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Minister delights Indian expo with 100 GW eight-year aim

The flag of India.

Jaw-dropping figure, mentioned 24 hours before Intersolar India opened, divided opinion between those who see it as a pipe dream and Narendra Modi's enthusiastic solar supporters.

SunEdison pipeline grows to 4.5 GW in third quarter as sales, losses grow

SunEdison's San Andres project

At the end of the third quarter, SunEdison had 610 MW of its pipeline under construction compared to 475 MW at the end of the second quarter and 558 MW at the end of Q3 2013.

Australia's 'father of PV' predicts solar costs will halve by 2025

Australian PV researcher Martin Green

The world leading researcher says the cost of solar PV will fall by 50% in the next 10 years, making it the cheapest of all energy technologies and help radically transform the world's power landscape.

UK to add 1.3 GW utility-scale solar in Q1 2015, says IHS

Solar Farm, England.

The analysts expect the few months before the Renewable Obligation Certificates scheme ends will drive a bumper quarter for solar installations in the U.K.

Abundance launches Europe's largest crowd-funded solar project

Solar rooftop installation.

The U.K.-based crowdfunder hopes to install 749 solar PV rooftop systems in Scotland as part of a 3.1 million pound scheme.

Proinso begins distribution of ZeverSolar inverters in India

Proinso's 50 kW rooftop system near Mumbai.

The company has introduced a new PPA model in India for projects larger than 100 kW.

Dark days await Taiwan cell makers as US AD decision looms

Gintech Energy

Taiwanese solar cell companies struggling in the wake of U.S.-imposed AD tariffs may seek expansion overseas in an attempt to stay afloat once December’s decision is announced.

German solar alliance examines Brazilian plans for 680 MW PV manufacturing plant

The Itaipu Dam on the border between Brazil and Paraguay

Germany's Solar Cluster and its member organizations are looking to see whether the ambitious project is technically and financially feasible. Brazil's burgeoning PV sector is poised to attract German solar companies eager to...

Imergy taps Foxsemicon to manufacture modular flow batteries

Imergy storage system

The California-based energy storage group says it will benefit from Foxsemicon's vertical integration, strong process control and economies of scale. It will also reduce Imergy's manufacturing costs.

Hanwha SolarOne to develop 100 MW of distributed generation projects in Shandong, China

Yantai, China

The China-based PV manufacturer is set to develop PV projects in Yantai, a major port city in Shandong province. The municipal government will help secure rootop space, aid in obtaining financing and tax preferences and secure...

China best country for clean energy investment, study finds

20 MW solar installation, China.

Joint research by Climatescope and UK Department for International Development ranks China as the best country in which to invest in clean technology.

SunPower to build 160 MW panel fab in South Africa

Cape Town, South Africa

SunPower will manufacture high-efficiency solar panels at the new facility, which will also house its EPC and O&M offices, consolidating its South African operations under one roof.

Kyocera signs deal for solar-powered smartphone technology

Sunpartner's Wysips technology.

The Japanese electrical giant has entered into a technical and marketing partnership with Sunpartner, which has developed the Wysips Crystal technology for touch screens.

TerraForm Power pays $250m for Capital Dynamics' solar assets

U.S. installation.

The SunEdison-owned solar farm operator will acquire 77.6 MW of PV projects across a number of U.S. states after completing the debt-financed purchase.

Aside from problems with Russia, Ukraine offers top conditions for PV

Activ Solar installation, Bolhrad, Ukraine

Ukraine has emerged as an ambiguous destination for PV. It provides some eye-catching tariffs and boasts very good solar irradiation. If only political risks did not exist.

ABB supplies inverter solutions to 146.4 MW solar project in Honduras

Town in Valle, Honduras.

The power and automation company will deliver 52 of its 2 MW inverter stations, alongside medium voltage stations and string monitoring junction boxes to what will be one of Latin America's largest PV plants.

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