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Storage prices are falling faster than solar and wind

A study from the University of California and TU Munich in Germany shows that long-term R&D spending played a critical role in achieving cost reductions.

REC Silicon’s sales rise 18% in Q2, net loss increases

The Norwegian-American polysilicon producer saw its revenue drop slightly Y-o-Y to $61 million in the latest quarter, as its Washington polysilicon facility runs at only 50% utilization due to restricted access to the Chinese market.

Elettronica Santerno secures 27 MW inverter order in Nevada

The Italian inverter maker will supply its devices for a large-scale PV project under development in Nevada.

South Carolina: SCE&G supports community solar through specific program

South Carolina’s power utility expects to complete two or three large-scale solar facilities under the program by the end of this year.

Massachusetts incentive program for residential and commercial PV

This article has been pulled due to inaccuracies. An emergency regulation for the SMART program was filed by the DOER on June 5. Through the new program will come into force in 2018, but the final form of the program has not yet been released. In the interim the SREC-2 program is still active. We […]

Trump keeps digging coal, but wants solar on the wall with Mexico

President Trump suggested paying for the construction of his border wall with Mexico through the sale of power from solar installations.


Vivint Solar gets $100 million in tax equity commitments

The U.S. residential PV company has boosted its tax equity coffers, and will use the funds to deploy 70 MW of residential PV capacity in the United States.

Amtech posts revenue growth in quarterly results

The U.S./Dutch tool maker also saw order intake and quarter-end backlog increase in the latest quarter. All of the company’s segments contributed to the turnover growth registered in this period.

Enphase sees losses increase during Q1

The U.S. microinverter manufacturer reported a lower than expected revenue in the latest quarter, with shipments decreasing slightly year-on-year. The company, however, was able to strenghten its cash position after implementing a restructuring plan in the previous quarters.


Study: Solar micro-grids can help military fight cyber, physical threats

A team from Michigan Technological University is assessing the technical and economic viability of military microgrids run on solar power.

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