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Boris Johnson.

A week shaped by the shadow of Brexit and the aftermath of a successful Intersolar Europe exhibition still managed to write headlines unconnected to the two.


Sharp to up Asian cell supply, eyes European market re-entry

Sharp solar hq.

The solar arm of Japanese electronics giant Sharp will, according to local media reports, seek to boost its solar cell business in the Philippines and Indonesia while also re-launching its panel business in Europe.


German solar slump continues, 100 MW installed in May

German flag

Germany's slumping PV market shows no signs of a turnaround, with only 100 MW of PV being installed in May. 3,100 solar systems were grid connected in Germany during the month, with the country crawling past the significant 40 GW...


Interview: Phelan says it is ideally placed to pick up 350 MW Sweihan project

World Future Energy summit.

Just days after Masdar and EDF stepped forward as one of the seven shortlisted consortia to develop the 350 MW Sweihan PV project in Abu Dhabi, the Phelan Energy Group argues that its track record in realizing large projects in...


France rolls out solar tenders for 20 GW by 2023

Solar in Paris.

French environment and energy minister Segolene Royal greenlights raft of new tenders for solar energy, including a three-fold increase in installed PV capacity, eyeing 20 GW by 2023.


Neo Solar Power: High-density solar modules on their way

pv magazine's Jonathan Gifford meets NSP Neo Solar Power’s senior vice president Alex Wen.

Video: pv magazine’s Jonathan Gifford met with NSP Neo Solar Power’s senior vice president Alex Wen to discuss NSP’s transformation from solely a cell manufacturer into module manufacturing and downstream development.


Positive PV outlook from EU PVSEC

1,742 participants from 73 countries assembled at the EU PVSEC conference in Munich.

The 21st century was lauded as the "solar photovoltaic century" at this year's EU PVSEC as excitement builds within the industry and big capacity increases are forecasted.


Every little helps for California's PV deployment

Urban Solar is now supplying solar powered LED lighting at bus stops in San Francisco. (PRNewsFoto/Urban Solar)

California is leading the way with inventive ways to deploy solar technology, as not only will San Francisco’s bus stops be lit up with solar lanterns, but the HERO program has hit another major milestone, making energy savings...


Coal India to implement 200 MW solar project

Solar is competing with coal in India

India’s largest coal miner has reached an agreement with Solar Energy Corporation of India to develop the 200 MW PV project in Madhya Pradesh, as the mining giant continues to make strides into the clean energy market.


Dow Elastomers expects rise in demand for new encapsulant materials

Michael Shoemaker describes the projected power density increases offered by Dow Elastomer's new polyolefin encapsulants.

Video: Michael Shoemaker, Global Strategic Marketing Manager for The Dow Chemical Company, talks encapsulants with pv magazine's Ian Clover, highlighting what technological advancements Dow Elastomers is bringing to the market.


Coveme: Pushing boundaries on bifacial modules

Jonathan Gifford interviewing Coveme's Alessandro Anderlini at Intersolar Europe.

pv magazine's Jonathan Gifford caught up with Coveme Division Manager Photovoltaic, Alessandro Anderlini, at Intersolar Europe to get an update on the Italian company's latest innovations and to get his perspectives on the...


IDB finances 54 MW merchant solar project in Chile

Solairedirect’s project is one of the few merchant solar projects to be built to date.


20 MW under construction in Senegal; 600 MW more in sub-Saharan Africa by 2020

Solar array in Dakar, Senegal. Image by Elena Pisano.

Global private equity firm Denham Capital and African renewable energy investment company GreenWish announced a partnership to develop, build and finance a portfolio of 600 MW of renewable energy projects across sub-Saharan...


KfW Development Bank to fund two floating solar projects in India

Floating solar park in London

The German-based development bank has agreed to build the projects as part of a study to assess the potential of floating parks within India, and to show the technical practicality of large-scale solar.


Two new EPC contracts for SPI Energy in China

Badain Jaran temple in western Inner Mongolia. Image by Sjoerd van Oort.

The Shanghai-based PV solutions provider signed the two contracts for projects totaling 62 MW once they are completed, which adds to their growing reputation and presence in China.


GameChange Solar secures orders for 158 MW of racking in North Carolina

The company expects order for 500 MW of projects in the state during 2016, which will bring its total to over 1 GW this year.


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