10 MW FPL Space Coast Next Generation Solar Energy Center near NASA's Kennedy Space Center

27/01/15: Florida Power & Light to add 225 MW of solar in 2016

The utility says the advantages of its select sites coupled with decreasing solar costs will allow for the cost-effective expansion of large-scale solar.

Mamfe, Cameroon

26/01/15: Prep grant approved for 72 MW PV plant in Cameroon

The local division of Canada's JCM Capital aims to finance environmental and social impact investments. The African Development Bank is backing the grant.

Solar PV installation, Italy.

26/01/15: Italy to omit solar from new renewable incentives plan

Decision to halt solar subsidies follows country's best ever year for PV power generation. In 2014 solar energy covered 7.53% of Italy's electricity needs.

Barack Obama and Narendra Modi.

26/01/15: India's clean energy investment to top $10bn in 2015

Strong policy support and increased investor confidence set to deliver clean energy bounce back, according to forecast from BNEF.

Yosemite National Park

26/01/15: Bloomberg Philanthropies launches new Clean Energy Initiative

Backed by $48 million, the project aims to improve air quality, limit carbon pollution from power plants, spur clean energy investments, fight the health and economic impacts of climate change and support local, state and...

California flag.

26/01/15: Korea's S-Energy offers module finance in US

The Tier 1 Korean manufacturer will allow its customers to choose between two different financing models in an attempt to lower barriers of entry into the U.S. solar market.

Exosun's Exotrack 2X solar tracker

26/01/15: Exosun expands tracking operations in South Africa

The French company, a leading provider of solar tracking technologies for utility-scale ground-mounted solar plants, says it is committed to local manufacturing of its trackers, "in full aligment with the South African local...

SunPower project Salvador

26/01/15: Chile heats up: SunPower and Enel add new power plants

Chile's market for photovoltaic power plants is off to a hot start in 2015, with new 70 MW and 55 MW projects coming on line and the country's energy regulator, Sistema Interconectado Central (SIC), estimating the addition of as...

A robot.

26/01/15: 5 takeaways from the 8th World Future Energy Summit

The MENA region has long been the center of great expectations for the PV industry. From Monday to Thursday this past week much of the global solar industry descended on Abu Dhabi for the 8th World Future Energy Summit. The big...

Coveme production.

23/01/15: Jolywood acquires Filmcutter's backsheet business

Chinese backsheet supplier Jolywood will acquire the backsheet business of Italian supplier Filmcutter. In doing so, Jolywood will expand its ability to supply non-fluoro-polymer PET backsheets.

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27/01/15: One-third of SMA staff to lose their jobs

German inverter giant to cut 1,600 jobs, the majority of which will be in Germany, as poor European market continues to harm profits.

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Industry press releases

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.

27/01/15: Questacon engages with sustainable technology

Questacon has extended its investments in new technology and energy sustainability further with an innovative and high-tech photovoltaic solar power station installed on its roof top.


26/01/15: UK: MPs urged to back Zero Carbon Homes

The Solar Trade Association, WWF and the Renewable Energy Association, with support from Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace, are urging MPs to back amendments to the Infrastructure Bill today to restore the Government's Zero...

By: Solar Trade Association

26/01/15: Greenlight Planet launches Sun King Eco Easy Buy solar lamp platform in Kenya

Greenlight Planet has launched the Sun King Eco Easy Buy, an innovative pay-as-you-go platform that enables customers to purchase Sun King Eco solar lamps in staggered 10-week installments.

By: Greenlight Planet

26/01/15: Forever 21 powers up Los Angeles County's largest single rooftop solar system

5.1 MW DC SunPower system is LADWP's first hybrid net-metered and feed-in tariff solar power system

By: PermaCity Solar

26/01/15: SPI announces relocation of operating headquarters to China

Company to deploy online platform to support local investment in PV projects in China.

By: Solar Power, Inc.

23/01/15: Levitech BV sells two Levitrack ALD systems to a major Japanese multinational for the manufacturing of high-performance solar cells

Levitech BV, a leading supplier of advanced process equipment for the manufacturing of solar cells, announced today that it has sold two Levitrack Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) systems to Japan, the first multiple system order...

By: Levitech BV

23/01/15: FuturaSun to expand its business in the UK

FuturaSun to develop a volume of at least 50 MW in the UK over the next two years

By: FuturaSun

23/01/15: Total and SunPower celebrate completion of 70 MW PV Salvador solar plant in Chile

One of the world's largest operating merchant solar power plants

By: SunPower Corp.

23/01/15: Andalay Solar announces partnership with Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.

Andalay Solar, a leading supplier of integrated solar power systems, has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Hyundai Heavy Industries whereby Hyundai intends to license and manufacture solar modules using...

By: Andalay Solar

23/01/15: NRG Home Solar launches strategic partnership with Upromise by Sallie Mae

New program helps families save for college through rooftop solar

By: NRG Home Solar

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