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SunPower to provide direct service for homeowners in New York

Now New Yorkers have an opportunity to buy solar systems directly from the manufacturer

SunPower closes a partnership with The Solar Program to offer homeowners in New York a possibility to purchase or lease solar panels directly from the manufacturer.

Global PV inverter market shakeout and geographical shifts expected, says GTM

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European photovoltaic inverter manufacturers see their profits shrink as low-cost Asian players gain ground, according to a new report released by GTM Research. Increased competition is also coming from diversified giants.

SolarWorld interested in Bosch's solar production

SolarWorld CEO Frank Asbeck has told Germany's Handelsblatt that the company is interested in a part of Bosch's solar cell production unit.

Japan: PV on the ascent, but nuclear power uncertainty remains

The Japanese Ministry for Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) has announced that the total combined renewable energy capacity between April 2012 and January 2013 has reached 1,394 MW. Photovoltaic capacity alone accounted for...

SDG&E signs three PV PPAs worth 47 MW

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San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) has signed three solar PPAs for a total of 47 MW.

California: New group formed to defend net metering

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A coalition of solar companies and physicians has been formed in California, to push back against utility company attempts to wind back net metering for solar customers.

New solar policies in India expected to increase demand; help improve margins

ty map of India, as of March 20.

According to Bridge to India, close to 1.5 GW of PV projects are currently under development in India. It forecasts that over 1 GW of new capacity will be installed this year. Meanwhile, 2014 is expected to see new installations ...

250 MW PV plant planned for Spain

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An autonomous community of western Spain, Extremadura has received an official proposal to build a 250 MW photovoltaic plant in the Royanejos municipal.

Clenergy plans 300 MW PV project for China

Lijiang Town China

Clenergy has announced it will develop 300 MW worth of photovoltaic power plants in China’s Lijiang city by the end of 2015 together with CGN Solar Energy.

Saudi Arabia: 50 monitoring stations planned for solar

Saudi Arabia has turned to the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) for training and expertise. Together with NREL and its partner Battelle, more than 50 monitoring station to gauge and predict...

Solimpeks working on 500 kW Turkish PV plant

Burdur, Turkey

Solimpeks subsidiary, Seiso is currently working on a 500 kW photovoltaic rooftop plant in Turkey. It is expected to be one of the biggest projects of its kind in the country, when completed next month.

Thin film opportunities as PV downturn draws to a close

Thin film forum 2013, photovoltaics, solar energy

Despite the declining market share of thin film technologies in global photovoltaics, as the market emerges from the current downturn, opportunities will present in various niches. This was one of the key messages delivered by...

ADB makes $85 million available for Thai PV projects

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The Asian Development Bank has announced it will make US$85 million available for the construction of three photovoltaic projects in Thailand, worth 57 MW.

17 MW AZ Sun PV facility dedicated

Don Brandt (L) and Arizona Corporation Commissioner Gary Pierce at the 17 MW photovoltaic facility.

The first phase of a 35 MW photovoltaic facility has been dedicated by the Arizona Public Service Co. and AMEC. It is the fifth such facility to come online under the AZ Sun Program.

Austria: New subsidy system for PV

Austria started its subsidy round for PV power plants on Friday. A total budget of €36 million has been set aside. With this budget more than 24,000 power plants with a total capacity of 115 MW are expected to be developed.

El Salvador to build 14 MW plant

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The government of El Salvador is gearing up to build a 14 MW photovoltaic plant with financial help from German state bank KfW. It is expected to be the largest system of its kind, when complete.

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