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UK solar leaders launch comprehensive commercial rooftop PV guide

Commercial solar rooftop installation.

PV booklet produced by the U.K.'s BRE National Solar Centre and the Renewable Energy Association sets out pathways for greater uptake of commercial rooftop solar nationwide.

Chaori default yet to hit Chinese rivals


There was no sign of the rout from Chinese shares predicted by some commentators after Chaori Solar's default was confirmed on Friday. Any hangover from the weekend should be noticeable when the U.S. exchanges open this afternoon.

22 MW Philippines solar park spurring local PV market

San Carlos City PV plant, Philippines.

Construction work at the largest solar park in the Philippines is making good progress, with a nationwide ripple effect expected.

Canadian Solar receives C$48 million financing

Ontario, Canada.

Manufacturer’s Life Insurance Company provides funding for solar company's Val Caron PV project in Ontario.

ReneSola modules power 11.7 MW Italy PV plant

ReneSola HQ, China.

The solar company's high-efficiency modules have been chosen for Italy's Ferrara Aranova PV project.

Arbor Green brings solar to affordable housing

The U.S. flag.

Low-income families can save up to 80% of monthly utility costs at the community developed by the Affirmed Housing Group and the City of Carson. Rooftop PV will offset almost the energy created in the new homes.

US posts record year for solar in 2013

A Solar City rooftop installation.

GTM Research and the SEIA predict a further 6 GW of installations in 2014. But GlobalData sounds warning note over importance of support mechanisms as Obama prepares to withdraw ITC.

Ghana finalizes plans for 155 MW solar park

Nzema solar plant.

Local company will team with U.K. consortium to develop the PV plant, with work due to commence in September.

SMA, Danfoss join forces, form major converter alliance

SMA solar inverter production

The new European powerhouse merges leading inverter and automated drive technologies while looking to expand global operations in a bold move that signals confidence in the solar sector.

Consolidation grips solar EPC sector

Desert Sunlight, First Solar

Changing market dynamics and shrinking state incentive programs led to larger players grabbing a bigger share of the EPC pie last year while medium-sized integrators struggled with the increasing burden of cost.

Solar leads pack in new US generation capacity

A solar project in the U.S.

Solar led the charge of renewables which accounted for over 99% of new electrical generation capacity installed in the US last month. But despite providing 287 MW of the 324 MW added in January, solar still represents only 0.7%...

SunPower signs three-year new home deal

A SunPower residential solar system.

US manufacturer SunPower will supply household systems for Meritage Homes over the next three years. Meritage says that should amount to more than 2,000 rooftop systems.

Solar renaissance is under way, says IHS

SMA Sunny Boy inverter manufacture.

Production capacity investments by Canadian Solar and SunPower will be the first of many, predicts IHS. The market research company is also predicting microinverters will start to gain traction this year.

Juwi to develop 10 MW Texan project

El Paso, Texas.

German developer juwi has signed a 30-year PPA for a 10 MW solar project with utility El Paso Electric Company. The project is set to be generating in December.

Meyer Burger, CSEM partner on Swiss heterojunction technology project

Heterojunction silicon technology offers a higher level of efficiency than standard cells and a simpler production process. It also boasts remarkable temperature characteristics and low-cost mass production of PV modules.

New in-roof system may offer mounting solution for renovated buildings

Renusol's in-roof InterSole system

Residential rooftop solar systems are getting a new look from Dutch construction company BAM Woningbouw and German manufacturer Renusol.

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