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JA Solar exits downturn just in time

JA Solar's CEO is happy the company is shipping more modules as the company reported a second consecutive profitable quarter.

The Chinese cellmaker's asset-to-debt balance is finely balanced. But CEO predicts Chinese state-owned infrastructure projects will ease the Shanghai company into the second half of the year.


Conergy investing €5 million in new production installations

New products being carried into Conergy's Frankfurt (Oder) solar factory in Germany.

Germany-based Conergy is investing €5 million in new production installations for solar cells at its Frankfurt (Oder) factory. In doing this, said the company, it will be able to increase the efficiency of its solar modules and...


Ontario to be site of North America’s largest rooftop PV system

Sandra Pupatello, MPP Windsor West and Minister of Economic Development and Trade

Photovoltaics (PV) system developer OYA Solar Inc. and Atlas Tube have said they will develop North America's “largest” rooftop PV project, worth $20 million.


Scotland to see first renewable energies training centre

Edinburgh, Scotland

Scotland's first renewable energies training center is set to be established in Edinburgh this December. Photovoltaics (PV) courses will be offered.


Report: Solar spotlight to shift from Germany; US could achieve grid parity first

General PV panel picture against the sky

In its latest renewable energy attractiveness indices, Ernst & Young has announced the solar market is preparing for a shift from a “dominant” German market to other smaller hotspots. It added that Spain “remains largely in the...


Small PV project developers in India to benefit from carbon credits

Deepak Verma.

Climate change firm Emergent Ventures International (EVI) has launched an initiative to aggregate solar power projects to help developers in India earn carbon credits from the UN Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), which aims to...


US: Eurus Energy and NRG Solar to build California’s "largest" PV generating facility

Welcome to California road sign

Eurus Energy America and NRG Solar have joined forces to build what they say will be, upon completion, the largest photovoltaics (PV) generating facility in California, the U.S.


Kyocera and REC install 1.1 MW solar system in California, the US

1.1 MW solar installation at Castle Rock Vineyards in california

Kyocera Solar, Inc. and REC Solar, Inc. have announced the completion of a 1.134-megawatt (MW) solar energy system installation at Castle Rock Vineyards, located in the heart of California's Central Valley, in the U.S.


Conergy inaugurates northern Germany’s largest solar park

Conergy's 6 MW solar park in Tarp, Germany

Together with representatives from politics and industry, Conergy officially inaugurated the six-megawatt solar power plant in northern Germany in Tarp, near Flensburg on Wednesday.


Study: Decentralized development of renewable energies creates billions in value output

General PV panel picture

In what has been termed the first “systematic and comparative analysis” of the effects of regenerative energy technologies on the output of value, the German Institute for Ecological Economic Research (IÖW) has concluded that...


CEC approves 370 MW solar thermal project in Mojave Desert

Sand blowing on the Kelso Dunes, in the Mojave Desert in California

The California Energy Commission (CEC) has approved the construction of the 370-megawatt (MW) Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System project in the Mojave Desert.


Solargiga and Liaoning form joint venture company to construct 500 MW solar wafer project

Solargiga multicrystalline silicon solar ingot

China-based Solargiga Energy Holdings Limited has entered into a cooperation agreement with Liaoning Oxiranchem, Inc. to manufacture 500 megawatts (MW) of multicrystalline silicon solar ingots and wafers.


US: SunPower to build 10 MW Delaware solar park

Image of what the 10 MW Dover SUN Park will look like

SunPower Corp. has been selected to build the ten-megawatt (MW) Dover SUN Park in Delaware, the U.S. for LS Power Group subsidiary, White Oak Solar Energy, L.P.


Germany’s wind branch attacks solar sector

Wind turbine against the sun

According to a media report, BWE (German WindEnergy Association) President Hermann Albers has demanded that the solar sector demonstrates photovoltaic's (PV) potential for reduced costs. In his view, saving the EEG (Renewable...


Around 300 jobs to go as REC discontinues PV module operations in Sweden

REC's Sweden module production facility

The Renewable Energy Corporation (REC) has announced it will discontinue operations at its 150-megawatt (MW) photovoltaics (PV) module plant in Glava, Sweden, due to “unsatisfactory” financial performance and “weak” future...


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Sharp to take over Recurrent Energy for up to USD$305 million

Sharp building in Wrexham

Stepping up its photovoltaics (PV) activity, Sharp has announced it is to take over Recurrent Energy, a U.S.-based solar project developer and generating company for a cash sum of around USD$305 million.


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