A Japanese PV plant.

22/12/14: Japan: 17.5 GW of projects set to be left stranded

Following a meeting last week of the Japanese Grid Issues Working Group (WG), it appears likely that 17.336 GW of approved FIT PV projects will be cancelled due to insufficient grid capacity. This is the conclusion of Japanese...

GE Welsupn Neemuch 151 MW project, India

22/12/14: India to bankroll 1 GW of solar projects with $158 million

State-run companies building PV projects that will be connected to the grid will have to use domestically manufactured cells and modules in order to secure financing.

MegaCell Chairman and CEO Franco Traverso

22/12/14: MegaCell, RCT sign bi-facial poly-crystalline technology transfer deal

The Italian company plans to use the technology for its expansion capacity project in Europe as well as for PV manufacturers interested in poly-cristalline bi-facial cells and modules.

Sonnedix Istres PV park, France

22/12/14: Sonnedix launches global solar project joint venture

The global sola power producer is partnering with institutional investors on a joint platform company that currently operates 117 MW of installed capacity and has 600 MW of projects in pre-construction.

22/12/14: Hemlock to close Tennessee polysilicon site

Hemlock Semiconductor majority owner Dow Corning has decided to abandon the never-opened polysilicon facility in Clarksville, citing price pressures and Chinese tariffs. 50 employees will be affected.

Schmid fab.

19/12/14: Schmid books 110 MW order for its Geminus bifacial line

German equipment supplier Schmid has announced the sale of 110 MW worth of equipment, for the production of bifacial cells and modules. Mexican PV producer ERDM made the purchase, to expand its manufacturing capacity to 170 MW in...

Shipping containers.

19/12/14: The pv magazine weekly news digest

The U.S. Department of Commerce decision came as no surprise, there was good news in battery storage and equipment manufacture and SunEdison Chile wins the pv mag prize for best-named CEO.

Landmead solar park.

19/12/14: Belectric and First Solar connect UK's largest solar farm

In just three months German project developer Belectric, in partnership with manufacturer and developer First Solar, has installed 483,000 thin film modules to complete the 46 MW Landmead Solar Farm. Located in Oxfordshire, the...

GCL-Poly manufacturing facility in China.

19/12/14: GCL calls off Chinese wafer business sale

Polysilicon giant calls off sale in wake of ITC ruling that will see Chinese companies repatriate operations from Taiwan. Sale would have eased debt burden on GCL.

Meyer Burger HQ.

19/12/14: Meyer Burger picks up $12m to $15m in PERC orders

PERC technology uptake continues to deliver strong tool orders, with Meyer Burger Technology picking up contracts "in the past few weeks" worth between $12.1m and $15.3m. The orders are for Asian high-efficiency cell producers.

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22/12/14: Abengoa beats fossil fuels on price with solar PV & CSP plus storage in Chile

In addition to the large amount of solar PV awarded in Chile's latest energy supply auction, the Spanish developer has been awarded contracts to supply electricity on a 24-hour basis from concentrating solar power (CSP) and solar...

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22/12/14: Adapt IP ventures to sell Accurate Solar Power's micro inverter patent portfolio

Adapt IP Ventures was engaged by Accurate Solar Power LLC to sell its power inverter patent portfolio, specifically related to Distributed Maximum Power Point Tracking (DMPPT) technology.

By: Adapt IP Ventures

22/12/14: Arizona Corporation Commission rejects utility proposals to monopolize rooftop solar

Statement from TUSK (Tell Utilities Solar won't be Killed).

By: Barry Goldwater

22/12/14: KDC Solar and CentraState medical center cut ribbon on 6.31 MW solar system

KDC Solar LLC has commenced commercial operations of its 6.31-megawatt (MW) solar panel system located at CentraState Medical Center in Freehold, New Jersey. The system will provide electricity to CentraState's Medical Center...

By: KDC Solar LLC

22/12/14: San Francisco approves HERO Program

The move restores residential clean energy financing to the first major city where the concept debuted. The program helps homeowners save water and energy and cut global warming pollution.

By: The HERO Program

22/12/14: Martin Kinne appointed new Chief Sales and Service Officer at SMA

From January 1, 2015, Martin Kinne will be responsible for the Sales and Service functional areas at SMA Solar Technology AG (SMA) in his capacity as Chief Sales and Service Officer (CSSO).

By: SMA Solar Technology AG

22/12/14: Clenergy's PV-ezRack SolarTerrace V accredited by TÜV

Clenergy, the leading solar solution provider, is proud to announce that its PV-ezRack SolarTerrace V (STV), a utility scale mounting system, recently earned the TÜV Rheinland certification.

By: Clenergy

22/12/14: Onyx Renewable Partners welcomes Daniel J. De Boer as Senior Vice President of Finance

Onyx Renewable Partners, a leader in flexible, creative solutions for the development, finance, construction and operation of large-scale renewable energy projects, has announced the appointment of Daniel J. De Boer as Senior...

By: Onyx Renewable Partners

22/12/14: KDC Solar, CentraState Medical Center cut ribbon on 6.31 MW solar power system

The system is the largest solar facility for a hospital in New Jersey

By: KDC Solar

18/12/14: PROINSO donates to Solar Energy Solidarity 3 kWp for anti-leprosy hospital in Benin, Africa

PROINSO, jointly with local NGOs and other organizations, has donated 3 kWp for the installation. Since it was launched in 2011, the PROINSO-led initiative Solar Energy Solidarity has developed several projects aimed at providing...


18/12/14: JinkoSolar supplies China General Nuclear Power Group with 80 MW of solar modules

JinkoSolar has supplied 80 MW of solar PV modules to China General Nuclear Power Group (CGN) for a solar PV project in Neihuang County, Henan Province.

By: JinkoSolar

18/12/14: Solar1 sees in 25 new teams and collaborations for 2015

The Solar1 Monte Carlo Cup 2014 finished just four months ago and already 25 teams have signed up for the second edition of the Solar1 Monte Carlo Cup 2015; commencing from the 9th to 11th July 2015. Registration is still open,...

By: Solar1

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