US-headquartered high-efficiency PV module producer SunPower Corp has said that its interdigitated back contact (IBC) solar cells and modules have been granted exclusion from the US Section 201 import tariffs that were imposed by President Trump in early 2018.
France-based floating solar (FPV) specialist Ciel & Terre has completed a 252kW FPV system wastewater treatment pond in Kelseyville, California, part of four projects in the US totalling 5.3MW in the third quarter of 2018.
Growatt has introduced the MAX 50-80KTL3-LV/MV series string inverters that are equipped with 6 MPPTs, enabling more flexible string configuration and less string mismatch loss for commercial rooftop installs with shading issues.
China-based merchant solar cell producer Guangdong Aiko Solar Energy Technology Co (Aiko Solar) said that it had entered volume production of its P-type monocrystalline PERC (Passivated Emitter Rear Cell) solar cells with conversion efficiencies of 22%.
China-based PV module manufacturer Jiangsu Seraphim Solar System Co (Seraphim) has started production at its module assembly plant in Eastern Cape, South Africa to circumvent recently imposed import duties by India on China produced modules.
The European Commission’s decision to end the minimum import price (MIP) on solar imports from China sends the wrong message about Europe’s future support of the battery storage industry, according to a key figure at French power giant, Total.
juwi Renewable Energy and the University of Queensland signed off on an agreement on 30 August 2018 to develop a PV / battery hybrid power solution at the Heron Island Research Station located in the Great Barrier Reef.
Sol Systems and Nationwide Insurance’s Helios infrastructure joint-venture company has signed off on a deal to acquire a 135MW PV project portfolio in North Carolina. All of the installations were purchased from Cypress Creek Renewables.
Despite consistent year-on-year growth in India’s solar and wind sectors, the year 2018/19 will see a substantial slowdown of -49% compared to the previous year, according to consultancy firm Bridge to India’s report ‘India RE Map-2018’.