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Jonathan Selwyn of Lark Energy discussing the challenges of the U.K. commercial rooftop solar market.

04/03/15: Ecobuild: riding the UK's solarcoaster

Attraction of the U.K.'s residential and commercial rooftop sectors growing as industry seeks much-needed stability.


ReneSola - solar cell inspection

04/03/15: ReneSola increases sales, narrows loss in 2014

The Chinese company continued to shift its focus to retail-oriented and commercial customers with bundled services and downstream projects last year.


Trina Chairman and CEO Jifan Gao

04/03/15: Trina boosts annual revenue, profit

The Chinese solar giant expects a 20% to 26% increase in module shipments of between 4.4 GW and 4.6 GW this year, including some 750 MW aimed at its own downstream projects.


A Mounting Systems' tracker.

04/03/15: Five percent growth for global BoS, reaching $21 billion in 2019

In its latest PV balance-of-systems (BoS) report, analysts IHS predicts that Asian markets will drive BoS growth, accounting for almost half of the market by 2019. IHS forecasts the global BoS market to total US$21 billion in...


The 30th Photovolatic Solar Energy Symposium at Banz Abbey in Bad Staffelstein.

04/03/15: Government rep feels heat at German PV symposium

Taking place at the majestic Banz Abbey near the city of Bamberg, the symposium is the longest-running PV industry event in Germany, drawing hundreds of solar sector representatives.


A UK solar rooftop array.

04/03/15: SunEdison introduces solar leases to UK market

U.S. solar company and solar PPA pioneer SunEdison is introducing its solar lease into the U.K. market. SunEdison claims it is the first product of its type in the British solar market.


The Solar-Fabrik HQ.

04/03/15: Solar-Fabrik delivers 6 MW to repower German PV power plant

German c-Si manufacturer Solar-Fabrik will deliver around 24,000 modules to a PV power plant in Germany, to repower a solar farm. The firm will supply its polycrystalline c-Si modules to replace underperforming thin film modules...


South Wales, UK

04/03/15: SPI to co-develop 25 MW of PV projects in UK

Partnering with RE Projects Development, the vertically-integrated PV company says it is cementing its footprint in one of the strongest PV markets in the world.


SNV-supported, RBF-financed pico-solar initiative in Tanzania.

04/03/15: Results-based funding makes solar possible in Tanzania

SNV Netherlands Development Organisation is partnering with other international development agencies, banks and private-sector companies on a new initiative aimed at bringing much needed solar solutions to people without access...


Colorado.

03/03/15: AES targets distributed PV, storage with purchase of Main Street

AES Corp., a U.S.-based developer of conventional wholesale generation and owner of distribution utilities with $39 billion in total assets, is making its first major move into distributed solar with its $25 million acquisition...


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04/03/15: UK: Hopes for rooftop market as solar farm support fades

Hopes remain that the commercial rooftop market will grow strongly to make up for the expected sharp decline in solar farm development in the U.K. this year and particularly in 2016. However, FIT degradations built into the...


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04/03/15: Solar energy powers innovation at Cook Medical

Cook Medical partnered with Positronic Solar and WINAICO to build one of the largest PERC solar installations in Asia Pacific.

By: WINAICO

04/03/15: Less is more -- new PV mounting system for British roofs reduces costs

Renusol's innovative new product unveiled at Ecobuild

By: Renusol

04/03/15: aleo solar receives 'Top Brand PV' seal

In an independent survey conducted by EuPD Research, installers confirm that system supplier and German module manufacturer aleo solar GmbH has achieved a high level of brand awareness on the British and German markets. aleo is...

By: aleo solar

04/03/15: What cities should do to become more power resilient: A clean energy solution for climate adaptation

Two new reports by Clean Energy Group offer guidelines for cities to become more power resilient in the face of severe weather events.

By: Clean Energy Group

04/03/15: Solartek Solutions changes name to Auric Solar

Rebranding efforts reflect rapid growth and rising demand for solar power.

By: Auric Solar

04/03/15: Hanwha Q CELLS appoints two senior executives as director DK Kim returns to board

Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd, one of the world's largest manufacturers of high-quality, cost-competitive solar modules, today announced the appointment of two directors, Mr. Dong Kwan ("DK") Kim and Dr. Jin Seog Choi.

By: Hanwha Q CELLS Co.

03/03/15: Solar3D completes acquisition of MD Energy

Solar3D Inc., a provider of solar power solutions and the developer of a proprietary high efficiency solar cell, announced today that it closed its acquisition of MD Energy LLC, a Rancho Cucomonga-based provider of solar energy...

By: Solar3D Inc.

03/03/15: SPI announces additions to senior management team

Solar Power Inc., a vertically-integrated photovoltaic ("PV") project developer, today announced that it has expanded its senior management team with hires in three key organizational roles.

By: Solar Power Inc

03/03/15: Suniva executive appointed to renewable energy and energy efficiency advisory committee

Suniva Inc., a U.S. manufacturer of high-efficiency crystalline silicon solar cells and modules, today announced that Suniva’s Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing, Matt Card, has been appointed to the Renewable Energy...

By: Suniva Inc.

03/03/15: Tigo Energy introduces Cloud Connect

Powerful communications and safety hub added to the Tigo Smart Platform.

By: Tigo Energy

03/03/15: UK: Solar industry comments on House of Commons committee report on Electricity Market Reform

The House of Commons Energy and Climate Change Committee will at 00:01 on Wednesday 4 March publish a new report about the implementation of the Government's Electricity Market Reform programme.

By: Solar Trade Association

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