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CSUN Turkey ships 39 MW of solar module to France

Languedoc-Roussillon, Southern France

Third Step France will deploy the modules at eight utility-scale projects in Southern France. Chine Sunergy expects to win futrther projects in Europe thanks to its recently opened module fab in Turkey.


UC Davis to build largest PV installation in University of California system

UC Davis, California

Built and owned by Sunpower, the project is designed to generate 33 million kilowatt hours of electricity per year, compared to total campus electricity use of 228 million kilowatt hours in 2013-14.


EPIA backs WTO environmental free trade agreement

European Commission.

The European Photovoltaic Industry Association says it supports free trade of all solar products, and urges quick conclusion of WTO solar trade dispute.


EU PVSEC: imec calls for greater focus on PV systems

EU PVSEC 2014 panel

Belgian PV and battery research group imec called for PV researchers to renew their focus on optimizing PV systems as the first full day of the EU PVSEC conference and trade show drew to a close on Tuesday in Amsterdam.


Japan poised to top 8 GW solar installations this year

Mount Fuji, Japan.

Government-driven incentives will see Japan add 5.1 GW of PV in the second half of the year, say analysts GlobalData.


SMA takes over operational management of Canada's largest PV plant

Kingston Solar LP's 140 MW plant in Kingston Ontario, run by SMA

The leading German inverter manufacturere continues to expand its O&M operations in North America as it seeks to take a leading position as a one-stop shop for multi-megawatt PV power plants.


IKEA to broaden solar panel sales beyond UK

IKEA store.

The Swedish furniture retailer is to sell solar panels in eight more countries following a successful pilot scheme in the UK.


SunEdison to install solar PV micro-grids in 54 remonte Indian villages

Offgrid village in India

As part of the SunEdison Eradication of Darkness (SEED) initiative, the company will provide solar power to nearly 8,000 people and provide grants for farmers to buy solar water pumps.


24 MW solar project under construction in Honduras

With the Pavana Solar Park, Honduras has reached 74 MW of solar PV under construction, giving it a leading position in Central America. GTM Research says that this is only the beginning for the region.


Innotech Solar acquires Tripod Energy, Italian PV assets

Tripod Energy's 1 MW Natale PV project, Italy

The Scandinavian-German PV module maker says the acquisition will strengthen its cash position and provide reliable operating revenues from the two PV plants Italy.


SunPower produces one billionth solar cell

SunPower e20 PV module.

The US solar company's production milestone follows announcement of a new 350 MW manufacturing facility.


German PV equipment sales up 39% in first six months

Teamtechnik Stringer TT 1200

Booming business in Asian is driving sales in the sector, which is also seeing increased momentum from the U.S. and emerging markets, the German Engineering Federation reports.


The pv magazine weekly news round-up

The Bee Gees.

Good news from Italy and India, astonishing news about sunlight levels and the solar cell coming to a printer near you but it's all too late for one US state. We should have listened to Barry...


Spanish developer connects third UK project

Tiers Cross, South Wales.

Sevilla company Bester Generacion has connected its Tiers Cross project. The 28 MW scheme, in South Wales, created 200 local jobs.


Solar microinverter, power optimizer market to surpass $1 billion in 2018

Enphase PV microinverter

Key markets like the U.S., the U.K. and Australia are driving demand for module-level power electronics, according to IHS. The market has already grown to more than $300 million.


Rural electrification set to transform Asia-Pacific microgrid market

PV system, Philippines

The proliferation of microgrids in Asia-Pacific has been encouraged by rural electrification programs in developing countries, and the establishment of commercial microgrids in developed nations, according to Frost & Sullivan.


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