GTM Research: Global solar market to top 104 GW this year

The company’s latest Global Solar Demand Monitor forecasts 6% annual increase in PV installation growth, with the United States seeing relatively flat growth at 10.6 GW.

Storage pipeline grows to 10.4 GW

Analyst data records 53% annual growth in storage in 2017, rising to 1.9 GW as South Korea rose to top of the tree in terms of cumulative capacity. The global project pipeline has soared to 10.4 GW.

U.S. large-scale batteries lead global energy storage deployment

And inaugural global energy storage report by GTM Research finds that while the United States remains the world’s leading market with newly installed capacity of 431 MWh, China is poised to rise to second place globally in 2019.

No deal: US rejects EU’s WTO request for softer tariffs on solar

Joint communication between the European Union and the U.S. reveals that Washington has not agreed with suggestions from Brussels that EU solar imports were not causing any serious injury and thus should be subjected to a less penalizing tariff.

Global storage growth of 4.6% in 2017 reflects patchy state of sector

Despite hitting a record 1.17 GW of new grid-scale storage capacity in 2017, growth was a mere 4.6% on 2016 having surged 61% the year prior. Industry’s reliance on policy support means foundations for growth remain uneven, report finds. Average costs, however, fell by 24% last year.

Enphase and Panasonic announce AC module partnership

Market roll out of Panasonic’s HIT modules fitted with Enphase Energy’s new IQ7X Microinverter penciled in for May in North America, Enphase confirms.

EU, China request consultation with US over solar tariffs

Following the introduction of 30% graduated tariffs on U.S. imports of solar cells and modules, the European Union and China have joined South Korea and Taiwan in filing a complaint with the World Trade Organization.

Enphase share sale raises $20 million

The California-headquartered microinverter specialist announces private equity offering of 9,523,809 shares that have been sold to Chilean entrepreneur Isidoro Quiroga.

China pushes global clean energy investment to $333 billion in 2017

BNEF has found that U.S. investment levels fell 1% year-over-year, with the Section 201 case hanging over the head of the industry.

AES and Siemens launch energy storage platform with world’s largest li-ion battery

Collaboration between the U.S. energy firm and the German power electronics giant officially licensed on January 1, as details of a massive 100 MW/400 MWh lithium-ion battery storage project in California announced.

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