PERC and n-type technologies will reduce the market share of traditional Al-BSF cells to below 60 percent by 2020. This has major implications for the supply-chain, Jessica Jin, senior analyst, IHS Markit says.
Norway`s largest PV installation on retail store was commissoned recently. The 111 kW installation is powered by mono-crystalline modules from ET Solar.
SOLARWATT has appointed its first partners BHC Distributors and Solar Power NI in UK and Ireland. The Republic of Ireland is expected to see a rising demand due to government incentives.
According to UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) new PV installations decreased from 78 MW in July 2015 to 16 MW in July 2016.
Jinko Solar increased its module shipments to 1,716 MW in Q2 2016 and topped Trina`s Solar figures. Also revenues increased compared to Q1.
The new tender for photovoltaics with a volume of 3 Gigawatts in France has started. It is divided in into six bidding periods of each 500 Megawatts.
For the first time in the UK, battery storage will be used for frequency response to balance the power grid. The 201 MW of batteries that the UK now plans to build throughout 2017 and 2018 represents a share of around ten percent of the global market for utility-scale batteries connected to the grid in 2017 and 2018 according to IHS Markit.
innogy SE is expanding into the area of utility-scale PV and battery storage. The new renewable subsidiary of RWE AG signed a contract to acquire BELECTRIC Solar & Battery Holding GmbH. The transaction is intended to be closed at the beginning of 2017.
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