The Neo'ot Hovav solar project.

22/05/15: Israeli solar company looks to Africa, US for opportunities

Energix CEO tells pv magazine he has ruled out operating in China, India or the UK and is looking to North America and Africa to expand his renewables business.

Off-grid lighting products are on the rise in Pakistan, where the solar industry is beginning to finally gain a foothold.

22/05/15: Off-grid weekly digest

The most comprehensive weekly off-grid PV report, curated by pv magazine's specialist editor, Pete Carvill.

Hanwha SolarOne production facility.

22/05/15: Hanwha unveils solar-powered island plan

The Korean group announces project that will see the small islet of Jukdo turned into a 100% solar-powered community, replacing the four diesel generators that currently provide power.

The Jakarta skyline.

22/05/15: UK investors reportedly eye Indonesian solar

The body responsible for driving overseas investment in Indonesia says UK companies are ready to plough $4bn into solar and offshore tidal projects but facts are thin on the ground.

Yingli solar production.

22/05/15: United PV considering Yingli debt assistance

Chinese state-owned solar operator tells Bloomberg that it may co-operate with other government-controlled companies to assuage Yingli's current debt burden.

Maharashtra state.

22/05/15: India presses state to raise solar ambition

Maharashtra state should aim for 25 GW of renewables by 2020, says 'Union minister'. Of the current 14.4 GW target in the state, 7 GW is expected to come from solar.

Savannah, Georgia.

22/05/15: Southern Group buys 103 MW solar project in Georgia, US

Utility's subsidiary, Southern Power, has acquired the 103 MW Butler solar facility from Community Energy Inc., adding to its 1.1 GW portfolio of clean energy projects.

Coal plant, Germany.

22/05/15: Solar is the new world, coal execs told at Paris summit

Coal and renewable energy executives at climate conference in Paris clash over future energy mix as value of storage brought to the fore.

21/05/15: California: SunEdison secures 33 MW rooftop solar contract

SunEdison has been awarded 33 MW worth of solar PV rooftop contracts by Southern California Edison (SCE). The 17 systems are expected to be operational in 2016. Upon completion, TerraForm will acquire them.

SMA inverters.

21/05/15: IHS: Record Q1 for inverter shipments

Inverter shipments for Q1 grew 37.5% year-on-year (YoY) to reach 11 GW. The latest IHS data reveals that Q1 2015 was the fourth largest quarter for inverter shipments.

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Katie Price at a book signing.

22/05/15: The pv magazine weekly news digest

Crippling debts and absentee chairmen hogged the headlines coming out of China this week but amid the madness, there was good news out of the US and the Middle East.

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Industry press releases

22/05/15: PowerFin announces community solar project with Austin Energy

25-year PPA for the sale of up to 3.2 MW of solar power agreed between the two firms.

By: PowerFin

22/05/15: New mapping tool highlights support for mini-grids

Publication and web tool will help developers of mini-grids discover what support is available to them.

By: Alliance for Rural Electrification

22/05/15: Solar3D's SUNworks division wins $3M PV contract for Sun City Lincoln Hills community association

Adult retirement community enlists SUNworks to design and install solar system capable of saving facility $9.5m over 25 years.

By: Solar3D

22/05/15: SMA Sunny Central 1850-US and 2200-US inverters earn UL certification

Industry's largest power class of inverters to meet 1741 standards

By: SMA America

22/05/15: FSP enters energy storage with EMERGY series portable home batteries

The EMERGY 3000 and EMERGY 1000 series perform double role as an home energy storage system and portable outdoor power supply


21/05/15: Intersolar Award: Finalists announced for the solar industry innovation prize

Trend for smart and more cost-effective components identified from this year’s submissions

By: Solar Promotion GmbH

21/05/15: Harworth and RES gain approval for solar farm in Doncaster

Harworth Estates, the UK property regeneration company wholly owned by Harworth Group plc, and RES, one of the world’s leading renewable energy companies, have secured planning consent for the installation of an 5MW solar farm in...

By: Harworth Estates

21/05/15: Proinso supplies 3 MW for rooftop solar installation in Latin America

Proinso supplied 3MW of SMA Sunny Tri Power 24kW Inverters for Honduras’ largest rooftop solar system commissioned last month. The 3MW rooftop installation is the largest solar PV rooftop project in both Honduras and Latin...

By: Proinso

21/05/15: Mosaic appoints Olaf Janke as CFO; Ted Fawcett as VP of Sales

Mosaic has announced that Olaf Janke is joining the company as Chief Financial Officer.

By: Mosaic

21/05/15: HeliaFilm on concrete façade

Europe's first solar concrete wall was inaugurated yesterday at Reckli’s headquarter in Herne, Germany.

By: Heliatek GmbH

21/05/15: SEIA launches Spanish-language section on website

In an effort to expand awareness of the importance of diversity in the workplace – as well as solar energy’s growing contributions to the economy and environment – the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has become one...


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