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Reports that senior politicians in the Czech Republic want to see ground mounted solar “disappear” are “more proof that the Czech Republic is a complete banana republic when it comes to energy policy“, one critic has said.
Southern California Edison (SCE), one of California’s three investor-owned electric utilities, is making moves to procure nearly 105MW more solar generation capacity, some on a competitive basis.
By 2020, solar PV will be “cost-competitive with retail electricity prices in a significant portion of the world”, clean technology market consulting and research firm Navigant Research has found.
Hawaii, the first US state to have set itself a ‘100% renewable energy’ target, has approved almost 70,000 net-metered rooftop PV systems for households across its three largest islands to date.
Schneider Electric has become the latest international player in the solar industry to highlight the potential for PV in the Philippines, according to remarks made by a senior executive for the company.
Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (Fraunhofer ISE) has committed to expanding its research and development activities in a range of technologies considered “complementary” to solar as key foundations of a transformation to distributed, low emissions energy networks.
Renewable energy could actually add more stability to electricity networks rather than hampering it, as the grid evolves toward greater levels of distributed generation, Enphase CEO Paul Nahi has said.
Thai Solar Energy, a power producer which counts the Thai government among its clients, will build its first projects outside Thailand, beginning with three PV plants totalling 25MW in Japan.
Solar inverter manufacturer SMA has inaugurated a test centre for diesel-PV hybrid energy systems at the company’s German headquarters.
A New York-based project proving the ability of solar paired with storage to provide power in the event of natural disasters and other causes of grid outages is now underway at City University of New York (CUNY).
All the balance of system (BoS) components for a 100MW PV plant in the Philippines will be provided by Schneider Electric, the energy management and automation company has announced.
Power engineering company Bechtel has dismissed concerns that its 358MW Soda Mountain solar project proposed for the Mojave Desert will be setback without the city of Los Angeles purchasing electricity from it.
Clenergy, best known for its mounting systems for utility-scale and commercial rooftop solar power systems, has financed and constructed a 30MW grid-connected PV plant in Zhongwei, China.
Japan’s domestic solar industry faces a “wait-and-see” period, but recent rule changes imposed by the government are “very understandable”, according to the CEO of Solar Frontier.
Elon Musk’s Tesla has done the rest of the storage industry a big favour by putting a price point on lithium-ion batteries, according to the CEO of Sonnenbatterie’s North American operations.