Solibro produciton.

02/10/15: Production “massively” scaled back at Solibro

Reports are coming in that German CIGS producer Solibro, a Hanergy acquisition, has massively decreased production. The 270 employees at Solibro’s manufacturing plant in eastern Germany are now working shortened hours and reports...

02/10/15: Neo Solar Power buys 30% stake in Phanes Group

The Taiwanese PV cell maker has expanded its downstream activities by buying a stake in Emirati/Swiss project developer Phanes Group.

Big horizons, big announcements and big hitters: it's been another BIG week for solar.

02/10/15: The pv magazine weekly news digest

The PV heavyweights are back in the headlines this week with the news that China and the U.S. have agreed a climate deal, SolarCity has tightened its grip on residential solar, and Hanergy's woes continue.

02/10/15: Cloaking technology refracts light around metallization fingers

German researchers have applied the approach used by invisibility cloak research to direct sunlight around busbars and metallization fingers to potentially increase PV cell and module efficiency. The research was carried out by a...

The Off-Grid Experts Workshop was held between September 25-26 in Memmingen, Germany.

02/10/15: Interview: Speaking off-grid with Phaesun

Tobias Zwirner, MD of Phaesun GmbH, talks to pv magazine about last month's Off-Grid Experts Workshop, held in Memmingen, Germany, between September 25-26.

Djibouti City.

02/10/15: SkyPower announces $440m, 200 MW Djibouti solar plans

Canadian developer continues its international expansion with agreement to develop large solar project in the east African nation; plants will be built in four phases over next four years.

Taiwanese solar park.

02/10/15: TSEC to increase Taiwan solar production capacity to 1.6 GW

Taiwan Solar Energy Corp. will boost its cell and module capacity from 800 MW to between 1.5-1.6 GW by 2017 as the company looks to meet rising demand.

Solar installation, England.

02/10/15: UK: 27,000 solar jobs could go if FIT cut proposals are enacted

Analysis by the Solar Trade Association of employment data released by TBR Economic Research reveals that the vast majority of the 35,000 jobs the solar sector support could be at risk if FITs are cut.

01/10/15: Argentina passes renewable energy law: 20% by 2025

The law includes an 8% target by 2017, a price cap for contracts, and an obligation for large energy users.

First Solar...

01/10/15: First Solar secures loan for Japanese pipeline

U.S. thin film producer and developer First Solar has secured a loan facility from Mizuho Bank to develop utility scale PV projects in Japan. The loan is for US$33 million and First Solar has indicated that it will work with...

Top News

02/10/15: SolarCity to begin production of >22% efficient PV modules this month

Calling it the “world's most efficient rooftop solar panel”, the company says it will produce PV modules with greater than 22% efficiency at a pilot facility.

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02/10/15: Dominion Virginia Power seeks to build 56 megawatts of new solar

Company files for approval for three large-scale solar projects. Construction would create 960 jobs and $74 million economic benefit. Renewable energy facilities would be ready to serve customers by December 2016.

By: Dominion Virginia Power

02/10/15: AEC and KACO new energy launch inverter production in Saudi Arabia

The "Shams" inverters from 20 kW to 1 MW conform to Saudi Arabian local content regulations.

By: Kaco

02/10/15: SCE seeks up to 100 MW of new clean power resources

Second RFO issued for preferred resources to support Orange County reliability pilot project.

By: Southern California Edison

02/10/15: Bigbelly Launches Connect: a turnkey enterprise wide system for smart waste and recycling

New Platform as a Service model allows customers to quickly realize the financial and operational benefits of Bigbelly's innovative approach to waste management.

By: Bigbelly, Inc., the leader in smart waste and recycling systems, today announced

02/10/15: aps requesting proposals for new large scale solar plant

Testing the market on behalf of interested commercial and industrial customer.

By: Arizona Public Service

02/10/15: Array Technologies Finalizes Shipments to E.ON’s Maricopa West Solar Project

Tracker commissioning approaches at the 20 MW California installation.

By: Array Technologies, Inc.

01/10/15: Georgia Power opens 11 new EV charging islands

First phase of statewide public charging infrastructure completed.

By: Georgia Power

01/10/15: Abengoa Yield closes the acquisition of Solaben 1/6

Acquisition has been financed with Tranche B of the revolving credit facility amounting to $290 million and cash on hand

By: Abengoa Yield

01/10/15: Australian firm pushes toward solar cell breakthrough

An Australian manufacturing innovator has taken the first steps towards commercializing a potentially cheaper and highly efficient solar cell, thanks to $449,000 support from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA).


01/10/15: Risen Energy earns Australian Solar Council Positive Quality

Tier-1 PV products manufacturer Risen Energy has successfully met the requirements of ASC's 'Positive Quality' due diligence program.

By: Risen Energy

01/10/15: Climate Reality Project endorses Floridians for Solar Choice Ballot Initiative

Climate Reality Project’s founder and former Vice President of the United States, Al Gore, spoke strongly in support of the ballot initiative and solar energy at the conference.

By: Floridians for Solar Choice

30/09/15: Phelan Pinon Hills Community Services District celebrates new 1.16-MW SunPower solar system

District expects savings of nearly $13 million over next 30 years.

By: SunPower

30/09/15: Riverside County flips switch to solar in largest county project in US

12 MW solar project will save $200 Million.

By: OpTerra Energy Services

30/09/15: 3rd International Sustainable Energy Summit soft launch

The soft launch was officiated by Y.B. Datuk Seri Panglima Dr. Maximus Johnity Ongkili, Minister of Energy, Green Technology and Water (KeTTHA) in conjunction with the 6th IGEM 2015 which was held at Kuala Lumpur Convention...

By: SEDA Malaysia

30/09/15: Mibet New Energy wins China Solar Industry Award in PV Rack Category

Mibet New Energy (Mibet) is granted the 2015 China Solar Industry Award in the PV Rack category for its products and service. Mibet aims to strengthen the safety of solar matrix, lower the costs in solar energy systems.


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