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Photon Energy employs German tech for pilot project Down Under

Photon Energy 283 kW plant in Sydney

The Dutch group has secured funding from the German government to design, install and operate a PV battery power supply for a broadcast antenna in Australia operated by communications infrastructure provider BAI.


Australia's solar industry calls for renewed support in view of RE target success

Australian residential PV, Perth

In a new report, Australia's Renewable Energy Certificates Agents Association finds that the country's Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme is acheiving its intended purspose and calls for it to remain unchanged.


US to become third-largest PV market in 2014

Completion status for U.S. PV projects.

A PV pipeline in excess of 43 GW represents 7% growth in a year, propelling the U.S. to third-place in 2014 installation projections, behind China and Japan, reports NPD Solarbuzz.


US company Astonfield to install pilot PV project in Oman

The desert of Oman.

The solar installation will be implemented with the assistance of local firm Multitech, and should begin commercial operation in mid-2014.


Residential PV systems cut summer peak demand by more than 50%

Driskill Hotel, Austin, Texas

A new study by the Pecan Street Research Institute has found that west-facing solar systems in the U.S. state of Texas reduce peak demand from the grid by up to 65% while south-facing arrays result in a 54% drop.


Forum attendees oppose self-consumption levy

The 14th Forum Solarpraxis.

Charge would strangle the growing self consumption market, say attendees at the 14th Forum Solarpraxis. Policy support is needed to drive solar and storage costs must come down say solar representatives.


Board nominees for new REC Silicon business

REC Silicon's headquarters at Moses Lake.

Jens Ulltveit-Moe has been niminated as chairman of the new REC Silicon business, which will officially start operations on December 1. The nominations will be voted on at an extraordinary general meeting next Friday.


First Solar restates commitment to Japan

First Solar modules.

Arizona-based manufacturer First Solar says it is committed to the Japanese market. The Tokyo government sparked fears over its FIT regime after announcing a big reduction in its GHG reduction targets last week.


Forum Solarpraxis: PV's call to arms

The CEO panel at the 14th Forum Solarpraxis in Berlin.

CEO's unanimous at 14th Forum Solarpraxis – We must not rely on politicians. Use of social media is cited as a means of bypassing politics to get the PV message direct to consumers.


Germany's requirements for a stable, renewables grid

Delegates at the 14th Forum Solarpraxis in Berlin.

Attendees at the 14th Forum Solarpraxis in Berlin have called for the role of renewables installations in stabilizing the electricity grid to be recognized. Grid representatives acknowledge possibilities but lament the lack of a...


Special Report Africa: Tanzania, Mozambique

Malangali secondary school, Tanzania

Tobias Cossen, project manager, Renewable Energy Project Development Program for Sub-Saharan Africa, at the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ), discusses the state of solar in Tanzania and Mozambique.


IHS predict double-digit growth for solar in 2014

Solar panels in China.

The analysts' latest Solar PV Demand Tracker forecasts solar PV installations to reach 40-42 GW in 2014, but warns of "major risks identified."


Solar Frontier tests solar greenhouse in Fukushima

Solar Frontier greenhouses.

The Greenhouse PV Demonstration Project is part of a residential solar promotion campaign driven by Japan's METI.


Forum Solarpraxis off to positive start

Solarpraxis CEO Karl-Heinz Remmers, 14th Forum Solarpraxis

Increasing global opportunities and the advantages of falling PV prices took center stage at the 14th Forum Solarpraxis, which welcomed some 600 industry representatives to the two-day event.


ZNSHINE unveils new power optimizing technology, announces expansion plans

Stuart Brannigan, ZNSHINE

Chinese vertically integrated module manufacturer ZNSHINE SOLAR announces expansion of its global network and introduces newly developed power optimizing technologý at pre-Forum Solarpraxis press conference.


Stanford report asks: what might the solar future look like?

Japan PV installation.

Stanford University and the German Federal Ministry for the Environment gathered together 20 top solar executives this summer for a one-day workshop to discuss how the solar industry might play out in the future. The results made...


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