JinkoSolar Supplies Smart Modules

JinkoSolar, a global leader in the solar PV industry, today announced that it will provide 2 MW of smart modules to IDEC Corporation (“IDEC”), a Tokyo Stock Exchange listed Japanese designer and manufacturer of control automation products, for a ground mounted solar PV project in Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. The project, which will comprise of […]

Samil Power named “Top Brand PV”

  In an independent survey by EuPD Research British installers confirm that Samil Power has a high market penetration and excellent brand awareness. Therefore the inverter manufacturer has been awarded with the “Top Brand PV Seal” in the inverter category.   The criteria for awarding the seal are the installers’ top ratings for the brand, brand awareness […]

Samil Inverters Join Smart Modules

Tigo Energy, the smart module market leader, today with Samil Power Ltd, a leader in the photovoltaic inverter market, announced that Samil’s inverter line has been successfully tested and approved for compliance with Tigo’s smart module platform. The announcement comes with a manufacturer’s letter declaring the compatibility of the products. “We are excited to announce […]

China Leads Green Technologies

China is leaving its competitors in its wake as all countries look to gain advantage in the emerging low-carbon economy, according to new analysis by Ottawa consultant Céline Bak. Over the past decade, Beijing has led a concerted effort to grab the lead in emerging environmental technologies, according to Ms. Bak, president of Ottawa-based Analytic […]

More Green Jobs in Canada

Canada’s green energy sector has grown so quickly and has become such an important part of the economy that it now employs more people than the oil sands. About $25-billion has been invested in Canada’s clean-energy sector in the past five years, and employment is up 37 per cent, according to a new report from […]

Split View on Invetigation

An investigation now under way to see if Chinese solar panels are being dumped in this country is causing a split in the nascent solar industry in Canada. After getting complaints from four Ontario-based solar-panel-making firms that said they are getting hurt by competition from cut-price imports, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) launched a […]

microFIT3.2 Released

On January 1, 2015, Version 3.2 of the microFIT Program comes into effect.  This new version, and associated program documentation, will be branded to reflect the merger of the OPA and the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO). No other changes are being made to the microFIT Program at this time. All active applications that have not been […]

Rooftop Solar Cheaper then Grid

New numbers show solar-generated electricity is ready for head-on competition with utility-delivered electricity. Nearly 21 million single-family homeowners in 42 of the 50 biggest U.S. cities can now expect to pay less for electricity from solar than for electricity they buy from their utility. In fact, the numbers show money spent on a residential solar system […]

OPA Merges with IESO

The Ontario Power Authority (OPA), the organization that coordinates province-wide conservation efforts, plans the electricity system for the long term, and contracts for clean electricity resources, is merging with the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) to form a new organization that will carry the name Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO). The IESO currently balances demand for […]

microFIT Enhancements

On August 29, 2014, the Minister of Energy directed OPA to conduct focused stakeholder engagement, in consultation with the Ministry of Energy, to inform potential changes to the microFIT Program for implementation in 2015. As a framework for this engagement process, the OPA has posted a discussion paper that outlines proposed enhancements to the microFIT Program […]