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IHS inverter scorecard praises leading suppliers' tenacity and ambition

Sungrow inverter, California.

The analyst's holistic review of the inverter landscape finds SMA, SolarEdge, Schneider Electric, Sungrow, Huawei and ABB each boast certain strengths that enable them to serve various markets.


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2.1 GW-AC of solar PV under construction in Chile

Chile's CIFES also reports that 741 MW-AC of solar PV is now on line, which grew by 144 MW in September.


Sungrow increases inverter shipments to Thailand

Sungrow inverters in California

The Chinese inverter maker has signed another supply deal with the Superblock utility group, bringing its total 2015 shipments to Thailand to 130.5 MW.


Building Energy sees 'huge potential' in South Africa

Building Energy CEO Fabrizio Zago meets with South African Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane and Saul Kgomotso Molobi, consul-general of South Africa to Milan.

The Italian group remains active in South Africa, where it has developed more than 30 renewable energy projects. The company is strengthening ties with the country's government, which is eager to expand the use of clean energy.


Solar Decathlon: Stevens wins top honors

U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon winners

The New Jersey-based research university won big for designing, building and operating the most cost-effective, energy-efficient and attractive solar powered house. Other winners included UC Davis and Mass/Central America.


Enel, F2i launch PV joint venture in Italy

Enel solar installation, Italy

The new partnership, which will include a portfolio of 210 MW of operating solar PV capacity, aims to take advantage of the consolidation currently under way in the Italian PV market.


CHORUS secures EUR 25 million for European solar, wind investment

Chorus' large-scale PV installation in Riechelbach, Germany

A week after its IPO, the leading solar and wind park operator has teamed with two German pension funds to expand its clean energy portfolio and intensify its asset management business.


Cornwall experiments with 'sunshine tariff' as possible alternative for UK solar

Wadebridge, Cornwall, England

A grassroots project in Cornwall, England, is examining ways to implement a special, so-called "sunshine tariff." The project, although small in scale, could provide the template for the solar business models of the new era of...


Germany hits new PV record in September

Berlin skyline

Initial estimates show that photovoltaic generation in the first nine months is already 5% higher than in the entire previous year. Wind energy is already up 52%.


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Q Cells plant, Finsterwalde, Germany

Growing opportunities around the world are attracting new and established O&M operators as global PV forecasts rise. In Tawian, the world's second largest solar PV manufacturing industry takes center stage.


Heraeus, Sunrise collaborate on paste research for PERC cells

Sunrise PV cell

Announced at PV Taiwan, the new partnership is aimed at increasing the output and performance of Sunrise's PERC cells. Heraeus has also opened a new front-side metallization paste fab in the country.


PV Taiwan draws leading domestic manufacturers, international players

PV Taiwan

Taiwan's annual expo showcasing the world's second largest solar PV manufacturing industry, kicked off October 14 in the capital city of Taipei and runs through Friday. While well attended, the event saw a decline in exhibiting...


Heckert Solar expands production capacity

Heckert Solar headquarters, Chemnitz, Germany

With a possible expiration of EU anti-dumping measures against Chinese rivals, the German PV manufacturer is looking to beef up production and switchover to 4 and 5-busbar technolgy in preparation for increased competition next...


Shunfeng launches Raising Power in Germany

PV project, Fuerstenwalde, Germany

Established in July, the new Augsburg-based service company is looking to expand its portfolio to 1.5 to 2 GW by the end of 2016. The independent service provider is offering end-to-end services across the global PV market.


Heraeus begins production of front-side metallization paste in Taiwan

Heraeus metallization paste

The German metallization specialist's strategy to localize manufacturing reflects the growing importance of the Taiwanese market.


CSUN opens PV cell factory in Korea

China Sunergy is continuing the internationalization of its production by bringing online a 200 MW PV cell factory in South Korea.


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