Schmid Group to Establish a Fully Integrated PV Manufacturing Plant in Iran

The German  PV equipment supplier Schmid Group announced this week that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Industrial Development & Renovation Organization of Iran (IDRO) to start a collaboration to establish a fully integrated photovoltaic manufacturing plant in Iran. The state of the art manufacturing facility will include the entire photovoltaics value chain, including the production of polysilicon wafers, solar cells and modules.

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Senegal’s Senergy solar power plant will be the largest in West Africa

Proparco, the subsidiary of the French Development Agency has partnered with Meridiam, a global investor and asset manager, French manufacturer Solairedirect (Engie) and Schneider Electric in the construction and operation of a 30MW Senergy photovoltaic solar power plant in Senegal.

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Paring solar PV with battery storage could virtually eliminate electric bills for affordable housing owners in California

New economic analysis makes the case for including battery storage in California’s billion-dollar investment plan for expanding solar access to low-income residents.

A new report demonstrates how battery storage combined with solar photovoltaic (PV) systems would lead to significant electric bill savings for both property owners and residents of multifamily affordable rental housing in California.

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Alectris and Optimal Sun to provide O&M services for 3.1 MW solar plant in Mallorca Island

Alectris, a global solar asset care innovation firm, and Optimal Sun, a solar photovoltaic operations and maintenance specialist in Spain,  announced yesterday they have been chosen to provide operations, maintenance and asset management for a 3.1 megawatt (MW) capacity plant located on the island of Mallorca in the Mediterranean.

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NEXTracker ranked as the top supplier of PV trackers in North America last year, says IHS

The photovoltaic (PV) tracker market in North America increased by 135 percent year over year to reach 5.5 gigawatt (GW) shipments in 2015. Raising its market share by 22 percentage points over 2014, NEXTracker moved ahead of Array Technologies, becoming the leading supplier of PV trackers last year, according to IHS research.

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