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Energy storage market analysts have begun offering their reactions to Tesla’s launch of Tesla Energy, a range of lithium-ion battery-based energy storage systems.
Prices for Tesla’s stationary storage systems for homes, businesses and off-grid communities, to be packaged and sold in partnership with SolarCity, will begin at US$3,000, thought to be as little as a third of the price of comparable products previously available on the market.
Module manufacturer and project developer SunPower reported a small loss for the first quarter, largely due to the impact of under-construction projects lingering on its books ahead of the launch of its joint yieldco with First Solar.
Leading solar panel manufacturer Yingli Green Energy announced today that it has filed for a 15-day extension of the due date to release its annual report for the year ended 31 December 2014.
The sixth edition of the International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaic has been released, setting out key measures for continued cost cutting along the crystalline silicon PV value chain.
Hanwha Q CELLS, which recently merged with Hanwha Solar One, will use the SNEC expo in China to unveil the latest in its HSL S series modules and high efficiency Q.ANTUM cell range.
The Intersolar Europe exhibition will be tailored this year to mirror the changing landscape of the continent’s solar market.
Chinese tier-one manufacturer Suntech has launched its new HyPro module line at the SNEC show currently underway in Shanghai.
Tier-one manufacturer Jinko Solar has supplied PV modules to what is claimed to be the largest rooftop installation in Central America, a 3MW project in Honduras.
The announcement of a 16% efficiency record for a CIGS module by Manz appears to have been trumped just a day later by TSMC Solar, which says it has reached a verified 16.5% efficiency for commercial-size CIGS modules.
The solar module-producing division of Japanese ceramics and semiconductor maker Kyocera has partly attributed a decline in sales of solar panels to market conditions in Japan, including the recent struggles over grid capacity for solar projects.
Tier-1 PV manufacturer Zhongli Talesun Solar expects to ramp it recently announced 500MW cell and module production plant near the end of year, which will produce PERC (Passivated Emitter and Rear Cell) technology for its new ‘Hipro’ 285W+ modules being launched at SNEC 2015.
China’s Trina Solar has claimed a new efficiency record for a p-type multi-crystalline silicon module of 19.14%.
Abu Dhabi-based renewable energy company Masdar and the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology are to jointly launch a new R&D centre to support deployment of solar in the emirate.
Based on a new report from consultancy IHS, the top 10 PV module suppliers slightly increased their market share from last year, jumping from 48% in 2013 to 49% in 2014.