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Solar Frontier completes acquisition of Gestamp Solar's 280 MW US pipeline

Kern County, California

The leading Japanese CIS solar energy company has established a new U.S. division headed by COO Charles Pimentel to facilitate its expansion in North America.


China, Kenya establish solar technology transfer center

Nairobi, Kenya

The new facility outside of Nairobi, which opened on Friday, will boost the East African country's burgeoning solar sector, say execs.


Shungfeng CEO applauds EPIA minimum price stance

Eric Luo, Shunfeng CEO

Eric Luo has applauded EPIA's position on the EU minimum price, saying that renewable energy rollout should not be blocked anywhere in the world by protectionism. The Shungfeng CEO told pv magazine that the company is seeking to...


Manz claims 16% CIGS module record

Manz HQ

German PV and battery manufacturing equipment supplier Manz has claimed a module efficiency world record for CIGS technology on its innovation line. The 16% conversion efficiency record was unveiled on Monday at the SNEC...


Foresight increases asset value in Q1, eyes more UK solar investments

Foresight's 37 MW Kencot solar farm in Oxfordshire, England

The U.K. company has refinanced and extended its revolving acquisition facility from £100 million to £120 million in order to back future project acquisitions. All of the 10 solar installations in its 233 MW portfolio are fully...


German official: Bids for ground-mounted installations at 9-10 eurocents

PV plant, Fuerstenwalde, Germany

Speaking at an event hosted by the German Engineering Association, Rainer Baake , state secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, confirmed for the first time the prices for the new pilot tenders for...


Trina sets new efficiency record for multi-crystalline silicon modules

Trina Solar module production

The latest achievement marks the first time that a multi-crystalline Silicon PV module has reached an efficiency higher than 19%. Trina's multi-crystalline Honey Plus solar cells, the brand name for the company's PERC solar...


Kingspan launches US solar energy company

Kingspan Energy PV project

The Irish group has expanded to the U.S. market, launching solar energy solutions provider Kingspan Energy, which will focus on 150 kW to 5 MW PV installations for the commercial and public sectors.


IUSASol taps IdeemaTec trackers for 21 MW project in Mexico

IUSASol's 21 MW of PV farms in Jocotitlán, Mexico.

The German company says its single line tracker design with no connections between rows are the perfect solution for the non-rectangular and hilly fields common in Mexico.


The pv magazine weekly news digest

SolarCity PV installation

SolarCity invests big in commercial rooftops, Tesla teases its new solar battery and SPI takes o a major stake in ZBB Energy while while China is now on track to hit 20 GW this year: pv magazine sums up the week’s news.


Masdar launches UAE's first independent solar testing and R&D lab

Masdar PV plant, Abu Dhabi

The Masdar Solar Hub will serve as a platform to test solar energy systems and deliver new innovative technologies to market.


Pakistan's Parliament House goes solar

The Pakistani Parliament House

The 1 MW system employing Yingli solar modules was fully financed by China. Chinese President Xi Jinping was in Islamabad this week for the PV array's innauguration. News of the new installation comes amidst reports that the...


Tesla to announce home and utility-scale battery next week

Elon Musk of Tesla Motors.

Company sets April 30 date for unveiling, widely believed to be a new home battery and one for utility scale, to be produced at company’s new gigafactory.


150 MW solar plant announced for Mexico's Baja California

Beach in Baja California.

The $279 million installation will be developed by Energy Partners Latin America and will be located in the sun-rich northwestern corner of the peninsular state.


Utilities in New Jersey pursue 80 MW of solar approvals

New Jersey road sign.

Atlantic City Electric, Jersey Central Power & Light and Rockland Electric Company seeking proposals for solar PV projects in order to secure Solar Renewable Energy Certificates.


SolarCity rolls out $1bn commercial solar rooftop fund

Wal-Mart solar installation.

Expansion of SolarCity's commercial ambitions aided by investment from Credit Suisse that will finance the installation of 300 MW of commercial solar rooftops.


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