India brings back RE-INVEST as International Solar Alliance takes shape

Credit: Tom Kenning India will hold its second RE-INVEST event on 7-9 December 2017 to take stock of its renewable energy progress in the last three years and show off the progress of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) that it brought to the world stage at COP21. Speaking at the REI Expo event, just outside … Read more

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Energy Toolbase Software Update Enables Users to Model Energy Storage Projects

Energy Toolbase, a software platform for modeling the economics of solar and energy storage projects, recently launched a major software update that revolutionizes the platform’s energy storage modeling capabilities. The new release enables users to transparently quantify the dollar savings for any type of behind-the-meter (BTM) energy storage project. This empowers developers in both the … Read more

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SMA Introduces Newest Sunny Central Inverter Ahead of Schedule

SMA announced that it is now taking orders for its class-leading Sunny Central 2750-EV-US inverter. With 10 percent more power than previous models, the Sunny Central 2750-EV-US is SMA’s solution for maximum power density and integration. Following closely behind the Sunny Central 2500-EV-US, which was the first utility-scale inverter to be listed to the UL 62109 … Read more

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European investor announces 600MW Iranian PV project

Source: Flickr/Chritian Triebert. Quercus will build a 600MW solar plant in Iran as part of an agreement with the country’s energy ministry. Quercus will take a lead on development and operation of the plant which will be built at a rate of 100MW every six months for three years. A spokesperson confirmed to PV Tech … Read more

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Hurricane Maria thrashes Puerto Rico causing widespread outages

Dive Brief: Puerto Rico is completely without power after Category 4 Hurricane Maria made landfall with winds of 155 mph — barely shy of Category 5 status, BBC reports.  Maria is the first Category 4 storm to directly strike Puerto Rico in almost a century, and comes on the heels of a glancing blow from Hurricane … Read more

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Petitioners Offer ITC, President No Plan for Survival Under Section 201 Case

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) filed a letter with the US International Trade Commission (ITC), highlighting the fact that the petitioners in the high-profile Section 201 trade case on imported crystalline silicon photovoltaic (CSPV) cells and modules failed to develop and submit a plan to function as viable solar cell and panel manufacturers if granted trade … Read more

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Leclanché Working On Energy Storage System For Fastned’s EV Fast-Charging Stations

Batteries Published on September 20th, 2017 by James Ayre 0 September 20th, 2017 by James Ayre  The noted energy storage firm Leclanché SA is now working to develop an energy storage system to be used at Fastned’s electric vehicle fast-charging stations in Europe. This new partnership will first lead to the installation of systems at … Read more

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