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Canadian Solar beats shipment and revenue guidance for Q2

Canadian Solar shipped 1,290 MW of modules and posted net revenue of $805.9 million in Q2 2016 on back of increased sales to the Americas. Downstream pipeline tops 20 GW.
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SMA Solar consolidates inverter production in Germany and China

PV inverter manufacturer SMA Solar Technology said it would close production facilities in Denver, US, and Cape Town, South Africa on continued competition issues and consolidate global inverter production in Germany and China.

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The global PV end market demand could exceed 70GW in 2016, driven by strong growth in the US, which has around 10GW of utility-scale projects under construction, according to recent figures from GTM Research. SMA Solar had benefited from the US demand growth in the last two years as US competitors exited the sector due to aggressive pricing and evaporating margins.


However, the expected decline in end market demand in China, Japan and the US in 2017 is expected to lead to a period of overcapacity and ASP declines.



New Sunny Boy Storage is the battery inverter for high-voltage batteries from important reputable manufacturers. With a charge and discharge power of 2.5 kW, it is ideally suited to handle electricity demand of a private household. Please ask our staff for more information about the availability and price of this inverter.



Heckert Solar has launched production of monocrystalline modules

German manufacturer Heckert Solar has launched production of monocrystalline modules. Currently there are 275W and 280W mono modules available at PV Trade.



Intersolar Europe 2016: Smart solutions from Victron Energy

One of this year’s themes for Intersolar was ‘smart renewable energy’, an area which Victron have focussed on in recent years. In 2016, Intersolar Europe’s latest pioneering development sees it combine the themes of energy management, storage, grid integration and energy management under the key topic of smart renewable energy. Smart technologies that analyse and optimize power generation and consumption as well as interconnect various pieces of technical equipment all help to create smart concepts for managing and storing renewable energy.


Here’s a sample of some of the new and innovative products on display: