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The pv magazine weekly news digest: Oct 18-25

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With poly and solar energy price falls set to continue, it's good news all round this week... apart from in Austin, Texas... and unless you are Tony Abbott... or an LDK shareholder...


VDE, Fraunhofer ISE award First Solar first quality tested certification

VDE testing

The testing and certification institute says the new certification marks a new age of risk reduction, quality and safety for solar plant assets while reducing the risk for PV power plant investors.


MegaCell boards smart urbanization joint venture

MegaCell Engineering CEO Franco Traverso

Urbeco, a new European alliance, aims to carry out smart and eco-friendly urbanization in developing countries. Belgium's Groupmec and Switzerland's Ovóla have joined MegaCell Engineering in the venture.


Altus Power raises $200 million for solar project investment

Mystic Seaport, Connecticut

Altus Power America partnered with four Franklin Square sponsored funds and GSO Capital Partners on its latest solar investment venture. The company is looking to fund commercial and industrial distributed generation projects.


LDK Solar subsidiaries file for bankruptcy protection in US court

Delaware County Court

The beleaguered Chinese PV giant's U.S. subsidiaries, LDK Solar Systems, LDK Solar USA and LDK Solar Tech USA, have filed for bankruptcy protection in Delaware.


Sunpreme unveils 500 W bifacial double glass module with 22.2% efficiency

A 150 kW Sunpreme rooftop installation at a hospital in India.

Fraunhofer ISE and the company's Global Advisory Board member Eicke Weber says the record module efficiency has moved Sunpreme "to the top of the class."


SDC Energreen Aljaval to build 30 MW-AC project in Mexico

Chihuahua, Mexico

The company's latest solar installation in Chihuahua has won approval from the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources and is to be constructed by the end of 2015.


Yingli surpasses 2 GW of PV panel deliveries in Americas

Yingli Solar PV module production

More than 80,000 homes and 5,000 business and institutions in both continents have installed PV systems using Yingli solar panels, according to the company. Since 2013, Yingli has deployed more than 150 MW of panels in Latin...


Alta Devices, Airware partner on PV application for drones

Alta Device UAV model

The cooperation will lead to greater flight endurance for UAVs -- critical for precision agriculture, search and rescue, land surveying and other commercial applications, according to the company.


OPDE surpasses 56.6 MW of solar in UK

OPDE solar PV plant, UK

The Spanish company has a current development pipeline in the U.K. of more than 200 MW and is on track to meet its target of connecting 100 MW of PV capacity in the country by 2015.


Solar energy prices to drop by up to 12% in 2014

Rooftop solar installation, Denver, Colorado

Solar energy prices saw double-digit declines last year of between 12 and 19%. The trend is expected to continue in 2014 with further PV price drops of between 3 and 12%, according to NREL.


SMA joins research study on balancing power with PV

Grid power lines in Denver, Colorado

Backed by the German government, the PV-Regel project aims to study how PV can balance power, particularly on an international level, and to develop requirement profiles for PV to balance power in the future.


Kyocera teams up with Healthy Planet Partners fund

Kyocera Solar's 110.88 kW roof-mount system for Tomar Electronics in Gilbert, Arizona.

The companies are providing developer and EPC partners with an end-to-end solution, from assistance with origination, technical and financial feasibility analysis to construction and long-term financing.


UK farmers with PV to lose subsidies under new guidelines

Sheep among solar panels, England.

Environment secretary Liz Truss to deny farmers with solar panels installed on their land the right to farm subsidies under the EU's Common Agricultural Policy.


TuNur seeking to provide UK with North African solar power

Desertec: Tunisia satellite photo

While the grand Desertec plan may be dead, the dream of delivering solar power from North Africa to Europe appears alive and well, at least for TuNur, which is looking for investment to export energy to the U.K.


SPI Solar unit signs 100 MW of EPC deals in China

Saihanba National Park, Hebei, China

Xinyu Xinwei New Energy will handle EPC services for 100 MW of solar PV projects in China's Hebei province.


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