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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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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Renewable energy investments shift to developing markets, says EY’s report

Almost without exception, European markets slipped down EY’s Renewable energy country attractiveness index (RECAI) rankings while less mature markets across Latin America, Africa and Asia continued their ascent, reveals the latest edition of the report.

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SMA retained its position as the world’s largest PV inverter supplier in 2015, IHS says

German solar energy equipment supplier SMA Solar Technology retained its position as the world’s largest photovoltaic (PV) inverter supplier in 2015, maintaining the company’s 14 percent share of global PV inverter revenue it held in 2014. SMA had previously dominated the global PV inverter market, but the company has been challenged to maintain its market position following the decline of the European solar market, according to IHS, the leading global source of critical information and insight.

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Development banks are key to unlock trillions for solar and wind, says report

National and multilateral development banks are key to scaling up clean energy investment to at least US$1 trillion per year, according to a new paper released ahead of the World Bank-IMF Spring Meetings.

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