A veteran of Kenya’s renewable energy industry has argued strongly in favour of lead acid batteries over lithium-ion, in response to a recent Energy-Storage.news article on off-grid solar PV in Africa.
Not-for-profit association Global Solar Alliance has signed an agreement with the International Solar Alliance (ISA), an India-led venture hoping to spur investment in solar across developing countries, to promote solar worldwide.
China’s solar deployment caps will not have as profound an impact on the global industry as many fear, according to the president of LONGi Solar, but consolidation on the manufacturing side is expected.
PV inverter manufacturer SolarEdge Technologies has announced that it was expanding its commercial PV sector product solutions with the launch of larger-capacity three-phase inverters with its synergy technology and a multi-input power optimizer at Intersolar Europe.
Huawei's Matthias Wagner speaks to PV Tech at Intersolar 2017 about the changing trends in PV, the growing role for data management and the impact this has on the wider grid. In particular, the ability of smart solar to defer costly grid expansion investment.
With stricter quality standards due to be brought in for Indian solar tenders, including inspections for modules, cells and wafers, energy and mines minister Piyush Goyal has warned the industry about failure to keep equipment quality high.
India’s energy and mines minister Piyush Goyal has challenged Germany and the city of Munich to a race with the ancient holy city of Varanasi to become the first large city in the world to be 100% powered by clean energy.
In its tenth year of organisation, the Intersolar AWARD proceedings reflected a niche but high-profile sector of the downstream PV industry, floating solar. The coveted prize in the ‘Photovoltaics’ category went to project developer Ciel & Terre International, regarded as a pioneer of floating solar with around 43 projects completed.
Major PV inverter manufacturer Sungrow Power Supply Co is building a 150MW floating solar plant in China in close proximity to its recently completed 40MW floating PV project - currently the world’s largest.
China-based integrated PV module manufacturer Shanghai Aerospace Automobile Electromechanical Co (HT-SAAE) has established a 300MW solar cell and 600MW module assembly plant in Turkey to meet local demand as well as supply Europe and the US.