A dapper gentleman.

24/04/15: Inside the Singulus repositioning and debt restructuring

Germany’s Singulus is just one of the European or North American PV equipment suppliers that have had a difficult time in recent years. The company today announced a restructuring of its debt and an acceleration of its move into...

PV plant, Fuerstenwalde, Germany

24/04/15: German official: Bids for ground-mounted installations at 9-10 eurocents

Speaking at an event hosted by the German Engineering Association, Rainer Baake , state secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, confirmed for the first time the prices for the new pilot tenders for...

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.

SolarCity PV installation

24/04/15: The pv magazine weekly news digest

SolarCity invests big in commercial rooftops, Tesla teases its new solar battery and SPI takes o a major stake in ZBB Energy while while China is now on track to hit 20 GW this year: pv magazine sums up the week’s news.

A piece of solar equipment.

24/04/15: Singulus launches financial and strategic restructuring

Given the big losses it occurred in 2014, equipment supplier Singulus is accelerating its shift in strategy and offering a debt-for-shares swap to bond holders. The measures are on the back of more than $50 million in losses in...

Calgro M3's first commercially operated off-grid cemetery in Nasrec near Soweto, South Africa.

24/04/15: Beyond the grid

pv magazine's weekly round-up of the global off-grid sector. Rockefeller funds Indian offgrid array, portable offgrid array launched, and Azuri partners with government in Ghana.

Masdar PV plant, Abu Dhabi

24/04/15: Masdar launches UAE's first independent solar testing and R&D lab

The Masdar Solar Hub will serve as a platform to test solar energy systems and deliver new innovative technologies to market.

Trina cell production

23/04/15: IHS finds Chinese module suppliers dominate market

New data from IHS reveals that Chinese modules suppliers Trina, Yingli, Canadian and Jinko dominate the top of module supplier rankings for 2014, with Hanwha Q Cells the only non-Chinese firm in the top five. The top 10 suppliers...

Top News

24/04/15: U.S.: Solar hits over 1% of U.S. utility-scale generating capacity

The latest data from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) shows that renewable capacity clearly dominates the new power plants being added in the U.S. Over 75% of U.S. large-scale electrical generating capacity came...

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Industry press releases

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

23/04/15: Schneider Electric announces 50 MW contract in eastern US

Schneider Electric Solar Business, a global leader in solutions for the solar power conversion chain, has been awarded a 50 MW contract for a solar project in eastern U.S.

By: Schneider Electric

23/04/15: Silicor Materials signs land lease and port agreements for Icelandic manufacturing facility with Faxafloahafnir SF

Solar silicon producer secures strategic access to key land and port logistics assets

By: Silicor Materials

23/04/15: The meeco Group completes 20 kWp solar project in India

sun2live rooftop solution installed on the offices of SPML Infra Ltd.

By: The meeco Group

23/04/15: ACME signs PPA for 30 MW Solar Project with Uttar Pradesh

• ACME to invest Rs. 225 crores in Uttar Pradesh • ACME to set-up Solar Power Plant at Mahoba District • ACME to supply 50 mn units/ year to state for 25 years • ACME Group to generate 7500 MW solar power by 2019


22/04/15: Vikram Solar to supply one of UK's largest builders merchants

Indian solar company to supply modules to EH Smith Builders Merchants.

By: Vikram Solar

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