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17/04/14: Catholic church looks at relation of energy to justice and peace

Church bodies increasingly look towards renewable energy to understand the world and promote environmental justice.

China and the US

17/04/14: China figures not a surprise, says IHS analyst

The predicted Q1 falls from Yingli and Trina Solar are to be expected, says IHS, as solar companies continue to fall on the market.

Charlotte, North Carolina

17/04/14: FLS Energy to build multiple solar facilities around North Carolina

The company is seeking to get $200 million in funding as it seeks to take advantage of the generous tax system proffered by the state.

Great Glemham solar farm, England.

17/04/14: BayWa r.e. commissions 18 MW solar farm in UK

The fourth solar farm from the German renewable energy developer is located in the Welsh village of Whitland.

Kolding Shopping Center, Denmark.

17/04/14: GreenGo Energy greenlights largest PV project in the Nordics

The energy company will collaborate with Danica Pension to deliver 6 MW of rooftop PV capacity in Denmark.

UK Solar Panels

17/04/14: NextEnergy Solar Fund to invest in eight UK projects after completing first round of fund-raising

The fund is set to begin with eight projects, with a further 200 MW planned. The news comes following a disappointing week for funds specialising in renewable energy.

LG Electronics plant, Gumi, South Korea

16/04/14: LG Electronics expands production capacity

The electronics giant is revamping production for a new PV module design and expanding capacity. LG Electronics' total capacity is expected to reach 600 MW by the end of 2015.

Yingli solar park, China.

16/04/14: Yingli forms $160 million downstream PV development fund

Cooperation agreement signed with Shanghai's Sailing Capital to jointly form a CNY 1 billion Renewable Energy Fund for the pursuance of downstream solar projects in China.

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Rooftop PV installation, USA.

17/04/14: No US solar shortage this year, says IHS

Although antidumping fines on Chinese module suppliers will almost certainly create U.S. panel price hikes, the prospect of a shortage is unlikely, say the analysts.

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Industry press releases

17/04/14: Canadian Solar and NCC complete diesel hybrid PV installation serving First Nation Community

The 152kW rooftop solar array on the Deer Lake First Nation Elementary School, completed by Canadian Solar with its supplier partners, is the first project under the strategic partnership with NCC Development, LP

By: Canadian Solar

17/04/14: EasySolar: The All-in-one Solar Power Solution

Victron Energy announces the launch of EasySolar, an integrated, smart, total power solution.

By: Victron Energy

17/04/14: Ubiquitous Energy, Inc. secures $5.8 million series in financing

Los Angeles-based Riverhorse Investments led the financing with oversubscribed participation from a syndicate of investors.

By: Ubiquitous Energy

17/04/14: "Top Brand PV": Inverters by Samil Power have the third largest market share in Great Britain.

In an independent survey by EuPD Research British installers confirm that the Samil Power has a high market penetration and excellent brand awareness. Therefore the inverter manufacturer has been awarded with the "Top Brand PV...

By: EuPD Research

16/04/14: NREL unlocking secrets of new solar material

A new solar material that has the same crystal structure as a mineral first found in the Ural Mountains in 1839 is shooting up the efficiency charts faster than almost anything researchers have seen before -- and it is generating...


16/04/14: Vivint Solar names Dwain Kinghorn chief strategy, innovations officer

The company's new CIO brings operational excellence from Symantec, Altiris, Computing Edge and Microsoft.

By: Vivint Solar

16/04/14: EUROSOL completes first PV powered E-Vehicle charging station in Greece

The station is intended for charging the smart electric drive vehicles and smart e-bikes.

By: Eurosol Hellas SA

16/04/14: AOI Egypt signs 10-year contract for production line with Disctech, UAE

Arab Renewable Energy Company (ARECO), a subsidiary of the Arab Organization for Industrialization (AOI) of Egypt, has signed a contract with Disctech FZCO, an affiliate of Z-One Holding of the United Arab Emirates, to establish...

By: Z-One Holding

15/04/14: Over 50% of PV industry in South Africa believe future of market outside of REIPPP

In a recent survey by PV-Insider of those examined over 51.4% stated that they thought the most credible prospect for growth in the next 5-10 years was 1-5 MW industrial and commercial deployment.

By: PV-Insider

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