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International workshop to focus on CIGS thin-film solar modules

Global demand for photovoltaic systems is rising sharply. CIGS thin-film modules have become a hot topic for the solar industry. International experts will convene in Stuttgart (Germany) on May 30, 2017, at the annual IW-CIGSTech workshop to discuss past and potential future technical and industrial advances in this solar technology. The Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research (ZSW) and the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie (HZB) are hosting the workshop, which caters to scientists, engineers and industry specialists.

Thermal Energy Storage market to grow at a CAGR of 11.0% from 2017 to 2022

According to a new analysis by ReportBuyer the thermal energy storage market is projected to reach USD 6.2 billion by 2022, growing at a CAGR of 11.0% from 2017 to 2022. Rising momentum of renewable energy generation (concentrated solar power), increasing demand for Thermal Energy Storage (TES) in HVAC for district heating & cooling, and process heating & cooling are expected to drive the TES market.

Global photovoltaic system market to grow with a CAGR of 18.7% by 2022

Research and Markets has published a new report which anticipates the global photovoltaic system market to grow with a CAGR of 18.7% during 2016-2022. According to “Global Photovoltaic System Market Insights, Opportunity Analysis, Market Shares and Forecast, 2017 – 2023”, the key drivers of the market are the rapidly increasing electricity consumption globally, an increasing adoption and usage in various sectors, supportive government initiatives and environmental policies.

JinkoSolar partners with GRID Alternatives to extend solar and jobs to underserved communities

JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (Shanghai, China) on March 22, 2017 announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, JinkoSolar (U.S.) Inc. activated a partnership with GRID Alternatives, a non-profit solar installer. JinkoSolar will donate over 620 kW of high-efficiency solar modules to support GRID Alternatives' work bringing solar power and job training to low-income communities across the country.

SOLV deploys QOS Energy’s O&M management platform to improve performance across 1 GW solar portfolio

SOLV (San Francisco, CA, U.S.), an independent solar O&M service provider and a division of EPC contractor Swinerton Renewable Energy, has begun deployment of QOS Energy’s Qantum software to monitor and support the operations and maintenance of more than 1 GW of solar PV plants in the U.S.. Qantum is a cloud-based analytics platform that allows SOLV to harness the power of the data generated by the multiple PV installations they manage on behalf of renewable energy project owners.

ees Europe Conference discusses the market for domestic, commercial and large-scale energy storage systems

The energy storage industry is evolving: ees Europe, the continent's largest exhibition for batteries and energy storage systems, is setting a new exhibitor record, an achievement which is also being felt at the accompanying ees Europe Conference in Munich, Germany. From May 30–31, 2017 the Conference will offer an extensive presentation program and serve as a presentation and discussion platform alongside the exhibition for the third year running.

Kalyon Enerji and Hanwha Q CELLS awarded 1 GW solar PV project in Turkey

A joint venture formed by Kalyon Enerji (Istanbul, Turkey) and Hanwha Q CELLS (Seoul, South Korea) on March 20th,2017 won the tender to build a 1.000 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) plant in the Karapınar region in Turkey with the bid of USD 0.07 cent per kWh of solar power, the International Solar Energy Society’s Turkey Division (GUNDER) reports.

Phoenix Solar regains full control over Asia/Pacific operations from minority shareholders in Singapore

Phoenix Solar AG (Sulzemoos, Germany) has acquired the outstanding minority shares in its Singapore based subsidiary Phoenix Solar Pte Ltd., the company announced on March 21st, 2017. They were held by a group of former directors of this enterprise. After the transaction Phoenix Solar AG will own 100 per cent of the company. The parties agreed not to disclose further details.

200MW second phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park inaugurated

HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on March 20, 2017 has inaugurated the 200 megawatt second phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. The project reflects a new era in the excellence and leadership of the UAE, as it increases the share of clean and renewable energy, ME NewsWire reports.

Dominion announces two large-scale solar PV projects in South Carolina

Dominion (Richmond, Va., U.S.) on March 20, 2017 announced that it plans to construct, own and operate 81 megawatts of solar generating capacity in Jasper County, S.C. Two projects – a 71.4-megawatt facility that would be South Carolina's largest and a 10-megawatt array – are expected to enter service in 2017.
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