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Hanwha Q CELLS supplies 26.2 MW Sunny Fukushima PV plant

Fukushima plant presentation

The Germany-based company's Japanese unit is joining Sunny Health and JFE Engineering Corporation to build the solar power plant on abandoned golf course at the site of the 2011 earthquake.


IEA: World needs $48 trillion in investment to meet energy needs to 2035

Planet Earth

Some $40 trillion of the cumulative sum is slated for energy supply, including $23 trillion for fossil fuel extraction, transport and refining. Almost $10 trillion will go to power generation, including $6 trillion for renewables.


First Solar to buy Germany's Skytron Energy

First Solar employee

The U.S. thin film giant will acquire the Berlin-based provider of PV plant management systems and data monitoring technology from AEG Power Solutions for an unspecified sum.


Solar power storage system sales set to soar in Germany

storage battery

A "quiet revolution" is taking place in the country's PV industry: a number of factors are coming together that will result in a boom in PV energy storage solutions, according to Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI).


Failed export strategy killed Indian manufacturers

Solar manufactruing in India.

Solar manufacturers facing the imposition of AD duties on their goods in India claim Indian manufacturers were saddled with huge costs after investing in capacity for an export market that never materialized.


Intersolar Europe: Storage technology in the spotlight

Interview: Markus Elsässer, CEO of Intersolar Europe organizer Solar Promotion, discusses the expected trends and highlights at this year's event.


Cyprus conference examines renewable energy solutions for island nations

IRENA Director-General Adnan Z. Amin

Organized by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the event explored RES applications for the energy-intensive tourism sectors of island nations struggling with the high costs of imported fossil fuel.


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