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Array Technologies secures major long-term tracker supply deal with sPower

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 06:52
Independent Power Producer sPower has entered into a strategic solar tracker supply deal with Array Technologies for multi-gigawatts of planned PV power plants, cementing a business relationship established over the last four years, according to Array Technologies.
Categories: Solar Energy

FTC Solar releases Atlas software solution for centralized PV power plant O&M needs

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 03:45
FTC Solar, Inc. announced the release of its proprietary Atlas portfolio management software solution. Atlas, formerly known as SAM (Solar Automation Module) provides developers and asset owners with a "one stop shop" solution to manage all solar projects on one centralized platform.
Categories: Solar Energy

GCL-Poly’s wafer subsidiary reports increased revenue in Q1 2018

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 03:27
Leading polysilicon and multicrystalline wafer producer GCL-Poly Energy Holding's dedicated wafer production subsidiary, GCL-Poly (Suzhou) New Energy has reported first-quarter 2018 revenue increase, quarter-on-quarter and year-on-year, after increasing wafer capacity by 62.2% by the end of 2017.
Categories: Solar Energy

Heliatek’s OPV thin-film used in Engie graffiti advertising campaign in Mexico City

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 02:08
Organic photovoltaic (OPV) thin-film producer Heliatek has announced another collaboration with French energy firm, Engie, which is an investor in the BIPV company.
Categories: Solar Energy

Dubai ruler flicks switch on first 200MW of mega-project’s third phase

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 02:00
The first 200MW block of the latest phase of Dubai’s Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park has been inaugurated.
Categories: Solar Energy

Emergence of the Indian solar sector: A green future

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 19:37
Dr. Hitesh Doshi, chairman and managing director, of Indian PV manufacturer, Waaree Group, discusses Indian solar prices, domestic manufacturing and the International Solar Alliance.
Categories: Solar Energy

Enphase CFO resigns as company hits high-end of Q1 revenue guidance

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 13:16
Leading PV microinverter supplier Enphase Energy met the high-end of its first quarter 2018 revenue guidance and exceed its gross margin forecast as its CFO announces his resignation.
Categories: Solar Energy

Singapore issues tender for two floating PV projects

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 09:38
PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency, has issued a tender to conduct engineering studies for the deployment of a pair of floating PV systems systems in Bedok Reservoir and Lower Seletar Reservoir.
Categories: Solar Energy

Intevac’s 12 ion implanters for Chinese solar customer still in order backlog

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 08:12
Specialist semiconductor and PV equipment supplier Intevac reiterated that its 12 unit ‘ENERGi’ solar ion implant tool order valued at around US$23 million that was booked in March, 2017 remained in its order backlog at the end of the first quarter of 2018.
Categories: Solar Energy

infiswift launches ‘SwiftPV’ to optimize PV power plant O&M systems

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 03:57
infiswift, an enterprise Internet of Things (IoT) platform provider has launched ‘swiftPV’, a software suite that leverages IoT technology to change how the solar industry uses data to optimize the performance of PV systems. The suite of products and services allows PV power plant owners and operators to connect diverse PV assets and distill insights from the data, ultimately increasing solar plant performance.
Categories: Solar Energy

5N Plus secures new material supply deals with First Solar

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 03:49
Canada-based specialty metals firm, 5N Plus said it had secured a series of multi-year contracts for the supply of semiconductor materials (CdTe) and ancillary services deal with leading CdTe thin-film PV module manufacturer, First Solar.
Categories: Solar Energy

NEXTracker to supply 1.1MW integrated solar-plus-storage system to US business campus

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 03:33
Major PV tracker firm, NEXTracker is to supply the Maharishi University of Management (MUM) in Fairfield, Iowa with a 1.1MW integrated solar-plus-storage system.
Categories: Solar Energy

Northumbrian Water partners Lightsource BP for 10 private wire solar farms

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 01:11
UK-based water company Northumbrian Water has turned to renewable energy firm Lightsource BP for the development of 10 ground-mount solar farms to help power its operations.
Categories: Solar Energy

Construction starts on Nepal’s first large-scale solar project

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 21:52
Construction has started on a 25MW solar PV project in Nepal, the largest ever in the country.
Categories: Solar Energy

US climbs to second in renewables attractiveness index despite solar tariffs - EY

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 21:18
EY anticipates further rapid growth of the evolving renewable energy sector in the coming years, despite rising interest rates and protectionism.
Categories: Solar Energy

Canadian Solar to partner with Global Investment Holdings to develop 300MW PV pipeline in EMEA

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 15:30
Canadian Solar has signed off on an agreement with Global Investment Holdings (GIH) to develop and operate a PV project pipeline of 300MW.
Categories: Solar Energy

Kyocera makes a US$459 million polysilicon and US solar business downsizing impairment charge

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 07:31
Kyocera Corporation a multinational electronics and related components manufacturer has made a significant US$459 million impairment charge on long-term polysilicon supply contracts, as well as downsizing its solar operations in the US, which were the primary reason for its Life & Environment Group (solar PV included) reporting a large operating loss in fiscal 2018.
Categories: Solar Energy

JA Solar’s solar module shipments reach record 7,143.1MW in 2017

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 04:43
‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member JA Solar has reported record module shipments in 2017, increasing over 55%, while revenue increased over 25%.
Categories: Solar Energy

Yingli Green forced into court arbitration over US$897.5 million polysilicon contract claim

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 04:00
Struggling major China-based PV manufacturer Yingli Green Energy is being forced into arbitration at the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) by a major polysilicon producer over a long-term ‘take or pay’ supply contract with damages claimed to be US$897.5 million.
Categories: Solar Energy

Modi declares every Indian village has access to power

Sun, 04/29/2018 - 22:49
Every village in India now has some form of access to electricity whether it be through an on or off-grid solution, according to prime minister Narendra Modi, however, there are still millions of households across India, both urban and rural, without access to electricity.
Categories: Solar Energy