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MoU signed for 750 MW Indian PV power plant

Indian large-scale PV plant.

The project is poised to become the world's single largest solar plant once construction is completed at the site in Madhya Pradesh state.


UK: ReneSola to supply 22 MW of solar modules to two projects

Arundel, England.

Two large-scale solar farms in England are to receive ReneSola's Virtus I and II PV modules as the company cranks up its presence in this dynamic market.


First Solar eyes Pakistan

The flag of Pakistan.

After breaking into Indian solar with its first project, the U.S. thin film giant has stated an ambition to enter Pakistan's fledgling market. Pakistan has no utility scale projects on the ground yet.


JinkoSolar opens 120 MW South African PV module factory

Cape Town, South Africa.

The $7.4 million production facility is JinkoSolar's first such facility outside China, and signals the company's intent to expand into the African market.


Indian government pushes states to ultra-mega projects

Indian energy minister Piyush Goyal.

Plans have emerged for the Union government of Narendra Modi to kick-start mammoth-scale projects in five states. But there has still been no indication of where the panels will come from for ultra-mega projects.


SunEdison shows strong growth in Q2 2014, supported by yieldco launch

SunEdison business installation

The solar developer's revenue grew 62% year-over-year in Q2 2014, and SunEdison ended the quarter with 475 MW of projects under construction. More importantly, the company held its yieldco IPO in July, as it moves towards a model...


Yingli surpasses 10 GW of global solar module deployment

Yingli solar PV installation.

The vertically integrated PV manufacturer reached the milestone in June, adding that the tally amounts to 40 million PV modules globally.


Germany launches renewable energy installation register

The Federal Network Agency in Bonn, Germany

Operators of wind turbines and biomass facilities will have to register their systems with the Federal Network Agency, which already keeps track of PV plants in order to determine solar subsidy degression rates based on the...


SMA posts increasing half-year losses, expects upturn in H2

Pierre-Pascal Urbon, SMA's CEO.

The German inverter manufacturer blamed weak demand in Europe for growing first-half losses but expects international demand to drive a dynamic second half in 2014.


Hanwha Q CELLS to top 1.5 GW production capacity before 2015

Q CELLS in production.

German PV company to add 230 MW production capacity to domestic and Malaysian fabs, grows shipments 68% in first half of 2014.


Bulgarian Constitutional Court hands down victory to solar industry

Drachevo PV plant, Bulgaria

Bulgaria installed just 1.18 MW in the first half of 2014, confirming the country's PV sector stall. Amidst the gloom, a court ruling last week has provided a needed ray of light.


China PV target cut to 13 GW for 2014

Solar installation, China.

Installation target revised downwards from 14 GW as China switches solar focus towards greater distributed generation.


Spanish solar power topped 8% penetration in July

REC rooftop installation, Spain

Solar PV and CSP accounted for 8.3% of the energy mix, with renewables combined generating 37.6% of all electricity for the month.


SolarWorld refutes White House involvement in US-China trade dispute

Barack Obama, Xi Jinping

The German and U.S. solar manufacturer has denied rumors that the Obama administration has pushed for a compromise in the ongoing trade row but has told pv magazine the two conditions it's demanding for a negotiated settlement.


Three reasons to be bullish on Japan

A Sharp presentation at PV Japan.

Japan has been and remains a booming PV market. In the last Japanese financial year, March 2012 through March 2013, over 7 GW of new PV capacity was installed in the country. But increasingly observers are asking, how long will...


SMA buys O&M unit from Phoenix Solar

SMA CEO Pierre-Pascal Urbon

While the leading German inverter maker is expanding its O&M services in Europe and North America, Phoenix Solar has lowered its revenue and operating profit forecast for the year.


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