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Centrotherm appoints new CEO

Centrotherm production.

Board of the German solar equipment manufacturer appoints Jan von Schuckmann as company CEO. Change of management elsewhere sees Gunter Fauth appointed as COO, with Peter Augustin making way.


Renewables come in at $33.47/MWh in Mexico's second auction

Solar installation in Mexico.

Preliminary results show that nearly five terawatt-hours, more than half of the volume, was awarded to solar projects. The median price for the combination of electricity and CEL in the auction is around US$ 33.47 per...


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Dubai's desert.

Is the new record-low price for PV reported this week in Abu Dhabi a killer-watt for solar? Prices plunge in India too, while Tesla's acquisition of SolarCity stirs up a lawsuit or four.


ASEAN member states must accelerate clean energy efforts, IRENA urges

Malaysian solar installation.

International Renewable Energy Agency to outline steps that members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations can take to hit target of 23% renewable penetration in region by 2025.


Enphase Energy to trim workforce by 11%, embarks on $20m cost-cutting drive

Enphase installation.

U.S. microinverter specialist announces restructuring and cost savings initiative that will see the firm reduce its global workforce by around 11% and cut annual operating expenses by $20 million.


United PV to pay $39m for six UK solar farms, secures 40 MW from Shunfeng

United PV solar installation.

The Chinese firm will spend GBP 30 million to acquire the solar farms, which have a combined capacity of 82.4 MW. Agreement struck to buy 40 MW Chinese plant from Shunfeng.


Musk to unveil Tesla/SolarCity solar roof next month

Elon Musk.

Tech entrepreneur tweets brisk details of joint Tesla-SolarCity launch next month of integrated solar rooftop, Powerwall 2.0 battery and Tesla charger.


Avancis partners with Sunpartner for BIPV market

Avancis PowerMax Skala PV modules on a construction in planning in Poland. Image by Avancis.

German PV module manufacturer Avancis has signed a strategic partnership with French solar tech company Sunpartner Technologies to incorporate its CIGS thin-film PV cells into Sunpartner’s energy generating glass.


EU ProSun blames European solar job losses on Chinese companies

EU ProSun President Milan Nitzschke. Image from SolarWorld.

The SolarWorld-backed organization put out a strongly worded statement that accuses Chinese companies of "circumventing" EU anti-dumping measures with the new wave of solar module overproduction, resulting in European job losses,...


UK: STA urges government to move quickly on creation of pro-storage policies

Storage installation in the U.K.

The switch to a smarter power network in the U.K. is contingent on supportive government policies that nurture the nation's storage industries, says the Solar Trade Association.


British firm Lightsource big winner in 450 MW Indian solar tender

River in Maharashtra.

Solar auction in the state of Maharashtra for 450 MW of capacity held under viability gap funding scheme sees British developer Lightsource among the big winners.


3 GW solar potential in Ireland's brownfield sites

Ireland solar site. Image copyright Mortensen Construction.

A report from U.K.-based renewable energy advisor Dulas has highlighted the 'hidden potential' of solar in Ireland, by analyzing the country’s brownfield sites, outlining the clear incentives, but also the challenges of setting...


Adani brings online 648 MW solar plant in India

Vellore Fort in Tamil Nadu.

The installation in the southern state of Tamil Nadu is, according to Adani Enterprises chairman Gautam Adani, the world's single largest solar array at a single site.


Solar can power African home for $56 per year, says IRENA

Solar panel in Africa.

Falling solar costs in Africa can drive solar boom on the continent as prices fall to $1.30 per watt for large-scale PV, and $1.90 per watt for mini-grids, finds new IRENA report.


Interview: The story of Phelan Energy Group's Abu Dhabi solar bid

Massimiliano Vernaleone was the lead on the Phelan Tenaga Consortium that submitted one of the leading bids in the latest Abu Dhabi solar tender.

Following three world record low solar bids received for the Sweihan solar project in Abu Dhabi, pv magazine caught up with Massi Vernaleone, leader of the Phelan Tenaga Consortium, to find out more about the record-breaking...


Heliatek raises EUR 80m for OPV expansion

Heliafilm.

The German developer of organic PV materials has raised a sizable amount of funding to finance its manufacturing expansion and worldwide market development.


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