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Imergy signs flow battery deal with Hawaii's Energy Research Systems

Hawaii State Dept. of Education PV installation

The combination of solar power systems and Imergy's vanadium flow batteries are a cost effective solution for areas with high electricity prices or limited grid capabilities, says Herve Mazzocco, Imergy's director of Business...


Hanwha SolarOne completes 60 MW module delivery to UK

Hanwha SolarOne module factory.

The solar module company has supplied its HSL 60 PV modules to vogt solar ltd. for installation on four solar farms with a total combined capacity of 60 MW.


Solar power primed to meet US energy needs, says SEIA

CEO and president of SEIA, Rhone Resch.

New report from the Solar Energy Industries Association argues solar power is already in a position to be a real game changer in the U.S. energy mix.


First Solar offloads 250 MW Nevada PV project to NextEra Energy

First Solar installation.

The U.S. solar company has sold its Silver State South solar plant to NextEra as planned, and will remain as EPC service provider.


Yingli mulls bid for 100 MW solar plant in Dubai

The Dubai skyline at sunset.

Chinese solar giants reveal their ambitions to be part of the UAE’s solar renaissance, says regional MD.


Xcel Energy and SunPower plan 50 MW Colorado PV plant

San Luis Valley, Colorado - site of the proposed 50 MW solar PV plant from SunPower and Xcel Energy.

The solar park will be located at a 320-acre site in San Luis Valley, with construction to commence in early 2015.


JinkoSolar reports 73% year-on-year Q1 revenue boost

JinkoSolar installation, China.

The Chinese company’s financial report for the first quarter shows strong revenue increase on last year but an 8% decrease compared to Q4 2013.


Canadian Solar and GCL-Poly announce joint venture in China

GCL-Poly facility in China.

The two solar companies are to jointly build a manufacturing facility for the production of crystalline solar cells in Jiangsu Province.


IBC Solar breaks Japanese ground with 2.3 MW solar project

Sakura, Japan.

The German PV system specialist is working with local partners to fully develop the plant, scheduled for completion in mid-July.


US scientists study consumer interest in PV

Sandia National Laboratories in New Mexico

Researchers at the Sandia National Laboratories say the project will help increase the United States' share of solar energy in the electricity market from its current share of less than .05% to at least 14% by 2030.


New solar-powered drone launched by Sunlight Photonics

The SUNLINK-5 UAV is the first commercially available solar-powered drone to hit the market.

The SUNLINK-5 is a small UAV (unmanned airborne vehicle) that has been designed for low to medium altitudes and day-long missions thanks to its solar-powered capability.


Shunfeng to raise $774 million through share offering

Suntech module factory, China.

The Chinese solar cell manufacturer hopes to raise funds in order to construct more solar power stations.


Masdar PV to shut down production in Germany

Masdar PV production fab

The Abu Dhabi owner of thin-film manufacturer Masdar PV has announced the closure of its production plant in Germany. The Thuringian Development Bank is reviewing a possible refund of subsidy funding.


LDK Solar receives $321 million state-backed loan

LDK Solar HQ, China.

Financial support for the Chinese solar manufacturer has been led by the China Development Bank Corp. in a move that highlights the government's intention to support the solar sector.


Sunlabob, Relitec announce Myanmar agreement

Laos-based Sunlabob, which provided PV training on the Pacific Island of Kiribati, has announced an agreement to develop the solar market in Myanmar.

Laos based Sunlabob will work with Myanmar's Relitec to develop the country's solar market. Less than 30% of Myanmar's 60-million population are thought to have access to electricity.


Turkey secures $350 million renewable energy loan

IBC Solar plant in Konya, Turkey

While the Turkish government is on track to build its first nuclear power plant and a massive new coal-fired facility, the World Bank sees great "renewable potential" in the country.


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