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Every little helps for California's PV deployment

Urban Solar is now supplying solar powered LED lighting at bus stops in San Francisco. (PRNewsFoto/Urban Solar)

California is leading the way with inventive ways to deploy solar technology, as not only will San Francisco’s bus stops be lit up with solar lanterns, but the HERO program has hit another major milestone, making energy savings...


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...


Chile puts online 104 MW-AC of solar in May

The capacity of installed PV has reached 1.22 GW-AC, and projects under construction represent another 1.90 GW.


Solar market hitting new heights, as costs keep dropping

Sun shines through solar array. Image by SolarPower Europe

The solar market is growing at an unprecedented rate, with a possibility that there could be 700 GW of installed PV across the world by 2020, according to a new report from SolarPower Europe.


PV innovations helping to push the French market forward

La Réunion

Philippe Malbranche, Directeur Général of the French solar research institute INES, explains why his organization is hosting a workshop on innovations from France. The varying innovations take part in the whole PV value chain,...


Frequency response storage heating up in the UK

RES UK storage system

The UK’s storage market had already been boosted by news of a 20 MW frequency response project and an ongoing tender for 200 MW of additional projects, now the debate has been pushed further along after the release of a UK...


Overheating and incompatible plug connectors

At the PV farm in question, actual black and white sheep occasionally graze beneath the solar panels.

Black sheep I: In a Bavarian solar farm, experts discovered overheated junction boxes after commissioning and, later, overheated plug connectors as well.


EUPVSEC opens with rallying call to Europe's solar industry

The opening sessions of the EUPVSEC 2016 conference began today, and will run all week.

This morning EUPVSEC kicked off at the International Conference Center in Munich. Some 6,500 authors and co-authors from 88 countries had submitted their abstracts for presentation at the week-long event. This year for the first...


Hanwha Q Cells sets 19.5% efficiency record for standard 301W multicrystalline module

Hanwha Q Cells production.

Verified by Fraunhofer ISE CalLab, the rating of 19.5% efficiency for a standard module of 1,670 x 1,000 mm2 sets a new world record for multicrystalline panels; Hanwha achieved the result using its Q.ANTUM cells with four...


India: Suzlon and CLP create JV for 100 MW solar project in Telangana

Telangana.

Indian clean energy firm Suzlon welcomes CLP India partnership on the 100 MW Veltoor solar PV project, which will produce solar energy for Telangana Southern Power Distribution Company Limited.


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