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A solar rooftop in China.

30/01/15: China unveils 15 GW solar target

Government wants to treble the amount of DG, including at least 3.15 GW of rooftop solar. The 15 GW total figure would represent a 50 per cent rise on the 10 GW installed in 2014.


The former headquarters of Suntech, in Wuxi, China.

30/01/15: Siva Power reaches $10m milestone

Californian thin film manufacturer a step nearer being 'the least expensive solar panel manufacturer worldwide.' The arrival of the city of Wuxi as a backer may offer a hint as to the final location of 300 MW fab.


SMA inverters.

30/01/15: SMA seeks to cut costs by $180m

German inverter manufacturer expects earnings before tax of around $850m this year. The Niestetal-based company announced this week, 1,600 jobs will go by the end of June.


A village in Punjab, Pakistan.

30/01/15: Pakistan issues guidelines and tariffs for solar

Government introduces raft of guidelines and tariffs on energy fed into the grid.


A Chilean PV project.

29/01/15: Report: Latin America's solar market jumped 370% in 2014

Latin America's solar power capacity additions jumped 370% in 2014, to 625 MW, according to a report by GTM Research, which forecasts another year of triple-digit growth for the region's nascent PV market in 2015.


Ecuador flag

29/01/15: Ecuador: Cumulative PV power reaches 26 MW

The South American nation installed 22.5 MW from January to November last year.


29/01/15: Malaysian government reaffirms renewables research support in 'Smart Villages' project

Announcements arrives amid international cooperation on off-grid technology


Solar installation, England.

29/01/15: UK almost doubles PV capacity in 12 months

Data from DECC reveals U.K. ended 2014 with 5 GW of cumulative solar capacity, having ended 2013 with just shy of 2.8 GW installed.


TUV Rheinland PV module inspection

29/01/15: Trina testing lab receives TÜV service certificate

Trina Solar's State Key Laboratory Testing Center has received the TÜV Rheinland Power Measurement Uncertainty Assessment Service Certificate. Trina is the first solar company to receive the recognition.


A Hanergy ceremony in China.

29/01/15: Financial Times lifts lid on Hanergy

The leading financial publication has conducted an investigation into Hanergy, concluding that the company's rapid growth "raises questions."


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Rooftop solar in the UK.

30/01/15: The pv magazine weekly news digest

UK solar had them shouting from the rooftops this week, there was plenty to ponder after the WFES in Abu Dhabi, good news from Chile and President Obama's meeting with Narendra Modi gave us the excuse to upload a picture of The...


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29/01/15: SEPA awarded $700k for community solar study

Project aimed at developing models and marketing strategies to expand community solar.

By: SEPA

29/01/15: Rooftop revolution: Uncovering Patna's solar potential

A joint report by Greenpeace and Bridge to India reveals Patna's solar potential. The city could have 277 MW of rooftop solar by 2025, says report.

By: Greenpeace & Bridge to India

29/01/15: PV wholesaler Krannich Solar celebrates 20th anniversary

Pioneers tend to venture into unknown terrain, guided by the idea of discovering something new. Kurt Krannich is one such pioneer.

By: Krannich Solar

29/01/15: Fronius Energy Package available from June

The individual storage solution from Fronius International GmbH will be available in June 2015. Thanks to the Fronius Energy Package, the Fronius vision for the energy supply of the future -- "24 hours of sun" -- is now possible....

By: Fronius International GmbH

29/01/15: Solar3D's SUNworks division launches solar referral program

PowerPlay Plan designed to allow customers to manage and monitor solar plans, as well as submit and track referrals

By: Solar3D, Inc.

29/01/15: Act and join PV Guangzhou 2015

PV Guangzhou 2015 (7th Guangzhou International Solar Photovoltaic Exhibition), the largest photovoltaic and solar exhibition in South China, will be held in Guangzhou Pazhou•China Import & Export Fair Complex from August 18th to...

By: Guangdong Grandeur International Exhibition Group

28/01/15: Transparency for customers and investors in solar-diesel hybrid projects: OneShore Energy wins support of HTGF for tapping into this fast-growing market

OneShore Energy stands for efficient, cost-optimized combination of solar and diesel systems to provide stable, reliable power generation in off-grid areas. The software product suite developed by OneShore allows for...

By: OneShore Energy GmbH

28/01/15: SunEdison CEO joins President Obama and Prime Minister Modi at New Delhi climate talks

Business leaders snd heads of state meet to discuss how solar helps US-India trade, the climate, and creates American jobs.

By: SunEdison, Inc.

28/01/15: Luxor Solar builds one of the last 360 kWp green-field systems in Croatia

Luxor Solar GmbH, producer of high-performance solar modules with German engineering standards, has built a green-field solar system in Croatia with a capacity of 360 kWp.

By: Luxor Solar GmbH

28/01/15: Solar Power Network installs 342 kW system on Schletter Canada head office

Schletter Canada, a worldwide leader in photovoltaic mounting systems, Solar Power Network (SPN), a distributed power generation company based in Canada, and PowerStream, an Ontario leader in owning and operating rooftop solar...

By: Solar Power Network

27/01/15: Enertis performs commissioning of Acciona's 94 MWp Sishen PV plant in South Africa

The company has also performed a Quality Control of the PV modules. The inspection was initially performed at the manufacturer facilities in China, and finalised in Enertis’ South African laboratory, in collaboration with the...

By: Enertis

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