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Hareon Solar signs 72 MW PV project deal in India

Andhra Pradesh.

The Chinese solar company embarks on first solar project in India, entering into agreement with ReNew Power to develop a 72 MW solar farm in Andhra Pradesh.


NexWafe plans 250 MWp kerfless wafer production

Fraunhofer spinoff, NexWafe GmbH plans to set up a 250 MWp production line for its kerfless wafer production. The first pilot line is expected to begin in 2017.


Fraunhofer launches company to transfer kerfless wafer technology into production

Germany’s Fraunhofer has announced the launch of a spin-off company, NexWafe GmbH to transfer its kerfless wafer production technology into production. Fraunhofer Venture will supply seed funding.


Energy storage investment opportunities, business models must be identified

The investment opportunities and business models in the energy storage industry need to be identified, writes Ernst & Young. In the energy industry in general, more focus needs to be placed on the customer, with utilities...


CNPV plans $270 million solar factory in South Korea

Chinese company CNPV Solar Power SA is reportedly looking to invest $270 million in a solar cell and module production plant in South Korea.


CSUN 2014 financials show 33% shipment increase

CSUN's Turkish fab, which opened in 2013, is expected to reach full utiliization this year as the company targets shipments of 1 GW.

Positive impact of Turkish factory reflected in higher shipments and increased revenue, which reached $341 million for the year.


Intersolar Europe: German energy minister backs solar's role in energy transition

The sun shone on the final day of the Intersolar Europe exhibition in Munich following a busy three days that served to re-define Europe's place in the solar landscape.

Sigmar Gabriel calls solar the backbone of Germany's energy transition during a well-attended speech on the final day of the Intersolar Europe exhibition.


Global market to approach 70 GW by 2020

A coalition of analyst bodies have delivered a positive prediction for the global industry at InterSolar 2015.


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Intersolar Europe opened its doors this week, prompting a flurry of bullish solar market reports outlining a glittering future for the renewable energy. That is, if the politicians and regulators play along. Energy storage was...


Solar PV could reach 12% of total EU electricity production by 2030

In a new report, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants predict solar PV could account for 12% of Europe’s total electricity production by 2030. It further looks at the challenges and opportunities decentralization is presenting...


Amazon building 80 MW solar farm in Virginia, U.S.

West Virginia.

The e-commerce giant to invest approximately $150 million in development as it looks to increase its renewable footprint following criticism from Greenpeace.


Intersolar: Global PV growth to top 50 GW in 2015, report says

According to the PV Market Alliance, 50 GW of solar PV will be installed globally this year. China, Japan and the U.S. will drive growth, while markets in Europe are expected to stabilize.


Intersolar Europe: India can take manufacturing center stage, says Vikram Solar CEO

A visitor steps into Trina Solar's module manufacturing facility via the medium of augmented reality.

Indian solar manufacturing industry coming of age says CEO, and no longer looks to China for guidance. First Solar outlines O&M ambition.


Intersolar Europe: SolarWorld exits SolarPower Europe trade body

The SolarWorld booth at Intersolar Europe was abuzz today with talk of the company's exit from SolarPower Europe.

The industry body formerly known as EPIA had irked the German solar company with its opposition to EU trade duties, something SolarWorld had long lobbied for.


Intersolar Europe: DNV GL unveils solar + storage service

Fronius inverters, Intersolar Europe.

Division created to meet industry needs, the independent energy advisory announced. Storage halls abuzz on day one of show.


Siemens and SMA team up to take on large, independent PV installations

PV power plant in South Africa

Technology giants, Siemens and SMA Solar Technology have announced that they are to work together to make products for large and decentralized PV power plants.


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