Monthly Archives: January 2018

The Controversy Behind Massachusetts’ $1.6B Hydro Power Transmission Line

Massachusetts, a progressive state with a firm commitment to clean energy, has just found a way to access a bunch of that clean energy at once. But instead of general satisfaction, the administration has found itself at the center of a controversy that’s only likely to grow. The state is seeking an influx of clean

India’s first World Bank solar park loans sanctioned for Madhya Pradesh

Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited (IREDA) has signed an agreement with Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Limited (RUMSL) to finance two major solar parks in the state of Madhya Pradesh with a first loan of INR2.1 billion (US$33 million). …read more

10 Trends That Will Shape the Global Solar Market in 2018

It’s going to be a big year for solar around the world. The global solar market grew by 26 percent last year, with 99 gigawatts of grid-connected PV capacity installed. According to GTM Research’s new Global Solar Data Hub, 2018 will be the first-ever triple-digit year for the global solar market, with an anticipated 106

Huawei starting ‘FusionHome’ smart energy system sales in Australia

Leading solar PV inverter supplier Huawei is first starting the supply of its long-awaited FusionHome Smart Energy Solution that provides solar plus storage capabilities to the Australian residential market during the first quarter of 2018. …read more

After Trump’s Solar Tariffs, a Conservative Case for Solar

South Carolina will be the fifth most affected state under the solar module tariff that President Trump announced last week. According to GTM Research, the state’s blossoming market will lose out on 336 megawatts, a 19 percent reduction from GTM Research’s original 2018-2022 forecast. That situation is “unacceptable” according to Matt Moore, the former chair

Arizona’s 3GW energy storage target, ‘Clean Peak plan’ part of a ‘wake up call’ to other states

A 3,000MW energy storage target, proposed in Arizona as part of a grid modernisation policy, recognises the role of the technology in reducing the need for fossil fuels to stabilise the grid, a consultant has said. …read more

GoodWe DNS inverters ergonomically designed for higher levels of home safety

GoodWe is rolling out the new DNS series inverters which are ideal for solar power generation in residential homes. With a low start-up voltage of only 120V and the widest voltage range of 80-550V, these inverters can provide high performance and greater options for any household system, while maintaining a sleek, child-friendly design without sharp

ROUND-UP: EDF’s 30MW in Israel, More Iran deployment, Invenergy bond

EDF, Clal Sun and Belectric complete 30MW project in Israel, Invenergy issues bond to refinance 65MW Uruguay project, More large-scale completion in Iran. …read more