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Hanwha unveils solar-powered island plan

Hanwha SolarOne production facility.

The Korean group announces project that will see the small islet of Jukdo turned into a 100% solar-powered community, replacing the four diesel generators that currently provide power.


US: SEIA forecasts 25-50% solar market growth in 2016

SEIA forecasts 25-50% market growth in all U.S. solar sectors by 2016. Analyzing the industry from 2004 to 2014, the association finds "huge" growth rates in the employment and investment sectors, in addition to solar deployment....


Canadian Solar secures US$44 million loan for Ontario PV plant

Canadian Solar Inc. has secured a US$44 million non-recourse construction loan facility for its 10 MW utility-scale PV plant, located in Ontario.


Update: Jordan’s unveils successful bids under second tender

The successful bidders under Jordan’s second 200 MW PV tender round have been announced. Two from Saudi Arabia have generated hopes for a spillover of the uplifting solar mood to the nearby Arab state.


Jordan's second PV tender leads to record low tariffs

Jordan's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources has chosen the winners of its second tender round. Overall, four 50 MW PV plants have been selected at record low tariffs, serving to highlight increased efficiencies, falling...


Solar to play key role in Ghana's US$230 million renewable energy program

The Ghanaian Government is looking to strengthen its renewable energy industry. A total of US$230 million has been earmarked for the scale-up, which is expected to see solar PV play a significant role. Financing will come from a...


Turkey: JinkoSolar to supply 50 MW of PV panels to Tegnatia

Istanbul, Turkey

A joint venture between Turkey's T Dinamik and Egnatia Group in Greece, Tegnatia has become a leading solar EPC service provider in Europe.


InnoSun, Delta Electronics partner on major PV project in Namibia

InnoSun's 4.5 MW Omburu PV park in Namibia

The French PV developer is using TSMC CIGS thin-film modules and Delta string inverters for the project, one of the first largest PV projects in the African country. Delta and InnSun plan to continue their collaboration on more...


Tesla Powerwall battery coming to Germany in Q4

Tesla Powerwall battery storage system

The announcement of a new and low-priced home battery from U.S. manufacturer Tesla is has generated quite a buzz in Germany, although many questions have remained unanswered -- until now. pv magazine speaks to Tesla about its...


DTE Energy partners with Ford Motor, Domino's Farms to boost solar in Michigan

Ford Motor Company solar canopy car port artist rendering

The latest PV projects solidifies the Detroit-based energy company's position as the state's largest investor in solar.


SolarWorld narrows loss, increases sales in first quarter

SolarWorld installation

The U.S. remains a prime market for the German company, which increased shipments in the country by 170% to 116 MW. The U.S. now accounts for 57% of SolarWorld's module and kit shipments.


Azure Power commissions 100 MW plant in India

Azure Power project in Rajasthan

The installation is the largest capacity project under the country's Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission. Azure is now the single largest owner and operator of projects under the National Solar Mission with a cumulative...


IHS: Chinese inverter prices declining as competition heats up

Sungrow inverters in California

Inverter prices are falling in China amidst greater consolidation. Domestic manufacturers are also expanding oversees despite the continuing boom in the country.


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Ukraine 31.55 MW PV plant

This week Russia unveiled plans to sell troubled PV projects in Crimea, China National Chemical Corp. finalized its acquisition of REC Solar and utility giant E.ON announced its partnership with Sungevity in Germany.


IHS: Growing tracker market reached 4 GW in 2014

Nextracker array.

Tracker application is growing fast, with IHS finding that 4 GW of tracker installations were installed in 2014, representing growth of more than 60%. Array Technologies remains the market leader however it is losing market share.


Deutsche Bank: yieldcos driving bullish solar outlook

A SolarCity van.

Stock analyst Deutsche Bank has produced an investment note in which it has expressed a bullish outlook for solar. Deutsche notes that yieldcos in both established and emerging solar markets are proving to be a major driver of...


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