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Yingli Solar Unveils New 1500 V Utility-Scale Solar Panel

One of the world’s leading solar panel manufacturers, Yingli Solar, recently unveiled its latest product, a 1500 volt utility-scale solar panel. The panel has been specifically designed for use in utility-scale PV power plants, and improves upon system performance and reduces balance-of-system costs. The panel will be compatible with most tracking and mounting systems, and is among […]

July 21st

Utility-Scale Solar More Cost Effective Than Rooftop Solar, Report Finds

A new study has concluded that utility-scale solar PV systems across the US are “significantly” more cost effective than rooftop solar PV systems. Specifically, the study, conducted by economists at global consulting firm The Brattle Group, found that utility-scale solar PV systems were more cost effective at achieving the economic and policy benefits of PV […]

July 18th

Thailand Solar Power To Surpass All Southeast Asia

New figures reported by Reuters show that Thailand is set to increase its solar capacity to at least 1,200 MW this year, surpassing all of neighbouring Southeast Asia. Reuters is reporting, based on figures provided by the Federation of Thai Industries renewable energy division, that solar power investment is set to exceed $2 billion in 2015, installing […]

July 15th

Sunrun Appoints SolarEdge As Preferred Supplier

Pioneering solar energy company Sunrun has chosen solar inverter company SolarEdge as its preferred supplier. Announced late last week, the two company’s released a joint press release specifying that SolarEdge would serve as Sunrun’s “preferred supplier of optimized inverter solutions available for use in Sunrun’s home solar installations.” The supply agreement also extends to Sunrun’s distribution […]

July 13th

SolarCity $1 Billion Fund Set To Finance 300 MW Of Solar Systems

SolarCity announced on Wednesday, to coincide with Earth Day, the activation of a $1 billion fund that will help fund commercial solar energy systems for businesses, schools, and government organizations across the US. The fund includes an investment from Switzerland’s Credit Suisse, which was finalized in February and began funding the first projects in late […]

April 23rd

SunPower Begins Pilot Solar Leasing Program In Australia

It comes at a weird time in Australia’s renewable energy market, but leading solar panel manufacturer SunPower has launched a new pilot leasing program set to provide customers in Melbourne, Australia, with SunPower solar systems. SunPower Choice will provide Melbournians the opportunity to finance a solar system for no money down, “providing reliable, clean electricity […]

August 20th

10 New SunShot Winners Announced

A total of fifty-four startups have participated in the SunShot Incubator program since it began back in 2007, and 10 new startups have joined the seventh incubator program launched this month. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, who funds the program, “the Incubator program provides early-stage assistance to help startup companies cross technological barriers to […]

November 27th