Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook and a Saudi Arabian prince are among the names signed up to support the Breakthrough Energy Coalition, an initiative launched as COP21 climate talks begin today in Paris.
A trade association representing some of Germany’s energy storage industry has welcomed the renewal of a support scheme for batteries, but says that establishing “fair market conditions” for storage would be more important.
Sonnenbatterie, Germany’s market leader for residential energy storage, has launched an energy trading platform that the company believes in time could make it even bigger than today's existing utility companies, rebranding as Sonnen in the process.
Spanish industrial auctioneer Escrapalia, a subsidiary of Surus Inversa, is holding an online auction of module assembly equipment and a complete automated assembly line from defunct PV manufacturer Isofotón.
Spain-based renewables firm Abengoa began insolvency proceedings yesterday after Gonvarri, an arm of industrial group Gestamp, decided against a plan to invest around EUR350 million (US$371 million) into the company.
Struggling ‘Silicon Module Super League’ member Yingli Green Energy has missed shipment guidance for the third quarter and will take a non-cash impairment charge of US$581.3 million on long-lived manufacturing assets, due to lower utilisation rates.
Leading ‘Silicon Module Super League (SMSL) member Trina Solar has reported record module shipments in the third quarter of 2015, surpassing previous guidance and setting a new quarterly shipment record in the PV industry.