Solar park in France.

01/08/14: Long-awaited French energy bill puts renewables center stage

While nuclear will remain the lynchpin of France's energy transition, renewables are set an ambitious target of 32% penetration by 2030.

A Kyocera solar project at Nedo, Japan.

01/08/14: Solar weighs on Kyocera figures

Japanese electronics corporation points to the end of residential subsidies in Japan and a drop-off in utility scale projects as negatives and no mention of solar is made in the upbeat forecasts for the next quarter.

Malaysian solar installation.

01/08/14: Suntech announces 7.5 MW off-grid PV project in Malaysia

The module manufacturer will provide solar panels for rural schools and villages in Malaysia as part of a government electricity project.

01/08/14: SunPower results slip slightly in the second quarter, amid trend of strong growth

While revenues and margins fell in the second quarter, SunPower is still producing modules at full capacity with expansions planned, and is holding more of the solar projects which it builds to retain additional long-term revenue.

31/07/14: 400 solar PV projects registered in Brazil auction

Brazil's October 31st reserve auction will for the first time include a separate solar-only category. However GTM Research warns that many hurdles must be overcome before any projects awarded get built.

31/07/14: Enphase partners with TCC to finance third-party solar

The partnership with Technology Credit Corporation will combine Enphase microinverters with leases and power purchase agreements for the under-served small commercial market segment.

German rooftop installation

31/07/14: Germany: just a gigawatt in the first half of 2014

A combined 189 MW of PV plants were registered in Germany in June, bringing the amount of new installed PV capacity to just 1,000 MW in the first six months of the year.

Warsaw, Poland

31/07/14: Yingli partners with AMB Energia, expands operations in Poland

The companies will collaborate on the co-development of 30 MW of solar projects in Poland.

7 Miles Beach, Jamaica

31/07/14: International development banks pledge support for Caribbean nations

Japan has also agreed to provide $15 million to help Caribbean nations deal with the impact of climate change at the Japan-Caricom summit this week.

Rooftop solar, Ontario.

31/07/14: Ontario rescinds FIT domestic content ruling

Following a case brought by Japan to the World Trade Organization, Canada's Ontario government has made the requested changes to its FIT law.

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Sao Paulo, Brazil.

01/08/14: Brazilian bank aims to boost domestic solar manufacturing

A BNDES solar project funding scheme will have various levels of local content requirement. From 2020 onwards, bank-funded schemes must include Brazilian cells.

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Industry press releases

01/08/14: RenewSys Commissions 140 kW plant for captive consumption

RenewSys commissions two projects to demonstrate its EVA encapsulant and backsheet technology.

By: RenewSys

31/07/14: Inovateus Solar initiates development of a 10.82 MW ground array at Maywood Solar Farm

The first installation of its kind on a Superfund site

By: Inovateus Solar

31/07/14: Innotech Solar supplies 3.6 MW of modules to 'Domani splende il sole'

Italian Province of Reggio Emilia invests in photovoltaics

By: Innotech Solar

31/07/14: Vikram Solar's new US sales office to launch solar modules in North and South America

Vikram Solar hires PV veteran Ken Oatman to lead module sales in Americas

By: Vikram Solar

31/07/14: EMCORE Corporation awarded long-term supply contract by Lockheed Martin

EMCORE will supply solar cell assemblies for Lockheed Martin's satellite programs.

By: EMCORE Corporation

30/07/14: Frost & Sullivan presents San Carlos Solar Energy with 2014 Philippines Solar Photovoltaic System Integrator of the Year award

San Carlos Solar Energy, Inc. was recently presented with the 2014 Philippines Solar Photovoltaic (PV) System Integrator of the Year award at the 2014 Frost & Sullivan Philippines Excellence Awards held on 17 July 2014 at the...

By: Frost & Sullivan

30/07/14: Self-cooling solar cells boost power, last longer

Scientists may have overcome one of the major hurdles in developing high-efficiency, long-lasting solar cells -- keeping them cool, even in the blistering heat of the noonday sun.


30/07/14: PROINSO to attend PV Japan 2014

The show will be staged from July 30 to August 1 in Tokyo, where PROINSO opened a representative office a year ago.


30/07/14: Clenergy provides mounting solution for 20 MW PV power plant in mountainous Ledong, China

A 20 MW solar power plant in Ledong, which is in China's southern Hainan province, linked up to the grid in late December 2013.

By: Clenergy International

29/07/14: ReneSola sells 40 x 2 kW energy storage systems to Think Green Energy

ReneSola Ltd, a leading brand and technology provider of solar photovoltaic (PV) products, has delivered 30 2 kW energy storage systems to a national distributor in Chelmsford for onward sale to Essex installation company Think...

By: ReneSola Ltd

29/07/14: PV Japan 2014: REC boosts its presence on the Japanese market with new solar panel concepts and comprehensive market expertise

REC, the largest European supplier of solar panels worldwide, is presenting two new solar panel concepts at PV Japan in Tokyo from July 30 to August 1: a design with half-cut cells and the REC Peak Energy next generation concept.

By: REC Solar

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