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31/10/14: 5 SPI takeaways

North America's biggest trade show, Solar Power International, was big, brassy and the mood was generally high. pv magazine attended with a team of six and here are five key takeaways.

Chengdu, capital of Sichuan province, China

31/10/14: SunPower partners on 3 GW of projects in China

The California-based company is expanding its reach in China with a second joint venture. It's partnering with TZS, Sichuan Development, Leshan Electric Power and Tianjin Tsinlien; Plans to Utilize Leading LCPV Technology

Vattenfall: open-cast mining site in Jaenschwalde, Brandenburg, Germany

31/10/14: Vattenfall to focus on renewable energy as it preps exit from lignite business

State-owned Swedish energy giant Vattenfall will in the future concentrate on renewable energy. President and CEO Magnus Hall has announced that the company is considering a "new ownership structure" for its lignite division.

ACME EPC service in India

31/10/14: ACME wins 160 MW in Andhra Pradesh tender

The company's solar power portfolio has reached 422.5 MW following the additional projects from the state's request for proposals ACME is now on course to generate 1 GW by 2017.

Hanergy BIPV

31/10/14: Hanergy expands operations in Silicon Valley

The Chinese company's new Product Development Group will comprise seven units aimed at expanding its thin-film business operations around the globe.

30/10/14: SolarWorld to add PERC PV cell, new module capacity in Oregon

A few months after its preliminary victories in a second round of trade cases against Chinese and Taiwanese PV imports, SolarWorld is expanding its PV manufacturing capacities in the United States.

Bangalore, Karnataka, India

30/10/14: SunEdison wins 150 MW of PV projects in Karnataka, India

The U.S. solar company is expanding its footprint in India, where it has made a successful bid for 150 MW of projects in the state of Karnataka. The news follows SunEdison's recently announced plans to develop 5 GW of solar in...

30/10/14: 1366 achieves 18% efficiency with PERC technology

The kerfless wafer maker has announced both efficiency improvements and operational milestones in advance of the launch of its first mass production facility.

Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia

30/10/14: 115 MW of utility-scale solar plants planned for western New South Wales

French renewable energy developer Neoen is planning a series of large-scale solar PV plants around key towns in western New South Wales, Australia, that would amount to a total 115 MW and would be one of the biggest commercial...

The Enphase AC battery.

30/10/14: Inside the Enphase storage play

Last week microinverter supplier Enphase Energy unveiled its AC storage product at the SPI trade show in Las Vegas. The announcement attracted considerable hype and pv magazine spoke to Ameet Konkar, Enphase's senior director of...

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31/10/14: pv magazine: Week in review

Energy storage garnered the spotlight at SPI in Las Vegas while in the U.S., renewables continued to account for new capacity. In the Middle East, Saudis are looking increasingly at solar as the key to their future while Israel...

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31/10/14: Trina Solar appoints new president of Americas Region and new president of Distributed PV Generation Business Unit

Trina Solar today announced the appointment of Mr. Jeff Dorety as president of its Americas Region, effective October 8, 2014, and Mr. Longxing Huang as president of its Distributed PV Generation Business Unit, effective October...

By: Trina Solar

31/10/14: Sunrun unveils certified program to further develop channel partner network

Partner Program improves experience and success of Sunrun partners

By: Sunrun

31/10/14: WINAICO's WSP-M6 PERC module wins Taiwan Excellent PV Award for best PV module for safety, reliability and efficiency

WINAICO's high efficiency mono crystalline WSP-M6 PERC module, with patented HeatCap technology, has exceeded Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institutes' evaluations to win the Taiwan Excellent PV award given by the...

By: Win Win Precision Technology Co., Ltd.

31/10/14: 1 MW solar array in Monticello, Florida, powers American manufacturing

Region Solar has completed a 1.004 MW solar photovoltaic ground-mounted system at VizCo’s 26,000 sqft. manufacturing facility in Monticello, Florida.

By: Region Solar

30/10/14: Advanticsys M2M monitoring solutions enhance Kliux Energies self-consumption installations

Kliux Energies has selected Advanticsys' remote monitoring technology to manage their renewable-energy generation facilities: Two Spanish technology companies joining their strengths in the quest for a quality product in the...

By: Advantic Sistemas y Servicios S.L.

30/10/14: NRG Energy celebrates the Spanish Town Estate Solar Development in US Virgin Islands

Unveiling of a new emission-free solar facility for St. Croix that will power approximately 1,500 homes and reduce reliance on imported diesel fuel

By: NRG Energy, Inc.

30/10/14: SolarCity's new ZS Beam solar carport system

SolarCity's new ZS Beam solar carport system makes it faster, cheaper, easier and safer to install solar in parking lots. And it looks a lot better than other systems too.

By: SolarCity Corporation

30/10/14: abakus solar USA Inc. installs 517 kWp project in Puerto Rico

abakus solar USA Inc., a subsidiary company of German abakus solar AG, has successfully completed the EPC turnkey installation of a challenging solar photovoltaic project in Puerto Rico in partnership with Allsolar and Lighting...

By: abakus solar AG

30/10/14: New York State's first solar landfill complete

OnForce Solar completes construction on large-scale "solar field" for the town of Clarkstown

By: OnForce Solar

29/10/14: Imergy Power Systems unveils new class of energy storage platform, ESP30 Series with high power capability and energy storage capacity

New ESP30 employs Imergy's exclusive process for using recycled vanadium to lower cost and increase performance of energy storage.

By: Imergy Power Systems

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