Latest PV market updates

ABB sees a future market for 1000v and 1500v inverters

ABB's Jyrki Leppänen with two of the Solar Superheros

pv magazine’s Ian Clover was joined by ABB Head of Product Management Jyrki Leppänen and ABB product manager Marko Harju, to discuss the company’s latest inverter, the PVS980 central inverter.

Brazil: Enel initiates work on 292 MW solar plant

Brazil flag

The Nova Olinda PV plant will require an investment of $300 million and will provide electricity under a 20-year PPA, with operations expected to commence in 2017.

SunPower wins large majority of France's solar+storage island tender

The Bay of Calvi, Corsica. Image by Wolffy & Greudin.

The U.S. solar solutions company was awarded 76% of France’s ZNI solar tender, amounting to a total of 39.1 MW of PV and energy storage technology that will be provided to the French West Indies and Corsica.

The largest solar rooftop system in the US installed on the Mandalay Bay Convention Center

Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas.

A giant 8.3 MW solar rooftop system has been installed by NRG Energy on MGM Resorts International’s famous Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, making it the largest in the U.S.

Southern Power acquires controlling interest in SunPower's 102 MW Henrietta solar project

SunPower installs a solar plant in California.

The subsidiary of utility Southern Company owns large portion of the Californian solar plant, which was built and developed by SunPower, which still owns remaining interest in the project.

India: SECI issues 650 MW tender for solar in Andhra Pradesh

Solar PV installation in India.

The Solar Energy Corporation of India has issued a request for selection tender for 650 MW of new solar PV capacity in the state of Andhra Pradesh.

First Solar's Malaysian fab to begin Series 5 module assembly

Module production at First Solar.

U.S. solar firm will end production of its TetraSun crystalline silicon solar panels at the plant, and expects to incur impairment charges of around $100 million as transition is made.

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