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Hefei, China

28/04/15: Trina to develop 300 MW distributed PV project in Hefei City

Trina Solar will develop a distributed generation PV project of up to 300 MW in China's Anhui Province as the leading solar company expands its DG activities across the country.


Shared solar installation, United States

28/04/15: Shared solar set to explode

Shared solar for homes and businesses could represent as much as 49% of the U.S. distributed PV market by 2020 and reach up to 11 GW in the period, according to a new report by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).


Kern County, California

27/04/15: Solar Frontier completes acquisition of Gestamp Solar's 280 MW US pipeline

The leading Japanese CIS solar energy company has established a new U.S. division headed by COO Charles Pimentel to facilitate its expansion in North America.


SolarWorld HQ in Hillsboro, Oregon

27/04/15: SolarWorld posts Q1 net loss despite revenue increase

The German-U.S. PV manufacturer continued making net losses for the fourth quarter in a row but managed to increase shipments by 44% to 202 MW as sales rose 50% due in large part to the dynamic U.S. market.


Nairobi, Kenya

27/04/15: China, Kenya establish solar technology transfer center

The new facility outside of Nairobi, which opened on Friday, will boost the East African country's burgeoning solar sector, say execs.


Eric Luo, Shunfeng CEO

27/04/15: Shungfeng CEO applauds EPIA minimum price stance

Eric Luo has applauded EPIA's position on the EU minimum price, saying that renewable energy rollout should not be blocked anywhere in the world by protectionism. The Shungfeng CEO told pv magazine that the company is seeking to...


Manz HQ

27/04/15: Manz claims 16% CIGS module record

German PV and battery manufacturing equipment supplier Manz has claimed a module efficiency world record for CIGS technology on its innovation line. The 16% conversion efficiency record was unveiled on Monday at the SNEC...


SNEC conference in Shanghai, EPIA's Oliver Schaefer and Murray Cameron 2015

27/04/15: EPIA calls for free solar market

The European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA) has officially spoken out against the European minimum price on PV modules on Chinese and Taiwanese solar cells and modules. EPIA has taken the position against the EU minimum...


Foresight's 37 MW Kencot solar farm in Oxfordshire, England

27/04/15: Foresight increases asset value in Q1, eyes more UK solar investments

The U.K. company has refinanced and extended its revolving acquisition facility from £100 million to £120 million in order to back future project acquisitions. All of the 10 solar installations in its 233 MW portfolio are fully...


A dapper gentleman.

27/04/15: Inside the Singulus repositioning and debt restructuring

Germany's Singulus is one of the European and North American PV equipment suppliers that has had a difficult time in recent years. The company on Friday announced a restructuring of its debt and an acceleration of its move into...


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EU ProSun President Miland Nitzschke

28/04/15: EU Prosun blasts EPIA, plans new steps in PV trade dispute

The SolarWorld-backed organization will announce on Wednesday further measures ahead of the expiration of the European Union's minimum import price and volume policy for Chinese solar PV manufacturers. EU ProSun President Milan...


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28/04/15: TUV SUD Greater China Beijing Branch relocation ceremony

TUV SUD, a leading global inspection, testing and certification solution provider, conducted a ceremony today celebrating the relocation of its Beijing Branch. Mr. Dirk Eilers, Member of the Board of Management of TUV SUD AG,...

By: TUV SUD

27/04/15: Nines Photovoltaics dry texturing process demonstrates > 18% MC-SI solar cell and enables diamond wire cut MC-SI wafers

Nines Photovoltaics announced today that they have demonstrated solar cell efficiencies over 18% by applying their unique Atmospheric Dry Etching (ADE) texturing process in a standard industrial ALBSF multi-crystalline solar cell...

By: Nines Photovoltaics

27/04/15: Sungrow to launch multiple new products at SNEC

The world leading PV inverter manufacturer Sungrow Power Supply Co., Ltd. is attending SNEC in Booth 510, Pavillion E7.

By: Sungrow Power Supply Co., Ltd

27/04/15: Saturn Power announces completion of 10 MW solar park

Saturn Power Inc, an independent solar power producer, has announced that it has completed construction of the 10 MW David Brown Solar Park Project near Ingleside, Ontario, Canada. The David Brown Solar Park declared commercial...

By: Saturn Power

27/04/15: ViZn Energy Systems' zinc-iron flow battery commissioned at Randolph-Macon College as part of Dominion Solar Project

Project demonstrating grid-scale energy storage with solar generation

By: ViZn Energy Systems

27/04/15: Shunfeng International Clean Energy to showcase innovative energy saving solutions at SNEC PV Power Expo

Shunfeng International Clean Energy (SFCE), along with its subsidiary companies, Shunfeng Photovoltaic (SF-PV), Suntech, Sunways, SAG Solar, Taiwan Carbon Nanotube (TCNT), Powin Energy, and meteocontrol, will be exhibiting at the...

By: Shunfeng International Clean Energy

24/04/15: Allianz Climate Solutions, Fraunhofer ISE and VDE Institute to offer integrated financial and technical services for PV plants

Solar PV projects worldwide must demonstrate a high level of quality and performance that can be relied on by investors, commercial banks and insurance companies. To meet this demand, Allianz Climate Solutions, the Fraunhofer...

By: Allianz Climate Solutions

24/04/15: SMA invests in Hawaiian market with HECO-compliant residential and commercial inverters

Sunny Boy TL-US and Sunny Tripower TL-US inverters meet new grid requirements

By: SMA America

24/04/15: Krannich Solar constructs 1.4 MWp solar park in Germany's Mecklenburg lake district

Krannich Solar has constructed another solar park in the rural town of Neukalen, on the outskirts of the Mecklenburg lake district in Germany. With an output of almost 1.4 MWp, a total of around 1.390 MWh of solar electricity...

By: Krannich Solar

24/04/15: Solectria introduces PVI 36TL transformerless, three-phase string inverter

Solectria - A Yaskawa Company, a leading U.S. PV inverter manufacturer, announced the introduction of the PVI 36TL, adding to its three-phase, 1000 VDC, transformerless string inverter line. The PVI 36TL sets the standard for the...

By: Solectria - A Yaskawa Company

24/04/15: meteocontrol is the first PV service company to exceed the 10 GWp mark for monitored solar power

With more than 10 GWp of monitored power, meteocontrol GmbH is the front-runner among the inverter-independent providers of PV monitoring systems.

By: meteocontrol GmbH

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