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IBC Solar completes 11 MW solar project in India

Pokhran solar park, Indian.

The large-scale array is the German solar company's fifth such development in the country. Installation located in Indian state of Rajasthan.


SPI to acquire Germany's Energiebau

Solar installation, Italy, via Innotech and Energiebau.

The China-based solar developer will acquire certain assets of the German wholesaler, which filed for insolvency at the end of last year before being purchased by Innotech.


REC Solar sees European market shrink 35.6% in Q1

REC Solar facility, Singapore.

The U.S. now represents REC Solar's primary market, accounting for 39% of all modules sold in first three months of the year. Module sales globally shrink by 16% quarter-over-quarter.


Etrion connects first phase of Japan's 9.3 MW Mito Solar project

Mito, Japan.

The 2.7 MW Mito site is the first to be connected by Etrion, with the 9.3 MW project in Ibaraki Prefecture scheduled for final completion in August 2015.


Schmid strikes 400 MW equipment deal with JA Solar

Pictured: A Schmid 10-track line for edge isolation.

The German PV equipment supplier confirms the sale of several of its texturing and edge isolation tools, as well as automation equipment, to Chinese solar company.


Hanwha Q Cells to build 1.5 GW solar cell plant in South Korea

Cell production, Hanwha.

The Korean solar cell manufacturer has announced plans to construct the nation's first large-scale cell fab at a cost of $315.54 million. Facility will be located in Jincheon.


Update: Solar flight forced into unscheduled stopover in Japan

Si2 aircraft in flight.

The Solar Impulse 2 aircraft, which set off from Nanjing over the weekend to embark on the longest leg of the round the world attempt, may be forced to turn back if conditions worsens.


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Solar installation, Malaysia.

Second tier solar markets took center stage this week, with India, Australia, Malaysia and Brazil each turning heads with their PV development plans and announcements, as leading markets wobbled.


Ford partners with Trina Solar to launch MyEnergi Lifestyle in China

The MyEnergi Lifestyle program explained.

Program offers hybrid electric vehicles, solar system and energy-efficient appliances to families intent on developing wider understanding of their carbon footprint.


Solarcentury rolls out BIPV solution to UK market

Sunstation from Solarcentury.

Sunstation system designed to appeal to aesthetic sensibilities of British homeowners as U.K. residential rooftop market prepares for further growth.


US clean energy use hits 80 year high, says EIA

Solar PV rooftop installation, U.S.

Data from the Energy Information Administration reveals highest levels of renewable energy use in the U.S. since the Great Depression of the 1930s.


Younicos launches North American storage consulting service

Younicos battery.

Following successful consulting engagements in Europe, Younicos will offer suite of storage-related technical consulting services to North American customers.


SolarCity and BofA create $200m tax equity fund for smaller investors

SolarCity installation in progress.

Newly created funding pot aimed at regional banks and other smaller corporations interested in offering solar finance packages to residential customers.


SunEdison to build seven solar parks on Long Island, New York

U.S. Long Island.

Renewable energy developer signs agreements with five municipal entities for the plants, which will add a combined total of 14 MW of PV to Long Island.


EPIA rebrands as SolarPower Europe

EPIA's rebranding received the full backing of its members.

Full member backing for name change from European Photovoltaic Industry Association to SolarPower Europe to reflect expanding "scope of organization".


Hanwha Q Cells registers 70% Q1 profit increase

The merged Q Cells and Hwnwha SolarOne brand has posted a positive set of financials for Q1.

Positive first financial results since strategic merger of company, with revenue rising 54% to $333.5 million. One-time restructuring charge of $22.1 million dilutes profit margin.


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