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Sharp to up Asian cell supply, eyes European market re-entry

Sharp solar hq.

The solar arm of Japanese electronics giant Sharp will, according to local media reports, seek to boost its solar cell business in the Philippines and Indonesia while also re-launching its panel business in Europe.


IBC Solar to expand in Japan with EPC license

Mt Fuji, Japan. Image Wikimedia

The German company has now been granted the EPC license in the country, which it expects to receive in July, and will allow IBC Solar to build large-scale PV projects through its own corporation.


Asia Clean Capital and Canadian Solar joining forces for 200 MW pipeline in China

Asia Clean Capital, image Asia Clean Capital Ltd.

Hong Kong developer Asia Clean Capital and Chinese solar company Canadian Solar will co-develop the projects on Mainland China, as the market for both utility-scale PV and rooftop PV heats up.


What Brexit means for UK's renewable energy development

The UK's decision to leave the EU could have repercussions on its clean energy progress.

The United Kingdom of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland has voted in yesterday’s referendum to end its membership in the European Union. What does this mean for the country's renewable energy sector?


Canadian Solar and GCL joint venture in Jiangsu hit by tornado

Damage to Canadian Solar and GCL's joint facility in Jiangsu, China.

China's coastal province, Jiangsu, was hit by a heavy tornado and hail on Thursday, causing at least 98 deaths and 800 injuries, while also causing damage to Canadian Solar and GCL System Integration Technology’s joint venture in...


German, Mexican state banks sign MOU to promote renewable energy

The agreement between Bancomext, KfW and GIZ has a special focus on solar and on financing large solar PV projects.


Meyer Burger secures major diamond wire, PERC tool order

The order from an un-named Chinese PV maker will support 700 MW of wafer and cell capacity.


IRENA: Solar could meet up to 13% of global power demand by 2030

A new IRENA report states that PV capacity could grow 10-fold over the next fourteen years, driven by cost reductions.


Intersolar Europe: day two sees the crowds converge as Europe embraces maturation

The floors of all the halls heaved with heavy traffic throughout the morning on day two of the Intersolar Europe Exhibition.

Europe's post-boom solar markets delivering next-level services and technologies that look set to drive solar 2.0.


Daqo gets approval for RMB500 million credit line

Polysilicon. Image by polysiliconsupplier.com

The Chinese manufacturer of high-grade polysilicon has been given approval for the RMB500 million (USD76 million) credit line from Chongqing Rural Commercial Bank, and will use it to increase its manufacturing capacity.


Solar Impulse completes historic flight across the Atlantic

Solar Impulse crossing the Atlantic Ocean. Image by Solar Impulse.

Swiss pilot Bertrand Piccard landed the solar-powered plane in Seville on Thursday morning, achieving one of the most iconic stretches on the journey, and getting one step closer to completing the mission to fly around the world...


Brazil denies additional time for projects under the 2014 solar auction

Developers had petitioned ANEEL to modify the timeline for projects awarded in the first national solar PV auction, which was held in 2014


Inverters go big and go smart at Intersolar Europe

The Solar Superheroes caused a stir on day one of Intersolar Europe, which opened to bustling crowds and a raft of innovative product launches.

ABB, GPTech, Ingeteam, TMEIC and SolarEdge all unveil new inverter solutions for large-scale, commercial and the home on day one of the Intersolar show.


Solarcentury to develop 170 MW-AC of solar in Mexico for JinkoSolar

The companies plan to develop a 100 MW-AC PV plant in Jalisco, and a 70 MW plant in Yucatan.


Mobisol reaches 250,000 people in Africa

Mobisol solar system installation in Tanzania. Image Mobisol

The German off-grid solar provider has now installed over 50,000 systems in East Africa, meaning that a quarter of a million people receive sustainable electricity from its solar solutions, which is an incredible landmark in a...


Intersolar Europe 2016 opens and it's got storage on the mind

Attendees entering Intersolar Europe 2016

The message at the opening press conference for the Intersolar Europe 2016 tradeshow was that growth is in the air in the solar industry, as prices experience a sharp decline. To take full advantage these developments, energy...


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