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Developer SPI Solar has agreed a deal to buy a major Chinese rooftop mounting manufacturer as it looks to grab a bigger share of the country’s distributed generation (DG) market.
SolarCity has launched ZS Beam, a new product for solar car parks that it claims can reduce installation times and reduce costs, ahead of the company’s third quarter earnings report next week.
Nine companies conducting research and development into energy storage, including for integration of renewable energy, have partnered with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and are set to receive funding from the body.
The continued expansion of utility-scale PV power plants in key global markets is fuelling the growth in the operations & maintenance (O&M) ancillary market, according to a new joint report from GTM Research and SoliChamba Consulting.
PV manufacturer Clenergy, completed a 41MW mounting order for TBEA SunOasis’ Quaid-e-Azam Solar Energy Park, on track to be Pakistan’s first large-scale ground PV project.
Siemens has installed microinverters and an electric vehicle (EV) charging station as its contribution to a ‘net zero energy’ house demonstration which is complete with solar panels fitted by 1st Light Energy.
AET has launched its ‘Rayport-B Eco’ roof ballast at this year’s SPI, held at the Las Vegas Convention Center this week.
Ideal Power, which supplies its battery converters to Sharp’s Smartstorage product in the US, has launched a range of power converters that the company claims are capable of adding grid-tied storage to megawatt-scale solar power projects.
PV power plant tracking specialist, Exosun is supplying 66 horizontal single-axis solar trackers to La Compagnie du Vent, GDF SUEZ Group for a 12MW plant in central France.
US installer SolarCity has launched a new flat roof mounting solution for the commercial rooftop market that it claims could allow customers to fit 20% to 50% more panels on their roofs.
Former CEO, Mike Miskovsky of PV module mounting systems designer, Zep Solar has joined another innovative company in the PV sector, robot controlled tracking systems firm, QBotix. SolarCity acquired Zep Solar for US$158 million all stock transaction in October, 2013.
PV mounting system company Clenergy will provide 1MW of anodized aluminium mounting structures to a project in Malaysia, which it calls a “strong start” to its expansion into the Southeast Asia market.
Major PV mounting systems specialist, Powerway has started ground screw foundation work at the 100MW Quaid-e-Azam Solar Energy Park in Bahawalpur, Pakistan.
A Kyocera joint venture (JV) is preparing to build a 2.9MW PV power station in Japan that floats on water, claimed to be the largest such plant in the world to date.
The governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, has launched the NY-Sun Initiative, a plan to consolidate the state’s existing solar incentive programmes into a single support scheme, aimed at adding 3GW of solar generation capacity by 2023.