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Martifer Solar to lead on 57 MW Jordan PV project

Solar PV panels in Jordan.

Portugal-based solar company to construct four solar PV projects located near to the Jordanian cities of Ma'an and Mafraq, projects have already secured PPAs under Jordan’s renewable energy plan.

Advanced Energy Q3 results reveal 23% annual drop in inverter sales

Three-phase string inverter.

Third-quarter sales of $143.1 million were slightly down on 2013 as the company continues its shift from central inverters to three-phase string inverters.

Abundance launches Europe's largest crowd-funded solar project

Solar rooftop installation.

The U.K.-based crowdfunder hopes to install 749 solar PV rooftop systems in Scotland as part of a 3.1 million pound scheme.

PV Cycle collects first 10,000 tons of discarded PV modules in Europe

PV Cycle: PV module recycling

By the end of October, PV Cycle had made collections in 20 different European countries from 350 collection points. The organization has increased its figures from 80 tons in its first year of operation to 10,053 tons today.

Proinso begins distribution of ZeverSolar inverters in India

Proinso's 50 kW rooftop system near Mumbai.

The company has introduced a new PPA model in India for projects larger than 100 kW.

Solar Frontier's 'next gen' fab on track

The outside of the new Solar Frontier fab.

Japanese thin film producer and project developer Solar Frontier has announced that the construction of its 150 MW MP4 Tohoku fab is on track. The fab will boast new processes for its CIGS module manufacturing and is scheduled to...

Dark days await Taiwan cell makers as US AD decision looms

Gintech Energy

Taiwanese solar cell companies struggling in the wake of U.S.-imposed AD tariffs may seek expansion overseas in an attempt to stay afloat once December’s decision is announced.

German solar alliance examines Brazilian plans for 680 MW PV manufacturing plant

The Itaipu Dam on the border between Brazil and Paraguay

Germany's Solar Cluster and its member organizations are looking to see whether the ambitious project is technically and financially feasible. Brazil's burgeoning PV sector is poised to attract German solar companies eager to...

Imergy taps Foxsemicon to manufacture modular flow batteries

Imergy storage system

The California-based energy storage group says it will benefit from Foxsemicon's vertical integration, strong process control and economies of scale. It will also reduce Imergy's manufacturing costs.

Hanwha SolarOne to develop 100 MW of distributed generation projects in Shandong, China

Yantai, China

The China-based PV manufacturer is set to develop PV projects in Yantai, a major port city in Shandong province. The municipal government will help secure rootop space, aid in obtaining financing and tax preferences and secure...

World's largest merchant solar project goes online in Chile

Etrion and SunPower have completed Project Salvador in Northern Chile, five months ahead of schedule. At 70 MW this the largest solar plant in the world which sells the electricity it generates on the spot market.

3.5% FIT degression announced for small-scale UK solar

Rooftop solar installation, UK.

UK's Office of Gas and Electricity Markets confirms that all tariff bands below 50 kW to degress by 3.5% on January 1, 2015.

Phoenix Solar extends financing deal despite lower revenue, earnings forecast

Phoenix Solar 3.5 MW plant, Saudi Arabia

The publicly listed German PV system integrator has again revised its revenue and earnings forecast downward but offers a positive outlook for 2015 based on orders received. CEO Bernd Köhler has announced he will exit the company...

China best country for clean energy investment, study finds

20 MW solar installation, China.

Joint research by Climatescope and UK Department for International Development ranks China as the best country in which to invest in clean technology.

SunPower to build 160 MW panel fab in South Africa

Cape Town, South Africa

SunPower will manufacture high-efficiency solar panels at the new facility, which will also house its EPC and O&M offices, consolidating its South African operations under one roof.

Europe on BEST PATH to developing high-capacity transmission networks

Transmission tower, Germany

Backed by the European Commission and coordinated by Spanish TSO Red Eléctrica de España, the aproject aims to provide vital

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