Carnegie breaks ground on Western Australia’s ‘first merchant’ large-scale PV project

Carnegie Clean Energy has started construction of its 10MW Northam Solar Farm, which it claims to be the first utility-scale PV project to be developed on a merchant basis in Western Australia. …read more

South Australia’s defeated Premier announces 140MWh battery before conceding election

One of the final acts in office of outgoing South Australia Premier Jay Weatherill, whose Labor Party was voted out in elections last week, appears to have been inking a deal for another 100MW+ lithium battery facility. …read more

Solar manufacturing capacity expansion announcements highest on record in Q4 2017

As previously reported there was a significant slowdown in global solar PV manufacturing capacity expansion announcements in the third quarter of 2017, which we highlighted was hardly surprising due to significant level of expansions plans announced in the first half of the year. However, despite increased concerns over the potential imposition of restrictive trade practices

How Renewables Coupled with Batteries, Diesel- or Gas-Fired Generators are Bringing Firm Power to the Most Remote Locations on Earth

Pairing renewables with diesel and gas-fired generators to power remote and hard-to-access regions all over the world is rising trend for 2018 and beyond. …read more

JinkoSolar and Asunim complete 40.6MW solar project in Turkey

Silicon Module Super League Member (SMSL) JinkoSolar and developer and EPC firm Asunim Turkey have completed what they claim to be the largest solar power plant in the Aegean region, spread across two sites. …read more

Energy Jobs: Ameren Hires Amirthalingam as First CDIO, Tesla’s Jaramillo at Form Energy and More

To mark International Women’s Day held earlier this month, we start the jobs column with women making moves in clean energy and at the grid edge. If you haven’t already, we also welcome you to take a quick survey for GTM Research’s newly formed group for women working in the grid edge sector, so that

Passivation key to breaking into higher league – PV CellTech 2018 with Meyer Burger

Driving p- and n-type solar cell manufacturing beyond current limitations was a key topic at PV CellTech last week. We caught up with the CTO of leading PV equipment supplier Meyer Burger, Dr. Gunter Erfurt, during the conference, to discuss just how fast the industry is moving. …read more

SunPower: Tariff Exclusion Would Free Funds to Open New US Solar Manufacturing Facilities

Solar industry stakeholders filed applications with the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative last week seeking exclusions from the Trump administration’s 30 percent tariff on imported solar products. Requests were due Friday night and a total of 55 comments were ultimately received, according to the USTR docket. California-based Solaria Corporation, Korea’s Hanwha Q Cells and