Embrace clean energy or risk US$71bn in stranded coal assets, Japan told
Japan risks saddling its citizens with an inefficient, economically obsolete power fleet if it doesn’t rethink its current plans for a large-scale roll-out of new coal, experts have warned.
Oct 8, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Storage, Japan, SunPower, utility-scale PV, Asia, coal phase-out, total solar, thinktank, carbon tracker, japan solar
US solar industry gets unlikely boost from the Trump administration
U.S. manufacturers First Solar and SunPower could be among the winners following the announcement that the Trump administration will impose a 25% tariff on bifacial panels, although analysts warned that the new tariffs could be an overall negative for the industry.
Oct 7, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, Tariffs, USA, SunPower, First Solar, Trump, North America, Bifacial panels, Jeffrey Osborne
Bifacial loses US tariff workaround as Section 201 exemption is axed
The US government has extended its solar import tariffs to bifacial modules, in a policy u-turn set to partially redraw the global trade flows of the fast maturing technology.
Oct 7, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, Tariffs, USA, Jinko Solar, SunPower, First Solar, Bifacial PV, Donald Trump, North America, Jenny Chase, section 201, trade war, Hanwha Q-Cells, Mark Osborne
Corsica hosts 5 MW/7.5 MWh solar plant with Tesla batteries
The project is in Giuncaggio, in the northeastern part of the French island, and was built with Tesla Powerpack batteries, a Nidec power management system and a new power management device from the project’s developer Corsica Sole.
Oct 4, 2019 // Plants, Storage, TESLA, France, SunPower, Europe, Corsica, Nidec, Anthony Bonello
SunPower awarded solar-plus-storage carports in California
US solar firm SunPower is to deploy 3.7MW of solar carports across 10 locations in Contra Costa County, California, with some of the sites using energy storage.
Oct 4, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, California, USA, SunPower, solar-plus-storage, North America, contra costa, carport, helix roof system, Frank Di Massa
Why Solar Energy Stocks Are Dropping Like a Rock
Investors are afraid of solar energy right now, but the long-term prospects of the industry are improving.
Oct 2, 2019 // Inverters, USA, SunPower, China, First Solar, Enphase Energy, Europe, JinkoSolar, Asia, solaredge technologies, North America
Goldman Sachs reaches $4 billion in renewable investment potential
Goldman Sachs Renewable Power, a subsidiary of the investment banking giant, has reached an equity pool of $4 billion, which will serve to expand on the hundreds of megawatts in portfolios the company has acquired in the last 12 months alone.
Sep 16, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, USA, SunPower, Goldman Sachs Renewable Power, Jon Yoder
Solar pioneer Pierre Verlinden: The big problem is apathy
On the first day of this year’s EU PVSEC conference, veteran solar researcher Pierre J Verlinden won the Becquerel Prize for Outstanding Merits in Photovoltaics. The award recognized more than 40 years as a leading PV researcher in academia and at leading companies including Sunpower and Trina Solar. Its recipient spoke to pv magazine about what is needed from solar to stave off catastrophic climate change.
Sep 11, 2019 // Opinions, SunPower, China, Europe, Asia, wafers, Trina Solar, PERC, eu pvsec, Pierre Verlinden
SunPower’s new Design Studio uses machine learning to design residential solar projects in seconds
SunPower has launched a web application that can design rooftop solar projects in seconds. SunPower’s Design Studio combines SunPowers’s Instant Design technology, Google Cloud and Google Sunroof to deliver customizable residential solar designs that take into account roof size, shading and energy potential. Homeowners can modify their design based on their energy needs, resulting in more accurate predictions of electricity bill and energy savings.
Sep 9, 2019 // Plants, Residential, SunPower, Design Studio, Jake Wachman
Actis bags US$1.23bn for new clean energy investment fund
London-based renewables investor Actis has raised US$1.23 billion for a new investment fund destined for existing infrastructure assets in emerging markets, starting with its own 100MW PV plant in Chile.
Aug 20, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, UK, SunPower, Chile, PV plant, Engie Energía, London, Actis, ALLIF
Pattern Energy ‘Draws Interest’ From Potential Buyers
Brookfield Asset Management is reported to be considering merging its own TerraForm Power business with the U.S. wind operator.
Aug 14, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, USA, New York, SunPower, pattern energy, terraform power, SunEdison, American Wind Energy Association, North America
US ROUND-UP: Gap diversifies; 125MW PPA in MI; Military-funded space solar; Solar bees
Global retail brand Gap moved one step closer to its goal of fully renewably-powered operations by 2030 after signing a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Enel Green Power North America. It has purchased 90MW of energy from the renewables giant's North Dakota wind project for a period of 12 years.
Aug 13, 2019 // Technology, Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Solar, USA, SunPower, plants, Michigan, cleanchoice energy, solar bees, Antonio Cammisecra, air force, university of toledo, solar space, upper peninsula power company, power purchase agreement, orion renewable energy group, map energy, gap, North Dakota, enel green power, the chandler solar project, North America
Enphase Energy microinverter shipments in Q2 surpass 1.2 million
Leading microinverter supplier, Enphase Energy shipped over 1.2 million units in the second quarter of 2019, with its latest IQ 7 model accounting for around 98% of shipment total.
Aug 2, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, Inverters, USA, SunPower, Australia, Enphase Energy, microinverters, rooftop, Inverters, Oceania, North America
Tesla results: solar down, batteries up
Elon Musk’s EV and energy company is becoming increasingly irrelevant in the rooftop solar market, but battery sales are booming.
Jul 25, 2019 // Storage, TESLA, Sunrun, Elon Musk, SunPower, Solar Roof
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