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Recycled PV materials could possess $15bn value by 2050, finds IRENA, IEA-PVPS report

Recycling PV.

Properly recovered materials from recycled solar PV panels could boast a value of $15 billion by 2050, or enough of an influx of material to produce two billion new panels, suggests a new report.

ABB supplies inverters for 17 MW Israeli plants

The central inverters have successfully fed power to Israel's power distribution network, delivering approximately 26-28 MWh of clean energy a year.

Manz secures 20.8% CIGS cell technology

Dieter Manz, Kay Orgassa of Manz AG.

The Baden-Württemberg Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research (ZSW) has announced the production of a world record efficiency 20.8% CIGS cell. Equipment supplier Manz has secured exclusive rights to the technology in its...

Swaziland to construct 100 MW solar farm

The new $185 million PV installation will be the first of its kind in the southern African nation, generating clean power at $0.12 per kWh.

Solar Frontier delivers 86 MW to Chiyoda for multiple Japan projects

The solar manufacturer has supplied its CIS solar panels for 18 separate installations across Japan, with Chiyoda Corporation performing EPC services.

Dubai switches on its first solar plant, with promise of more to come

The 13 MW PV plant is the first of its kind in the UAE, as the Emirate pledges to reach 1 GW of solar capacity by 2030.

Saudi ARAMCO's KAPSARC solar project to receive Canadian Solar modules

The Chinese solar company will supply 1.78 MW of modules for the project, which is owned by one of the world's largest producers of crude oil.

Canadian Solar panels for Canada's largest solar park

A satellite image of Ontario.

Chinese manufacturer Canadian Solar will supply 445,000 modules and EPC services for the Grand Renewable Solar project. The deal will be worth $301 million to the company.

Qatari government launches 200 MW solar initiative

The country's Ministry of Energy to instigate PV push aimed at exploiting Qatar’s immense solar energy potential.

Inaugural solar co-op project comes online in Toronto, Canada

The city's first community-based solar project – created in collaboration with SolarShare and Bullfrog Power – has begun generation renewable solar energy.

Solutronic insolvency evidence of overcrowded German inverter market, say IHS

Intense price pressure and a rapid decrease in solar inverter shipments has pushed domestic suppliers to the brink, according to analysts.

Belectric USA to install 60 MW of PV in Puerto Rico and California

The combined capacity of 60 MW will be spread over several ground-mounted solar power plants in the U.S. state and Puerto Rico.

Suncore acquires Israeli company ZenithSolar

Suncore Photovoltaic Technology Company Limited, a Chinese-US joint venture that specialises in CPV has acquired Israel-based ZenithSolar, which filed for bankruptcy in June.

New €7 million solar energy research center launched in Wales

Swansea University, with the financial backing of the Welsh government, has launched the Ser Solar Initiative at Baglan Energy Park, which will be chaired by Professor James Durrant.

Batch I guidelines for Phase II of India's National Solar Mission approved

A draft proposal to introduce a change to the payment of the Viability Gap Funding (VGF) assistance announced earlier this month has now been approved.

Canadian Solar commences construction on Canada's largest PV project

The 100 MW Grand Renewable Solar Project in Ontario is being developed by Samsung Renewable Energy and is expected to be operational by 2015.

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