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21/11/14: Walmart to install up to 400 more solar PV systems over the next four years

Projects built under this latest announcement build on Walmart's installation of 105 MW of solar PV to date in 260 locations. SunEdison and SolarCity will install the systems.


Secretary of state for communities and local government Eric Pickles.

21/11/14: UK government refuses to intervene in solar farm plans

Secretary of state Eric Pickles refused to be drawn into the planning application for a 15-16 MW farm in Cumbria but is very much an interventionist when it comes to applications in the Tory heartlands in the south east of...


Thin-fil, solar module.

21/11/14: pv magazine weekly news roundup: Nov 14-21

Impressive efficiency breakthroughs, big-ticket collaborations and encouraging PV development in India... welcome to the past seven days.


Sydney Harbour.

21/11/14: Policy uncertainty paralyzes large-scale Down Under

While rooftop solar is powering ahead, large-scale projects are at a standstill in Australia. Less than 200 MW of large-scale renewable projects were approved this year.


A high efficiency cell.

21/11/14: Fraunhofer ISE pursues titania rearside coating

Using a technique it has labeled 'Snow Globe Coating,' Germany's Fraunhofer ISE is pursuing a titania rearside cell coating technology. Fraunhofer says it provides a reflective back coating to cells, boosting efficiency.


The flag of India.

21/11/14: Minister delights Indian expo with 100 GW eight-year aim

Jaw-dropping figure, mentioned 24 hours before Intersolar India opened, divided opinion between those who see it as a pipe dream and Narendra Modi's enthusiastic solar supporters.


Amtech Systems.

21/11/14: Amtech lands order for PV manufacturing equipment

PV manufacturing equipment, including PECVD, will be supplied to Mission Solar Energy. News was released shortly after a mixed trading update from Amtech.


20/11/14: Indian solar market to more than double to 1.8 GW in 2015

Mercom Capital's strong 2015 outlook follows on a dismal 2014, with only 800 MW forecast by year's end. This optimistic forecast is influenced by a variety of factors, including moves by the Modi administration.


20/11/14: NRG announces strategic focus on renewable energy, DG and storage

The American energy company has announced carbon goals and an intensified focus on renewable energy and distributed generation at the ground-breaking of its new headquarters in New Jersey.


20/11/14: Sunnova raises $250 million in funding round

The third-party solar provider notes that this is the largest funding round by a residential solar service company in the United States, and brings its total funding to half a billion dollars.


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21/11/14: U.S. installs only 31 MW of utility-scale solar in October

The latest figures from the U.S. government show a particularly slow month for solar PV in October, as part of lagging utility-scale PV market in 2014.


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21/11/14: Hanwha Solar One announces Q3 results

Revenues rose 8 per cent quarter-on-quarter despite price falls, Lower prices reflect Qidong company's successful penetration of its domestic market.

By: Hanwha Solar One

21/11/14: Hong Kong court approves LDK restructure

Approval in Hong Kong follows assent to restructuring plan of Cayman Islands authorities. The next hurdle lies with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court today (Friday).

By: LDK Solar

21/11/14: NGP and Motir Seaspire announce 1.2 GW Nigerian project aim

Chicago-based developer has signed an MoU to develop Nigerian project. NGP says the huge project will lead to further solar schemes in the country.

By: MarketWired

21/11/14: Canadian Energy Installs Ontario's First DOW POWERHOUSE Solar Shingle Roof

Renewable energy solutions provider, Canadian Energy, does it again. This time, installing the first DOW POWERHOUSE™ Solar Shingle System in Oakville, Ontario.

By: Canadian Energy

21/11/14: France announces winners of latest PV tender

Some 217 successful bidders will install 40.7 MWp of new building mounted generation in projects of 100-250 kWp size. Ségolène Royal is preparing the next tender, expected before the end of the year.

By: developpement-durable.gouv.fr

21/11/14: Abengoa closes $225m of senior notes

Deal was closed on Monday by the Spanish multinational developer.

By: Abengoa Yield

21/11/14: Renewables future for Turkey costs the same as coal

Study shows Turkish government would pay the same for a renewable energy future. inculding hydro, as it will for its stated aim of a coal rush.

By: Bloomberg New Energy Finance

21/11/14: Global solar investment falls in line with falling costs

Private investment in solar worldwide is falling as the cost of solar invesment falls but the world is falling further and further behind in the mission to keep global warming below two degrees.

By: Climate Policy Initiative

21/11/14: Pufin signs deal to acquire Italian SunEdison poly plant

Dutch solar company will create up to 230 jobs at the Merano plant in northern Italy. Production of polysilicon is set to restart in January.

By: Pufin Power Group

20/11/14: IBC SOLAR extends partnership with photovoltaic expert Solsquare in Namibia

IBC SOLAR and Solsquare combine their forces to deliver high-value photovoltaic solutions to Namibian customers

By: IBC SOLAR

20/11/14: EU PVSEC is cooperating partner of the 6th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion in Kyoto, Japan

The 6th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion will take place in Kyoto, Japan, 23-27 November. As cooperating partner, EU PVSEC shares the latest solar breakthroughs.

By: EU PVSEC

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