The US Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has highlighted continued PV system cost reductions in its latest quarterly report, ‘US Solar Photovoltaic System Cost Benchmark Q1 2016’.
Fully digitized solar power plants will be the next focus for improving efficiencies in the solar PV industry according, to Guoguang Chen, general manager of inverter manufacturer Huawei’s Smart PV Europe Business.
CleanFund provides US$10 million in PACE financing for a 5MW Cali project, India's Hero Future Energies commissions a 1MW rooftop solar project in Delhi and GameChange Solar deploys ground mount systems in Massachusetts landfills.
‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member Canadian Solar said that its recently launched 72-cell 1500V multicrystalline modules would be deployed at two planned PV power plants in Australia with a cumulative capacity of 47MWp.
China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) has published a draft version of proposed feed-in tariff (FiT) levels for ground mount and distributed generation PV power plants for 2017 that could lead to significant cuts to both sectors and overall curtailment of installations.
EDF Renewable Services (EDF RS) is in the process of taking over the operations and maintenance (O&M) responsibilities for 206 solar projects spanning across 13 states from New Jersey to Hawaii that total around 200MW.
Leading PV manufacturing equipment supplier Meyer Burger Technology announced a major restructuring plan to become more flexible to market dynamics by lowering its operating cost base by CHF 50 million per annum and reducing its workforce by around 16% by the end of 2016.
Solar power company Canadian Solar announced Wednesday that it has received US$3.5 million in funding from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) for two PV projects totaling 47MW in Australia.