REC modules are key components of the development. GOLDBECK Solar will be offering full EPC as well as O&M services.