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02/12/16: Meyer Burger sets out plans for capital increase and shareholders approve

Meyer Burger Technology's Board of Directors has approved the final terms for the capital increase, which were announced earlier today, and will see the Swiss solar production equipment manufacturer seek to accumulate CHF 164.5...

02/12/16: Enerray, Desert Technologies put 23.1 MW-DC PV plant online in Jordan

The Falcon Ma’an is one of the largest PV plants to go online in the MENA region.

02/12/16: Spanish Solar Forum 3: The solar sector debates auctions and other opportunities

The third Spanish Solar Forum organized by UNEF in Madrid brought together the Spanish solar industry, with an opening address by EU Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete.

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02/12/16: SolarCity move shows Florida is open for business

In the wake of two pro-solar voter decisions this year, the country’s most well-known residential solar installer has swooped in to capitalize on the state’s suddenly pro-solar climate

Henry Snaith of Oxford PV. Image: Douglas Fry

02/12/16: Oxford PV signs partnership with solar manufacturer

To top off a busy year for the British perovskite pioneer, Oxford PV has announced the signing of a joint development agreement (JDA) with a global solar cell and module manufacturer, as it aims to commercialise its perovskite...

Ingecon Sun 3Play inverter. Image: Ingeteam

02/12/16: Q&A with Ingeteam Power Technology

Ingeteam Power Technology's Carlos Lezana talks to pv magazine about the company’s new three-phase inverter, explaining how it can save installers costs, while optimizing power. The Spanish company is aiming to see its inverters...

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02/12/16: Another rooftop solar boom in Australia – this time with warnings

Record low solar panel prices, combined with the ratcheting-down or removal of federal and state policy levers, are sparking a boom in Australia’s residential and commercial solar markets, while also prompting warnings to...

01/12/16: Sale of Verengo assets to Crius clears another hurdle

Since the company received only one bid for its more than 20,000 installed systems, the sale of them to Crius Energy is set to move forward

By applying this leaf-like structure to solar cells, reflection is reduced, thereby increasing energy output.

01/12/16: Finnish scientists claim leaf-like polymer coating can deliver 17% solar cell output increase

Physicists at the University of Oulu have developed a nano surface that mimics the structure of plant leaves and can, they claim, increase the output of solar cells by 17%.

01/12/16: Renewables rise to 15% of U.S. electricity generation in Q1-Q3 2016

While solar's share of net U.S. generation was only 1.4%, this is a 40% increase from a year ago.

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01/12/16: SPI Energy Co., Ltd. announces new distributed generation project in Guangdong Province

This is the second phase of Shunde DG projects after the completion of 10MW project in August, 2015 with grid connection.

By: SPI Energy

01/12/16: Fortum invests in breakthrough solar technology manufacturer Exeger

Exeger develops and produces novel printable solar cells for use in consumer electronics, on buildings and in other applications. The investment gives Fortum a 5% ownership in the company.

By: Fortum

01/12/16: Melink develops vast solar farm for NC country club

Project uses nearly 17,000 PV panels, will sell electricity to Duke.

By: Melink

01/12/16: Phono Solar Partners with Citizens Energy for 28MW Solar Farm in Georgia

Phono Delivered 90,000+ solar panels to the budding GA market.

By: Phono Solar

01/12/16: J. v. G. Thoma GmbH increases shares for DESERT panel production

J. v. G. Thoma GmbH is set to increase the shares in the Joint Venture production for their DESERT panels. At the same time, the company is also switching the direct sales to the JV company in Poland to save costs and speed up...

By: J. v. G. Thoma GmbH

30/11/16: SPI Energy announces new distributed generation project in Guangdong Province

SPI Energy Co., Ltd., a global clean energy market place for business, residential, government and utility customers and investors, today announced that Xinwei Intelligent Power Co. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company...

By: SPI Energy Co

30/11/16: GameChange Solar adds additional roll forming locations in Alabama and Georgia to service growing southeast market

GameChange Solar announced that it added two additional roll forming locations in Alabama and Georgia to service the southeast market for fixed tilt and single axis tracker solar support structures. Andrew Worden, CEO of...

By: GameChange Solar

30/11/16: PyroGenesis announces that PUREVAP now successfully produces 4N+ (+99.99%) silicon metal from low purity quartz

PyroGenesis Canada Inc., a clean-tech company that designs, develops, manufactures and commercializes plasma waste-to-energy systems and plasma torch products, is pleased to announce today that, further to its press release of...

By: PyroGenesis Canada

30/11/16: ees Europe continues to grow: 80% of exhibition space already booked

The success story of ees Europe continues: After experiencing very strong growth already this year, the organizers of Europe's largest exhibition for batteries and energy storage systems are expecting an even more successful...

By: ees Europe

30/11/16: The International Energy Agency undermines global climate protection and energy security in its latest World Energy Outlook

In its annual flagship report, the International Energy Agency undermines its own call for climate protection by calling for increased investment in oil and gas.

By: Energy Watch Group

30/11/16: Stem welcomes Chief Financial Officer Bill Bush

Energy and financial industry veteran to drive growth for storage-as-a-service leader.

By: Stem, Inc.

29/11/16: Canadian Solar releases new Sustainability Report

The report reveals a commitment to social and environmental considerations that runs broad and deep.

By: Canadian Solar

29/11/16: Canadian Solar Industries Association announces Solar Canada 2016 Conference and Exhibition program

Canadian and international solar power and renewable energy experts will gather at this year's event at the Toronto Metro Convention Centre from December 5-6 in Toronto, Canada.

By: CanSIA

29/11/16: Exosun and ATEC Architecture launch the Exotrack HZ solar tracker on the Chinese PV market

ATEC Architecture brings its know-how in local industrial production, and Exosun contributes its expertise in solar tracking.

By: Exosun

28/11/16: JinkoSolar receives IEC TS 62941 PV industry technical specification certification

IEC TS 62941 technical certification is based on ISO9001 or equivalent quality management system but adds on a few additional requirements.

By: JinkoSolar

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