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Germany sees price drop in solar power storage systems

Regensburg, Germany

Prices for solar power storage systems have fallen by 25% since spring. The German solar industry expects continued growth in demand for storage systems.


Sharp looking to offload US solar unit

Recurrent Energy HQ.

The Japanese firm's US-based solar company Recurrent Energy is reportedly up for sale as Sharp seeks ways to raise its equity ratio.


Duke Energy’s 128 MW North Carolina PV project approved

Duke Energy U.S. PV installation.

The project will comprise three solar PV plants dotted across the state, with First Solar involved as EPC and Yingli Solar supplying solar panels.


US solar producers cannot satisfy domestic demand, ITC hearing told

SolarWorld U.S. HQ.

The import of Chinese and Taiwanese solar cells and modules helped, not harmed, the U.S. solar industry say foreign suppliers on day one of the ITC hearing.


Yingli, Huawei sign MoU for Thai solar projects

Thailand flag.

The Chinese giants have teamed up with Solventia Solar Energy and Kasikornbank to sign a memorandum of understanding that will provide turnkey solar power solutions throughout Thailand.


Canada announces anti-dumping measures against Chinese solar modules

Ontario solar park.

Message from the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announces initiation of investigation against alleged dumping of PV modules and laminates originating from China.


Hanwha SolarOne to merge with Hanwha Q CELLS

Hanwha Q CELLS will see its entire stock bought out by Hanwha SolarOne in a deal worth more than $1.2bn.

Hanwha SolarOne will pay $1.2bn to acquire Germany's Hanwha Q CELLS stock as ongoing disputes between China and the U.S. and EU force a strategic rethink.


Portugal's net-metering law raises faint hopes

Microgeneration PV Portugal.

Approval of law could propel solar sector into the fast lane, where PV is still playing catch-up to a soaring wind industry.


Schmid receives order for three Multi Busbar Connector lines

Schmid MBC technology.

German PV tool supplier Schmid Group has announced the supply of three Multi Busbar Connector lines to a well-known Asian premium manufacturer. The systems can allow manufacturers to assemble modules with between 8 to 15 thin...


Global DG market to double by 2023, says Navigant Research

Rooftop PV installation.

The growth of distributed generation technologies is propelling DG energy to new heights, and could see the sector reach 165 GW by 2023.


JA Solar ships 100 MW of modules to Pakistan solar park

Punjab, Pakistan.

Modules to be installed on a 500-acre PV installation located in the country's Bahawalpur region. Array will form part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.


The pv magazine weekly digest

Alan 'Fluff' Freeman.

Trina rules the world, oil is cheap as chips, Germany retreats from solar and Abengoa switches on 250 MW. It's all here with all the week's solar news in one handy article.


JinkoSolar achieves 306.9W with 60-cell module

JinkoSolar rooftop.

Chinese module producer JinkoSolar has announced that it has achieved a 306.9W output from one of its Eagle+ PV modules. JinkoSolar employed a number of innovative materials to achieve the power output, which was verified at TÜV...


US smart grid firm betting on Australia

A PV smart grid.

MicroPlanet emphasized its various attempts to break the Australian market in trading update. According to the figures, no sales were registered in Q3.


Peel-and-stick solar cells

Stanford University campus.

Stanford professor says peel-away solar cells could revolutionize BIPV. Chinese academic is working on scaling up the technology.


Advanced energy drives California job creation

Solar installers in California.

Solar employs almost 73,000 workers among the 431,800 working in advanced energy in the state. Rise in AE job numbers far outstrips general state and national employment rises.


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