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Exosun expands tracking operations in South Africa

Exosun's Exotrack 2X solar tracker

The French company, a leading provider of solar tracking technologies for utility-scale ground-mounted solar plants, says it is committed to local manufacturing of its trackers, "in full aligment with the South African local...


Deal on solar-for-water units signed in Zimbabwe

The city of Harare

A deal to push solar energy in Zimbabwe has been reached between oursun Energy and local agricultural equipment manufacturer William Bain Holdings.


Hanwha Q Cells to evaluate SoLayTec InPassion technology

Hanwha Q Cells.

Dutch research spinoff SoLayTec has announced that Hanwha Q Cells has begun evaluating its atomic layer deposition (ALD) technology. The InPassion ALD can be deployed for PERC upgrades and n-type cell production.


Chile: new 80 MW merchant solar project announced

Chile's Antofagasta region is located in the country's northern Atacama Desert - one of the driest, sunniest places on earth.

The PV plant is to be constructed by Pacific Solar SA and Greenwood Energy, and will become one of the largest merchant solar plants in the world.


DNV GL to provide grid storage testing to ARPA-E

A battery.

Renewable energy and sustainability advisory DNV GL has signed a four-year deal to supply performance testing for U.S. government agency ARPA-E. The testing will validate the performance, reliability and safety of grid-tied...


Greece applies generous net-metering

Greek PV.

The Greek government has introduced legislation to facilitate net metering for solar PV arrays. To reward the PV sector for the delay in the policy, Greece has designed a generous net-metering scheme allowing installations up to...


Nautilus Solar secures $39m funding for Ontario DG project

Utility-scale PV plant, Ontario.

Financing from Rabobank to be steered towards the development of 8 MW of distributed generation solar power plants in the Canadian province.


SunEdison unveils plans for $4bn Indian solar fab

Solar PV farm, SunEdison.

The US solar company has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Adani Group to develop India's largest solar panel factory in the state of Gujarat.


The pv magazine weekly news digest

A solar rooftop in Athens.

Big predictions, the U.S. public embraces solar, which is likely to come more and more from China, the Indian government punishes lack of punctuality and there's some positive news from Egypt.


Japan's METI to roll out energy efficiency and storage subsidy

Japan. Toyko.

Distributed battery installations are set to receive a boost in Japan, with the country's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry set to roll out a $779 million incentive scheme. The scheme will also target energy efficient...


JLM Energy’s second Californian solar-wind-battery off grid residence approved

JLM Energy.

The second solar-wind battery powered residence in California has been given state approval.


Scatec Solar to build Google-backed 104 MW plant in Utah

104 MW Utah Red Hills Renewable Energy Park

Google and Prudential Capital Group are financing the Red Hills solar power plant to the tune of $157 million. The Norwegian integrated independent solar power producer will manage and operate the PV facility.


California adopts pioneering advanced inverter standards

Walmart rooftop PV installation.

State utility commission's decision will modify interconnection rules in order to secure the benefits offered by advanced inverters.


Ghana spurs PV development across country

Cape Coast, Ghana

The International Development Association is bankrolling an ambitious project to install PV in schools and community centers across the West African nation.


Majority of Americans anticipate positive solar impact in near future

Solar PV installation.

Belief in the transformative power of solar energy growing among most sections of U.S. society, finds Harris Poll.


IHS: Top 10 predictions for global PV market in 2015

California: 26 MW Borrego I

Among the market research firm's forecasts for the coming year: California will become global leader in solar power penetration. By the end of 2015, California -- the largest renewable power market in the United States -- will...


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