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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.

Solar alliance urges UK government to support small-scale FIT

David Cameron.

100-strong alliance of small businesses, retailers and local government representatives sign letter urging British Prime Minister to protect feed-in tariff ahead of review later this year.

Germany: 35% more PV storage installations

The number of subsidized solar power storage installations has increased by more than 35% in a year in Germany. Falling prices and the desire for energy independence are fuelling this high demand.

"I am certainly not the solar industry gravedigger," says Asbeck

In a newspaper interview in Germany, SolarWorld's CEO and founder Frank Asbeck defended the crackdown on the Chinese competition with regards to dumping. Additionally, Asbeck criticized German politics which apparently ruined...

PSEG Solar acquires 25.4 MW project from Hanergy

PSEG Solar Source has announced the acquisition of the Columbia Solar Project from Hanergy America Solar Solutions. The 25.4 MW plant has a 20-year PPA with Pacific Gas & Electric.

Renewables come closer to covering 100% of German demand

On Sunday midday, about 80% of the electricity demand in Germany was covered by renewable sources. A lot of sun and wind made this possible.

Crowdfunding record for solar

Sonneninvest has managed to gather more than a million Euros via crowdfunding for solar PV plants. The company's second crowdfunding venture has already secured more than half a million Euros.

Silfab plans 50 new jobs, bifacial module launch

Silfab plans to launch a new bifacial solar PV module this year

Canada's Silfab Solar is planning to add 50 new jobs in 2016, thus taking the total of new employees between 2015-16 to 80. It also expects to release a new bifacial module by the end of this year.

Swedish Midsummer granted loan for thin film R&D

Flexible thin film solar equipment developer, Midsummer has been granted a SEK10 million (US$1.21 million) grant from Almi Företagspartner for the continued development of thin film solar cell production equipment.

Gildemeister installs CellCube energy storage in Czech Republic

Gildemeister has provided CellCube energy storage systems to power a fleet of electric cars in the Šumava National Park in the Bohemian Forest. Another storage project was also installed by the company in Budweis, south of Prague.

India: Another 750 MW up for auction

SECI (Solar Energy Corporation of India) will be holding auctions for a total of 750 MW of solar projects in Maharasthra and Gujarat.

Australia: ACT government aims for 100% renewable energy by 2025

"Canberra can and should be a beacon for everyone who realises the world must act decisively now to stave off a future of catastrophic climate change"

The government of the Australian Capital Territory is going where the federal politicians who march the corridors of Parliament House in the national capital fear to tread – to reach 100 per cent renewable energy by 2025.

I Squared Capital to invest in India's Amplus

I Squared Capital will invest US$150 million in Indian solar project developer, Amplus Energy Solutions.

Chile: PV projects totaling 503 MW announced

The solar PV project will be located in the Atacama region of Chile

First Solar Inc. is planning to build a 475 MW solar PV project in the Atacama region at a cost of US$952.3 million. Grenergy Renovables, meanwhile, has said it is planning to invest $54 million in installing 27 MW of PV in the...

SPI unveils green energy payment platform

Solar Power Inc. (SPI) announced the launch of its online payment platform Lvdiantong. The green energy platform enables households in China to pay for retail electricity from renewable sources over the internet.

Exclusive: Lowest bid in second German PV tender EUR 0.01/kWh

The unit price model benefits big solar PV project developers

In a response to a request from the Green Party, the German Government has said that bids for the country’s second pilot solar tender for ground-mounted PV systems are between EUR 0.01 and EUR 0.1098/kWh. They are declining to...

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