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Singulus Technologies AG aims hopes at solar industry after reducing loses in 2015

Singulus Tenuis tool

After a tough couple of years for the PV equipment supplier, 2015 represented a slight turn around in fortunes for the German company, as it narrowed its net loses and put plans in place for a debt restructuring.


Canadian Solar sells four utility-scale solar power plants

Canadian Solar subsidiary Canadian Solar Solutions has sold four utility-scale solar power plants totaling 38.5 MW to independent renewable power producer BluEarth. Construction of these plants will begin this year and commercial...


First Solar to develop a 50 MW solar plant in New Mexico

Photovoltaics solutions provider First Solar has been granted a power purchase agreement to develop a 50 MW solar plant in the state of New Mexico in the U.S. El Paso Electric Power will purchase the electricity generated by the...


Cyprus to fund 2,000 PV households via net metering

Cyprus solar PV system

Cyprus will fund rooftop PV system installations for 2,000 low-income households via the country's net metering program.


Mixed reactions from the industry on anti-dumping duties [updated]

The European Commission announced its decision to push forth with the anti-dumping duties on Chinese PV imports into Europe yesterday (Tuesday) despite the wide opposition across the solar sector and the EU member states. 11.8%...


TÜV Rheinland launches new power rating suite

TÜV Rheinland

The TÜV Rheinland Photovoltaic Testing Laboratory has launched a new testing service for PV modules to provide certified performance assessments under a broad range of outdoor environmental conditions.


South Africa: 96 MW Jasper project financing successfully closed

A consortium consisting of SolarReserve, the Kensani Group, and Intikon Energy has successfully closed project financing for the Jasper Solar Energy Project, a 96MW solar photovoltaic project. The project is located in the...


US: Three renewable energy projects approved in Arizona and Nevada

U.S. Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell has announced the approval of three major renewable energy projects that are expected to deliver up to 520MW to the electricity grid. The projects are also expected to generate more than...


Trina Solar equips Prosolia’s 10.5 MW UK projects [updated]

Trina Solar PV module production

Trina Solar Limited has provided Spanish PV group Prosolia Energía with 10.5 MW of PV modules for two projects in the U.K. as the two companies look to continue their collaboration.


First class solar plan for Japanese postal service

A Japanese solar rooftop array.

The Japanese postal service has announced it will join the 'Abenomic' revolution by installing solar PV on the rooftops of 286 post offices across the nation.


Smart grid demo is a Salem trial to be happy about

Salem, Oregon.

5 MW Salem smart grid is part of U.S. Energy Department's Pacific Northwest project and will test renewables integration, energy storage and demand-response technology.


EUROBAT releases reports on batteries for smart grids and rural electrification

The Association of European Automotive and Industrial Battery Manufacturers or EUROBAT have published two papers highlighting the specific advantages of using battery solutions to support smart grid and rural electrification...


Canadian Solar to build 30 MW plant in China

Shawn Qu.

Chinese solar manufacturer Canadian Solar has announced the signing of an RMB270 million (US$40 million) loan facility to build a 30 MW solar project in western China as it continues its downstream focus.


Despite falling FITs: GP Joule focuses on France

GP Joule plant at Pompogne.

German renewables company GP Joule announces intent to build more than 100 MW of new solar capacity in southern France.


Google invests $10m in South African solar project

A South African PV rooftop.

Google director Rick Needham has revealed the search engine giant has invested ZAR103 million (US$10 million) in the Jasper Power Project.


Phoenix Solar completes a floating photovoltaic system in Singapore

Phoenix Solar has launched a floating photovoltaic system in Singapore. The system of 5 kWp capacity has been installed in the Pond Gardens of Bishan Park and donated by REC Module Pte Ltd.


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