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...

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...

Trina Solar module production

24/04/15: Trina sets new efficiency record for multi-crystalline silicon modules

The latest achievement marks the first time that a multi-crystalline Silicon PV module has reached an efficiency higher than 19%. Trina's multi-crystalline Honey Plus solar cells, the brand name for the company's PERC solar...

Kingspan Energy PV project

24/04/15: Kingspan launches US solar energy company

The Irish group has expanded to the U.S. market, launching solar energy solutions provider Kingspan Energy, which will focus on 150 kW to 5 MW PV installations for the commercial and public sectors.

IUSASol's 21 MW of PV farms in Jocotitlán, Mexico.

24/04/15: IUSASol taps IdeemaTec trackers for 21 MW project in Mexico

The German company says its single line tracker design with no connections between rows are the perfect solution for the non-rectangular and hilly fields common in Mexico.

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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...

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Industry press releases

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

23/04/15: Relaunch of pvXchange with partner ADLER Solar

pvXchange Trading GmbH provides trading platform and extended services for the PV sector

By: pvXchange Trading GmbH

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