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Russian solar expansion picks up speed

Altai Republic, Russia

In Crimea, authorities are scrambling to bolster local renewable energy capacities in an effort to buffer a possible lack of conventional electricity, a result of Russia's seizure of Crimea and the ongoing conflict between Russia...

Future sunny for Roth & Rau

Roth & Rau headquarters

The solar engineering company is seeing signs of recovery in the PV market as it focuses on the development of high-tech production equipment.

JinkoSolar supplies modules to CSEM-uae for research venture

Street in Ras al-Khaimah.

The modules will be used at CSEM's Solar Outdoor Laboratory in the United Arab Emirates for applied research purposes.

Avancis achieves new certification record for thin-film module

Avancis CIS record

With a record 16.6% efficiency, Avancis again leads the international efficiency ranking of encapsulated CIS thin-film modules.

Solid partnerships and full fab capacity mark strong fiscal year for SunPower

SunPower modules being installed at the California Valley Solar Ranch.

The California-based solar company reports fourth-quarter revenue of $638 million, spurred by a strong performance in North America and lucrative international partnerships.

Solar securities may offer major investment potential

U.S. rooftop installation

A new study has found that securities from solar PPAs can make a healthy profit while making billions of dollars availalbe to finance solar project.

SunEdison strikes solar partnership to bring PV power to Georgia, US

SunEdison U.S. installation.

The global solar company has teamed with United Renewable Energy to help businesses in the southern state tap into PV potential.

China caps 2014 solar subsidies at 14 GW

Large-scale PV plant in China.

The National Energy Administration will hand out regional quotas for individual provinces based on local demand and resource, with projects that exceed the quota ineligible for the subsidy.

REC Silicon narrows loss

REC Silicon, Moses Lake, Washington

The Norwegian company, largely based in the U.S., says it has so far evaded Chinese duties by using available legal options offered by Chinese law.

Centrotherm posts solid start to 2014

Centrotherm's production facilities.

The German solar machinery manufacturer has received orders worth more than $41 million in the past two months, driven by demand from the U.S. and Japan.

Talesun extends reach into Turkey's solar sector

The Turkish flag.

The international solar company has established a new partnership with Ege Trade just two months after its first foray into the Turkish solar market.

Pure Energy to build 40 MW module plant in Brazil

Maceio, Alagoas, Brazil

The Brazilian start-up, which cooperates with Italy's BMS and Italian renewable energy company Regran, may expand the facility to up to 70 MW of annual module production.

Strata, ET Solar partner on multi-megawatt project in North Carolina

Charlotte, North Carolina

U.S. company Strata Solar is set to complete 300 MW in 2014 and has pipeline of more than one gigawatt across seven states.

Hanwha Q CELLS, AGR break ground on large-scale PV plant in UK


UK renewable energy developer AGRenewables (AGR) has teamed up with Hanwha Q CELLS in Germany on a 24.3 MW solar installation in Stowbridge, England.

Italian energy storage market set to explode

Storage battery

Energy storage could be a very attractive prospect for users of photovoltaic energy, particularly in markets where electricity retail costs are high.

JA Solar modules pass 'extreme environmnent' tests

JA Solar module inspection

The China Quality Certification Center has designed new testing methods to fairly evaluate the performance of the solar modules in extreme environments, according to the company.

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