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pv magazine: Week in review

SunEdison sunset

Energy storage garnered the spotlight at SPI in Las Vegas while in the U.S., renewables continued to account for new capacity. In the Middle East, Saudis are looking increasingly at solar as the key to their future while Israel...


SunEdison signs 5 GW solar MoU with India's Rajasthan government

Rajasthan

The U.S. solar company will develop a host of 500 MW mega-solar projects in the northwestern state of India as part of the government's clean energy plans.


Solar power key for Saudi future, says energy chief

Saudi Arabian desert.

Executive director of Saudi Electricity Company says solar energy is a must, not a choice, at opening event of Solar Arabia Summit.


Solar glass prices to stabilize as trade sanctions bite, says IHS

Solar glass.

Having fallen by 50% in the past five year, solar glass prices will rise next year following the introduction of CV duties by EU on Chinese suppliers.


Hanergy & Heliatek complete BIPV HQ installations

Hanergy's Beijing HQ complete with BIPV facade.

China's Hanergy has finalized phase I of its 3 MW building integrated photovoltaic installation, while Germany's Heliatek completes installation using organic glass facade.


US: Renewables accounted for 40% of all new power capacity in first three quarters

Large-scale solar PV park.

Data from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission reveals combined capacity of new renewable energy sources has so far topped 3.5 GW.


Update: MegaCell boards smart urbanization joint venture

MegaCell founder and CEO Franco Traverso

Franco Traverso has provided pv magazine with additional information on Urbeco, the new European alliance that aims to carry out smart and eco-friendly urbanization in developing countries. Belgium's Groupmec and Switzerland's...


ABB secures $55m order for UAE solar substation

Dubai skyline.

The Swiss technology group will integrate the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum solar park into the UAE grid after securing the contract from the Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA).


SPI Solar strikes 1.5 GW China PV deal with GD Solar

Inner Mongolia.

The California-based PV developer acquires first-refusal on ongoing GD Solar projects and will work with the company to develop 500 MW of solar capacity annually in China until 2017.


Energy storage, batteries flourish at SPI 2014

Las Vegas, Nevada

Whether it is ultimately the PV industry that pulls the battery and energy storage industry up with it as it expands, or whether battery and energy storage ultimately pushes PV along, what became clearer at the SPI 2014 show last...


SunPower secures $377m credit for 135 MW solar project in California

SunPower modules.

Santander Bank has agreed to provide the US solar company with the credit facility to invest in the development of its Quinto solar project in Merced County.


Fast-reacting 50 MW power plant planned for Hawaii's solar revolution

Wärtsilä ICEs.

Integration of internal combustion engines seen as key to transforming the state's power generation capabilities and smoothing the way for solar.


PV puts other renewables in the shade in Israel

A satellite image of Israel.

Israel's government has approved the transfer of 520 MW of quotas for solar PV, signalling the beginning of an exciting time for solar power in the Middle East.


Snap-together mounting system 'halves installation time'

Solar panel installation.

Californian company secures $1m accelerator grant from US Department of Energy. Cash will speed the introduction of the SMASH PowerStation to market.


Utility acquires 150 MW First Solar project

A First Solar module.

Southern Power acquires Solar Gen 2 project. The First Solar scheme is set to be finished by the end of the year.


Marks and Spencer to install UK's largest PV rooftop

Marks & Spencer in Glasgow.

Mark Group will install a 6.1 MW project on top of retailer's East Midlands distribution centre. Uncertainty over the government's new incentive scheme will limit commercial rooftops to sub-5 MW from April onwards.


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