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IBC Solar signs 22.5 MW EPC contract in India

Module cleaning.

Deal in the state of Rajasthan is the German firm's sixth such contract in the country, and will propel its Indian portfolio to beyond 50 MW of solar PV operations.


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The PV Expo Japan 2016

Major solar confabs took place this week in Tokyo and Brussels while German carmaker Daimler unveiled plans for an ambitious new battery fab and SolarEdge appears set to knock SMA off the top residential inverter supplier spot.


Hanergy: In search of new investors

Hanergy Thin Film Chairman Li Hejun

Hanergy Thin Film has been searching for a strategic investor for the past six months to no avail. It has reportedly now turned to China International Capital Corp, one of China's oldest investment banks, for help.


Philippines: 185 MW of solar farms opened in one day

To date, 377 MW of solar PV have been installed in the Philippines

A 135 MW solar park in Cadiz, which is believed to be the largest in Southeast Asia, was officially unveiled on Thursday. The same day, Conergy inaugurated a 50 MW solar farm in Tarlac.


PV Expo Japan ends: Trends and conversations from the show

Japan has always loved to innovate and embrace the high tech, and solar is set to experience the country's love for quality and new ideas.

The key topics, themes and comment from the past three days of intense solar industry discussions in one of its most dynamic markets -- Japan.


US government to accelerate solar development on public lands

Yuma County, Arizona

The Bureau of Land Management's newly released guidelines seek to protect natural, cultural and human resources that could be impacted by potential solar development and aim to provide certainty to potential project developers.


PV Expo Japan: Interview with Solar Frontier CEO, Atsuhiko Hirano

Japan combined tradition with modernity and innovation during the PV Expo show in Tokyo.

On day two of the PV Expo Japan, pv magazine caught up with the CEO of Solar Frontier, Atsuhiko Hirano, to discuss the changes and opportunities in Japan's solar market.


Mexico remains the leading distributed solar market in Latin America

In the last year, Mexico added more than 50 MW through its net metering policy, and cumulative installations have reached 114 MW. CRE estimates that in 2020 there will be more than 1.1 GW under this program, most of which will be...


99 million households may be powered off-grid by 2020

Rooftop solar panels

BNEF has put out a new report which demonstrates impressive growth in the past five years and forecasts a $3.1 billion market opportunity for the off-grid solar industry by 2020.


Denmark to open tender for German PV installations

Denmark - 61 MW PV plant

The Danish Energy Agency is expected to reserve up to 2.4 MW of its 20 MW tender for German installations. In return Germany is planning to open its tenders for the neighboring country.


Trina posts 29% boost in 2015 net profit

Trina Solar chief exec Jifan Gao

The leading PV manufacturer achieved record results on both a sequential and year-over-year basis last year. In the fourth quarter the comapny's module shipments hit an all-time high of 1.78 GW.


Risen Energy: 2015 net income soars

Risen Energy installation in Hubei, China

Chinese PV group Risen Energy saw net income skyrocket 382% to CNY 320 million ($48.9 million) last year while sales rose 78% to CNY 5.26 billion.


Australia aims to unlock battery storage revolution

Australian rooftop installation

The Clean Energy Council calls for new energy tariffs that would allow Australian householders to realize the economic benefits of installing a battery storage.


Welspun Renewables expands solar capacity in Punjab

India: GE-Welspun 151 MW project

The leading Indian renewable energy company is on target to commission 1 GW of solar and wind power projects by the end of the current financial year.


SolarPower Europe: 2015 was a very good year for solar

Brussels, Belgium

The 11th Solar Market Workshop got off to a positive start on Wednesday with an upbeat assessment of solar power development in Europe last year.


PV EXPO Japan 2016 day one: 8 GW market lies ahead

80,000 visitors are expected at the Smart Energy Week, with PV Expo the undisputed darling of the crowds.

Consensus among many exhibitors is for 8 GW market in 2016, but contraction will be gentler than many had initially feared.


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