Recent Industry News

EPIA calls for free and fair trade between Europe and China

Speaking at the 9th SNEC International Photovoltaic Power Generation Conference & Exhibition in Shanghai today, EPIA President Oliver Schaefer outlined the new position of EPIA on the solar modules and cells trade case between China and the EU. Schaefer stated that ‘EPIA is a strong supporter of free and fair trade and we would like […]

Energy Department Issues New Report, Highlights the Success and Potential of American Hydropower

In support of the President’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, today at the National Hydropower Association Annual Conference, Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy David Danielson announced the release of the 2014 Hydropower Market Report, the first ever report to quantify the current size, scope, and variability of our nation’s hydropower supplies. Hydropower currently provides […]

ORNL Scientists generate Landmark DOE Hydropower Report

For the first time, industry and policymakers have a comprehensive report detailing the U.S. hydropower fleet’s 2,198 plants that provide about 7 percent of the nation’s electricity. The 98-page report by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers Rocio Uria-Martinez, Patrick O’Connor and Megan Johnson is a resource that describes key features of […]

NREL Report Estimates Market Potential of Shared Solar and Discusses Relevant Securities Regulations

Analysis from the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) finds that by making shared solar programs available to households and businesses that currently cannot host on-site photovoltaic (PV) systems shared solar could represent 32 to 49 percent of the distributed photovoltaic market in 2020. Shared solar models allocate the electricity of a jointly owned […]

JinkoSolar Supplies 3 MW of PV modules to EMSULA for Honduras’ Largest Rooftop System

JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (“JinkoSolar” or the”Company”) (NYSE: JKS), a global leader in the PV industry, today announced that it has supplied approximately 3 MW of PV modules to Embotelladora de Sula S.A. (“EMSULA”) for Honduras’s largest rooftop solar system, which is also the largest solar PV rooftop project in Central America. The project uses […]

Vivint Solar Nationally deploys Solaredge’s DC Optimized Inverters with Rapid Shutdown and Revenue-Grade Metering

SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. (“SolarEdge”) (NASDAQ: SEDG), a global leader in PV inverters, power optimizers, and module-level monitoring services, today announced an expanded supply arrangement with Vivint Solar (NYSE: VSLR), a leading provider of distributed solar energy systems. Vivint Solar will purchase and install SolarEdge’s optimized DC inverters with integrated rapid shutdown and revenue-grade metering in […]

Fraunhofer ISE CalLab PV Modules

First Accredited Calibration Laboratory for PV Modules with Measurement Uncertainty of 1.6% Worldwide the installation of photovoltaic (PV) power plants is increasing rapidly, with 55 gigawatts of newly installed solar power expected in 2015. Testing and quality control on a high level are becoming more and more important for banks and investors. Fraunhofer ISE is […]

Parties fail to address needs of renewables industry in election campaign

95% of REA membership say parties have failed to address needs of the renewable energy industry in election campaigns Renewable energy companies overwhelmingly believe that the needs of the industry have not been properly addressed during the ongoing election campaign, a survey carried out by the Renewable Energy Association (REA) has revealed. Of the 136 […]

Alliant Energy proposes continued investment in clean Wisconsin energy

Natural gas and solar-powered Riverside Energy Center expansion seeks state approval Customers will benefit from the addition of reliable, cost-effective electricity following a proposal filed with Wisconsin regulators today. Alliant Energy’s Wisconsin utility is seeking approval from the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW) to construct a combined-cycle, natural gas-fueled generating station at the company’s […]

First Lady credits renewable energy for hiring veterans

Wind workers join in marking four years of Joining Forces initiative First Lady Michelle Obama praised the renewable energy sector for its efforts to make good jobs available for U.S. military veterans, in marking the fourth anniversary of Joining Forces, the veterans advocacy initiative she co-leads with Dr. Jill Biden. Military veterans from leading wind […]