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Major PV inverter manufacturer Sungrow Power Supply reported a significant increase in overseas inverter shipments in 2014, while increasing overall shipments by 6.7%.
SolarCity has announced a new partnership with smart-metering company Nest starting with an offer of 10,000 Nest thermostats to new customers in California.
Enphase has formed a partnership to supply its microinverters to PetersenDean, a prominent US solar installer and roofing company which recently pledged to only use American-made products in its PV projects.
PV inverter firm, Ginlong Technologies will have its ‘Solis’ branded inverters available in the US and the UK through expanding current distribution agreements.
One of Japan’s largest trading companies, Marubeni, which is already involved in both upstream and downstream sectors of PV industry, has entered the domestic market for residential solar.
PV project developer Solar Power Inc (SPI) will enter another new regional market, acquiring an 80% stake in a wholesale distribution business in Australia.
Israeli micro-inverter manufacturer SolarEdge began trading on the NASDAQ stock exchange in New York today in an initial public offering of 7,000,000 shares.
Beleaguered German inverter manufacturer, SMA Solar, has ended the fiscal year with sales slightly higher than expected but still down 13.6% on 2013 and with an operating loss almost twice as large as last year’s.
SunPower has made a deal to allow its commercial and industrial users the benefit of access to energy intelligence software made by EnerNOC, a US developer of cloud-based energy management and demand reduction solutions.
The cost of solar in Japan declined as much as 15% in one year, but a lack of clear policy direction from the government has left a number of businesses with a “pessimistic” outlook of the industry’s future, according to a survey by the Japan Renewable Energy Foundation (JREF).
Dividend Solar, SolarWorld and Enphase Energy have partnered from the Solar Freedom package.
The short-term outlook for residential solar-plus-storage in the UK will be “challenging”, but simple regulatory changes of the kind the renewables industry is already asking for might make a real difference, according to one analyst.
Kyocera is targeting the German market for self-consumed solar electricity, with the Japanese company preparing to launch a home energy storage system in May.
PV microinverter leader Enphase Energy has been selected by project developer SoCore Energy to supplier inverters to multiple projects across California, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Delaware and Massachusetts.
Major PV inverter manufacturer Sungrow Power Holdings said that 50 SG1000TS central inverters were used at a recently completed 50MW PV power plant built by Jinko Power Company, a subsidiary of PV module manufacturer, JinkoSolar in Jiangxi Province, China.