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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.


Panasonic aims for 1GW global PV module production

Panasonic Corporation is adding new capacity to two of its existing HIT PV module production lines in Japan under a US$79.3 million capital investment. It aims to increase global capacity to over one GW by 2016.


InnoSun, Delta Electronics partner on major PV project in Namibia

InnoSun's 4.5 MW Omburu PV park in Namibia

The French PV developer is using TSMC CIGS thin-film modules and Delta string inverters for the project, one of the first largest PV projects in the African country. Delta and InnSun plan to continue their collaboration on more...


Sungevity appoints new chief global officer as it expands in Europe

Sungevity Chief Global Officer Jan Slaghekke

The solar platform company is looking to expand its worldwide presence as part of a bolstered global strategy led by the newly appointed executive.


Tesla Powerwall battery coming to Germany in Q4

Tesla Powerwall battery storage system

The announcement of a new and low-priced home battery from U.S. manufacturer Tesla is has generated quite a buzz in Germany, although many questions have remained unanswered -- until now. pv magazine speaks to Tesla about its...


DTE Energy partners with Ford Motor, Domino's Farms to boost solar in Michigan

Ford Motor Company solar canopy car port artist rendering

The latest PV projects solidifies the Detroit-based energy company's position as the state's largest investor in solar.


SolarWorld narrows loss, increases sales in first quarter

SolarWorld installation

The U.S. remains a prime market for the German company, which increased shipments in the country by 170% to 116 MW. The U.S. now accounts for 57% of SolarWorld's module and kit shipments.


Azure Power commissions 100 MW plant in India

Azure Power project in Rajasthan

The installation is the largest capacity project under the country's Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission. Azure is now the single largest owner and operator of projects under the National Solar Mission with a cumulative...


IHS: Chinese inverter prices declining as competition heats up

Sungrow inverters in California

Inverter prices are falling in China amidst greater consolidation. Domestic manufacturers are also expanding oversees despite the continuing boom in the country.


The pv magazine weekly news digest

Ukraine 31.55 MW PV plant

This week Russia unveiled plans to sell troubled PV projects in Crimea, China National Chemical Corp. finalized its acquisition of REC Solar and utility giant E.ON announced its partnership with Sungevity in Germany.


UK's renewable generation up by 20%, says REA

Solar farm, England.

Report by Renewable Energy Association and PwC finds installed clean energy capacity increased by nearly a quarter in past year, with jobs in sector up 9%.


Hareon seals 930 MW solar deal with United PV Group

China Chengdu.

The Chinese solar company has signed an investment framework agreement with the group for 930 MW of solar PV.


Elkem finalizes REC Solar purchase

REC Solar Singapore.

The Chinese-owned, Norway-based Elkem AS has completed the acquisition of REC Solar, the largest suppliers of solar panels in Europe.


Con Edison acquires 140 MW of Californian solar projects

Fresno, California.

Subsidiary of Consolidated Edison snaps up six shovel-ready PV projects from SolarReserve LLC and GCL Solar Energy, PPAs agreed with SCE and PG&E.


Solar-Fabrik granted self-administration insolvency right

Solar-Fabrik HQ.

Rejected by a court in Freiburg at the beginning of the month, beleaguered German PV manufacturer has now been permitted chance at self-administration insolvency.


Vivint Solar rides high on Q1 performance

Vivint Solar HQ.

The U.S. residential installer posted positive results across the board, including a 172% year-on-year revenue increase and a 131% rise in MW installed.


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