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German PV manufacturer and developer, IBC Solar plans to construct 5.5MW in Rajasthan, India.
Tier-one PV manufacturer JinkoSolar has completed and grid connected two large-scale PV power plants totalling 39MW in Jiangsu province, China.
German solar project developer, ib vogt’s UK subsidiary, vogt solar successfully commissioned 80MW of solar projects in the first quarter of 2014.
Global PV equipment manufacturer, Sungrow supplied a US utility solar plant with its 500kW inverters.
Croatia has an installed solar capacity of 23.8MW as of the end of March according to the Mediterranean country’s energy market operator, HROTE.
Module manufacturer, ReneSola said yesterday it has completed the sale of three utility-scale PV projects in Western China.
NEC Corporation has commissioned a 2MWh lithium-ion battery energy storage system designed to ease the integration of renewable energy into the grid for Italian distribution system operator (DSO) Enel Distribuzione.
SunEdison has announced financial close on a 50MW solar plant in Chile, which it claims is Latin America’s largest operational PV plant and also one of the biggest PV projects in the world operating without subsidies.
Solar power plant developer and investor, United Photovoltaics, has completed the acquisition of a 195MW solar power plant portfolio in China.
Ukraine’s ministry of energy and coal industry has announced Crimea’s solar power projects are to stop receiving payments under the country’s feed-in tariff.
Concentrator PV (CPV) specialist, Soitec, has said its 44MW Touwsrivier solar power plant in South Africa has reached 50% commissioning.
Former US energy secretary Steven Chu has claimed battery storage technology used in combination with solar could be “as disruptive to electricity distribution and generation as the internet”.
Fees being charged to interconnect residential storage systems to the grid in California are “arbitrary” and “punitive”, while some may even be illegal, according to US installer SolarCity.
Energy storage technologies are not the “silver bullet” they have sometimes been hyped as, but nonetheless have a crucial role to play in a decarbonised electricity system, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA).
Italy’s electricity transmission system operator has awarded a tender to Younicos, Samsung SDI and Italian renewable energy producer Green Utility to provide 1MW/1MWh of battery storage aimed at stabilising Sardinia’s electrical grid.
Legislation that campaigners said would have harmed solar net metering and “monopolised” solar system leasing has been rejected in Washington State.
International PV manufacturer, Canadian Solar, has opened a micro-grid testing centre in Ontario.
Germany’s Fraunhofer ISE institute is leading a research project into the development of a ‘super grid’ that would allow intercontinental transmission of power from renewable energy plants in Africa to Europe.
The Swiss Federal Council has approved changes to the country’s energy regulations that will allow small PV system owners to consume the electricity they generate.
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) will host a workshop later this month aimed at kick-starting the production of a roadmap for the future deployment of energy storage.
Solar power production in California hit a new record on 8 March 2014, as output peaked at 4,093MW.
The pipeline of approved PV projects in the Philippines reached over 1GW in January, according to the country’s Department of Energy (DoE).
The company showcased a selection of its products at the Ecobuild show in London this week, including a battery-based energy storage system for use in combination with PV.
A modest decline of around 10% in the feed-in tariff rate is expected in Japan, while near term demand for solar remains “very strong” in the country, according to Deutsche Bank.
The Rocky Mountain Institute has published a report which claims it could be possible, using PV coupled with storage, for portions of the USA to “defect” away from using grid networks entirely by 2030.