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Andreas Liebheit.

27/11/14: Future PV Forum brings close-to-commercialization technologies into focus

The 15th Forum Solarpraxis played host to the first Future PV Forum today in Berlin. 10 presentations across the solar innovation value chain showcased a range of technologies from the much-hyped perovskites to laser 3D printing...


Kostal's Stephan Kring with the new PIKO 20 string inverter that the company is showcasing at the 15th Forum Solarpraxis.

27/11/14: 15th Forum Solarpraxis begins with a buzz

Solar business conference held in Berlin commences with well-attended keynote speech and defiantly upbeat vibe.


Chile's Parinacota Volcano.

27/11/14: SMA secures net metering authorization in Chile

German company becomes first inverter supplier to be authorized to participate in the country's recently introduced net metering program.


Solar installation North Carolina.

27/11/14: North Carolina regulators approve 80 MW solar plant

The $200m proposed McBride Place Energy project, to be located near the city of Concord, has been given the green light by the N.C. Utilities Commission.


The MoU was signed between the two parties and in the presence of Egyptian Minister of Investment,  H.E. Ashraf Salman.

27/11/14: MegaCell signs MoU for 120 MW bi-facial cell and module fab in Egypt

The Italian solar manufacturer has teamed up with Cairo-based Misr Asset Management to develop the production plant in a deal worth $42.5 million.


26/11/14: Japanese PV module demand booms to 2.52 GW in most recent quarter

The sharp increase in the nation's PV market matches BNEF's forecast of a 9-11 GW solar PV market in 2014. Japanese companies continue to dominate shipments.


Belectric's energy storage system.

26/11/14: Belectric reveals battery storage facility at large-scale PV plant

Belectric and Vattenfall cut the ribbon for a new battery storage facility at the Alt Daber solar power plant in Germany.


Cape Town solar installation.

26/11/14: South Africa delays REIPPPP solar bid decision

Minister delays announcing winners of the fourth bid window for the REIPPPP, fueling the fire of speculation in process.


Commercial rooftop installation, U.K.

26/11/14: UK: Movable FIT option for commercial rooftops receives STA backing

Plans by the British government to allow businesses and factories that move buildings to continue to claim the FIT from their previous location praised by Solar Trade Association.


26/11/14: The U.S. Interior Department rejects its first solar project

The agency has rejected Iberdrola's application for a 200 MW solar PV project in Southern California. This makes the first denial of a renewable energy project since 2010.


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27/11/14: SolarMax to file for insolvency

SolarMax will become the latest inverter victim of Europe’s declining PV market when its parent company, Sputnik Engineering, files for insolvency this week.


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27/11/14: Vikram Solar planning for cell manufacturing joint venture to cater growing demand for cells made in India

Kolkata based Tier 1 manufacturer Vikram Solar is looking to expand their upstream footprint by getting into solar cell production as well. The internationally active manufacturer of PV modules and EPC solutions provider is...

By: Vikram Solar

27/11/14: IBC SOLAR completes milestone project in Japan

2.3 megawatt turnkey solar plant "Sakura" has been grid-connected and sold to a Japanese investor.


27/11/14: OneRoof Energy Group, Inc. announces third quarter 2014 financial results

Company tracking improved operating metrics.

By: OneRoof Energy Group

27/11/14: Clenergy provides mounting solution for 24.8 MW power plant in Nasushiobara, Japan

Clenergy, the clean energy investor and solar-solution provider, is proud to announce it is supplying mounting systems for one of the largest solar power plants in Japan.

By: Clenergy

26/11/14: Abakus solar AG sets focus on large scale projects in Germany

Abakus solar AG plans to install solar power projects in Germany in 2015 again. The envisaged next year’s governmental auction model for large scale photovoltaic power plants is a solid basis for the company to realise turnkey...

By: abakus solar AG

26/11/14: Dr. Philip Comberg joins Solarcentury board as an independent director

Solarcentury welcomes solar expert.

By: Solarcentury

26/11/14: GT Advanced Technologies Restructuring Committee formed / Richard E. Newsted and John J. Ray III appointed to Board of Directors

GT Advanced Technologies Inc. today announced the appointment of Richard E. Newsted and John J. Ray III to its board of directors, effective November 21, 2014.

By: GT Advanced Technologies Inc.

26/11/14: Magnolia Solar recipient of US Patent on roll-to-roll flexible solar cell production issued patent strengthens Magnolia's IP position in the field of flexible photovoltaics

Magnolia Solar Corporation announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, Magnolia Solar, Inc., was recently issued a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

By: Magnolia Solar Corporatio

26/11/14: Robbins Arroyo LLP: Vivint Solar, Inc. misled shareholders according to a recently filed Class Action

Shareholder rights law firm Robbins Arroyo LLP announces that an investor of Vivint Solar, Inc. (NYSE:VSLR) has filed a federal securities fraud class action complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New...

By: Robbins Arroyo LLP

26/11/14: Prominent Australian solar scientist joins Natcore Technology Advisory Board

Dr. Gavin Conibeer, an internationally-known professor at the School of Photovoltaics and Renewable Energy Engineering at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), has joined the science advisory board of Natcore Technology Inc.

By: Natcore Technology

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