27/03/15: It's unanimous: Georgia Senate votes to end ban on 3rd-party PV financing

Georgia's Senate votes 51-0 to open up third-party financing for on-site PV at homes and business, sending bill to governor.

A SolarCity rooftop installation.

27/03/15: Solar leases can deter homebuyers, claim

LA Times report highlights problems leased solar rooftops can cause when selling a home. Buyers may fear they will fail credit checks to take over the lease.

Cheng Kin Ming.

27/03/15: Shunfeng shareholders help impressive annual figures

The acquisition of Wuxi Suntech's manufacturing facilities transformed Shunfeng into a tier 1 player overnight but the ambitious company was staring down the barrel three months ago.

PV tandem cell.

27/03/15: MIT, Stanford team achieve 1.65 V perovskite tandem cell

Researchers have achieved an open voltage perovskite-cSi tandem cell with an open circuit (Voc) voltage of 1.65 V and a conversion efficiency of 13.7%. The team from MIT and Stanford report its work has identified key challenges...

27/03/15: Off-grid weekly digest

The weekly round-up the global off-grid sector, put together by specialist editor Pete Carvill.

A coal-fired power station.

27/03/15: Beijing will close final coal plant next year

City authorities closed two plants last week and will bring down the curtain on coal in 2016. The capital is replacing coal with natural gas-fired plants.

SolarWorld CEO

26/03/15: SolarWorld returns to profit, expects shipments to exceed 1 GW in 2015

German-based solar manufacturer SolarWorld has recorded a 26% increase in revenues in 2014, up to €573 million (US$625 million). In 2015 the company expects to record revenues of €700 million ($763 million).

Today's unveiling of SolarEdge's IPO at the NASDAQ in New York.

26/03/15: SolarEdge goes public, begins trading as SEDG

The Israeli power optimizer specialist has today gone public on the NASDAQ, announces pricing of its initial public offering.

Innotech Solar cell fab in Halle, Germany

26/03/15: Innotech Solar files for insolvency

Innotech CEO: "We are convinced that leading cell companies will have huge interest in our optimization process."

Italian PV array.

26/03/15: Europe's solar market declined 36% in 2014, says EPIA

Global growth took the solar market to 40 GW overall, but Europe supplied just 7 GW of that final figure, with the U.K. the only bright spot.

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27/03/15: The pv magazine weekly news digest

The world's drivers are plugging in, Norway and Germany are plugging in, Hanergy is certainly not propping up and Australia is bolting together.

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Industry press releases

27/03/15: Global solar charger industry 2015 market survey study analysis and overview

A Detailed analysis of the international and China Solar Charger market is presented in the Global Solar Charger Industry 2015

By: qyresearchreports

27/03/15: CCL Components Ltd (CCL) expands range by adding of SOLIS Inverters.

Solar, Wind & Energy Storage distributor CCL has strengthened its distribution partnership in the United Kingdom with Chinese Solar/Wind Inverter manufacturer, Ginlong (Solis) Inverters.

By: Ginlong

27/03/15: TUSK: North Carolina utilities hijack well-intentioned solar legislation

Utilities bolster public opposition to 'Energy Freedom Act' with hidden poison pill.

By: Tell Utilities Solar won't be Killed

27/03/15: After the completion of three solar projects, Optimum Tracker takes aim at South Africa

The solar trackers experts enter the booming PV South African market with a new agency in Johannesburg

By: Optimum Tracker

26/03/15: Applied Energy Technologies (AET) achieves UL 2703 certification for its Rayport-B ECO roof ballast system

Applied Energy Technologies (AET) has received certification to the new UL 2703 standard on its Rayport-B ECO roof ballast solution. The Rayport-B series is an ideal system for EPCs looking for cost-effective, functional,...

By: Applied Energy Technologies (AET)

26/03/15: Sunrun, Associa partner to offer solar to homeowners' associations nationwide

World's largest HOA management firm enters into first nationwide partnership with leading home solar company

By: Sunrun

26/03/15: RENAC: MBA Renewables improves employability

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) Renewables is officially accredited by the Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation (FIBAA). FIBAA highlighted that "the content of the programme and the...

By: Renewables Academy AG (RENAC)

26/03/15: Sri Lanka: The new renewable energy hotspot

Important notice regarding Energy Sri Lanka 2015: Event rescheduled

By: Energy Sri Lanka

26/03/15: Edmundson Electrical Greentech to become exclusive Sharp Solar distributor in UK

Edmundson Electrical Greentech has been appointed the sole distributor in the UK for Sharp Solar's award winning PV modules.

By: Edmundson Electrical Greentech

26/03/15: Upsolar and Photon Energy team up on municipal project in UK

Companies bring 309 kWp PV array to Essex Waste partnership

By: Upsolar

25/03/15: Panasonic Eco Solutions Canada, PNC collaborate on solar PV project

The collaboration will benefit Canadian developers with a unique solar financing platform that offers small to mid-sized developers a bankable end-to-end solution, including the ability to finance and complete solar projects.

By: Panasonic Eco Solutions Canada Inc.

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