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Tri-State, Juwi sign PPA for 30 MW Colorado PV plant

The Cimarron Solar project was the first utility-scale solar plant in Tri-State’s energy portfolio

Juwi Inc. has signed a PPA with Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc. for its proposed 30 MW solar PV project. Located in Colorado, the U.S., it is scheduled for completion in Q4 2016.


JA Solar pens agreement to build 1 GW fab capacity in Andhra Pradesh, India

Andhra Pradesh.

The Chinese solar firm will begin construction of a 500 MW solar cell factory in the state in December; similar-size module factory to follow, according to MoU signed with Essel Group.


Fossil fuels' cost advantage over solar narrowing, says IEA

Coal and solar.

New report published jointly by International Energy Agency (IEA) and Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) reveals strides made by renewable energy sector in producing electricity at costs close to fossil fuel-based power stations.


Germany sees 132 MW solar installed in July

Larger rooftop systems and ground-mounted plants must sell their energy on the spot market

New solar PV systems totaling 159.78 MW have been registered in Germany for July by the Federal Network Agency. Actual installations were lower, however, at 132 MW. Solar subsidies will decrease a further 0.25%, as of today.


Comtec sees strong demand for monocrystalline, despite huge net loss

Like Longi, Comtec sees strong demand for monocrystalline solar products

Comtec Solar Systems Group Limited has seen its net loss for 1H 2015 plummet, despite increasing revenues. It is confident, however, the market for its monocrystalline wafers is strong.


Manz wins EUR 12 million Li-ion battery order

Manz has secured orders totaling some €100 million in its energy storage business in 2015

Manz AG has won an order from a U.S. customer for a lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery production line worth EUR 12 million. This year to date, the German equipment manufacturer has secured orders totaling EUR 100 million.


China: Longi, Lerri Solar unveil monosilicon expansion plans

Mono ingot and wafer production costs are falling fast, says Longi

Longi Silicon aims to expand monocrystalline silicon production to 10 GW. The company believes the solar market will eventually switch completely from multi- to mono-crystalline silicon products. Lerri Solar has also unveiled...


Southern Power acquires majority stake in 200 MW California PV project

In addition to the Tranquillity project, Recurrent has another two solar projects under construction in California

Southern Power has signed an agreement with Canadian Solar subsidiary, Recurrent Energy to acquire a 51% stake in the 200 MW Tranquillity Solar Power Project, which is set to be completed in Q4 2016.


Brazil: Auction delivers over 800 MW of PV at 8 cents/kWh

Football stadium in Brazil.

Brazil has concluded its second reverse auction for solar power plant projects, with 834 MW of parks being awarded bids, with an average price of 301.79 Real per megawatt-hour – or US$0.0842/kWh. The average price was 13.5% below...


Panasonic plans Younicos investment

The PV storage developer Younicos has garnered the interest of Panasonic. The German Cartel Office is currently proofing the legalities of Panasonic's possible collaboration with Younicos.


Moree Solar Farm starts installing JA Solar modules

JA Solar will deliver a total 70 MW of solar modules to the Moree Solar Farm in New South Wales, Australia. The first batch of modules have been supplied, and are currently being installed.


The pv magazine weekly news digest

David Cameron and Barack Obama share a beer.

The U.S. and U.K. continue to go their separate ways on renewables, encouraging data from Germany warms the solar cockles, and a new solar mapping tool raises the roof across the U.S.


Solar-Fabrik closes Wismar operations

The Solar-Fabrik operations in Wismar are nearing the end. The module manufacturer’s facility will cease operation end of November.


E.ON: The PV business is and will remain profitable

Interview: The energy utility E.ON plans to expand its PV business in Germany. From September, E.ON will offer a PV plant check service for operators of the more than 1.5 million PV plants. Moreover, the development of new PV...


UK's Solar Trade Association labels FIT cuts 'self-defeating'

Commercial rooftop installation in the U.K.

Proposals to slash U.K.'s feed-in tariff by up to 87% draw scorn from the industry, which argues that ideology, rather than sound economic reasoning, is the driving force behind the cuts.


LG plans to expand production in South Korea

LG Electronics has decided to expand its production capacity at its production site in Gumi, South Korea. The reason has been stated as the strong global demand for its Cello-technology integrated modules.


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