EU flags.

29/05/15: EU to extend solar trade investigation to Malaysia, Taiwan

The European Commission (EC) has initiated an investigation into solar imports into the EU to products exported by Chinese suppliers, from Malaysia and Taiwan. The investigation was requested by SolarWorld, in an application...

The MyEnergi Lifestyle program explained.

29/05/15: Ford partners with Trina Solar to launch MyEnergi Lifestyle in China

Program offers hybrid electric vehicles, solar system and energy-efficient appliances to families intent on developing wider understanding of their carbon footprint.

Thai flag.

29/05/15: Suntech signs 63 MW supply deal to Thailand

China’s Suntech has signed a deal to sign a 63 MW in projects in Thailand. Gunkul Engineering is developing the projects to be grid connected by the end of the year.

Sunstation from Solarcentury.

29/05/15: Solarcentury rolls out BIPV solution to UK market

Sunstation system designed to appeal to aesthetic sensibilities of British homeowners as U.K. residential rooftop market prepares for further growth.

Solar PV rooftop installation, U.S.

29/05/15: US clean energy use hits 80 year high, says EIA

Data from the Energy Information Administration reveals highest levels of renewable energy use in the U.S. since the Great Depression of the 1930s.

Younicos battery.

29/05/15: Younicos launches North American storage consulting service

Following successful consulting engagements in Europe, Younicos will offer suite of storage-related technical consulting services to North American customers.

SolarCity installation in progress.

29/05/15: SolarCity and BofA create $200m tax equity fund for smaller investors

Newly created funding pot aimed at regional banks and other smaller corporations interested in offering solar finance packages to residential customers.

U.S. Long Island.

29/05/15: SunEdison to build seven solar parks on Long Island, New York

Renewable energy developer signs agreements with five municipal entities for the plants, which will add a combined total of 14 MW of PV to Long Island.

The Eddy.

29/05/15: Australia's CSIRO rolls out PV residential monitoring platform

Australian-made technology that will allow householders to remotely monitor and control their electricity usage, and utilities to coordinate demand management programs, is being trialed in the city of Perth and regional...

EPIA's rebranding received the full backing of its members.

28/05/15: EPIA rebrands as SolarPower Europe

Full member backing for name change from European Photovoltaic Industry Association to SolarPower Europe to reflect expanding "scope of organization".

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Solar installation, Malaysia.

29/05/15: The pv magazine weekly news digest

Second tier solar markets took center stage this week, with India, Australia, Malaysia and Brazil each turning heads with their PV development plans and announcements, as leading markets wobbled.

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Industry press releases

29/05/15: Yingli Green Energy responds to class action lawsuit

Company believes claims asserted in the complaint are without merit.

By: Yingli Green Energy

29/05/15: Class action lawsuit against Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited filed by Glancy Prongay & Murray LLP

Glancy Prongay & Murray LLP, representing investors of Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited, has filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of a class comprising purchasers of Yingli’s American Depository Shares between March...

By: Glancy Prongay & Murray LLP

29/05/15: Tesla and Gaelectric to introduce Tesla battery storage to Ireland

Companies agree to develop 1 MW demonstration project to facilitate the integration of renewable energy sources.

By: Gaelectric

29/05/15: New MIRA and Itaipu Binacional partnership will develop new Lithium battery

Collaborative agreement with Fundacao Parque Tecnologico Itaipu (FPTI) will develop a new centre of excellence for energy storage in Brazil.


29/05/15: Intersolar Europe 2015: Eaton protects tomorrow's nergy

Eaton has a solution portfolio that covers all the bases - from home installations to large-scale systems.

By: Eaton

28/05/15: 40MWp plant optimised with BlackMagic

This is one of the largest plants in the world using module-level electronics to optimise its performance.

By: BM Solar

28/05/15: MPOWERD delivers over 2,000 solar lights to victims of Nepal earthquake

Following the disaster, MPOWERD, a Certified B Corp, immediately mobilized a large-scale donation of 1,200 lights and began offering special discounted pricing to individuals, groups and charities distributing the lights in Nepal.


28/05/15: CalCom Solar to deploy 1.1MW solar system at Medeiros and Son Dairy

Leading solar provider empowers agriculture business/water districts to optimize energy and water use.

By: CalCom Solar

28/05/15: TASC applauds collaboration between solar companies, utilities, and solar advocates

The Alliance for Solar Choice (TASC) and South Carolina Electric & Gas (SCE&G) agreed yesterday on a residential solar program that will make solar accessible to residential customers in the Palmetto State.


28/05/15: Atlantic completes another utility scale solar project in Canada - launches new yieldco

160 KW commercial rooftop installation completed in $1 million project.

By: Atlantic Wind & Solar

28/05/15: Canadian Solar supplies modules to Turkey's largest PV plant

7.5 MW ground-mounted plant located in KOIZ and uses more than 27,000 Canadian Solar modules.

By: Canadian Solar

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