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Inverter market to shrink to $6.7 billion


The global inverter market will shrink 5% in 2013 as price pressures counter rising shipping volumes, but there will be a strong rebound next year, according to IMS Research.

ADB supports Pacific solar projects

The Cook Islands.

A proposed 6 MW solar scheme for the Cook Islands accounts for most of the 7.7 MW of solar being backed by the Asian Development Bank in the Pacific.

SolarWorld wins projects in South Africa

Ceres Fruitgrowers.

The German company has landed a deal with two prominent global brands. Its 1 MWp installation with Ceres Fruitgrowers is a prime example of self-consumption.

Sunowe lands 20 MW module supply deal


The Chinese manufacturer will supply 20 MW of solar panels to state owned power company Hainan Xianshou Waterpower. The deal follows 80 MW of orders last month as Sunowe looks away from Europe.

Canadian Solar fits 30 MW of rooftops in Suzhou


The Chinese manufacturer installed its panels across 129 buildings in the city as part of the Chinese government's Golden Sun plan to drive distributed generation in the country.

Hanwha Q Cells lands 60 MW Japanese order

A Q Cells module.

Korean manufacturer Hanwha Q Cells will ship 60 MW of its Q.PRO G3 modules, part of its new G3 product range, for three solar schemes in Japan. Sumitomo Corp and NTT facilities are partners on the deal.

Portugal adds only 1.1 MW of solar in four months

The flag of Portugal.

Portugal added only 1.1 MW of solar PV in the first four months of 2013. The Mediterranean country is on track for EU renewables targets, but thanks to wind and hydro.

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