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Photon Energy adds 28 MW to its solar O&M portfolio

Czech installation.

Photon Energy Operations, a subsidiary of the solar firm Photo Energy, acquires O&M contracts of 17 solar plants in the Czech Republic totaling 28.5 MWp.

UK: STA calls on government to halt impending tax hike for commercial solar

Marks & Spencer array.

Solar Trade Association warns that some businesses may have to remove their solar arrays if the proposed increase in tax goes ahead.

Movements in Nigeria's PV market as PPAs get signed

Nigeria flag. Image Flickr.

Power purchase agreements for as much as 975 MW of solar PV have been signed between Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Plc. and a number of PV developers, one of which plans to develop a total of 1 GW of PV within the country.

OneRoof Energy to sell 19.8 MW of solar project assets

OneRoof Energy rooftop solar system in the U.S. Image OneRoof Energy.

The San Diego-based company signed agreements to sell the solar assets, with gross proceeds of up to $61 million expected from the transactions, which will help the company follow its current growth model.

Solar panels power spacecraft into Jupiter's orbit 800 million KM away from the sun

Artist concept of NASA's Juno spacecraft at Jupiter. Image NASA

It is the furthest away from the sun that solar panels have produced energy, helping NASA's Juno spacecraft enter the orbit of the solar system’s largest planet, in a groundbreaking mission that highlights the capabilities of...

London investment group acquires 34 MW PV portfolio in Italy

Martifer Solar 11MW PV plant in Caltagirone, Italy

Integrated Asset Management invested a total of EUR 127 million to acquire the 30 solar plants in Italy, as part of a forward looking strategy from the group, who targets the eventual acquisition of 100 MW of alternative energy.

Das Energy expects big things from its flexible lightweight modules

DAS Energy’s managing director Matthias Schoft

DAS Energy’s managing director Matthias Schoft spoke to pv magazine about its innovative new glass-less modules. DAS Energy is a joint venture of Diamond Aircraft Industries and Alternative Energy Solutions, which it believes...

Rays Experts aiming to be a new player in the South East Asian solar market

Rays Experts PV project in India

Rays Experts India is teaming up with Solarinfinite Europe to form Rays Experts Singapore, a solar developer in South East Asia, which aims to install at least 100 MW of solar projects in the region over the next two years.

Hanergy unveils solar powered "zero charge" EVs

One of four prototype Hanergy Solar cars. Image by Hanergy.

Just weeks after Japanese car maker Toyota unveiled its market ready solar-integrated Prius hybrid EV, Chinese solar panel maker Hanergy has announced plans to commercialise four PV-powered - "zero charging" - electric vehicle...

The UK celebrates 'Solar Independence Day' with news of a new PV generation peak

Solarcentury UK solar plant

July 4th marks the third Solar Independence Day in the UK, an annual event organized by the Solar Trade Association (STA), and this year’s celebration is buoyed by a fresh peak generation record of 23.9% and a new STA initiative...

GRID Alternatives to install solar for 500 Los Angeles families

The non-profit will also train 500 LA residents in solar installation.

The pv magazine weekly news digest

Boris Johnson.

A week shaped by the shadow of Brexit and the aftermath of a successful Intersolar Europe exhibition still managed to write headlines unconnected to the two.

Sharp to up Asian cell supply, eyes European market re-entry

Sharp solar hq.

The solar arm of Japanese electronics giant Sharp will, according to local media reports, seek to boost its solar cell business in the Philippines and Indonesia while also re-launching its panel business in Europe.

German solar slump continues, 100 MW installed in May

German flag

Germany's slumping PV market shows no signs of a turnaround, with only 100 MW of PV being installed in May. 3,100 solar systems were grid connected in Germany during the month, with the country crawling past the significant 40 GW...

Interview: Phelan says it is ideally placed to pick up 350 MW Sweihan project

World Future Energy summit.

Just days after Masdar and EDF stepped forward as one of the seven shortlisted consortia to develop the 350 MW Sweihan PV project in Abu Dhabi, the Phelan Energy Group argues that its track record in realizing large projects in...

France rolls out solar tenders for 20 GW by 2023

Solar in Paris.

French environment and energy minister Segolene Royal greenlights raft of new tenders for solar energy, including a three-fold increase in installed PV capacity, eyeing 20 GW by 2023.

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