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...

Kyocera PV site, Nedo

30/10/14: Kyocera sees sales, profit rise in first half of fiscal year

An absence of revenue from large-scale solar projects for the public and commercial sectors resulted in declining sales and profit for the Japanes congolomerate's Applied Ceramic Products division. Japan remains the group's main...

Atacama Desert, Chile

30/10/14: JinkoSolar to supply 19 MW of solar modules for PV project in Chile

Conergy has signed more than 160 MW of contracts in Chile this year, making it one of the leading suppliers in the country.

Conergy's 13.9 MW Nova Scotia Farm in Norfolk, England.

30/10/14: Conergy connects RWE's first UK solar farm

Conergy has erected and connected a 37 MW PV installation near British Prime Minister David Cameron's parliamentary constituency of West Oxforshire for a limited 24-year period.

Martifer Solar PV farm, Greece

30/10/14: Greek PV market remains idle, defined by paradox

While government cuts slashed the internal rate of return for Greek PV plants, they still remain significantly higher than in other European countries and offer foreign investors a potentially attractive investment as Greece's...

Ketura solar PV plant, Israel

29/10/14: Israel testing industry with lowest FIT rates possible

Israel's electricity market regulator PUA surprised everyone on Tuesday by suggesting a feed-in tariff for the Timna solar park lower than initially agreed. Israel has decided to develop its PV sector further and is attempting to...

SunPower's San Luis Obispo project

29/10/14: SunPower posts 70% drop in third-quarter profit

The California company's revenue between July and September was on par with its third-quarter result last year despite the hefty drop in profit. North America remains SunPower's biggest market.


29/10/14: Chile: SunEdison closes $130 million for 69.5 MW Javiera plant

U.S.-based vertically integrated solar producer and project developer SunEdison has announced closure on $130 million in debt financing for its 69.5 MW PV power plant in Chile. The Javiera plant has been financed by local banks...

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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...

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Industry press releases

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

29/10/14: Heliatek announces largest BIOPV facade installation

Heliatek, the world leading company in the production and commercialization of organic solar film, has announced the largest BIOPV -- Building Integrated OPV -- installation of its kind.

By: Heliatek

29/10/14: Renusol: East/west solar installations generate around 30% higher yields

Commercial properties in the U.K. benefit from roof-mounted PV systems with east/west orientation.

By: Renusol

29/10/14: Power Clouds funds second solar plant at World for People School in Zambia

Power Clouds is in the front line in promoting education worldwide by funding a second solar plant that will make World for People School fully independent energy-wise in Zambia. The company is supporting educational projects in...

By: World for People

29/10/14: AllEarth Renewables: Solar trackers powering commerce center at former Air Force base

Thirty dual-axis AllSun Trackers are now powering the offices and service buildings for the Loring Development Authority (LDA), site of the former Air Force in the northern Maine town of Limestone.

By: AllEarth Renewables

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