2016-07-28

China’s 2016 PV Grid Connection Can Reach Up to 30GW, Target for Thirteen Five-Year Plan May Be Revised Downward

China’s PV industry has given a feedback result of more than 20GW of grid connection in the first half of 2016; however, this is a good sign as much as it may be a warning sign. It’s a good sign being that the overall state of the ma.. more
2016-07-28

Hemlock Judges US$793.5 Million Damages from SolarWorld

U.S.-based polysilicon manufacturer Hemlock Semiconductor claimed up to US$793.5 million in damages from SolarWorld’s contract violation. SolarWorld therefore is in crisis of filing Chapter 11. Hemlock sued Deutsche Solar, a wafer subsidiary of SolarWorld, .. more
2016-07-28

NV Energy Requests Net Metering Grandfathering for Rooftop Solar

NV Energy made a filing with the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) that seeks approval to grandfather eligible private rooftop solar customers on July 27. In its filing, NV Energy requests that customers who had installed a private system prior to Dece.. more
2016-07-28

Yingli Solar’s PID Resistant Modules Certificated

Yingli Green Energy (Yingli Solar) announced that its TwinMax 60 cell dual glass modules (including standard and bifacial series) have passed the IEC61215/61730 tests. These standards ensure the performance and safety of the modules and thereby of investors' capita.. more
2016-07-27

LONGi JV with ET Solar to Build Mono-si Module Factory

Xi’an LONGi and ET Solar lately announced the creation of a monocrystalline module joint venture targeting global markets in Shanghai. The two companies’ goal with the joint venture is to push for the adoption of mono-si modules under the “ET Solar&.. more
2016-07-27

SunEdison Seeking to Sell YieldCo Companies

SunEdison, the ex-giant in the renewable energy industry, filed Chapter 11 on April 21, 2016. A series of restructuring has been gradually started, including the change of CEO announced in late June. SunEdison was recently confirmed to seek chances to sell its two Yie.. more
2016-07-27

Solar Impulse 2 Completes the Around-the-World Flight

Taking off on March 9, 2015 from Abu Dhabi and landing on July 26, 2016 to Abu Dhabi, Solar Impulse 2, the world’s very first zero-fuel airplane successfully completed its flight around the world simply by solar energy. This remarkable.. more
2016-07-27

Duke Energy Connects 4MW Solar Power Plant to Florida’s Grid

Nearly 15,000 solar panels soaking up the sun in Osceola County are now providing clean, renewable energy to Duke Energy customers in Florida. The new Duke Energy owned and operated Osceola Solar Facility is about the size of 13 football fields and produces nearly 4M.. more
2016-07-26

Phoenix Solar to Build 19.6MW PV Project in Texas

Phoenix Solar Inc., a 100% subsidiary of Phoenix Solar AG, an international photovoltaic system integrator, has been awarded the first project that will provide energy to the US military and the company’s first project in the state of Texas. Phoenix Solar’.. more
2016-07-26

E.ON and TEP Sign to Build a Battery Integrated Solar Project

E.ON Climate & Renewables North America, LLC (E.ON) announced it signed an agreement with Tucson Electric Power (TEP) to provide frequency response and voltage control from a grid-scale, 10MW battery energy storage facility with a 2MW solar array. The .. more