National median installed prices for residential and non-residential PV systems in first half 2016 continued to decline at a “modest pace” in response to reductions in soft costs and those for hardware other than modules, according to a report issued by the US Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.
Utility-scale – larger than 5MW (ac) - will continue to lead the overall US solar sector for capacity installations for at least another five years, driven in part by extension of a key federal tax credit, according to a report released today by the US Department of Energy's (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
24 August 2016 11:15 GMT
Brazil’s federal government has decided to allow the winners of the country’s first solar tender in 2014 to cancel their PPAs and remain eligible to bid in future tenders, including the one scheduled for later this year.
24 August 2016 08:25 GMT
Despite a strengthening of the Brazilian real (BRL) over the past year, the Brazilian Solar Power Association (Absolar) is calling for cap prices in December's reserve tender to be adjusted upwards from the R$381 ($117) per MWh in last November's tender, to take account of other changes in Brazil’s economy.
24 August 2016 04:22 GMT
Solar Frontier of Japan is in talks to buy “multiple pipelines” of utility-scale solar projects in the US, as it looks to project development and EPC work to counteract a sharp downturn in module prices.
24 August 2016 01:40 GMT
The Brazilian government’s new plan to sign contracts for about 1GW of utility-scale solar each year through 2024 will not be adequate for the country to establish a thriving local supply chain that includes cell manufacturing, the Brazilian Solar Power Association (Absolar) warns.
24 August 2016 12:39 GMT
Global PV module prices have been declining rapidly in recent months and Trina Solar, the world’s largest supplier, expects them to fall at least another 10% in the second half of the year, perhaps sparking consolidation in the upstream PV industry.
23 August 2016 12:02 GMT
AES Corp. scored an order from utility San Diego Gas and Electric to build two battery-storage arrays to help smooth California’s influx of renewables, with one of the arrays to become the largest in the US upon its completion early next year.
19 August 2016 02:45 GMT
Canadian Solar is taking significant steps to prepare for an anticipated PV industry downturn, including slowing its module capacity expansion and scrapping its plans for a yieldco, but the solar giant expects to weather the market headwinds better than its rivals.
18 August 2016 01:44 GMT
1366 Technologies, the solar wafer start-up backed by Hanwha Q Cells and Wacker Chemie, says it has achieved a key R&D milestone by demonstrating its ability to grow three-dimensional PV wafers, which remain durable despite using less polysilicon feedstock.
16 August 2016 05:55 GMT
NV Energy, part of billionaire Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate, is asking regulators in Nevada to approve a 100MW PV facility as it moves forward the retirement date for a controversial coal-fired generating plant.
16 August 2016 03:52 GMT
More US cities are making environmental and political commitments to be powered 100% by renewable energy led by heavily populated San Diego, San Francisco and San Jose in California, according to a new Sierra Club report that highlights 10 of them.
15 August 2016 05:27 GMT
Bankrupt SunEdison is looking to sell 14 PV projects located in five US states totaling nearly 1.7GW of nameplate generation capacity to NRG Energy, one of the largest solar portfolios offered for sale globally this decade.
12 August 2016 02:53 GMT
Sunrun, the US residential solar company, topped its deployment guidance for the second quarter and said it's making more money for every watt of PV capacity it installs, prompting a 17% surge in its stock price on Friday.
11 August 2016 09:33 GMT
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