A nice problem to have

The US solar market finds itself with the bizarre, but welcome, problem of having to “manage” a boom. Danielle Ola examines the impact of the ITC extension, alternative drivers of US solar and debunks the supply crunch myth.

Opportunity knocks for Brazilian PV

Several rounds of auctions for large-scale projects and a favourable policy environment for distributed systems have helped create the right conditions for PV to flourish in Brazil. Rodrigo Sauaia and Juliana Vasconcelos explore the biggest areas of opportunity for foreign firms looking to access this promising new market.

UK installed 1.553GW of solar in Q1 2016

The wait is over, and the counting has been finished by our research team. The size of the UK solar market in the first quarter of 2016 can now be revealed and analysed in detail.

UK solar capacity hits 10GW

Total solar capacity installed in the UK has broken through the 10GW barrier, according to new data from Solar Intelligence.

Inverters can evolve at rate of electronics, not mechanics: SolarEdge

In addition to launching a residential energy management and PV self-consumption package for the home compatible with Tesla’s Powerwall, power optimiser specialist SolarEdge launched a lightweight inverter late last year utilising the Israel-headquartered firm’s new HD Wave technology.