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GreenGo Energy greenlights largest PV project in the Nordics

Kolding Shopping Center, Denmark.

The energy company will collaborate with Danica Pension to deliver 6 MW of rooftop PV capacity in Denmark.


China Sunergy boosts revenue, narrows loss in 2013

China Sunergy building

The Nanjing-based company shipped a total of 235.8 MW in the fourth quarter, beating forecasts. CEO Stephen Cai attributes the company's improved performance on its operational flexibility, cost control efforts and entry into new...


Bester Generación connects 26 MW of power in the UK

Bester Generacion's 14 MW project in St. Stephen, Cornwall, UK

The projects are among the 254 MW that the Spanish company plans to implement in 2014 as part of the $360 million Quercus Renewable Energy Fund II, which is financing 21 PV projects across England.


Conergy completes 68 MW of solar farms in UK

Conergy 5 MW solar farm, Cornwall, UK

With an ambitious development pipeline of 150 MW, the Hamburg-based solar company is aiming to build more than 200 MW in the U.K. by year's end.


OneRoof Energy expands solar leasing program to Massachusetts

Boston, Massachusetts

The New England state's solar capacity has soared due in large part to leasing programs that eliminate high upfront costs for homeowners.


Crisis in Ukraine threatens domestic PV industry

Russian President Vladimir Putin signs the treaty annexing the Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastol on March 18, 2014.

The political crisis in Ukraine is threatening to hollow out the country's nascent PV industry as the world awaits the outcome of Russia's annexation of Crimea.


Germany's DB Schenker, TUV Rheinland implement new logistics systems for modules

Solar modules

German industry giants DB Schenker and TUV Rheinland have joined forces to offer a new logistics for the transportation of modules. The system comes into existence after a year of extensive testing between China and Germany.


SunPower gets a $42 million cash injection

A SunPower residential installation.

The U.S. solar manufacturer will use the money to expand its solar leasing program. SunPower says it already has 20,000 American households signed up.


US, India fail to reach agreement

AEG manufacturing in India.

The two countries are on the verge of a WTO dispute over Indian domestic content requirements. The US will reportedly make a decision once details of the next batch of the National Solar Mission are released.


Manz acquires KEMET mechanical engineering division

Manz HQ in Reutlingen, Germany

Germany-based Manz has acquired Kemet Electronic Italy. Approval for the transaction was granted by the Italian trades union and the supervisory bodies of both companies. Financial details for the move have been not published.


Schneider Electric to establish inverter fab in Russia

Angarsk Railway Station, Russia

In addition to a planned fab in Siberia, Schneider and Avelar Energy will also partner on an engineering center in Russia, which will focus on inverter maintainance.


String inverters see increasing use in megawatt-scale PV projects

IHS PV Inverter survey chart

A new IHS report shows string inverters are gaining in popularity. Chinese products and microinverters are also winning over ever more customers.


Mexican president inaugurates one of Latin America's largest solar farms

Mexico

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto dedicated the 39 MW Aura Solar I farm on 26 March. The plant is slated to produce 82 GWh per year, which should fulfill the energy needs of 65% of the households in the city of La Paz.


JinkoSolar secures $39 million loan from China Development Bank

Xinjiang Province, China

The credit line will bankroll two PV projects with a combined capacity of 35 MW that have already gone online.


Solar Frontier sets thin-film PV world record with 20.9% CIS cell

Solar Frontier plant

Germany's Fraunhofer Institute has verified the new CIS conversion efficiency breakthrough, achieved at the Atsugi Research Center (ARC) in Kanagawa, Japan.


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.


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