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Enphase partners with Genesis for NZ storage trial

AC battery.

New Zealand's largest gas and electricity utility Genesis Energy will trial Enphase Energy's new storage system as part of the U.S. microinverter specialist's Home Energy Solution.

From the Mag: A selection of stories from the October issue

100% solar powered.

Following a vibrant Solar Power International exhibition, pv magazine investigates the deepening relationship between U.S. utilities and the solar industry, plus Australia and home storage are also in the spotlight.

Kyocera, Q Cells Japan settle patent infringement lawsuit

Kyocera has dropped the lawsuit

Kyocera Corporation and Q Cells Japan Co. Ltd have resolved their patent infringement lawsuit, launched last year, having concluded a technology licensing agreement.

Germany calls for 200 MW in last PV tender of 2015

200 MW of solar PV have been called for in the final tender of 2015

In the third, and final, solar PV auction of the year, the Federal Network Agency is looking to invite 200 MW worth of tenders for ground-mounted installations. The deadline for tender submissions is December 1. Again, the price...

Panasonic announces 22.5% module-level efficiency solar panel

Panasonic HIT cell.

Company claims new solar module prototype sets new world record for module-level efficiency based on mass-production technology. New HIT N330 high-powered module set to debut in U.K.

Skylar to develop 180 MW PV Nevada plant

The 180 MW project is located in Nevada

Skylar Resources LP has acquired the rights to develop a 180 MW solar PV plant in Nevada, the U.S. The financial details were not disclosed.

OPDE begins construction of 30 MW UK solar projects

Solar farm construction, England.

The Spain-headquartered EPC aims to connect three large-scale solar farms to the U.K. grid between the end of this year and early 2016.

Enel Green Power offloads $1bn of Portuguese clean power assets

Portuguese solar installation.

Assets sold to Portugal's First State Wind Energy Investments as Enel looks to ease its debts and target faster-growing markets in Africa and Latin America, company says.

Renewables could meet 22% of Africa’s energy needs by 2030, PV capacity to reach 55 GW

South Africa is blazing the continent's solar trail

Up from just 5% in 2013, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) says renewable energies could meet 22% of Africa’s energy needs by 2030. With favorable irradiation across the continent, cumulative solar PV capacity has...

Enphase enters development and supply agreement with Eliiy Power

Enphase AC Battery.

California-headquartered microinverter specialist agrees six year contract with Japanese battery developer for the exclusive supply of battery cells and management units for Enphase's AC Battery.

HHI to convert to PERL technology

HHI says it will manufacture 200 MW of the high efficiency cells

Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has said it will convert all its solar cell production to PERL (passivated emitter, rear locally diffused) technology by 2016. It is targeting a capacity of 200 MW, and an efficiency of 21.4%.

SkyPower announces $440m, 200 MW Djibouti solar plans

Djibouti City.

Canadian developer continues its international expansion with agreement to develop large solar project in the east African nation; plants will be built in four phases over next four years.

UK: 27,000 solar jobs could go if FIT cut proposals are enacted

Solar installation, England.

Analysis by the Solar Trade Association of employment data released by TBR Economic Research reveals that the vast majority of the 35,000 jobs the solar sector support could be at risk if FITs are cut.

First Solar secures loan for Japanese pipeline

First Solar...

U.S. thin film producer and developer First Solar has secured a loan facility from Mizuho Bank to develop utility scale PV projects in Japan. The loan is for US$33 million and First Solar has indicated that it will work with...

SkyPower signs 150 MW PPA in Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh.

Canadian solar developer enters long-term power purchase agreement with the Government of Madhya Pradesh for the development of 150 MW of solar PV.

India: PM Modi calls on states for proactive solar push

Modi at a Welspun solar development.

Indian Prime Minister sends pro-solar tweet hours after urging the country's state leaders to ensure solar power projects are implemented as soon as possible; foreign bidders at auction draw criticism.

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