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Kaco seals 50 MW inverter supply deal in Turkey

Kaco inverter production.

The German inverter specialist is to ship 50 MW of its 50 kW three-phase string inverters in two batches to Turkish solar project developer Aldo Grup. The first batch will be shipped by March next year.

Solarcentury builds first solar farm in Germany

Solarcentury's Calvoerde plant in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany

The leading U.K. solar company partnered with local firm Sybac Solar on the project, made possible by Germany's new auction tariff for ground-mounted installations. The company said its strong EPC expertise underpins its...

SoloPower Systems completes first commercial-scale deployment in South Africa

SoloPower Systems' CIGS flexible thin-film PV panels

The factory rooftop project used the Oregon company's CIGS thin-film solar technology in the installation, which required no power tools, racking or special handling. The ultra-light weight photovoltaic modules are up to 85%...

China Cinda may join Yingli's debt restructuring

Yingli PV production

The state-owned asset management company could help Yingli sell off assets.

Juwi expands in MEA region, taps new leadership

Amman, Jordan

The German company's Dubai-based subsidiary is building a major solar project in Jordan and working on a wind-solar plant in Bahrain and recently appointed new execs to helm the division, which is focusing on the Middle East and...

UK awards £40 million in funding to boost EVs

London: Low emission zone

The U.K. government has awarded £40 million to four British cities to support the spread of electrical and low-emission vehicles. Supported projects include car-charging street lighting and zones offering free parking and traffic...

SMA returns to the black in 2015

Provisional results from the world’s largest inverter maker show revenue growth and a return to profitability in the second half of 2015, after two and a half difficult years.

Egypt preps tender for 30 GW of energy projects

solar PV plant near Egyptian pyramids

Government officials, public sector stakeholders and regulators will gather next month in Cairo for a special summit aimed at engaging investors and developers for a slew of major energy and infrastructure projects.

Australia: ARENA considers another round of large-scale solar funding

The 102 MW solar plant in Nyngan, New South Wales

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency may make another $100 million of grants available in a new round of funding for large scale solar projects in Australia following the overwhelming response to its latest program.

Huawei teams with CGN, CMNE on 2 GW PV project in Europe

20 MW ground-mounted PV plant in Trowbridge, England

Huawei is partnering with two state-owned Chinese companies on an ambitious but scarcely detailed PV project in Europe that looks likely to employ the company's FusionSolar smart PV solution.

Powerhive raises $20 million for off-grid development in emerging markets

Powerhive in Africa

The investment allows Powerhive to expand its renewable microgrid development using its propriety technology and supply affordable and reliable electricity to off-grid communities in emerging markets.

German-made PV modules lead among local installers

Heckert Solar HQ in Chemnitz, Germany

German-made PV modules make up the four top leading brands among German PV installers, according to the latest European PV InstallerMonitor. Direct procurement from manufacturers, however, is on the decline.

Oaktree acquires Solarrus

Solarrus' True South Renewables van

The investment is set to bolster the leading U.S. O&M services group and provides Oaktree with a foothold in "a nascent industry with enormous growth potential." Solarrus has also appointed a new chief executive.

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It's official: China has the most solar PV installed globally

Xinhua's estimate of 43 GW is at or below that of analytical firms, and the nation has surpassed Germany's 40 GW.

German energy giant E.ON acquires Reniva, bolsters PV unit

E.ON service van

Former Phoenix Solar technology chief and Reniva managing director Manfred Baechler is joining E.ON along with 10 other Reniva solar experts.

Orison introduces plug-and-play energy storage system

Orison home storage systems

The Orison home battery system can be connected to solar installations as well as the grid. Consumers can charge it when utility rates are low in order to provide power when rates are high.

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