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Construction on 7 MW Ohio energy storage facility slated for mid-October

The solar+storage facility is located in Minster, Ohio

Construction on a 7 MW solar energy storage facility in Ohio is scheduled to begin this month, with completion expected next February. It will be tied to a PV plant, which will be online by the end of the year. The decision to...

SolarMax producing PV inverters again

SolarMax has been producing inverters since September in Bayern

The SolarMax Group has begun production of its solar PV inverters once again, having transferred operations from Switzerland to Germany. Expansion is on the cards.

Canadian Solar to build 47 MW PV plant in Japan

Canadian Solar will equip the solar project with its PV modules

Canadian Solar Inc. has signed an agreement with Mashiki Town and Kumamoto Prefecture to build a 47 MW solar PV plant. It is scheduled for completion in 2017.

GCL contracts Power China Beijing for 50 MW PV project

The solar PV project will be installed in China’s Jiangxi Province

Yugan GCL has signed Power China Beijing up for EPC services for a 50 MW solar PV project in China’s Jiangxi Province. The contract is worth US$69.6 million.

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Fraunhofer solar cell research.

The race for solar panel efficiency heats up, SunEdison goes for a more streamlined model, Europe wants to nip the MIP in the bud, and Germany lends a helping hand to India.

Solar Decathlon kicks off amidst NREL layoffs

The U.S. Energy Department's Solar Decathlon kicks off Oct. 8, 2015

As international university teams compete on innovative solar home designs, the U.S. Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory, which has been instrumental in organizing the popular challenge, is facing increasing...

China increases solar installation target for 2015

20 MW Golmud PV plant

The country's National Energy Administration is requiring new projects to be completed by the end of 2015 and connected to the grid by the end of June next year, a move that has led to increased installations for the year.

IRENA calls for energy roadmaps to integrate renewables

"Power sector transformation should focus on a transition of the system as a whole, and not treat the integration of renewable power generation as a separate issue."

IRENA has released a new report outlining measures for the development of national roadmaps to assist in the transition to renewables in a country’s power grid. Policy makers will need play a central role in successfully...

Australia drops anti-dumping case against Chinese solar firms

Solar installation, Australia.

Australian Anti-Dumping Commission recommended the investigation be terminated in April having found only negligible injury or hindrance caused to the Australian PV industry.

SkyPower agrees $1bn deal to build 500 MW of solar in Panama

Kerry Adler of SkyPower meets with Panama President Juan Carlos Valera to discuss plans to develop 500 MW of solar PV capacity in the country.

Canadian solar developer announces another large-scale solar agreement, this time with Panama President Juan Carlos Varela, to develop 500 MW of solar power over the next five years.

Abraaj Group, Aditya Birla partner on solar in India

Delhi, India

The global equity investor and the Indian multinational are looking to develop a gigawatt-scale solar energy platform in the country.

Solar Frontier tapped to supply 14 MW projects in Indiana

Solar Frontier production facility

The leading CIS solar energy solutions provider -- a subsidiary of Japanese oil and gas giant Showa Shell Sekiyu -- continues to expand its U.S. footprint with two new plants in the Midwest. Built by Vaughn Industries, the...

Vector Cuatro acquires 83 MW in UK

Vector Cuatro solar PV assets

The newly acquired assets in Britain add to Vector Cuatro's growing portfolio of solar PV plants under management in three continents and already exceeding a total of 980 MW.

All Energy 2015: Evolving diesel gensets clear path for PV mining applications

Mining solar

Low loads diesel gensets could open the way for higher levels of solar PV deployment at mine sites. A new study has revealed how the modified gensets can buffer solar arrays in the resource sector, saving energy costs for mine...

All Energy 2015: Enphase partners with Genesis for NZ storage trial

AC battery.

New Zealand's largest gas and electricity utility Genesis Energy will trial Enphase Energy's new storage system as part of the U.S. microinverter specialist's Home Energy Solution.

From the Mag: A selection of stories from the October issue

100% solar powered.

Following a vibrant Solar Power International exhibition, pv magazine investigates the deepening relationship between U.S. utilities and the solar industry, plus Australia and home storage are also in the spotlight.

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