Rooftop PV News

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
Solar Manufactured Homes Concept Wins National Award For Portland Firm
An idea to build solar panels into manufactured homes has given a Portland-based company a big win in a year-long national competition.
Sep 30, 2019 // BIPV, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Rooftop PV, California, USA, North America, Portland, Phase3 Photovoltaics, Ethan Good, Becca Jones-Albertus
Flanagan & Gerard, co-developers kit out four malls with solar panels
Shopping centre developer Flanagan & Gerard Property Development and Investment has invested R16-million in the installation of solar plants at its malls, in an effort to save energy and reduce its carbon footprint.
Sep 27, 2019 // Rooftop PV, rooftop PV, Africa, eskom, Flanagan & Gerard Property Development and Investment, Vaal Mall, Middleburg Mall, Springs Mall, Paul Gerard
Vikram Solar commissions 164 kWp rooftop solar plant at Belur Math
The plant—commissioned for Damodar Valley Corporation—will power six buildings at the headquarters of Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission.
Sep 27, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Rooftop PV, India, Asia, rooftop PV, Vikram Solar, Damodar Valley Corporation, Kuldeep Kumar Jain
In coming years, Montgomery Co. may require solar panels on homes
In the coming years, homes that are built in Montgomery County, Maryland, may need to have solar panels installed on their rooftops
Sep 27, 2019 // Residential, Rooftop PV, USA, rooftop PV, North America, Marc Elrich, Maryland, Lori Graf
Voltalia acquires French solar installer Helexia
The French renewables group has taken over a specialist in C&I rooftop solar and launched a share purchase offer to enable its employees to benefit from the growth of the company.
Sep 27, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Residential, Markets & Finance News, Rooftop PV, France, Voltalia, Europe, rooftop PV, Nicolas Mayaud, Helexia, Sebastien Clerc