Rooftop PV News

ReneSola continues PV sell-off spree with 13.9MW exit in Hungary
Shanghai-headquartered ReneSola has inked the latest of a series of solar divestments in recent weeks, offloading a portfolio of distributed generation in Hungary.
Oct 15, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Rooftop PV, Poland, Hungary, Europe, Asia, renesola, solar sale, portfolio sale
Rainy Solar completes 1.18-MW rooftop community solar array in Illinois
Rainy Solar, a division of Rainy Investments, commissioned a 1.18-MW rooftop community solar project in Elgin, Illinois.
Oct 10, 2019 // Rooftop PV, USA, rooftop PV, North America, Illinois, Rainy Solar, Ken “Bucky Buckman
Supermarket rooftop brings commercial solar – and silicon carbide inverters – to Norway
The sizeable rooftop array will feature latest-generation inverters. The project planners claim using 1500 V technology on a commercial rooftop allowed them to drive down costs 10-15%.
Oct 9, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Inverters, Rooftop PV, Europe, rooftop PV, Kaco, Siemens, Norway, Trine Kopstad Berenten
Prices drop in eighth round of France’s rooftop PV auction
The winners of the eighth round of France’s rooftop PV tender series have drawn lower average prices than peers awarded just four months ago, new results show.
Oct 9, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Rooftop PV, France, Wood Mackenzie, auctions, Europe, rooftop PV, tenders, frassenheim, ministry for the ecological and solidarity transition
MRC Allied says solar rooftop power to save consumers 30% in electricity bill
MRC Allied Inc., through its wholly-owned unit Menlo Renewable Energy Corp. (MREN), said Wednesday it its solar rooftop installation stands to save up to 30% in electricity bill.
Oct 9, 2019 // Rooftop PV, MRC Allied Inc., Menlo Renewable Energy Corp., Johnston Brusola, Augusto Cosio
Finland receives first rooftop solar over 1 MW
Finland’s first roof mounted solar power plant with capacity exceeding 1 MW is currently being built on the roof of Sponda’s Elo Shopping Centre in Ylöjärvi. The project will be completed in November 2019.
Oct 7, 2019 // Rooftop PV, Europe, Finland, Elo Shopping Centre, Sponda, Timo Matinlompolo
From the Rooftops, Big Box Stores Are Embracing Solar
Target and Walmart are trying to out-green each other in proving to customers they are environmentally responsible businesses.
Oct 7, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Rooftop PV, USA, Solar Energy, Apple, Amazon, rooftop PV, Walmart, North America, Target, Facebook, Google, Gregory Wetstone, The NPD Group
Vietnam Solar Supporters Plan a 'Million Green Homes'
Vietnamese advocates of solar power have begun a "Million Green Homes" project, aimed at spreading the use of solar power in the country instead of coal and other fossil fuels.
Oct 4, 2019 // Plants, Residential, Grids, Rooftop PV, Asia, rooftop PV, Vietnam, Van Ngoc Thinh, Trinh Dinh Dung
Solar rooftop scheme falls short of goals
The Energy Ministry plans to allocate 10,000 megawatts, currently allotted to the household solar rooftop scheme, to other renewable energy methods such as community waste as the solar panel scheme has received little participation from homeowners.
Oct 4, 2019 // Grids, Rooftop PV, Thailand, Asia, rooftop PV, Kulit Sombatsiri, Samerjai Suksumek
Turkey’s net-metering: Will commercial, residential or municipal lead the way?
Turkey introduced net metering in May, stoking hopes the scheme could add meaningful volumes of new solar generation capacity. Municipal governments elected in the spring can also boost the program’s success, provided the many layers of authority can work together, that is.
Oct 4, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Residential, Rooftop PV, Asia, rooftop PV, Turkey, Utku Korkmaz
Ib vogt partnership wins bid for 50 MW solar plant in Bangladesh
The German project developer beat rival Scatec Solar to land the contract for a facility which will sell solar electricity to the Bangladeshi government for $0.1094/kWh for 20 years.
Oct 3, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Rooftop PV, Scatec Solar, Bangladesh, Asia, rooftop PV, Mohammad Shafiul Alam
Storage omission in Vietnam solar FiT draft a ‘serious mistake’
Vietnam plans to reduce feed-in tariff (FiT) rates for ground-mount and floating PV after solar capacity deployment exceeded expectations under the original subsidy by a factor of five.
Oct 2, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, Grids, Rooftop PV, Floating PV, FiT, Asia, rooftop solar, Vietnam, Floating solar, dragon capital, moit, Gavin Smith, Nguyễn Đức Cường
Sunseap to supply Singapore’s largest rooftop solar project
Sunseap Group has won the tender for one of Singapore’s largest solar projects. The SolarNova 4 project will require the installation of more than 170,000 solar panels on rooftops of Housing & Development Board (HDB) blocks.
Oct 2, 2019 // Rooftop PV, Asia, rooftop PV, Singapore, Sunseap Group, Frank Phuan, Lawrence Wu
Danish researchers bring some color to rooftop PV
Scientists led by the Technical University of Denmark have begun a project to design solar cells that can be produced in different colors with minimal effect on performance, making them suitable for building-integrated and other applications with aesthetic considerations.
Oct 1, 2019 // Technology, Rooftop PV, bipv, Germany, Europe, Fraunhofer ISE, rooftop PV, Denmark, Building-integrated photovoltaics, DTU, colored PV modules, Peter Poulsen, Danish Solar Energy Ltd
California Now Has More Than 1 Million Rooftop Solar Installations
California has hit a significant milestone this year: more than one million rooftop solar installations on homes, schools, businesses, and farms. With California leading the way, the U.S. reached two million installations this year.
Sep 30, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Residential, Storage, Rooftop PV, California, USA, North America, NeoVolta, Brent Willson, Tesla Powerwall