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Another phase of a 400MW Texas photovoltaic plant, constructed by a partnership between developer OCI Solar and local utility CPS Energy, has been completed, bringing 5.5MW onto the grid in San Antonio.
The director of the US Department of Energy’s (DoE) solar cost cutting programme has hailed the “phenomenal jobs growth rate” that the US solar industry has enjoyed in recent times.
PV tracking systems firm NEXTracker has raised US$25 million from existing venture capital (VC) backers as it doubles production capacity to over 200MW/month to meet demand.
Solar microinverter manufacturer Enphase has stepped up its involvement in a collaborative effort with Hawaii’s main electric utility to stabilise the US state’s grid networks.
PV tracking systems specialist, Exosun has established a subsidiary in Cape Town, South Africa with plans to partner with local firms on tracker system construction to meet local content rules.
PV tracking systems specialist, DEGERenergie has been acquired by its CEO, Hünkar Korkmaz from founder Artur Deger for an undisclosed sum.
In an update to the video feature, “Future-proofing inverters for self-consumption and storage”, which PV Tech published in October, we talk briefly about the rapidly changing marketplace in which inverter makers are competing.
One of the founders of PV inverter maker SMA Solar Technology, Günther Cramer, passed away on Tuesday at the age of 62 after a “long, difficult illness,” the company has announced.
A 1MWh battery developed by US manufacturer Aquion Energy and installed at a private estate in Hawaii will allow the area’s residents to meet almost all of their electricity demand with power generated from a connected solar array.
Integrated US photovoltaic energy company SunPower’s solar panels will be sold as part of a package that includes energy management software and energy storage capabilities to residential customers in the US and Australia from early next year.
What is claimed to be Europe’s first PV system to use robotic trackers to follow the sun’s path has been completed and connected at a community college in Northern Ireland.
Hanwha Q CELLS has launched a 100kWp ‘all-in-one’ PV system kit in France, with one of the company’s sales managers for the region stating that Q CELLS expects next year to be a “promising” one in the French market.
Clenergy will provide mounting for a 24.8MW project in Japan, which it claims to be one of the largest in the country.
A clear majority of PV installed in the US state of California this year has been on fixed mount systems, according to a new report from the US government Energy Information Administration (EIA).
In December, PV module manufacturer Hanwha Q CELLS will join other big names in solar by launching an integrated energy storage product to the German residential market, in partnership with Samsung SDI.