U.S. solar market insight: Total market poised to triple in next five years
solarserver.com | Posted: 10 Mar 2017, 19:22
Over the next five years, the cumulative U.S. solar market is expected to nearly triple in size, even as a slight dip is expected in 2017.
Following the Board elections of SolarPower Europe (Brussels) on March 8th, 2017 Dr. Christian Westermeier, Vice President of Sales, Marketing & Application Engineering of Wacker Chemie AG, has been elected as the new President, replacing the outgoing Oliver Schaefer of SunPower.
Infinity Solar, ib vogt and Solizer to build a64.1 MWp solar PV plant at Benban, Aswan under round o
Egyptian-based company Infinity Solar S.A.E. and Germany-based companies ib vogt GmbH and Solizer GmbH & Co. KG have announced the successful closure of a 64.1 MWp solar power plant project in Benban, Aswan, Egypt by the Infinity 50 consortium of which they are members.
Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (Baoding, China), known as "Yingli Solar", on March 7th, 2017 announced that Xiangdong Wang has resigned from his position as an executive director of the Company due to personal reasons.
1366 Technologies reports 19.9% efficiency using Direct Wafer and Hanwha Q CELLS solar PV cell techn
Silicon wafer manufacturer 1366 Technologies (Bedford, Mass., US) on March 8th, 2017 announced a new performance record for its Direct Wafer technology with the achievement of 19.9% solar cell efficiency through 1366’s ongoing technical partnership with Hanwha Q CELLS.
TerraForm Power, Inc. (Bethesda, Maryland, U.S.), an owner and operator of clean energy power plants, and Brookfield Asset Management Inc. (New York), a global alternative asset manager, on March 7th, 2017 announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Brookfield will assum
The Norwegian solar developer is considering the construction of two PV plants totalling 60 MW in Ukraine. The company is discussing opportunities with local deputy Minister of Energy.
It’s often tough for new technologies to displace incumbent process, and kerfless wafers have been no exception. But while a number of kerfless wafer makers have faltered along the way to commercial production, 1366 Technologies is breaking new ground for the technology.
Polysilicon output by volume rose 33.7% year on year to 13,068 metric tons (MT) in 2016.
It will primarily use construction loans to finance development of the projects.
SolarReserve receives environmental approval for 450 MW 24/7 baseload CSP, energy storage facility i
SolarReserve LLC (Santa Monica, California, U.S.) has received environmental approval from the Chilean government to build one of the world’s largest concentrating solar power (CSP) projects with energy storage.
WElink Energy( Dublin, Irland) on March 3rd, 2017 announced to build Europe’s largest privately funded solar farm in Portugal following the signing of the EPC contract with China Triumph International Engineering Co. Ltd (CTIEC).
Manz AG (Reutlingen, Germany), a globally active high-tech equipment manufacturer with an extensive technology portfolio covering the three strategic business segments of "Solar" (PV), "Electronics" and "Energy Storage," published its preliminary economic figures for the 2016 fiscal year on March 7t
Canadian Solar Inc. (Guelph, Ontario) on March 6th, 2017 announced that it has received USD 20 million unsecured funding from the China and Portuguese-speaking Countries Cooperation and Development Fund (CPDFund) to support the development of eligible solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in Brazil, incl
SCHMID has received the pv magazine award in the categrory “Top Innovation” for its latest development, called DW PreTex.
ReneSola Ltd (Shanghai, China) announce on March 2nd, 2017 that, based on a notice received from the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), the Company has regained compliance with the NYSE's continued listing requirement of a minimum average closing price of USD 1.00 per share over the previous consecutiv
Amazon on March 2nd, 2017 announced a new initiative to generate clean energy by installing solar panels on its fulfillment facilities around the world.
KACO new energy and DNE Solar ink framework agreement for the delivery of string PV inverters totali
Neckarsulm, Germany-based manufacturer KACO new energy GmbH will deliver 300 megawatts worth of solar photovoltaic (PV) inverter power to the South Korean distributor and EPC, DNE Solar Ltd.
The Taiwan-based solar cell producer Neo Solar Power (NSP) has confirmed it will exit the polycrystalline business. In a statement, the company said that it is actually planning to focus on higher-margin monocrystalline products, especially mono-PERC solar cells, and to gradually lower its multicrys
GCL System Suzhou — a wholly owned unit of GCL System Integration — will contribute 98 million yuan, while Suzhou GCL New Energy will invest 102 million yuan, according to a statement to the Hong Kong stock exchange.
Upsolar (Shanghai, China), a provider of solar PV modules, announced a new milestone after being awarded a contract by Hilvan Enerji to supply PV panels for a 23.6 MW solar farm in Hilvan, Sanliurfa, Turkey.
SINGULUS announces a major contract for the supply of production equipment for CIGS solar PV modules
SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG (Kahl am Main, Germany) on March 3rd, 2017 announced a contract for the delivery of vacuum sputtering systems as well as systems for wet chemical buffer layer deposition with the subsidiary of a major public energy company and producer of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules from
Panasonic Corporation (Osaka, Japan) will deliver significantly greater quality assurance to customers with a new 25-year product guarantee for its solar photovoltaic (PV) module HIT series.
Florida Power & Light Co. (FPL, Juno Beach, Florida, U.S.) on March 1st, 2017 announced the names and locations of its 2017 and 2018 solar photovoltaic (PV) projects, consisting of eight new 74.5 MW solar power plants that will be built over the next 12 months.
North American and European utilities invested around $297 million in distributed solar to date, GTM
North American and European utilities invested about $2.9 billion in 130 individual distributed energy companies since 2010, according to the report “Utility Investments in Distributed Energy” released by US market research company GTM Research.
The Chinese solar module manufacturer Chint has signed a framework agreement with the government of the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Norte to build a PV panel factory in the region.
Yesterday Amazon announced a new initiative to install solar PV at its fulfillment centers, with plans to deploy PV systems at 50 centers around the world by 2020. As the first step, the company says that it will install PV on 15 fulfillment centers in the United States by the end of 2017, with a co
The project came about as the result of a pilot tender to add PV generation to the hydroelectric dam in Northern Portugal, in which Ciel & Terre was chosen as EPC provider. The solar panels are installed on a floating island, and will allow the plant to save hydropower to compete at peak demand time
A new annual record for new utility-scale installations – almost 35 gigawatts – was set in 2016 according to figures released on March 2nd, 2017 by Wiki-Solar.org. This took cumulative installations close to the 100 GW milestone.
Its American Depositary Shares (ADS) closed at $2.92 on March 1.
If the company proceeds with the plan, it will offer the 1.75 billion yuan ($254.2 million) financial instruments for a term of up to three years, according to a statement to the Hong Kong stock exchange.
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