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IEA unveils new PV goals: correction

EU PVSEC 2014 panel.

The International Energy Agency has unveiled a new roadmap for solar technologies. Compared to previous roadmaps, this latest scenario suggests twice as much electricity globally via PV.


Heliatek raises €18 million from investors

Heliatek organic solar film production

A group of high-profile investors led by BMW heir and entrepreneur Stefan Quandt are supporting the German organic solar film manufacturer's market entry in the BIPV and automotive sectors.


Shunfeng shareholder Cheng Kin Ming unveils growth plans, 50 GW RE target

Cheng Kin Ming, APRD chairman, Shunfeng's main shareholder

The chairman of Asia Pacific Resources Development Investment and Shunfeng’s main shareholder has outlined his vision for the Age of Green Cities at the Next Generation Solar PV Finance event in New York. Cheng will attend the...


OPDE given green light for 10.8 MW UK solar farm

12 MW solar installation, Alresford, England.

The Spanish solar group will further broaden its growing UK presence with the completion of this latest solar plant in southern England.


LATAM and Caribbean to install 9 GW PV within 5 years

NPD Solarbuzz forecast LAC region.

Report from NPD Solarbuzz finds a pipeline of 22 GW, with 1 GW of solar projects under construction and 5 GW almost ready to break ground.


REC launches TwinPeak PV module

REC rooftop installation, Germany.

The Norwegian solar panel producer has launched a new multicrystalline panel that delivers 17% efficiency.


Trina Solar supplies 11.7 MW of PV modules to Turkey and Ecuador projects

A Trina Solar module in production.

The shipment forms part of the Chinese company's continued expansion plans and geographic diversification strategy.


Solar Frontier considers New York State factory

Solar Frontier installation.

The potential fab would be penciled in for completion in 2018 as company president Atsuhiko Hirano praises sustainability of US market.


Flow batteries: more cost effective for residential and utility-scale installations?

Bill Watkins, CEO of Imergy Power Systems

CEO interview: Bill Watkins, CEO of Imergy Power Systems, speaks exclusively with pv magazine about the company's vanadium-based flow battery energy storage products and why they make sense for PV developers. Imergy is...


The pv magazine weekly news roundup: Sept 19-26

UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon delivers a solar plant in Abu Dhabi ahead of the UN Climate Summit.

Solar's soaring potential lit up the distant horizon this week amid stories of lower cost storage for 2030, solar dominance by 2050 and higher CIGS efficiencies within a couple of years.


Can energy utilities keep their customers, or will they flee the grid?

Australian solar installation.

Will Australia's electricity consumers welcome utilities' attempts to re-engage with distributed generation, or has energy democratization already taken hold?


New York's $5bn renewables vision

The Statue of Liberty, New York.

NYSERDA says its 10-year plans will cost $3.85bn on top of current spending commitments. But the sustainable energy body says that does not mean a rise in energy bills for consumers.


Under the hood of the latest 21.7% CIGS world record

ZSW head Michael Powalla.

ZSW head Michael Powalla discusses the processes that led researchers to the 21.7% CIGS efficiency record.


Sunrun announces expansion plans

Rooftop PV installation, USA.

The leading US residential solar company will open or expand 10 new offices across four states before the end of the year.


Enphase to supply 1 MW of inverters to UK housing project

Nurthumberland countryside, England.

The US microinverter supplier has partnered with a local energy firm to install 4,000 microinverters at a charity-backed housing scheme.


Phoenix Solar to build 32 MW solar plant in North Carolina

Phoenix Solar module.

The solar company will construct, engineer and procure the entire project, located in the state's Bladen County, for Duke Energy.


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