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UK renewable jobs market grows faster than average

Wind and solar installation.

Employment in the solar PV sector grew 3.1% in 2014, stretching its lead as one of the largest employment sectors within the British renewable industry.


Solairedirect pulls $242m IPO on back of weak interest

Bourgogne.

Bump in the road result of weak investor confidence in face of absent government subsidy, forcing French developer to postpone IPO.


UK Q1 rush added 1.6 GW of solar, says IHS

Solar plant, U.K.

Unprecedented figures result of decision last year to prematurely end Renewable Obligation scheme, rush propels U.K. to more than 7.5 GW of solar capacity.


Sungevity and Sonnenbatterie strike storage partnership deal

Sonnenbatterie.

Companies pair up to offer home energy storage to customers in the U.S. and Europe, roll out set to begin in second half of 2015.


China's solar growth facing funding shortfall, reports Reuters

China's Hainan.

Despite global dominance, many Chinese suppliers could struggle to raise finance necessary to meet government’s ambitious solar targets.


Citigroup opens up $200m solar credit line for Kilowatt Financial

Rooftop PV installation.

Solar loan enables Minneapolis-based clean energy group to offer no-money-down rooftop PV packages to homeowners in the U.S.


Solar Frontier to supply Konar Energy's 23 MW pipeline in Turkey

Burdur, Turkey

The Japanese CIS group will provide its modules for five new solar power plants in the country. Konar says Solar Frontier's panels are ideal for Turkey's hot climate.


Germany approves 25 bids in large-scale PV tender

11.5 MW solar farm, Helbra, Germany

German authorities have described the first round in the pilot tender as a step towards "real competition." A total of 25 bids have been approved after 170 bids were submitted by mid-April.


GPTech supplies inverters for 35 MW PV plant in Honduras

Site of Grupo Ortiz's 35 MW Marcovia solar power plant

The Spanish power integration expert is again partnering with Grupo Ortiz on a solar PV plant in Central America. The Honduran installation will boast a peak capacity of 42.38 MW.


Trina to develop 300 MW distributed PV project in Hefei City

Hefei, China

Trina Solar will develop a distributed generation PV project of up to 300 MW in China's Anhui Province as the leading solar company expands its DG activities across the country.


Shared solar set to explode

Shared solar installation, United States

Shared solar for homes and businesses could represent as much as 49% of the U.S. distributed PV market by 2020 and reach up to 11 GW in the period, according to a new report by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).


Solar Frontier completes acquisition of Gestamp Solar's 280 MW US pipeline

Kern County, California

The leading Japanese CIS solar energy company has established a new U.S. division headed by COO Charles Pimentel to facilitate its expansion in North America.


China, Kenya establish solar technology transfer center

Nairobi, Kenya

The new facility outside of Nairobi, which opened on Friday, will boost the East African country's burgeoning solar sector, say execs.


Shungfeng CEO applauds EPIA minimum price stance

Eric Luo, Shunfeng CEO

Eric Luo has applauded EPIA's position on the EU minimum price, saying that renewable energy rollout should not be blocked anywhere in the world by protectionism. The Shungfeng CEO told pv magazine that the company is seeking to...


Manz claims 16% CIGS module record

Manz HQ

German PV and battery manufacturing equipment supplier Manz has claimed a module efficiency world record for CIGS technology on its innovation line. The 16% conversion efficiency record was unveiled on Monday at the SNEC...


Foresight increases asset value in Q1, eyes more UK solar investments

Foresight's 37 MW Kencot solar farm in Oxfordshire, England

The U.K. company has refinanced and extended its revolving acquisition facility from £100 million to £120 million in order to back future project acquisitions. All of the 10 solar installations in its 233 MW portfolio are fully...


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