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Inverter shipments to top 10 GW in final quarter


IHS estimate that quarterly shipments of solar inverters will exceed 10 GW for the first time ever in Q4 after a record 9.9 GW were shipped in the third quarter of 2013.

SunPower to supply 20 MW of solar panels for Japanese installation

Rooftop PV Japan.

The solar technology provider has signed a supply agreement with Ecomax Japan Inc., who will install the panels in several central and northern Japan locations.

Global PV installations to reach 45 GW in 2014, say IHS

IHS solar forecast 2014.

The analyst's new white paper looks ahead to next year, forecasting a PV recovery fueled by increased capital spending and module price stability.

US tax plan 'could jeopardize future clean energy development'

U.S. Capitol building

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is warning that a new tax plan proposed by the Senate Finance Committee could be detrimental to the U.S. solar industry.

Phase I of 400 MW Texan solar project complete

View of San Antonio.

OCI Solar Power has completed the 41 MW Alamo I solar farm, which is phase I of a 400 MW project that will become the biggest PV installation in Texas once complete.

Solar Frontier to add 150 MW of capacity in new fab

Solar Frontier new Tohoku Plant artist rendering

In another sign that the module manufacturing environment is returning to more sure footing, Japanese thin film manufacturer Solar Frontier has announced that it will construct a new fab, with 150 MW nameplate capacity.

Jordan's largest PV plant powered by 1 MW of Trina Solar modules

Amman, Jordan.

The solar power company will supply 4,032 of its Trina Honey modules to the project, to be jointly built by local company Mustakbal Clean Tech and Germany's Phoenix Solar.

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