JinkoSolar ships 6.7 GW of PV modules in 2016, stabilizes position as largest supplier globally

JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (Shanghai, China) on February 27th, 2017 announced its unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31st, 2016. In 2016, JinkoSolar shipped PV modules totaling 6,656 MW, an increase of 47.5% from 4,512 MW for the full year 2015. Total revenues for the full year 2016 were RMB21.40 billion (USD3.08 billion), … Read more

The Download, Feb 27, 2017: Nuclear Claims Fall Flat, Smartphone Crossroads, and a Morphing Drone

Electrifying Nuclear Power Promises Fall to EarthA nuclear energy startup’s bold claims are fading. Transatomic Power, which is backed by Peter Thiel’s Founders Fund, famously promised to upend the nuclear power sector, claiming that a new molten salt reactor design could run on spent nuclear fuel and “generate up to 75 times more electricity per ton … Read more

JinkoSolar guides astonishing 9GW of module shipments for 2017

Stocks: JKS JinkoSolar has guided 2017 PV module shipments to be in the range of 8.5GW and 9.0GW, a potentially astonishing sequential growth rate after reporting 6.65GW of module shipments in 2016, an increase of 47.5% from 4.5GW in 2015. Image: JinkoSolar Updated: Leading ‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member JinkoSolar has guided 2017 PV … Read more

8 Tesla Takeaways: CFO Exit, Musk Math, Solar, Storage, Autonomous Vehicles, Parking and More

Anticipation for Elon Musk’s investor note and analyst QA was high last week. For the first time since the SolarCity acquisition, Tesla executives discussed 2016 results and production plans for the coming years. Here are some takeaways. 10,000 Model 3 cars per week in 2018? EV pioneer Tesla’s fate depends on the production ramp-up of its … Read more

Reports: Trump budget proposal would slash EPA funding

Dive Brief: President Trump is expected to send preliminary budget proposals to federal agencies on Monday, and the plans reportedly include deep cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency.   Multiple media outlets report the budget proposal will include “transformational” cuts to the EPA and reduce funding for climate-related programs at the State Department. Past statements from … Read more

Ohio universities test new software to optimize building energy use with solar, batteries

Dive Brief: The University of Toledo in Ohio has embarked on a project with the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to test software that can automate energy use of buildings on its campus. The Northern Ohio Building-to-Grid Integration Demonstration will test various energy scenarios in real world settings at the Toledo campus, as … Read more

A Renewables Marketplace Promises to Turn Neighborhoods Into Power Plants

Rooftop solar panels, such as these in Melbourne, currently account for around 16 percent of renewable electricity generation in Australia. A new renewables marketplace in Australia makes small-time energy moguls of homeowners, in order to make use of their solar hardware to smooth erratic supply and demand. Recommended for You Neural Network Learns to Synthetically Age … Read more