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IEA PVPS: 177 GW of PV installed worldwide

Japanese PV rooftop

With 38.7 GW installed globally last year, solar PV capacity has reached 177 GW worldwide, according to a new report by the International Energy Agency Photovoltaic Power System Programme (IEA PVPS).


NEXTracker to supply 16 MW Buenavista project in Mexico

Chihuahua, Mexico

The Los Santos power plant in Chihuahua state is one of the largest tracker installations to date in the country.


Jema to deliver inverters for 350 MW project in Mexico, plans new fab

Queretaro, Mexico

Jema Energy will deliver inverters for two large-scale solar parks in Northern Mexico. The company will also open a factory in Central Mexico, where it will produce devices for small and large-scale solar installations.


Solar developers flocking to Egypt

Nile River, Egypt

An increasing number of international developers are investing billions in solar projects in the country, including three Saudi-led projects aiming to construct 5.5 GW of PV capacity across the country.


Dyesol finds financing for perovskite PV tech fab in Turkey

Dyesol image

The leading Australian dye solar cell technology company has received support from the Development Bank of Turkey, which is considering taking an equity stake in the group. Dyesol is looking to build a 600 MW fab in the country.


Solar leases can deter homebuyers, claim

A SolarCity rooftop installation.

LA Times report highlights problems leased solar rooftops can cause when selling a home. Buyers may fear they will fail credit checks to take over the lease.


The pv magazine weekly news digest

Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson.

The world's drivers are plugging in, Norway and Germany are plugging in, Hanergy is certainly not propping up and Australia is bolting together.


SolarEdge goes public, begins trading as SEDG

Today's unveiling of SolarEdge's IPO at the NASDAQ in New York.

The Israeli power optimizer specialist has today gone public on the NASDAQ, announces pricing of its initial public offering.


Innotech Solar files for insolvency

Innotech Solar cell fab in Halle, Germany

Innotech CEO: "We are convinced that leading cell companies will have huge interest in our optimization process."


Europe's solar market declined 36% in 2014, says EPIA

Italian PV array.

Global growth took the solar market to 40 GW overall, but Europe supplied just 7 GW of that final figure, with the U.K. the only bright spot.


Egypt-SIA examines solar goals, market conditions

Nile, Aswan, Egypt

In a new report, the Egypt Solar Industry Association looks at the current state of the country's ambitious solar development plans, including an overview of government policy, the country's feed-in tariff program and...


UK: Solar grows 93% in 2014 as renewables overtake nuclear

UK solar farm.

Renewable energy generated 19.2% of the U.K.'s electricity in 2014, government figures show, surpassing nuclear generation for the first time ever.


Sunlabob Renewable Energy receives $2.1 million investment

Kiribati.

The Laos-based renewable energy developer has secured impact investment to aid the expansion of its off-grid electrification program.


Meyer Burger narrows loss, increases revenue, orders in 2014

Meyer Burger head quarters, Thun, Switzerland

The bankruptcy of U.S. company GT Advanced Technologies left a serious dent in Meyer Burger's bottom line after the Swiss group was left sitting on a number of machine and diamond wire materials orders that it ultimately wrote...


SMA posts considerable losses for 2014

SMA inverter installation.

German inverter manufacturer blames poor market and heavy price pressure for losses, guidance for 2015 forecast to be far brighter.


Costa Rica powered 100% by renewables so far this year

The ICE's Cachi Hydroelctric Plant in Cartago, Costa Rica.

The Central American nation has not had to use fossil fuel power plants to produce electricity from January through March, due mainly to hydropower.


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