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North Carolina regulators approve 80 MW solar plant

Solar installation North Carolina.

The $200m proposed McBride Place Energy project, to be located near the city of Concord, has been given the green light by the N.C. Utilities Commission.


NRG Home Solar eyes California's residential market

Solar rooftop installation.

The solar subsidiary of NRG Energy is set to open two new offices in the state, creating 100 new jobs as it augments its West Coast operation.


Electrovaya moves towards Li-ion battery factory purchase

Lithium ion battery.

The lithium ion battery manufacturer plans to acquire a 500 MWh-capacity manufacturing plant for the production of lithium ion electrodes and other products.


SPI Solar to acquire 168 MW of PV projects from TBEA

Inner Mongolia

The deal will see SPI Solar purchase a raft of solar PV projects from TBEA Sunoasis across a number of Chinese provinces.


Investors investigating potential securities claims against Vivint Solar

Vivint headquarters

At least five U.S. law firms have announced investigations of potential securities fraud against the company. Vivint Solar shares fell more than 20% in inter-day trading following publication of third-quarter results last week.


Indian rooftop market to contribute 'significantly' to expected record growth

India 3 MW PV park in Yelsandra, Karnataka, India

In its new India Solar Rooftop Map, consultancy group Bridge to India forecasts 1.5 GW of rooftop solar in the country by 2018. More than 285 MW of rooftop projects have been commissioned so far, with Tamil Nadu the leading state...


Sunrun approves Canadian Solar PV modules

Sunrun residential rooftop PV

Customers and PV installers will now be able to choose Canadian Solar products in their Sunrun home solar system.


Trina Solar sets new efficiency record for silicon cells

Trina Solar PV module production

While the technologies are not currently in production, they will be part of the company's future commercialized Honey Plus and IBC products, says Trina Vice President and chief scientist Pierre Verlinden.


JA Solar multi-Si 60-cell solar module sets output record, surpasses 280 W

JA Solar module inspection

The output power of the record-setting solar modules can be further improved by fine tuning the company's module assembly process and encapsulation materials, the company says.


pv magazine weekly news roundup: Nov 7-14

Obama and Xi Jinping in Beijing.

Solar shows its worth in space, in Africa, and in the home, while the world's two biggest carbon emitters sign a landmark agreement to boost renewable energy deployment.


Capital Stage could double generation portfolio

Hamburg Capital stage.

The German developer has signed a 20-year strategic financing deal with the Gothaer Group. Purchase of solar parks could double Capital's 313 MW portfolio.


China Sunergy financing deal in Turkey

China Sunergy's Istanbul-Tuzla module plant.

Chinese manufacturer will develop projects of up to 100 MW in Turkey with financing from DenizBank. The Chinese company last month started shipments of its Turkish-made modules to the US.


8minutenergy signs 100 MW PPA

8minutenergy's Chocolate Mountain project, in California.

US developer's Springbok project will supply households in LA. Construction of the project is set to start in the first three months of the new year.


Westinghouse parent enters administration

A Westinghouse solar module.

Australian renewables developer CBD Energy has entered voluntary administration along with its Australian solar business. The company hopes to announce a restructuring plan next month.


Solar panels carry Rosetta's lander to comet

Rosetta: Philae landing, ESA artist's impression

Humanity yesterday celebrated an historic step towards unlocking the mysteries of the oldest building blocks of our Solar System: Comets. Solar cells carried the European Space Agency's Rosetta probe, Philae, onto the first-ever...


Imergy signs flow battery deal with Hawaii's Energy Research Systems

Hawaii State Dept. of Education PV installation

The combination of solar power systems and Imergy's vanadium flow batteries are a cost effective solution for areas with high electricity prices or limited grid capabilities, says Herve Mazzocco, Imergy's director of Business...


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