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JA Solar hits 7 GW of mono PV module shipments

Module inspection at JA Solar fab.

The past ten years have seen the Chinese Tier-1 solar company ship more than 7 GW of monocrystalline PV modules globally, data shows.


India: Suzlon and CLP create JV for 100 MW solar project in Telangana

Telangana.

Indian clean energy firm Suzlon welcomes CLP India partnership on the 100 MW Veltoor solar PV project, which will produce solar energy for Telangana Southern Power Distribution Company Limited.


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.


JA Solar supplies modules for 11 MW Egyptian solar-diesel hybrid project

The River Nile.

Chinese module producer provides high efficiency panels for the hybrid project in Egypt's Red Sea, which is the largest of its type in North Africa.


A question of quality for European module manufacturers

Automation at Aleo Solar in Prenzlau.

In the run-up to the third pv magazine quality roundtable at Intersolar Europe, we report on a survey of European manufacturers about strategy and quality. The question is, what makes Made in Europe attractive to buyers looking...


Ameresco completes 18 MW-DC PV plant on former Army waste site in Maryland

The new plant is one of the largest on the U.S. East Coast, and will help meet both federal and site-specific renewable energy goals.


Egypt and Jordan: solar tenders shuffle onwards

Solar in Jordan.

There is increasing solar PV activity in both countries, with the latest news concerning two flagship PV projects in Egypt and Jordan, each totaling 200 MW.


The pv magazine weekly news digest

Solar panel in the sunshine.

In a week shaped by three pivotal reports that each forecast a bright future for solar, there was still a reminder of the industry's unforgiving landscape for companies that fail to move with the times, and markets.


Canadian Solar to invest $23m in 350 MW Brazil module fab

Sao Paulo, Brazil.

The Chinese solar firm will spend 80 million reais on the facility, which is to be located in Sao Paulo's Sorocaba and boast an annual module production capacity of 350 MW.


British retailer M&S to crowdfund GBP 1.2m community solar venture

Installation of M&S's 6.1 MW solar array in the East Midlands.

The famous U.K. store has created a new M&S Energy Society, which has partnered with not-for-profit Energy4All to develop the crowdfunding solar scheme. The target is to raise GBP 1.23 million.


Solarunited to realign industry focus at Intersolar Europe-EUPVSEC conference

Members of SOLARUNITED.

Formerly the International PV Equipment Association (IPVEA), Solarunited has said it will transform into a Global PV Technology & Industry Association at the show.


TerniEnergia awarded EPC contract for 34 MW solar plant in Zambia

Lusaka, Zambia, at dusk. Image by Rik Dekker.

The Italian smart energy company will be taking care of the EPC activities for the project that was awarded under the World Bank’s “Scaling Solar” program, which saw record low prices for the sale of electricity generated by...


New 50 MW module production facility operational in Kosovo

City center, Pristina, Kosovo.

The facility was developed by German company J. v. G. Thoma and its subsidiary J. v. G. Jaha Energy in Pristina, Kosovo, and will look to supply the growing solar market in the region.


A booming solar equipment market is benefiting German manufacturers

Singulus Technologies Tenuis tool.

A report from the German Engineering Federation shows that incoming orders for PV manufacturing equipment have more than doubled in Germany since the same period last year, which has mainly been driven by an increase in demand...


Electrovaya to supply EUR199 million worth of battery modules for residential energy storage

Battery storage technology. Images Mirco Sieg.

The Canada-based company announced the signing of a Letter of Intent with a “major Original Equipment Manufacturer” for delivery of its lithium-ion battery modules, as the market heats up.


Burnt out, incompatible connectors

Black sheep campaign: PV panel manufacturers selling plug connectors as MC4 compatible is nothing unusual. Two operators who have installed such modules are now struggling with lost insurance coverage and fires.


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