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Despite sequential drops Trina posts solid first quarter results

Trina Solar CEO, Jifan Gao.

The world's largest PV manufacturer Trina Solar saw drops in revenue and profits in Q1 compared with the final quarter of 2015, but the Chinese company put this down to "seasonality" and maintains that it was a good start to the...


Stellar Homes Group to include solar panels in new Florida homes

Lake Mary, Florida. Image Naufragio.

The homebuilding company will introduce the PV solar systems as a standard feature in all of its new homes, making it the first company in South Florida to do so.


SMA installs PV+storage on Caribbean island, will meet 23% of annual demand

PV+storage hybrid power system will generate enough clean power to meet 23% of the island’s annual electricity demand

A singe system combining PV with storage will generate enough clean power to meet more than 23% of annual power demand of the Caribbean island of St. Eustatius.


BMW rolls out new solar carports in South Africa

BMW's solar carport in South Africa

The solar carport rollout is part of the German automaker's global efforts to expand home and publicly accessible charging infrastructure for electric vehicles.


Meteocontrol, Phoenix Solar partner in Jordan, Turkey

Amman, Jordan

Among the projects Phoenix Solar is developing in the MENAT region is an 11 MW solar PV plant in Jordan, expected to be the largest private plant of its kind in the country, for the Marriott and Sheraton hotel chains in the...


JinkoSolar becomes first Chinese manufacturer to receive Q+ certification

TÜV Rheinland certification testing

The TÜV Rheinland's new upgraded test certification is recommended by the California Energy Commission and may become a requirement in the state. Q+ certification uses more stringent criteria than IEC 61215, the current industry...


Samsung SDI to begin producing PV paste in China after unveiling new 8800 Series

Samsung SDI at SNEC 2016. Photo Samsung SDI

The South Korean company is due to start operations at its Wuxi Plant in June to have a production base in China, where the PV industry is thriving.


RES to supply battery storage solutions to the UK grid

RES energy storage system

Renewable Energy Systems worked in tandem with Great Britain’s National Grid to create battery energy systems that can provide sub-second frequency response services.


Singulus Technologies signs two precontracts for the largest order in the company’s history

Singulus Technologies Gebaeude

The German PV production equipment manufacturer signed the precontracts, worth over EUR110 million (USD123 million), with a subsidiary of China National Building Materials for production machines to manufacture CIGS solar...


Motir DuSable and Martifer Solar partner up for 100 MW solar plant in Nigeria

Enugu State, Nigeria.

Nigerian and American company Motir DuSable has already been awarded a power generation license for the project and has now signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Martifer Solar to develop the plant.


100 MW-AC solar project to power the Santiago metro

SunPower and Total’s Pelican solar project will supply 42% of the subway system’s electricity needs, and a wind plant will supply another 18%.


Dispute over arbitration location causes stumbling block for PV projects in Egypt

Great Sphinx of Giza Pyramid of Menkaure. Cairo, Egypt. Photo by Mstyslav Chernov.

A dispute has emerged between the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company and international lenders and developers over the arbitration venue for PV projects that are being developed in the country, which could lead to delays...


EDF Energies Nouvelles commissions the largest solar plant in Israel

Israel's new 50.1 MW solar plant is located in the northern part of the Negev desert

EDF Energies Nouvelles starts operation on a 50.1 MW PV power plant in the northern part of the Negev desert, Israel.


State of the art PV manufacturing facility to be developed in Iran

The state of the art facility will cover the entire PV value chain.

As excitement grows about PV potential in Iran, SCHMID Group announces an agreement with the Industrial Development & Renovation Organization of Iran to open a fully integrated manufacturing facility in the country.


3D-Micromac opens subsidiary in China, as PV markets shift to the country

The new subsidiary will focus on the company’s business in the thriving Asian PV market.

While the PV industry zeros in on Shanghai, China, for the world’s largest solar tradeshow, Germany’s 3D-Micromac establishes a new subsidiary in the country to handle sales and production of its microCELL laser systems.


USTDA backs 100 MW PV project in Ghana

20 MW Winneba PV plant located near the capital of Ghana is the country's biggest PV facility to date

USTDA awarded a grant to a Ghanaian solar power developer to bring a 100 MW PV project in Ghana towards financial close.


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