SunPower project Salvador

23/01/15: Chile heats up: SunPower and Enel add new power plants

Chile’s market for photovoltaic power plants is off to a hot start in 2015, with new 70 MW and 55 MW projects coming on line and Chile’s energy regulator, Sistema Interconectado Central (SIC), estimating the addition of as much...

Coveme production.

23/01/15: Jolywood acquires Filmcutter's backsheet business

Chinese backsheet supplier Jolywood will acquire the backsheet business of Italian supplier Filmcutter. In doing so, Jolywood will expand its ability to supply non-fluoro-polymer PET backsheets.

An Australian solar rooftop.

23/01/15: Australian solar market likely to grow in 2015

The resilient Australian solar market “may well” exceed 2014 results, on the back of the build out of the existing PV power plant pipeline. This is conclusion of Australian analysts SunWiz, which notes that rooftop system sizes...

The World Future Energy Summit (WFES) 2015

23/01/15: The pv magazine weekly news digest

Volatility due to sinking oil prices and PV development in the Middle East, Barack Obama's praise of solar, the ITC's confirmation of import tariffs and Q Cells moving production out of Germany were just some of the week's...

The solar array at the IEEE Smart Village.

23/01/15: IEEE Smart Village promotes solar and microgrids in Himalayas

An IEEE solar array and smart grid project located in a village 11,000 feet above sea level in the Himalayas has been completed, to demonstrate the reliability and sustainability of the solution for offgrid communities in the...

Sophia Symposium, France.

23/01/15: Industry urges European PV research sector to 'wake up'

Gathering of leading solar researchers and industry representatives at the Sophia research infrastructure symposium stokes passionate debate about future of European PV.

Gulf Power and HelioSage teams visit a HelioSage project under construction in North Carolina.

23/01/15: HelioSage, Gulf Power partner on 120 MW of solar in Florida

The Virginia-based solar developer will build the utility-scale projects at three military sites as part of a collaboration with the U.S. Air Force and Navy.

Istanbul, Turkey

23/01/15: Turkey aims for 3 GW of PV by 2023

In 2014, Turkey saved $850 million in energy imports due to the increase in the share of renewable energy.

A SunShot sponsored power plant.

23/01/15: Siva Power picks up SunShot grant to pursue hugely ambitious plans

U.S. CIGS manufacturing aspirant Siva Power has picked up a cooperative award from SunShot to continue to develop its technology. Siva has set the bold goal of manufacturing its thin film modules in the U.S. with a cost of...

Korean solar modules at sunrise.

22/01/15: Distributed generation drives 40 GW to 42 GW 2014 market

The global PV market reached between 40 GW and 42 GW in 2014, demonstrating moderate growth on 37 GW in 2013. This is according to figures released today by the PV Market Alliance.

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24/01/15: 5 takeaways from the 8th World Future Energy Summit

The MENA region has long been he center of great expectations for the PV industry. From Monday to Thursday this week much of the global solar industry descended on Abu Dhabi for the 8th World Future Energy Summit. The big names...

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23/01/15: Levitech BV sells two Levitrack ALD systems to a major Japanese multinational for the manufacturing of high-performance solar cells

Levitech BV, a leading supplier of advanced process equipment for the manufacturing of solar cells, announced today that it has sold two Levitrack Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) systems to Japan, the first multiple system order...

By: Levitech BV

23/01/15: FuturaSun to expand its business in the UK

FuturaSun to develop a volume of at least 50 MW in the UK over the next two years

By: FuturaSun

23/01/15: Total and SunPower celebrate completion of 70 MW PV Salvador solar plant in Chile

One of the world's largest operating merchant solar power plants

By: SunPower Corp.

23/01/15: Andalay Solar announces partnership with Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.

Andalay Solar, a leading supplier of integrated solar power systems, has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Hyundai Heavy Industries whereby Hyundai intends to license and manufacture solar modules using...

By: Andalay Solar

23/01/15: NRG Home Solar launches strategic partnership with Upromise by Sallie Mae

New program helps families save for college through rooftop solar

By: NRG Home Solar

23/01/15: Solar3D's SUNworks division announces commercial projects

The company's operating division opens 2015 with significant revenue generation following a strong 2014

By: Solar3D, Inc.

22/01/15: Solectria Renewables and Upsolar collaborate to offer finance and technology package

Solectria Renewables, LLC, a leading U.S. PV inverter manufacturer, announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Upsolar America whereby Solectria will supply its PVI 3800-7600TL, single-phase, transformerless,...

By: Solectria Renewables, LLC

22/01/15: WINAICO remains hopeful despite US ITC tariff decision for Taiwan solar industry

Despite the US International Trade Commission’s final tariff decision for modules using Taiwanese components, WINAICO remains hopeful that Taiwan solar industry can find a Win-Win solution by bringing technically differentiated...


22/01/15: Progress in the construction of the integrated 71 MW photovoltaic production facility in San Juan, Argentina

The warehouse and office buildings have opened, delivery of SCHMID Group's first systems started on January 12 and production of the first modules will begin on October 15, 2015.

By: SCHMID Group

22/01/15: ees Europe 2015 on course for continued success

Exhibitions spaces already almost fully booked

By: Solar Promotion GmbH

22/01/15: NRG eVgo network provides more choices to electric vehicle drivers in Washington, DC, Northern Virginia, Maryland

The company has installed 24 fast chargers in the region, bringing convenience and providing range confidence, and expects to bring the 25th online next week.

By: NRG eVgo

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