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Japan clears up uncertainty over its renewable energy FIT

Japan flag. Image Scott Gunn.

Japan’s parliament passed a key piece of legislation for solar, which revises the country’s feed-in tariff policy for renewable energies, creating a new certification system and a new tendering program for PV projects, after...


Studies reveal booming interest for storage products

Clean energy prosumers around the world are realizing the obvious benefits of storage, especially as the new affordable products appear on the market.

81% of solar energy prosumers in Australia are considering adding batteries to their PV systems. Meanwhile in Germany, 94% of citizens support integration of renewable energy storage solutions.


JA Solar playing major role in China’s Front Runner project

JA Solar module inspection

Chinese module manufacturer JA Solar is providing almost 50% of the modules for the giant 950 MW first demonstration of China’s “Front Runner” project, which is aiming to promote the development of advanced solar PV technology.


Five takeaways from SNEC 2016

SNEC 2016 tradeshow banner. Photo Dave Tacon.

The 10th annual SNEC trade show in Shanghai opened its doors one week ago today, attracting huge crowds to the 150,000 square meter complex with around 1,500 exhibitors. The event saw the debut of pv magazine’s Solar Superheroes,...


Greece to auction new PV power

Athens, Greece. Photo Wikimedia.

Greece is set to publish a new policy framework for the support of renewable energies in June, with the aim of putting it into law by July. Two pilot auctions for around 50 MW of solar PV will take place as part of the policy.


Singulus Technologies finalizes EUR110 million deal for CIGS module production machines

Singulus Technologies Gebaeude, Germany.

After announcing the signing of precontracts with a subsidiary of China National Building Materials for the delivery of CIGS module production machines, the German company confirms that the legally-binding contracts have now been...


Australia brown coal warriors switch to solar, disruptive technologies

The two men who ran Australia’s two dirtiest brown coal generators have switched sides.

Former Australian boss of GDF Suez, Tony Concannon, has now re-emerged as the chief executive of Reach Solar, while former head of Energy Australia, Richard McIndoe,has since emerged as the executive chairman of Edge Electrons.


Capital Stage to make takeover offer for CHORUS Clean Energy

CHORUS Clean Energy AG PV plant in Riechelbach, Germany.

The two German companies both announced the proposed takeover offer, with some key CHORUS shareholders already committed to the merger.


BayWa r.e. to mark expansion into South East Asia markets

South East Asia map. Wikimedia.

BayWa r.e. announced strategic plans to expand further into South-East Asian markets, after opening offices in the region, and will mark its new endeavor with an appearance at the ASEAN Sustainable Energy Week 2016.


Phoenix Solar to build first licensed PV project in Turkey

Turkey’s unlicensed solar market is aiming to reach 1 GW of installed capacity by the end of the year

German Phoenix Solar will build a 10.2 MW solar plant in Eastern Turkey, country’s first governmentally licensed PV project.


Enel connects Latin America’s largest solar project to the grid

The 160 MW plant is located in the Antofagasta region of Chile.


JA Solar shows continued growth in Q1 results

With a new factory in China and another one underway in Brazil, JA Solar is growing rapidly on the back of a booming Chinese market.


Hanwha Q CELLS discusses Installation Innovation Award

Hanwha HQ in Seoul

Innovative installers and solar plant designers in particular are welcomed speakers at Intersolar Europe. Visitors eagerly line up for to hear the top presenters. Jong Wan (JW) Lim, managing director and head of EU Sales at...


The pv magazine weekly news digest

Mural on the German Finance Ministry building

Germany again topped the news this week after government officials proposed a new tax on renewable energy consumers. In the U.S., meanwhile, solar panels are starting to become standard features in new homes, at least in South...


Sunergy Ventures, Tes Koop partner on 175 MW PV project in Turkey

Istanbul, Turkey

The Turkish government will purchase all power generated by the companies' two solar PV projects under a long-term PPA at $0.133 per kilowatt hour.


JinkoSolar Q1 net profit soars as global solar demand grows

JinkoSolar rooftop installations

CEO Kangping Chen says China remains the group's biggest market but stresses that its market share in the U.S. is expanding. In addition, the company sees "great opportunities in exciting emerging markets such as Chile, Thailand...


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