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Huawei edges out SMA as leading global inverter by shipments, finds GTM Research study

The GTM Research report has found that Huawei shipped more inverters in terms of MW than any other supplier in 2015.

The Chinese giant shipped the most inverters in 2015 in terms of MWac, pushing SMA into third place behind Sungrow; positions switched in terms of revenue, with SMA holding on to top spot despite pressure from Huawei and...


Thai FITs for further 1 GW of solar

A PV installation in Thailand.

Thai government announces FIT rates for 200 MW of rooftop solar and 800 MW of community-owned ground mounts. Systems will pay rates over 25, rather than previous ten, years and rooftops must be installed by December.


Mecasolar's tracker sales reflect changing market dynamics

Mecasolar trackers

Mecasolar achieved a record 400 MW in tracker sales in the first half of the year, and while Europe remains its biggest market, the company will soon generate most of its business in other territories.


Long Island Power Authority wants another 100 MW of solar

Long Island Sound.

The success of Long Island's Clean Solar Initiative in New York has sparked plans for second round. The new projects must be 100 kW to 2 MW.


Activ Solar commissions fifth Odessa park

Activ Solar's Bolgrad Solar Park.

Activ Solar is building a 34 MWp Bolgrad Solar Park in Odessa, Ukraine. The project, which will feature 141,000 modules, brings the Austrian company's installed capacity in the region to 180 MWp.


Spain abolishes FITs entirely

Jose Manuel Soria.

The country's new scheme will guarantee only a 'reasonable profitability' for renewable energy plants and that figure will be based on what the government says developers should have paid rather than their actual level of...


Solar thermal scheme is no threat to PV in the UK

Greg Barker.

The U.K.'s renewable heat incentive will rebalance a regime previously skewed towards PV, says the country's trade body, adding that leveling the playing field will enable people to make the right choice and incentivize mixed...


Georgia Power forced to adopt 525 MW more solar

Atlanta, Georgia.

The state's Public Service Commission has accepted a motion to force utility Georgia Power to include an additional 525 MW of solar generation in its forward planning strategy. The agency has sought to ensure PPA payments will...


SoloPower's search for investors moves forward

Thin film solar manufacturer SoloPower has announced that an agreement has been reached with its major secured creditors on a restructuring plan. The company will also move its head office to Portland, Oregon.


UK government to prepare standards for large-scale solar

A UK solar farm.

Commitments to sustainability being drawn up by solar industry may not be enough to address fears over visual impact and loss of agricultural land. STA trade body says problems are caused by incentives which fail to encourage...


Trina Solar supplies 7 MW of modules to UK project

Trina Solar panels.

Load and wind bearing capacity of Trina modules prompts Belgian installer Ikaros Solar to use the Chinese modules for the first time. Goose Willow Farm scheme will use 24,000 Trina panels.


Renesola aims for Japanese expansion

PV Expo Japan 2011.

CEO of Chinese manufacturer says Japan will become company's third biggest market after U.S. and Europe as he announces deal to supply up to 32 MW of modules to Japanese client.


Intersolar North America: positive responses from exhibitors

Fanuc LR Mate assembly robot at Intersolar North America 2013

The second day of the Intersolar North America trade show in San Francisco wound down on Wednesday with upbeat assessments from exhibitors as the event continued its focus on new technologies, products and funding opportunities.


Schmid delivers first TinPad systems

PV equipment manufacturer Schmid Group has delivered the first TinPad systems for mass production and has also successfully attained module certification for cells with tin rear contacts. The system has been delivered to central...


First A credit rating for an Indian solar plant

Astonfield solar park in Gujarat.

Rajasthan project receives A rating by CRISIL, a division of S&P's McGraw Hill Corp.


US: 10 GW PV capacity reached

The solar photovoltaic capacity in the U.S. has now reached the 10 GW milestone. More than 1.8 GW of new solar PV capacity was installed in the first half of this year.


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