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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.
Chinese-Australian PV mounting equipment company, Clenergy has won a bid to supply 40MW of mounting systems in Pakistan.
The US Department of Commerce (DOC) has set preliminary anti-dumping (AD) duties on Taiwanese producers of PV modules and solar cells, the first time Taiwan-based producers have been affected by such proceedings.
The UK subsidiary of insolvent German distributor Wagner & Co has bought out its German-held stake and re-launched as an independent entity.
The US is lagging behind the likes of Australia and Germany in pushing down the labour costs associated with residential PV installation, a Rocky Mountain Institute study has revealed.
Robotics based PV module tracking systems start-up, QBotix said that it had secured contracts for its Robotic Tracking System (RTS) totalling over 80MW, with several projects currently under construction.
Module manufacturer REC Solar is increasing its capabilities in the rooftop commercial market with two new partnerships.
US-based PV installer, REC Solar has adopted HelioScope Design Software’s design and modelling suite to reduce soft costs and shorten project timelines.
Spanish tracker and mounting manufacturer Grupo Clavijo is stepping up its business in Chile as it starts supplying its first project in the country.
Discussions regarding the future of support mechanisms for solar in Germany are taking “too long”, with politicians effectively “misusing” the issue to raise their own political profile, according to the senior vice president for sales and marketing at REC Solar.