Photovoltaic wholesaling WATTKRAFT Top quality, from the solar module to the complete kit.

As a photovoltaics wholesaler, we guarantee high-quality components, great prices and short delivery times for our customers. Photovoltaic modules, HUAWEI inverters, sub-constructions and innovative storage systems are part of our product range. We can also deliver complete photovoltaic kits quickly, straight from our warehouses. Photovoltaic from WATTKRAFT: Quality from the basement to the roof. Source:wattkraft […]

ArcelorMittal plans solar farm on steel plant land in Karnataka

World’s largest steelmaker ArcelorMittal may set up a solar farm on land alloted to it for the proposed 6 MT Karnataka project in view of excess global steel capacity and delays in securing raw materials. The company had entered into a pact with Karnataka government for setting up a 6 million tonnes (MT) steel plant […]

L&T Infrastructure Finance to raise $100 mn in debt from IFC

International Finance Corporation, the private-sector arm of the World Bank, plans to provide Rs 666 crore ($100 million) in debt funding to L&T Infrastructure Finance Ltd. The proposed investment, to be made via non-convertible debentures, will help the a non-banking financial company to fund solar energy projects across India, IFC said in a disclosure. L&T […]

Rewa solar power project a game-changer: Manu Shrivastava

Manu Shrivastava, an IAS officer of the 1991 batch, is an electrical engineer by training. A graduate of IIT Delhi, he had secured the 19th All-India Rank in the fiercely competitive IIT JEE. Shrivastava is presently the principal secretary of the New and Renewable Energy Department and MD of MP Urja Vikas Nigam. During his […]

Ericsson and Panasonic Join Forces to Deliver Smart, Sustainable Energy Solutions for Mobile Operators, Tower Companies, Others

Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) and Panasonic Corporation of North America are collaborating to bring a new energy-as-a-service (EaaS) solution to market. This is the first time that the two companies will work together on smart sustainable energy solutions. The offering will provide an efficient way to intelligently measure, monitor and maintain energy infrastructure for mobile operators […]

Views from Mr. Tulsi Tanti, CMD, Suzlon Group on Tariff based auction for Wind Energy.

“23rd February, 2017 will be remembered as a historic day in the Indian Wind industry, with the first tariff-based bidding being held and having received bids of less than Rs.4/- per unit. Renewables have received a shot in the arm and will witness a growth in volumes in the country. Currently wind projects are limited […]


Toyota Launches Redesigned “Prius PHV” in Japan As the pillar of next-generation environmental vehicles, the new Prius PHV boasts an EV mode range of 68.2 km, more than double that of its predecessor

Toyota City, Japan, February 15, 2017―Toyota Motor Corporation announces the launch of the redesigned Prius PHV in Japan, and sales will begin at all Toyota, Toyopet, Toyota Corolla and Netz dealers nationwide on February 15. Toyota has been working on enhancing its product lineup significantly, and is positioning plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHVs) as the pillar […]


Pfullingen – REFU Elektronik is presenting the new REFUsol 22K three-phase string inverter for the Japanese market at PV Expo in Tokyo. It is being held from 1st to 3rd March 2017. You will find REFU in Hall 3, booth number E22-18. REFU is presenting the new REFUsol 22K-JP three-phase string inverter in Tokyo. The […]

Growatt new inverter maximizes energy harvest from the PV power generation

Around the world there is an increasingly demand towards maximized value of residential PV system and smaller-scale industrial and commercial PV system. With the new intelligent technology, Growatt has launched new generation three-phase solar Inverter Growatt 8K-11KTL3-S for this demand. Growatt 8K-11KTL3-S series inverters are designed for Max. efficiency98.4%,MPPT efficiency 99.5%, wide DC voltage range […]

Samsung launches solar-powered Refrigerators with Digital inverter tech

Samsung India today expanded its consumer electronics portfolio by introducing smart convertible frost-free and direct cool refrigerators which run on solar power and a new range of air conditioners with digital inverter technology that cools 43% faster. “Consumers are looking for energy efficient products, and our new range of refrigerators and air-conditioners have been designed […]

Monocrystal introduces new PERC aluminum paste specially designated for a dot laser pattern

Monocrystal, a leading global supplier of PV metallization pastes and synthetic sapphire, recently announced the launch of its new EFX-9X series aluminum metallization paste for Passivated Emitter Rear Contact (PERC) solar cells, specially designed for a dot laser pattern. New optimized paste content does not damage a passivation layer, and brings up to 17% higher local contact efficiency, compared to our previous EFX-series pastes. This […]

MJP International Announces Distribution of New Solar Products

MJP International today announced that it has placed an initial order for 2 new products from Shenzhen Hopepower Technology Co. Ltd., (“SHTECH”). The products are a 13w foldable solar panel with dual USB outputs that charge all types of USB-powered devices and will be geared towards the company’s retail consumer market, and a 100w solar […]


Vaisala Appoints New Managing Director for 3TIER India

3TIER India, a subsidiary of global environmental and industrial measurement leader, Vaisala, has appointed a new Managing Director. Rajnikanth Umakanthan (Rajni) joins the business to lead the Bangalore-based team in the delivery of Vaisala’s platform of services for the wind and solar sectors, encompassing project development, operations and portfolio management. Joining from Underwriters Laboratories (UL), where […]

Suzlon to focus on wind-solar hybrid model

Wind energy turbine manufacturer Suzlon Energy is present in all nine wind rich States with over 14 manufacturing facilities in the country. The company is the largest operations and maintenance (O&M) service provider in the Indian renewable sector with 10 GW of assets installed is under its management. It is ranked fourth in terms of […]

Jain Irrigation Systems to raise $75 million via FCCBs

Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd plans to raise up to $75 million through foreign currency convertible bonds (FCCBs) mainly for redemption of existing bonds. In a filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), the company said that a sub committee of the board of directors, in its meeting held on Saturday, approved “issue of FCCBs up […]


The Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (PGCIL) has entered into a loan agreement with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for US$ 500 million to part-fund its ‘Green Energy Corridors’. The Green Energy Corridors would be a bipole link power transmission between the Western Region (Raigarh, Chhattisgarh) and the Southern Region (Pugalur, Tamil Nadu) to […]

Petron Group & PLG Clean Energy Announce Strategic Partnership to Fund $165 Million Into Solar Projects in South Asia

Petron Group LLP., a leading private equity firm specializing in renewable energy, and a South Asian developer, and owner of solar parks, recently announced a new strategic partnership to fund solar projects in South Asia with a total capital commitment from Petron Group of 215 Million dollars. As part of this partnership, Petron will invest […]

Declared as the successful bidder under TBCB

Declared as the successful bidder under TBCB…. For more information please visit below link…….. Source:corporates. (0) Related posts: GIPCL becomes successful bidder for another solar project List of Successful Bidder for the RFS No: SECI/Cont./77/2015 dated 09.09.2015 Sterlite Grid becomes 1st in India to commission TBCB-based RAPP Transmission Project ahead of schedule International Solar Alliance […]

Energy Storage


The lithium project initiated by SolarWorld in the Eastern Ore Mountains is moving forward. The solar technology group will sell a share of 50 percent of its project in Altenberg-Zinnwald to Bacanora Minerals Ltd. Under the name Deutsche Lithium GmbH, the future joint venture will be domiciled in Freiberg, Saxony, and operationally controlled by Bacanora […]

Leclanché reports 56% revenue growth for 2016 in line with guidance and a strong growth outlook for 2017

: Leclanché SA (SIX: LECN), one of the world’s leading vertically integrated energy storage solution companies, announced recently its unaudited preliminary revenue of over CHF28 million for the year ended 31st December 2016, in line with guidance issued in last year’s Interim Report and October statement. Anil Srivastava, CEO of Leclanché SA, said: “This second consecutive year of above-market growth has been […]

BYD Launches Biggest E-taxi Fleet in South East Asia

Renewable energy technology company BYD has introduced 100 electric taxis in Singapore, forming the biggest e-taxi fleet in South East Asia. The commercial introduction of the pure electric e6 cars also represents the largest investment of its kind by a Chinese electric car manufacturer.This latest injection of electric taxis into Singapore’s transport network was launched […]

BYD Introduces New Safe and Stable Residential and Commercial Energy Storage Systems in Australia

Today, BYD Co. Ltd., the world’s largest supplier of rechargeable batteries, launched its newly expanded line-up of B-Box Battery Energy Storage Systems in Australia, one of the world’s fastest growing residential energy storage markets. The easy-to-install modular battery cabinets are available in a HV (high-voltage) model for both commercial and residential use, as well as […]


The Outlook in Green Energy Innovation

The International Energy Agency projected that renewable energy will represent the largest single source of electricity growth by the end of the decade. Several factors are expected to contribute to the increasing adoption of green energy, including falling costs, expansion in emerging economies, continuous technological innovations that make energy generation and preservation more efficient and […]

IHS Markit: China’s solar PV market weakens in Q1, 2017 on confirmation of grace period, but 100% growth predicted for Q2

After a long wait, the details of China’s new FiT for 2017 were finally confirmed in late December 2016, and were largely in line with expectations. With the 6 month grace period for the 2016 FiT now confirmed, some pressure has been taken off projects to quickly complete, weakening the outlook for the first quarter […]

After Installing 60% of Global PV Capacity in 2016, What’s In Store for the Giant Chinese and U.S. PV Markets?

The global PV market is roiling beneath a relatively calm surface; while the market appears to be plateauing globally, it features a mix of growing, steady and declining markets. In this article, we analyze the major global PV market drivers, particularly the factors behind the dramatic cost reductions in PV components and electricity. Given that […]

Summit 2017: people, transformations and opportunities generated

2011 was the first time BNEF brought the Summit to New York. We met in the Pierre, right by the corner of Central Park, and partied in the Vanderbilt Hall. Late one evening, I was accosted by an experienced climate change diplomat. A stream of emotion – anger, hurt and fear – poured over me […]

Asia - Pacific

KYOCERA Corporation Names Hideo Tanimoto as New President

Kyocera Corporation (NYSE:KYO)(TOKYO:6971) announced that Mr. Hideo Tanimoto will be promoted to president, effective April 1, following a unanimous vote of its board of directors held today. Tanimoto, currently director and managing executive officer, will become Kyocera’s president, representative director and executive officer — taking over from Mr. Goro Yamaguchi, who will become chairman and […]

ACC Cooperates with Nanjing Fujitsu on Rooftop Solar

Asia Clean Capital (“ACC”) today announced a distributed rooftop solar power supply agreement with Nanjing Fujitsu Computer Electronic Information Co., Ltd (“Nanjing Fujitsu”) at the Fujitsu production base located in Nanjing, Jiangsu province. Under the terms of the Agreement, ACC will invest 100 percent of the system cost and will undertake the design, construction, and […]

Announcement Regarding Status of Implementation of Joint Initiatives between Japan Post Insurance Co., Ltd. and The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company, Limited in the Asset Management Field

Japan Post Insurance Co., Ltd. (“Japan Post Insurance”; Director and President, CEO, Representative Executive Officer: Masami Ishii) and The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company, Limited (“Dai-ichi Life”; President: Koichiro Watanabe), a subsidiary of Dai-ichi Life Holdings hereby announce that they have implemented joint initiatives in their asset management operations pursuant to the “Basic Agreement for Business […]

JinkoSolar Provides 7 MW of Solar Panels for the Largest Railway Station in South China

JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (“JinkoSolar” or the “Company”), a global leader in the photovoltaic industry (PV), today announced that it has supplied 7MW of Eagle series solar panels to power the Guangzhou High Speed Railway Station. The panels will form a part of the largest railway station solar plant in south China. This 7MW solar […]

Europe & UK

Siemens and Allgäuer Überlandwerk form joint venture for smart grid expansion

Siemens and Allgäuer Überlandwerk GmbH (AÜW), based in Kempten, Germany, have formed a joint venture named egrid to commercially implement the results from IRENE and IREN2, two joint smart grid research projects in Wildpoldsried. It was agreed that Siemens would acquire a 49-percent share in the AÜW subsidiary, egrid applications & consulting GmbH. The transaction […]

UK govt intervention has made energy more expensive – lawmakers

Feb 24 Constant government intervention in Britain’s energy sector has led to a complex system of subsidies and an uncompetitive market that fails to deliver low-cost and secure electricity, a report by an upper-house parliamentary committee said on Friday. Successive governments have taken measures since the early 2000s to encourage lower-carbon electricity generation, such as the […]

469 Residential Solar Installations Acquired!

Lightsource Renewable Energy, Europe’s leading solar energy company, has completed the purchase of a 1.32MWp portfolio of residential solar installations through its acquisition team. The portfolio is comprised of 469 installations across the UK from Ecos Solar Nine in a deal valued at £2.3million. As part of the deal Lightsource will receive the Feed-In Tariff (FIT) payments […]

Flexible system needed to make UK renewables cost-effective -report

Britain needs a more flexible electricity system if it is to make intermittent renewable sources as wind and solar cost-effective, an independent research report said on Tuesday, as the government tries to hit emissions targets. The UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) reports comes as the government is under pressure to act on rising energy costs after […]


Gujarat Solar Plants Ranking Map 2016

Solar Plants Ranking Map 2016….   EQ REsearch presents Gujarat Solar Plants Ranking Map 2016. Grid Connected Utility Scale Solar Powwer Plants are ranked on the basis of CUF achieved. CUF is calculated on the basis of actualy generation, capacity of the plant. For any feedback / suggestions / comments / correction, please email EQ’s […]

Electrifying the world

By Tomi Motoi, GE representative to the International Energy Agency The energy system drives today’s economic and social progress. Global energy investment in 2015 accounted for nearly 2.4 percent of global GDP—electricity, including networks, accounted for 37 percent of this investment[1], serving worldwide energy demand and providing critical energy access to millions. Electricity also plays […]

EQ Solar RPO Map Of India

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Solar Map Of India 2016 Dear Solar Industry Colleagues, Warm Greetings from EQ Int’l <www.EQMagPro.com> After Massive Success of EQ Solar Map of INDIA 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th Edition, EQ plans the following Solar Maps for 2016-2017 1. EQ Solar Map of India 7th Edition 2017 2. EQ Solar PV RoofTop & […]

Average annual growth rate of renewable energy capacity and biofuels production

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Renew Financial Expects to Close $1 Billion in PACE Deals in 2017—Outpacing the Last Nine Years

It’s a time of great uncertainty for leading residential solar installers. But there are positive signs with energy companies serving a different part of the residential sector: PACE. Renew Financial, one of the largest purveyors of property-assessed clean energy (PACE) financing, has been in the business for nine years, since founder and CEO Cisco DeVries […]

Georgia Power Simple Solar now available

Georgia Power today introduces Georgia Power Simple Solar ™, the company’s latest solar energy program for customers. Simple Solar is a new voluntary option for Georgians who want to support solar energy, but are unable or choose not to install a solar system at their home or business. Signing up for the program at GeorgiaPower.com/SimpleSolar […]

AES and AIMCo Agree to Acquire sPower, the Largest Independent Solar Developer in the United States, from Fir Tree Partners

The AES Corporation and Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo), on behalf of certain of its clients, have agreed to acquire FTP Power LLC (sPower), the largest independent owner, operator and developer of utility scale solar assets in the United States, from Fir Tree Partners and its minority owners, for $853 million in cash, plus the […]



Athos Solar GmbH, based in Heidelberg, Germany, recently became the first investor to install and launch two high-performance green-field photovoltaic plants in Iran. The two systems, located in the province of Hamadan near Tehran, have a surface area of ten hectares each, making them the first of their scale in Iran. Further, their combined peak […]

Zambia Signs Second Scaling Solar Mandate to Develop Another 500 MW of Renewable Energy

The Government of Zambia signed agreements today for a second mandate with Scaling Solar, the World Bank Group program that is helping developing countries procure low cost, privately financed, solar power. This is Zambia’s second engagement with Scaling Solar and it follows successful auctions held in May 2016 for two solar PV plants of up […]


Athos Solar GmbH, based in Heidelberg, Germany, recently became the first investor to install and launch two high-performance green-field photovoltaic plants in Iran. The two systems, located in the province of Hamadan near Tehran, have a surface area of ten hectares each, making them the first of their scale in Iran. Further, their combined peak […]

PV Manufacturing

Solar power: New tech from MIT makes solar cells more efficient

Though countries are banking on solar power as an alternative for non-renewable sources of energy, solar cells have their own limitations. Their bulky form restricts capability and efficiency, which keeps solar energy from becoming a viable resource despite lower costs. But, new technology from MIT might help solar overcome these handicaps. According to the MIT […]

Mondragon Assembly Obtains A New Global Project In The Automotive Sector

Mondragon Assembly has obtained a new Global Project from one of the leading auto parts manufacturers for the design and development of an automatic cell for assembly and test of a coolant tank. The project consists of two independent cells that will be manufactured and installed simultaneously in Mexico and China during the first half […]

SunPower Uses N-Type IBC Technology to Boost Cell Efficiency to 25%

SunPower announced the financial results of 4Q16 and the latest technological development results. Fab 4 built by SunPower in Philippines successfully raised solar cell conversion efficiency to 25% through IBC cell technology, reaching a new record in the industry. SunPower’s staff indicated in an online press conference that Fab 4 in Philippines use N-type mono-Si […]

Business & Finance

ADB, India Sign $500 Million Loan for Better Power Systems, Transmission

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India today signed a $500 million loan to help improve large-scale power transmission from the northern to the southern regions, while helping integrate renewable energy in the country’s power system. The agreement was signed by Leonardus Boenawan Sondjaja, Deputy Country Director of ADB’s India Resident Mission; […]

Marathon Capital Announces the Sale of sPower to AES Corporation and Alberta Investment Management Corporation

Marathon Capital is pleased to announce the successful sale of FTP Power LLC (“sPower”), the largest independent utility scale solar owner, operator and developer in the United States, to AES Corporation and Alberta Investment Management Corporation (“AIMCo”). AES and AIMCo will each own slightly below 50% equity interests in sPower. Barclays served as the lead […]

Hongli Clean Energy Technologies Corp. Announces Receipt of Delinquency Letter from NASDAQ Relating to December 31, 2016 Form 10-Q

Hongli Clean Energy Technologies Corp., a vertically integrated producer of clean energy products located in Henan Province, China, recently announced that it has received a letter from The NASDAQ Stock Market (“NASDAQ”) notifying the Company that it is not in compliance with NASDAQ Listing Rule 5250(c)(1) because it has not filed its Quarterly Report on […]

Solar Off Grid & Roof Tops

Solar-powered cinema opens in Burkina ahead of festival

A solar-powered cinema was unveiled in Burkina Faso Friday ahead of Ouagadougou’s hosting of Africa’s top film festival, even as movie theatres on the continent continue to disappear. The theatre, with its 300-seat capacity, will run on solar energy. Named Canal Olympia Yennenga, it is now the third-largest movie hall in the Burkina Faso capital […]

Physicist Who Helped Power Villages in India Named Editor of New Cell Press Energy Journal

Philip Earis, a former editor at the Royal Society of Chemistry and the founder of a non-profit that develops and installs solar energy technology in off-grid communities in Western India, has been named the inaugural editor of Joule, a new journal spanning energy research across scales and disciplines. Joule (@Joule_CP), launching fall 2017, will be […]

Haryana makes solar power systems mandatory for private schools

The Haryana government has made it mandatory for all private schools to install solar systems to make them self-sufficient in the field of electricity, an official said on Thursday. “A special grant at the rate of Rs 20,000 per kilowatt is being given to these schools for installing solar power plants,” said a state government spokesman, […]

Solar Balance of Systems

Press release: Hartek Power’s solar EPC portfolio surpasses 500 MW

Chandigarh-based Hartek Power Pvt Ltd, one of India’s fastest growing Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) companies, has successfully connected 270-MW solar projects spread across Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka to the grid. With the commissioning of these projects, the power systems EPC portfolio of Hartek Power has surpassed 500 MW in solar power projects. Cashing in […]

Sollega Demonstrates FastRack510 Flat Roof Racking and New FastRack String Inverter Mount at Intersolar 2016!

Sollega will exhibit at Intersolar North America the week of July 12-14, 2016. The conference will take place in the beautiful city of San Francisco. Be sure to stop by our booth #9252 and see our new string inverter mounting solutions as well as our FastRack510 ballasted flat roof PV racking. Why come to see us? […]

Intersolar: skytron energy launches updated PVGuard®, with integrated controls

skytron® energy, a First Solar company and the global market leader in utility-scale photovoltaic (PV) monitoring, recently announced the launch of version 2.3 of its PVGuard® Supervision Platform.The updated version will be showcased at Intersolar 2016, and features a new integrated control function, allowing operators to directly connect to a plant via a customized dashboard, activating […]

Solar Inverters


Pfullingen – REFU Elektronik is presenting the new REFUsol 22K three-phase string inverter for the Japanese market at PV Expo in Tokyo. It is being held from 1st to 3rd March 2017. You will find REFU in Hall 3, booth number E22-18. REFU is presenting the new REFUsol 22K-JP three-phase string inverter in Tokyo. The […]

Dynapower Energy Storage Inverter is the First Confirmed by Intertek to Meet UL 1741 SA Requirements for Smart Inverters

Dynapower, the global leader in energy storage inverters, and Intertek, a Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide, are pleased to announce that Dynapower’s MPS-250 is the first storage-only energy inverter to be confirmed by Intertek to meet the UL 1741 SA draft requirements for a “smart” inverter. Compliance with this standard ensures that Dynapower’s […]

Growatt supplies central inverters to 20MW new project in Thailand

PV inverter manufacturer Growatt has supplied CP2000 Station-S compact central inverters to a recently completed 20MW project in Thailand developed by Jetion Solar. Growatt said the plant consists of 4 sub-plants of 5MW, three of which use Growatt outdoor central inverters which have a 2MW capacity in a 10ft container size with IP54 ingress protection, […]

Industrial growth with clean energy

In the past, industrial growth was based on the unlimited consumption of fossil fuels. This resulted in increasing environmental pollution in urban areas. One example of this was Europe in the age of industrialisation, when smog descended on towns and cities and on the respiratory tracts of their inhabitants. Even today, major industrial nations such […]

Renewable Energy

First Tidal Energy Turbine with Lockheed Martin Technology Deployed Off Scotland Coast

Atlantis Resources Limited has deployed the first AR1500 tidal energy turbine with new Lockheed Martin technology off the coast of Scotland. The installation is the latest development in the MeyGen project designed to harness the motion of the tides to provide clean, sustainable, predictable power for up to 175,000 homes in Scotland. Under contract and in […]

Gujarat to develop hybrid project using solar, wind energy

At a time when the demand for solar projects is dwindling, the Gujarat Energy Research and Management Institute (GERMI) is developing a hybrid technology using solar and wind energy to generate power. The institute is doing research on developing a hybrid rooftop solar-wind tower amid rising concerns over land utilisation and infrastructure costs. According to […]

Renewable energy mission needs a robust grid network

What is the Problem? Air pollution in Delhi and metropolitan cities of India has dominated much of the recent conversation in the judiciary, government and media. Half of the world’s 20 most polluted cities, according to World Health Organization, are in India and these cities are immensely contributing to climate change. On 2 October 2016, […]