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The solar market is thriving, and demand for batteries is also rising steadily. Market researchers have predicted photovoltaics (PV) deployment of roughly 100 gigawatts (GW) for 2018.

Canadian Solar Inc. announced its wholly owned subsidiary Recurrent Energy, LLC has signed a build-transfer agreement ("BTA") for a base purchase price of approximately $138.4 million with Entergy Mississippi on a 100 megawatt solar photovoltaic project.

With the stake in the Israeli photovoltaic startup Raycatch, BayWa r.e. Energy Ventures Inc., the venture capital unit of BayWa r.e., confirmed its second investment within this quarter.

Enel Green Power España , Endesa's renewable energy division, has started construction of three solar plants for an overall capacity of around 127 MW in the municipality of Logrosán, near Cáceres, representing the company’s first solar plants in the Extremadura region.

SolarEdge Technologies, Inc., a global leader in smart energy technology, announced the appointment of Mr. Itai Rosenfeld as the General Manager of its uninterruptible power supply (UPS) division.

Oceantera Energy Corporation first Ocean Energy Service Contract has been approved by the Philippine Department of Energy (DOE). 

Amazon announced an initiative to generate renewable energy by installing solar panels on its fulfilment centres across the UK, with an installed capacity of 20 megawatts.

Global renewable energy developer, service provider and wholesaler, BayWa r.e. has completed a 288 KW rooftop PV installation for the Pastores Grupo Cooperativo in Spain. The project is BayWa r.e’s first self-consumption project in Spain and is one of the first of its kind for the country.

Modern Energy Management (MEM), a specialist in developing, building and operating investment grade renewable energy projects in emerging markets announced that it has been appointed as Owner's Representative to support a confidential investor in the development of a 180MW wind/solar hybrid power plant in Philippines.

Solar technology pioneer Fronius Solar Energy is driving forward the efficient integration of the electricity, heat and mobility sectors: the company is opening the first in-house green hydrogen refuelling station in Thalheim bei Wels in Austria.

SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. , a global leader in smart energy, is previewing at Solar Power International a suite of inverter solutions for new home construction, to meet California’s Title 24.

Installation of solar PV plants under 10kWp increased by 46% from July 2015 to July 2018 and is still climbing.

Vikram Solar, one of India’s leading module manufacturers and a prominent rooftop solar & EPC solutions provider announced the shipment of 52.6 MW of solar modules to its U.S. customer Southern Current.

Rolls-Royce is investing in Berlin-based start-up company Qinous GmbH, a global provider of innovative energy storage and control systems, and adding turnkey microgrids to the portfolio.

EDP Renewables, S.A. (“EDPR”), through its subsidiary EDP Renováveis Brasil, S.A. , secured a 15-year Power Purchase Agreement to sell the energy set to be produced by the Pereira Barreto solar photovoltaic park.

Stem, Inc. has announced new collaborations with Urban Energy Solutions, LLC and SunGreen Systems to use Stem’s artificial intelligence (AI), Athena, in intelligent solar + storage solutions in Arizona and California.

Malfunctions in PV systems are often left undetected for long periods of time. In many cases, this is due to inadequate or completely absent monitoring.

Solare Datensysteme GmbH (SDS), manufacturer of the Solar-Log™ energy management system, has released a firmware update (Version 4.2.0) for the smart control of Varta battery systems.

Taiwan, Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia and Thailand are major markets with combined solar capacity additions expected to triple in the next five years, while wind capacity additions are expected to grow five-fold in the same period.

Asian Photovoltaic Industry Association (APVIA),New Energy Industry Association for Asia and the Pacific (NEIAAP) and Shanghai New Energy Industry Association (SNEIA),with special co-organizer GCL , supporter UBM and Taiyang News to organize event Solar & Storage Production & Markets in Asia”-Supporting the Global Response to Climate Change.

REDEN Solar, a leading solar IPP from France, announced that it successfully completed the refinancing of its Portuguese and Spanish assets, raising a total of € 100.5m in the process.

ACCIONA ranks as one of the world’s top 10 corporations for diversity and social inclusion in the workplace, according to Thomson Reuters’ 2018 Diversity and Inclusion Index published.

Clenergy PV-ezRack SolarRoof is designed for residential and commercial installation.  This system allows installation on tile and tin roofs, as well as pitched and flat roofs.

Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam- Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation (hereinafter: Toshiba ESS) will have an exhibit at “Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Vietnam 2018 (RE & EE Vietnam)”to be held on September 12-14 at the Saigon Exhibition & Convention Centre.

Eguana Technologies Inc.  is pleased to announce that its North American network of Solar Dealer Direct partnerships has  been expanded to include new geographical markets.

Pattern Energy Group Inc. announced it completed the sale of the Company's operations in Chile, which principally consist of its 81 megawatt powned interest in the 115 MW El  Arrayán Wind project , to affiliates of Arroyo Energy Investors for which Pattern Energy received a cash consideration of  $70.5 million before transaction related expenses of approximately  2.0 million.

Lightsource BP announces the completion of its first utility PV project in India. The project, built on 240-acre in Maharashtra in central India deploys 200,000 high-efficiency monocrystalline modules supplied by LONGi Solar.

Array Technologies, the global pioneer of solar tracking technology, is continuing to grow business at a steadfast pace Down Under.

Vivint Solar, Inc , a leading full-service residential solar provider, announced that it plans to expand availability of its affordable residential solar energy systems into Illinois, with services beginning in the greater Chicago area.

JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. announced that it is supplying 404MW of its high-efficiency PV modules to the solar power station located in Puerto Libertad, Mexico.

The world's first 100% solar-powered 24-hour off-grid mobile cabin has been successfully piloted for the construction workforce by global leader Consolidated Contractors Company.

BayWa r.e., a global renewable energy developer, service provider and wholesaler, is celebrating the commercial completion of its first ever solar farm in Malaysia.

ACWA Power, a leading developer, owner, and operator of power generation and water desalination plants, is delighted to announce that China’s Silk Road Fund will acquire a 24.01% equity interest in the 700MW DEWA Concentrated Solar Power project in the United Arab Emirates.

100MW solar power project to start construction this year, suppling power to 210,000 South African homes even during evening peak demand periods once operational.

Global renewable energy developer, service provider and wholesaler, BayWa r.e. has teamed up with asset intelligence company PowerHub, to develop a new intelligent cloud-based platform that will provide clients with a 360-degree and near real-time view of managed renewable energy assets.

Duke Energy Renewables announced it has completed the acquisition of the 24.9-megawatt Shoreham Solar Commons project on Long Island from Invenergy.

With 1,177 exhibitors, 86,000 square meters of exhibition space and around 47,000 visitors from 155 countries, Intersolar Europe is celebrating another successful year along with its parallel events.

Mr. Kuldeep Jain, Founder and Managing Director, CleanMax Solar was awarded the IIM Ahmedabad Young Alumni Achiever’s Award 2017-18 in the Entrepreneurship Category.

SunEQ Namibia has reached financial close with the Development Bank of Namibia (DBN) for a 5 MWAC solar project for Ohorongo Cement, the largest cement factory in Namibia.

With 1,177 exhibitors, 86,000 square meters of exhibition space and around 47,000 visitors from 155 countries, the launch of The smarter E Europe was a resounding success.

The Enel Group and Zambia’s Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) signed in Lusaka a financing agreement of around 34 million US dollars for the construction of the 34 MW1 Ngonye solar plant in the country.

Swedish solar energy technology company Midsummer has done an initial public offering (IPO) and its shares is today listed on Nasdaq First North Stockholm.

Intersolar Europe, the world's leading exhibition for the solar industry, is predestined for the presentation of ground-breaking innovations within the solar industry.

The new event The smarter E Europe, the innovation hub for empowering new energy solutions, has opened along with the four parallel energy exhibitions Intersolar Europe, ees Europe, Power2Drive Europe and EM-Power.

Innovative business models and projects as well as forward looking ideas were presented by the winners of The smarter E AWARD 2018, which was given this year for the first time.

At the start of this year’s Intersolar, BayWa r.e., a global renewable energy developer, service supplier, wholesaler and energy solutions provider, was one of the first companies to achieve SolarPower Europe’s new Solar Operation & Maintenance (O&M) Best Practices Mark.

REDEN Solar, a leading solar IPP from France, announced that it completed a refinancing operation for the majority of its French assets, successfully raising a total of €270 million.

In their latest Q2-2018 report, Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) once again named LONGi Solar in the Tier 1 ranking of photovoltaic PV modules manufacturers.

Intersolar and ees North America, the premier solar and energy storage events, will award California Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. with the first-ever Intersolar Champion of Change Lifetime Achievement AWARD.

Financial Times (FT) and International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, announced CleanMax Solar, India’s most trusted sustainability partner for the corporate segment, as the winner in ‘Achievement in Transformational Infrastructure’ in the Transformational Business Awards 2018.

Alesia Communications, the expert renewable energy PR agency, announced its new partnership with the SolarCoin Foundation.

Many of this year’s hottest innovations in smart renewable energy (SRE) will be on display at Intersolar and ees North America, the premier solar and energy storage events in North America.

A large number of organizations and households rely on generating power from the sun. Regardless if they are PV plant owners, installers, EPCs, portal operators, investors, asset managers or insurance companies, everyone expects to have flawlessly operating photovoltaic plants without any yield losses.

Amazon announced the launch of a 1.1 megawatt solar rooftop installation on its North Las Vegas fulfillment center, which brings the company one step closer to its long-term goal of powering its global operations footprint with 100% renewable energy.

NextEra Energy Resources and Salt River Project announced the opening of Pinal Central Solar Energy Center (PCSEC), a universal-scale, integrated solar plant equipped with a battery system that will store energy and enable SRP to provide clean energy to customers when usage is at its highest and needed most.

The solar partnership between E.ON and Google is developing into a European success story. Since May 2017, the joint Sunroof platform, which determines the solar potential of millions of buildings, has been bringing new solar energy systems onto German roofs.

Azure Power , one of India’s leading independent solar power producers, announced that its portfolio has surpassed 1 GW of operating solar capacity, making it one of the largest solar power companies in the country.

REDEN Solar, a leading solar IPP from France, has just acquired several existing photovoltaic power plants in Portugal, representing a total capacity of 50 MW.

CleanMax Solar, India’s most trusted sustainability partner for corporates, and largest rooftop solar developer for commercial and industrial segment, has entered into a long term partnership to supply solar power to Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR) – Central Institute for Subtropical Horticulture (CISH) and Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (BBAU), Lucknow.

Intersolar and ees North America, the premier solar and energy storage events in North America, unveiled the full program of sessions, workshops and special offsite events for the 2018 event.

TÜV Rheinland's Energy Yield evaluation tests are extremely rigorous, requiring the simulations of climatic environments in five different regions worldwide - Cologne (Germany), Datong (China), Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), Chennai (India) and Los Angeles (USA).

4th Handelsblatt Annual ConferenceDigital Energy Industry on 4 and 5 June 2018, Bonn

The 12th International Conference on the Storage of Renewable Energies (IRES2018) once again succeeded this year in uniting science, research, industry and companies at international level.

GE Power recently successfully delivered and commissioned its Brilliance Solar Inverters to Pacifico Energy Osaki GK for the 40.32-megawatt alternating current (AC) mega-solar project in Furukawa, Japan.

Caterpillar Inc announced that Cat dealer Altorfer has commissioned a 500-kW solar photovoltaic (PV) utility-scale demonstration project in St. Charles, Ill., as part of a 20-year power purchase agreement with the Illinois Municipal Electric Agency (IMEA). 

The fierce competition within the solar and energy storage industries drove conversations among the executives, policymakers and project financers in attendance at the sixth annual Intersolar and ees Summit USA East.

Projects such as the 1.5 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic installation, which was recently completed by Shahrekord Cement Industries Company, an Iranian cement producer, show that the Iranian market is growing. One of the drivers of this recent growth are the Iranian government’s comprehensive and long-term feed-in tariffs.

Two global solar energy leaders, U.S.-based NextEra Energy, Inc. and China-based JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. announced one of the largest solar panel supply deals in history.

LONGi Solar, the world's leading manufacturer of mono cells and modules, is now represented on the board of directors of SolarPower Europe, the association of the solar sector in Europe. 

Orange SA plans to distribute as many as 20,000 solar kits in four African countries in partnership with UK-based renewable-energy firm BBOXX as an increasing number of companies seek to roll out off-grid solar power on the continent.

Duke Energy is looking to build its first solar power project in Anderson County.Plans for the project are in the preliminary stages, but it could act as a backup source of power for the Civic Center of Anderson, which occasionally is used as an emergency shelter. 

 

JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd., one of the world's largest manufacturers of high-performance solar power products, announced that JA Solar has supplied 3MW of PV modules to Yarmouk University for Jordan's largest rooftop solar project to date.

The US solar PV market installed a total of 10.6 gigawatts of new capacity in 2017, according to a new report from GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association, which is down 10% from 2016 and exposes weaknesses in certain market segments and specific locations around the country.

French energy firm Engie SA, one of the largest foreign investors in India’s solar space, plans to sell a stake in its Solairedirect unit that has been actively bidding for projects here, said two people aware of the development.

ISS has over 14GW of solar farm projects in development and is showcasing 4GW of their highest quality, highest return projects for sale during the event. Eight portfolios of approximately 500MW each will be presented and made available for immediate purchase.

 

Solar Technology Co., Ltd , a leader in research, development and mass production of bilateral solar elements of type N, recently concluded a partnership agreement with the Ukrainian LLC "Solar Systems".

The global solar market is booming. Market researchers predict photovoltaics (PV) deployment of roughly 110 gigawatts (GW) in 2018, and competitive PV production is fueling this momentum.

ReNew Power, one of India’s leading clean energy companies, today inaugurated solar micro-grids totalling a capacity of 16.23 kW, in Paniyara village near Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.

The utility on Thursday also announced the opening of four new solar power plants in Florida, joining four others that FPL opened in January of this year.

The future of Australia’s solar industry is looking bright after a record 3.5m panels were installed on rooftops last year, giving the equivalent output of a medium-sized coal-fired power station.

The global photovoltaics (PV) market is gathering speed: 2018 is likely to see annual PV deployment pass the 100 gigawatt (GW) mark for the first time, according to the latest analysis from GTM Research. Europe in particular is witnessing a new PV boom.

For the fifth year running the Group has been included in 'World´s Most Ethical Companies' ranking compiled by the Ethisphere Institute.

The Italian Minister for Cultural Heritage and Tourism, Dario Franceschini, and the CEO of Enel, Francesco Starace, signed a memorandum of understanding for the promotion and development of the use of electricity for sustainable mobility in the tourism sector.

Enel, through its Brazilian renewable energy subsidiary Enel Green Power Brasil Participações Ltda. ("EGPB"), has begun operation of its 103 MW Horizonte solar park, which is located in the municipality of Tabocas do Brejo Velho, in the north-eastern state of Bahia.

South Korea’s chemical and green energy company OCI Co. said on Monday that it has signed a $1 billion long-term contract to supply its polysilicon to Longi Solar, a Chinese manufacturer of high performance solar cells and modules.

Global private equity fund Actis LLP is poised to acquire renewable energy assets of Karnataka-based Bhoruka Group, a person familiar with the negotiations said.

The construction and operation of the El Romero Solar photovoltaic plant, developed by ACCIONA in the Atacama Desert, will contribute 316 million dollars to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Chile during its life cycle, twice the figure for a standard equivalent coal-fired plant.

Photovoltaics (PV) and e-mobility, the ideal combination:Driving with solar power is becoming increasingly attractive.

In the afternoon of January 4, LONGi Solar signed a project investment agreement with the Management Committee of Anhui Chuzhou Economic and Technological Development Zone in Chuzhou, Anhui, with an investment of RMB 1.95 billion.

Greenbacker Renewable Energy Company has purchased Midway III, a 26 MW solar project to be constructed in Imperial County, California, from Solar Frontier Americas Holdings LLC. Midway III is estimated to start construction in January 2018 and achieve commercial operations in October 2018.

Renewable technology development and deployment around the globe has significantly intensified and the future of CSP in this mix is equally exciting.

The first time in 9 years of existence,Intersolar India had to experience India’s unbelievable climate change.

International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group focused exclusively on the private sector, has made an equity investment of USD 15 million in CleanMax Solar. This is IFC’s first equity investment globally in grid-connected distributed generation.

Intersolar India Exhibition and Conference will open its doors in less than a week on December 5 -7, 2017 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre (BEC) in Mumbai, providing a platform for all industry professionals to meet, exchange, discuss challenges and solutions and promote the interest of the solar industry.

Dr. Seyed Mohammad Sadeghzadeh, Deputy Minister and Head of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Organization (SATBA) welcomed 505 attendees at the second Intersolar Summit in Tehran, Iran.

On behalf of Vikram Solar’s distribution partner in Greece and Cyprus, Tesco Engineering, the University of Cyprus recently tested Vikram Solar’s ELDORA Ultima modules.

Intersolar India, a unique platform for the solar industry has been proudly associated with the Indian solar industry since 2009.

India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA) has been conferred with the Independent Power Producers Association of India (IPPAI) Award in the category of Innovative Initiative in Energy Storage 2017 at its 18th Regulators & Policymakers Retreat.

As part of the 2.5 MW contract secured with the Delhi Government’s power generation arm, Indraprastha Power Generation (IPGCL), CleanMax Solar has commissioned a 140 kWp solar plant at the food and craft bazaar, Dilli Haat in Pitampura.

TransCanada Corporation announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell its Ontario solar portfolio comprised of eight facilities with a total generating capacity of 76 megawatts to Axium Infinity Solar LP, a subsidiary of Axium Infrastructure Canada II Limited Partnership, for approximately $540 million.

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