A Chilean PV project.

29/01/15: Report: Latin America’s solar market jumped 370% in 2014

Latin America’s solar power capacity additions jumped 370% in 2014 to 625 MW, finds a report released today by GTM Research, which forecasts another year of triple-digit growth for the region’s nascent PV market in 2015.

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29/01/15: Ecuador: Cumulative PV power reaches 26 MW

The South American nation installed 22.5 MW from January to November last year.

29/01/15: Malaysian government reaffirms renewables research support in 'Smart Villages' project

Announcements arrives amid international cooperation on off-grid technology

Solar installation, England.

29/01/15: UK almost doubles PV capacity in 12 months

Data from DECC reveals U.K. ended 2014 with 5 GW of cumulative solar capacity, having ended 2013 with just shy of 2.8 GW installed.

TUV Rheinland PV module inspection

29/01/15: Trina testing lab receives TÜV service certificate

Trina Solar's State Key Laboratory Testing Center has received the TÜV Rheinland Power Measurement Uncertainty Assessment Service Certificate. Trina is the first solar company to receive the recognition.

German energy minister Sigmar Gabriel

29/01/15: Germany approves pilot tenders for ground-mounted PV plants

The federal government is using the pilot tender scheme to gain experience as it gradually transforms the country's entire support system for renewable energy.

Solar PV installation, U.S.

29/01/15: EIA joins chorus to dismiss oil price threat to solar

Chief energy analyst at the U.S. Energy Information Administration sees no direct threat to renewable energy in the face of plunging oil values.

BayWa r.e. Glemham solar plant, UK

29/01/15: BayWa r.e. to sell SolarEdge inverters in Germany

The German renewable energy company has signed a distribution pact with the Israeli PV equipment supplier to carry its inverter systems.

Homeboy Industries Photovoltaic Training program

29/01/15: Homeboy Industries to help build 73 MW Redwood Solar Farms project in California

The training program helping former gang members turn over a new leaf will provide labor for 8minutenergy and sPower's three solar installations in Kern County.

GE Welspun Neemuch, India

28/01/15: PV, wind, hydro to dominate renewables through 2025

Global solar power capacity is due to increase from 93.7 GW in 2012 to 668.4 GW in 2025, according to a new report from Frost & Sullivan. Big price falls are weakening growth prospects for concentrated solar power, however.

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A Hanergy ceremony in China.

29/01/15: Financial Times lifts lid on Hanergy

The leading financial publication has conducted an investigation into Hanergy, concluding that the company's rapid growth "raises questions."

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Industry press releases

29/01/15: PV wholesaler Krannich Solar celebrates 20th anniversary

Pioneers tend to venture into unknown terrain, guided by the idea of discovering something new. Kurt Krannich is one such pioneer.

By: Krannich Solar

29/01/15: Fronius Energy Package available from June

The individual storage solution from Fronius International GmbH will be available in June 2015. Thanks to the Fronius Energy Package, the Fronius vision for the energy supply of the future -- "24 hours of sun" -- is now possible....

By: Fronius International GmbH

29/01/15: Solar3D's SUNworks division launches solar referral program

PowerPlay Plan designed to allow customers to manage and monitor solar plans, as well as submit and track referrals

By: Solar3D, Inc.

29/01/15: Act and join PV Guangzhou 2015

PV Guangzhou 2015 (7th Guangzhou International Solar Photovoltaic Exhibition), the largest photovoltaic and solar exhibition in South China, will be held in Guangzhou Pazhou•China Import & Export Fair Complex from August 18th to...

By: Guangdong Grandeur International Exhibition Group

28/01/15: Transparency for customers and investors in solar-diesel hybrid projects: OneShore Energy wins support of HTGF for tapping into this fast-growing market

OneShore Energy stands for efficient, cost-optimized combination of solar and diesel systems to provide stable, reliable power generation in off-grid areas. The software product suite developed by OneShore allows for...

By: OneShore Energy GmbH

28/01/15: SunEdison CEO joins President Obama and Prime Minister Modi at New Delhi climate talks

Business leaders snd heads of state meet to discuss how solar helps US-India trade, the climate, and creates American jobs.

By: SunEdison, Inc.

28/01/15: Luxor Solar builds one of the last 360 kWp green-field systems in Croatia

Luxor Solar GmbH, producer of high-performance solar modules with German engineering standards, has built a green-field solar system in Croatia with a capacity of 360 kWp.

By: Luxor Solar GmbH

28/01/15: Solar Power Network installs 342 kW system on Schletter Canada head office

Schletter Canada, a worldwide leader in photovoltaic mounting systems, Solar Power Network (SPN), a distributed power generation company based in Canada, and PowerStream, an Ontario leader in owning and operating rooftop solar...

By: Solar Power Network

27/01/15: Enertis performs commissioning of Acciona's 94 MWp Sishen PV plant in South Africa

The company has also performed a Quality Control of the PV modules. The inspection was initially performed at the manufacturer facilities in China, and finalised in Enertis’ South African laboratory, in collaboration with the...

By: Enertis

27/01/15: Renusol presents new universal clamp for PV mounting systems

For the first time one clamp can be used as mid and end clamp

By: Renusol

27/01/15: Transphorm and Fujitsu Semiconductor announce start of mass production of GaN power devices

Production at CMOS-compatible fab enables GaN to meet the increasing demand of the market

By: Transphorm Inc.

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