The new economics of energy storage

Energy storage is a favorite technology of the future—for good reasons. Many people see affordable storage as the missing link between intermittent renewable power, such as solar and wind, and 24/7 reliability. Utilities are intrigued by the potential for storage to meet other needs such as relieving congestion and smoothing out the variations in power […]

Powered by Kokam’s Ultra High Energy NMC Batteries, Solar Impulse 2 Completes First Flight Around the World by a Zero-Fuel Solar Airplane

Kokam Co. Ltd, the world’s premier provider of innovative battery solutions, recently announced that the Solar Impulse 2 used batteries based on its advanced Ultra High Energy Lithium Nickel Manganese Cobalt (NMC) Oxide (Ultra High Energy NMC) battery technology to power the zero-fuel solar airplane’s record-breaking flight around the world. On July 26 the Solar Impulse […]

New steps to enhance transparency in Power Sector

Shri Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines opened a new chapter to enhance transparency in power transmission sector of the country by launching the ‘TARANG’ Mobile App, ‘e-Trans’ & ‘DEEP’ e-bidding web portals, developed by Rural Electrification Corporation Transmission Projects Company Limited (RECTPCL), a subsidiary […]

Staying true to its commitment towards the Telangana Market, Rays Power Infra successfully commissions 25 MW Solar PV Park

Demonstrating its commitment towards the promising solar power market existing in Telangana, Rays Power Infra successfully commissions a 25 MW Solar Park here. The company commissioned this project as a part of few other projects that were commissioned in this year itself. The leading Solar Energy Company announced that it has completed a 9.2 MW […]

Status Of Renewable Energy Power Projects Commissioned In Andhra Pradesh State A

New And Renewable Energy Development Corporation Of Ap Ltd (Nredcap), Hyderabad Status Of Renewable Energy Power Projects Commissioned In Andhra Pradesh State As On 31.07.2016. For More Information Pls.Go Through Below Attached Documents… (104) Related posts: Andhra Pradesh:Status Of Renewable Energy Power Projects Commissioned In Andhra Pradesh State As On 31.12.2015 NIT for Development of […]

BHEL bags EPC order for 30 MW Solar Photovoltaic Power Plants

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has secured an order for setting up 30 MW (3×10 MW) of Solar Photovoltaic (SPV) Power Plants on Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) basis. Valued at Rs.1,690 Million, the Letter of Intent (LoI) has been placed on BHEL by West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Corporation Limited (WBSEDCL). The SPV plants […]


Innovative Solar, Inc. Presentsthe Solar Industry’s FIRST Rapid Shutdown®Combiner Box with Capacitor Discharge

Innovative Solar Inc. (ISI),the most rapidly advancing solar design team in the solar power industry, has developed the solar industry’s FIRST Rapid Shutdown® Combiner box with Capacitor Discharge. The Combiner comes with optional AFCI and surge protection. Innovative Solar’sPV powered combiners will accommodate single or multiple MPPTs. Ranging from 4 to 24 strings in grounded or […]

Yingli’s PID Resistant TwinMAX Dual Glass Modules Passes IEC61215/61730 Tests

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE) (“Yingli Solar” or “Yingli”), one of the world’s leading solar panel manufacturers, today announced that its TwinMax 60 cell dual glass modules (including standard and bifacial series) have passed the IEC61215/61730 tests. These standards ensure the performance and safety of the modules and thereby of investors’ capital. […]

Canadian Solar Launches New Field-Installable T4 PV Connector for Faster, Lower-Cost PV Installations

Canadian Solar Inc. (the “Company”, or “Canadian Solar”) (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world’s largest solar power companies, today announced that the company has introduced the new T4 Field-Installable PV Connector portfolio to the North American market. The T4 PV Connector is a high-quality field-installable PV connector manufactured by TLIAN, a subsidiary of Canadian Solar […]

LG Solar 72-Cell Solar Panels For Commercial Installation Available This Summer

 LG Electronics USA announced recently that U.S. shipments are beginning this month for LG’s flagship NeON™ 2 72-cell solar panels. Perfectly suited for commercial and utility scale installations, these new solar panels represent the industry’s most efficient and practical solution for commercial installations due to LG’s N-Type double-sided cell structure, LG announced during Intersolar 2016. LG’s […]

Canadian Solar Launches New 1500-Voltage Crystalline Solar Module Portfolio at 2016 Intersolar North America

Canadian Solar Inc. , one of the world’s largest solar power companies, recently announced that the company will launch the new 1500V System Voltage (“1500V”) crystalline solar module portfolio at the 2016 Intersolar North America Exhibition to be held from July 12 to July 14, 2016 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. The conventional 1000V […]

AUO Announces New P-type Mono-crystalline Solar Module with Impressive Power Output

To satisfy the thriving demand for high performance solar products, AU Optronics Corp.  announced recently that it will introduce high efficiency and durable solar solutions at Intersolar Europe 2016 from June 22 to 24 in Munich, Germany. In particular, AUO will showcase a brand-new P-type mono-crystalline module featuring superior power output, further consolidating AUO’s leadership position […]


NTPC bags Top PSU Awards

NTPC , the largest power utility has been bestowed The Best Maharatna PSU and Top Performer in the Power Generation Sector Awards by the leading Information Service Company Dun & Bradstreet. The Awards were received by Shri K. Biswal , Director ( Finance) NTPC from Shri Anil Swarup, Secretary, Coal , Govt. of India at […]

‘Installed capacity of renewable energy has crossed 44 GW’

The cumulative installed capacity of renewable energy has crossed 44 GigaWatts and “phenomenal progress” has been made in other key infrastructure sectors like aviation and railways, a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi was told. At the meeting held to review the functioning of the key infrastructure sectors, NITI Aayog made a presentation, according […]

‘High GST may hurt solar heater makers’

Manufacturers of solar water heaters are worried that high GST rates may edge them out of competition. Already they have to pay 5% VAT in Gujarat, while manufacturers in states like Maharashtra and Karnataka do not have to pay any VAT at all. With cheap solar water heaters from China flooding the market Gujarat-based solar […]

Aerial mapping of city’s solar energy prospects

A small aircraft will soon be going around Bengaluru to map the rooftop area available for generation of solar energy. The Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (Bescom) has entered into an agreement with Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited (KREDL) and the Centre for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP) to build a roadmap to boost […]

No incentive for renewable energy under GST: Investors

The fear is that tax holiday, excise and customs concessions might evaporate Stakeholders in the renewable energy sector have expressed concern over the effect that the implementation of the goods and services tax (GST) will have on the industry.At the inaugural session of Energizing South 2016, a two-day conference and exposition on “Smart – Reliable […]

Installed capacity of renewable energy has crossed 44 GW

The cumulative installed capacity of renewable energy has crossed 44 GigaWatts and “phenomenal progress” has been made in other key infrastructure sectors like aviation and railways, a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi was told today.At the meeting held to review the functioning of the key infrastructure sectors, NITI Aayog made a presentation, according […]

Energy Storage

Global battery energy storage system installed capacity will exceed 14 Gigawatts by 2020, says GlobalData

Global battery energy storage system (BESS) installed capacity is set to grow from 1.5 Gigawatts (GW) in 2015 to over 14 GW by 2020, as large numbers of projects are planned to be commissioned over the forecast period due to increasing renewable installations and focus on grid stability, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData. […]

AES to deploy 37.5 MW of Advancion® Energy Storage Arrays for SDG&E

The AES Corporation recently announced its subsidiary, AES Energy Storage, has entered into two contracts with San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E). AES will install and commission two energy storage arrays totaling 37.5 MW using its Advancion® energy storage solution at sites in San Diego County, California. The SDG&E-owned energy storage arrays will help to improve […]

World first to combine big solar and storage

A world-leading project in far north Queensland is set to combine big battery storage and big solar to supply solar power after sundown and during peak usage times. The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) is providing $17.4 million funding support for Conergy to build and operate a 10.8 MW (AC) solar photovoltaic (PV) plant with […]

Lakeland solar and storage project

This project involves the construction of a large-scale solar plant with battery storage in the Lakeland region of North Queensland. The integration of big solar and battery storage has the potential to revolutionise power supply for fringe-of-grid locations. Need There are challenges associated with supplying power to fringe-of-grid areas from central generation sources. These challenges […]


Light Duty Plug-in Electric Vehicles Are Expected to Make up Half of the Global Electric Vehicle Market by 2024, According to Navigant Research

A recent report from Navigant Research details the global market for light duty vehicles, including light duty hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and battery electric vehicles (HEVs, PHEVs, and BEVs), or plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs), segmented by scenario, region, country, drivetrain, and automaker, through 2024. As of 2015, light duty PEVs accounted for about 19 percent of […]

Building Energy Management System Revenue Is Expected to Total Nearly $55 Billion from 2015 to 2024

A recent report from Navigant Research examines the major trends and market issues expected to shape the future of intelligent buildings in 2016 and beyond.Changing customer demands, regulations and sustainability goals, and power regulation and resiliency concerns are leading building owners to realize that the guidelines they have traditionally used to assess their portfolios are […]

Global E-Mobility Device Revenue is Expected to Reach $62.2 Billion by 2025

A new report from Navigant Research examines the global market for electric mobility (e-mobility) devices, including e-buses, e-bikes, e-scooters, plug-in electric vehicles used in shared mobility services, and electric vehicle supply equipment, providing forecasts for unit sales, revenue, and battery pack energy capacity, through 2025. As cities strategize on how to reduce traffic congestion and […]

China plans to catalyse production of electric vehicles

China is said to be considering the introduction of compulsory quotas for carmakers that would require them to produce more electric vehicles or purchase carbon credits from their peers, in a bid to tighten emissions and support companies in developing what the government considers a strategic industry.The proposed measure will require certain automakers to produce […]

Asia - Pacific

$810 Million ADB Loan To Help Pakistan Address Energy Shortage

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved an $810 million multi-tranche financing facility to develop Pakistan’s power transmission system, to improve the reliability and quality of energy supply, and to meet increasing demand for electricity.“A reliable and sustainable power sector is critical to the economic growth and wellbeing of Pakistan,” said Megan Wolf, Energy Specialist […]

NSP Joins Hands with Cathay Life Insurance to Enlarge Taiwan Solar System Project Investment

Neo Solar Power Corporation recently announced that the company will join hands with Cathay Life Insurance Co. Ltd to co-invest a new company to enlarge Taiwan Solar System Project investment. The capital of this new co-invest company is planned to be NT$3.5 billion with two phases capital injection. The first capital injection is NT$1.5 billion and […]

China Singyes Solar Technologies Holdings Limited: Positive Profit Alert

The board of directors  of the Company wishes to inform the shareholders of the Company and potential investors that, based on the preliminary assessment of the unaudited consolidated management accounts of the Group, it is expected that the Group’s interim results for the period ended 30 June 2016 would record an increase in the consolidated […]

NSP Reports 2016 Q2 Financial Results

Neo Solar Power Corporation , a world-class leading manufacturer of high quality solar cells and modules in Hsinchu, Taiwan,recently announced its 2016 Q2 & H1 financial report. According to 2016 H1 financial results, the company delivered NT$10,408 million in Net Revenues. Net Loss was NT$834 million while the underlying EPS closed at NT$ -0.90. For […]

Europe & UK

Voltalia Finalises The Acquisition Of Martifer Solar

“It is with great pleasure that we confirm the acquisition of Martifer Solar. Over the past three years, the exceptional work carried out by our teams has seen our installed capacity multiply nine-fold and this new addition to the group will strengthen our position in the solar energy sector, the fastest growing of all renewable […]

Quercus announces official grant of incentive for Italian solar plant

Quercus Assets Selection S.C.A. SICAV – SIF, through its subsidiary Lux Renewable Holdings SA, has supported the construction of a 20MW photovoltaic plant in the town of Celano (in the Abruzzo region), which was unfortunately hit by an earthquake in 2009. The plant will be producing 28,500 MWh per annum, powering on average 10,300 homes […]

EU reimposes anti-dumping duties on three Chinese solar panel exporters

The European Commission on Tuesday reimposed anti-dumping duties on three Chinese exporters of solar modules and cells citing breaches to terms of an agreement they had reached with Brussels not to sell below a minimum price. Osda Solar, Qixin Solar Electrical Appliance and Shandong Linuo Photovoltaic Hi-Tech were part of a group of Chinese exporters […]

SMA Takes Over Operational Management Of The Largest Pv Farm In Scandinavia

SMA Solar Technology AG (SMA) is taking over complete technical operational management of the largest PV farm in Denmark on behalf of project developer and energy service provider WIRCON GmbH. The PV farm near Lerchenborg has been on the utility grid since December 2015, with an output of around 60 megawatts. SMA has supplied the […]


EQ Solar RPO Map Of India

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EQ Solar Map Of India 2016- Ist Draft

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Solar Map Of India 2016- I Draft 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 ​Edition, EQ plans ​the following Solar Maps for 2016 1. EQ Solar Map of India 6th Edition 2016 2. EQ Solar PV RoofTop […]

Average annual growth rate of renewable energy capacity and biofuels production

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Get in touch with a solar installer,who will guide you on project design and familiarize you with policies and regulation..more information refer infograph Infograph Source:ET   (18) Related posts: Commission implementing regulation terminating the partial interim review of the anti-dumping and countervailing measures applicable to imports of crystalline silicon photovoltaic modules and key components (i.e. […]

EQ Solar Map 5th Edition 2015

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Successful Tender For Supply Regulated Customers Will Allow Light To Lower The Account Of Household And Smes From The Year 2021

Process awarded average price of 47.6 US $ / MWh, and entry of new players. In an unprecedented way, in the Mapocho Cultural Center, the Government made the Public Allocation Act of Electricity Supply Tender 2015/01, which offered 12,430 GWh / year of energy and supply the electricity needs of customers of regulated Interconnected systems SIC […]

Chile energy power tender results

The Chilean government unveiled the results of its latest power tender to supply 12,430 GWh to regulated customers starting in 2021. The average winning price was US$ 47,6 per megawatt hour (MWh). It is the lowest price since tenders started a decade ago. It is also 40% below the average price of  US$ 79,3 reached in 2015 […]

Sullivan Solar Power Voted Best Solar Company in San Diego

A new poll released by the San Diego Union-Tribune listed locally-based Sullivan Solar Power as the top solar power company in San Diego. San Diego is home to one of the most competitive solar industries globally, and this year saw 12 of the leading solar companies in the industry nominated for the award. The winner […]


SA’s SolarCap brings efficiency, aesthetics to solar roofing

South African startup SolarCap has developed an innovative solar water pre-heating and electricity generation concept that brings both efficiency and aesthetics to solar roofing.SolarCap has developed a solar water pre-heating system that blends in perfectly with any new or existing roof yet is significantly cheaper than solar geyser systems currently available on the market.Co-founder Roy […]

Scatec Solar secures 100 MW solar project in Nigeria

Scatec Solar has signed an agreement with CDIL, a Canadian renewable energy development company focused on Africa, and BPS, a Nigerian strategic consulting firm, securing the 100 MW (DC) Nova Scotia Power plant located in Jigawa State, Nigeria. This agreement was announced in connection with Scatec Solar’s second quarter results. The Nova Scotia project company, signed […]

Kulan Solar Power Plant

Country: Kazakhstan Project number: 48488 Business sector: Power and energy Notice type: Private Environmental category: B Target board date: 04 Oct 2016 Status: Passed Concept Review, Pending Structure Review PSD disclosed: 18 Aug 2016 Project Description The EBRD is considering provision of debt financing for construction, connection to the power transmission grid, commissioning and launch of a greenfield 29 MWp solar power plant […]

PV Manufacturing

Applied Materials Announces Record Results

Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) today reported results for its third quarter ended July 31, 2016. New orders were $3.66 billion, up 6 percent sequentially and up 26 percent year over year. Backlog of $4.95 billion was up 19 percent sequentially and up 60 percent year over year. Net sales of $2.82 billion were up 15 percent […]

SINGULUS Technologies publishes financial figures for the first half year of 2016

High order intake and order backlog -Sales in the period under review at low level -Restructuring income results in significantly positive net profit -Equity ratio positive at 24 % -Segments Optical Disc and Semiconductor weak, Solar division impacted by one large order in the CIGS solar segment -Additional solar orders in negotiation -Bond restructuring successfully […]

1366 Technologies Introduces “3D” Wafer Feature

1366 Technologies (“1366”) today unveiled the first of a series of R&D achievements that have the potential to change the way the solar industry thinks about wafer features. The company’s proprietary Direct Wafer process has demonstrated the ability to grow a “three dimensional” wafer or a thin wafer with a thick border, an advancement impossible […]

Business & Finance

DB Schenker named “Freight Forwarder of the Year” in India

Schenker India Pvt. Ltd, part of global logistics service provider DB Schenker, received the “Freight Forwarder of the Year” award for its solid network strength and innovative ocean freight solutions. The prestigious Maritime Gateway Award was presented last week to DB Schenker to honor the achievements in the field of ocean freight forwarding category in […]

Trina Solar Announces Second Quarter 2016 Results

Trina Solar Limited (NYSE: TSL) (“Trina Solar” or the “Company”), a global leader in photovoltaic (“PV”) modules, solutions, and services, today announced its unaudited financial results for the quarter endedJune 30, 2016. Second Quarter 2016 Financial and Operating Highlights Total module shipments were 1,658.3 MW, consisting of 1,619.0 MW of external shipments and 39.3 MW […]

Largest council solar farm plugs funds for public services

The largest local authority owned solar farm in the UK, acquired for nearly £14.5 million, will be used to help protect the future of council services in Forest Heath. The District Council has announced that after months of negotiations it has bought Greenheath Energy Ltd and with it the 12.4MW solar farm at Toggam Farm […]

Solar Off Grid & Roof Tops

Kerala resort goes ‘green’

Kerala’s first premier green resort was commissioned on Tuesday. The Poovar Island Resort on Kovalam beach will run on a combination of solar power and wind generated energy.Set in the outskirts of the state capital, Poovar Island has pioneered green and environment friendly systems. It plans to go ‘Energy Neutal’ in future. The current project […]

BSNL plans to join solar bandwagon

In an attempt to leverage the growing focus on India’s solar energy sector, state-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) plans to lease out its telecom factory at Bhilai in Chhattisgarh for manufacturing solar equipment.The move is expected to provide a boost to the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government’s ‘Make in India’ programme. India’s solar power […]

Future-Proofing Your Solar Investment with the Pika Energy Island

Adding a solar photovoltaic system to a home or business is an exceptional way to lower one’s energy costs over decades of electricity usage. But, as with any investment, the smart money is on maximizing the return and ensuring the dividends aren’t negatively impacted by external market effects. External conditions certainly can negatively impact your […]

Solar Balance of Systems

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 […]

Global Solar Off-Grid Semi-Annual Market Report

The data in this report is limited to that provided by GOGLA member companies and Lighting Global Quality Verified companies using an online questionnaire. Companies are classified either as distributors of other companies’ branded products or as manufacturers of their own branded products. Only aggregate data is presented here, and it is only included when it has satisfied our ‘three data point […]

Solar Inverters

TMEIC Receives Order of Its Outdoor PV Inverters with a Salt Damage Prevention Specification for a Utility Scale PV Plant in Hawaii, United States

Toshiba Mitsubishi-Electric Industrial Systems Corporation (hereinafter, “TMEIC”; President & CEO Masahiko Yamawaki) received an order of 17 units of its SOLAR WARETM 1667 outdoor PV inverters with a salt damage prevention specification for a utility scale solar power plant currently under construction on Oahu island of Hawaii. The plant is being built by Eurus Energy […]

SMA is First Manufacturer to Achieve UL 1741 SA Certification for Smart Solar Inverters

SMA is the first inverter manufacturer to complete functional and safety testing with UL according to the UL 1741 SA (Supplement A) draft standard, which identifies inverter functions required for optimal grid stability. To achieve that, SMA enhanced the smart-inverter capabilities of its popular Sunny Boy TL-US series of inverters with Secure Power Supply to […]

SolarEdge Announces Fiscal Fourth Quarter and Year End 2016 Financial Results

SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: SEDG), a global leader in PV inverters, power optimizers, and module-level monitoring services, today announced its financial results for the fiscal fourth quarter and year ended June 30, 2016. Fourth Quarter and Full Fiscal Year 2016 Highlights Revenues for fiscal Q4 2016 of $124.8 million, and $489.8 million in fiscal year […]

SMA Solar Technology Ag Increases Sales And Earnings In First Half Of 2016

SMA Solar Technology AG  reported a positive business performance in the first half of 2016 in a market environment characterized by strong price pressure. The SMA Group’s sales increased by 15.1% to €494.1 million year on year (H1 2015: €429.3 million). EBIT was €39.3 million (H1 2015: €-14.9 million). The main earnings driver was the […]

Renewable Energy

MNRE:Guidelines for Tariff Based Competitive Bidding Process for Grid Connected Small Hydro Power (SHP) Projects above 10 MW Station Capacity

Promotion of competition in the electricity industry in India is one of the key objectives of the Electricity Act, 2003. Power purchase costs constitute the largest cost element for distribution licensees. Competitive procurement of electricity by the distribution licensees is expected to reduce the overall cost of procurement of power and facilitate development of power […]

Inox Wind says hybrid wind-solar policy will boost growth

Inox Wind Ltd, India’s second largest wind-turbine maker by market share, expects to get a boost from the upcoming wind-solar hybrid policy, the newly-announced central tender of 1 gigawatt (GW) under reverse bidding, and implementation of a renewable generation obligation (RGO) on power producers, the company’s executive director Devansh Jain said in a phone interview […]

Tata Power JV Cennergi starts operations of 95 MW wind project

Tata Power ‘s 50:50 joint venture with Exxaro Resources in South Africa, Cennergi (Pty) announced commencement of commercial operations for its 95 MW Tsitsikamma Community wind farm project on Thursday.”The said wind farm comprises 31 3.075 MW Vestas-make turbines,” Tata Power said in a press statement today. According to the statement, Cennergi was picked as […]