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Trina boosts annual revenue, profit

Trina Chairman and CEO Jifan Gao

The Chinese solar giant expects a 20% to 26% increase in module shipments of between 4.4 GW and 4.6 GW this year, including some 750 MW aimed at its own downstream projects.


First Solar Q4 earnings more than double, ahead of red ink in Q1

First Solar thin-film modules, Malaysia

Thanks to the completion of several large-scale projects at the end of last year, leading thin-film module maker First Solar saw fourth-quarter earnings more than double to $1.89 per share compared with the third quarter on 13%...


SunPower posts 75% quarterly revenue increase for Q4

SunPower expects to add 250 MW of PV in China this year, and begin production at its U.S. Fab 4 facility before the mid-way point of the year.

The U.S. solar company generated revenue of $1.16 billion in the final quarter of 2014, annual revenue for the year topped $3 billion.


Renewables could feed 60% of European grids by 2030, study finds

Solar and Wind in Europe.

Report by DNV GL for the European Commission claims 60% integration of renewable energy in European distribution grids feasible by 2030 given infrastructure and regulatory support.


Solar energy emerging as cheapest power source in many parts of the world

Dubai, UAE

By 2025, solar power in sunny regions of the world will be cheaper than power from coal or gas, according to a new Fraunhofer report for German think tank Agora Energiewende, which stresses that success depends on stable...


European Commission calls for 'energy union' as its seeks to break Russia's market dominance

Nord Strea AG pipeline - Russian landfall in Portovaya Bay, August 2010.

The European Commission is set to present a new plan on Wednesday calling for an "energy union" that would strengthen its stance in the global energy market against Russia. The German government appears to have some qualms about...


Macquarie Infrastructure finances 29 MW UK solar farm

Pembrokeshire beach.

The Quercus Assets Selection installation, located in Wales, has signed a 15-year power purchase agreement with Norwegian utility Statkraft.


Booming Japanese market draws industry leaders to PV Expo

PV Expo.

The 8th PV Expo kicks off on Wednesday in Tokyo with an impressive collection of solar industry leaders attending the event on the back of an ongoing Japanese solar boom.


ZSW boosts efficiency of cadmium-free thin-film cells to world record level

A ZSW researcher prepares solar cells for measurement under the sun simulator.

Researchers replaced intermediate films consisting of cadmium sulfide and zinc oxide with zinc oxysulfide and zinc magnesium oxide. As a buffer layer, zinc oxide-sulfide is more transparent to light in the blue wavelength range,...


Analysis: Sungrow targets global growth to match domestic strength

Sungrow Shanghai Expo.

The inverter supplier has been the flag-bearer for Chinese international expansion, and is eyeing further global growth, says IHS.


Lightsource commits $193m to UK solar rooftop sector

Lightsource has already established a solid rooftop presence in the U.K., including the completion of this array atop the Bentley factory in Crewe, England.

British solar developer backs growing sector, puts out call for partnership with installers keen to unlock the U.K. rooftop market.


Spain's link to France boosts intermittent power

A boring machine in La Junquera, Spain, excavates the Alberes tunnel for the electricity interconnection with France.

Spain and France have interconnected a new grid line that doubles the electricity exchange between the two countries. With a power capacity of 2 GW and capable of reversing the direction of flow of the energy exchanges between...


IRENA, SICA develop Central America Clean Energy Corridor initiative

San Jose, Costa Rica

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Central American Integration System (SICA) aim to integrate more renewables into the Central American Electrical Interconnection System, which stretches from Guatemala to...


Mexico: Pattern Energy and Cemex to develop 1 GW of renewables

Mexico City

The companies have formed a joint venture to develop renewable energy projects in Mexico. The announcement comes as Cemex launches a new energy division.


Solar panels add premium to home value, study finds

Sunrun residential installation

The Berkely Lab report found that PV systems have increased the value of homes significantly in eight U.S. states over a 15-year period.


Sungrow amassed 5.89 GW inverter orders in 2014

Sungrow central inverter station, California.

The Chinese solar inverter supplier maintained its domestic dominance with 3.8 GW shipped, while international orders amounted to 430 MW.


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