2017-07-26

NASA Seeking BIG Ideas for Solar Power on Mars

Missions to the surface of distant planetary bodies require power – lots of power.  Through the 2018 Breakthrough, Innovative, and Game-changing (BIG) Idea Challenge, NASA is enlisting university students in its quest for effi.. more
2017-07-25

Heraeus Photovoltaics and Tongwei Solar Join Forces to Develop New Generations of Solar Cell Technologies

Heraeus Photovoltaics, the supplier of metallization solutions to the PV industry, announced that it has established a cooperation agreement with Tongwei Solar on the R&D and applications of new-generation solar cell technologies, includin.. more
2017-07-25

EEC Introduces World’s First 4-in-1 PV Module Safety Analyzer: Four-in-One Solution to Solarize Power Optimization

Extech Electronic Co. (EEC) announced the worldwide release of the EPV-500 series, the world’s first four-in-one photovoltaic (PV) module safety analyzer. The EPV-500 offers a complete one-step automatic testing solution to perfor.. more
2017-07-25

SolarReserve Receives Environmental Approval for 390 Megawatt Solar Thermal Facility with Storage in Chile

SolarReserve, with the mastery in baseload solar power solutions and advanced solar thermal technology with energy storage, has received an environmental approval from the Chilean government to build a 390 megawatt solar thermal power station with .. more
2017-07-25

LONGi: Distributed PV Formally Enters 3.0 Era

In 2016, China's newly installed capacity of distributed PV was 4.24 million kilowatts, an increase of 200% year on year. In 2017, according to an analysis of major enterprises by China National Renewable Energy Center, it's estimate.. more
2017-07-21

University of Virginia, Dominion Energy and Coronal Energy Announce Ambitious Solar Energy Project

The University of Virginia continues to expand its portfolio of carbon-free generation and achieve key sustainability targets with another partnership announced today with Dominion Energy. Under a 25-year agreement, the University will purchas.. more
2017-07-21

Sungrow Launches the Largest 10m Anechoic Chamber in PV & ESS Industry

Sungrow, the global leading inverter solution supplier for renewables, recently announced that its 10m Anechoic Chamber, which has the highest power distribution capacity and one of the most advanced designs in PV and energy storage system (ESS.. more
2017-07-19

Canadian Solar Energizes 52.5 MWp of Solar Power Plants in Japan

  Canadian Solar Inc. (the "Company", or "Canadian Solar"), one of the world's largest solar power companies, announced that it started commercial operation of 52.5 MWp of solar photovoltaic (PV) power plants in.. more
2017-07-19

OG&E and SunPower Announce 10-Megawatt Solar Plant in Oklahoma

OGE Energy Corp. electric utility subsidiary Oklahoma Gas & Electric Company (OG&E) and SunPower Corp. announced the two companies have signed a contract to build a 10-megawatt (AC) solar photovoltaic power plant in Covi.. more
2017-07-19

Waste Management Builds over 15MW of Solar Farms at Closed Landfills

Waste Management in partnership with Captona Partners and Citizens Energy Corporation, recently completed constructions on three solar farms, exceeding 15MW, at three closed landfills in the U.S. The 2.5MWdc site at the MT Sullivan L.. more

 

SOLAR MARKET STATUS

Mono-Si Prices Have Kept Dropping and the Competition with Multi-Si Has Become Severe: Price Trend

This week, the price movements are mostly concentrated in the mono-si supply chain. Because there were sufficient inventories for mono-si .. more

RESEARCH

The New Phase of Top Runner Program Favors Companies Already Dominant in Application Bases and N-Type Solutions in Technology Bases

China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) has recently released the official list of proposed projects under the Top Runne.. more

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