Monthly Archives: January 2016

RattanIndia turning coal supply debacle into 200MW Punjab solar prospect

Indian conglomerate RattanIndia Power plans to use a 324 hectare site in Punjab, which was originally pegged for a thermal power plant, to build a 200MW solar PV project. …read more

Optimism for Mexico’s Solar Roadmap Despite Market Headwinds

As Mexico’s wholesale power market launches, a clearer roadmap of the country’s solar development is emerging. However, there are market headwinds, speakers and panelists at GTM Research’s Solar Summit in Mexico City agreed. Mexico’s solar growth is likely to mirror that of its northern neighbor and other developed countries, but with key differences. The country

News Quiz: How Much Solar Capacity was Installed Globally in 2015?

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Is High-Voltage DC the Best Way to Modernize the Grid and Reduce Emissions?

Wind and solar power coursing across a national system of high-voltage direct current transmission lines could significantly cut power sector carbon dioxide emissions without increasing the cost of energy in the U.S., according to a new study published in Nature Climate Change. Researchers at NOAA’s Earth System Research Laboratory and the University of Colorado, Boulder

SolarWorld and sonnen form US solar-plus-storage partnership

German energy storage manufacturer sonnen has accelerated its move into the US with the opening of a new office in Los Angeles and a collaboration with PV module manufacturer SolarWorld. …read more

Canadian Solar raises US$70 million to build module assembly plant in Vietnam

The second-largest Silicon Module Super League (SMSL) member, Canadian Solar has secured US$70 million in loans and equity investment from the International Finance Corporation to support its previously announced plans to establish a 300MW module assembly plant in Vietnam and production plants elsewhere, such as Brazil. …read more

Inverters can evolve at rate of electronics, not mechanics: SolarEdge

In addition to launching a residential energy management and PV self-consumption package for the home compatible with Tesla’s Powerwall, power optimiser specialist SolarEdge launched a lightweight inverter late last year utilising the Israel-headquartered firm’s new HD Wave technology. …read more

SMA Solar posts flat revenue guidance for 2016 as competition continues to bite

Leading PV inverter manufacturer SMA Solar Technology has guided 2016 revenue to be flat with the prior year as key global markets continue to be price sensitive, driven by utility-scale PV market sectors. …read more