JinkoSolar Discusses Development of Renewable Energy with Business Leaders at 2016 Summer Davos

China and other developing countries urgently need to transition toward a green and sustainable growth model which calls for the establishment of a systematic finance mechanism that channels private capital investments to the green industries.

SolarCity pushing industry to 40% increase in useful lifetime of solar power installations

John Fitzgerald Weaver for Electrek:  In a new report released by SolarCity, we are seeing that solar power systems have a usable lifetime of at least 35 years – 40% longer than the market expects. The key finding of the report is that power degradation (annual efficiency loss) of solar panels supplied to SolarCity is as much as 35% lower than for a comparable industry-wide selection of non-SolarCity panels, which are typically expected to last for 25 years. SolarCity feels it is the implementation of a stringent and industry-leading “Total Quality Program” that has driven this.
SolarCity is in the unique position of being one of the largest deployers of solar panels – from multiple manufacturers – in the world, and with their tens of thousands of systems connected to a central database they know realtime performance. In the study here, SolarCity looked at greater than 11,000 panels to determine their data points and come to their conclusion that their solar panels are performing well beyond expected industry standards.  Cont'd...

Argentina renewable energy country manager appointed for Modern Energy Management

Francisco Iacona has been appointed as Country Manager for Modern Energy Management's Argentina office for its vision of growth in Argentine renewable market.

Business rates on rooftop solar installations could go up nearly eight times next year

Solar industry calling for intervention from Ministers to avoid crippling tax hike

Econergy Group announces the completion of Italian 34MW PV portfolio acquisition and refinancing

The consolidated portfolio comprises 11 companies with a total of 30 PV plants, all operating and connected to the grid for an average of 4 years. Simultaneously to the acquisition, the project companies have repaid existing outstanding bank loans and a new senior loan on the new holding level has been procured with attractive pricing, terms and conditions.

Merhaba Türkiye: KACO new energy takes pole position in the dynamic Turkish photovoltaic market.

The country has plenty of sun and a great demand for energy - these are the ideal conditions for supplying electricity by means of photovoltaic systems.

China installs 18.6 GW of systems in 2015, but part of that may never be able to connect

By Frank Xie, senior research analyst, IHS Technology

Hanergy launches full solar power vehicles that can be commercialized

A sports car named "Hanergy Solar R" made its debut as Li Hejun, Board Chairman and CEO of Hanergy Holding Group, drove it around the venue in the spotlight. In his speech, Mr. Li elaborated on the advantages of thin-film solar cells such as light weight and flexibility, enabling the cells to be integrated into a variety of products such as cars, unmanned aerial vehicles, mobiles, backpacks and clothes. The full solar power vehicles making their debut showcase the latest achievements of Hanergy's mobile energy strategy, he said.

Here's How Brexit May End Most British Wind Power

Andrew Follett for the Daily Caller:  Officials from Britain’s wind industry are terrified their subsidies and tax incentives will end because of the U.K.’s decision to leave the European Union, according to a report by Reuters published Friday.

The report found that British wind companies, particularly ones that specialize in offshore wind power, are worried that Brexit places the government subsidies and easy access to financing at risk. The industry is deeply dependent on these subsidies to make projects more economically viable. Britain’s political uncertainty following the pending resignation of Prime Minister David Cameron means cuts to subsidies are likely. The Brexit could also make it much harder for wind companies to get loans from European banks, which could significantly slow the expansion of wind power.  Cont'd...

Interested in Community Solar? New SEIA/CCSA Guide is for You.

SEIA/CCSA Release First-Of-Its-Kind Residential Consumer Guide to Community Solar


The digitalization of the energy sector is the next major milestone on the road to a global energy transition. The primary aim is to effectively integrate renewable energies into the grid in order to match supply and demand in an intelligent way. Intersolar Europe, the world's leading exhibition for the solar industry and its partners, and ees Europe 2016, the continent's largest exhibition for batteries and energy storage systems, were dedicated to this new energy world.

The 21st century to be the solar photovoltaic century

• IRENA expects PV capacity between 1,760 and 2,500 GW by 2030 • EU PVSEC 2016 with 334 oral and 719 visual presentations again the largest top-level scientific conference in PV • Participants from 73 countries

Tesla applies for 6 new trademarks to sell solar energy under the 'Tesla' brand

Fred Lambert  for Electrek:  Last week, Elon Musk announced his plan for Tesla to acquire SolarCity and fold the solar installer’s operations into Tesla’s own business. The offer is still contingent on board approval and shareholder votes at both companies,  but Electrek has now learned that the automaker is going ahead with trademark applications to sell solar products under its ‘Tesla’ brand.

According to trademark filings obtained by Electrek, Tesla’s trademark and copyright attorney at Cooley LLP, Ariana Hiscott, filled 6 new trademark applications for the company on June 22nd – the day Tesla announced the offer.

The trademarks applications range from solar cells and solar modules:  “Solar energy equipment, namely, photo-voltaic solar modules for converting electronic radiation to electrical energy; and equipment for use in collecting and converting solar into electricity, namely, solar cells and inverters.”

To the installation and repair of solar panels:  “Installation, maintenance and repair of solar panels and other equipment for use in converting solar energy into electricity; installation of solar energy systems and consulting related thereto.”

It also covers the monitoring of solar energy generation and the financing of solar installations.  All applications are for the trademark “Tesla”.  Cont'd...

Powin Energy Receives Patent for Battery Pack Operating System Used in Energy Storage and EV Fast-Charging Stations

Operating system improves safety and functionality while adding visibility into the health of storage systems

New SMART Wind Roadmap Aims to Expand U.S. Wind Turbine Manufacturers' Reach

Through the consensus-based roadmapping process, the SMART Wind Consortium has linked together more than 2 dozen distributed wind energy equipment manufacturers

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