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Giga Solar to build PV plant in Japan

Tsuyama, Okayama, Japan

The Taiwanese PV conductive paste maker is planning to add a PV plant to its growing portfolio of solar installations in Japan.


Solar's big guns take aim at WEEE non-compliance culture

Recycling a solar module.

Compliance and waste management scheme PV Cycle, together with representatives of Trina Solar, SunPower, Solar Frontier, JinkoSolar, aleo solar and Conergy denounce solar "free-riders" that neglect their waste management...


SunEdison to produce PV modules in Brazil

Brasilia, Brazil

The U.S. company is expected to begin producing panels in the South American country next year for use in planned solar installations.


Panasonic to roll out home battery to Europe, starting with Germany

Gigafactory mockup.

Japanese electronics corporation to begin selling home batteries across Europe, putting company in direct competition with Tesla, for whom it makes lithium-ion electric vehicle batteries.


Japan: Solar reaches 10% of peak summer power

Kagoshima City, Japan

Sunny skies and favorable conditions throughout the summer has boosted the total share of solar in the country's overall energy mix.


Brazil's largest PV module factory inaugurated

The 180 MW factory is located in the state of São Paulo, as the largest PV factory inaugurated in the nation to date.


Analysis: Growing domestic demand convincing solar companies to invest in India

India's domestic market is now robust and reliable enough to support large-scale investment by leading solar firms.

GTM Research senior solar analyst Mohit Anand says that international suppliers such as JA Solar and Trina are gaining confidence in India's home solar market.


Hanwha Q Cells adds 45.2 MW to its UK solar footprint

Fenland solar farm, England.

South Korean solar firm secures two large-scale solar farms in the U.K.; agrees 15-year power purchase agreement with EDF Energy.


E.ON grows PV power plant development business

An E.ON solar power plant in Germany.

Germany’s E.ON has announced that it is continuing to expand its U.S. and German PV power plant business. E.ON will develop a 20 MW project in Kern Country, California, after having completed a 2.1 MW plant near Neubrandenburg,...


Aqualis to acquire 49.9% stake in Adler Solar

Adler Solar customs warehouse.

Engineering consultancy group signs MoU to purchase large stake in German solar service provider for sum of around $3.4 million; has option for further 10% stake at future date.


United PV posts H1 revenue increase of 125%, profit decrease of 26%

Hong Kong skyscape.

Chinese solar firm reports revenue for first six months of the year of $44 million, but profits decrease 26% to $40 million compared to the same period in 2014.


Enel Green Power unveils $600m Brazil solar plan

Enel Green Power's Chile installation.

Italian developer will invest $600 million in development of 553 MW of new solar PV capacity awarded under Brazil's latest solar tender.


Solar ready to thrive without subsidy, says US Energy Secretary

U.S. Energy Secretary Ernie Moniz.

Ernest Moniz says the Obama administration backs Democrats' calls for an extension of the Federal ITC, but stresses the solar industry will grow even without further subsidy.


Fossil fuels' cost advantage over solar narrowing, says IEA

Coal and solar.

New report published jointly by International Energy Agency (IEA) and Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) reveals strides made by renewable energy sector in producing electricity at costs close to fossil fuel-based power stations.


Germany sees 132 MW solar installed in July

Larger rooftop systems and ground-mounted plants must sell their energy on the spot market

New solar PV systems totaling 159.78 MW have been registered in Germany for July by the Federal Network Agency. Actual installations were lower, however, at 132 MW. Solar subsidies will decrease a further 0.25%, as of today.


Japan's solar shipments fall 13% in Q1, reports JPEA

Tokyo.

The Japan Photovoltaic Energy Association (JPEA) has reported that shipments of solar panels in Japan fell 13% in the first quarter of the year; first year-on-year decline since Q3 2012.


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