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IBC Solar instals 2.4 MW rooftop self-consumption system in Holland

IBC Solar system on the roof of Plospan. Image by IBC Solar.

It is the largest self-consumption system ever installed by the German-company, to add to the growing network of large-scale rooftop PV systems in Holland.

EU PVSEC: Stagnating global PV installations till 2020 or 100 GW cumulative capacity?

2,200 participants have already registered at this year’s EU PVSEC, and more are expected

On Monday, the 31st EU PVSEC in Hamburg, Germany opened its doors. Despite the current turbulence in the European solar industry, a high visitor turnout was seen at the opening conference. Future industry expectations are split:...

SolarWorld and Enphase to develop integrated AC modules

SolarWorld U.S. HQ, Hillsboro.

German solar panel developer teams with U.S. microinverter specialist Enphase Energy to produce SolarWorld Sunmodule panels integrated with microinverter technology.

Modest PV market growth to come in SPV Market Research’s latest forecast

The US the residential solar lease model is driving growth

While stellar growth may have been a feature of the global solar market in years past, a mix of international and domestic factors are likely to deliver a modestly-growing solar market in the future, according to SPV Market...

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ABB solar installation.

Emerging markets mature as India, Brazil and Mexico take great strides in their respective solar evolutions, new technology turns heads, and Greece receives some solar-backed good news.

TSK Group to build 50 MW solar plant in Kuwait

Kuwait City.

Deal worth $385 million will see Spanish EPC TSK Group develop the 50 MW solar plant in Kuwait’s Shagaya desert region, with commercial operation scheduled for 2017.

GE eyes 1 GW US capacity for new 1500V inverters

Belectric installation using GE 1500V inverters.

Transition to higher voltage inverters gathering pace following agreement with NextEra Energy to install 1500V inverters at large-scale projects across U.S.; Suntech also announces 1500V module.

Subsidy delays in China harming PV industry, says Trina Solar

Trina Solar production.

Tier-1 Chinese solar firm says that the subsidy delays of more than one year are storing up trouble for the country’s solar industry, reports Bloomberg.

Acciona to build 247 MW solar farm in Chile

Coquimbo Valley.

Project in the Atacama Desert will become the largest single PV installation in Latin America once completed, utilizing more than 777,000 solar modules across 280 hectares.

Soltec to open a new tracker factory in Brazil

The new facility is part of a wave of investment in solar manufacturing in Brazil, and will be used to supply Latin America's booming solar market.

Big changes down south: An interview with Adam James of GTM Research

In this exclusive interview with pv magazine, GTM Research Senior Solar Analyst Adam James discusses the implications of Mexico's electricity market reform for the nation's solar market.

SolarEdge launches HD-Wave technology for inverters

SolarEdge inverter.

Company claims new advanced digital processing can dramatically lower inverter's weight and size while optimizing performance; market launch penciled for December.

UK: FIT pre-accreditation to end on October 1

Commercial rooftop installation.

Government ignores industry opposition to its proposal to scrap the pre-accreditation process for the FIT, with energy secretary stating decision means better control over spending.

Luminant to purchase 116 MW of solar power from SunEdison


Subsidiary of Energy Future Holdings announces power purchase agreement with U.S. solar company for 116 MW of solar power generated by large-scale solar plant in Upton County, Texas.

Martifer Solar grows Italian O&M portfolio by 11.5 MW

Martifer Solar HQ.

The Portuguese solar project developer augments O&M business in Italy with deal to service 14 solar PV plants owned by Green Utility; global O&M portfolio reaches 600 MW.

Canadian Solar receives $165m loan from Santander for Mustang solar plant


Spanish bank agrees lending and tax equity bridge loan for Recurrent Energy, California subsidiary of Canadian Solar involved in the creation of the 100 MW Mustang solar project.

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