A satellite image of Israel.

24/10/14: PV puts other renewables in the shade in Israel

Israel's government has approved the transfer of 520 MW of quotas for solar PV, signalling the beginning of an exciting time for solar power in the Middle East.

A sale sign.

24/10/14: The pv magazine weekly news digest: Oct 18-25

With poly and solar energy price falls set to continue, it's good news all round this week... apart from in Austin, Texas... and unless you are Tony Abbott... or an LDK shareholder...

Solar panel installation.

24/10/14: Snap-together mounting system 'halves installation time'

Californian company secures $1m accelerator grant from US Department of Energy. Cash will speed the introduction of the SMASH PowerStation to market.

Australian prime minister Tony Abbott.

24/10/14: Household solar 'safe' as Abbott takes aim at large scale renewables

Australian PM Tony Abbott wants to reduce amount of large-scale solar built up to 2020 by two-thirds with his 'real' 20 per cent target. The move was one of the recommendations of the discredited Warburton Review of the country's...

A First Solar module.

24/10/14: Utility acquires 150 MW First Solar project

Southern Power acquires Solar Gen 2 project. The First Solar scheme is set to be finished by the end of the year.

Marks & Spencer in Glasgow.

24/10/14: Marks and Spencer to install UK's largest PV rooftop

Mark Group will install a 6.1 MW project on top of retailer's East Midlands distribution centre. Uncertainty over the government's new incentive scheme will limit commercial rooftops to sub-5 MW from April onwards.

Spain 5.75 MW PV park

23/10/14: Spanish supreme court paves way for lawsuits against solar FIT cuts

pv magazine has learned that Spain's supreme court, the Tribunal Supremo, has invited the country's Photovoltaic Union (UNEF) to discuss its lawsuit against the recent measures that reduce solar subsidies. A trial date may be...

Solartec 30 kW rooftop installation at Walmart store in Mexico City

23/10/14: Mexico's Solartec opens up shop in Texas

After buying the assets of French group Tournaire Solaire Energie, the Mexican company is investing some $31 million in a new manufacturing plant north of the border. The company expects its Houston fab to generate sales of $285...

Solar rooftop installation, U.K.

23/10/14: Solarcentury report lifts lid on UK commercial solar potential

Report highlights how commercial rooftop installations can help businesses reduce running costs, meet government targets and increase a building's value.

Burkina Faso

23/10/14: Windiga Energy's 20 MW PV plant in Burkina Faso greenlit

The project makes Windiga Energy the first independent power producer in the country. In August, the African Development Bank's Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa approved a $950,000 grant for the development of the plant in...

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24/10/14: Deutsche Bank: Momentum continues in U.S. solar market

The bank's latest research note from the Solar Power International trade show predicts continuing U.S. market growth through 2015, as well as a potential deal on tariffs against Chinese solar products.

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24/10/14: WINAICO launches patented micro-crack preventing HeatCap technology

WINAICO launches patented micro-crack preventing HeatCap technology, and the highest power density 300 W and 230 W mono crystalline PV modules, at PV Taiwan. Conference also sees debut of 280 W, WSP-280M6 all-black module.

By: Win Win Precision Technology Co. Ltd.

23/10/14: Locus Energy chosen as solar monitoring provider for Swinerton Renewable Energy

EPC company Swinerton will use Locus Energy's SolarNOC monitoring platform across its solar fleet. Tie-up announced at Solar Power International conference in Las Vegas.

By: Locus Energy

23/10/14: Photon Energy: New 'Inverter Cardio' contracts

Photon Energy is continuously expanding its inverter maintenance portfolio and has added Bulgaria to its list of countries in which it now provides "Inverter Cardio" services.

By: Photon Energy N.V.

23/10/14: 40 MW PV mounting system manufactured by Clenergy for a project in Pakistan

Clenergy recently finished a 40 MW PV mounting order for a flagship 100 MW project at the Quaid-e-Azam Solar Energy Park in Bahawalpur, Pakistan.

By: Clenrgy

23/10/14: Waaree modules are bankable, says Fichtner bankability audit

Waaree Energies Limited,India's leading solar photovoltaic module manufacturer, has announced that Waaree modules have been certified as bankable by Fichtner independent technical assessment.

By: Waaree Energies Limited

23/10/14: 8.2 supports renewable energy projects on four continents

8.2 Ingenieurpartnerschaft Obst & Ziehmann expands its geographical reach and wins orders for technical consultancy services around the globe.

By: 8.2 Consulting AG

22/10/14: Bonfiglioli releases optimized system reference designs for its RPS TL Ampt Mode inverter for North America

Enabling rapid design of lower cost, higher performance utility-scale PV systems

By: Bonfiglioli

22/10/14: Zilla Corporation releases the New Zilla Phantom XL System

The Zilla Phantom XL is a fully flashed, waterproof, self-grounded attachment system that attaches to sheathing or structure, allowing for a variety of layout options. Combining the low-profile, watertight sealing of the Zilla...

By: Zilla Corporation

22/10/14: Sunvault Energy signs power utility agreement with Woodland Cree Nation

Sunvault Energy Inc. and Aboriginal Power Corp. (APC), an exclusive Incubation company of Sunvault Energy, are pleased to announce that APC has signed a Memorandum of Respectful Understanding with the Woodland Cree First Nation...

By: Sunvault Energy Inc.

22/10/14: Unirac partners with Enphase Energy to eliminate copper wires and grounding lugs in solar installation process

SolarMount enhancements featuring pre-assembled components and new grounding process launching at Solar Power International

By: Unirac, Inc.

22/10/14: Canadian Solar to introduce Diamond module at 2014 SPI

Canadian Solar Inc. will introduce a new, groundbreaking Diamond module at the Solar Power International (SPI) exhibition.

By: Canadian Solar Inc.

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