Utility-scale solar PV's input to U.S. electrical generation increased by more than 100% in 2014.

06/03/15: US: large-scale solar generation doubled in 2014, says EIA

Growth in non-hydro renewables increased by 11% in 2014, with utility-scale solar alone enjoying 102% increase in electrical generation, data shows.

Infratech floating plant.

06/03/15: Construction begins on Australia's first floating PV array

South Australia is set to be the location for Australia's first floating PV array. Construction is under way on the components for a 4 MW floating PV power plant, which is scheduled to begin producing electricity in April.

Freetown, capital of Sierra Leone.

06/03/15: NewGen to install 200 MW of solar in Sierra Leone

Power company will break ground on first, 20 MW, plant this year with 180 MW more utility-scale schemes to follow by 2018. Hydro, DG microgrids, thermal and solar lighting will also play a role in electrifying country.

India offgrid.

06/03/15: 7 days off the grid: weekly offgrid news

The weekly round-up from pv magazine of the lesser-known news from the off-grid sector, compiled each Friday by specialist editor Peter Carvill.

JinkoSolar rooftop installation.

06/03/15: JinkoSolar signs $479m finance agreement with China Minsheng Bank

Five-year deal sees China Minsheng Bank offer financial support to assist JinkoSolar's downstream development and manufacturing efforts.

The flag of China.

06/03/15: Chinese officials set ambitious and unlikely 100 GW goal

Target was announced by energy official Nur Bekri to parliament. Government aims to rein in coal in favor of natural gas, wind and solar.

A SolarCity rooftop being installed.

06/03/15: Grid opens offering to more low-income households

Non-profit installer has become a channel partner for Clean Power Finance. This week also saw SolarCity expand into its 16th state.

Ecobuild, London.

06/03/15: Ecobuild: five things we learned from the London show

The burgeoning potential of the U.K.'s commercial rooftop sector, funding innovation and a hankering for more political stability were key trends of a fast-paced show.

Tandem PV.

06/03/15: Oxford PV raises over US$12 million to commercialize perovskites

UK-based perovskite technology developer Oxford PV has closed an £8 million (US$12.15 million) first-tranche B equity round to continue to develop its solar perovskite technology. The round doubles the amount of equity...


06/03/15: SPI Solar's $1.6bn credit line

China-focused developer secures three new lines of credit. Cries of unfair state subsidy support are likely to ring loud again.

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06/03/15: Nissan and Georgia Power drive EV take-up

Car manufacturer and utility are offering a rebate on EV charging points installed in workplaces. Georgia employers installing charging points will receive a $1,000 discount.


06/03/15: Micro Center to stock EnerPlex products

Tie-up will see portable solar products available to wider customer base through electronics retailer. EnerPlex uses Ascent Solar Technologies' thin-film modules.

By: Ascent Solar

05/03/15: SMA Sunny Tripower Inverters Energize O2 Energies' 4.25 MW Rockwell Solar Farm

Decentralized Design Selected for Utility-Scale PV Plant in North Carolina

By: SMA America

05/03/15: Spire Corporation receives contract for turnkey module production line in Vietnam

Spire Corporation, a global solar company providing capital equipment and turnkey manufacturing lines to produce and characterize photovoltaic (PV) modules, today announced the delivery and commencement of installation of a 20...

By: Spire Corporation

05/03/15: EnerPlex Surfr cattery & solar case for the iPhone 6 now available for sale

Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. a developer of state-of-the-art, flexible thin-film photovoltaic modules, integrated into the company's EnerPlex series of consumer products, announced today the immediate availability of the...

By: Ascent Solar Technologies

05/03/15: OneRoof Energy continues sales channel expansion with Blue Raven Solar

Companies collaborate to make sustainable and affordable solar options a reality for homeowners.

By: OneRoof Energy

05/03/15: Minimise Group launches renewable energy subsidiary

Minimise Group, the new group of sustainability businesses announced today by Aim-listed APC Technology Group plc, will include a dedicated renewable energy generation subsidiary company.

By: Minimise Generation

05/03/15: AGL's Nyngan Solar Plant turns one million

Construction at AGL Energy Limited's (AGL) Nyngan Solar Plant in western New South Wales has reached a major milestone with the one millionth solar photovoltaic (PV) module being installed.

By: AGL Energy Limited

05/03/15: Global solar grade multi crystal silicon ingot market 2015 -- market share, analysis and forecasts report

Radiant Insights, Inc. included a detailed market survey and trends analysis on Global Solar Grade Multi Crystal Silicon Ingot Market 2015. This report also includes more info about basic overview of the industry including...

By: Radiant Insights, Inc

05/03/15: Global LOW-E glass solar cell market share, size, trends, analysis and forecasts to 2014 by Radiant Insights

Radiant Insights, Inc. included a detailed market survey and trends analysis on "Global LOW-E Glass Solar Cell Market 2014". This report also includes more info about basic overview of the industry including...

By: Radiant Insights, Inc

05/03/15: Technology Credit Corporation utilizes the Energy Toolbase software platform to analyze solar project savings

Technology Credit Corporation (TCC), a leading financier of commercial solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, has formally endorsed Energy Toolbase as its software platform of choice for calculating energy savings.

By: Energy Toolbase

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