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Suntech to upgrade entire production to four busbar modules

Suntech 4-busbar module

Ranked as a top tier module by Germany's VDE Institute, Suntech's four busbar module generates more power and offers increased efficiency.


Suntech strengthens South Africa presence with new storage warehouse

Cape Town.

Facility will hold 500 kW of modules initially, rising to 1 MW later this year as the Chinese solar company ups its presence in sub-Saharan Africa.


Solar Trade Association launches STA Scotland

PV installation in Scotland by Renusol.

New trade body will work closely with the Scottish government to advise on the benefits of solar power north of the border.


Global EV market reaches 740,000 cars, new study finds

BMW i3 production.

Analysis by the Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research (ZSW) reveals 320,000 new electric vehicle registrations in 2014 as car battery suppliers hit $2.17 billion in revenue.


Chinese solar storage sector set for 14% growth annually to 2018

Solar battery storage system.

Study by RnRMarketResearch forecasts Chinese solar battery market to total 65 GW by 2018, with annual growth averaging 14% as solar and storage industries converge.


IHS: Global single-axis tracker revenues to reach $2 billion in 2019

Exosun solar trackers

In 2015 single-axis tracker installations will exceed fixed-tilt installations in the Americas for the first time, according to the research group.


Kyocera expands storage offering in Germany

Kyocera facility

The leading Japanese battery provider is teaming up with domestic players Energetik and Solare Datensysteme to launch a new residential energy storage solution in Germany.


GTM Research identifies 120 home energy vendors for US market

The smart home energy management space is being driven in the North America by 120 vendors.

Report assesses the burgeoning home energy market in North America and identifies those companies most likely to impact how consumers manage their energy in the future.


Enel breaks ground on 230 MW of South African projects

The Limpopo region of South Africa.

Italian developer has started work on three of the four solar projects awarded it under a 2013 tender. Work is proceeding despite the struggles of utility Eskom to accommodate new projects in its grid.


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Onlookers in the U.K. enjoy today's solar eclipse, which was billed as an unprecedented test for Europe's power grids.

The solar eclipse was on everybody's lips as expectant eyes turned to Italy and Germany to see how the grids would cope, while elsewhere it was a tale of R&D breakthroughs, bold solar targets and even a dramatic fire.


As it happened: Germany's grid grapples with solar eclipse

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With bright blue skies overhead and with over 38 GW of PV capacity currently connected to Germany's grids, today's solar eclipse was always going to be a test. pv magazine live-blogged throughout the historic event, see how it...


JinkoSolar to supply 75 MW of panels to Arizona solar project

Fort Bowie, Cochise.

Swinerton Renewable Energy's Red Horse 2 solar and wind project, in the town of Cochise, Arizona, will utilize 248,750 JinkoSolar modules, the developer has confirmed.


MNRE presses all Indian states to define their own solar policy

Indian solar plant.

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy urges each of India's states to present clear policies for solar energy to the government.


China dispatch: mixed views on whether new 2015 goal can be realized

A PV power plant.

There have been mixed responses to the question as to whether China can achieve its ambitious goal to realize 17.8 GW of PV in 2015. Some insiders call for structural reform of downstream segment to meet increased expectations.


SPI signs joint venture for 50 MW of floating PV projects

Infratech's floating PV plant.

The Chinese PV developer will partner with Aqua Clean Energy on the co-development of floating PV projects in four U.S. states as well as Mexico.


Saudi Aramco turns to PV to 'displace hydrocarbons' from electricity generation

A solar array at the Saudi Aramco building.

The world's biggest energy company Saudia Aramco has turned to PV as a key technology to reduce its power consumption at its "nonindustrial" facilities. The company has indicated the move will "displace hydrocarbons that could be...


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