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Mobisol approaching 50,000 PV home system installations in East Africa

Mobisol is planing to use drones to deliver home PV systems to distant African communities

Mobisol was awarded as one of the best startups in Europe at Ecosummit 2016. The German company now sells more than 100 PV systems per day.


Samsung and Ontario row back on renewables commitment

Ontario.

Samsung has reduced by C$2 billion its commitment to wind and solar in Ontario. Provincial government denies the move has anything to do with recent WTO ruling against its FIT program's domestic content requirement.


Italian FIT payments to stop in July

The Italian flag.

Subsidy limit of €6.7 billion has been passed triggering a halt to future FIT payments from a point one month after the limit was reached. Italy is the third EU member state to halt its solar incentives.


U.S. opens $135 million clean energy research center

NREL Campus Golden, Colorado

The U.S. Energy Department and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have announced the opening of the Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF), which is focused on utility-scale clean energy grid integration.


EU rules household PV systems exempt from VAT

The European Court of Justice in Luxembourg.

Austrian homeowner successfully argued he should not pay VAT when purchasing the system as it is used as an economic activity. Luxembourg based court agrees that regardless of profit or loss, a system which feeds into a grid for...


JinkoSolar supplies 25 MW of modules to India's first private solar park

Maharashtra.

Chinese manufacturer to supply modules for the project being developed by Indian turnkey provider Enrich Energy in Maharashtra state.


Cupertino Electric builds 30 MW projects in California

Cupertino Electric projects in Huron, California.

The U.S.-based solar installation company Cupertino recently completed two utility-scale solar generation projects totaling 30 MW in Huron, California. The plants are part of Pacific Gas and Electric Company's ambitious 500 MW...


ABB expresses faith in solar

ABB Building

Maxine Ghavi, ABB’s head of solar business, says the company is open for growth opportunities in the solar sector if it makes strategic sense, adding that the global market is expected to grow more than 10% in the coming years.


Intersolar Awards celebrate innovation, European projects

Intersolar Europe 2013

For the sixth year running the Intersolar Awards were presented to the best innovations in the field of photovoltaics and solar thermal technology as well as in the new category of solar projects in Europe.


Intersolar Europe: big on downstream and installers

Intersolar Europe 2013

The first day of the Intersolar Europe trade show in Munich wound down on Wednesday with a clear shift towards more downstream services and away from material suppliers. The booming Japanese market is generating plenty of...


Hanwha Q Cells and Marubeni team up to build solar plant in Japan

Hanwha solar PV

Hanwha Q Cells is supplying modules for Marubeni to construct a large scale solar power plant located in southern Japan.


Intersolar Europe: bright skies but declining size

InterSolar Europe 2013

The 2013 Intersolar Europe trade show opened its doors in Munich on Wednesday with fewer exhibitors and visitors expected for the three-day event.


TSMC records 15.7% champion module

TSMC factory in Taiwan

Taiwanese manufacturer TSMC Solar has recorded a champion module efficiency of 15.7%. The result shows TSMC's rapid efficiency progress, using CIGS technology that it licensed from Silicon Valley firm Stion.


Hanwha SolarOne equips 5 MWp PV park in India

Hanwha SolarOne modules shipping

Korean module provider Hanwha SolarOne has provided more than 20,000 modules to equip construction of a PV park project in southeastern India.


Lark Energy to build 100 MW of solar PV farms in the U.K.

Lark Energy 34 MW farm Leicestershire

Lark Energy has secured planning permission for 100 MW of solar parks in the U.K. The company, which will take the lead role in the engineering, procurement and construction of most of the sites, recently completed the...


Kyocera to develop 30 MW solar projects across Japan

Kyocera Yasu facility

Kyocera has signed a major contract to supply and construct 30 MW of solar installations throughout Japan.


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