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IHS: Growing tracker market reached 4 GW in 2014

Nextracker array.

Tracker application is growing fast, with IHS finding that 4 GW of tracker installations were installed in 2014, representing growth of more than 60%. Array Technologies remains the market leader however it is losing market share.

Solarpack completes 2 Spanish PV parks

Spain 5.75MW solar photovoltaic park by Solarpack

Solarpack has finished work on two photovoltaic parks worth 12 megawatts (MW) in the Caceres region of Spain.

SolarCity and Merrill Lynch agree financing terms for over $1 billion project

Showing support for the "long term viability" of distributed solar, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and SolarCity have agreed to the terms of financing for SolarCity’s over USD$1 billion residential solar program.

North American PV market at crossroads

First Solar 80 MW photovolataic thin film installation Sarnia, Canada

According to new research, the 2011 North American photovoltaic market is projected to grow 101 percent on 2010, with demand likely to reach 2.2 gigawatts (GW) by year end. However, due to factors such as declining incentives and...

Germany: saferay and Canadian Solar work on 8.5 MW plant

saferay solar photovoltaic park in Germany

Work is underway on an 8.5 megawatt (MW) solar plant in Germany’s Lindenhof, located near Neubrandenburg.

Construction on 550 MW Topaz Solar Farm underway

First Solar's 80 MW Sarnia thin film photovoltaic plant in Ontario

First Solar has begun construction on its 550 megawatt (MW) Topaz Solar Farm, in San Luis Obispo County, California.

Germany: Millionth PV system grid connected

Germany's one millionth photovoltaic system is located on the roof of the Institute for Sports Equipment Research and Development in Berlin

The one millionth photovoltaic system has been connected to Germany’s grid, according to the country’s solar industry association, BSW-Solar.

Panasonic plans 300 MW Malaysian solar factory

Kulim, Keddah, Malaysia

Global electronics giant, Panasonic Corporation has unveiled plans to open a 300 megawatt (MW) vertically-integrated solar manufacturing facility in Malaysia.

European Commission supports Desertec-Medgrid MOU

Morocco flags

The signature of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Desertec Industry Initiative (Dii) and Medgrid, under which the development of renewable energies will be promoted in the EU and countries in the Southern...

Serbia plans 1 GW, €2 billion solar park

Serbian countryside

The Republic of Serbia and Securum Equity Partners have signed a framework agreement, under which they intend to realize a one gigawatt (GW) solar park in Serbia.

NRG acquires Solar Power Partners

Solar Power Partners Fresno Airport solar photovoltaic installation

NRG Energy has acquired Solar Power Partners for an undisclosed sum, thus adding 30 megawatts (MW) worth of distributed solar projects to its roughly two gigawatt (GW) portfolio.

Activ Solar adds further 20 MW to Perovo solar project

Phase III of Activ Solar's photvoltaic Perovo park

Activ Solar has completed another 20 megawatt (MW) phase of its second Ukrainian solar park, just two and a half weeks after its last 20 MW announcement.

Germany: FDP looking to cap PV market at one GW

Conergy Tarp solar photovoltaic park in Germany

The German Liberal Party (FDP) leader is looking to place a one gigawatt (GW) cap on solar subsidies. Federal Minister for the Environment Röttgen has swiftly rejected the demand, however. He has also said he wishes to preserve...

China: GCL-Poly and CGN to work on one GW solar project

Datong City, China at sunset

GCL-Poly Limited and CGN Solar Energy Development Co. Ltd. have entered into a cooperative framework agreement under which a one gigawatt (GW) solar project is expected to be realized.

Diversification and integration keys to surviving solar shakeout

Solar photovoltaic installation on a remote island with very blue sky

In a new solar study, Bank Sarasin has named the five companies most likely to survive the current market shakeout, and identified those which are set to fail. International diversification and vertical integration are the...

UK: JinkoSolar supplies PV modules to 14 MW worth of projects

UK flag

JinkoSolar has supplied 14 megawatts (MW) worth of its photovoltaic modules to photovoltaic projects carried out by AEE Renewables plc and EPC Graess Solartechnik in the U.K.

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