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French battery manufacturer, Saft, has been awarded a contract to supply a lithium-ion battery system for use in a 12MW solar plant being built in Hawaii.
The first grid-connected energy storage facility in Canada, in the country’s leading solar province, Ontario, is now operational.
Rises in consumer electricity prices, caused in part by a backlog of unbuilt PV projects, could put Japan’s solar industry in serious danger of losing support, a Tokyo-based analyst has warned.
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and inverter maker SMA have both recently inaugurated megawatt-scale testing facilities that pair PV with batteries.
The head of public policy at SolarCity has expressed concerns that investor-owned utility companies might present similar obstacles to the increased deployment of energy storage in the same way that his company believes has happened to solar in the US.
AU Optronics (AUO) is to launch its residential and commercial energy storage system, Powerlegato, into the European, Japanese and Australian markets on the back of receiving the necessary certification.
Plans to build three solar PV projects with a combined capacity of 225MW in South Africa have been put forward by local developer Mulilo Renewable Energy.
After a strong showing in the energy storage segment at its European counterpart in June, Intersolar North America is following suit with a number of companies and organisations launching new products at the show.
Financial group, Caisse des Dépôts and the Compagnie Nationale du Rhône (CNR), an independent renewable power developer and France’s second largest electricity producer have inaugurated a 12MW solar power plant.
German based renewables operator, Capital Stage has finalised an agreement with developer, Solairedirect to acquire two solar parks in the southwest of France.
According to the latest report from solar market analyst, NPD Solarbuzz the UK has installed 1.47GW so far in 2014.
System provider, Petra Solar, and its partner, the Washington DC-based renewable infrastructure business group, Caspian Renewable Energy, have completed a 5MW installation in Bahrain.
PacifiCorp’s Utah utility, Rocky Mountain Power (RMP) has proposed a monthly charge for solar customers.
The Inter-Amerian Development Bank (IDB) has approved a loan of US$66.4 million for a solar power plant in Chile.
A 430MW PV plant featuring over 1,000,000 multi-crystalline silicon solar modules could be constructed in the south of Japan by a consortium of five companies that includes Japanese ceramics and module maker Kyocera.
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) has approved 300MW of solar development agreements.
Brazil’s Mines and Energy Ministry (MEM) has announced Brazil’s third national renewables-only tender auction will be held on 10 October, with a strong focus on solar expected.
Solar analyst Bridge to India’s managing director, Tobias Engelmeier, has warned anti-dumping duties will halt India’s solar industry for up to two years.
The first utility-scale solar power plant in Guatemala, and reportedly the largest in Central America, is now online.
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has ruled that utilities will no longer be able to charge grid connection fees for storage systems paired with net energy metering devices, including rooftop PV systems, under 10kw.
Renewables EPC company, Abengoa has completed what is said to be the world’s largest PV plant using a single-axis tracker.
The largest municipally owned utility company in the US, CPS Energy, has proposed the addition of connection fees and monthly charges to its rooftop solar programme in its service area of San Antonio, Texas.
Sales of PV monitoring equipment surpassed global PV installations in 2013, according to analysis by GTM Research.
Emerging markets power developer, Globeleq, has completed two solar power projects in South Africa.
The first phase of the Philippines’ first utility-scale solar power plant is now online.