Feb 222017
 
KACO new energy GmbH increases its presence in the Asian growth markets with a new Territory Manager, Andrew Walsh. The inverter manufacturer predicts great potential for large PV systems and storage solutions in these markets. 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...
Feb 222017
 
The lithium project initiated by SolarWorld in the Eastern Ore Mountains is moving forward. The solar technology group will sell a share of 50% 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 Minerals and SolarWorld AG together. The new partner will earn its share of the project in return for a cash consideration of € 5 million...
Feb 222017
 
As residential PV becomes a bigger part of the energy landscape, both consumers and solar professionals are demanding more from their solar technology. To meet the growing demand for fast, cost-effective and high-performing solar solutions, SMA America has launched its new Power+ Solution. Combining the proven Sunny Boy US inverter with the TS4-R Module Level Power Electronics (MLPE), the new SMA solution cost-effectively optimizes residential PV systems and ensures higher energy yields....
Feb 222017
 
The ees Europe Conference, which takes place 30 and 31 May, 2017, will accompany ees Europe for a third year, with this year’s Conference Program highlighting a new area of interest: the automotive industry. The mobile storage system sector is booming, and several panel discussions are dedicated to topics such as automotive battery technology or vehicle-to-grid. Prof. Dr. Werner Tillmetz’s selection as the conference’s second chairman underscores the importance of this topic...
Feb 212017
 
In Lancaster, California, the City Council introduced the Zero Net Energy (ZNE) Home Ordinance during the January 24 City Council Meeting, and moved forward with adopting the Ordinance. “The City of Lancaster has always prided itself on being a City of firsts – we continue to do so as we pave the way in the sustainable energy sphere,” said Mayor R. Rex Parris. “The Zero Net Energy Home Ordinance expands upon Lancaster’s residential solar ordinance so that new...
Feb 212017
 
Fronius introduces the next generation of solar systems to the industry, the Fronius Smart Solution. This satisfies all needs for residential and commercial systems: flexible system design, shade mitigation, NEC compliance, high performance and state-of-the art monitoring while keeping the number of components low and installation easy. As solar evolves and new technologies shape the way systems are designed and installed, new functionalities are added and systems become more advanced. Fronius...
Feb 212017
 
Solar installations in India reached 4 GW in 2016, and are expected to surpass 9 GW in 2017, an incredible pace of growth considering India installed just 883 MW in 2014. With exponential growth in the sector, the government wants to ramp up domestic manufacturing to decrease the volume of solar module imports which, along with installations, has also increased dramatically. The challenge, like in most markets, has been cost competition from Chinese manufacturers. India also lost the World...
Feb 212017
 
Florida Power & Light Company, the largest generator of solar energy in Florida, today announced the expansion of its near-term plans for new universal solar generation. FPL now plans to build new universal solar power plants at eight locations by early 2018 – comprising more than 2.5 million solar panels. "We have been working hard to drive down the costs of adding solar so we can deliver even more zero-emissions energy to all of our customers. As the first company to...
Feb 202017
 
Solarig Japan G.K. will participate as exhibitor at Solar PV Expo Japan (1st -3rd March) on Booth E24-42. Solarig has successfully accomplished a year of unprecedented construction and O&M services within Japan, reaching 143MWp operated across the Nippon territory. Solarig is proud to announce that since Q2 2016, Solarig is a licensed construction company and has successfully completed two projects totaling 1,7MWp by its own means. Solarig has secured 13MWp and is targeting 50MWp by the...