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Singulus Technologies finalizes EUR110 million deal for CIGS module production machines

Singulus Technologies Gebaeude, Germany.

After announcing the signing of precontracts with a subsidiary of China National Building Materials for the delivery of CIGS module production machines, the German company confirms that the legally-binding contracts have now been...


GOLDBECK Solar installs a further 49.6 MWp of PV to the U.K. grid

Sandridge Solar Park in Melksham, England

GOLDBECK Solar completed the Sandridge Solar Park in Melksham, England, making it the largest PV project even constructed by the company.


Soltec ships 150 MW of trackers to the United States

The company won’t say where its first U.S. tracker shipment is headed, but all indications are that it is Enel’s 150 MW project in Minnesota.


Despite sequential drops Trina posts solid first quarter results

Trina Solar CEO, Jifan Gao.

The world's largest PV manufacturer Trina Solar saw drops in revenue and profits in Q1 compared with the final quarter of 2015, but the Chinese company put this down to "seasonality" and maintains that it was a good start to the...


CTF Solar to supply equipment for CTIEC’S first CdTe module factory

CTF Solar and CTIEC supplier contract signing.

The two parties signed equipment procurement contracts for the 100 MW factory, which will produce cadmium telluride thin-film modules, during the SNEC tradeshow that is currently taking place in Shanghai.


Stellar Homes Group to include solar panels in new Florida homes

Lake Mary, Florida. Image Naufragio.

The homebuilding company will introduce the PV solar systems as a standard feature in all of its new homes, making it the first company in South Florida to do so.


Foxconn commits to sustaining Sharp’s solar business

In a letter to staff, Foxconn’s leadership has pledged to both utilize existing resources and make further investments in Sharp’s solar business.


SNEC shows China's PV strength, with help from Solar Superheroes

The Solar Superheroes have been causing a storm as they prowl the halls of the SNEC exhibition.

Day one of the SNEC exhibition in Shanghai, China, was its usual bustling self, full to bursting with all of the region's leading solar players. And this year, the Solar Superheroes team made their long-awaited appearance.


JinkoSolar to supply 122 MW of modules for Chilean solar project

Pattern Energy’s El Conejo solar project is part of the more than 2 GW under construction in the nation.


REC calls for more solar to close COP21 gap

Nasa satellite photo of the U.S.

A new study by solar PV group REC indicates that while solar energy can make a significant contribution to limiting the global temperature rise, the required capacity ramp-up could be up to nine times higher in 2025 than...


BMW rolls out new solar carports in South Africa

BMW's solar carport in South Africa

The solar carport rollout is part of the German automaker's global efforts to expand home and publicly accessible charging infrastructure for electric vehicles.


SolarCity: Rooftop solar generates net benefit for all Nevada utility customers

SolarCity solar rooftop installation

Rooftop solar generation can provide up to $14 million in annual benefits for the residents of the U.S. state of Nevada, according to a new study by SolarCity and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).


Meteocontrol, Phoenix Solar partner in Jordan, Turkey

Amman, Jordan

Among the projects Phoenix Solar is developing in the MENAT region is an 11 MW solar PV plant in Jordan, expected to be the largest private plant of its kind in the country, for the Marriott and Sheraton hotel chains in the...


Renewable energy jobs: 8.1 million and rising

California LADWP solar PV installers

Solar PV is the largest renewable energy employer with 2.8 million jobs worldwide, an 11% increase from the last count, according to a new IRENA report. Employment grew in Japan and the U.S., stabilized in China and decreased in...


JinkoSolar becomes first Chinese manufacturer to receive Q+ certification

TÜV Rheinland certification testing

The TÜV Rheinland's new upgraded test certification is recommended by the California Energy Commission and may become a requirement in the state. Q+ certification uses more stringent criteria than IEC 61215, the current industry...


Samsung SDI to begin producing PV paste in China after unveiling new 8800 Series

Samsung SDI at SNEC 2016. Photo Samsung SDI

The South Korean company is due to start operations at its Wuxi Plant in June to have a production base in China, where the PV industry is thriving.


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