Monthly Archives: April 2015

Annual report: REC Solar sold 918MW in 2014

REC Solar’s annual report for 2014 chronicles multiple ways in which the module manufacturer has expanded, noting in particular that the company notched 918MW in volume sales last year. …read more

SPI to acquire Shanghai All-Zip Roofing System Group

Vertically-integrated PV developer Solar Power (SPI) and its subsidiary Meitai Investment Co. has agreed to a definitive share purchase deal with Shanghai All-Zip Roofing System Group Co. (All-Zip) and all of its shareholders in order to acquire 100% of the equity interest in the company. …read more

First Solar records first loss in three years

Thin-film manufacturer and project developer First Solar has recorded its first quarterly loss in three years. …read more

SunPower reports quarterly loss but bullish on future

Module manufacturer and project developer SunPower reported a small loss in for the first quarter, largely due to the impact of under construction projects lingering on its books ahead of the launch of its yieldco. …read more

How Tesla’s Energy Storage Play Could Take Flight—or Flop

Now that Tesla is finally lifting the curtain on its energy storage ambitions, let’s take a look at the challenges that the electric-vehicle upstart will face as it seeks to make itself into a behind-the-meter and grid battery kingpin. First, it’s important to remember that Tesla and its long-time partner in its energy storage ambitions,

Alevo CEO Says Tesla Batteries Will Struggle to Do More Than ‘Solar Smoothing’

Details on Tesla’s new product line have slowly emerged since CEO Elon Musk sent out a cryptic tweet in late March. On a recent call with investors, Musk revealed that the company would introduce a consumer battery “for use in people’s houses or businesses fairly soon.” And, according to a note to investors, Tesla will

Three Brazil states granted VAT exemptions for solar net-metering

Brazilian states Goias, Pernambuco and Sao Paulo have been authorised to grant a VAT tax exemption on all distributed solar generation using the net-metering system in their regions, from 1 September 2015. …read more

Sungevity to offer German storage maker Sonnenbatterie’s systems in US and Europe

Germany’s residential storage system maker Sonnenbatterie will continue its push into the US, partnering with Sungevity, the residential PV installer founded by environmental activist and cleantech entrepreneur Danny Kennedy. …read more