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Innotech Solar files for insolvency

Innotech Solar cell fab in Halle, Germany

Innotech CEO: "We are convinced that leading cell companies will have huge interest in our optimization process."


Europe's solar market declined 36% in 2014, says EPIA

Italian PV array.

Global growth took the solar market to 40 GW overall, but Europe supplied just 7 GW of that final figure, with the U.K. the only bright spot.


Egypt-SIA examines solar goals, market conditions

Nile, Aswan, Egypt

In a new report, the Egypt Solar Industry Association looks at the current state of the country's ambitious solar development plans, including an overview of government policy, the country's feed-in tariff program and...


UK: Solar grows 93% in 2014 as renewables overtake nuclear

UK solar farm.

Renewable energy generated 19.2% of the U.K.'s electricity in 2014, government figures show, surpassing nuclear generation for the first time ever.


Sunlabob Renewable Energy receives $2.1 million investment

Kiribati.

The Laos-based renewable energy developer has secured impact investment to aid the expansion of its off-grid electrification program.


Asian market lifts Centrotherm 2014 revenue to $208m

Centrotherm production.

The German PV equipment manufacturer achieved its guidance for 2014 following a strong first half of the year and solid performance in Asian solar markets.


Meyer Burger narrows loss, increases revenue, orders in 2014

Meyer Burger head quarters, Thun, Switzerland

The bankruptcy of U.S. company GT Advanced Technologies left a serious dent in Meyer Burger's bottom line after the Swiss group was left sitting on a number of machine and diamond wire materials orders that it ultimately wrote...


SMA posts considerable losses for 2014

SMA inverter installation.

German inverter manufacturer blames poor market and heavy price pressure for losses, guidance for 2015 forecast to be far brighter.


California hits 5% solar, offsets hydro losses due to drought

The Golden State is the first U.S. state to tap the sun for 5% of its power, finds government report, as solar hits 1% of nationwide generating capacity.


Costa Rica powered 100% by renewables so far this year

The ICE's Cachi Hydroelctric Plant in Cartago, Costa Rica.

The Central American nation has not had to use fossil fuel power plants to produce electricity from January through March, due mainly to hydropower.


SunEdison buys 100 MWh of Imergy batteries for India microgrid project

Imergy battery system.

Solar developer purchases 1,000 storage systems as it steps up efforts to bring electricity to villagers in parts of rural India.


FT examines curious trading pattern of Hanergy shares

Hanergy Thin Film Power Group

The Chinese thin-film solar group remains in the spotlight: The Financial Times has analyzed the company's share trading over the past two years and made a startling discovery. Experts say an unusual stock-buying pattern may...


JinkoSolar to supply modules for 104 MW Utah Red Hills solar plant

Once complete, the 104 MW Red Hills solar farm will be the largest array in Utah.

The Chinese module manufacturer has been chosen by EPC Swinerton to supply its panels for the project, which will be one of the largest in the U.S.


Russian researchers develop lighter, more flexible solar cells

Tomsk State University in Russia

Solar activity is heating up in Russia, where scientists at Tomsk State University are developing a new type of flexible solar cell. At the same time, the first solar plant selected in the country's green capacity tender has...


Yingli module shipments rise 17% in 2014, hit 3.3 GW globally

Yingli production.

Profit soars by 53.4% as company ships more than 3.3 GW of PV modules globally. Fourth quarter performance ends year on high.


Israeli Knesset goes green

Israeli Knesset

The national legislature in Jerusalem will unveil what it says is the largest solar installation of any parliament building in the world this weekend.


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