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Coveme: Pushing boundaries on bifacial modules

Jonathan Gifford interviewing Coveme's Alessandro Anderlini at Intersolar Europe.

pv magazine's Jonathan Gifford caught up with Coveme Division Manager Photovoltaic, Alessandro Anderlini, at Intersolar Europe to get an update on the Italian company's latest innovations and to get his perspectives on the...


Daqo gets approval for RMB500 million credit line

Polysilicon. Image by polysiliconsupplier.com

The Chinese manufacturer of high-grade polysilicon has been given approval for the RMB500 million (USD76 million) credit line from Chongqing Rural Commercial Bank, and will use it to increase its manufacturing capacity.


Solar Impulse completes historic flight across the Atlantic

Solar Impulse crossing the Atlantic Ocean. Image by Solar Impulse.

Swiss pilot Bertrand Piccard landed the solar-powered plane in Seville on Thursday morning, achieving one of the most iconic stretches on the journey, and getting one step closer to completing the mission to fly around the world...


Brazil denies additional time for projects under the 2014 solar auction

Developers had petitioned ANEEL to modify the timeline for projects awarded in the first national solar PV auction, which was held in 2014


Intersolar Awards 2016: Five winners of Outstanding Solar Projects

The winners from the Intersolar Awards 2016

The award this year was a consolidation of various awards from previous years, with five winners taking home prizes. A theme for the winners was the projects’ social impacts on the communities that benefit from them.


Inverters go big and go smart at Intersolar Europe

The Solar Superheroes caused a stir on day one of Intersolar Europe, which opened to bustling crowds and a raft of innovative product launches.

ABB, GPTech, Ingeteam, TMEIC and SolarEdge all unveil new inverter solutions for large-scale, commercial and the home on day one of the Intersolar show.


Mobisol reaches 250,000 people in Africa

Mobisol solar system installation in Tanzania. Image Mobisol

The German off-grid solar provider has now installed over 50,000 systems in East Africa, meaning that a quarter of a million people receive sustainable electricity from its solar solutions, which is an incredible landmark in a...


Intersolar Europe 2016 opens and it's got storage on the mind

Attendees entering Intersolar Europe 2016

The message at the opening press conference for the Intersolar Europe 2016 tradeshow was that growth is in the air in the solar industry, as prices experience a sharp decline. To take full advantage these developments, energy...


Sonnen, NEXTracker named as Array Changing Technologies winners

pv magazine has named the SonnenCommunity and NEXTracker’s NX Fusion as winners of its 2016 Array Changing Technologies award. The award recognizes excellence in downstream products, and winners were selected by a jury of four...


Fraunhofer CSE unveils plug-and-play PV systems

Installation and commissioning of a string inverter system in 75 minutes was demonstrated at the organization’s “2016 Demo Day”


The warranty chain trap

Black sheep II: This case was more than just a headache for the installer - it cost him plenty of money and almost his entire company. After more than seven years of disputes with dealers, importers, lawyers and the end customer,...


Solar market hitting new heights, as costs keep dropping

Sun shines through solar array. Image by SolarPower Europe

The solar market is growing at an unprecedented rate, with a possibility that there could be 700 GW of installed PV across the world by 2020, according to a new report from SolarPower Europe.


Solar panels to light up Greenpeace's Virtual Reality Dome at Glastonbury

Glastonbury Festival. Image by jaswooduk.

The 7.5 KWp system was donated to Greenpeace by Solarcentury, and will power the Greenpeace Field at this year’s Glastonbury festival.


Frequency response storage heating up in the UK

RES UK storage system

The UK’s storage market had already been boosted by news of a 20 MW frequency response project and an ongoing tender for 200 MW of additional projects, now the debate has been pushed further along after the release of a UK...


IPL puts the first utility-scale battery system on the MISO grid

The 20 MW battery will provide primary frequency response services and can assist with the integration of solar and wind.


Hanwha Q Cells sets 19.5% efficiency record for standard 301W multicrystalline module

Hanwha Q Cells production.

Verified by Fraunhofer ISE CalLab, the rating of 19.5% efficiency for a standard module of 1,670 x 1,000 mm2 sets a new world record for multicrystalline panels; Hanwha achieved the result using its Q.ANTUM cells with four...


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