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.
Shunfeng International Clean Energy (SFCE) and a branch of the state-owned China General Nuclear Power Group have signalled their shared intent to develop clean energy facilities in regions including Europe.
Investment in renewable energy will need to triple by 2030 worldwide to ensure the deployment levels needed to head off excessive global temperature rises, the International Renewable Energy Agency has said.
‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member Hanwha Q CELLS has said it expects to reach nameplate capacity of 5.2GW for both solar cells and modules by the middle of 2016 as the company continues major expansions in 2015.