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Iconic London double-deckers go electric

London routemaster buses.

Chinese manufacturer BYD will supply battery-powered buses to Transport for London from October. The number 16 route will be the first to go emission-free.


Chinese wind company looks at solar

Wind turbines.

Xinjiang Goldwind examines co-location opportunities in Australia. Move comes after revised RET removes uncertainty for clean power developers.


Goin' underground - Delhi Metro to go solar?

Delhi Metro.

Underground system wants to buy solar power for $0.11/kWh. Plans will take shape by tomorrow.


US: 100% conversion to wind, water and solar power by 2050 feasible, PV to account for 38%

Solar PV a could account for 38% of power generation in the U.S. in 2050

In a new study by Stanford University, a solid financial, technical and economical case for the U.S to convert its all-purpose energy systems to ones powered by wind, water and sunlight (WWS) has been made. Based on their...


Global installed PV capacity to reach 200 GW soon, says German solar association

A cumulative solar PV capacity of 200 GW will soon be reached, says BSW-Solar, indicating up to 22 GW have been added in 1H 2015. Like other recent estimates, the German solar association predicts 50 GW of new capacity additions...


Manz revises 2015 financial forecast downwards

Manz HQ.

Recent order cancellation shaves EUR 12 million from the German tooling supplier's electronics division, prompting revenue forecast revisal below previously stated figure of EUR 320-340 million.


Yingli announces project bonds for Chinese public; will create online financing portfolio

The solar panel manufacturer is looking into innovative ways to finance its solar PV projects

In an interesting move, Yingli Green Energy has announced the issuance of project bonds to the Chinese public. The China-based solar manufacturer intends to widen its portfolio of new online financing products going forward.


Andalay Solar introduces SolarEdge-compatible modules

SolarEdge power optimizer.

Solar panel producer develops module frame that can receive SolarEdge's power optimizer, companies also to collaborate on DC Instant Connect solution.


pv magazine weekly digest

Solar sunrise

BNEF drops its annual future energy outlook with solar the shining light, BYD advocates for 'all silicon' and batteries and key German solar players make a stand against the minimum price.


Sunrun moves towards IPO

Sunrun installation

Solar lease provider Sunrun is moving towards IPO. The San Francisco based company has filed a S-1 registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission yesterday.


BNEF: solar likely largest energy investment target 2015 – 2040

Sunrise.

Solar will attract funding of around US$3.7 trillion of over the next 25 years, becoming the largest energy segment in terms of new investment. This is the key finding from Bloomberg New Energy Finance in its New Energy Outlook...


Toshiba to deliver MW energy storage system to Finland

Landis+Gyr, a member of Japan's Toshiba Group, will supply Finland with a BESS to be integrated into the Kalasatama district's smart energy system. The goal is to test new opportunities presented by megawatt-scale storage...


Trina confirms 2 GW Indian fab plans

Trina production

Trina Solar has confirmed to pv magazine that it has signed a framework agreement with a partner in Indian to develop a 2 GW solar cell and module manufacturing facility in the country. Details for the plan are yet to be thrashed...


Scotland considers waiving commercial solar rooftop planning permission

The Scottish Government has launched a consultation, which aims to remove planning permission for commercial solar rooftop projects. Unlike England, no cap is expected to be placed on installation size. The move could prompt the...


Trading begins on 8point3 yieldco

A SunPower solar array.

The First Solar, SunPower joint yieldco began trading on June 19, with an initial share price of US$21/share. 20 million Class A shares will be issued, with Goldman Sachs and Citigroup Global Markets acting as lead book running...


Oxis to roll out Li-S energy storage batteries next year

Oxis Energy is gearing up to sell its energy storage batteries in 2016. The lithium sulfur (Li-S) battery developer, which unveiled a solar storage technology demonstration project in early June with Proinso, predicts a battery...


Silicor Materials and MT Højgaard to construct 16,000 MT poly plant

Silicon process.

U.S. polysilicon process developer Silicor Materials has signed a contract with MT Højgaard to construct a US$226.5 million dollar, 16,000 metric ton solar silicon plant in Iceland.


Stock price index

The solar energy stock prices for April 2015 have been published. SolarCity’s energy storage launch augments investor interest, with 2015 volumes looking positive.

Module price index

The latest photovoltaic module prices for May 2015 have been published. Asian modules continue their price rise throughout April, but advocates of the minimum import price are winding up to deliver the next blow. Find the latest information on pv magazine's module price index page.

Grid parity monitor

A grid parity update for June 2015 is now available. Third issue of CREARA's Grid Parity Monitor (GPM) Series exclusively focuses on Mexico, a market with high irradiation throughout the country and regulatory support that fosters the installation of PV systems.

Chile investment guide

Investment guide, "Photovoltaics in Chile," published by Solarpraxis AG, in cooperation with Eclareon and law firm Dominguez, Ossa, Lon (DOLM), is available to download for free. The publication provides country-specific information on such issues as legal and political frameworks, permitting procedures, site acquisition and project financing.

Poland investment guide


Investment guide, Photovoltaics in Poland, is now available to download
for free. The main frameworks for the Polish photovoltaic market have been outlined.

Ukranian investment opportunities

On the back of FIT cuts and maturing markets, investors are looking for new opportunities in south east Europe. Ukraine is presenting one logical and very interesting investment alternative, according to Ilko Iliev, CEO of Inea Consulting.

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