21/08/14: SunEdison closes on US$160 million fund for 46 MW of behind-the-meter solar PV

The solar developer says that its lease-pass-through fund represents a new approach designed to allow participation from a wider range of tax equity investors. The fund will support roughly 1/3 of SunEdison's behind-the-meter...

REC Solar factory, Singapore

21/08/14: REC, Sunrun sign US solar panel deal

The U.S. market is becoming increasingly important for the Norwegian solar group as it continues to broaden distribution of its products worldwide.

Goiania, Goias, Brazil

21/08/14: S4 Solar to build 100 MW module assembly plant in Brazil

S4 Solar do Brasil, which is making its debut at Intersolar South America this month, is constructing a 100 MW module plant in Brazil to focus on the domestic market.

Trina President Europe Ben Hill

21/08/14: Trina takes a different approach to EU markets

The Chinse solar giant has become more competitive in getting its products to customers, says Ben Hill, the company's president Europe. Trina's global strategy, including operations in the U.K., the U.S. and Japan, remain key to...

Save Solar Rally, Aug. 21, 2014, Brisbane, Australia

21/08/14: Australia: Pro-solar rally slams attack on renewable target

The organized opposition to the federal government's moves to abolish or reduce Australia's Renewable Energy Target (RET) has begun. More than 500 people attended a rally in Brisbane to protest against changes to the RET.

SMA PV-diesel hybrid system, Palladam, India

21/08/14: Telecommunications boosting hybrid power in off-grid areas

Demand for power is rising due to the increasing growth of telecommunications in remote off-grid regions, particularly in developing countries, and driving installations of hybrid power systems.

Hyderabad, India

21/08/14: Andhra Pradesh aiming for 5 GW of solar by 2019

The state government is expected to unveil a wide-ranging new renewable energy policy next month that would set major targets in the southeastern Indian state.

20/08/14: U.S. lowers anti-dumping tariffs on Taiwanese solar cells, modules

Citing a “ministerial error”, the U.S. Department of Commerce has cut in half duty levels for solar products made in Taiwan by Motech, and has reduced tariff levels for most other Taiwanese solar PV makers as well.

Rooftop PV system, China

20/08/14: China to boost distributed PV, 5 GW expected

Policy changes could result in a new definition of eligible DPV projects in China and open up incentives for projects of up to 20 MW. It's one of a number of key revisions that may accelerate DPV installations, says IHS.

JA Solar module inspection

20/08/14: JA Solar back in black as module shipments skyrocket

The company is banking on a strong second half due to continued demand in Japan and increased business in North America, according to Chairman and CEO Baofang Jin.

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21/08/14: Bill to streamline solar permitting passes the California legislature

Legislation to standardize and improve the “byzantine” permitting and inspection procedures in various cities and counties in California has passed both houses of the state's legislature. CALSEIA says that this will both reduce...

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21/08/14: Encouraging signs for Intersolar India 2014: New Indian government backs solar energy

Intersolar India and accompanying Intersolar India Conference take place under one roof for the first time.

By: Intersolar India

21/08/14: Reachmaster, Inc. exhibiting for first time at Solar Power International

Reachmaster will be showing the Winlet solar panel installation product line. The new Winlet on Tracks is like nothing the industry has seen before.

By: ReachMaster, Inc.

21/08/14: SolarMax partners with Wagner Renewables

Today it was announced that Swiss inverter manufacturer SolarMax will be partnering with the newly formed PV distributor, Wagner Renewables Ltd (formerly Wagner Solar UK Ltd).

By: SolarMax

20/08/14: CyboEnergy awarded U.S. patent for its solar power mini-inverters

CyboEnergy has implemented the technology in its award-winning CyboInverter product family for both grid-interactive and off-grid solar power systems.

By: CyboEnergy, Inc.

20/08/14: SEIA welcomes Hanwha SolarOne as newest board member

Hanwha SolarOne, a top-10 global photovoltaic manufacturer of high-quality, cost-competitive solar modules, has officially joined the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) at the board level. Hanwha SolarOne is a flagship...


20/08/14: Walmart chooses Lumos LSX modules for their functionality and unmatched aesthetics

LSX frameless modules provide shelter from the elements and renewable energy at the same time

By: Lumos Solar

20/08/14: Nexamp Acquires 4.4 MW solar asset portfolio

Nexamp, a leading solar solutions provider, has announced its acquisition of a 4.4 MW portfolio of solar projects operating in Massachusetts from Broadway Renewable Strategies. The projects produce enough energy to power 650...

By: Nexamp

19/08/14: Three new utility-scale solar farms add 20 MW to North Carolina's solar surge

First half of $100 million Q3 investment in the North Carolina solar market deployed

By: Sol Systems

19/08/14: Yingli Green Energy to power FC Bayern Munich with renewable energy

Yingli installs solar power system at FC Bayern Munich's training center

By: Yingli Green Energy

19/08/14: Meyer Burger has been shortlisted in two categories for the Solar Award 2014

Meyer Burger has been shortlisted for the Solar Award 2014 in the category PV Tool Award for its GridTOUCH contacting system and in the category PV Process Award for its enhanced wire winding system Diamond Wire Management System...

By: Meyer Burger

19/08/14: Clean Footprint participates in Orlando Mayor Dyer's Climate & Energy Summit

More than 200 energy leaders gathered to share technologies and strategies in climate action and sustainable energy.

By: Clean Footprint

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