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GCL New Energy, Singyes Solar announce far-reaching partnership

GCL-Polysilicon facilities

The companies will cooperate mainly on distributed generation projects next year with a combined target of at least 500 MW.

Forum Solarpraxis off to positive start

Solarpraxis CEO Karl-Heinz Remmers, 14th Forum Solarpraxis

Increasing global opportunities and the advantages of falling PV prices took center stage at the 14th Forum Solarpraxis, which welcomed some 600 industry representatives to the two-day event.

ZNSHINE unveils new power optimizing technology, announces expansion plans

Stuart Brannigan, ZNSHINE

Chinese vertically integrated module manufacturer ZNSHINE SOLAR announces expansion of its global network and introduces newly developed power optimizing technologý at pre-Forum Solarpraxis press conference.

Stanford report asks: what might the solar future look like?

Japan PV installation.

Stanford University and the German Federal Ministry for the Environment gathered together 20 top solar executives this summer for a one-day workshop to discuss how the solar industry might play out in the future. The results made...

Special Report Africa: Kenya

Mombassa solar plant, Kenya

Tobias Cossen, project manager, Renewable Energy Project Development Program for Sub-Saharan Africa, at the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ), discusses the developing solar market in Kenya.

Special Report Africa: Ghana

Cape Coast, Ghana

Ulrike Brückner of the German law firm Rödl & Partner discusses the state of Ghana's burgeoning solar market, including investment opportunities and government efforts to attract foreign investment.

SMA tapped for 100 MW Canadian project

SMA Sunny Central inverters

SMA, which recently introduced plant-wide operation and maintenance services in North America, will handle O&M and supply inverters for the utility-scale facility in Ontario.

Trina Solar Q3 results reveal first profit for nine quarters

Trina Solar logo.

The Chinese solar company follows in the footsteps of Jinko Solar and Canadian Solar in returning to profit towards the end of 2013.

Qatar to install utility-scale reservoir rooftop solar panels

The Doha skyline, Qatar.

The announcement, made at this week's Solar Qatar Summit, will help propel the country towards its stated aim of 200 MW of solar installed by 2020.

Miners investigating off grid solar

Mount Tom Price iron ore mine, Western Australia

Australia's mining industry is investigating solar to supply some of its energy needs in off-grid and remote locations. In the resource rich state of Western Australia, estimated savings could reach an excess of AUD$2 billion.

Solexant rebrands as Siva Power, transitions to new manufacturing platform

CIGS technology.

The Californian solar company's new identity will focus on CIGS technology and a platform developed to deliver profitable, GW-level production capabilities.

Storage: value in 'unloading grid'

storage, household battery system, Germany

The 8th International Renewable Energy Storage Conference (IRES) in Berlin has highlighted the potential of small battery solutions to increase stability and prevent surges of PV electricity.

Suntech to appeal NYSE decision

Suntech HQ

The NYSE watchdog is delisting Suntech shares due to uncertainty over its its ability to complete a necessary SEC filing and its restructuring process.

RustMo 1 PV plant in South Africa begins commercial operation

South Africa flag.

The 7 MW installation from juwi was brought online a week ahead of schedule, supplying clean energy to the grid in the north west of the country.

Yingli Solar announces 1 MW of accumulative solar shipments to Jordan

Yingli Solar module production.

As Jordan aims for 600 MW of installed solar capacity by 2020, Yingli Solar are well positioned to improve on their 20% market share in the country.

Chinese PV installations to reach 12 GW in 2014

Guangzhou, Guangdong Province

China is now driving the total Asia Pacific baseline forecast to 24 GW for 2014, with an upside as high as 32 GW, according to NPD Solarbuzz.

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