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.

Huawei SUN2000 string inverters.

26/11/14: Huawei unveils smart PV solution in Germany

Chinese company extends solar footprint in Europe with demonstration of string inverter solution at 7.8 MW solar park in western Germany.

ReneSola factory.

26/11/14: ReneSola’s shipments fall, margins increase

Chinese PV manufacturer ReneSola has seen its module and wafer shipments fall in Q3 2014 on both annual (YOY) and quarterly basis. It did, however, manage to increase its gross margin for the quarter to 15.3%.

A Midsummer flex module.

26/11/14: Midsummer reduces CIGS active layer to 800nm

Swedish thin film equipment supplier Midsummer has reduced the active layer in its CIGS deposition process to 800nm. The tool supplier claims that this is less than half of what other suppliers offer, substantially reducing costs.

Solar project

26/11/14: World’s largest solar plant in operation

The 550 MW Topaz Solar Project has been completed and connected to the grid. The plant, located in San Luis Obispo County, California is currently the largest operational PV power plant in the world.

25/11/14: TASC to appeal solar fees in Wisconsin

Several other organizations may join TASC in launching appeals to the ruling, which will heavily penalize rooftop PV in the U.S. state. Evidence has also surfaced that a regulator improperly advised utility We Energies in...

Yingli PV module production

25/11/14: Yingli posts drop in third-quarter revenue, narrows net loss

The Chinese PV group continued to see strong demand for modules from China and Japan as well as from emerging markets, which increased by some 17% quarter over quarter.

Trina Chairman and CEO Jifan Gao

25/11/14: Trina boosts sales, profit in third quarter

Trina Chairman and CEO Jifan Gao says the company continued to meet or exceed financial and performance targets despite foreign exchange fluctuations and weaker demand in Europe.

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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.

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Industry press releases

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

25/11/14: Dassault Systèmes and Solar Impulse define new chapter in future of solar-powered aviation

Technology, vision and innovation show the possibilities of clean flight. Dassault Systèmes the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock-up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions,...

By: Dassault Systèmes

25/11/14: Yingli Green Energy supplies 72 MW of solar panels to Solarcentury in the UK

Yingli Green Energy today announced that the Company will supply 72 MW of multi- and monocrystalline solar panels to Solarcentury, a leading solar company in the United Kingdom.

By: Yingli Green Energy

25/11/14: aleo solar supplies PV modules with 5.8 MW capacity in Turkey

German module manufacturer enters Turkish market

By: aleo solar

25/11/14: Sunrun unveils the Sunrun BrightPath Station for consumers to receive an instant home solar quote

Interactive kiosk enables consumers to learn about home solar at select retail locations

By: Sunrun

25/11/14: JinkoSolar to supply 7 MW solar PV modules to Almacen Sustentable in Mexico

JinkoSolar has signed an agreement to supply 7 MW to Almacen Sustentable (AS Solar) in Mexico.

By: JinkoSolar

25/11/14: Equal Earth completes acquisition of three solar projects, adds education and government to portfolio

New solar projects augment company's portfolio of renewable energy assets

By: Equal Earth

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