Blattner, Black & Veatch to build 596 MW of Florida solar

Utility Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) has chosen construction contractors Blattner and Black & Veatch to build its eight new utility-scale solar projects. This announcement comes as Florida’s solar market is experiencing rapid growth.

Materion acquires Heraeus target materials business

German technology group Heraeus and U.S. company Materion Advanced Materials have announced the completion of the latter’s acquisition of the target materials business belonging to Heraeus.

Hydronium-ion battery developed by Oregon State University

Scientists at Oregon State University (OSU) have developed the world’s first battery using Hydronium ions to carry its charge. OSU says that the development provides new options for the development of stationary batteries to store power generated from solar PV.

Entries now open for pv magazine Technology Highlights & Award

Since 2015, our Technology Highlights feature has sought out the latest and greatest technological developments in PV. Now we’re ready to receive entries from across the industry for the 2017 feature, which will be a major highlight of our April edition, and enjoy a large media presence at the SNEC show in Shanghai.

Onyx Solar begins construction on world’s largest solar skylight

A new mixed-use building complex being developed by Somerset Development will feature the installation of more than 3,200 solar skylights, which will generate electricity whilst naturally illuminating the complex.

Amtech quarterly results show growth in orders and revenues

The equipment maker’s results for Q1 fiscal 2017 show a dip in revenue but growth in orders for solar equipment compared to the previous quarter.

ABB to provide microgrid solution to Alaska community

The Swiss technology company will provide a microgrid combining battery and flywheel storage technologies to improve energy stability for around 300,000 people near Anchorage, Alaska.

Ice Energy to deliver residential storage solution to Southern California utility

Storage provider Ice Energy has signed a contract with the Southern California Public Power Authority (SCPPA) to provide its innovative Ice Bear 20 ice battery system for use in up to 100 residential locations.

Siva Power Expands Santa Clara Facility

The U.S. thin film manufacturer has expanded its development center in Santa Clara, California, and acquired production equipment from First Solar and Bloo Solar.

Greensmith announce grid connection on 20 MW storage system

Greensmith set a new record with their storage system at the AltaGas Pomona Energy Facility California, designing, integrating and installing the system in under 4 months.

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