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Sunpreme unveils 500 W bifacial double glass module with 22.2% efficiency

A 150 kW Sunpreme rooftop installation at a hospital in India.

Fraunhofer ISE and the company's Global Advisory Board member Eicke Weber says the record module efficiency has moved Sunpreme "to the top of the class."


SDC Energreen Aljaval to build 30 MW-AC project in Mexico

Chihuahua, Mexico

The company's latest solar installation in Chihuahua has won approval from the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources and is to be constructed by the end of 2015.


Yingli surpasses 2 GW of PV panel deliveries in Americas

Yingli Solar PV module production

More than 80,000 homes and 5,000 business and institutions in both continents have installed PV systems using Yingli solar panels, according to the company. Since 2013, Yingli has deployed more than 150 MW of panels in Latin...


Alta Devices, Airware partner on PV application for drones

Alta Device UAV model

The cooperation will lead to greater flight endurance for UAVs -- critical for precision agriculture, search and rescue, land surveying and other commercial applications, according to the company.


OPDE surpasses 56.6 MW of solar in UK

OPDE solar PV plant, UK

The Spanish company has a current development pipeline in the U.K. of more than 200 MW and is on track to meet its target of connecting 100 MW of PV capacity in the country by 2015.


Solar energy prices to drop by up to 12% in 2014

Rooftop solar installation, Denver, Colorado

Solar energy prices saw double-digit declines last year of between 12 and 19%. The trend is expected to continue in 2014 with further PV price drops of between 3 and 12%, according to NREL.


SMA joins research study on balancing power with PV

Grid power lines in Denver, Colorado

Backed by the German government, the PV-Regel project aims to study how PV can balance power, particularly on an international level, and to develop requirement profiles for PV to balance power in the future.


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