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Google buys solar-powered drone company

Titan Aerospace drone.

The tech giant snaps up New Mexico-based Titan Aerospace, a startup that is developing unmanned, solar-powered jets designed to fly nonstop for years at a time.


New York's Long Island to add 100 MW of solar generation

Brooklyn Bridge, New York City

As part of a new auction, PSEG Long Island has set the final bid price of $0.1688 per kilowatt hour for PV systems of various sizes that are expected to be constructed across Long Island.


Global solar PV demand soars due to increased capacity in the UK, Japan

Rooftop PV systems, U.K.

Global solar PV demand in Q1 2014 showed a 35% increase over the same period last year, according to figures released by NPD Solarbuzz in its latest quarterly report. The same report predicts that all quarters of 2014 will hit...


Romania adds 850 MW in past eight months despite incentive cuts

Romania 50 kW PV installation

The country is also increasingly working with Turkey on a number of ambitious energy projects, including a plans to build 1 GW of capacity and a 450-kilometer-long submarine electricity line connecting the two countries.


EREC closes due to high Brussels rents

Brussels

The European Renewable Energy Council (EREC) is to shut its doors today as the former representative body continues its fall into liquidation. The reason given for this was an ability to meet the costs of renting in central...


German equipment manufacturers expect sales increase of more than 25%

Stringer system, Teamtechnik

Germany's PV equipment and plant manufacturers are cautiously optimistic and expecting a 25 percent increase in revenue this year despite lacking a plan to ensure their competitiveness in the medium term.


Ukraine turmoil leaves outlook 'cloudy'

Ukraine

The repercussions to the solar PV industry from Russia's annexation of Crimea will be felt from 21 March, according to an industry source speaking to pv magazine. This revelation comes as analysts IHS call the country's PV...


German conference to showcase latest in energy storage, electromobility

BMWi production in Leipzig

The 14th UECT international conference in Ulm will also highlight the boom in electric vehicles. A new report shows the number of electric cars has risen to 400,00 worldwide.


Italy helps Egypt develop solar power

As part of the two countries' cooperation on environmental protection and sustainable development, Italy is providing aid for the development of solar facilities in El Fayoum.


Capital Stage posts 54% boost, forecasts sunny future

Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, Languedoc-Roussillon, France

The Hamburg-based renewable energy group has expanded its investor base and moved into France, where it has made its biggest ever investment in four solar farms with a combined output of 40 MW.


LDK Solar delisted from New York Stock Exchange

LDK Solar HQ, China.

Having warned last week that the Chinese solar company's status was under review, the NYSE yesterday determined that LDK was no longer suitable for listing.


Canadian Solar wins financing for Ontario plant

Canada

Canadian Solar has won financing of CAD $50.5 million for its solar power plant in North Dundas in the Canadian province of Ontario.


Silevo and Krannich Solar create distribution partnership

Californian solar installation.

The two solar specialists to partner on the distribution of Silevo's 18.5% efficient c-Si solar modules.


Solar Frontier to build airport-sited mega-station in Nagasaki, Japan

Japan

Japanese companies Solar Frontier and Chopro are banding together to build a 29 MW facility adjoining the airport in Nagasaki.


First Solar radiates confidence as stock price rises 20%

First Solar module.

Monthly stock report shows impressive uptick for the Arizona company, while SunPower continues to create a buzz.


China's Solargiga posts positive results

Solar panels

Chinese manufacturer Solargiga has reported a slowing in its operating loss for 2013, suggesting that the company is bouncing back after a disastrous 2012.


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