Enphase Energy Announces $20 Million Private Equity Offering

U.S. micro inverter manufacturer Enphase Energy announced this month that it has entered into a securities purchase agreement to issue and sell 9,523,809 shares of the Company’s common stock at a price per share of $2.10 for gross proceeds of approximately $20.0 million to an entity affiliated with Isidoro Quiroga, a prominent Chilean entrepreneur and investor.

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Valuing resilience can make PV and energy storage systems economical, report says

Findings presented in a new paper by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Clean Energy Group (CEG) show that more integrated solar photovoltaic (PV) and battery storage projects could make economic sense if the value of avoiding power outages is taken into account in project economics.

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Solar PV costs are expected to halve by 2020, IRENA report says

New IRENA report finds all renewable technologies to be competitive by 2020. The cost of generating power from onshore wind has fallen by around a quarter since 2010, with solar photovoltaic (PV) electricity costs falling by 73 per cent in that time, according to new cost analysis from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).

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Spanish University develops stand-alone solar-powered system to produce drinking water

Research group in applied electrochemistry and electrocatalysis at the University of Alicante in Spain announced that they  have developed a stand-alone system for desalinating and treating water through electrodialysis. The system is directly powered by solar energy and can be applied in off-grid areas.

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Enphase Energy announces introduction of seventh-generation IQ microinverters

Leading US microinverter manufacturer announced the introduction of its seventh-generation Enphase IQ microinverters, which are reported to produce 4% more power, and to be 19% lighter and 17% smaller than the IQ 6 family of microinverters.

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