A China Sunergy building.

19/09/14: Co-founder back at the helm at CSUN

Stephen Zhifang Cai has resigned for personal reasons, CSUN announced today. The Nanjing manufacturer's share price has tanked since November.

A Tesla electric vehicle.

19/09/14: Solar investment twice as effective as oil in EVs

Analyst calculates investing in renewables yields far more usable energy to the consumer than oil, dollar for dollar. Traditional combustion engines see a 75-80% energy loss compared to 25-30% in EVs.

Smokestacks at a coal-fired power station.

19/09/14: It's about the fossil fuels, stupid!

Frost and Sullivan report predicts coal will dominate electricity generation up to 2030 and gas is 'a fuel of the future.' Forthcoming global trends report does acknowledge an explosion in the battery storage market, however.

Scatec Solar's project in Kalkbult, South Africa.

19/09/14: Scatec Solar valued at $298m-$383m

The Norwegian developer will set the share price for its pending IPO next week. The company predicted a price range of $4.42-5.68 per share.

Tiers Cross, South Wales.

19/09/14: Spanish developer connects third UK project

Sevilla company Bester Generacion has connected its Tiers Cross project. The 28 MW scheme, in South Wales, created 200 local jobs.

LDK Solar headquarters.

19/09/14: Chapter 11 plan for LDK subsidiaries

The Chinese giant plans to shut down three US subisidiaries. On Tuesday a court in Hong Kong will rule on the company's restructuring plans.

18/09/14: U.S. installed solar PV costs continue to fall

The latest report by Berkeley Lab shows that installed PV costs in the United States fell 12-15% during 2013, despite a stabilization in PV module costs. However, America still has the highest installed costs among major markets...

Scotland onshore wind

18/09/14: Further devolution will not derail Scotland's stellar renewables success

pv magazine's Ilias Tsagas argues that further devolved powers for Scotland, in the wake of yesterday's tight independence vote, will not hurt its renewable energy sector but might give it a further boost.

Enphase PV microinverter

18/09/14: Solar microinverter, power optimizer market to surpass $1 billion in 2018

Key markets like the U.S., the U.K. and Australia are driving demand for module-level power electronics, according to IHS. The market has already grown to more than $300 million.

Meyer Burger building

18/09/14: Meyer Burger raises $107 million in bond issue

The successful placement of the bonds is expected to help the company, which saw net losses grow 9% in the first half of the year. Money from the issue will go to capital requirements and investments in demo equipment.

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The Bee Gees.

19/09/14: The pv magazine weekly news round-up

Good news from Italy and India, astonishing news about sunlight levels and the solar cell coming to a printer near you but it's all too late for one US state. We should have listened to Barry...

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19/09/14: EU PVSEC opens in Amsterdam on Monday

The Netherlands' minister for economic affairs will open the 29th EU PVSEC on Monday. The Amsterdam conference will run from Monday to Friday and feature 1,500 contributions from 71 countries.


19/09/14: Cell cutting technology to increase module output

InnoLas Solutions has developed an automated laser machine with an integrated soft wafer breaking process to produce half or quarter cells for later module assembly.

By: InnoLas Solutions

19/09/14: Europe Clean Energies completes 2 MW Japanese plant

Europe Clean Energies has completed construction of its first, 2 MW, PV project, in the city of Tsukuba Mirai.

By: Europe Clean Energies (ECE)

18/09/14: Exosun pursues partnership with La Compagnie du Vent, GDF SUEZ Group

Exosun will supply 12 MW of solar trackers and associated services for PV plant in France.

By: Exosun

18/09/14: Array Technologies and ET Solar partner on Bakersfield 111 Solar Park

Project development team focused on system reliability by reducing critical failure points

By: ET Solar

18/09/14: DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions and Yingli Solar collaborate on solar power project in China

Deploying advanced technologies to meet growing needs for clean, sustainable energy

By: DuPont

18/09/14: SMA plant-wide O&M and central inverters selected for largest solar plant in Canada

Solar leader to power and maintain 140 MW Kingston Solar Project

By: SMA Canada

17/09/14: Solarexpo - The Innovation Cloud 2015, 8-10 April at Milan Exhibition and Conference Centre

From 8 to 10 April, in the heart of Milan, will be held the 2015 edition of SOLAREXPO - THE INNOVATION CLOUD, the conference and exhibition event focused on energy technologies and their integration.

By: Solarexpo-The Innovation Cloud

17/09/14: EDF Renewable Services and Romax Technology partner to deliver technical and engineering services

EDF Renewable Services (EDF RS) and Romax Technology have signed a partnership agreement whereby EDF RS will provide labor specialists for Romax’s technical and engineering services.

By: EDF Renewable Energy

17/09/14: Saudi agriculture industry eyes solar-diesel hybrids

Solar-diesel hybrid solutions may hold the answer to reducing fuel costs and increasing energy security for Saudi Arabia's agricultural sector. The poultry industry, in particular, could benefit from hybridizing diesel generators...

By: Saudi Arabia Solar Industry Association

17/09/14: Upsolar commissions first solar PV project in Turkey

Company partners with local EPC to tap country's growing solar potential

By: Upsolar

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