Huawei’s ‘FusionSolar’ smart PV solution selected for BayWa r.e. 170 MWp Spanish project

Leading PV inverter manufacturer Huawei has confirmed that it has been selection to provide it’s fully digitalized ‘FusionSolar’ smart PV solution to Spain’s first subsidy-free PV power plant, being built by renewables firm, BayWa r.e. …read more

A Regional Grid Helps, Not Hurts Distributed Renewable Energy

We have been hearing concerns that moving to a West-wide regional transmission operator somehow harms the prospects for greater development of distributed energy resources, especially local solar and storage, and could lead to an increase in the use of fossil fuels elsewhere in the region. A careful analysis of the facts shows these concerns are

Sineng Electric launches first central PV inverter for bifacial solar modules

Sineng Electric has introduced a new central distributed inverter for bifacial solar modules. Bifacial modules are expected to become a leading force in the industry due to the significant improvement in energy yields and reduction in cost but their high-performance characteristics are not served well with current inverter technologies. …read more

LONGi Solar takes half-cut mono PERC solar module to record 360 watts

‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member LONGi Solar, subsidiary of LONGi Green Energy, the leading integrated monocrystalline PV manufacturer has said its 120-cell half-cut monocrystalline PERC solar module has exceeded 360W, a new record that was certified by TÜV-SÜD. …read more

Climate Change May Scuttle Caribbean’s Post-Hurricane Plans for Renewables

Puerto Rico lost electricity again on April 18, seven months after Hurricane Maria first knocked out the island’s power grid. For people in some remote rural areas, the blackout was more of the same. Their power had yet to be restored. …read more

Grasshopper Solar secures US$209 million in project financing from Deutsche Bank

Canada-based PV project developer and EPC Grasshopper Solar has secured a new round of project finance from Deutsche Bank to enable further PV power plant construction and ownership. …read more

JV Targets New Funds for Green Investments in India

A new joint venture will create a fund management platform that will focus on green energy infrastructure in India. The new platform, called EverSource Capital, is a new initiative of investment firm Everstone Group and renewable energy developer Lightsource BP. …read more

How Solar Scored a ‘Game-Changing’ Victory in Florida

Solar energy has a complex history in the Sunshine State, which made a regulatory win for residential installer Sunrun last week feel like a victory for all Floridian solar advocates. The Florida Public Service Commission voted unanimously last Friday to allow Sunrun to sell its home solar lease product in the state. Up until the